Adrian Martinez – HYS Art Lecture Series

ADRIAN MARTINEZ From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs — An Artistic Journey Saturday, February 23, 1pm to 3pm HYS Lincoln Building, 2nd Floor Gallery Member: $20, Non-Member: $25 REGISTER NOW   Historic Yellow Springs invites you join us for “Adrian Martinez—From the White House to Historic Yellow Springs—An Artistic Journey.” This is the first in the Art Lecture series at Historic Yellow Springs. Adrian Martinez, internationally known artist, teacher and lecturer, will speak about his experiences creating art at the White House, working with President and Mrs.Bush, and how this experience changed the art and ambitions he had growing up in D.C. These people and places inspired Martinez to present this unique power point presentation combining his intimate knowledge of American art, history and culture in the last half of the 20th century and how his particular artistic evolution in the 21st  inevitably progressed from his youth growing up in Washington D.C., to the White House, to the Historic Yellow Springs of today. Using his firsthand experience as stage actor/dancer, set designer, art and history lecturer, curator, museum exhibits designer, painter, sculptor and printmaker Martinez makes a case for cultural survival in this new and challenging era of exploding  information. At this point in his career Martinez has come to know what Historic Yellow Springs has manifested for centuries – it’s all one and context is everything. The lecture will be on February 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance as well as at the door the day of the event.   About Adrian Martinez Adrian Martinez is an internationally known artist, teacher and lecturer. He...

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...

Kids Camp: Archaeology Dig: August 15-21

Kids Camp: Archaeology Dig: August 15-21 (Rescheduled due to flooding & road closures. Originally Aug.13-17, 2018) Information and registration for HYS Kids Camps >  Chester Springs Studio Summer Kids Camp 2018...

Town Tours & Village Walks

CHESTER COUNTY 24th TOWN TOURS and VILLAGE WALKS Thursday, July 19– RAIN OR SHINE! In the Village of Yellow Springs Tours begin 5:30 p.m. and continue till 7 p.m. FREE to the public Historic Yellow Springs will once again be participating in the 2018 Town Tours and Village Walks program on Thursday, July 19, for the 23rd consecutive year.  Plan to join Chester County residents and beyond who will tour our village on this evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 7 p.m.  All tours are free to the public. The theme for 2018 is INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY IN CHESTER COUNTY and will be celebrated at ten sites throughout the county.  Chester County has a long and distinguished industrial heritage beginning in 1682.   Innovations in government, education and industry will be explored.  Iron and steel and our rich furnace history are celebrated as well as the “Mushroom Capital of the World” industry in southern Chester County.  County mills for grains and textiles are on the tour, plus you will learn about the antiques and modern machines used in the agricultural industry.   A visit to a canal village will highlight the innovations that made the Schuylkill Canal possible promoting major progress in industrial production. JULY 19 AT YELLOW SPRINGS At Yellow Springs, we will be exploring the industries in the village that were handled by women.  Be it spa management, medical needs, educational administration or radio, TV and film production, women at Yellow Springs stepped up and steered society to institute changes in recognizing the capabilities of women in innovative ways.  These women of the 18th, 19th...