2018 Spring Lecture Series at Chadds Ford Historical Society

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s 2018 Spring Lecture Series called “Picturing The Past” uses historic images to discuss a wide variety of historical topics. The series includes four lectures during consecutive weeks:

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Eyewitness Images form the American Revolution, Arthur Lefkowitz
This slide presentation is based on Lefkowitz’s new book titled Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution. Despite the absence of photography and combat illustrators, the American Revolution was accurately recorded by a number of artists.  As a historian Lefkowitz, also authored 6 award winning books about the American Revolution. He will present a color slide presentation of 18th Century artistry in the form of studio executed history paintings, portraits, illustrations, maps and rapidly executed drawings done in the field. The pictures in the presentation have been gathered from   museums in the United States, Canada, Ireland, England and France.

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Pets In America: The Story of Our Lives with Animals at Home; Dr. Katherine Grier
Kasey Grier is a history professor and Director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware. Dr. Grier is a specialist in material culture studies whose research interests lie in the history of everyday life in America. Her presentation reflects a travelling exhibition that has been touring the United States since 2006. Her most recent book, Pets in America: A History grew out of a developing interest in the history of animal-human interaction.

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.

Charles Philips: Draftsman, Bicyclist & Photographer, Pamela C. Powell
Pamela Powell, Photo Archivist with the Chester County Historical Society, will introduce you to the photography of Charles Philips, an ambitious young draftsman with the Pusey and Jones Company in Wilmington, who photographed working mills, covered bridges, railroads, churches and Friends meetinghouses in southern Chester County and northern Delaware. He photographed the landscape on his bicycling adventures riding north out of Wilmington between 1895 and 1912.
Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April  5th, 7:00 p.m.
Chadds Ford Then and Now II, Phyllis Recca
This presentation is a continuation of Phyllis’s first lecture for CFHS and covers eight new sites in the Chadds Ford area. Learn about Christy’s Restaurant and Reyburn’s Tavern, viewing rare historic photos from private collections. Find out what happened to Quimby’s Gas Station and why there was confusion regarding the Chadds Ford Barbershop sign created by N.C. Wyeth. This fascinating lecture helps us to discover more about our local heritage and how places have changed over time.

Admission to the lectures is free for all CFHS members and $5 for non-members. All tickets are at the door; no advance ticketing is available. The 2018 Spring Lectures Series is held in the CFHS Barn Visitors Center at 1736 Creek Road (Rt. 100), Chadds Ford, PA 19317. For more information please visit our website www.chaddsfordhistory.org.