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Chadds Ford Historical Society 2012 Spring Lecture Series


The Chadds Ford Historical Society invites you to escape these last weeks of winter with their upcoming Spring Lecture Series. Learn from local experts as they take you on a tour of the best of the Brandywine Valley.

All lectures are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at the Society’s Barn Visitors Center located at 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

Admission is $10 and includes the lecture and light refreshments afterward. Lectures are free for CFHS members.

For more information, visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610.388.7376.

February 28, 2012
Ray and Mary McKay: Covered Bridges of Chester County and Beyond

Walk along with the McKays as they lead us on the picturesque trail of our historic covered bridges. Learn about the design, construction, and fascinating features of these wonderful Pennsylvania treasures. Ray displays his large-scale model, revealing various sections of construction to enhance our understanding and appreciation of these special bridges.

March 13, 2012
Van Heyneker: The Care and Feeding of Antique Furniture

Master cabinet-maker and owner of Van Heyneker Woodworking discusses a variety of problems and repairs common to antique furniture and gives specific recommendations for continuing care of these special pieces. Van answers questions and discusses concerns from the audience.

March 27, 2012
Eric and Lee Miller: Up from the Ground: Growing a Wine Region in the Brandywine Valley

“Pennsylvania wines? Are you crazy?” When Eric and Lee Miller moved to Chadds Ford in 1982 to start the Chaddsford Winery, this was the question they heard most often. Today, 30 years later, they are referred to as pioneers of the Pennsylvania wine industry, architects of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, and nationally recognized winemakers. Come hear the story of their 30-year struggle to grow grapes, make premium wines, and create a popular wine region where none existed before. The Millers” lecture will be followed by a book signing for Eric’s new book, The Vintner’s Apprentice.