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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..
DELAWARE EVENTSOld New Castle  will host the Privateer  tall ship Lynx Oct. 2-8. You can wrap into this event with a visit to the River Towns Ride and Festival on Oct. 5 from noon- 5 PM on Delaware Street in New Castle. The bike ride from New Castle to Delaware City starts at 11 AM and a free shu...
THE LATEST NEWS FROM BRANDYWINE HUNDRED It's a sunny morning, so why not use my apple coupon to go to Marini's Market on Veale Rd. in Brandywine Hundred (Colonial name) or North Wilmington (modern name).Not only did I find my Gala apples, but the Marini family seems to have gone all out or somebo...
Yesterday was the 242nd anniversary of the day the British and their Hessian mercenaries marched through Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on their way to meet General Washington's army ending up the next day on a farmer's field in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Last night, September 10, residents of the ...
DELAWARE NEWSThe biggest news I have for Delaware historic home lovers is that Stonum, the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is now on the market. We already have had some public attention from the local newspaper, and two TV stations. We have also been fortu...
How was George Read, Delaware Signer of the Declaration of Independence, able to spend so much time away from his family?  Firstly, he was the son of John and Mary (Howell) Read. George's father John was born in Dubin, Ireland, the son of an Englishman of large fortune. He owned a property in Cec...
Although Stonum,  the home on the Delaware River and begun in 1730 became the "Country Home" of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, it's location on the waterfront had its highs and lows. The National Register information on Stonum says of this property bordered on the River b...
Visitors to the historic town of Old New Castle in Delaware admire the many historic homes in this deed protected area. They visit the shops with artwork, gifts, antique books and tidy small restaurants. But very few visitors know about Stonum,  a home just a  one mile walk away which was the mid...
According to letters in the Read family archives, George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was known to dine with George Washington in Philadelphia. And, according to records of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Read's home on The S...
DELAWARE EVENTS First Saturday in the First State free programs are offered Saturday, August 3. Sites are open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House and the Kent County Courthouse. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Join the Biggs Museum of American Art for their "Biggs Kids: Science in Action" prog...
After many years of neglect, the Forwood School has met a sad fate, the bulldozer. The land had been donated by Forwood ancestors for a school in 1799. It was believed to be the oldest extant building in the original 13 states that had been used for a school. This strikes me as such a sad sign th...

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