DON’T MISS THE 23rd TOWN TOURS AND VILLAGE WALKS 2017

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WHAT:  CHESTER COUNTY 23RD TOWN TOURS AND VILLAGE WALKS
WHEN:   Thursday, July 27 – RAIN OR SHINE!
WHERE:  Village of Yellow Springs
TIME:  Tours begin 5:30 p.m. and continue till 7 p.m.
COST:  FREE to the public – everyone invitedHistoric Yellow Springs is pleased to be participating in the 2017 Town Tours and Village Walks program on Thursday, July 27, for the 22nd consecutive year.  It is our honor to invite Chester County residents and beyond to visit our village and learn about its deep and rich history.  The theme for 2017 is the Philadelphia Campaign of the Revolutionary War.  Three of the battles of this campaign took place in Chester County:  The Battle of the Brandywine, The Battle of the Clouds and the Paoli Massacre.  These battles will be explored at twelve sites throughout the county.  Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. with the last tour starting at 7 p.m.  All tours are free to the public.

We at Yellow Springs will explore a much sought after inquiry re the Revolutionary War in our area.   Our presentation is titled THE REMAINS OF THE DAY.  The question often put forth is:  “Where are the bodies buried?” and we shall answer that question as we know it.

Cemeteries are a tragic reminder of the cost of war.  They are also places where we honor those that have bravely served.  With the Revolutionary War Hospital at Yellow Springs and the Quaker Meeting Houses, churches and private homes in our area utilized as medical facilities, we know that many Revolutionary War officers, soldiers and community members suffered and died here during the Philadelphia Campaign in Chester County.  Little is known about their burial places.

We will highlight those in our area that are knownVincent Baptist Church Cemetery, Charlestown Cemetery, the Monument on Route 23/Ridge Road and the Pikeland Churches Cemetery.  Also learn about the archaeology and exploration at Yellow Springs in an attempt to locate unmarked graves.   While here, pick up a driving route map so you can visit these final resting places we do know about and pay homage.

Town Tours and Village Walks is sponsored by the Chester County Board of Commissioners, the Planning Commission, the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Chester County Historic Preservation Network and the Chester County Historical Society.  Brochures with tour information are available at the Lincoln Building and the Chester Springs Library or contact www.chesco.org/Planning/TownTours or Karen Marshall at kmarshall@chesco.org.