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HISTORY HERITAGE †
 Riverside
1683 Caleb Pusey House &
Landingford Plantation > CalebPuseyHouse.com
Back in 1682, a ship by the name of “Welcome” brought William Penn to the land granted to him by King Charles II of England, the land he would call Pennsylvania. Also on board that ship was Caleb Pusey, Penn’s choice to manage the first proprietary saw and grist mill in the new colony. Today, the Caleb Pusey House not only still stands, but it is the last building in the New World where it can be documented that Penn visited. Fully restored and furnished with period pieces from Great Britain, the home allows visitors a unique look at what life would have been like for the first English settlers in the American colonies. The home is open from 1–4 p.m. on Saturdays from May through October.
Do n’t Miss
 WELCOME DAY IN MAY
Main Streets
Delaware County Institute of Science
> DelcoScience.org
Galileo once said, “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.” Sounds like he would have been a fan of the Delaware County Institute of Science (DCIS), where guests can exam- ine a wide variety of scientific specimens for themselves. DCIS has amassed quite a collection of specimens in its 185-year history. There are mounted birds and animals, fossils, shells, corals, and minerals from all around the globe, bringing a world of discovery (and learning!) to the heart
of Delaware County. The museum is open on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. Admission is free.
Don’t Miss
FREE MONTHLY LECTURE PROGRAM (OCTOBER THROUGH MAY)
COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, SHELLS AND CORALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
SEVERAL THOUSAND BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS ON THE NATURAL SCIENCES
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