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World-class art toured at home

As people band together to reduce the spread of this virus, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. But staying home can be an opportunity for a different way to explore the world. With the internet at our fingertips, a treasure-trove is waiting. Delaware Art Museum's online collection includes their extensive pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood collection, American ...

 
 

Museum illustrates suffragists’ strides

Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich told visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art that "Well behaved women seldom make history," as she explained the significance of the illustrations of Liberty used to promote the women's suffrage movement. She made the comment in conjunction with the "Votes for Women" exhibition. "What most people don't realize is that by 1915, the ...

 

Drama and music celebrate women at BRM

The Brandywine River Museum of Art celebrated International Women’s Day Sunday with song, drama, interactive art and two galleries devoted to the historical struggle to vote. “People have been surprised by this exhibition,” said Amanda Burdan, curator of Votes for Women: A Visual History. “But it fits perfectly with Brandywine Museum’s strong background in ...

 

A new kind of graduate

Graduates of the 16-week Getting Ahead program, taught by Kennett Area Community Services, celebrated their achievement on Feb. 20 at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. “One of our graduates is a father of Kennett High School students and is getting ready to buy his first house,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. Getting Ahead is a part of a ...

 

New owners for Dilworthtown Inn

After almost a year, the Dilworthtown Inn has new owners. Frank Rupp, a member of the board of Chadds Ford Business Association, and his wife Susan made settlement earlier this month for the inn and sister properties, the Blue Pear Bistro and the Innkeeper’s Kitchen. The restaurants have been closed since the death of Jim Barnes in April of 2019. Who will eventually ...

 

Chocolate Festival raises $30K

It was a feast for chocolate lovers and a benefit for the United Way of Southern Chester County. More than 1,000 people packed into Unionville High School Sunday for the eighth annual Chocolate Lovers Festival. "It takes a big village," said Carrie Freeman, the chief executive officer of the United Way of Southern Chester County. This year's event brought together 33 ...

 

Family Promise launches new programs

Expanding its efforts to assist families experiencing homelessness and support their growth into financially stable community members, Family Promise is launching seven new programs in 2020 for their participants and graduates. "Homelessness in southern Chester County is far more pervasive than most people think, affecting single men and women, as well as families. ...

 

Tick Tock builds for the future

A successful capital campaign has allowed Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale to expand and upgrade the 100-year-old building to meet today’s educational needs. “This building was built as bar and grill,” said executive director Karen Ammon. “Our past focus had been on building maintenance, and this project is making permanent improvements.” Additional ...

 

Flavors of the holiday at CFHS

Candlelight 2019 Christmas Spirits drew a large crowd who feasted on tidbits of local history while sampling 18th-century treats. The Dec. 7 event included tours of the three Chadds Ford Historical Society properties: the Barnes-Brinton House, John Chads House and Springhouse. “Our main focus is food and beverage,” said Jason Greenplate, executive director. “In the ...

 

Instruments and voices unite in celebration

The Kennett Symphony Orchestra and the Chester County Choral Society take their show on the road Saturday when they blend instruments and voices at Rustin High School in Westtown Township. The 100 musicians include 40 orchestra members and 60 chorale members. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. “This concert features more musicians on stage," said Michael Hall, music director of ...

 

Wyeth’s ‘Oliver’s Cap’ sells for $2.4 million

Andrew Wyeth’s 1981 painting, “Oliver’s Cap” was auctioned off at Christie’s today and sold below the estimated value of $3 to $5 million. The auctioneer brought the hammer down after the final bid of $2 million, with the price realized of $2,415,000 including commission and sales tax. The Wyeth brought in the highest bid of the 94 works offered in the auction. “We ...