Eels Released into Pickering Creek at Historic Yellow Springs

On Thursday, August 29 more than a 1,000 young American Eels were released into Pickering Run, a tributary to Pickering Creek, at Historic Yellow Springs. Project partners Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and United States Geologic Survey are undertaking a three-year study in which they will re-introduce eels to Pickering Creek. American Eels are native to the Pickering, but they are a migratory fish whose access to streams has been reduced by dams. Over the past few decades, American Eel populations have decreased dramatically in the Schuylkill River watershed, including Pickering Creek. An integral part of the ecosystem, declines in eels have potentially far-reaching implications for the health of the streams they traditionally live in. A three-year study in which American Eels will be re-introducd to Pickering Creek is being conducted by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and United States Geologic Survey. Project partners have been working with local conservation groups, including Green Valleys Watershed Association, French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, and Historic Yellow Springs. A major component of this study is to learn if the re-introduction of eels has an effect on the population of invasive crayfish in the creek, the numbers of which have increased as the numbers of eels decreased. Re-introducing native eels could be a potentially valuable conservation tool in the efforts to control invasive crayfish and restore native crayfish. At the event, project partners released over 1,000 young eels into Pickering Creek, marking an important step in the study and ecological restoration of the creek. “The...

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...

Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Fine Arts and Crafts Show Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Show: Saturday – Sunday, November 10-11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily Location: Lincoln Building Galleries Admission: $5 per person, FREE to MEMBERS Join us for the Historic Yellow Springs Fine Arts and Crafts Show! The opening reception is on Friday, November 9th, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. The show will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. in the Lincoln Building Galleries. Admission is $5 per person and is FREE to members. We will be exhibiting and selling the work of fine artists and craftsmen creating ceramics, glass, wood, paper, fiber arts, photography, jewelry and more. All artists and craftsmen will be at their booths to discuss their work and assist you in your purchases. The show will be a perfect time to get an early start on your holiday shopping! You are sure to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that will delight your family and friends. Want to set up a booth in the show? We have just a few spots open so email us at inquiries@yellowsprings.org or call 610 827-7414. Our Lincoln Building has Wi-Fi for your convenience. If you would like to volunteer in support of this event, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy McGarry,...

Town Tours Supper Lectures Continue

Town Tours Supper Lectures Continue We enjoyed a delightful summer evening on August 23 when 60 Chester County residents met at Yellow Springs to enjoy a summer boxed picnic supper and hear an interesting lecture on mills of Chester County presented by Dan Campbell, AIA. HYS Tour Guides then took our guests on a stroll through our lovely village. This is the first time this program was presented by the Chester County Historic Preservation Network partnering with HYS. Two more picnic suppers are planned. Thursday, October 25 – Scarborough Faire:  Are You Going? Dolly Cusumano and husband Steve will take us on a virtual trip to the Faire. You will learn about the history of the ancient festival and the song of the same name. Holly has been a member of The Herb Society of America for many years and has studied the history of herb usage. Find out more about the historic use of herbs, what you can grow in your pots or garden and how to use them. Thursday, December 13 – A Christmas Past Jane Peters Estes has developed an extensive expertise focusing on traditions, lifestyles and fashions concerning the period surrounding the American Civil War and extending into the Victorian era. Her holiday program explores the origins of many of our Yuletide holiday traditions (i.e. tree, hanging stocking by the fire) and highlights Christmas customs observed during the Civil War (1861-65). Her presentation will be accompanied with interesting stories, examples and recreations of actual fashions, and illustrations from the period. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Space is limited to 60 people. Cost of Box Supper is $15. Register...