2019 Spring Lecture Series

Each Spring the Society host a series of lectures on historic and cultural topics. This year we have three speakers discussing 1) Indian Hannah: Chester County’s Early “Celebrity” Resident; 2) Lost Lenape Park: the Once Bustling Recreation Destination; and 3) Seized in September: Delaware's Role in the Philadelphia Campaign. Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served.

2019 Spring Lecture Schedule 

Mar. 07 “Indian Hannah”: Chester County’s Early “Celebrity” Resident by Catherine Quillman

Apr. 11 Lost Lenape Park, remembering the bustling recreation destination by Don McKay

May 09 Seized in September: Delaware's Role in the Philadelphia Campaign by Kim Burdick

Lecture Hours:

7pm - 8:30pm



Barn Visitors Center

1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317



Admission is $10 per person at the door. CFHS members are free.



Visitors Center parking lot behind building. Enter at the front door by Creek Road.

Seized in September: Delaware's Role in the Philadelphia Campaign

May 9 at 7pm

by Kim Burdick


Delaware’s role in the Philadelphia Campaign is not to be underestimated, even if it is lesser known. Kim Burdick presents Seized in September, which recounts original first-hand stories and letters written by colonists, detailing what happens when two opposing armies occupy your town. Our location is perfect for telling this story at the center of the conflict of the Battle of the Brandywine, here in Chadds Ford. Click here to purchase tickets