• $0.00
  •  3/22/2024 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

In collaboration with Chester County 250, join America250PADelco at the Zoom into History Series. This session features Donna Ann Harris of Heritage Consulting reviewing What Does It Mean to Be "Visitor Ready" for 250? Participants will review a Self-Assessment Checklist for their site and/or organization.

  • $0.00
  •  4/26/2024 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

In collaboration with Chester County 250, join America250PADelco at the Zoom into History Series. This session features Donna Ann Harris from Heritage Consulting, Philly to discuss how your site or organization can get 'Visitor Ready' for 250.

  • $0.00
  •  2/23/2024 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

In collaboration with Chester County 250, join America250PADelco at the Zoom into History Series. This session features Rose Fennell, Superintendent, National Park Service, Valley Forge National Historical Park to speak about how Valley Forge National Historic Park is getting ready for America's 250th anniversary founding celebration in 2026. Valley Forge National Historical Park is open year-round, has no entrance fees, and welcomes around two million visitors each year. Historic buildings, statues and monuments, and 35 miles of trails can be found in this beautiful 3,500-acre landscape.

  • $0.00
  •  1/31/2024 06:00 PM - 1/31/2024 08:00 PM
  •   55 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, USA

Stakeholders from the 80+ groups that preserve the rich history of Delaware County as members of the Delaware County Historic Preservation Network (DCHPN) are invited to participate in an interactive workshop to contribute to the ‘Delco Semiquincentennial Celebration Plan’ describing how Delco will celebrate activities and events that are relevant to the 250th anniversary of the nation’s independence. Refreshments will be served. This program was made possible by funding from the Philadelphia Funding Collaborative for the Semiquincentennial.

  • $0.00
  •  1/15/2024 09:00 AM
  •   Lathem Hall, Potter Street, Chester, PA, USA

All Delaware County residents are invited to join a Chester MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2024. This event will be an opportunity to reflect on Dr. King's life and work, while also taking action to improve our community. This event is hosted by Delaware County in partnership with Widener University, Philadelphia Union, the City of Chester, The Downtown Cultural Arts and Technology Center, and America250PADelco.

  •  11/12/2023 01:00 PM
  •   Widener University

Revolutionary Reads will culminate with a visit from Dr. Patrick Spero, author of Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776, on Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 pm hosted by Widener University. This event is free and open to the public.

  • $0.00
  •  11/11/2023 11:00 AM
  •   512 Welsh Street, Chester, PA, USA

On Veteran’s Day, if you are close to Chester, PA you may hear a bell tolling at 11:11 AM. At the historic 1724 Chester Courthouse resides the Chester Liberty Bell, the very bell which rang out for freedom in 1776. You will hear the bell ring out as part of the nationwide the Bells of Peace ceremony. On 11th of November 1918, bells rang out to announce the end of the most catastrophic war the world had yet seen, and since November 2018, the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice, the Bells of Peace ceremony has been held nationwide. As we hear the bell toll, we ask residents of Delaware county to take a moment to reflect on and to salute all Americans who served their nation in both conflict and times of peace.

  •  11/2/2023 07:30 PM
  • Online Event

Join local historians for an America250PADelco Revolutionary Reads Book Club Discussion of Frontier Rebels by Patrick Spero. This event will take place on Zoom.

  •  9/19/2023 01:00 PM
  • Online Event

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.

  •  8/8/2023 11:00 AM
  •   412 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA, USA

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!

  •  7/29/2023 11:00 AM - 7/29/2023 03:00 PM
  •   1256 Thornbury Road, West Chester, PA, USA

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.

  •  6/19/2023 01:00 PM - 6/19/2023 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
  •  6/4/2023 11:00 AM - 6/4/2023 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 first responders! Suggested donation $2.

  •  5/29/2023 10:00 AM - 5/29/2023 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.

  •  4/25/2023 06:30 PM
  •   Middletown Free Library, 464 South Old Middletown Road, Media, PA, USA

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