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Main Streets
Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge
> RoseValleyMuseum.org
Once upon a time, not all that long ago, there was a little village in the corner of Pennsylvania that became one of the quintessential artists’ colonies of the Arts and Crafts move- ment. That community, created by William Lightfoot Price, was called Rose Valley. The Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge celebrates this magical hamlet’s creative legacy with
a singular collection of artwork and objects wrought during its formative period. Many pieces by the Rose Valley Furniture Company — including pieces by Gustav Stickley — are on display, as well as original paintings, hand-forged iron work, pottery, and photographs. The museum is currently open
select weekends and by appointment.
Do n’t Miss
 LECTURE SERIES
TOUR AND TEA (LOCAL RESIDENCE)
ROTATING ART
EXHIBITIONS
Main Streets
Newtown Square Railroad Museum
> NewtownSquare-RailroadMuseum.org
Back before cars filled the roads from Delco
to Philly, there were trains. On the Pennsylvania Railroad line that traveled from Philly out to Newtown Square, there were as many as 13
trains a day, filled with everything from milk to mail, and from horses
to people. Those
trains weren’t only
a mode of trans-
portation; they
were the seeds of
growth for commu-
nities now known
as Upper Darby,
Haverford, Marple,
Radnor, and — the
end of the line —
Newtown Square. Today, the Newtown Square Railroad Museum remembers this important part of Delco history and is a great way to “stop, look, and listen” down the tracks at our past.
TOURS THROUGH 1895 PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FREIGHT STATION
1907 WOODEN PASSENGER CAR 1950 CABOOSE
Do n’t Miss
THE COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA PLANTATION
at RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK
SUMMER CAMPS
Colonial Life
Campers ages 7—13 will experience life in the 1700s and help on the farm just like a colonial child! Hearth cooking, farming, animal care and candle making are just some of the activities on the agenda.
June 25-29 9:00am—3:00pm $250 / $225
Native Americans & the Natural World
A nature/history camp for ages 7—13 that explores the relationship between Native Americans and the environment. Make jewelry and art, explore foodways, learn archery, music and more!
July 23-27 9:00am—3:00pm $250 / $225 Members
Pirates, Spies & Rogues
A camp for ages 7—13 inspired by spies like Nathan Hale and the pirates of the past. Write with invisible ink, master the art of disguise, cook shipboard treats, create a pirate flag, learn navigation and more!
July 30—August 3 9:00am—3:00pm $250 / $225 Members
Intensive Farm and Craft Camps for Ages 10-16
$200 / $225 for Members
Farm: July 16-19
A 4-day farm experience for older campers, this camp emphasizes more hands-on time with our steers, horses and sheep, and more advanced
crafts related to the animals and plants found on the farm.
Craft: August 6-9
This 4-day camp features the journey of colonial crafts from scratch. By the end of the week, campers will have completed a textile project, a book binding project, a wood working project and more.
Visit www.colonialplantation.org for more information or call us at 610-566-1725!
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