2017 Calendar of Events Coming Soon!
Our signature events such as The Great Pumpkin Carve, Spring Lecture Series, Plein Air, Tavern Talks and more will be returning in 2017! We'll update this page as dates are added.
Breakfast at Hank's Place
Sunday, January 15, 2017
7am to 3pm
Join us for Breakfast at Hank's! This annual event raises funds for Chadds Ford Historical Society. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal while helping preserve local history! A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit the Chadds Ford Historical Society. A huge thank you to our neighbor, Hank's Place, for their generosity!
1625 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
THANK YOU TO HANK'S PLACE FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL FUNDRAISER!
Tavern Talks: Chocolate & Courtship
Thursday, February 16th, 7-9 PM
Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more!
Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person at the Society or online as space is limited. All attendeees must be 21 and older.
Plein Air Paint Out Chadds Ford
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts its 9th annual Plein Air art event called Paint Out Chadds Ford on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Artists from the Mid-Atlantic region will be painting around the Chadds Ford area as well as at the Barns Brinton House, John Chads House and along Brandywine Creek.
The Society will host a special art exhibition at the CFHS Barn Visitors Center on Saturday evening. From 5 pm to 6 pm join us for an exclusive preview party for art lovers that want to view and purchase from the best selection of plein air artwork. Tickets for the preview are $35 per person ($30 for CFHS members) and includes a $15 credit towards your painting purchase, heavy hors d'oeurves and drinks. From 6 pm to 8 pm, join us for a wine and cheese reception where you can see and purchase the artwork as well as meet the artists. Tickets are $15 per person ($10 for CFHS members).
Spring Lecture Series
Commemorating the 240th anniversary of the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777
Wednesday, March 22 - To The Last Extremity: Fort Mifflin's Last Stand, Elizabeth Beatty
Wednesday, March 29 - The Battle of Brandywine, Mike Harris
Thursday, April 6 - Remember Paoli, Jim Christ
Wednesday, April 12 - Present But Not Accounted For: Women at the 1777-1778 Valley Forge Encampment, Dr Nancy Loane
All lectures begin at 7 pm at the Society's Barn Visitors Center, 1736 Creek Road (Rt. 100), Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
Admission to lectures: Free for CFHS Members; non-members $5. All tickets are available at the door.