Bits & Pieces for Sept. 9

• The Brandywine River Museum opens a new exhibit this
weekend, Reality Check:

Contemporary American Trompe l'Oeil. The exhibit is a
display of 19th- and early 20th-century American trompe l'oeil paintings. A
French term meaning "fool the eye," trompe l'oeil is part of a long
tradition of illusionism that dates to antiquity. Reality Check runs from Sept.
11 through Nov. 18.

• This weekend is also the weekend for Chadds Ford Days, the
annual Fair at the Ford in the meadow at the Chadds Ford Historical Society
with free admission and parking. The fair feature antique cars, kids rides,
tours of the John Chads House, beehive bread sales and our newest exhibit
showing the history of the Railroad in the Chadds Ford area. Fairgoers can also
relax in an outdoor colonial tavern, sample dishes from three area restaurants,
which includes, Pace One, Brandywine Prime, and joining us this year, Jimmy
Johns.

•The Brandywine Battlefield Associates group is conducting a
Remembrance Reception on Saturday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the Revolutionary
War’s Battle of Brandywine. Highlighting the event will be the ringing of a
Remembrance Bell. The bell is being driven to Chadds Ford from New York City.
The ceremony is also designed to remember the 40 innocent victims who died on Flight
93 at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001.The event will take place
beginning at 6 p.m. at the Brandywine Battlefield Park on Route 1 in Chadds
Ford Township

• State Rep. Stephen
E. Barrar, R-160, of Boothwyn will host a free health and safety fair for
residents of the 160th District on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Chadds
Ford Township. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Endo
Pharmaceutical, located at 100 Endo Blvd. across from Painters Crossing.

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