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Tavern Talks


Tavern Talks: Enlightened!
On Thursday, June 21st from 7-9 p.m., enter into the “Age of Reason” with our latest Tavern Talks theme of “Enlightened!” To be sure you are well-informed, our notable guests for the evening include inventor Mr. Joseph Priestley (portrayed by Dean Howarth of Living Histories of Science), astronomer Caroline Herschel (portrayed by K. Lynn King), and a historical horticulturist (portrayed by Chuck Feld). Guests will also be immersed into a coffeehouse setting, where politics would have been debated in the 18th century. Finally, learn about transmutation of the alcoholic kind with Liquid Alchemy Beverages of Wilmington, Delaware.

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike.

Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

Be sure to mark your calendars for other Tavern Talks we will be doing throughout the year, including:

September 13 – Liberty or Death
October 11 – Fermented & Tormented
November 8 – Sugar & Spice

For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at or visit Tickets can be purchased directly at

Date & Time

June 21, 2018

7:00PM - 9:00PM

More Info

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$15 for CFHS Members, $20 for Non-Members

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