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The Presidents Corner

Dear Members and Friends;

The Delaware County Historical Society is having an exciting 2011-2012 year. The DCHS Museum and Research Library presented a wonderful exhibit “Holiday Delights” with trains, dolls and nostalgic toys from November 6th 2011 through January 8th 2012. The featured collection brought many visitors to our museum who were delighted with the exhibit. Many of the artifacts brought back memories of childhood play.

The “Holiday Delights” craft fair took place at the Edgemont Country Club on Saturday December 10th, 2011 with over 30 craft vendors. The event benefited the following charities: Marines Toys for Tots, Cookies for Kids Cancer, and our own DCHS Passport to History.

For Black History Month, the “Heritage and Traditions” exhibit at the DCHS Museum features three very talented artists from the City of Chester: Courtland L. Craig (sculptor), Frederick West (artist), and Van Buren Payne (artist). In addition to the sculpture and artwork on display, the late Mae Russ Haith’s collection of African art consisting of carved wooden masks, a kings throne, a drum, wooden sculptures and bronze effigies is also on display. This exhibit runs through April 20th 2012. In addition, interpretive dancer Monika Thomas-Rhodes choreographed and presented classes of African Interpretive Dance in conjunction with the exhibit.

On February 26th 2012, Dr. Peter A Lillback, president of the Providence Forum in Wallingford, presented a lecture at the Community Performing Arts Center at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology on the Theological Genius of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. The lecture was inspirational, wonderful, and added a nice ending to our Black History month celebrations.
We look forward to seeing you at our future events and thank you for your generous support of the Delaware County Historical Society.

– Gail Irvine, President of DCHS

 
     
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