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Chadds Ford Historical Society Calendar of Events Photos courtesy of Thomas Swift

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Hank's Place in Chadds Ford Hank's Place

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Breakfast at Hank's Place

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a home-style breakfast, brunch or lunch at the renowned Hank's Place, located on the corner of Rts. 1 and 100 in Chadds Ford.

Annual Breakfast at Hank's is courtesy of owners, Peter and Voula Skiadas who donate a portion of the proceeds from the day's receipts to benefit the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

at the John Chad's House

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

The last family to live in the c. 1725 house was the African-American family of Maryann Strand. Weather permitting, guides will lead tours of the small stone mansion that survived almost 300 years 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 River Museum.

 

There will be refreshments, a video showing some of Dr. King’s speeches, a coloring area for young visitors, exhibits, games, and special activities at the Visitors Center, free of charge. The John Chads House is one of the Delaware County Historical Society’s Passport to History sites. Admission to the John Chads House is $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free.


Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center Appliques by Naomi Grondahl

Visit our Museum Shop

Located inside

The Barn Visitors Center

 

 

Please stop by our Museum Shop where you'll find many unique gifts for that special someone on your list. 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.

Plein Air painting by  Jacalyn Beam Plein Air painting by Jacalyn Beam

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The 7th Annual Winter Plein Air Event

Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center

 

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Exclusive Preview Party

Price: $50 (admits up to 2 people)

Preview ticket holders will be treated to a first look and sale of wet paintings. They will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine while browsing the gallery of fine art.

 

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. General Admission

Price: $10 per person

Plein Air event will be open to the general public so everyone will enjoy an evening of wine and cheese with the artists.

 

 

 

Note to Artists:

The Plein Air event of 2015 will feature a special exhibition by the 100 Mid Atlantic Plein-Air Painters. This special show is by invitation only.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Presidents’ Day Celebration

at the John Chads' House

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

Join us on this 9th year celebration! There will be many exhibits and special activities at the Visitors Center, free of charge. Younger visitors will enjoy the coloring station and the collection of Presidents and First Ladies paper dolls. Older visitors can be challenged by the Presidential quizzes or the “Name that US State” game. There will be refreshments, costumed interpreters, and beehive oven bread for sale.

 

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! The John Chads House is one of the Delaware County Historical Society’s Passport to History sites. Admission to the John Chads House is $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free.

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 info@chaddsfordhistory.org for fee schedule and additional information.