Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The first-ever living history program at Graeme Park will demonstrate holiday traditions during wartime.
Do you ever wonder how soldiers embroiled in combat celebrate Christmas? It may depend on a few things, most notably the time period and what soldiers had on hand, according to Beth MacCausland, co-chair of a soldiers’ Christmas living history program coming to Graeme Park on Nov. 24. “(Revolutionary War soldiers) didn’t really celebrate Christmas like we do,” MacCausland said. “It was more new years.” Living historians will be on hand to tell guests what they got over the holiday season and what was going on around Graeme Park nearly 300 years ago when Sir William Keith, the former governor of Pennsylvania, lived at what is now the 42-acre historic site. In addition to soldiers representing the Revolutionary War, MacCausland said Civil …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Explore historic Germantown and learn about a Revolutionary War battle, the Underground Railroad and more.
Hatboro and Horsham offer plenty of summer fun, but sometimes the lure of Philadelphia beckons—and our Summer in the City feature can help guide you to the fun. If you feel like venturing out a little farther from home, check here for a weekly suggestion of something fun or interesting to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether it's a restaurant to try, a festival to attend or special museum exhibits, we'll feature something different every Thursday. This Saturday, while you're soaking up the last few weeks of summer, soak up some history in historic Germantown. At the second Saturday event, people can visit the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Philadelphia, the Johnson House, which is the site of an Underground …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Hundreds of parents came out to see kids donning colonial-era garb, singing and dancing Friday morning.
Singing. Dancing. Clapping. Cheering. The Revolutionary War couldn't have been as much fun as commemorating it was Friday morning as Crooked Billet Elementary School students and staff, dressed in period clothing, remembered the battle fought on the school grounds May 1, 1778. The outdoor ceremony, which featured a flag-raising with assistance from fifth-graders Nicholas Chapman and Adam Suder and the Pledge of Allegiance led by fifth-grader Rachel Branco, paid tribute to those who fought for our freedom 233 years ago. Students sang, read essays and fifth-graders danced the Virginia Reel as hundreds of parents, grandparents and other spectators snapped pictures, shot video and watched proudly. The hour-long ceremony took on an air of …