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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.

Main Line Today Events

  • Academy Explorers Camp

    2014.07.07

    Academy Explorers Camp at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University offers children ages 5–12 a unique, fun and engaging...

  • Exhibitions in the Community: Laura at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology

    2014.03.04

      Main Line Art Center is proud to present Professional Artist Member Laura's solo show at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in Haverford, as...

  • Great Valley Nature Center

    2014.06.09

    Our mission is to provide the best camp experience for your children - experiences that are fun and will be remembered for a lifetime. We are...

  • Birds of Paradise

    2014.05.03

    An elegant example of extreme evolution, New Guinea’s birds-of-paradise show off their feathery flair during elaborate mating rituals. In this...

  • Franklin Square

    2014.03.01

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

  • 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...

  • Doctor Dolittle, Jr. ….at UD Summer Stage!

    2014.07.23

    Imagine if we could talk to the animals. Based on the classic movie musical starring Rex Harrison. Dr. Dolittle, Jr. is a Summer Stage premiere...

  • Forging Faith, Building Freedom

    2013.09.27

    Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September...

  • Community Arts Center’s Member’s Exhibition

    2014.07.13

    Community Arts Center invites the community to a free opening reception for the annual Member’s Exhibition in the Duke Gallery, 414 Plush...

  • Art After 5

    2013.08.16

    Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00–8:45 p.m. With an eclectic mix of...

  • Frank Wyso "Color and Form"

    2014.06.06

    An eclectic survey of the 20th Century's American treasure, Frank Wysochansky. Discover this outsider folk artist's evocative...

  • Kidchella

    2014.07.25

    We are thrilled to announce Smith's first kids music festival—Kidchella! Join us Friday, July 25th, 6-8PM, for a fantastic line-up of music...

  • Beginner Running Clinic

    2014.05.27

    A 10-week program designed to safely progress beginning runners at a pace that's right for you. Each session includes a coach-led group...

  • Brandywine Ballet Summer Performance at Rose Tree Park

    2014.07.25

    Brandywine Ballet will perform in Delaware County's Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 pm.

  • Audrey & Chris

    2014.03.21

    This talented duo brings their listeners a mixture of old and new with an energy that has won them a large and devoted following. You’ll hear...

  • 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...

  • Marvel Universe LIVE!

    2014.07.24

    Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one...

  • 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....

  • 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...


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