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Glen Mills

The old mills gave the area its name and its character. Workhorses in a pre-industrial age, the 19th-century “Glen Mills” churned out paper ideal for the printing of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes critical to the country’s financial stability in the wake of the Civil War. At the beginning of the previous century, the newly built Newlin Grist Mill drew its power from Chester Creek and transformed raw grain into edible foodstuff without harmful byproducts to foul the water. It was man harnessing nature, in the service of both.

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Host Like a Pro: Upcoming Terrain, West Elm & Sur La Table Workshops Guarantee Holiday Party Success

Host Like a Pro: Upcoming Terrain, West Elm & Sur La Table Workshops Guarantee Holiday Party Success

A series of artisan workshops are unfolding through area-wide stores and cooking schools that’ll shape you into the ultimate holiday party-throwing host. Here’s where to go to become an...

Celebrity Interior Designer and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Star Thom Filicia Welcomes Calico to Glen Mills

Celebrity Interior Designer and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Star Thom Filicia Welcomes Calico to Glen Mills

The reality TV celeb and lauded interior designer will appear at the Thursday, Oct. 3 opening of the new Calico in Glen Mills. We caught up with the star to talk about his new book, design advice...

Inside Chad and Katie Groves' Glen Mills Farmhouse

Inside Chad and Katie Groves' Glen Mills Farmhouse

Stylish décor adds zing to an 18th-century farmhouse in Delaware County.

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Main Line Today Events

  • Cabrini Youth Basketball Camp

    2017.05.24

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades: 4th-10th Location: Nerney Field House- Radnor, PA Monday, July 31, 2017 to Thursday,...

  • 2017 BVSPCA Critter Camp

    2017.06.12

    Come and play at the BVSPCA! BVSPCA Critter Camp is a week-long camp for children between the ages of 7-12. At camp, young animal...

  • Bird Walk

    2017.03.09

    Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly...

  • Hand Bookbinding I Workshop in Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery

    2017.06.24

    Hand Bookbinding I Workshop in Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery...

  • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

    2017.03.03

    Step back in time in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, the critically acclaimed exhibit that brings the story of Prohibition...

  • John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

    2017.05.25

    The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's...

  • Day Out With Thomas

    2017.06.17

    Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road June 17 - 25. The event features a...

  • ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum will organize an...

  • Embody the Light Workshop

    2017.06.24

    In this one-day spiritual intensive, you'll be diving deep into the heart of the Self-realization process. Join international spiritual...

  • EXHIBITION: Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, join us for an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers...

  • Fantasy Faire

    2017.06.24

    The family friendly “Kingdom of Wheaton” comes to life with characters from folklore, fairy tales and fantasy. Strolling costumed...

  • History at Work: "Woodturning"

    2017.06.24

    Join us each month as we explore historic skills and trades with our "History at Work" demonstration series. This month, Rick Shuman...

  • Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form

    2017.03.18

    Featuring a collection of previously undiscovered work by Charles Sheeler, Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural...

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

    Emanation 2017 is a contemporary art project that includes artist residencies, educational programs, and an exhibition featuring new works...

  • 28th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival

    2017.06.24

    Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year, we invite you to share in the tradition...

  • Gallery Exhibit: Creative Glass Center Invitational

    2017.05.20

    This invitational exhibition of new works by Creative[s1]  Glass Center of America Fellowship Program Alumni will explore the artists’...

  • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

    2017.06.24

    From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other...

  • Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

    2016.01.11

    The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights. The Museum of We the People is the first...


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