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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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PENNSYLVANIA EVENTS The Federal Presence in Philadelphia. The Athenaeum will host an exhibition of sketches, watercolors, prints, architectural drawings and photographs that document two hundred years of Philadelphia buildings that were commissioned by the Federal Government as well as those that...
01/31/2019
It had been a place I had always wondered about, and here was my chance last week to gain entry to the historic Library Company of Philadelphia at 13th and Locust. Imagine yourself in 1731 Philadelphia, with few books available to the public. Then along comes Ben Franklin and his friends who were...
01/28/2019
The great snowstorm is supposed to be heading our way, so I headed to that place with all the needed supplies. If you are thinking grocery store, you are wrong. I usually have a plentiful supply of food in the house, with all the leftovers I freeze, and my extra stash of canned goods.  THE LIBRAR...
01/12/2019
 The other night was the last candlelight tour for the year of the Historic Houses of Odessa, Delaware and my friends and I took the opportunity to first have dinner at Cantwell's Tavern and then tour the 3 houses decorated for the season. First came the c. 1769 Wilson-Warner house, which had Chr...
12/28/2018
 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...
12/18/2018
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...
12/13/2018
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...
12/06/2018
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...
12/03/2018
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...
12/02/2018
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...
11/29/2018
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