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March 2020

Brandywine River Museum Presents – Votes for Women: A Visual History

Sun, March 1 - Sun, June 7
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 United States
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(TEMPORARILY CLOSED) Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies, and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies, and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes, and other emblems of women’s activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women’s struggle…

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Brandywine River Museum Presents – Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein

Sun, March 1 - Sun, June 14
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 United States
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(TEMPORARILY CLOSED)   The historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights march concerned one issue—the right to vote. Two thousand marchers set out on March 21 along Route 80, known as the “Jefferson Davis Highway.” After two failed attempts to complete the march, President Johnson dispatched federal and state troops to guard the demonstrators along the way to the state capitol, 54 miles away. By the time the marchers reached Montgomery, their number had grown to 25,000. Hearing of the events,…

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Historic Sugartown – Book Restoration Workshop

Sat, March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Sugartown, 273 Boot Road
Malvern, PA United States
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Learn basic book repair techniques, and in the process learn about a book's components and traditional hand-bookbinding methods in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery. In response to popular demand, our Colonial Williamsburg-trained instructor, Ramon Townsend, has developed a workshop that explores the techniques of book restoration. Participants will dissect a book and reassemble it. They will deconstruct a book by detaching the covers and spine, removing the sewing, and disassembling the text. Then, participants will reconstruct the book by performing page repair,…

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Historic Sugartown Presents – Paper Marbling Workshop

Tue, March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Sugartown, 273 Boot Road
Malvern, PA United States
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Anyone can learn to create marbled paper in this introductory evening workshop held in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery. Marbling is the art of floating and designing watercolors on a base fluid then permanently transferring the design to paper. Colonial Williamsburg-trained instructor, Ramon Townsend of ColonialBindery.com, will lead the class through the steps of this ancient art. Participants will take home their finished paper creations.                                                Workshop Admission: $45/Participant. Ages 8 and above are welcome. (Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).…

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Chester County Historical Society Presents – Antique Show 2020

Sat, March 14 - Sun, March 15
Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA United States
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The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is widely respected as one of the Commonwealth’s premier history museums and educational centers, playing an important role in history education, cultural diversity and economic impact for the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Chaired by Holly and John Stoviak and in its 38th year, the Chester County Antiques and Art Show is CCHS’s premier community and fundraising event. The show proudly announces Deidre Healy and Nick Vandekar as the 2020 Show Managers.  The show attracts visitors…

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Historic Sugartown Town – Bookbinding Workshop Weekend

Sat, March 21 @ 9:00 am - Sun, March 22 @ 3:00 pm
Historic Sugartown, 273 Boot Road
Malvern, PA United States
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(CANCELLED) Immerse yourself in the art of bookbinding in Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery. Colonial Williamsburg- trained instructor, Ramon Townsend of ColonialBindery.com, will lead the class through the entire binding process in this two-day workshop weekend. Surrounded by a world-class collection of 19th century bookbinding tools, participants will create an 8-signature, fully leather-bound blank book using traditional methods employed from the first century through the mid-19th century. They will hand-sew the book sections (called signatures); secure the cover boards; sew a…

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April 2020

Historic Yellow Springs – 47th Annual Art Show

Sat, April 25 - Sun, May 10
Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA United States
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(CANCELLED) Historic Yellow Springs invites you to join us for the 47th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show. On view from April 25 to May 10, 2020.  This juried exhibit features work from some of the finest artists in the Delaware Valley and beyond. The exhibition showcases artwork from over 200 artists —including paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, pottery and dimensional works in both contemporary and traditional styles. Whether you’re looking for art that invokes thought or work that completes a theme…

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July 2020

Chester County Virtual Town Tours & Village Walks – Historic Sugartown

Thu, July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the fun with the 2020 Chester County Virtual Town Tours and Village Walks Series "Live at Five" on Thursdays in July and August! About this Event This new Virtual Summer Series for 2020 has been designed to highlight our rich cultural heritage in Chester County while protecting your health and safety. Starting on July 16th, six favorite historic sites will present virtual “Live at Five" programs on Thursdays throughout July and August. July 16 5 pm Art and Architecture…

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Chester County Virtual Town Tours – Hibernia Mansion

Thu, July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join the fun with the 2020 Chester County Virtual Town Tours and Village Walks Series "Live at Five" on Thursdays in July and August! About this Event This new Virtual Summer Series for 2020 has been designed to highlight our rich cultural heritage in Chester County while protecting your health and safety. Starting on July 16th, six favorite historic sites will present virtual “Live at Five" programs on Thursdays throughout July and August. July 16 5 pm Art and Architecture…

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August 2020

Chester County Virtual Town Tours – Village of Yellow Springs

Thu, August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join the fun with the 2020 Chester County Virtual Town Tours and Village Walks Series "Live at Five" on Thursdays in July and August! About this Event This new Virtual Summer Series for 2020 has been designed to highlight our rich cultural heritage in Chester County while protecting your health and safety. Starting on July 16th, six favorite historic sites will present virtual “Live at Five" programs on Thursdays throughout July and August. July 16 5 pm Art and Architecture…

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