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Flow of History Through Our Watersheds on September 15

Sep 15

RELEASE – The popular “Flow of History Through Our Watersheds” lecture by Dr. Walt Cressler will be continued for “Part Two” on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Lang Concert Hall in the Lang Music Center at Swarthmore College.  The program is sponsored by Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, Swarthmore College Environmental Studies Program, and Swarthmore College’s Sesquicentennial Committee.  The official program runs from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Attendees are requested to arrive at 1:30 pm to allow time for check-in and to enjoy the reception at this beautiful venue.

Over 125 attendees packed into The Old Mill last April to hear Part One of Dr. Cressler’s lecture which started with primordial geology of our area and took us to the eve of the Civil War.  Some sample topics in Part Two include the Civil War, Underground Railroad, Idlewild and other resort hotels, philanthropic and educational institutions such as Elwyn and Garrett Williamson Foundation, Swarthmore College, and Widener University, Rose Valley and the Arts Community, the creation of Philadelphia Suburban Water and the history of Ridley Creek State Park and horse-centered estates.  

There is no charge, and the program is open to the public, but advance reservations are requested.  Online registration is preferred. CRC members may also call or email the CRC office.  Parking is at the Whittier Lane lot next to the Science Center. Directions have been posted on our website DIGITAL CAMERA