CFHS to host trash-talkin’ tavern program

Trash-picking as an educational resource will be the focus of the next Tavern Talks, a monthly series sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS).

The Chadds Ford Historical Society will host its second Tavern Talks on May 12.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society will host its second Tavern Talks on Thursday, May 12.

On Thursday, May 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., attendees will learn about what you can discover about how someone lived, ate, and worked simply by digging through their garbage. The CFHS has unearthed many interesting artifacts in its historic buildings’ trash pits that have provided insight into the people that lived there.

During the presentation, participants will meet real archaeologists and learn more about their field. They will also be able to view select artifacts from the both the Chadds Ford Historical Society and Newlin Grist Mill’s archaeology collection, according to a CFHS press release.

In addition, the program will include fun, hands-on activities that will enable participants to play archaeologist, beverages to sample that were inspired by ancient recipes, and education about “food archaeology” from a local food historian, the release said.

Tavern Talks is aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older and focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. The program takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, a 1714 tavern, located at 630 Baltimore Pike.

Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person, or online as space is limited. For more information on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call 610-388-7376, email us at, or visit

Upcoming programs include Herbs and Potions on June 9, LiberTEA! EqualiTEA! on July 14, Creating the Perfect (Colonial) Selfie on Sept. 15, Very Superstitious: Fears, False Notions and Fables on Oct. 13, and All Things Apple on Nov. 10.


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