Pattye Benson

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15th Annual Historic House Tour – Tomorrow! Saturday, Sept. 28, 12 PM – 5 PM Tickets Available!

Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust’s 15th Annual Historic House Tour is tomorrow Saturday, Sept. 28, 12 Noon – 5 PM.  It looks like the weather gods will allow for another perfect house tour day — if so, it will be fifteen straight years! Houses located in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.

The house tour is always held the last Saturday of September and this year the Paoli Blues Fest moved its event up a week so it too is tomorrow!  But good news folks — you can do both, go on the house tour first and then take in the last hour of the Blues Fest from 5-6 PM. Having served as one of the three organizers and board member for the Blues Fest, we saved the best for last — grand finale during the last hour. 

Tickets for the house tour available online at . All ticket sales support historic preservation and help complete the Jones Log Barn – Living History Center at Duportail. Hope to see you tomorrow!

And here’s a photo of the manor house at Blackburn Farm, one of the featured stops on the 15th Annual Historic House tour!

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  1. Thank-you Pattye! Can’t wait! The historic house tour gets better and better with each passing year because of you and your hard working committee.

    Thanks for making it happen again.

  2. Thanks to Pattye, and the historical committee for your hard work, and the willingness and generosity of local homeowners to open up your homes to the public.

    A smash hit experience on a beautiful day! I was especially entranced by then last house on my tour——-the 1710 one room “home” complete with 1710 “walk in” fire place for cooking and heating, attached to a 1850 addition with the final section added sometime in the early 1900’s. Truly a memorable experience I will not soon forget.

    I appreciate the many public figures who joined the community in enjoying this great cause. I personally saw Michelle Berger, Betsy Fadem and Raffi T. I heard that others including Kate Murphy and Ed Sweeney were on the Trail too. I think it’s very important when our public officials show leadership and commitment by coming out and supporting community initiatives like this one.

    I also ran into V. President of the Historical Trust, Doug Anestad put in a long volunteer 11:00am to 5:00pm day, after spending countless hours preparing for this years event. Long time School Board and Township Committee attendee Ray Clarke was also there serving the public as usual.

    This was a huge success! Thanks to Pattye and all the volunteers who made it possible. The CHS students were a breath of fresh air—each one with smiles and impressively eager to share information about their area of the tour. Really well done.

    Can’t wait for next year!

    1. Thank you — the 15th Annual Historic House Tour was a wonderful day for historic preservation and the community! The real “stars” of the day were the houses themselves! Thank you homeowners for sharing your houses with us!

      We also had TESD Superintendent Dr. Rich Gusick and his wife and Tredyffrin BOS Chair Murph Wysock and his wife on the house tour. And I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that we had 28 student volunteer docents from Conestoga High School, many with the National Honor Society plus another 2 CHS volunteer musicians at the Tredyffrin Library (violinist and pianist).

      The next post on Community Matters will have the list of sponsors that also make the annual tour possible!

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