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Deltiologist event August 18th at Colonial Plantation

Aug 04

Broomall's Lake circa 1925

You probably may be wondering … What’s a Deltiologist? Why are they meeting at the colonial plantation? Why should I consider reading further, Mr. Fancy Words! Whoa whoa whoa … hold on.

What I can tell you is that Keith Lockhart is a deltiologist in addition to being a local history buff, and if you like picnics and learning a little history of Delaware County, you’re in for a treat on August 18th.

So, a Deltiologist is:

noun. a person who collects postcards as a hobby

MEDIA, PA – Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park presents “Delaware County 100 Years Ago Through Postcards.”

On Wednesday, August 15th the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation will offer its first ever “Wednesday Evening at the Farm” with a special presentation by local historian, Keith Lockhart. The gate opens at 6 PM, and visitors can bring their picnic dinner, blankets and chairs to enjoy a leisurely picnic before the evening’s offerings get underway. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

At 7 PM Lockhart will present a program featuring his prized collection of Delaware County postcards. Lockhart’s collection is considered the largest of its kind in the region.

Take a trip through Delaware County 100 years ago when postcards were the rage! The program will take place in the Plantation’s colonial era wagon barn.

Broomall's Lake circa 1925

Broomall’s Lake circa 1925
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During the evening the Plantation farmhouse and the kitchen garden will be available for tours. Demonstrations taking place include textile making and long rifle firing. Of course, the Plantation’s farm animals will be around for viewing.

Closing time is 9 PM. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 4 are free.

The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park and is easily reached via Routes 3, 352, 252 or Providence Road.

This is a weather permitting event. If the weather is uncertain, check the Plantation’s website at www.colonialplantation.orgor call the Plantation office at (610)566-1725 and listen for the message.