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March 2019

“Charles Schoen, Rose Valley’s Unlikely Financial Angel”

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society, 41 Rose Valley Road
Rose Valley, PA 19063
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Learn about the development of Rose Valley in the early 20th century at this lecture presented by the Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society. Geoff Shepard is guest speaker for the event. Light refreshments follow. Admission is $20 ($15 for members). Registration requested.

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Preservation, Conservation, Restoration: Techniques for Working with Historical Textiles

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$35

This historical textiles workshop is quite a distance from Media (1-1/2 to 2 hours each way), but at least one of our members is planning to attend and will offer a ride to interested parties. Led by conservation sewing experts at the Sigal Museum in Easton, the workshop includes demonstrations and hands-on practice of specific techniques. Specialty items and fabric packets will be provided for practice. Please bring your own sewing kit. 9:00-9:30 – Registration and coffee9:30-10:00 – Introduction10:00-11:00 –…

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April 2019

Historic Timeline at Colonial Plantation

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, 3900 North Sandy Flash Dr
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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Visit Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, 2019, to "meet our earliest settlers, chat with members of the Revolutionary generation, time travel to the Civil War, First and Second World War, and more." Open both days: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Historic Timeline at Colonial Plantation

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, 3900 North Sandy Flash Dr
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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Visit Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, 2019, to "meet our earliest settlers, chat with members of the Revolutionary generation, time travel to the Civil War, First and Second World War, and more." Open both days: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Let the Fire Burn, Film Screening and Discussion

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd
Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086 United States
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Free

Pendle Hill, in partnership with Penn State Brandywine, is screening Jason Osder’s documentary about the MOVE bombing in the City of Philadelphia in 1985. Dr. Pauline Guerin and Ulysses Slaughter will co-facilitate group discussions at various segments of the film. Free and open to the public, but please register using the link below.

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Minshall House Open

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minshall House, 417 East Front Street, Media, PA 19063
Media, Pennsylvania 19063 United States
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Free

Media Historical Society's Minshall House will be open to visitors in conjunction with nearby Providence Friends Meeting's Spirit of Our Ancestors Celebration. The Minshall House is the birthplace of William H. Ridley, the first African American attorney in Delaware County and the son of freedom seekers Cornelius and Martha Jane Ridley who were assisted by members of Providence Meeting.

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Spirit of Our Ancestors: A Celebration of History and Human Spirit

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Providence Friends Meeting, 105 North Providence Road
Media, PA 19063 United States
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Free

Please join Providence Friends Meeting at a spiritual memorial and historic celebration honoring the courageous freedom seekers and the national and local abolitionists and free blacks who helped them. This celebration of the human spirit will include a Harriet Tubman storyteller, performances by the Lincoln University Choir and recording artist Dani Ocean, inspiration from local religious leaders, and personal recollections from Providence Meeting member Sam Lemon, Ed.D., whose maternal ancestors, Cornelius and Martha Jane Ridley, were among freedom seekers sheltered…

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Minshall House Open

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minshall House, 417 East Front Street, Media, PA 19063
Media, Pennsylvania 19063 United States
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Media Historical Society's Minshall House will be open to visitors in conjunction with nearby Providence Friends Meeting's Spirit of Our Ancestors Celebration. The Minshall House is the birthplace of William H. Ridley, the first African American attorney in Delaware County and the son of freedom seekers Cornelius and Martha Jane Ridley who were assisted by members of Providence Meeting.

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May 2019

A Few Friends: Quakers Who Made History

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Delaware County Institute of Science, 11 Veterans Square
Media, PA 19063
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Free

Celia Caust-Ellenborgen, Archivist at the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, is this month's lecturer at Delaware County Institute of Science's Second Monday Lecture Series. Lecture begins at 7:30 pm.

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1971 (Documentary) – Before Watergate, Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Media Fellowship House, 302 South Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063 United States
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Free

A 2014 documentary about an event of national consequence that took place in Media, PA, presented by Media Fellowship House as part of its Film Speaks series. A Q &A session to follow the screening. "On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and…

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