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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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    This exhibition reflects the rich diversity of style and expression in American art created between 1870 and 1950. Assembled by the Phillips...

  • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition


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

  • Living News Spring 2017


    Returning this spring for a limited engagement! Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial...

  • New Exhibit: Powers of the President


    From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the...

  • Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal


    One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the...

  • Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass


    Best known for his glass vessels, Lino Tagliapietra has also devoted himself to realizing two-dimensional glass works that match the scale and...

  • Frogs: A Chorus of Colors


    From radiant blue to fiery red, living frogs offer a glimpse of the vast palette of frog diversity. Frogs are found on nearly every environment on...

  • New South Asian Galleries


    In a complete transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries, one of the world’s most significant collections of art from the vast area...

  • Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form


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

  • American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent


    Discover how a once-disparaged art form became an American phenomenon. This exhibition explores watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in...

  • Life on Mars


    Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for one-way missions to the red planet, scheduled to...

  • In Conversation in the Rosenbach: Rebecca Romney


    The Rosenbach is delighted to welcome Rebecca Romney, author of Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History. In a...

  • Flower Power Happy Hours


    Chestnut Hill celebrates 20 years as Philadelphia’s Garden District with flower-themed happy hour events throughout the urban village. On...

  • Inis Nua Theatre Co Presents Swallow by Stef Smith


    Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the American Premiere of Swallow, by Scottish playwright Stef Smith from April 26 to May 14 at the Proscenium...

  • Hand To God


    The good children of Cypress, Texas are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand, but all hell breaks loose when Jason’s...

  • BalletX Spring Series 2017


    BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet and Resident Dance Company of The Wilma Theater, uses the language of classical ballet...

  • Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers 2017 Home Season


    KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (KYL/D) “superbly trained dancers…thrilling…theatrical magic.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer...

  • Gross Anatomy: Sex


    Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program returns! In a provocative presentation,...

  • Magic in the Ancient World


    Protective amulets, incantation bowls, curse tablets, powerful rings, magical stones and anatomical votives—these objects and more, once...

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


    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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