Visit historic Newlin Grist Mill on Saturday, September 8th for their Annual Archaeology Festival, held in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Department. 

Excavations are conducted under the leadership of professional archaeologist Keith Doms.
Discover the rich heritage that lies beneath our feet by assisting professional archaeologists with excavation and cleaning the artifacts. The festival will also feature displays of local archaeology projects and Native American cooking by the Time Chef, Henry Ward. Younger visitors will especially enjoy our “Kids Dig” and pottery assembly activities. A food vendor will be onsite during the day, as well.

FREE admission and parking
For more information, visit The Newlin Grist Mill Website or call the site at 610-459-2359

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
10:00am-3:00pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA


ON TUESDAY, SEPT 11TH
Attend special 9/11 Ceremonies at the Brandywine Battlefield.
The Battlefield has been hosting a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony each year.  It is free to the public, and takes place from 6 to 7pm. The event features re-enactors for a musket salute, George Washington is portrayed by living biographer, Carl Closs and there is a moving ringing of the 9/11 bells.  This is a rare opportunity to remember those who died on the anniversary of their death with friends and neighbors.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 459-3342


THURSDAY, SEPT 13TH:
Chadds Ford Historical Society's Tavern Talks are always fun, interesting and thought provoking, taking us back in time through food, demonstrations and experiences. This month's topic asks: Liberty or Death?  

Will you join the Cause or support the Crown? Come and explore the American Revolution from a variety of perspectives. Converse with a camp follower (portrayed by Deborah Peterson) and learn about women’s roles with the army.

Sing along to sea shanties and learn some sailor phrases to make life on the sea more bearable. Brandywine Battlefield Park will test your skill with soldier drills to determine if you would have been recruited. If you are not convinced to join the American Cause, it has been rumored that a British soldier may be trying to recruit potential soldiers for the Crown.

Finally, explore Revolutionary War-era symbols and signs from Philip Marc Sons of Liberty.

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
At the Barns-Brinton House, 630 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Admission is $20 for non-members, $15 for members.
Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online, as space is limited.


SUNDAY, SEPT 16TH:
Middletown Colonial Day shows us that everything old can become new again!

Experience Colonial Era re-enactors, Music, Dance, Games, Toys and Crafts.

And if you've never enjoyed an 18th Century meal,you're in for a treat at noon-time!

Held at the Middletown Presbyterian Church, the day begins with a Colonial Day worship service at 10:30AM, patterned after the style of the 18th Century complete with a“tithingman” armed with his feather and knob to discourage rowdiness and napping. Following the service a meal of typical 18th century fare will be served.

Activities for both children and adults take place from Noon to 3pm. A  sheep will be sheared by hand along with demonstrations of spinning, cooking, wool preparation, sewing, weaving, blacksmithing, and Colonial music and dancing.

Re-enactors and participants include 1st Continental Regiment of Foot, Thomas Minshall House, Caleb Pusey House, Marple Newtown Community Band and The Lazaretto.

Tours of the historic cemetery will feature graves of Revolutionary War soldiers, the probable site of the original church building and several first person narrators will portray early prominent community members.

Colonial Day Information

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
273 S. Old Middletown Rd.
Media, PA  19063
610-565-4080