Hamilton and Hoecakes

Hamilton and Hoecakes! Tuesday, September. 17, 2019, 6 PM The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs $55 per person – $50 for Friends of DCEF and HYS members Following the Battle of the Clouds with the torrential rain in the Malvern area, the Continental Army as well as the Redcoats retreated. General George Washington and his aide de camp Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton marched through the night and entered the village of Yellow Springs the morning of September 17, 1777. While the army rested, General Washington made plans to march to the furnace area west of the village to replenish his lost ammunition destroyed in the rain and give his men additional rest before marching back to protect Philadelphia from the British. HAMILTON AND HOECAKES We invite you and your families to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at 6 p.m. to celebrate this event: HAMILTON AND HOECAKES. Learn about the history of the Revolutionary War in Chester County and dine in The Washington which is on the site of the original inn where Washington and Hamilton would have dined. Step back into our village rich in history and enjoy an evening of songs from the hit musical Hamilton, stories, Colonial games and crafts and a celebration that took place 242 years ago! The Downingtown Community Education Foundation and Historic Yellow Springs join to present this event. Dress in your favorite Colonial outfit (or other business casual dress) and dine on hoecakes, a favorite of the General, ham, baked beans, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, dessert and more catered by Montesano Bros, of Chester Springs. TICKETS Cost: $55...

Sandra Momyer — Recipient of the 2019 Rebecca Lukens Award

Sandra Momyer to be Honored at the 13th Annual Rebecca Lukens Award Presentation National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum 50 S 1st Avenue, Coatesville May 15, 2019, 5:30 pm Each year the National Iron & Stell Heritage Museum (NISHM) presents the Rebecca Lukens Award to a regional individual that exhibits the same qualities as our nation’s first female industrialist Rebecca Lukens: resilience, leadership, courage, and strategic outlook. This year’s recipient is Sandra Momyer, former Executive Director and present Archivist at Historic Yellow Springs, a village with 300 years of history. She is also vice president of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center. Awards Presentation Sandra Momyer will be honored at the 13th Annual Award Presentation Ceremony on May 15, 5:30 p.m. at the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum in Coatesville. Tickets to the event are $50 per person. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Past recipients include: Mary Sullivan(2007), Jane Davidson(2008), Barbara Travaglini(2009), Gladys Flamer(2010), Nancy Penn Hannum(2011), Tammy Cansler(2012), Regina Horton Lewis(2013), Molly Morrison(2014), Mary Ann Rossi(2015), Barbara Cohen(2016), Francis Sheehan (2017), and Janet Klein (2018). NISHM The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum is located on the campus of the Lukens National Historic District, at 50 S. 1st Avenue in Coatesville, PA. Easily accessible in the heart of Coatesville and adjacent to the River Walk, NISHM is open six days a week for tours, lectures and educational programs. It draws international visitors to its facilities, which educates the public on the people, places, products, and processes of steel making, as well as the importance of educating children in the STEAM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)....

Jack Troy Lecture at Historic Yellow Springs

“Throwing Words; Composing Clay” Lecture with Jack Troy at Historic Yellow Springs Monday April 15, 7 to 8 p.m.   Historic Yellow Springs invites you to a lecture with internationally known potter, teacher and writer Jack Troy, entitled “Throwing Words; Composing Clay.” This is the second in the 2019 Art Lecture series at Historic Yellow Springs. “Throwing Words; Composing Clay” Troy will speak on this theme in a style that engages the audience in its weaving of words and images with his experience and knowledge of pottery. A humble master of both clay and language, his anecdotal stories include valuable technical and aesthetic considerations, humorous depictions of artistic challenges as a potter, and inspiring new ideas. Also included in the presentation, slides of Troy’s pottery reveal sources of inspiration as well as his understanding of ceramic history and its continuity to the present day. Troy adds, “In addition to documenting my work in clay with images, I will also be reading and reciting some of my poems—many of which are pottery related—that are important aspects of my expression.” If you have a passion for clay, art, poetry, or the process of transformation, this is an opportunity not to be missed. The lecture will take place on Monday April 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Building in Historic Yellow Springs. Tickets may be purchased in advance as well as at the door the day of the event. Pottery, throwing sticks, and publications by Jack Troy will be for sale at the event. HYS Wood-Fired Kiln Rebuild Campaign All proceeds from sale of lecture tickets will go towards...

EvAngelos Frudakis 1921 – 2019

  EvAngelos Frudakis 1921 – 2019 EvAngelos Frudakis, a major figure in the world of 20th-century sculpture and resident of Philadelphia, died Feb. 16, 2019 at the age of 97. Mr. Frudakis had a strong influence in the field of sculpture through his monumental public works as well as through his teaching and mentoring. Recipient of the Medal of Honor for lifetime achievement by the National Sculpture Society, Mr. Frudakis is best known for his sculptures The Minuteman, installed at the National Guard Building in Washington, DC; The Signer in Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Fishing Bear at the Philadelphia Zoo; Reaching, a bronze female nude in the Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC; and Icarus and Daedalus, a bronze fountain at the Central Arkansas Library, Little Rock, AR. EvAngelos Frudakis working on his sculpture The Signer.Chester Springs Studio was a special place to Mr. Frudakis, who was awarded a scholarship and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) in the 1940s. He attended the Academy’s country school in Chester Springs in 1941-1942, and after WWII, continued his studies from 1945-1949. Mr. Frudakis called Chester Springs “a Shangri-la” and said the Sculpture Barn “was like a cathedral, with great north light—the three-dimensional lighting that you needed.” In 2016, Mr. Frudakis returned to  Chester Springs for an interview at Historic Yellow Springs, and to revisit sites used by the Academy. Mr. Frudakis studied with Academy instructor Walker Hancock, a noted sculptor who became known as one of the “Monuments Men,” a group of artists that recovered art treasures looted by the Nazis. He also studied with Harry Rosen and Charles Rudy, teachers at the Academy and Amadeo Merli, a...

Tribute to Bob Momyer, 1940 – 2019

Tribute to Bob Momyer 1940 – 2019 With heavy hearts, we share the very sad news of the passing of one of HYS’s great champions, Robert “Bob” Momyer, and offer our deepest condolences to his wife Sandy, the current Moore Archivist here at HYS and our Executive Director from 1986 until 2001. Sandy and Bob made an amazing team, were a great couple, and for some twenty years were the heart and soul of our organization. On behalf of the Board of Directors, and the many others like me who had the pleasure of working with Bob, I offer our deepest respect and gratitude for the unparalleled service he provided our organization. As my friend and fellow Board Member Mark Ashton wrote, in the flurry of email remembrances we’ve all been sharing since we heard the news, “Bob’s contributions were not derivative of Sandy’s, but stood on their own”. In his day, Bob volunteered for just about every event we had; was a stalwart First Gentleman when Sandy was Executive Director, served on more committees than I can count (including doing our press releases and advertising), was a tour guide, served several terms as a Board Member and as Vice President of our Board. Bob and I created the HYS Halloween event together, in conjunction with fellow Board Member Bob Willson. That was just one of the many roles he played at HYS over many years, but one that is particularly special to me. For five years we haunted the village together, scaring and exciting area children, while sneaking in a little history along the way. I’ll always remember...

Kids Creative Summer Camps

Join us this summer for the creative Kids Summer Camps at Historic Yellow Springs. Three weeks of art and clay camps and then the Archaeology Dig for Kids! Does your child like art? Enjoy shaping clay? Exploring nature? They may enjoy the great kids camp All About Nature from July 8 to 12, 2019. The lush natural surrounds of Historic Yellow Springs inspire art in a variety of media, techniques and natural textures. Explore the native plants, learn about the wildlife, and create art that may be used outdoors at your own home or displayed to bring the beauty of nature inside. Learn more about this Kids Half-Day Camp at Historic Yellow Springs...

Jack Troy Workshop: Firing the Chester Springs Noborigama Kiln

JACK TROY WORKSHOP Firing the Chester Springs Noborigama Kiln   Historic Yellow Springs is pleased to offer a wood-firing workshop with Jack Troy. Join us for a great experience with this internationally recognized pottery artist and expert in wood firings. You’ll will be able to fire your work in both the wood and salt chambers of the two-chamber Noborigama at Chester Springs Studio. Jack will share his experience in developing wood fired surfaces, glazing, wadding, loading techniques, as well as firing methods. Register Now > http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/workshops/   About Jack Troy Jack Troy, teacher, potter and writer, retired from Juniata College in 2006, where he taught for 39 years. He has led over 230 workshops for potters at colleges, universities, and art centers in the U. S. and abroad. His career has taken him to 13 countries, and his work is in many private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), Auckland (NZ) Museum of Art and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.   His first book, Salt Glazed Ceramics, was published in 1977. In 1978, he built Pennsylvania’s first anagama-style kiln at Juniata College, and personal anagamas at his home in 1987 and 2006. In 1995, he published the book Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain. His collection of poems, Calling the Planet Home, was published in 2003 and more than 60 of his articles, book reviews, and exhibition catalogue essays have appeared in the major periodicals in his field. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awarded him two Craft Fellowships for his work in ceramics, and a Fellowship in Literature for his poetry. He was selected...

Drawing, Painting and Pottery Classes for Children at Chester Springs Studio

Begin the new year with creative classes for your children! When the weather’s cold outside and kids must spend more time indoors, they can explore the world of their imagination. Classes in art can help children to develop fine motor skills as they learn to draw what they see, or mold clay into a sculpture. As kids create they learn the rewarding experience of seeing a process through from beginning to completion. Register now for 2019 Winter Semester art and pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs. We have a great line-up of courses for adults, teens and children! Classes for children include:         Historic Yellow Springs is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the visual arts, environment, and the village’s almost 300-year old history. The mission of Historic Yellow Springs is to share, preserve and celebrate the unique living village of Yellow Springs. Focusing on the visual arts, history and the environment, HYS enriches the lives of all who...

Smile for Historic Yellow Springs

  Help support Historic Yellow Springs while you shop for holiday gifts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Go to https://smile.amazon.com and select Historic Yellow Springs as your charity. Would you like change your charity? Click on “Accounts & Lists” and select “Your AmazonSmile”, then “Change Charity.” Thanks for your support!...