Events and Programs - 2019

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2019 Exhibit: Thrills, Hills and Spills

Apr 5 - Dec 31

Our 2019 Exhibit uses a blend of artifacts and photos to tell the story of two popular attractions which closed in the 1980s: Lenape Park and Chadds Peak. There will be an Opening Reception on April 5th from 6pm - 8pm. The reception and exhibit are free to the public. Click here to learn more.

Chadds Ford Days

September 14 & 15

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features colonial demonstrators, craft vendors, artists, barn market vendors and Revolutionary Reenactors. Enjoy live music throughout the day, food vendors and an outdoor tavern serving wine and beer. The Kids Korner features fun activities for children including crafts and games. Click to learn more.

Tavern Nights

Feb 15, Mar 22, Oct 4, Nov 1
7pm - 9pm

Join us for a Friday evening gathering (not a lecture!) exclusively for adults that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Nights takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns-Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern. Click here to learn more.

The Great Pumpkin Carve

October 17, 18 & 19

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine. Click to learn more.

Candlelight Christmas

December 7

Every year, the Society decorates its historic houses for the holidays. Each room has a different theme. Join us in a celebration of the season touring the houses, observing (and participating in) colonial dancers, food tastings, wine, song and open hearth cooking.