Chadds Ford Historical Society 2012 Spring Lecture Series

for a reason to escape the final weeks of winter? Come and learn from
local experts as they take you on a tour of the best of the Brandywine Valley
by attending the Chadds Ford Historical Society Spring Lecture Series. 

lectures are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Society’s Barn
Visitors Center located at 1736 Creek Road in Chadds Ford.

is a $10 admission thjat includes the lecture and light refreshments
afterwards. Lectures are free for CFHS members.

more information, visit or call (610) 388-7376

February 28, 2012
Ray and Mary McKay: Covered Bridges of Chester County and Beyond

along with the McKay’s as they lead us on the picturesque trail of our historic
covered bridges. Learn about the design, construction and fascinating features
of these wonderful Pennsylvania treasures. Ray will display his large scale
model revealing various sections of construction to enhance our understanding
and appreciation of these special bridges.

March 13, 2012
Van Heyneker: The Care and Feeding of Antique Furniture

cabinet-maker and owner of Van Heyneker Woodworking will discuss a variety of
problems and repairs common to antique furniture give specific recommendations
for continuing care of these special pieces. Van will be happy to answer and
discuss questions and concerns from the audience.

March 27, 2012
Eric and Lee
Miller: Up from the Ground: Growing a
Wine Region in the Brandywine Valley

wines? Are you crazy? When Eric and Lee Miller moved to Chadds Ford
in 1982 to start the Chaddsford Winery this was the question they heard most
often. Today, 30 years later, they are referred to as pioneers of the
Pennsylvania wine industry, architects of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, and
nationally recognized winemakers. Come hear the story of their 30 year
struggle to grow grapes, make premium wines and create a popular wine
region where none existed before. The Miller’s lecture will be followed by a
book signing for Eric’s new book, The
Vintner's Apprentice.



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