Please join the Charlestown Historical Society for a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30 from 10-11am.
In case of rain, the service will be held indoors at the Charlestown Play House at 2478 Charlestown Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460.
If weather permits, the service will be held outdoors at the Charlestown Cemetery opposite the Play House.
This year we will be honoring all veterans of U.S. wars as well as current members serving in the United States Military. Please come and be honored! Also, please pass on this information to your relatives, friends and neighbors.
The Boy Scout Troop 67 led by Peter Wilson, will participate again. The Scouts will replace and add small flags at the various gravesites. Eric Woodworth, Pastor of the Charlestown Methodist Church, will lead us in prayer.
Location: WISNER-RAPP HOUSE
Home of the Charlestown Historical Society (CHS)
3032 Yellow Springs Road, Malvern, PA (Hollow Rd and Yellow Springs Rd)
Come and invite your neighbors! Celebrate the beauty and history of Charlestown Township by listening to the sounds of bluegrass music, dancing under the stars and enjoying the smoky tastes of outdoor BBQ.
The Wisner-Rapp House, home of the Charlestown Historical Society on Yellow Springs Road, will be the location of our CHS Bluegrass & BBQ party and will be open for tours. An art show of Charlestown Artists, past and present will be on display. Live music by Raven Hill Bluegrass and square dancing caller Dr. Richard Fried are back by popular demand! Be ready for great food, drink and a fabulous summer evening with friends!
Every party needs their behind-the-scenes volunteer team. Interested in helping with party set-up, community outreach or giving house tours? Email: email@example.com to volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to meet folks living in Charlestown.
On-Line registration: https://chsbluegrassbbq.eventbrite.com
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Barbara DeWilde (610-827-7530)
Calling all CHS members….
Be part of CHS: Bluegrass & BBQ Party
Count me in! I am volunteering to help with:
______Party set-up: come 1 hour early to help set-up decorations
______Party clean-up: stay 1 hour to help take down decorations
______Welcome/Sign-in Table: greet and check-in guests
______Wisner-Rapp House Tours: Give tours of Wisner-Rapp house (written history provided
______CHS Art Exhibit and Sale: help with the CHS Art Exhibit and Sale
______Outreach: help advertise the party, help with sponsor booklet or suggest a potential sponsor
______Support the event as a sponsor: all sponsors will get included in sponsor booklet and listed on event marketing
Willing to help! Please contact me.
Please send/email your reply by Friday May 6, 2016 to CHS PO Box 344 Devault, PA 19432
Charlestown Historical Society: Bluegrass & BBQ Party
Featuring Raven Hill Bluegrass Band and Jimmy’s BBQ
Saturday, JUNE 4, 2016 ~ 7:00-10:00 pm
Wisner-Rapp House ~ Home of the Charlestown Historical Society
3032 Yellow Springs Road (Hollow Road and Yellow Springs Road) Malvern, PA
CHS Meeting – Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Early Life of Charlestown!
We will have historical presentations about early life in Charlestown Township given by Jean and Paul Hogan.
7-9pm Charlestown Elementary School – Classroom #1
CHS Meeting – Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Supplying Freedom Trolley Tour (July 14)
Come join us to learn more about the upcoming summer event (click here for tour website). Our very own mill of Charlestown Twp will be a stop on the tour. Sandy Momyer archivist of Yellow Springs will discuss the tour.
7-9pm Charlestown Elementary School – Classroom #1
Thursday, July 14 – Supplying Freedom Trolley Tour 3-7pm
3:00PM | Free
300 YEARS OF IRON & STEEL: Supplying Freedom by Trolley!
SPONSOR: Historic Yellow Springs
Hop on our trolley and celebrate 300 years of iron and steel in Chester County touring sites that supplied products to aid the fight for freedom in the founding of our country. The Yellow Springs Revolutionary War Hospital supplied medicine and care for the Continental Army; the Woolen Mill at Charlestown Village produced cloth to dress soldiers and civilians; the Continental Powder Works in Kimberton produced gunpowder; the Anselma Mill in Chester Springs produced flour to feed the growing population and the army. Visit these sites as well as learn about the churches, cemeteries, barns, mills, schools, covered bridges and iron mine sites along our scenic Chester County byways.
Parking & Information: 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs
TROLLEY RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Trolley Tours will depart every 20 minutes from The Washington at Yellow Springs beginning at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For reservations: 1. go to yellowsprings.org/event/ttvw, then click on “For Tickets” or 2. Call 610-827-7414 ext. 10. Handicapped accessibility limited.
For more information on Town Tours & Village Walks throughout Chester County this summer, click here!
SCENES OF CHARLESTOWN
CHARLESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
$5.00 mailed free to your home
The 2016 Calendar has 14 pictures of Charlestown. CHS also includes a historic description on each calendar page. The cost is reduced from $10 each to $5 each. We will mail the calendar out to you for free. To order your beautiful scenes of Charlestown 2016 calendar, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call Barbara DeWilde at 610-827-7530.