Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society

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

We are currently hiring. For inquiries, please email: HR2014@chaddsfordhistory.org

Accounting/Bookkeeper Wanted

 

We are currently seeking a part-time bookkeeper with experience in QuickBooks to work 16 hrs. per week. The ideal candidate will have a basic knowledge of accounting and Excel. Must be well organized and detail oriented. Compensation: $13- $17 per hour, depending on experience. Please contact HR2014@chaddsfordhistory.org

Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center

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.

Mark Your Calendars

The Barns- Brinton House & Tavern celebrating 300 Years The Barns- Brinton House & Tavern celebrating 300 Years

Sunday, April 27 

Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker, John Milner

4:00 p.m.

Barn Visitors Center

 

To help kick-off the Barns-Brinton House & Tavern celebrations, renowned architect, John Milner will present a lecture on the architectural heritage of the Brandywine Valley as represented by the Barns-Brinton House and the John Chads House.

 

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

 

We have several events planned including a family-oriented "Colonial Faire" on June 21, intimate colonial dinners, bring-your-own-mug tavern nights and more throughout 2014. Please click here to learn more about the Barns-Brinton House 300 Year Anniversary.

Saturday, May 10

Spring Yard Sale

(rain date May 17th)

8 a.m. to Noon

Barn Visitors Center

 

Donations: We are now accepting donations of household goods, such as books, jewelry, small furniture, tools, etc. that are in good working condition. Please, do not send encyclopedias, text books, reference books, electronics, clothing, paint, exercise equipment or babyh items such as cribs, car seats, strollers, games and toys with broken or missing items, bedding and mattresses.


Items can be dropped off at the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

Barns-Brinton House 1714 - 2014 Barns-Brinton House 1714 - 2014

Friday, May 16 

A Toast to the Tavern: 300 Years!

The Barns-Brinton House 1714 - 2014

Exhibit Opening and Spring Open House

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Barn Visitors Center

Saturday, June 21

Barns-Brinton House 300th Anniversary

10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Barns-Brinton House

 

 

 

We have several events planned including a family-oriented "Colonial Faire", intimate colonial dinners, bring-your-own-mug tavern nights and more.

 

Businesses are welcome to participate and will be recognized at the Colonial Faire. Please contact the Society at 610-388-7376 for more information.

Cooking in a historic house Cooking in a historic house

Summer Day Camps NEW!

Weeks of June 23-27; July 21-25;

July 28-Aug. 1; and Aug. 18 -22

8:45 am to 1:15 pm

Barn Visitors Center and John Chads House

 

NEW!

Looking for a great experience for your child this summer?  Check under the EDUCATION tab for American Girl Doll Camp and Making History Camp (for youth 7 years old+).

 

 

Also check out the Junior Guide program which meets on Saturdays for youth 11 to 18 years of age. 

Join us for hands-on history!

RevWar Reenactors during Chadds Ford Days RevWar Reenactors during Chadds Ford Days

Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7

The 49th Annual Chadds Ford Days

Celebrating the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

An outdoor festival on the grounds of the Barn Visitors Center

 

This is a Chadds Ford Community event that features quality crafters and artists, outdoor activities, live entertainment, tours of the historic John Chads House, and so much more. 

Adult admission is $5; Free to CFHS members. Kids, Dogs, & parking are also free.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or call at (610) 388-7376

Thursday- Saturday, October 23-25

The Great Pumpkin Carve

Co-Sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society & the Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

An outdoor festival on the grounds of the Barn Visitors Center

 

Join us Thursday as more than 60 local artists carve huge pumpkins! Pumpkins will be lit and displayed on Friday and Saturday. All three nights, enjoy live music, hayrides, and a haunted trail.

$10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for ages 7 to 17. Free for ages 6 and under. CFHS members are free with membership card.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or call at (610) 388-7376

Saturday, December 6

The 29th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

This self-guided tour will feature homes around and including the Barn-Brinton House, c. 1714.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or call at (610) 388-7376

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.