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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.,..



My favorite perennial flower is the Hellebore, or Lenten Rose, a late winter bloomer that is a member of the Buttercup family. This morning I started cleaning up one of the 3 planting beds in my back and front yards that become more crowded with Hellebores every year. Not that I mind them spreadi...
DELAWARE EVENTSOn Monday, March 2 at noon, hear about a "Bridge Between Two Eras" at Delaware's Auburn Valley State Park. Come enjoy the changing spring weather on this one hour journey through Yorklyn history. Participants will get to learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley's ...
You know I am a history junkie when I get charged up over  the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Delaware, the September 3, 1777 Battle of Cooch's Bridge.  Remarkably, the home (photo)  that served as headqarters for Colonial General Wm. Maxwell, then British General Cornwallis was in the C...
In my last blog entry I told you about the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Today, we will see that I wandered across the street to take a look at the grounds of its neighbor, the Mercer Museum, a  six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930...
Yesterday, I traveled about an hour north of Wilmington Delaware to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Begun in 1884 as the Bucks County Prison, it was transformed 100 years later into an art gallery.  Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton had designed a 3-story warden'...
On view now to March 22, the annual Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA  is now doing its annual thing, brightening up the space vacated by the recent Christmas display. (Full disclosure, after many years of doing the holiday thing, I stayed away this last December).  As...

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