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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

  • 10th Annual Chester Country Balloon Festival

    2016.06.24

    The Chester County Balloon Festival is a must attend event providing family fun for all ages. Seeing a hot air balloon brings out the little kid in...

  • Day out with Thomas

    2016.06.18

    Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® is kicking off summer with its Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go...

  • Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System

    2016.04.18

    America emerged victorious from the Revolutionary War in 1783 having won its independence. But by 1787, the country was essentially bankrupt, with...

  • Early Ride Time at Sesame Place

    2016.06.20

    Big Bird & Super Grover Season Pass Members and guests using a Transferable Season Pass are invited to early park entry with exclusive ride...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Escape The 1980s

    2016.05.13

    Philly's largest escape room game! A pop up experience through 2016 Escape The 1980s is Philly's largest room escape game. Players...

  • Escape The 1980s

    2016.05.13

    Philly's largest escape room game. A pop up experience (here through 2016). Escape The 1980's is Philly's largest and top rated room...

  • 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...

  • Creative Africa

    2016.05.14

    From contemporary photography, fashion and architecture to centuries-old sculpture, Creative Africa presents the visionary work of...

  • At the Center: Masters of American Craft

    2015.08.22

    Explore innovative examples of contemporary craft by fiber artist Ted Hallman and ceramist Robert Winokur. Drawn from the Philadelphia Museum of...

  • ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL

    2016.06.26

    Tyler Arboretum kicks off its summer events line-up on with its ‘Arts in Nature Festival’. This new community arts festival...

  • 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...

  • Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940–1960

    2016.03.26

    Uncover a vibrant period of experimentation in this selection of masterful prints. Breaking Ground reveals the variety of ways in which...

  • Century 21's Biannual Clearance Sale

    2016.06.23

    Century 21 Department Store’s biannual clearance sale begins June 23rd!  Don’t miss out on this limited time offer, featuring...

  • 27th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival

    2016.06.25

    The Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 2016 27th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year we invite you to share in the...

  • 6th Annual Burger Brawl presented by Comcast Business

    2016.06.26

    XFINITY Live is set to host the 6th Annual Burger Brawl, which will be held rain or shine. It will feature restaurants...

  • 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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