Around Town Jan 14

Mt. Cuba Center is planning an in-person Garden Design workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30. Lee Armillei, a professional landscape designer, shows how to analyze a site, draw a basic plan, and use design principles for laying out paths, planting beds, and other garden features. Through lectures and drawing exercises, students explore design options, assess landscape materials, and employ a process that results in a practical planning document for their individual landscape project. Please bring your lunch. (Class size is limited.) The cost is $165. For more information and to register, go here.

Victoria Wyeth, the granddaughter of the late artist Andrew Wyeth, will hold a virtual gallery talk about her grandfather and his work on Monday, Jan. 25, from 7-8 p.m. The program will be held on Zoom. Cost is $20 for Brandywine River Museum of Art members, $25 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, go here.

National History Day competition is March 26 and 27, and the Chester County History Center is looking for participants, volunteers, and judges. NHD is traditionally held at Chester County History Center, but this year the contest with be virtual. National History Day is a non-profit organization based in College Park, Md. It operates an annual project-based contest for students in grades 6-12, where students can present their historical research and thesis in a welcoming and competitive environment. To sign up and learn more, go here.

The Residence at Chadds Ford is holding a virtual cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. Learn how to make some winter soup, then stop by the facility to pick up a sample to try at home. Curbside pickup is 3-6 p.m. on the 20th. Contact Cindy Graul at 610-222-3333 or at for the link. The Residence at Chadds Ford is at 1778 Wilmington Pike (Route 202).

Go behind the steam next month at the Marshall Steam Museum. It’s the Golden Age of Radio, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The museum will be taking a close look at our Westinghouse Radio and its connection to bringing radio into the mainstream. The guest speaker is Donna Acerra, Professor of Communication at Northampton Community College. She was recently co-curator of “Don’t Touch that Dial: 100 Years of Radio” with the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa. Learn about the beginning of the “Golden Age of Radio.” For more information, contact Allison Schell at

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