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!


Hank's Place

1625 Creek Road

Chadds Ford, PA  19317



Tavern Talks: Chocolate & Courtship
Thursday, February 16th, 7-9 PM


The Chadds Ford Historical Society kicks off another year of Tavern Talks with "Chocolate & Courtship"! If you are looking to bring dating back to the basics - 300-year-old basics - then you will not want to miss out. Guests will have the opportunity to sample edible "aphrodisiacs", learn how to compose a love letter from a calligrapher, watch chocolate-making demonstrations by Mars' American Heritage Chocolate, and more! 

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. 


Guest Bartending Event at BBC Tavern & Grill in Greenville

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6 to 9pm


SAVE THE DATE!   CFHS and BBC Tavern invite you to our Guest Bartending Event at BBC on Thurday, March 30, 2017 from 6 to 9pm.  100% of your tips are donated to CFHS.   Guest Bartenders to be announced soon!


BBC Tavern & Grill

4019 Kennett Pike

Greenville, DE  19807



For information on Tavern Talks and other events, please click on the links to the left.