Upcoming Events and Programs - 2023
Spring Lecture Series
March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th
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 "Powerful Infuences of the Brandywine Valley". Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served.
Hands on History ~ CFHS Summer Camp 2023
June 19 - 23 or July 31 - August 4
9:00am - 3:00pm
Chadds Ford Historical Society invites campers entering 3rd to 6th grade to join our Hands on History Summer Camps. Each day campers will explore the 18th century through nature, the arts, and colonial life.
For more details & registration forms please click here
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 & 2023
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, 2022 10am - 5pm
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
*Click here for more details about parking, etc.
Battle of Brandywine: a wargame with miniatures
Saturday, February 18th, 2023 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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