John Chads house, circa 1729.
Pent eaves are awfully popular around here.
On the smaller side of historic PA houses.
Catching those breezes with both doors open.
Candle dipping demonstration
I think they call this a barrel cheek fireplace, but I'm not sure
Tea in the parlor makes the ladies hollar.
Hall fireplace with paneling
Entrance to the basement kitchen at left
Winder stairs to the second floor
Windowsill in the upstairs hall
Upstairs master bedroom. Neat high boy.
Master bedroom fireplace. Interesting open cupboards.
Like the ladderback rocker.
I like this room.
Basement entrance and stairs to hall.
Neat stone floor
Cooking fireplace tools
Interesting Inglenook window
Window in kitchen looking out onto back yard.
Blurry photo of the interior of the beehive oven
Exterior of the beehive oven
Beautiful, but small example of a bank house
Colonial lacers at the Chadds Ford Days festival
Example of the caning art.
Lacing is fascinating
But what a tedious hobby.
Sheep at the wool demonstration
Live music while we ate.
Chadds Ford Historical Society barn and tents
Over to the battlefield for the reenactment
Hessian and tents before the battle
Redcoats in the shade
King's soldiers moving out to the battlefield
I believe this is General Howe.
Continentals moving up the hills
Beginning of the battle
Moving down the hill
British firing at the bottom of the hill
More brits and Hessians moving to reinforce light troops
The majority of the reenactment takes place in the valley
They have made some more progress, pushing the Continentals back across the creek
I think battles were fought here, but they're using the creek here to represent the battle at the Ford nearby
Lots of people come out for this event. My first time there
Volley after volley made this pretty interesting
The “tactical demonstration” took about an hour
Lots of sutlers at the park
The 4th Continental Light Dragoons were recuiting
I think it might actually be more fun to be British
Neat grove of trees
Approaching the camp
Looks like these guys cook and eat on fire like the old days
I like the neat little signs the sutlers had
Empty tents waiting for their soldiers
The average accomodations for soldiers in the 18th century
Cooking on the fire
The Continentals come home
Lined up for dismissal
Back to camp for rest and dinner, I assume
Some soldiers relaxing in the shade. It was 90 degrees today.
There were no revolutionary war battles in Wyoming. They mean Wyoming, PA
Hessian soldier. Neat hat.
Officer's accomodations were a little nicer. Note the floorcloth.
The calm after the reenactment