Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society
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Attention Plein-Air artists, we are currently accepting registrations for our 6th annual Paint-Out Chadds Ford event. Please click here to register for this popular event.
Saturday, December 7
28th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Featuring 15 historic sites festively decorated for the holidays in and around Marlborough Village and Unionville.
Click here for a sneak peek on this year's tour.
Tickets Are Currently On Sale
Advance Tickets are $20 per person (day of the tour are $25). Tickets may be purchased in person during regular business hours at the following locations:
November 25 and 26 and Saturday November 30 from Noon to 4 p.m. and on
December 2 thru December 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2. The Chadds Ford branch of Bryn Mawr Trust , located at 1620 Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford
Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to Noon
Tickets on December 7 (Day of the tour) are $25 per person and will be available for purchase at the CFHS Barn from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. & at St. Michael Lutheran Church at 109 E. Doe Run Road in Unionville from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Please stop by our Museum Shop where you'll find many unique gifts. We have a variety of crafts by local artists and an array of gifts and seasonal novelties that highlight the heritage of our region. Click here to see some of our featured items.
Monday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The last family to live in the John Chads House was the African American family of Maryann Strand. They lived there for close to nineteen years before the house was purchased by the Chadds Ford Historical Society more than 40 years ago. The John Chads House is one of the Delaware County Historical Society's Passport to History sites.
Costumed Guides will lead tours of the John Chads House, c. 1725. Visitors will have a chance to see bread baking demonstrations in the house's unique beehive oven.
At the Barn Visitors Center, guests will enjoy a video and many hands-own activities. Refreshments will be served.
Admission to the John Chads House is $5 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitors Center on the day of the celebration; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free.
Sunday, January 26
Breakfast at Hank's Place
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hank's Place is located at 1600 Baltimore Pike on the corner of Routes 1
& 100 in Chadds Ford.
Saturday February 8, 2014
Paint-Out Chadds Ford
the 6th annual winter Plein Air event
Barn Visitors Center
5 to 6 p.m. Exlusive Preview Party
Preview ticket holders will be treated to a first look and sale of wet paintings. They will enjoy an array of hors d'oeuvres and wine while browsing the gallery display of fine art
6 to 8 p.m. General Admission. Enjoy an evening of wine and cheese with the artists.
Click here for more details.
Monday, February 17
Presidents' Day Celebration
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln's birthdays, the John Chads House will be open for tours. In 1777, General George Washington positioned his soldiers on the hillside next to the John Chads House, while a nervous widow Elizabeth Chads hid her silver spoons in her pocket.
Costumed Guides will lead tours of the little stone mansion that survived the Battle of Brandywine and tell about its fascinating history. Don't miss bread baking in the beehive oven in the cellar kitchen! Visitors can walk along the scenic one-mile River Trail from the Chads House to the Brandywine Museum.
Tours of the John Chads House are $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free. There will be many exhibits and special activities for children and adults at the Visitors Center, free of charge.
Barn Visitors Center, Meeting Room Rental
The meeting room at the Barn Visitors Center is available to the public for business, individual or organizational use. The room size is 23 feet by 32 feet. Please call (610) 388-7376 or e-mail at email@example.com for fee schedule and additional information