Salute to 18th c. Labor   Saturday, August 30th,
Sunday, August 31st & Monday, September 1st
11 AM - 5 PM, last entry at 4 PM

Blacksmith Ben

It will be a weekend of work and fun on the farm. Bring a picnic lunch and see all our farm animals. There will be house tours, garden tours, hearth cooking, woodworking, long rifle demonstrations, spinning, weaving, working with flax, dulcimer music, and colonial games. 



  Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for children  & seniors  Children under 4 and members are free.


Paranormal Investigation of the Colonial Plantation with Delmarva Historic Haunts

Saturday, September 6th

$25.00 per person (ages 12+)

8 PM & 11 PM
Reservations required

8 PM session is SOLD OUT!

Historic Haunts Saturday, September 6th at 8 PM or 11 PM 

Join us for a tour with Delmarva Historic Haunts on September 6th!

 More details can be found here on the event page.


Marcus Hook Preservation Society
The Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Association
cordially invite you to join us for
The 6th Annual W3R® Celebration
and Free Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Festivities begin at the Historic Plank House at 12:30PM
221 Market Street
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

The day will begin at 12:30 with a brief tour and discussion of the historic 18th century Plank House which the Marcus Hook Preservation Society is raising funds to restore.
At 1:00PM a brief ceremony will be held. It will begin at the Plank House and will walk 1 block to St. Martin’s Cemetery where we will honor the patriots from Marcus Hook who are buried there.
Following the ceremony at the cemetery, we will walk 1 block to the Community Center where Mr. Andrew Miller, a graduate of Villanova University with a MA in History, and who is a full-time History Instructor at Neumann University, will offer a presentation on the Revolutionary War. Mr. Miller is the Founder and Advisor to the University History Club and has also developed courses on the American Revolution, Civil War and many other topics. Mr. Miller has been the featured speaker at various public libraries and historical societies including Middletown Free Library, Swarthmore Public Library, Rachel Kohl Public Library, Haverford Public Library, Norwood Historical Society, Springfield Historical Society and many others. His first novel The Winter Soldiers was published in 2004.
A FREE ice cream social will immediately follow the lecture.
This event is sponsored by Chester Water Authority





Dear SEPTA and friends of transportation.  As you may know, this year is the 50th anniversary of SEPTA and the 10th year of OcTrolleyFest, and I invite you to talk about ways we can join together in celebration of a system that links us all.  OcTrolleyFest started as a celebration of transportation heritage and community in 2005, centering on our region's oldest line still operating over its original route (the No. 11 Subway-Surface (Green line) to Darby, Delaware County which started as a horse car line in 1858).  In past years, we chartered a PCCII  to make the loop between Darby, Yeadon and Southwest Philadelphia with guided tours and information about the many historic sites along the route (see below).  Last year we changed the format to encourage people to buy SEPTA one-Day Convenience passes (8 rides for $8 on any subway, bus or trolley) which provides access to Darby, Upper Darby, Media, Norristown, Collingdale, Sharon Hill, Drexel Hill, Yeadon, University City, Center City, West Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, the Delaware River Waterfront, Cobbs Creek Park, Mt Moriah Cemetery, Eden Cemetery, Woodlands Cemetery, Independence Hall, The Philadelphia Zoo, Bartram's Garden, the Grange Estate, the Swedish Cabin, the Minshall House,  the Heinz Wildlife Refuge and a myriad of other historic sites, all by light rail.  This year we are working toward Saturday, October 11 (Columbus Day Weekend) with a theme of “Discover a New (and Old) World on a Trolley". There are several ways to participate: Placemap. Our primary promotional item has been the “Placemap” which has information about area attractions and ways to get there.  Samples of past “placemaps” and further information supplied upon request. Art Contest. For the past five years we have held an art contest for 5th graders. Last year we had 266 entries from 11 different area schools. Although they were all variations on a theme (trolleys), the variations, and the creativity of our young people, was amazing.  After the contest, the pictures were left up for a time at Sharon Savings Bank, who helped sponsor  the contest.   Participate (promote, guide, or host tours, contests, events, etc). The possibilities are endless including geo-caching, Septa Selfies, guided tours to sites, music, food, fun.  Time is fleeting but we will welcome an opportunity to talk about possibilities. We hope you will be on board.

John and Jan Haigis, OcTrolleyFest Coordinators 1006 Main Street Darby, PA 19023 (610) 583-0788


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