2018 Chester County Historic Preservation Network Town Tours and Village Walks

October 25 — Scarborough Faire: Are you Going?

Holly Cusumano and her husband Steve will take you on a virtual trip to the Faire. You will learn about the history of the ancient festival and the song of the same name. Holly has been a member of The Herb Society of America for many years and has studied the history of herb usage. Find out more about the historic use of herbs, what you can grow in your pots or garden and how to use them.

$15.00 preregistration required. Optional weather permitting garden stroll 5:30-6:00pm, box supper and refreshments from 6:00-6:30pm, Program 6:30-7:30pm.

December 13 — A Christmas Past

Jane Peters Estes has developed an extensive expertise focusing on traditions, lifestyles and fashions concerning the period surrounding the American Civil War and extending into the Victorian era. Her holiday program explores the origins of many of our Yuletide holiday traditions (i.e. tree, hanging stockings by the fire) and highlights Christmas customs observed during the Civil War (1861-65).  Her presentation will be accompanied with interesting stories, examples and recreations of actual fashions, and illustrations from the period.

$15.00 preregistration required. Arm Chair tour of Historic Yellow Springs, box supper and refreshments 5:30-6:00pm, Program 6:00-7:00pm.

Location and Reservations:

Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA.

Call Karen Marshall at 610-344-6923 or email Nancy Shields at nshields@chesco.org.