In the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum's new exhibit,
Athletes and Authors
Books by and about Delaware County Sports Legends,
there is a special baseball section saluting those Delaware County players who served in the military. Given special recognition in this section are Jimmy Dykes (WW I ), Mickey Vernon, Danny Murtaugh, and Stanley Glenn (WW II), and Terry Allvord (Iraq). In association with this exhibit, the museum is sponsoring a Veterans Day Contest. If you know the names of the living members of Baseball's Hall of Fame that served in the military during WW II, email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. On November 11th (Veterans Day), a winner will be selected from all correct answers submitted. The museum has a nice surprise gift for the winner. The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum is located in the Granite Run Mall, on the second floor near Boscov's, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4:30 pm.
Ridley Creek State Park
"Farming, Where we really get our food"
An enjoyable, educational and fun hands-on learning experience for children ages 6 to 12Saturday, November 111 AM - 1 PM
Free to members, Cost of admission for non members ($6).Reservations are required and group size is limited.
Home for the Holidays
begins in Aston
on November 2, 2014
noon to 2pm,
when Aston Township Historical Society
welcomes the public to it's annual Holiday Tea, Tour, and Tree Trimming event at the Village Green School House.
This charming one room school house offers a step back in time. Help decorate the Christmas Tree, ring the school bell, enjoy the antique toy display, sit in a replica outhouse, sit at an old fashion desk and put your head through the story board to take pictures! Plus free goodies! What a delightful way to start off the Holiday Season and gift shopping! Village Green School House is located on Old Pennell Road, just off Pennell Road north of 5 Points next to Aston Vets. The event is free and open to the public. Aston Historical welcomes old photos, donations and volunteers. To make this day even better, the beautiful historic Cavalry Episcopal Church is conducting free guided tours of their historic cemetery which dates back to the early 1800's. Take a leisurely stroll to meet and learn about our interesting and noted "neighbors" from 11:30am to 2pm. There will be actors depicting the notable "guests" to enhance the guided tour! The cemetery is located behind this quaint and treasured church on Mount Road just off Pennell Road across from Kings Mill. This event is also free and open to the public. Donations are also welcomed. This also is a great opportunity for Passport to History students to get their passports stamped! Please start the Holiday Season in Aston at these events!
An early start to the Holiday Season can be found in Aston Township Historical Society's closing of their 2014 season with two very special guests from Concord Township Historical Society on Thursday November 13, 2014!
Al Eelman and Ed Keane will present a talk on
"When The Railway Came To Concord"
Al and Ed will share their information and pictures on the railways between 1857-1972. This local railway even transported troops during WWII and was also used to ship mushrooms from this area to Philadelphia. The railway once went from WaWa to Perryville and from Philadelphia to Perryville and up the Port Deposit Road to Harrisburg. At first it was called the Philadelphia and Baltimore Central and later the Octorara branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Please join Aston Historical for a fun and interesting "train ride" to history on Thursday November 13Th, 2014 at 7pm at the Aston Township Municipal Building located on Pennell Road, just south of 5 Points, next to TD Bank, rear entrance. There will be a brief meeting initially. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45pm. The Society welcomes old photos, donations and volunteers.