Last Fall CHS Mtg – Nov 14 7-9pm

OUR LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR IS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 AT THE CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA FROM 7 TO 9 PM.

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Speaking will be Tammy Schane, an author and historian from Doylestown, PA whose specialty is tombstone symbols, their meaning and the history of these symbols.  19th century society took their mourning and remembrance of the dead seriously and had many different symbols for their grief and memories carved on the marble and granite tombstones of their loved ones.  While some of the symbols still accurately translate today, many of them have meanings hidden to modern society.  Tammy has documented thousand of examples of tombstone symbols and will share some of the more common ones that can still be seen in 19th century cemeteries today

Copies of her 48 page full color book, “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century  Tombstone Symbols” will be available for purchase ($15).

Election Day – Tue Nov 6, 2018

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Don’t forget to vote !!

Charlestown residents vote at the Charlestown Elementary School.

Voting hours are 7 am to 8 pm.

Charlestown Historical Society will have a table inside the
School where we will have for sale our:
  • Township history book “Historical Sketches of Charlestown Township”
  • New 2019 Charlestown Historical Society  calendars featuring scenes of Charlestown
  • Note cards featuring scenes of Charlestown
  • You will also be able to pay your 2019 membership dues

First Fall CHS Mtg – Oct 10 7-9pm

“News from Camp:  Officers Letters to

their Wives from the Valley Forge Encampment”

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The March to Valley Forge, by William Trego

FIRST FALL MEETING FOR CHARLESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2018 7-9pm

CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA

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Presentation by Dr. Nancy K. Loane titled “News from Camp:  Officers Letters to their Wives from the Valley Forge Encampment”.  Dr.Loane is a former seasonal park ranger at Valley Forge National Historic Park and a recognized authority on the women of the 1777 to 1778 encampment.  She authored the book “Following the Drum – Women at the Valley Forge Encampment”.

The Officers of the Valley Forge encampment of 1777-78 were determined , courageous soldiers.  Many of them were also lonesome, as beloved wives and cherished families had been left behind.  Through the letters, written from the officers to their wives at home, you’ll get to know these diverse officers and their wives, discover something about marriage in the 18th century, and develop a new perspective about life at the encampment.  Dr. Loane’s presentation is based on the letters in “Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army” by Joseph Lee Boyle.

Concert Tonight!! – July 19, 2018 7-9pm at Wisner-Rapp House

Invite 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 19, 7 to 9pm

What: Free Summer Charlestown Historical Society Concert

Who: with the Malarkey Brothers….experience high energy Celtic music. Enjoy the Irish beat made famous by brothers Seamus, Anthony, Vincent, and Bobby.

Where: 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.

Thank you for a wonderful concert!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first free summer concert at the Wisner-Rapp House in beautiful Charlestown Township. A great time was had by all. The attendance was great — around 130 persons.  Lots of families and new faces.

“Thank you so much for holding this event! My wife and I went to it last night and enjoyed it thoroughly. Everything was perfect, from the musicians, to the setting, to the weather. It was well attended and I think everyone, from the little kids to us older folks, really had a great time. Thanks again.” – a happy concert goer

Our second summer concert will be on Thursday, July 19, 7 to 9pm with the Malarkey Brothers….experience high energy Celtic music. Enjoy the Irish beat made famous by brothers Seamus, Anthony, Vincent, and Bobby.

 

 

 

Thurs, June 21, 2018 – Free Concert @ Wisner-Rapp House!

Save the Date – June 21!!!

Invite your friends and neighbors to our first free Charlestown Historical Society concert of the year, featuring the Raven Hill Bluegrass group. Fun for all ages!!!  Kids and families welcome.

Wisner- Rapp House (3032 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355) on Thur, June 21 from 7 to 9pm.  Raven Hill Bluegrass is back by popular demand after playing at our Bluegrass and BBQ Party of June 2016.

Bring your chairs, family and friends to enjoy wonderful bluegrass 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.