Charlestown Heritage Day – Oct 8, 2017

Please Join Us To Celebrate the Deep and Rich Heritages of

Charlestown Township
Charlestown Village
Charlestown United Methodist Churchimages

CHARLESTOWN HERITAGE DAY

Stories, Pictures, History, Village Walk

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • 10:30 a.m. – Church service and presentations
  • Noon – Light refreshments
  • Noon – 2:00pm – Enjoyment of displays in church
  • Throughout the day – Self-guided walking tours of Charlestown Village including Woolen Mill and Revolutionary Cemetery

CHARLESTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

In Historic Charlestown Village
650 CHURCH ROAD
MALVERN, PA 19355
610-933-6083

Sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society, the Charlestown Historical Commission, and Charlestown United Methodist Church

Charlestown United Methodist Church is co-sponsoring Charlestown Heritage Day on Sunday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.  The Charlestown Historical Society and the Charlestown Historical Commission are working with the church to celebrate the rich heritages of Charlestown Township, Charlestown Village (on the National Historic Registry), and Charlestown United Methodist Church.

Even though the village is within the mailing scope of Malvern, it actually lies in Charlestown Township, just south of Phoenixville off of Charlestown Road. Few people know that Charlestown Village was once called Egypt, and was the namesake terminus for Egypt Road back in the 1700s. The name changed severaltimes and it ended up as Charlestown Village. Charlestown Township was once part of an original land grant from William Penn to Charles Pickering. Charlestown UMC began as Charlestown Methodist Episcopal Church in 1830. Each has a rich heritage worth celebrating.

The celebration will be at Charlestown United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. It will include stories, pictures, displays, history, and a self-guided walking tour through the village, including the newly restored historic Woolen Mill across scenic Pickering Creek. The church address is 650 ChurchRoad, Malvern, PA 19355.

After a brief worship service at the church, the audience will hear short presentations about: Charlestown Artists; the Revolutionary War Cemetery (just outside the village); Charlestown Township and Village Histories; Valley Forge Military Hospital; the Wisner-Rapp House and Charlestown Historical Society; and the church itself.

Finally, the audience will be free to enjoy refreshments, displays, old photographs, maps, and a self-guided walking tour of Charlestown Village, including the Woolen Mill, and the Revolutionary War Cemetery. This will all occur in the pleasant company of others interested in the rich heritage of the area.

This is an event that is well worth including in your fall schedule. All are welcome. As you have questions, you may call Eric Woodworth at 610-913-0420.

Video of Charlestown Woolen Mill

More information and history about the Charlestown Woolen Mill

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