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January 2020

Chester County Cultural Center Presents – Book Review of Harriet Tubman

Thu, January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chester County Cultural Center, 225 N. High Street
West Chester, PA United States
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Two short books will be discussed in January. The Story of Kennett by Bayard Taylor (1866) is a fictional narrative of Kenett Square and the surrounding area that is based on Taylor's knowledge and recollection of the people in this unique part of Chester County. Harriet Tubman Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry (1955), written for young adults, is a compelling biography of this remarkable woman. It has been described as a quintessential and notable book. Both books have been…

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Museum of American Revolution Presents – We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration

Sat, January 18 - Mon, January 20
Museum of American Revolution, 101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution and learn what it takes to change the world as we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and the day of service. The Museum will feature diverse programming that discusses a variety of communities during the Revolution who banded together to push boundaries for what they felt was best for themselves, the community, and the world. On select days join a free, 30-minute talk of the Museum’s core galleries to learn stories of…

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February 2020

Historic Sugartown’s Cabin Fever Saturday

Sat, February 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historic Surgartown, 273 Boot Road
Malvern, PA 19355 United States
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Ward off the winter blahs at Historic Sugartown!  Put away the video games and come out to Historic Sugartown to play the way kids did during the 1700s & 1800s! On Saturday, February 1st, Historic Sugartown will offer Cabin Fever Saturday, a fun-filled family event in Sugartown’s Carriage Museum from 11 am – 2 pm.  There will a variety of kid-friendly crafts, old-fashioned games and demonstrations presented by local cultural organizations including Historic Sugartown, Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Paoli Battlefield, American…

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Newlin Grist Mill – Brewing Up History

Sat, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 South Cheynew Road
Glen Mills, PA United States
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Using reproduction 18th-century-style equipment, Newlin Grist Mill staff will demonstrate traditional beer brewing techniques. They will produce an authentic English ale that will be fermented and used for special programs onsite. The demonstration will be ongoing throughout the day. Free.

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Historic Sugartown Presents – Advanced Paper Marbling Workshop

Sat, February 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historic Sugartown, 690 Sugartown Road
Malvern, PA United States
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Discover the art of marbling at Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery in the new Advanced Paper Marbling workshop. Marbling, developed by the Persians, is the art of floating and designing watercolors on a base fluid then permanently transferring the design to paper. This advanced class covers common uncombed patterns from the first half of the 19th century and earlier. We will use modern pigments as well as explore the grinding and making some of our own pigments as we learn Shell, Stormont,…

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Heritage and Hops

Sat, February 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460 United States
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Meet Schuylkill River Greenways at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville at 11a.m. for a screening of Poured in PA, a documentary exploring Pennsylvania's craft beer industry. After the film, we'll head to Root Down Brewery for lunch and a beer tasting. Ticket includes beer pours, food and film screening. FILM SCREENING AT COLONIAL THEATRE From America’s oldest brewery to taprooms changing the landscape of small towns across the commonwealth, GK Visual’s documentary film, Poured in PA, illustrates the importance of this historic—but newly redeveloped—beer industry and its impact on Pennsylvania.…

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American Helicopter Museum Presents – Tuskegee in Philadelphia Book Presentation

Sun, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd
West Chester, PA United States
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Join us on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm for a panel discussion on Tuskegee in Philadelphia: Rising to the Challenge. The event will feature the book's author, Dr. Robert Kodosky of West Chester University, and members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. It will be moderated by Brian Lockman, President of the Pennsylvania Cable Network and host of PA Books.    After the discussion, Dr. Kodosky and the Tuskegee Airmen will sign copies of the book, which will be available for…

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March 2020

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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