Chadds Ford Historical Society Takes You Shopping at a Colonial Marketplace May 17th

                                                     Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market
“To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday May 17th from 7-9 pm, we will have plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace or town in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make themselves.

For this month, the tavern will be filled with area artisans who still make 18th century inspired crafts, including: Chadds Ford Canvas (floor cloths), Brandywine Bowls, Historic Delights Jewelry, Olde Liberty Goods, Scarlett Forge Blacksmithing, Colonial peddler demonstrations, paper cutting, weaving and more!

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. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

Be sure to mark your calendars for other Tavern Talks we will be doing throughout the year, including:

June 21 – Enlightened!
September 13 – Liberty or Death
October 11 – Fermented & Tormented
November 8 – Sugar & Spice

For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at or visit Tickets can be purchased directly at


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