Upcoming Events at CFHS & Advance Ticket Sales!
Co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary. The Great Pumpkin Carve is a treasured Chadds Ford tradition that began in the early 1970's when Jimmy Lynch convinced the renowned artists Andrew and Jamie Wyeth to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (now the Brandywine Prime Restaurant in Chadds Ford).
This open air festival features more than 60 local artists who carve huge pumpkins. Pumpkins will be lit and displayed at the end of the carving on Thursday night and then again on Friday and Saturday. All three nights, guests will enjoy live music, a haunted trail, raffle prizes, festival food, hayrides and fun activities,
Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for children 7 to 17; free for children 6 and under. CFHS members are free with membership card.
"I Paint My Life"
A special evening with Victoria Browning Wyeth
November 21, 2015
6:00 to 7:30 pm: VIP Party
7:30 to 8:30 pm: Lecture Only
975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA
Victoria Browning Wyeth will give an intimate look into her grandfather Andrew Wyeth's paintings. The lecture will focus on works from his entire career. Special attention will be given to artistic technique models and the context surrounding the paintings. Ms. Wyeth will share family photos and special memories of her time spent with her grandfather. She will unveil a slide of a never before seen early painting by Andrew Wyeth. This image will appear during the lecture.
During the VIP Party, guests will have the opportunity to meet Victoria Browning Wyeth one-on-one and to partake in a reception filled with local autumn favorites.
VIP PartyTicket: $50 per person.
Price includes lecture. Enjoy a private preview reception with Victoria Wyeth from 6:00-7:30pm. Autumn themed refreshments reminicent of Wyeth's iconic art will be served.
Lecture Only: $30 per person
Purchase advance tickets online or in person at the Society's headquarters located at 1736 Creek Rd. in Chadds Ford, PA
Online through evenbrite: Please click the "Buy Tickets" link at the top of this page
By Check: Please make payable to Chadds Ford Historical Society. Please return to Chadds Ford Historical Society; P.O. Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA
For more details, please call the Society at 610-388-7376.
**Please Note: The image of Evening At Kuerner's is copyright. No reproduction of this image is allowed without the prior authorization of the Andrew Wyeth Office.
Candlelight Christmas Tour
December 5, 2015
1 pm to 6 pm
The Chadds Ford Historical Society will be celebrating its 30th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour. This treasured annual tradition will feature some of the area's most distinctive homes and historic sites. These beautiful sites will be candlelit and all decked-out in their holiday best.
Tickets will go on sale soon.
$20 in advance/ $25 day of the tour. For more details, please call 610-388-7376
Proceeds from the Candlelight Christmas Tour will help support the Society's educational programs for school children and the community at large and help fund its ongoing research projects on the history of the Chadds Ford area.
Special Exhibit: Come to the Faire!
May 28 - December 5, 2015
Barn Visitors Center
The Chadds Ford Historical Society is celebrating the Colonial Faire, Chadds Ford Days. Begun in 1958 as a way to raise awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of the area, the celebration has grown over the years from a one day to a two day event. Throughout the years, the event has remained true to preserving the area's colonial roots with revolutionary re-enactors, authentic colonial crafts and demonstrations as well as an art exhibit which exemplifies the unique cultural heritage of Chadds Ford begun by the Wyeths.
This new exhibit will showcase objects and photographs from the last five decades of history. It will mix one part history and one part nostalgia with some fun thrown in for good measure. The exhibit runs through December 5.