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Past Meetings: 2006 – Present

Past Meetings: 1990 – 2006

NOTE: Presentations earlier than May 2006 precede the development of the website, and are not linked to descriptive pages.

  • March 2006 Real Colonial Women Don't Weave Cloth by Kathy Kingr
  • February 2006 Private Schools In Easttown Township - 1865 to 1965 by Herb Fry
  • January 2006 Thomas John, Colonial Farmer and Carpenter of Tredyffrin by Michael Bertram

  • November 2005 What I've Learned from Eastern Pennsylvania Architecture by George Thomas
  • September 2005 William Penn's Holy Experiment by William Kashatus
  • June 2005 Evolution of Chester County Architecture by Seth Hinshaw
  • May 2005 Citizens to Save Valley Forge  by Robert Toland
  • April 2005 Members Excursion to Franklin Maps
  • February 2005 The Pennsylvania Railroad During WWII by Carl Landeck
  • January 2005 The Main Line Airport Revisited by Roger Thorne

  • November 2004 The Rev. William Currie by Michael Bertram
  • October 2004 Segregation on the Main Line: The Berwyn School Fight, 1932-34
  • September 2004 A Local Band of Brothers: the 97th PA Infantry by Roger Arthur
  • June 2004 Smuggling: Patriotism or Crime? by Kathy King
  • May 2004 Water and Fire: The Power behind Valley Forge by Michael Bartram
  • April 2004 The Practice of Domestic Medicine During Colonial Period by Skip Eichner
  • March 2004 The Other Valley Forge by Sue Andrews and Nancy Pusey
  • February 2004 Fox Hunting in the Chester Valley by Bill Nasau
  • January 2004 Blacksmithing Through the Ages by Kelly Smyth

  • November 2003 The Practice of Medicine During the American Revolution by Skip Eichner
  • October 2003 The History of Devon by Herb Fry
  • September 2003 The British Encampment in Tredyffrin by Thomas J. McGuire
  • June 2003 The Battle of Brandywine by Bruce Mowday
  • May 2003 Firearms Manufacture along Valley Creek by Scott Houting
  • April 2003 Remembering the Philadelphia Bulletin by Peter Binzen
  • January 2003 The Welsh of Our Area by Charles Wenzel

  • November 2002 The Burroughs Research Center by Joyce Post
  • October 2002 Paoli Then and Now by Bill Nassau
  • September 2002 The Paoli Airport by Roger Thorne
  • May 2002 Mills of Chester County by Dr. Christopher Jones
  • April 2002 Members Excursion to the Wharton Esherick Museum
  • March 2002 Who Was Henry Pleasants? by Steve Dittman
  • February 2002 The Underground Railroad in Chester County by Leighton Haney
  • January 2002 Members Recall Summer Vacation Activities

  • November 2001 A Blacksmith's Part in Reconstruction of Sailing Ships by Kelly Smyth
  • October 2001 Northern Chester County History by Estelle Cremers
  • September 2001 History of Howellville by Sue Andrews
  • May 2001 The Louis & Nellie Graff House The Woods  (2001 Vassar Show House) by Herb Fry
  • April 2001 The Development of Chesterbrook after the Farm by Herb Fry
  • March 2001 History of The Surrey Club and Its Building by Jeanne LaRouche
  • February 2001 The Cassatt Mansion Then and Now by Steve Dittman
  • January 2001 Pennsylvania German Folk Art by Joe Devaney

  • November 2000 Reading of an article written 50 years earlier by Franklin Burns The Jones Plantation 
  • October 2000 Duffryn Mawr by Eva Noll
  • September 2000 Restoration of Sprucemont,  the Peter Latch House by Kurt Wolter
  • August 2000 Strafford North Neighborhood Walking Tour
  • June 2000 Members Excursion: Restoration of the Barn at Historic Waynesborough
  • May 2000 Current Archaeological Work near the King of Prussia Inn by Kay Spohn
  • April 2000 History of Cedar Hollow by John Alleva
  • March 2000 Reading of a 1978 Interview with Bertha Neiman
  • February 2000 TEHS History by Herb Fry

  • November 1999 Strafford Station by Jim Garrison
  • September 1999 Five Civil War Veterans Buried at St. David's Church by Bill Stroud
  • June 1999 History of Hilltop House
  • April 1999 History of Paoli Baptist Church by Dr. Fred Boelke, Jr.
  • March 1999 Old Forge Crossing by Dick Henckels
  • February 1999 Historic Valentines by Betty and Leighton Haney
  • January 1999 Waterloo Mills by Steve Dittman

  • October 1998 The Pennsylvania Railroad on the Main Line by Ted Xaras
  • September 1998 Lime Kilns by Harlan Morrison
  • June 1998 Members Excursion to the Paper Mill House Museum, Newtown Square, PA
  • April 1998 Old Drug Stores along the Main Line by Marlene Rafner
  • March 1998 The Valley Store and Warren Tavern by Herb Fry and Sue Andrews
  • February 1998 Historic Train Collecting by Dick Kurtz
  • January 1998 Covered Bridges by Karl Klingelhoeffer

  • November 1997 The Valley Forge Music Fair by Herb Fry
  • October 1997 Annual Banquet Drainage and Run-Off Issues in Valley Creek by Dr. Ralph Heister
  • September 1997 Strafford Remembered by Bill Braxton
  • June 1997 Members Excursion to the Henry Antes House in Pottstown, PA
  • May 1997 Berwyn Astronomers by Herb Fry
  • April 1997 What We Have in the Archives by Barbara Fry
  • February 1997 The Battle of Paoli by Tom McGuire
  • January 1997 The History of Strafford by Ann Kirkpatrick

  • November 1996 Member Presentations: The Men Who Built Paoli
  • October 1996 Historic Philadelphia Gardens by Joel Fry
  • September 1996 The Lincoln Highway by Ed Buck
  • July 1996 Private Schools in Our Townships by Bob Ward
  • June 1996 The Darby Creek Drainage by Ann G. Ackerman
  • May 1996 The Massey House by Hilda Lucas
  • April 1996 The Neilly Log Cabin by Alan Kohn
  • March 1996 Indians of the Delaware Valley by Dr. Chris Hemmer
  • February 1996 Club Members Remember: Berwyn's 75th Anniversary in 1952
  • January 1996 Looking Back to our Roots: The Legacy of Franklin Burns by Barbara and Herb Fry

  • November 1995 St. Isaac Jogues Parish 25th Anniversary by Reverend Cunningham
  • October 1995 Old Text Books by Bill Nelson
  • September 1995 Conestoga High School 40th Anniversary by Robert Goshorn
  • August 1995 PECO and the High Transmission Line by Herb Fry
  • June 1995 Members Excursion to Hopewell Village
  • May 1995 Garber's Store in Berwyn by Henry Pyle
  • April 1995 The Coates Family in Berwyn by Herb Fry
  • March 1995 Member Presentations: Music Lessons and Cultural Adventures
  • February 1995 Chester County Archives and Museum by Laurie Rofini
  • January 1995 Pastor Currie by Robert Goshorn

  • November 1994 Livery Stables along the Main Line by Herb Fry
  • October 1994 Estates along the Main Line by Jeff Groff
  • September 1994 The Berwyn Post by Robert Goshorn
  • August 1994 Members Excursion to Hibernia Park
  • June 1994 Members Excursion to Hammer Hollow
  • May 1994 The Devon Horse Show by Robert Goshorn
  • April 1994 The Joseph M. Thomas & Sons Nursery by Herb Fry
  • March 1994 Fritz's Lumber Yard by Bill Fritz
  • February 1994 Curling in Paoli by Len Gottliebson
  • January 1994 Recollections of Shopping at Woolworth's by Robert Goshorn

  • November 1993 The Borough of Great Valley Robert Goshorn
  • October 1993 Philadelphia Roots of Lewis and Clark by Margaret Martinez
  • September 1993 Members Excursion to the Valley Friends Meeting
  • August 1993 Members Excursion to Newlin Mill and Mill House, Delaware County. PA
  • April 1993 The Benjamin Bettner Paper Bag Co. by Herb Fry
  • March 1993 When Valley Forge Became a Park by Robert Goshorn
  • February 1993 Club Members Remember: When Things Were Done by Hand
  • January 1993 The Matthews Ford Dealership by Jim Matthews

  • November 1992 The Cathcart Home in Devon by Dana Aberle
  • October 1992 History of the Conestoga Turnpike by Stewart Quillman
  • September 1992 History of Berwyn Presbyterian Church by Barbara Fry
  • August 1992 Members Excursion to the Peter Wentz Farmstead
  • July 1992 Campaign Buttons by Robert Goshorn
  • June 1992 The Memorial Arch at Valley Forge by Denny Beach
  • May 1992 Berwyn United Methodist Church by Shirley Hough
  • April 1992 Washington's Generals at Valley Forge by Eva Noll
  • March 1992 Sanatoga Park in Pottstown by Herb Fry
  • February 1992 Episcopal Academy by Steve Dittman
  • January 1992 18th Century Farms of the Great Valley by Robert Goshorn

  • September 1991 History of the Mack Oil Co. by Herb McCarry
  • August 1991 Members Excursion to Avondale, the Summer Home of Thomas Leiper in Wallingford, PA
  • June 1991 Members Excursion to the Schuylkill Canal in Phoenixville
  • May 1991 Jokes and Humor by Robert Goshorn
  • April 1991 Land Conservation in the Great Valley by Robert Helms
  • March 1991 The Royer Greaves School by Robert Bell
  • February 1991 The House That Quality Built – The First 100 Years of the American Stores by Herb Fry
  • January 1991 Member Presentations: Where is Our History Hidden?

  • February 1990 The Lenape Indians by Ruth Gold West
  • January 1990 The Main Line News, Published 1947 to 1970 by Robert Goshorn
 

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