Upcoming Events and Programs - 2023

Battle of Brandywine: a wargame with miniatures

Saturday, February 18th, 10am - 4pm

 

Step back in time as the Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts a special day featuring military miniatures.  Military history enthusiasts are invited to see a display of military miniatures, hand-painted toy soldiers and war gaming dioramas featuring the late 18th and early 19th century armies of North America and Europe.

 

House tours of the John Chads' House and Springhouse are also available to visitors - $6 per person, CFHS Members are Free.

 

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Advanced Paper Marbling Class

Saturday, March 4th, 2023,  10:00am - 4:00pm

 

Paper Marbling is an ancient method of painting by floating color on a viscous solution and transferring the color onto paper or fabric.  Each print is unique.

 

 

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Spring Lecture Series

March 2nd, April 6th (3rd Date TBD)

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

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.

 

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Battle at Chadds Ford

Historic Chadds Ford Days

Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th, 2023

10:00am - 5:00pm

 

The CFHS is excited to announce that we will be hosting a battle reenactment! Join us for a historical journey back to September 11th 1777, when the British army engaged Washington's troops at Chads' Ford.

 

More details to follow...

The Great Pumpkin Carve 2023

Thursday, October 19th & Friday, October 20th, 4pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 21st, 3pm - 9pm

 

Join us for a three day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved and lit by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights enjoy a 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, raffle prizes and live music. Food, local craft beer and wine are available for purchase.

 

Stay Tuned for Great Pumpkin Carve details...

Past Events and Programs - 2022

CFHS Multi-Family Yard Sale

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Come out on May 14th and shop for some hidden treasures at our mult-family yard sale.  Interested in decluttering and selling your goodies? 

 

 

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Brandywine River Museum Critter Sale!

Member Preview Sale

(Brandywine River Museum & CFHS Members ONLY)

Wednesday, November 30, 10am - 5pm

 

Public Sale

December 1 - 3, 10am - 5pm

December 4, 10am - 3pm

 

The Brandywine River Museum will be holding their annual Critter Sale at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center this year.  Please stop by to support the River Museum and purchase some cute critters hand-made by their Critter Volunteers.

 

Please go to theBrandywine River Museum website for more details: Critter Sale

 

 

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