Delaware County: Where Pennsylvania Began

Help celebrate over 250 years of American history in Delaware County


Delaware County has a multitude of historic sites, theaters, parks, museums, colleges and sports complex to visit. They all contribute to the heritage of Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Help celebrate America's 250th birthday with your organization or group, get involved with the planning of events, or just attend them. All levels of involvement are welcome.


Delaware County is where Pennsylvania started and has so many stories to tell. Find out more about the place where you live, its impact on American history, and tell your story!

  •  11/6/2022 01:00 PM
  •   Kapelski Learning Center, East 14th Street, Chester, PA, USA

Revolutionary Reads will culminate with a visit from the author on Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 pm hosted by Widener University. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Zabin will discuss her 2020 book which invites a reconsideration of one of the iconic events leading to revolution. Let us know you’d like to attend and stay up-to-date on event details by RSVPing. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy of the book and other fun swag!

  •  10/13/2022 02:00 PM
  •   121 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, USA

Join us for lively book discussions. We choose selections from many different genres. Meet up with friends, make new acquaintances and join the literary fun! This month we will discuss The Boston Massacre: A Family History by Serena Zabin. To obtain a copy of the monthly selection and for registration please email Jenifer at jphillips (at)

  •  10/3/2022 07:00 PM
  • Online Event

History Lovers! This book club is for you! For September and October, the group will meet Monday, October 3 and Monday, October 24 at 7 pm. For September’s meeting the group will read The Boston Massacre: A Family History by Serena R. Zabin. For October’s meeting we will read from a list of books about the Revolutionary period. You can register and pick up a copy of The Boston Massacre: A Family History at the Reference Desk. For more information and to get the zoom link to participate in the discussions via Zoom, email Mary Bear Shannon at

  •  9/24/2022 10:00 AM - 9/25/2022 04:00 PM
  •   1256 Thornbury Road, West Chester, PA, USA

Join us for the recognition of the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine. This event on Hallowed ground, is on the actual site of the main battle combat area. See one of the largest events of its kind. See battle re-enactments, historical crafts, displays, authors, artists & local groups. Free, donations welcome.

  •  9/10/2022 10:00 AM - 9/11/2022 05:00 PM
  •   1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA, USA

Reenact the Battle of Brandywine! Two skirmishes and firing demo each day. Reenactors, camp followers, demonstrators and other historians will be on site for all to engage with. Live music, food, and beverages will be available. $5 kids/$10 adults. Tickets at gate only

  •  7/20/2022 08:45 AM - 7/20/2022 04:00 PM
  •   3616 S Galloway St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

America250PA invites you to #JoinUs on National Pennsylvania Day, as we staff food banks across the Commonwealth! This July 20th, we are counting on you to #JoinUs at one of the 12 participating food banks near you. If you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time this Pennsylvania Day, please find your nearest food bank and complete our volunteer form on the 'More Info' button. Representatives from America250PADelco will be at Philabundance on July 20. Shifts are 8:45-12 and 12:45-4.

  •  6/19/2022 01:00 PM - 6/19/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Rose Tree Park, Media, PA, USA

The celebration, hosted by Delaware County Council, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, and Taylor Made Vets will feature live music, artistic performances from local schools, vendors, food, and more.

  • $2
  •  6/5/2022 11:00 AM - 6/5/2022 04:00 PM
  •   1682 Karakung Drive, Havertown, PA, USA

Fun for the whole family! Demonstrations, crafts, food, music, beer, etc. Craft vendors and non-profits are invited to register. The theme this year is railways, so help celebrate what helped develop Haverford Twp and all of Delco! Suggested donation $2.

  •  5/30/2022 10:00 AM - 5/30/2022 02:00 PM
  •   poore park, team road, aston, 19014

Parade (including bike parade) starts staging at 10:30 at Rockdale Art Center (starts 11:15). Ends at Monument at New/Mount Roads where there will be music, food, gifts, raffles, etc. from 10 am onwards.

History Talk: Party Like It's 1976! - At Nitre Hall

History Talk: Party Like It's 1976! - At Nitre Hall


As we prepare for the country’s 250th birthday, join local historian Jim Segrave-Daly to discuss how Philadelphia & Delaware County celebrated America’s bicentennial. From President Ford’s visit to Valley Forge & Philadelphia to the film “Independence” by Academy Award-winning director John Huston, the area celebrated in style. Joint program with Haverford Township Historical Society, Haverford Township Free Library and America250PADelco. Click Read More to watch the video.

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Delaware County becomes official partner to America250PA

Delaware County becomes official partner to America250PA


At the July 21, 2021 County Council meeting, Councilman Madden read out a Resolution supporting the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States semi-quincentennial (America250PA). Agenda item 7.A at the meeting. Item 9.E was for approval of applying for a PHMC HARC grant which, if successful, would involve America250PADelco in the third phase of the Collections Care project throughout Delaware County. Click the button to watch the video of both items.

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