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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.,..



  Trilium or Trillium Grandiflorum (left) and Bloodroot  or Sanguinaria Canadensis, are both Spring Ephemerals native to the Eastern United States. Both the pictures above were taken last weekend at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Spring ephemerals are woodland wildflowers which appear in the earl...
April 21 saw a burst of Earth Day activity in Rodney Square in Downtown Wilmington, Delaware. In honor of the occasion, a new button of the IN series was one of the take-homes for all who attended. I saw some familiar faces hosting displays, including the Delaware Center for Horticulture, and  o...
  A walk around the gardens at Winterthur Museum on Sunday found all kinds of flowers in bloom, from the magnolias and the hillside of bloodroot above, to the lawn strewn with cherry blossom petals and the flowering quince below.    Every year when I stroll around the grounds, I say to myself how...
  The City of Wilmington will hold an Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 21 at Rodney Square in Downtown Wilmington from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year's event is co-sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation and supported by the Partnershi...
   The Delaware Center for Horticulture sponsored a trip this past week to Susquehanna State Park for a wildflower hike, led by veteran hiker Brenda Tunis. We walked about 4 miles along the Susquehanna River near the Conowingo Dam, about an hour from Wilmington, Delaware. What did we see? Well, t...
     Starting out as a 1 story hotel, The Indian Queen, in 1789, Wilmington's Queen Theater grew to 3 stories in 1847, then  became the 5 story Clayton House hotel in 1871. In 1916 it was transformed into a movie theater with seating for 2000. For years, I remember passing by the back of this vac...
It must be something in the air, but the phones have started to ring and there seems to be a buzz about wanting to buy a house. As I answer the phone and find both new buyers and sellers who seem anxious to get something moving, it almost seems like a hint of the old days. Or maybe it's just the ...
       It's Spring at the Ruston House and Mill, a historic 1790 property for sale in rural West Grove, Pennsylvania. This house and mill are situated on a 4 acre lot, bordering on the south of the mill the Big Elk Creek. Once known as The Buttonwoods, this home and mill were the center of a comm...
    Last night was opening night for a new exhibit at the Delaware Historical Society, "Steppin' Out Under The Stars,"  Inspired by the opening today of the World Cafe Live at the Queen, next door to the DHS, the exhibit gathered bits and pieces of the glittery high life that once existed in the ...

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