CHARLESTOWN HERITAGE DAY ART SHOW – SUNDAY, OCT 13 2-5PM

CHARLESTOWN HERITAGE DAY ART SHOW

When: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2-5pm
Where: Charlestown Woolen Mill (2405 Charlestown Road) and Charlestown United Methodist Church (650 Church Road)

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The Charlestown Historical Society and Charlestown Methodist Church will be hosting the Charlestown Heritage Day Art Show Sunday, October 13 from 2:00 – 5:00pm. This show will feature over ten significant Charlestown artists from the past as well as 26 current area artists. Works will be displayed in two buildings at the corner of Charlestown and Church Roads in Malvern, the Charlestown Woolen Mill (2405 Charlestown Road) and Charlestown United Methodist Church (650 Church Road).

On display will be works by Henry J. Soulen, Oscar Stonorov, Milo Winter, Jr., JaneRitchey, Gene Baldwin, Lucius Crowell, Jr., Pearl Slobodian, John and Virginia Pierce, Harry Dunn, the Wharton Esherick Studio, and others. The show will also feature the first public viewing of The Foundation by noted local artist Teresa Haag, commissioned by The Community Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. This piece was created in celebration of the time Dr. Lou Beccaria spent with the organization making a difference for so many individuals and organizations in and around the Phoenixville community.

Historical highlights include Maine Lobsterman, the large canvas by Joseph C. Hennesy (1910-1978), who painted The Phoenixville Ironworks in Borough Hall, and My Brothers, the mural behind the Griffen Cannon Memorial in Reeves Park; a plaster sketch of Holy Night and other major works by Henry J. Soulen, a student of Howard Pyle; and View of Charlestown Village, an appealing landscape by Jane Ritchey who only recently passed October 2nd. Contemporary artists including Maria Morales, Jean Szegedy, Melissa Hayes, Heather Peacock, Neila Kun, Barbara Grant, Kathryn Noska, and Richard Sumerfield (Henry J. Soulen’s grandson) will have their works for sale. An online catalog will be available after the show.

Tours and demonstrations of the immaculately restored Charlestown Mill will be given throughout the day. Refreshments will be served in both locations. Live music will be provided in both venues. Parking will be available across from the church and at the Mill, and also on-street, a very short walk between both venues.

For further information, contact 610-933-9181.

Nov 5 – Election Day

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Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day and Charlestown Township residents will be voting at Charlestown Elementary School.

We look forward to seeing you at our CHS display table at the school with:

  • Charlestown Historical Society information
  • CHS history book and note cards for sale

CHS Meeting – Oct 16 at 7pm

The History of Charlestown Through its Deeds

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Charlestown Mill by Pennsylvania artist John R. Peirce (1900 – 1970) – 1969

  • Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
  • Charlestown Elementary School cafeteria
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm

For our first fall CHS meeting, Mr. Mike Bertram will be discussing “The History of Charlestown Through its Deeds”.  Mr. Bertram has researched the early history of Charlestown and will share his extensive knowledge of the maps developed in the Colonial era and the 19th century.

Please park in the lot to the right side of the school, and enter through Door # 5.  Follow signs to the meeting in the cafeteria.

Weather looks good – Concert Thu 7-9pm

When: Concert will be Thursday, July 25, 7 to 9pm ***NEW DATE***.  Check website for IMG_6098 copyconcert updates if rain is forecast.

What: Free Summer Charlestown Historical Society Concert

Who: Malarkey Brothers….experience high energy Irish and Celtic music. Enjoy the Irish beat made famous by brothers Seamus, Anthony, Vincent, and Bobby. They are a 5 piece band featuring accordion, tin whistle, fiddle, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, and vocals.

IMG_6095 copyWhere: Wisner- Rapp House (3032 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355) Bring your chairs, family and friends to enjoy wonderful Irish music in our beautiful Charlestown Twp setting.  Convenient parking is located nearby.  Come early and take a stroll on the new one-mile township trail.

Concert Rescheduled – July 25, 7-9pm

IMG_6097 copyInvite your friends and neighbors to our second free Charlestown Historical Society concert of the year, featuring the Marlarkey Brothers. Fun for all ages!!!  Kids and families welcome.

When: Concert will be Thursday, July 25, 7 to 9pm ***NEW DATE***.  Check website for IMG_6098 copyconcert updates if rain is forecast.

What: Free Summer Charlestown Historical Society Concert

Who: Malarkey Brothers….experience high energy Irish and Celtic music. Enjoy the Irish beat made famous by brothers Seamus, Anthony, Vincent, and Bobby. They are a 5 piece band featuring accordion, tin whistle, fiddle, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, and vocals.

IMG_6095 copyWhere: Wisner- Rapp House (3032 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355) Bring your chairs, family and friends to enjoy wonderful Irish music in our beautiful Charlestown Twp setting.  Convenient parking is located nearby.  Come early and take a stroll on the new one-mile township trail.

Concert Postponed

Grunge green postpone round rubber seal stamp on white backgroundDue to impending thunderstorms forecast for later today, the Malarkey Brothers concert will be postponed. We hope to reschedule for a date in late July.  Information will be posted on the website when plans are confirmed.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the new concert date.

Thanks,

Charlestown Historical Society