Delaware County 100 Years ago Through Postcards

Say it Rah-shay By Jul 11, 2012 No Comments

My friend, Keith Lockhart, shared this upcoming event with me. I hope you are able to check it out.

From the press release:

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park presents Delaware County 100 Years ago Through Postcards.

Example of what you will see!

On Wednesday, July 18 the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation will offer its first ever “Wednesday Evening at the Farm” with a special presentation by local historian, Keith Lockhart. The gate opens at 6 PM, and visitors can bring their picnic dinner, blankets and chairs to enjoy a leisurely picnic before the evening’s offerings get underway. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

At 7 PM Lockhart will present a program featuring his prized collection of Delaware County postcards. Lockhart’s collection is considered the largest of its kind in the region. Take a trip through Delaware County 100 years ago when postcards were the rage! The program will take place in the Plantation’s colonial era wagon barn.

During the evening the Plantation farmhouse and the kitchen garden will be available for tours. Demonstrations taking place include textile making and long rifle firing. Of course, the Plantation’s farm animals will be around for viewing. 

Closing time is 9 PM. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 4 are free.

The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park and is easily reached via Routes 3, 352, 252 or Providence Road. 

This is a weather permitting event. If the weather is uncertain, check the Plantation’s website at or call the Plantation office at610 566-1725 and listen for the message.

Keith blogs at Delaware County History. See more images here.


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