Honor our Veterans on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018

Please join us as we take time to honor our veterans on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018.

The Charlestown Historical Society will hold a ceremony on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 from 10 to 11 am at the Revolutionary Cemetery on Charlestown Road opposite the Charlestown Play House. You can park at the Play House parking lot opposite the Cemetery.  All our Veterans will be honored.  Please call 610-827-7530 if you have any questions.

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CHS May 16, 2018 Meeting

May 16 – Studying the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery

Presented by Dr. Laura Sherrod, Kutztown University

  • Charlestown Historical Society Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria   
  • (please park on right side in the parking lot near the bus garage)

Charlestown_Revolutionary_War_Cemetary_2_2007-1Our May 16th meeting is a presentation by Dr. Laura Sherrod, Professor of Geology at Kutztown University who, together with her students has been conducting a ground penetrating radar and magnetometer study of the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery, commonly referred to as the Revolutionary War cemetery.   Their goal is to locate unmarked graves and a mass burial pit thought to hold the remains of 50+ soldiers.  Research into the subsurface may show the location of the original Charlestown Presbyterian Church built in 1742.  In addition to a visit on October 13, she and her students visited the cemetery several times this winter to gather additional data.  The cemetery is located across from Charlestown Playhouse on Charlestown Road.

In Remembrance of Long Time CHS Member Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers, our long time friend and CHS member, passed away on April 7, 2018.  Our sincere condolences to his wife, Fran, and his family and many thanks for his decades of service to CHS and Charlestown Township. His obituary can be found here, where messages of condolence can be entered.

Services were held at Saints Philip and James in Exton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust marked for Open Space in Charlestown Township. Address: 511 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. CHS donated $ 100 in the memory of Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Open House @ Hogan Home

Please join Paul and Jean Hogan for an open house at their home.  They are transitioning to a new home and would love to see all their CHS friends before their move is completed. Please spread the word!

What: Paul and Jean Hogan Open House

Where: 3010 Sidley Hill Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2-4pm

All are welcome to join together for an afternoon at the Hogan home.  They have a vast collection of books and are inviting those who visit to help themselves to a book or two!

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Thelma Fisher’s 100th Birthday Party

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Please join us in celebrating Thelma’s 100th birthday!

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1 – 4pm

Calvary Bible Church, 110 Valley Park Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460

 

Thelma Fisher – a charter member of the Charlestown Historical Society will celebrate her 100th birthday this Saturday, March 3 at the Calvary Bible Church – at the intersection of Whitehorse and Valley Park Roads – across from  the Schuylkill Township office building – time from 1 to 4 pm.    Family requests no gifts.  She still lives on the Fisher Farm on Charlestown Road.

Spring 2018 Meetings

April 11 – American Revolution to Fine Art

Presented by Gene Pisasale

  • Charlestown Historical Society Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria   
  • (please park on right side in the parking lot near the bus garage)
Our April 11 meeting features a presentation by Gene Pisasale, an author and lecturer living in Kennett Square.  Last April he appeared before us as “Alexander Hamilton”.  The April topic will be “American Revolution To Fine Art” – Brandywine Valley Reflections.

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The Brandywine Valley acted as a crucible producing events that changed the courseof American history.  Three signers of the Declara
tion of Independence
lived here, as well as classical composer Samuel Barber and the renowned Wyeth family of artists.
Topics will include:
  •      Founding Faith  –  The Quaker Meetinghouses
  •      Colonial Gristmills –  Cornerstones in the Foundation of America
  •      Historic Inns and Taverns
  •      Industrial Building Blocks –  The Mines and Minerals of Chester County
  •      A DuPont Legacy  –  The Splendor of Longwood Gardens
  •      Sanctuaries in a Crowed Landscape  –    The Parks of Chester County
  •      Kennett Square –  The Mushroom Capital of the World
  •      The Great Pumpkin Carve

May 16 – Studying the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery

Presented by Dr. Laura Sherrod, Kutztown University

  • Charlestown Historical Society Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria   
  • (please park on right side in the parking lot near the bus garage)

Charlestown_Revolutionary_War_Cemetary_2_2007-1Our May 16th meeting is a presentation by Dr. Laura Sherrod, Professor of Geology at Kutztown University who, together with her students has been conducting a ground penetrating radar and magnetometer study of the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery, commonly referred to as the Revolutionary War cemetery.   Their goal is to locate unmarked graves and a mass burial pit thought to hold the remains of 50+ soldiers.  Research into the subsurface may show the location of the original Charlestown Presbyterian Church built in 1742.  In addition to a visit on October 13, she and her students visited the cemetery several times this winter to gather additional data.  The cemetery is located across from Charlestown Playhouse on Charlestown Road.

CHS Scholarships – GVHS Seniors

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CHARLESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS     

ATTENTION: Great Valley High School SENIORS!

In 2017, the Charlestown Historical Society established a Scholarship fund for Great Valley graduating  seniors from proceeds received from the sale of our founder, Stinson Markley’s farm.  Again this year $ 10,000 of Scholarships will be awarded in a program administered by the Great Valley High School Guidance department.

Five $ 2,000 Scholarships will be awarded to students pursing STEM (2), nursing, fine arts and vocational studies.  Scholarship applications will be available in the Guidance Office by March 1st with applications due in early April.  Scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Awards Assembly on the evening of Thursday May 17th.