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2009 

West Grove, Pennsylvania-A Well-Preserved Town   At the intersection of Evergreen and Prospect Streets in historic West Grove, Pennsylvania, you can get an idea of what it must have been like in 1893, when this Borough was incorporated.  Named after the West Grove Quaker Meeting House, the town w...
08/26/2009
The Penn Township Park is located in Jennersville, next to the Jennersville Regional Hospital, and across the street from the YMCA. There are gazebos and picnic tables for rent in the park by contacting the Township office.  The Jennersville YMCA was a beehive of activity around the kiddie and a...
08/23/2009
Although a Penn grant for the area dates back to 1706, and native inhabitants were here from the Seventh Century, the Borough of Avondale was not chartered until 1894. Many people pass through the town as they are headed from the Port of Wilmington to Lancaster County, but few stop to look at th...
08/21/2009
August, 2009 is a time of celebration for Wilmington and the Delaware Historical Society, for 2 reasons.  The first is that the Christopher L. Ward Reading Room of the Research Library has reopened with a new heating and cooling system in their converted bank building at 505 Market Street. The se...
08/17/2009
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The West Grove postal area includes many communities, the most populated is probably Jennersville.  With activities centered on Old Baltimore Pike and the Route 1 expressway, lots of activity is found centered on the intersection with Route 796. Here can be found a large modern shopping center wh...
08/15/2009
 Winterthur, an American country estate, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and19th-century European cou...
08/15/2009
I was delighted today to see the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly in my Wilmington garden.  It seemed attracted by the zinnias and the (what else?) butterfly bush.  And to find out that it was the Delaware State Butterfly, adopted in 1999 was the icing on the cake.  Enjoy the photos with me!          
08/10/2009
The village of West Grove derived its name from the Friends Meeting House on Harmony Road built in 1787 several miles west of the Friends Meeting House in the village of London Grove. The March 28, 1885 Daily Local News described West Grove as "one of the most flourishing villages in this county"...
08/10/2009
The August First Friday Art Stroll in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania,  turned into a murder mystery with the help of the KATS (Kennett Area Theatrical Society). A popular place to meet in town, under the clock at the corner of State and Union at the Genesis Walkway was mobbed with amateur sleuths t...
08/08/2009
As part of the Town Tours and Village Walks series on summer Thursday nights, we were invited to share the history of Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania last night. The Lenape Indians first discovered the springs thousands of years ago, using the healing powers of their iron...
08/07/2009
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