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Chadds Ford and Kennett Square

It was at the property of John Chads in then-Birmingham Township that the Brandywine River turned shallow, allowing 18th-century travelers along the ancestral road of U.S. Route 1 to cross. When water levels rose and submerged the ford, the enterprising Chad operated a ferry to secure passage. When the Redcoats and the Continentals dueled here in 1777, General George Washington hoped to divert British troops to other fords along the Brandywine, but he eventually found his army outflanked and retreated. A depiction of the battle by illustrator Howard Pyle hangs in the Brandywine River Museum, the legacy of his star student, N.C. Wyeth, and succeeding generations of Wyeths, Andrew and Jamie.

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Chadds Ford and Kennett Square Articles

From Farmhouse to Townhouse

From Farmhouse to Townhouse

Modernizing a Chadds Ford townhouse with classic touches requires a complete overhaul.

Honeygrow Opens its Third Location Along Radnor-Chester Road

Honeygrow Opens its Third Location Along Radnor-Chester Road

PLUS: The annual Taste of Phoenixville returns Jan. 16 and TV chef Rick Bayless makes his East Coast debut

Ring in the Holidays with West Chester Public Library's Holiday Home Tour and Chadds Ford Historical Society's 28th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour

Ring in the Holidays with West Chester Public Library's Holiday Home Tour and Chadds Ford Historical Society's 28th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour

PLUS: Willow's Jennifer Fuller shares her holiday gift picks for discerning tastes.

Main Line Today Events

  • Chestnut Hil College Calendar of Events

    2014.09.02

  • Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield

    2014.08.23

    The vibrant, visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), one of the leading American artists of the 20th century, are the focus of...

  • Brandywine Harvest Market

    2014.09.20

    From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River...

  • Matthew Jensen: Alongside Tall Grasses

    2014.08.23

    The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspires a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen. The installation...

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.03.01

    Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired...

  • Franklin Square

    2014.03.01

    Award-winning Franklin Square is a family friendly play place located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia.

  • Pinned! Insect Art, Insect Science

    2014.08.09

    Christopher Marley’s insect artwork celebrates what he calls the latent elegance and lustrous beauty of insects. Pinned! Insect Art,...

  • Footprints of Peace Celebration

    2014.09.21

    Philadelphia’s Sonia Sanchez, an internationally renowned poet and peace activist, lends her vision and hosts a joyful and transformative...

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    2014.09.02

    Santander Bank, N.A.’s “$20,000 Field Goal Challenge,” inviting Philadelphia Eagles fans to enter to win the chance of a...

  • Radnor Fall Festival

    2014.09.21

    Join the Wayne Business association for the 22nd Annual Radnor Fall Festival. Fun for the whole family! See your friends and meet new ones! Live...

  • Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

    2014.04.24

    The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the...

  • Love Grows Peace: Recent Mandala Paintings by Paul Downie

    2014.09.07

    Love Grows Peace: Recent Mandala Paintings by Paul Downie features a series of mandala paintings that the artist has completed over the last...

  • Oktoberfest at Glenmorgan Bar & Grill

    2014.09.20

    Enjoy the Best of the Wurst During Oktoberfest at Glenmorgan! Don your lederhosen and stop in to Glenmorgan Bar & Grill any night for dinner...

  • Bare Bonz

    2014.03.21

    Playing all of your favorite pop, funk and blues hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond–Bare Bonz keeps the Boiler Room dance floor full! Don...

  • Edgardo Cintron & Friends

    2014.04.25

    You won’t be able to resist getting out on the dance floor when popular Latin artist Edgardo Cintron and his talented combo return this...

  • Plantation Field Horse Trials

    2014.09.21

    Formed in 1985 Fair Hill Equestrian Events, Inc. now Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc is a not for-profit Corporation which has filed...

  • Historic Properties Open for Tours

    2014.04.01

    Make plans now and be among the first to tour the N. C. Wyeth House  and Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and Kuerner Farm this spring. Package...

  • Day Out with Thomas

    2014.09.13

    Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and...

  • Main Line Photography Sessions for Families, Children, Babies

    2012.12.18

    We care about each of our clients and do everything possible to ensure that their vision is realized and their expectations exceeded....

  • Photography Sessions

    2013.11.01

    Our work translates the beauty and feelings—the intangible yet essential components of any event or portrait session–and develops them...


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