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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.,..
 Yes, this morning we went up 458 feet to the viewing deck under the statue of William Penn at the top of Philadelphia City Hall, the largest municipal building in this country. The most stomach curdling part was the ride up in the elevator from the 7th floor. The door is glass, so you can see yo...
It all started when I was doing some yard cleanup today and noticed that my holly tree was full of berries, for the first time in ages. I always thought the birds got there before I did, which is probably part of the reason. Another thing is that although it's been cold, it hasn't been sub-freezi...
For all you creative types out there, we are not talking your average Hallmark pretty gingerbread house, but one made by actual architects and architecture students that recreate famous Pennsylvania buildings such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (yes, the blue is falling water). Here is John...
Yuletide at Winterthur Museum north of Wilmington, Delaware, opened last week. It is a guided tour and you are grouped with about 10 people (the max for the tiny old elevator). Before entering the exhibit, there is a dollhouse and Christmas tree with needlepoint ornaments, all designed by Nancy M...
Yesterday I visited Woodburn, the Delaware Governor's residence in the State Capital, Dover. This home, built c. 1798 by Charles Hillyard III, is one of the finest Middle Period Georgian houses in Delaware.   Decorated for the holidays by a "friends of" group, a guide explained the history of the...
DELAWARE EVENTSBe up bright and early on Saturday, December 1 and see if you can visit any or all of the events listed, starting at 9 a.m. in Dover for:1. The Biggs Kids:Happy Holidays at the Biggs Museum, 406 Federal St. There will be a holiday shop, crafts, performances from a children's choirs...
Last week I attended a talk and the movie "The Philadelphia Story,"  at Winterthur Museum and Garden. If you have seen movies The Philadelphia Story and/or High Society, you have a vague idea of the story. Hope Montgomery Scott (Tracy Lord in the Katherine Hepburn version) is preparing to marry f...
 If you were thinking of visiting Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to see the Chrysanthemum Festival before the Christmas display begins, you have until November 18, 2018.  I visited a couple of days ago just to check it out, and sure enough, those thousand bloom mums were feature...
NOVEMBER EVENTS Friday, November 2 from 5-7 p.m. is the Art Loop in Wilmington,  including 20+ galleries in Downtown Wilmington, New Castle, Arden, Bellefonte, and Greenville. Always fun, lots of original art, plus snacks and drinks are offered at most places, and you meet the most interesting pe...
On a walk this week around Winterthur gardens, I decided to take "the path less traveled" to areas beyond the meadows I usually skirt. After passing the Neoclassical Folly, which stood out in the late afternoon sun in a field which looked much more interesting and green than it had in April, I fo...

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