America250PA is announcing this year's Direct Effect™ Innovation Challenge (DEIC) theme with Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Dr. Khalid N. Mumin! Join in to hear about the official 2023 theme and challenge, timeline and major details, and answer participation questions. All Pennsylvania postsecondary students, faculty, staff, and interested partners and sponsors are welcomed to attend.
The County received a Semiquincentennial Grant from the National Park Service in the amount of $522,872 for the rehabilitation of the 1724 Chester Courthouse in Chester City. This impactful grant was obtained through the hard work of the County Planning Department. We are planning to announce receipt of this grant in a press conference in front of the Courthouse on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:00am. It will also be at this event that we will announce the hire of Andrea Silva, who will serve as the Director of the County’s efforts to commemorate the Country’s 250th Birthday. Councilwomen Elaine Paul Schaefer and Christine Reuther will be present. Join America250PADelco at the press conference!
Lafayette Day festivities begin the bicentennial celebration of America’s hero in Chester, Delaware counties on July 29. Randell Spackman of Thornbury Farms is hosting the free-family event at his farm, 1256 Thornbury Road, West Chester, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In addition to Lafayette displays, the day will include food, music, a Heritage Walk and activities for children. The Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard will mark the beginning of the celebration.
Help celebrate over 250 years of American History in Delco! The program is designed to tell the story of Delaware County people, places, and events from before the founding of America to the present time for the celebration of America 250 occurring in 2026. This presentation would be a "how-to create" an online presence, click link below for one example, for those people, places, or events. https://www.theclio.com/entry/121969