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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

  • Face Value

    2014.10.06

    Nick Cassway, Mark Khaisman, and Steven Earl Weber approach portraiture, commodification, and social commentary through the manipulation of...

  • Element Six's First Year Anniversary

    2014.10.24

    Element Six is celebrating their First Year Anniversary the weekend of October 24th – 26th! During the entire weekend, we are...

  • Chestnut Hil College Calendar of Events

    2014.09.02

  • 3D Decoupage Artist from Bala Cynwyd Displays Work at Martins Run

    2014.10.15

    “Just as we view the world in three dimensions, so too is my form of artwork viewed three dimensionally,” says Dale Dunoff, who taught...

  • 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...

  • Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought

    2014.09.20

    Over his remarkable seven-decade career, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) created thousands of drawings in graphite and watercolor, a body of work that he...

  • Chocolate: The Exhibition

    2014.10.11

    Immerse yourself in a sumptuous world of chocolate and discover the captivating scientific and cultural history of one of the world’s favorite...

  • 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...

  • Fall Family Fun Days

    2014.09.13

     Join us on Saturdays mid-September to the end of October for food, hay rides, pick-your-own fruit and plenty of kids’ activities...

  • Breast Workout Ever!

    2014.10.25

    Join Lucille Roberts KOP for the Breast Workout Ever!! We are hosting a 1-hour, FREE outdoor workout including Zumba, Butt & Gutt, Chickboxing...

  • DETROIT

    2014.10.18

    By Lisa D’Amour A Pulitzer Prize finalist! Somewhere in the suburbs, Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the transient couple...

  • DETROIT Backstage Tour

    2014.10.25

    Join a member of PTC’s staff for a post-matinee backstage tour of the DETROIT set. Learn how the set was conceived and built, and how the crew...

  • BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out Evening

    2014.10.04

    Did you know that a bull’s heart is five times larger than a human heart? That chickens can travel up to 9 miles an hour? Embark on an...

  • CABARRET: LADIES' NIGHT OUT MASTER CLASS AT SCULPERE

    2014.10.25

    CABARRET: LADIES' NIGHT OUT MASTER CLASS AT SCULPERE Saturday, October 25th at 6pm Sculpere Studio, 209 Poplar...

  • Brinton Lodge Haunted House

    2014.10.03

    Brinton Lodge Haunted House presents "Horror in Free Love Valley." As the spirits awaken, the legend grows! Experience a horrifying dreamscape...

  • Ardmore Music Hall's In The Pocket

    2014.10.25

    David Uosikkinen of the Hooters and his band, In The Pocket return to the Ardmore Music Hall (23 East Lancaster Ave; 610 649-8389) on...

  • Barnett's Halloween Party

    2014.10.25

    Barnett’s Halloween Party Birthday Party/Fundraiser  Gourmet Buffet Free Drink 9-10 Best Costume Prizes 50/50, Basket...

  • 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...

  • 22nd Anniversary All Hallows' Eve Ball

    2014.10.25

    The All Hallows’ Eve Costume Ball is the Young Friends' annual gala fundraiser. This year’s theme is Mid-Autumn’s Night Dream.  Mortal,...


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