Great Concert Tonight

Thank you to Ray Adkins and the One Man Dog Band for a wonderful James Taylor Tribute Show.  And a big thank you to everyone at the Charlestown Historical Society who made tonight’s concert possible – great turnout with beautiful weather despite the rainy forecast.IMG_4451

Free Concert – June 20, 2019

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT IN

CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP

Thursday June 20, 2019, 7 – 9 pm

Headquarters of Charlestown Historical Society
Wisner-Rapp House at 3032 Yellow Springs Road
(Hollow Road and Yellow Springs Road)  Malvern, PA
Featuring James Taylor Tribute Show by Ray Adkins and One Man Dog Band.  Show was sold out at Steel City, a music venue in Phoenixville.
Bring your picnic basket, blanket or lawn chair.
Band leader Ray Adkins will encourage the audience to sing along with the better known James Taylor songs.

CHS Meeting – May 8 at 7pm

Wednesday May 8, 2019
CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA FROM 7 TO 9 PM.
All are welcome at the meeting and we will have light refreshments after the presentation .  Please park in the lot on the right side of the building and enter through Door # 5.

Engraved

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).