A Yellow Springs Walking Tour

As we begin, you are standing on the South porch of the Lincoln Building. If you face south you are about 6 miles from the Great Wagon Road that you know as Route 30. The road you are looking at below you is today called Yellow Springs Road.  It was long called the White Horse Road because it led to the White Horse Tavern, a building still extant today at 606 Swedesford Road in Frazer. Today Yellow Springs Road proceeds south through the north rim of the Great Valley and ends near Great Valley High School. The Lincoln Building; where we begin. Notice the change in elevation as you drive up and down hills. Then, stop to realize this: on the evening of September 16, 1777, 10,000 American soldiers marched for 12 hours in a driving rain from the White Horse Tavern to the Yellow Springs. Many came up the road you are looking at including George Washington and his aide Alexander Hamilton. While at the “Yellow Springs” they reported to Congress that the army had no ammunition of any use and needed to march to Warwick and Redding Furnaces to retrieve dry gunpowder. At the time Washington and Hamilton wrote that letter the building behind you was a stable. As you look out towards Yellow Springs Road, you see an array of buildings. Beginning to the east (your left) is another barn which may also date to the time of the American Revolution. It is a modified version of a Swiss bank barn, a style brought to America from Europe. There is a ground floor forebay where livestock...

Yellow Springs Art Show 2020 Poster Artist

  Teresa Haag and her painting QUIET were chosen to be the 2020 poster artist and painting for the 47th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show. Teresa competed with fellow artists at the recent Yellow Springs Art School Poster Exhibition. Her work will now be seen on all our print media for the show as well as our official poster, notecards and catalogue cover. Teresa has participated in the Yellow Springs show for six years. She lives in Phoenixville and maintains her studio on Bridge Street there. She studied art at the Philadelphia Community College and has a BA degree in marketing from the University of Phoenix. Her work is shown in West Chester, Lancaster and Stone Harbor among other places. Teresa told us that she has visited Yellow Springs village many times, but on one occasion, she visited here in the early morning hours. This changed her thoughts re the village. She found the experience rejuvenating and inspirational and felt a general peacefulness of the area. Thus the title QUIET. She said she understood how the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Country School art students learned here. Her morning walk really inspired her and prepared her for her day. This is the feeling she hoped to convey in her painting. Art Show Chair Maureen Fendrick is pleased to honor Teresa as our poster artist for the 2020 show. She, as well as art show committee members, are excited to present her painting QUIET to promote the show. The original art work will be auctioned at the OPENING GALA of the 2020 Annual Art Show in our Lincoln Building galleries held Friday, April 24. The show will...

2019 Holiday Stroll in the Village of Yellow Springs

JOIN US FOR THE 2019 HOLIDAY STROLL VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS 2019 HOLIDAY STROLL AT YELLOW SPRINGS Friday, Dec. 13, 4:30–8 pm Village of Yellow Springs FREE The Yellow Springs Holiday Stroll is open free to our community and we welcome all of you to come and share the holiday spirit. There will be fun activities, holiday stories, tasty snacks, holiday music and dancing and so much more as you stroll the village guided by the glowing luminaries. Add a little jingle to your holiday and join us on December 13!Historic Yellow Springs, the Chester Springs Library and West Pikeland Township join together to welcome you to the 2019 Holiday Stroll. Come and join your friends and neighbors for a merry evening of family holiday cheer. The event is December 13, runs from 4:30-8 pm and is fun for all – young and old! Stroll our historic village lighted by luminaries to add sparkle to the season. CHESTER SPRINGS LIBRARY: 4:30 PM Our evening opens at the Chester Springs Library where you will be welcomed for our Holiday Story Time. Sit down and enjoy the stories of the season and have fun with holiday crafts. CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO: 5–8 PM The Studio will be open all evening until 8 pm for crafts, games, music and refreshments presented by West Pikeland Parks and Recreation. JENNY LIND HOUSE Stop by the JENNY LIND HOUSE for hot chocolate and tours presented by LIFE’S PATINA. CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO: 5:30 PM COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING THE BOY SCOUTS will be selling holiday snacks in an outdoor venue by the studio. WEST PIKELAND TOWNSHIP Builiding: 6-6:30 PM Performance by the Chester Valley Dance Academy LINCOLN BUILDING: 6–8 PM Art Poster...

Open Sculpture at Chester Springs Studio

Do you have a concept for a sculpture project but need assistance to realize it? Or, have you been wanting to try your hand in this media? Either way, the Open Sculpture class at Chester Springs Studio may be what you are looking for. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sculptor, you will expand your skills and talents in this workshop. As the Director of sculpture for the Franklin Mint, George McMonigle has worked with award-winning sculptors around the world to perfect their skills and talents. As instructor of the Open Sculpture class at Chester Springs Studio, McMonigle will assist you at your individual level of skill to realize your vision. Do you want to explore a particular subject like birds, animals or a portrait? Bring your ideas to the first class, and you will be walked through the design and composition stage and on to the execution of your sculpture in the round. If you would like to work on a relief or plaque, that would be great! The goal will be to enjoy the process of creating sculpture while learning in a manner that you can apply to your future works. Learn more about this class > Register Now...

General George Washington and the Continental Army March into Yellow Springs

Today, September 17, 1777, is the day Yellow Springs entered the Revolutionary War. The Philadelphia Campaign was raging in Chester County with the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of the Clouds and eventually the Paoli Massacre. It was early in the morning of September 17, after the Battle of the Clouds in Malvern, that this rag-tag army marched a grueling six miles overnight across the Great Valley through torrential rain, cold temperatures, and mud filled fields and trails. They were cold, wet, hungry and tired. Local West Pikeland residents offered food and some lodging. Most of the army camped minus tents throughout the area. Meanwhile, General Washington set up temporary headquarters in the tavern that existed at that time right in our village. Sending correspondence written by his senior aide de camp Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, he told them he would head west to the furnace area to replenish ammunition and give his men rest. Also with him were James Monroe and Anthony Wayne. The General then decided to send Wayne with a small contingent to watch over the British at Malvern. Thus, the Paoli Massacre. To follow, we know of the Valley Forge Encampment, the building of the Revolutionary War Hospital at Yellow Springs, the knowledge of the medical department here, the support of the doctors and the West Pikeland community, and the steady march to freedom at Yorktown. The freedom we love today. Join me in the commemoration of this momentous event in the history of Yellow Springs. Join me in standing tall and proud of what happened here on this sacred ground that we walk upon...