HYS Holiday Stroll

Historic Yellow Springs Holiday Stroll The Historic Yellow Springs Holiday Stroll is open and free to our community. We welcome all of you to come, share the holiday spirit, and be surprised!  There will be fun activities, holiday stories, tasty snacks, holiday music and more as you stroll the village guided by the glowing luminaries. December 13, 2019 Historic Yellow Springs Village The Chester Springs Library 4:30PM  Story-time followed by Activities and Book Sale Township Activities in Chester Springs Studio 5:00-8:00PM Crafts, Games and Music 5:30PM Community Tree Lighting ‘Life’s Patina’ at the Jenny Lind House 5:00-8:00PM Hot Chocolate Bar and Sneak Peak Lincoln Building 6:00-8:00PM HYS Poster Competition, Members’ Art Show and Sale West Pikeland Township Building 6:00-6:30PM Performance by Chester Valley Dance Academy 7:30PM ‘Matilda’ by Salt Performing Arts (ticket required) The Washington 6:30PM Santa’s Arrival Download Holiday Flyer (pdf) >  ...

Fine Arts & Craft Show

More than 30 contemporary fine craft artists from across Pennsylvania will exhibit and sell their work at the annual Fine Arts and Craft Show, held Saturday, Nov. 16 from  10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday Nov. 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Opening Night Reception is on Friday, Nov. 15, 5 pm to 8 pm. Presented annually by Historic Yellow Springs, the event showcases the region’s finest craft artists and attracts large crowds of holiday shoppers. FINE ART & CRAFTS SHOW Saturday, November 16,  10 am – 5 pm Sunday November 17, 10 am – 4 pm LOCATIONS The Lincoln Building Galleries 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 The Washington 1701 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 TICKETS Available at the door General admission: $5 HYS Members: FREE Children under 12: FREE ARTISTS with DISPLAYS HYS...

2020 Yellow Springs Art Show: Jurying

2020 Yellow Springs Art Show Jurying Process The jury process is a traditional part of the Yellow Springs Art Show.  It allows us to maintain a continuously evolving roster of artists and their work, which provides a new and different experience for our visitors each and every year.  The jury consists of art show committee members who have been working with the show for many years. THE PROCESS IS EASY Submit Artist Application by Friday, August 30, 2019. Produce four pieces of work to bring to the jury process. Provide pricing, titles and present your artwork as if it were to be hung in the show (clean mats, well framed, etc.) We will schedule a convenient time for your appointment on September 19th and 20th. You will be in and out of the Jury in about a half hour. NOTE: We don’t get into long conversations with jurying artists. We take the artwork into a separate room, do our process, and send you on your way.  Notification of outcome will be sent out within about four weeks after the jurying. IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for Jury Application: Friday, August 30, 2019 Jurying for 2019 Yellow Springs Art Show: September 19-20, 2019 2019 Art Show Opening Gala: Friday, April 26, 2019 2019 Yellow Springs Art Show: April 27-May 12, 2019 WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASSIST? There are many opportunities to volunteer. Your help is an important part of making the show a success! First time volunteering? Fill out our volunteer form and Kathy McGarry, Volunteer Coordinator, will reach out to you. Experienced Volunteers: If you have previously volunteered for the Art Show and would like...

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...

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...