For additional event information, please click on the links to the left. 

June 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program has returned!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  
 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited. 

 

Philadelphia Water Color Society Art Show & Sale
Art Sale: Now Through August 2018, Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm

Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA  19317

 

Continuing the rich tradition of working outdoors in the Brandywine Valley landscape, a selection of artists juried by the Philadelphia Water Color Society will spend three days painting en plein air at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and its historic properties. Visitors are invited to watch and meet artists at work during their museum visit and on select tours of the N. C. Wyeth House & Studio and the Andrew Wyeth Studio. In case of inclement weather, artists will set up in protected areas (such as porches) for viewing.  Work created during the event will be available for purchase at the Chadds Ford Historical Society through August 2018.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brandywine River Museum of Art and Chadds Ford Historical Society. 


Click here for more information about the On Location: Artists at Brandywine

2018 Exhibit: The "Ford Seasons"

 

View our exhibit that changes with the seasons! The "Ford" Seasons is a new exhibit that features seasonal photographs from the Chadds Ford Historical Society and other private collections. Every few months the photographs will be replaced to reflect new images from that time of year. Join us for a special reception at each season change! 
 
For more information on seasonal openings, please visit our exhibit page.
 
Now open: Wednesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm
Barn Visitor Center, 1736 Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA  19317
 
NEXT EXHIBIT OPENING, "SUMMER": JUNE 20

Tavern Talks: Enlightened!
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

Enter the “Age of Reason” with our latest Tavern Talks theme of the enlightenment! To be sure you are well-informed, our notable guests for the evening include inventor Mr. Joseph Priestley (portrayed by Dean Howarth of Living Histories of Science), astronomer Caroline Herschel (portrayed by K. Lynn King), and a horticulturist (portrayed by Chuck Feld). We will also be putting the light in enlightenment with an interactive historical lighting display by demonstrator William Russell. Finally, guests will be immersed into a coffeehouse setting where news of the day would have been discussed in the 18th century.

 

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. 

 

July 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program has returned!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited. 

August 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program has returned!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited. 

The Cannon Ball

A special evening to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

 

A night of delicious food, music, dancing and celebration to mark the Chadds Ford Historical Society's 50th Anniversary.

 

Friday, August 24, 2018

7pm to 11pm

The Gables at Chadds Ford

423 Baltimore Pike

Chadds Ford, PA  19317

 

Cocktail Attire

 

Chef Stations  |  Libations  |  Silent Auction  |  Music and Dancing |  Sponsorships available

 

 

Ticket Price: $85 for CFHS Members and CFBA Members & $95 for General Public

Donations are graciously being accepted in addition to or in lieu of your attendance to The Cannon Ball and can be designated by using the "Donate" button below. Your donation will help sustain the Society for the future.

Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization and our EIN number is 23-6462914.

September 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturday, 9/1

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program has returned!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited. 

Tavern Talks: Liberty or Death
Thursday, September 13, 2018h, 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. 

 

October 2018

Tavern Talks: Fermented & Tormented
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

SAVE THE DATE!  More detailed event information coming soon.
 
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. 

 

The Great Pumpkin Carve 2018

Thursday, Friday & Saturday,

October 18, 19 & 20

 

Save the Date for the Great Pumpkin Carve 2018!

 

Click here to read about the history of the Great Pumpkin Carve and past events.  

 

FOR MORE DETAILED EVENT INFORMATION:

VISIT WWW.GREATPUMPKINCARVE.COM

November 2018

Tavern Talks: Sugar & Spice
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 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. 

 

December 2018

Candlelight Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 2018

 

Save the Date for the Candlelight Christmas 2018!

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program returns in time for the holiday break!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.