We’re Growing Our Website

Please bear with us as we develop our new website to include new types of information related to the history of Media and our local area. We have a backlog of stories to add to our News section, and our volunteers will be working on this section and developing other areas of the website, as […]

A Street Address for Minshall House

417 East Front Street, Media, PA For the first time since Robert Vernon’s land grant was surveyed by William Penn’s surveyors in September 1682, a piece of that grant — the property where the Minshall House stands at the corner of East Front and Providence Road — has its own street address. It wasn’t until […]

Holiday Open House 2018

The Minshall House, all decked out for the holiday season, opened its doors on Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2018, to the Media community. Many families came to see the decorations made by 4th-grade art students at Media Elementary School and to meet MHS’s special guest, SANTA CLAUS. As a special treat, photographer Paul Indorf, snapped […]

Fall Festival at Minshall House

Falling leaves, scarecrow, corn shocks, pumpkins! It’s FALL, and Media residents and guests celebrated with a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2019, at the Minshall House. The event was held in conjunction with OCTrolleyFest, an annual celebration of the Philadelphia region’s transportation system. Visitors came from all over Delaware County, some even arriving by […]

Colonial Day 2018 at Middletown Presbyterian

What a treat to join with other local history lovers, reenactors, Colonial period demonstrators, dancers, and musicians playing period music, on September 16, 2018, at the historic Middletown Presbyterian Church near Elwyn. MHS’s Fran Sheldon found a shady spot to set up a table to tell visitors about the Minshall House and to demonstrate spinning […]

The Southery Log House at Bethel

Bethel Township Preservation Society held its annual Log House Open House on May 20th, 2018, with demonstrations and activities focused on colonial life. Representing the Media Historical Society, Fran Sheldon demonstrated spinning on her 18th-century “great” (AKA “walking”) wheel. John and Jan Haigis of Past Times Present strolled the grounds, providing musical entertainment on several […]