Events and Programs - 2020

2020 'Paint Out Chadds Ford' Plein Air Event

February 8th, 6pm to 8pm


The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its 12th annual Plein Air art event from February 6th though 8th. During each day, Mid-Atlantic artists will brave the chilly weather and paint scenes around the Brandywine Valley. On Saturday, they will frame the 'still wet' paintings and hang them in the Visitor Center exhibit and meeting rooms. That evening from 6pm - 8pm, the Society will host a special Artist Reception where guests can meet the artists, discuss their creations and purchase the artwork. Light refreshments, wine and beer are being served. Artwork will be on display and available for purchase through March 14th, 2020.


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2020 Spring Lecture Series

Each Spring the Society host a series of lectures on historic and cultural topics. This year we have three speakers discussing the underrepresented history in our area.  Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served. Free for CFHS members!


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2020 Spring Lecture Schedule 

March 5th- Lora Englehart: Mary Ann Shadd Carey; Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter.


April 9th- Noah Lewis: Ned Hector Canceled due to COVID-19


May 7th- Adrian Martinez: Where Two Worlds Meet, Quakers and Indians in Pennsylvania 1700-1720 Canceled due to COVID-19

Yard Sale - Due to COVID - 19 we are postponing the yard sale date

8:00am - 1:00pm


Are you looking for a way to support Chadds Ford Historical Society while shopping for great deals? This is the event for you! Come out on May 2nd and shop for some hidden treasures at our yard sale. All the money that you spend will go to support the society. Click here for more information


If you would like to donate to the yard sale we have several dates where you can drop off stuff. We will sell it with 100% of the proceeds going to the historical society. 

Chadds Ford Days - Canceled Due to COVID-19

September 19 & 20

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features historic house tours, Revolutionary Reenactors, colonial demonstrators, craft vendors, artists and children's activities. Enjoy live Bluegrass music throughout the day. Food, wine and beer available for purchase. Click to learn more.

The Great Pumpkin Carve

October 22, 23 & 24

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 3

More details coming soon!