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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

  • Kevin O'Brien Studio Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

    2017.11.10

    Kevin O'Brien Studio is opening its annual holiday pop-up shop for incredible deals on beautiful hand-painted textiles, as seen at...

  • Art Exhibit - A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi

    2017.10.06

    Exhibit Information:   A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi  An Exhibit Featuring Her Fantastical Creations And...

  • DYLAN GAUTHIER: HIGHWATERMARKS

    2017.10.07

    Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, the first US solo museum project by the Brooklyn-based artist Dylan Gauthier (b. 1979, Los Angeles), centers...

  • 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...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

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

  • Inside Out

    2017.05.15

    Inside Out brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum's collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Head...

  • Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown

    2017.10.20

    Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, the first in a new Winterthur exhibition series entitled Eye on the Iconic, will feature the...

  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

    2017.11.18

    There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a lush Christmas tree! Linvilla is home to 40,000 trees of all shapes and sizes...

  • A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future

    2017.10.10

    Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur...

  • Gilded: Objects of Luxury

    2017.10.06

    Be dazzled by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites most opulent artifacts with Gilded: Objects of Luxury. See Bohemian gold-enameled glassware,...

  • Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

    2017.11.18

    The Art Star Craft Bazaar is back just in time for holiday shopping! We have chosen a line-up of 75 of the best art and craft vendors from the...

  • Historic Sugartown opens for its 2017 Tour Season Starting May 6th

    2017.05.06

    Historic Sugartown opens for its 2017 Tour Season Starting May 6th   Weekend Guided Tours May 6th through November 26th Saturdays, 11AM –...

  • Fondue for Two at Penns Woods Winery

    2017.11.04

    Select weekends in November & December: Saturdays 12:00pm until 5:30pm  ​Sundays 12:00pm until 4:30pm  In addition to our...

  • Aladdin: A Musical Panto

    2017.11.15

    By Pete Pryor and Samantha Reading Music and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by Pete Pryor November 15 - January 7 Leonard C. Haas Stage...

  • 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...

  • Artists Equity Juried Exhibition at Community Arts Center

    2017.10.22

    The Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc.’s 2017 Fall Juried Show opens with an artist reception on Sunday, October 22nd...

  • FastTrac NewVenture

    2017.09.19

    Event starts on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm Event ends on:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 For further information call: (215)...

  • Every Brilliant Thing

    2017.11.09

    Every Brilliant Thing By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe Featuring Scott Greer November 9 - December 3, 2017 The Selma M. & Robert J....

  • Intimate Apparel

    2017.11.07

    Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage Directed by Valerie Joyce November 7 - 19, 2017 Travel back to 1900’s New York and meet Esther,...

  • 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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