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SCENES OF CHARLESTOWN 2017 Calendar

CHARLESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Each month you will enjoy seeing a new beautiful picture of Charlestown in your 2017 calendar! The cost is reduced from $10 each to $5 each.  To order your Charlestown 2017 calendar, send an e-mail to dewilde2249@yahoo.com or call Barbara DeWilde at 610-827-7530.  The calendars can also be purchased at the Charlestown Township office located at 4030 Whitehorse Rd. Malvern, PA 19355.  Click here for more township office information.IMG_1447_2

Pix from Nov 16 CHS Mtg

Thank you to all who attended the last meeting of 2016!

Ruth Van Tassel shared her insight into the history of the Wisner-Rapp House as well as her knowledge of furnishings likely to be found in the home in the early 1800’s.

We also thanked outgoing CHS president, Barbara DeWilde, for her many years of dedicated service while electing the new CHS officers and board.

  • Officers
    • President – John Martin
    • Vice President – Darrah Ribble
    • Treasurer – Dave Greer
    • Assistant Treasurer – Mike Rodgers
    • Corresponding Secretary – Nancy Pittock
    • Recording Secretary – Bonnie Houghey
  • Board
    • Marvin Anderson
    • Barbara DeWilde
    • Dave Greer
    • Ann Kline
    • John Pittock
    • Darrah Ribble
    • Fran Rodgers
    • Mike Rodgers
    • Donna Sapone

 

 

Last CHS Mtg Of 2016 – Nov 16

Don’t Miss Our Last Meeting of the Year!!!
November 16, 2016 – Wednesday – 7-9pm CHS General Meeting
All are welcome.
Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria
Park at right hand side of the building.
Come celebrate with
friends and neighbors the accomplishments of the
Charlestown Historical Society this year and learn about the

Wisner-Rapp House Refurnishing

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CHS Mtg – Nov 16 – 7-9pm

November 16, 2016 – Wednesday – 7-9pm CHS General Meeting
All are welcome.
Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria
Park at right hand side of the building.

Wisner-Rapp House Refurnishing

Ruth Van Tassel, will discuss the type of furnishings the home of a farmer would have such as Jacob Wisner. Ruth has a shop with 18th and early 19thcentury furniture and accessories.

The shop is at 690 Sugartown Rd, Malvern. The hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10:30-5:00. 610-647-3339. Check out shop website here.

Election of officers and Board Members and a discussion of CHS by-laws will take place at this general meeting.

Don’t Miss the Oct CHS Mtg – Tomorrow Oct 18!

Farming and Playschool in Charlestown: Past to Present

October 18, 2016  Tuesday  7-9pm CHS General Meeting
All are welcome.
Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria
Park at right hand side of the building.

Farming Past

Pyle Farm, Peck Farm, Thompson Farm and Dairy

Farming Present

Marvin Andersen will describe his family farm on Charlestown Road. It is structured as a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.8-p-e-apr-csa-farm-flowers-013-shadow-lit

Charlestown Playhouse Pre-School and Kindergarten Past

Tasha Stonorov will explain how the school was started by her family.

Charlestown Playhouse Pre-School and Kindergarten Present

Faith Koons, current Director of Playhouse will discuss the present.i-18-sep-beds-tour-playschool-dscn6059-lit

CHS Mem Day Service to be held Indoors if necessary

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.

The Charlestown Historical Society is holding a service on Memorial Day. IMG_3164  Over 250 soldiers from the Revolutionary War as well as soldiers from the War of 1812 are buried here.

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.

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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.