Historical Society looks at 50 years of Chadds Ford Days
By J. Chambless
Colonial craft demonstrations have always been part of Chadds Ford Days.
Chadds Ford Days has been part of the yearly calendar for 50 years, and the Chadds Ford Historical Society is looking back at the event's rich history in an exhibit that opened on May 22.
Begun in 1958 as a way to raise awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of the region, the celebration has grown from a small, one-day fair to a two-day event that draws thousands of visitors. The celebration has always been tied to the region's colonial roots, with Revolutionary War re-enactors, colonial crafts and demonstrations, as well as an art show that draws upon the rich legacy of the Wyeth family and the artists who have followed them.
The exhibit features objects and photos from the 50-year history, and it continues through Dec. 5 in the Historical Society's Visitors Center, at the intersection of routes 1 and 52 in Chadds Ford. Admission is free. For more information, call 610-388-7376 or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.