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 trolley. In addition to a tour of the house, we enjoyed a warm pumpkin beverage and snacks and good conversation.
Children’s activities included playing with historic toys and tools designed for use by children, a harvest pole, and a reading corner. The Children’s Book Share — a basket of carefully selected books offered free to anyone interested — will be a continuing feature at Minshall House, made possible by the generous spirit of the Media Free Store.
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative graciously donated the several varieties of heirloom squash that decorated hearth, steps, windows and tables.