2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
September 11, 2014 at 7pm
Please join Aston Township Historical Society (ATHS) in observing the first September 11Th of 1777...The Battle of Brandywine. This special event takes place at 7pm on 9/11/2014 at the Aston Township Municipal Building (rear entrance) located just south of 5 point on Pennell Road next to the TD Bank.
The Society is privileged to present 2 noted speakers/historians on this Revolutionary night!
Michael C. Harris, author, educator and tour guide who has worked for the National Park Service will present a power point talk on General James Grant during the Battle. General Grant's troops were the first to camp in Aston! Mr. Harris' interesting book will be available for purchase afterwards.
Nancy Webster is a popular local speaker who has been an educator, tour guide, preservationist and re-enactor who has worked for the County Planning Department. Ms. Webster will speak about the Battle itself and its resulting affect on the area.
Mr. Harris and Ms. Webster will give riveting and fascinating accounts of the Battle that took place so close to home and how it touched Aston. History will truly come alive on this night! A question and answer period will follow.
This very special event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Please see Board members for exciting volunteer opportunties.
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2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Quarterly Meetings & Events
Thursday November 14th, 2013 7 PM at the Township Building on Pennell Road
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Guest Speaker, Kay Ferrari, a local historian, will discuss” Sam Riddle and Man of War, A Man and his Horse”. Along with her vast knowledge of the Riddle family, his homes, his mills and his horses, Kay will present a power point display of photographs collected during her extensive research on the family that gave its name to a hospital, a road and a section of Delaware County.
COME JOIN US FOR AN INTERSTING EVENING!
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7 PM — Aston Township Historical Society - "History of Aston" Nancy Webster will give a lecture on the History of Aston. 7:00 PM - Aston Township Municipal Building, Pennell Road, Aston.
The Aston Township Historical Society will host Nancy Webster, Delaware County historian and professor, on Thursday September12th at 7 PM at the Aston Township Building on Pennell Road. She will kick off the year's celebration of Aston's 325th anniversary as a township with a talk on the early settlement of "Ashton" and what daily life was like here for the first generation of settlers. Did they pay taxes? Were there Native Americans here? What activities occupied those first families? Nancy herself is a descendant of the Dutton family, whose early home is in Aston and whose name is on a prominent local road . Ms. Webster has taught at Neumann and Drexel Universities and currently teaches at Swarthmore College. Come hear the former regional planner describe the life of the very first Astonians! Free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 11:00AM-4PM
Sunday, September 29th: Village Green Schoolhouse will be open Sunday Sept 29 from 10 AM - 2 pm to participate.