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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

  • Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    2016.11.24

    Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG returns to Philadelphia for the 2016 holiday season at an exciting new location....

  • Headed to the White House

    2016.11.02

    The Next President of the United States Will Be … You! Experience Headed to the White House the only exhibit of its kind, uniquely created...

  • Drawn to Dinosaurs

    2015.11.01

    Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.10.05

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • “Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream” Exhibition

    2016.03.08

    Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.11

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.07

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine

    2016.11.19

    Design Currents presents the work of three contemporary designers—Oki Sato of Tokyo, Faye Toogood of London, and Zanini de Zanine of Rio...

  • Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House

    2016.10.25

    Classical Splendor showcases a suite of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for the house of Philadelphia merchant William...

  • Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild Holiday Sale

    2016.12.02

    Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild will hold their annual Handcrafted Holiday Sale in the Duke Gallery, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford,...

  • Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII

    2016.10.25

    This exhibition presents a new work by Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, I through VII, which continues the artist’s exploration of...

  • All Good Gifts Great and Small, Handcrafted Holiday Gifts

    2016.10.15

    Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Be inspired and find something for everyone on your list at the Gallery of Fine Craft. The...

  • Christmas Village in Baltimore

    2016.11.24

    German Christmas sails into Baltimore! West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will once again transform into a European Wonderland for...

  • A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place®

    2016.11.19

    A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame...

  • Franklin Square Holiday Festival

    2016.11.11

    The 2016 Franklin Square Holiday Festival includes a winter beer garden with fire pits and the brand new Ben’s Sweets &...

  • BYOK

    2016.11.02

    BYOK (Bring Your Own Kid) to Ardé EVERY Tuesday night We're giving your weeknights something to look forward...

  • Found

    2016.11.09

    Join Philadelphia Theatre Company for our comedy musical Found! They say that no one writes letters anymore, but Davy knows that’s not...

  • 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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