CHS Mtg – May 10 + Mem Day – May 29

Next meeting….
Wednesday, May 10 from 7-9pm.

Meeting Topic: 

Squire  and Florence Hamilton

Loretta Watson will speak at our May 10 meeting.  She will be sharing the history of Glenburn and the Hamiltons, who were loving foster parents for 42 young boys.  In the “Historical Sketches of  Charlestown Township” book, you will find information about the amazing accomplishments of the Hamiltons on page 194.

hamiltonsAll are welcome.
Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria
Park at right hand side of the building and
enter through door #5.Directions

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Memorial Day Service

The Memorial Day service will be held at the Charlestown Cemetery on May 29 from 10am – 11am.  Please join us to remember our veterans. Directionsflag

CHS Mtg – April 19 – 7-9pm

Our first spring meeting of 2017
will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 7-9pm.

All are welcome.
Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria
Park at right hand side of the building and
enter through door #5.

Meeting Topic: Col. Alexander Hamilton

Our speaker for the evening will be noted history lecturer and author, Mr. Gene Pisasale, of Kennett Square, PA.  Mhamilton2r. Pisasale speaks on a number of historical topics, and has written several books relating to local history, including the Revolutionary War and the Brandywine Valley.

His meeting topic will be Col. Alexander Hamilton, who was one of the most important “Founding Fathers” of the United States, and whose contributions were critical during our nation’s early days.

Mr. Pisasale will speak as a “living biographer” of Alexander Hamilton”, dressed as Hamilton did as a Colonel in the Continental Army.  This topic should be quite relevant because of recent interest in Hamilton, and we strongly encourage all CHS members as well as community members to attend.  Light refreshments will be available after the meeting.

For more information, click here for Mr. Pisasale’s website.

Congratulations to GVHS Seniors!

We are excited that six Great Valley High School seniors will be awarded scholarships from the Charlestown Historical Society in honor of Stinson and Katherine D. Markley.

In 1995, the “Katherine D. Markley Scholarship”, was created with funds from the sale of the Stinson Markley property in Royersford, PA.  Each year, $500 is awarded from this fund.scholarship-clipart-scholarship-clipart-graduation_cap_and_diploma_clipart

In 2017, the “Stinson and Katherine D. Markley Memorial Scholarship funded by the Charlestown Historical Society” was created with funds from the sale of the Markley property in Charlestown Township.  Each year, starting in May 2017, five $2000 scholarships will be awarded including two for students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, one for nursing, one for fine arts and one for vocational training.

The scholarship funds will be administered by GVSD and will provide for at least 25 years of awards.

Membership Dues

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The Society thanks everyone who has already renewed their 2017 memberships. If you have not, please send your check to the Charlestown Historical Society PO Box 344, Devault, PA 19432. Membership dues help support the Society Newsletter and meetings.

Single memberships $15, seniors (62+) $10, and family membership $25.

Many thanks to those who support CHS with membership!

2017 Calendars Available!

Don’t miss the…..

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