Upcoming Events and Programs - 2023

The Great Pumpkin Carve 2023

Thursday, October 19th & Friday, October 20th, 4pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 21st, 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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Brandywine River Museum Critter Sale!

Member Preview Sale

(Brandywine River Museum & CFHS Members ONLY)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 10am - 5pm


Public Sale

November 30 - December 2, 2023, 10am - 5pm

December 3, 2023, 10am - 3pm


The Brandywine River Museum will be holding their annual Critter Sale at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center this year.  Please stop by to support the River Museum and purchase some cute critters hand-made by their Critter Volunteers.


Please go to theBrandywine River Museum website for more details: Critter Sale



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Past Events and Programs - 2022 & 2023

CFHS Multi-Family Yard Sale

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

8:00am - 12:00pm


Come out on May 14th and shop for some hidden treasures at our mult-family yard sale.  Interested in decluttering and selling your goodies? 



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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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Advanced Paper Marbling Class

Saturday, March 4th, 2023,  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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Spring Lecture Series

March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th

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 "Powerful Infuences of the Brandywine Valley".  Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served.


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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.

Battle at Chadds Ford 2023

Historic Chadds Ford Days

Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th, 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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