Sunday, January 15, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at John Chads' House

Monday, January 16, 2012
 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

The John Chads House will be open Monday, January 16, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The last family to live in the c. 1725 house was the African-American family of Maryann Strand. They lived there for close to nineteen years and were the last to live in the house before it was purchased and restored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, more than 40 years ago. Guides will lead tours of the small stone mansion that survived almost 300 years and tell about its fascinating history. Don’t miss bread baking in the beehive oven in the cellar kitchen! Visitors can walk along the scenic one-mile River Trail from the Chads House to the Brandywine River Museum. There will be refreshments, a video showing some of Dr. King’s speeches, a coloring area for young visitors, exhibits, games, and special activities at the Visitors Center, free of charge.


For more information: http://chadds-ford-historical-society.org


Location: The Chads House is located opposite the Visitors Center on Creek Road, ¼ mile north of U.S. Route 1.  


Cost: Admission to the John Chads House is $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free.

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