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...