Upcoming Events and Programs - 2024

Lecture Series

Feb 1st, April 4th, May 9th

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 "Importance of food in the 18th Century".  Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served.

 

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Paper Marbling Workshop

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024,  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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Battle at Chadds Ford 2024

Historic Chadds Ford Days

Saturday, September 14th & Sunday, September 15th, 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.

 

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The Great Pumpkin Carve 2024

Thursday, October 17th & Friday, October 18th, 4pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 19th, 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.

 

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Past Events and Programs - 2023

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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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.