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  • Schuylkill River Heritage Center at Phoenixville
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    the place where the industrial legacy of the Schuylkill River would be told The Chester County Commissioners gave PAEDCO the grant funding to purchase the 14 000 sq ft building so that it could be restored and adaptively reused to become a northern Chester County gateway for visitors and a new venue would be installed in the building that would create jobs that support Phoenixville s urban revitalization Over 5

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    furnished with antiques artwork and memorabilia from five generations of family The Restored Garden is planted with flowers herbs and vegetables in a traditional French style The First Office of the DuPont Company is also located here with artifacts from the company s earliest presidents The museum is open mid March through December daily 9 30 a m to 4 30 p m Winter hours are January through mid March open weekends 9 30 a m to 4 30 p m Guided tours on weekdays at 1 30 p m Admission fee The Berlin House Restaurant serves lunch and snacks from mid March through November HISTORIC KENNETT SQUARE 106 W State Street Kennett Square PA 19348 610 444 8188 mary historickennettsquare com www historickennettsquare com Kennett Square may revere its past but there is much to do in the town today A leisurely walking tour through the town of Kennett Square s historic district will give you the feel for what the borough was like 200 years ago Travelers found the village a good place to stop including Baron Wilhelm van Kynphausen and General Sir William Howell who stayed one night before marching to the Battle of the Brandywine in 1777 Incorporated in 1855 the borough played an important role in the Underground Railroad and many of its prominent citizens helped and comforted slaves on their passage towards the North Star The story of the Underground Railroad is on display at the History Station This historic station began operations with passenger and freight service in 1859 and was a vital part of Kennett Square life for almost 100 years Today it is home to permanent and rotating exhibits regarding the major influences on the area Historic Kennett Square exemplifies the best of small town America Many of the houses and buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places It also offers plenty of cultural and recreational activities and combines elements of tradition with a commitment to revitalization You can enjoy browsing dining and shopping in the many delightful stores and restaurants This is a wonderful place to visit and explore Be sure to check the Calendar of Events online From First Friday Art Strolls theatre in the park mushroom festivals candlelight holiday home tours and a holiday parade there is something for everyone HISTORIC WAYNESBOROUGH 2049 Waynesborough Road Paoli PA 19301 610 647 1779 info madanthonywayne org www madanthonywayne org Waynesborough is a magnificent country manor house in the Georgian style located five miles from Valley Forge National Historic Park Its most famous occupant was Major General Anthony Wayne 1745 1796 a Revolutionary War hero Wayne served with General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette led the Pennsylvania Line in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown weathered the Valley Forge encampment and fought on Monmouth He was elevated to the status of national hero after his decisive victory in 1779 at Stony Point on the Hudson River After the war Washington appointed Wayne first commander of the Legions of America United States Army He fortified and defended the western frontier against further encroachment by the British and Indians and defeated the Indian nations at the Battle of Fallen Timers thus opening the territory for settlement Fort Wayne Indiana and countless smaller towns townships and counties in Pennsylvania and today s upper Midwest bear his name as a stamp of his presence in those years The nickname Mad Anthony for which he is remembered was thought to have been earned by Wayne for his battlefield daring With the Paoli Massacre fought on its doorstep Historic Waynesborough sustained little damage and was expanded over the centuries This spacious farmhouse features General Wayne s uniform Revolutionary War maps and an impressive collection of three centuries of Wayne family furnishings An introductory video shown in a converted carriage house tells the story of the Battle of Paoli Advanced reservations are required for tours and school field trips Many aspects of the war daily farm life furnishings and silver architecture and 18th century children s life are explained In addition facilities are available for business conferences in the carriage house or weddings or other social functions on the grounds Call for information hours and fees HISTORIC YELLOW SPRINGS 1645 Art School Road P O Box 62 Chester Springs PA 19425 610 827 7414 www yellowsprings org inquiries yellowsprings org Nestled among gentle knolls and guarded by centuries old trees the historic village of Yellow Springs is a tranquil reminder of our American heritage Located in Chester Springs Pennsylvania Yellow Springs stirs the imagination of all who visit For more than 275 years it has been a contributor to our nation s history tradition and folklore From the earliest days when Lenape Indians recognized the mystical yellow water bubbling up from the ground as having unique curative powers to the year 1722 when a colonial health spa was opened Yellow Springs was establishing a mission of encouraging harmony between man and nature This was the site of the only Revolutionary War hospital commissioned and built by the Continental Congress and provided medical aide to General George Washington s beleaguered troops at Valley Forge The establishment of the Chester Springs Soldiers Orphan School and Literary Institute continued to provide comfort The exceptional landscape was attractive to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when they established a country school on the grounds Further creative energies flowed forth when the site became home for the film production efforts of Good News Productions Since 1974 Historic Yellow Springs has accepted the responsibility for preserving sharing and celebrating the important heritage found in our 18th and 19th century architecture and encouraging the study and enjoyment of art and nature in this unique setting The village is open Monday to Friday 9 a m to 4 p m and on weekends for programs and events The grounds are open dawn to dusk The largest art show in Chester County is held here each spring as well as an antiques show in the fall A jazz festival children s camps and many educational programs are held throughout the year Check the website for dates Self guided walking tours and hiking trails are available guided group tours are by reservation HOPEWELL FURNACE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE 2 Mark Bird Lane Elverson PA 19520 610 582 8773 www nps gov hofu hofu superintendent nps gov In America s industrial infancy tall stone structures venting smoke and flames were a familiar part of the rural landscape These charcoal fueled iron furnaces produced the versatile metal crucial to the nation s growth For over a century Hopewell was one of the hundreds of iron plantations built around this technology Here generations of ironmasters craftsmen and workers produced iron goods during war and peace ranging from cannon and shot to the well known Hopewell stove and domestic items such as pots and sash weights Shared social and family bonds in an atmosphere of reasonable cooperation made these plantations stable and productive communities the base on which America s iron and steel industry was founded Mark Bird built Hopewell Furnace in 1771 Early colonists had carried blast furnace technology to America in the mid 17th century and by the time of the Revolution American forges furnaces and mills were turning out a seventh of the world s iron goods much to the chagrin of England Pennsylvania was the most important iron producing center in the colonies Over the years with several different owners the iron production declined The Civil War era gave the furnace a temporary reprieve but the old rural charcoal fired and water powered furnaces were transformed to urban concentrations of steam powered hot blast coke and anthracite furnaces In the summer of 1883 Hopewell Furnace made its final blast Today the site is restored to the period of 1820 40 A tour will interpret the role of the ironmaster and the founder and demonstrate the iron making process When in blast the community worked in rhythm to assure the quality of the product A tour of the park will show you life at the furnace including the ironmaster s mansion the springhouse and smokehouse for storing and curing foods the tenant houses and boarding houses for the workers the schoolhouse ruins The blacksmith shop is operational to show the work produced there and the cast house also demonstrates the moulders casting iron into stove plates and other products Hopewell Furnace is open daily except for most federal holidays In summer activities depicting village occupations are presented Guided tours are given Check the website for special events and programs Nearby French Creek State Park has picnicking camping and swimming facilities KENNETT UNDERGROUND RAILROAD CENTER AT THE HISTORY STATION P O Box 202 Kennett Square PA 19348 610 347 2237 www undergroundrr kennett net undergroundrr kennett net The Kennett Underground Railroad Center KURC examines the role of Kennett area individuals both black and white in the Underground Railroad during the years leading up to the Civil War With its focus on an extraordinary aspect of regional history KURC is truly a community endeavor Put together by an all volunteer grassroots organization a group of people who recognized the richness of this aspect of local history the exhibit s goals are simple to highlight the brave travelers and conductors on southern Chester County s Underground Railroad It is the remarkable courage and determination of local citizens that allowed slaves to journey to freedom in the north Much work continues to be done to tell the full story of the local Underground Railroad but here you will find a wealth of information about this unique period of America s history Call for site visit information LONGWOOD GARDENS P O Box 501 US Routes 3 and 52 Kennett Square PA 19348 610 388 1000 www longwoodgardens org The world s premier horticultural display garden offers majestic trees exquisite gardens and conservatories concerts educational opportunities illuminated fountains flower shows festivals and holiday displays In 1906 industrialist and philanthropist Pierre S du Pont purchased an old Quaker farm near Kennett Square PA to save centuries old trees from being cut for lumber The farm became his country estate with gardens planned to exploit the sentiments and ideas associated with plants and flowers in a large way Recalling the great pleasure gardens of Europe Longwood exemplifies a contemporary approach to Old World traditions Today the property encompasses 1 050 acres including woodlands and meadows 20 outdoor gardens and 20 garden rooms inside a four acre conservatory complex The horticultural and performing arts programs invite visitors to experience the art of horticulture in an unforgettable setting Acres of spring explode to delight and welcome one to the rebirth of the land summer fountain festivals bring the fun of the season the charms of autumn showcase the brilliant fall hues the harvest spectacle and the exotic chrysanthemums A Longwood Christmas with a holiday wonderland of 420 000 lights sparkling outdoors exquisite plants and designer trees inside and strolling carolers and joyous music add to the festivities Longwood Gardens is open every day of the year Admission is charged with group rates and guided tours available Call for information and hours The Gardens are open on Tuesday Friday and Saturday evenings between Memorial Day and Labor Day LUKENS NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT Graystone Society Inc 76 s First Avenue Coatesville PA 19320 610 384 9282 www graystone org The history of the American iron and steel industry was shaped by the personalities involved in the founding of the industry Isaac Pennock founded the Brandywine Iron Works and Nail Factory in the early 19th century reasoning that the area located along the Brandywine River had the right run and depth to power a mill The company would eventually expand to become Lukens Inc Pennock s son in law Dr Charles Lukens a physician by training gave up his medical practice to partner with his father in law in the iron business Dr Lukens successful foray into iron plate production passed to his wife after his untimely death at the age of 39 Rebecca Lukens a young mother demonstrated the foresight to eventually modernize the mill and make it capable of responding to the demands of the industrial revolution She rebuilt and expanded the mill through the 1820s and 30s and became the nation s first female industrialist A long line of family members continued with the business in addition to the company s countless men and women who were involved in the day to day operations of the mill Today you can visit this National Landmark property along South First Avenue which includes several key residential and office buildings that played a significant role in the development of Lukens The proximity of these homes and offices to the mill reflects the Lukens and Huston families long standing commitment to living and working close to the factory and the community The Brandywine Mansion is the oldest structure in the Lukens Historic District dating to the mid 1700s Rebecca Lukens built Terracina in 1850 51 for her daughter Isabella who married Dr Charles Huston The Martha Gibbons House VFW was built for daughter Martha The C L Huston House was where Charles Lukens Huston lived while he was vice president in charge of operations at the mill Of course Graystone Mansion is the most architecturally significant residence in the district Located nearby are the steel making mills and steel rolling mills You can also get a glimpse into the operations of this steel company by visiting the Lukens Executive Office Building Come and visit this iron and steel complex Together the company the Lukens family and the City of Coatesville offer a view of how small town steel developed struggled and survives Guided tours are given An archival collection is open for researchers A calendar of events includes specialized tours concerts lectures a Victorian ice cream festival and Holiday events Call for hours and an appointment PEOPLE S LIGHT AND THEATRE COMPANY 39 Conestoga Road Malvern PA 19335 610 644 3500 www peopleslight org Now in its 32nd season the People s Light and Theatre Company is a non profit professional theatre founded in 1974 The theatre includes two black box theatres with 375 and 180 seats respectively It produces eight or nine plays per season mixing world premieres contemporary plays and fresh approaches to classic texts for its Main Stage Series and Family Discovery Series The theatre offers special talkbacks with artists and staff It offers partnering opportunities with cultural and religious organizations in the community behind the scene tours of its facilities pre and post show receptions and access to its beautiful grounds and award winning gardens as well as discounted tickets for new groups The People s Light and Theatre reaches new audiences through its nationally recognized arts education program Project Discovery This program serves 35 000 young people each year through in school residencies student matinees for free and special projects tailored to specific youth communities plus a year round Theatre School for both young people and adults Be sure to visit PLACES The Bistro at People s Light Theatre with changing menus to bring you the freshest cuisine possible cordially served in an intimate setting Whether sitting by one of the fireplaces before or after the performance or simply enjoying the gardens with some al fresco dining you will be welcomed Call 610 647 8060 for reservations Call the box office for tickets or subscriptions to this outstanding venue of artistic excellence Check the website for the 2007 2008 season of productions SPRINGTON MANOR FARM 860 Springton Manor Road Glenmoore PA 19343 610 942 2450 www chesco org ccparks html Springton Manor Farm is a 300 acre William Penn Manor in agricultural use since the 1700 s It overlooks centuries old sugar maples open pastures and stately Penn Oaks which grace the lower pond A Victorian garden gazebo butterfly house and tiled terrace enhance the ambiance of this historic Chester County home Here families can experience life on a farm with livestock in the pastures and barn plus exhibits of antique farming equipment Catch and release fishing is enjoyed in the pond and hiking trails add to the visitor experience Special events are scheduled throughout the year along with educational school programs and summer camps The Manor House is also available for weddings business meetings family gatherings class reunions or other special celebrations Host your event surrounded by old world elegance and warmth in the Victorian period rooms Full catering facilities are on site Springton Manor Farm is a facility of the Chester Country Parks and Recreation Department Call for information THE GREAT VALLEY NATURE CENTER Route 29 and Hollow Road P O Box 82 Devault PA 19432 610 935 9777 gvncee nni com www gvnc org The Great Valley Nature Center was founded in 1974 as a non profit organization dedicated to providing quality environmental education for school children organized groups and the general public The mission is to stimulate awareness and understanding of our planet to promote a sense of responsibility for it and to teach the skills needed for its care To fulfill these goals the Great Valley Nature Center offers an extensive and diverse array of environmentally based programs both onsite and at nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park In addition Outdoor Schools and educational Day Trips can be arranged at a variety of locations Special Boy and Girl Scout cooperative programs are available A vast array of summer camps are available for children and adult trips are also planned through the year Come visit the Birds of Prey Center set up in 1998 for permanently injured raptors from various wildlife facilities in Pennsylvania Virginia and Alaska At the center are bald eagles owls hawks vultures crows and more To visit the center and enjoy a world of environmental education and hands on experiences call the Great Valley Nature Center for times and fees THE MILL AT ANSELMA PRESERVATION

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  • Schuylkill River Heritage Center at Phoenixville
    and their interests helping to decide what the imagery presented on the mural should be The mural design reflects Phoenixville s iron and steel history and its location on the Schuylkill River It was the first major revitalization project undertaken for the Borough by the Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation A bronze plaque explains the images shown on the mural wall THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE PHOENIXVILLE AREA 204 Church St Phoenixville PA 19460 610 935 7646 Founded in 1977 the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area promotes the rich heritage of the Phoenixville community and is a repository for artifacts documents and photographs of that heritage Located in the former Central Lutheran Church 1872 at Church and Main Streets in Phoenixville the society operates a museum and research library Among permanent exhibits are Native American artifacts early maps and pictures of the area boat models and other artifacts related to the Schuylkill Canal Etruscan Majolica pottery made in Phoenixville in the late 19th Century and an extensive exhibit tracing the growth of the iron and steel industry in Phoenixville The research library contains books documents and photographs related to the history of people places organizations and businesses in the community The Museum and Library are open to the public Wednesdays and Fridays 9 AM to 3 PM the first Sunday of the month 1 to 4 PM and also by appointment HISTORIC REEVES PARK Phoenixville s public square Historic Reeves Park has been Phoenixville s public square since 1872 The land located between 3rd and 4th Avenues and Starr and Main Streets was the gift of David Reeves President of the Phoenix Iron Company The park has always played an important role in the life of the borough Its band shell which was restored using period postcards from 1908

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    s 250 Supporter 500 Preservationist 1 000 Benefactor Other Award Dinner 75 00 The 6th Annual Heritage Award Celebration This year former Congressman Jim Gerlach will be honored at our 6th Heritage Award Celebration A Stroll in the Woods will take place on Thursday Oct 1st at the foundry from 6 00 to 9 00 PM The cost is 75 00 per person If you have any special requests related

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