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Updated August 29, 2018

GREENBANK PAINTS: A Plein Air Exhibit Weekend
Newport, DE: Celebrate a weekend of local artwork and historic landmarks with Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm. On Friday, October 12th from 7:30-9:30 pm, revel in the change of seasons and brisk autumn nights with a evening of spectacular art, local libations, and delicious delicacies. The evening will feature local art created onsite the week leading up to the event, as well as early access to a special silent auction being offered throughout the course of the weekend.

Admission to the special preview party and moonlit dedication of local artists is $20 per person. Your admission to the evening exhibition can also be used towards the purchase of a painting of your choice as well as complimentary entry into our additional Plein Air celebration on Saturday, October 13th.

On Saturday, October 13th, join us again for a special open day featuring art and history. Starting at 10 am, Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm will be open to the public to tour their historic buildings. From 12 - 2 pm, kids can flex their creative muscles with plein air painting on site for a $5 supplies fee. From 2-4 pm, guests can again view the plein air exhibit and a final drawing for the silent auction will occur. Admission to the exhibit on Saturday is $7.50 per person.

To purchase your ticket or for further information call the office at 302-999-9001 or visit www.greenbankmill.com. Proceeds from the event benefit Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm and it's dedication to preservation and education.

Greenbank Mills & Phillips Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Greenbank Mill National Historic District through educational programming and community partnerships. The organization maintains several historic buildings including a 19th century gristmill and textile mill and an 18th century farmhouse.


2018 Tavern Talks
The Chadds Ford Historical Society's 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.

Mark your calendars:

  • 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 info@chaddsfordhistory.org or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org. Tickets can be purchased directly at http://bit.ly/2A0LouN. Purchase a year subscription to Tavern Talks and save! A year's worth of Tavern Talks is $110 for CFHS members and $150 for non-members.


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