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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.,..
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Delaware EventsDemystifying Historic Preservation in Delaware: The facts, myths, and economic benefits of historic preservation will be presented Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Barrett Room on B-Floor of the Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St Dover, DE 19904.  This  IPA trai...
09/30/2018
While visiting historic Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania the other day, I got to wondering what influenced Pierre S. duPont when he built his fountain display. It turns out, one of the events practically in his back yard was a big influence.While he always preferred to live amid t...
09/24/2018
A waterfront site on the Delaware River is now a State Park, thanks to the efforts of S. Marston Fox, who lived just up the road from the River and felt it needed to be more than just a toxic dump. Thanks to Fox and his neighbors, we can now enjoy Fox Point State Park.Not only that, but the Craft...
09/19/2018
Sometimes I just get determined to do something that does not seem like a really good idea.  This happened the other evening when a friend and I decided that that forecast of rain was really just a chance of rain and headed out to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.We had tickets for the 9:15 fou...
09/02/2018
 National News: More than 1,300 museums will say thanks by opening up their doors for free as a part of Museum Day Live on September 23. It's an annual event to celebrate museums and museum-goers across the country, organized by Smithsonian Magazine. There are museums across the country taking pa...
09/01/2018
Settlement of Saint Georges Delaware began in the late seventeenth century when a bridge over Georges Creek was erected. This bridge became a link on what was an important north-south road between New Castle and Lewes beginning in the colonial period. In 1762, this route officially became part of...
08/27/2018
If you are looking for peace and quiet in an historic village, this historic home could be for you. A lovely 1850 cottage in North St. George's  Delaware overlooking the C & D Canal and the Michael N. Castle C & D Canal Trail is now available. Enjoy the leisurely life on the front porch swing or ...
08/21/2018
Just as the squirrels are starting to hide acorns and dig holes all over my garden, I can feel it in the air--Fall is coming!People are returning home from vacations at the shore and near and far, and they all seem to be thinking, "Hmm, I wonder what I could get for my house?" So like the scurryi...
08/16/2018
Agricultural Antiques & Modern Machines were the subject of the Town Tours and Villaage Walks last week in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. This was quite a switch from my usual forays into the countryside to look at historic buildings. The men and women of the Upper Oxford and Londonderry Historical ...
08/11/2018
A recent visit to the 1765 Wiley/Cloud Plank House in Kennett Township, Chester County Pennsylvania was a real privilege for the members of the Township Historical Commission as guests of the current owner. This National Register home is one of the largest examples of a plank house in Southeaster...
08/09/2018