Post-Civil War and the Road to Recovery – Virtual Program

Post-Civil War and the Road to Recovery – Virtual Program Virtual Program: Live at 5 pm, pre-registration Sponsored by: Historic Yellow Springs, Pocopson Historical Committee, Carver Court, Hayti Historical Society, Kennett Underground Railroad Center, Mt. Zion AME Church, Friends of Barnard Station, and Kennett Heritage Center The Abolitionist movement in Chester County had many adherents but not all people north of the Mason-Dixon Line were interested in participating in the illegal activities required to bring fugitive slaves to freedom. Individuals feared reprisal from the American government, especially following the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, from their own communities, and from the Almighty. Coupled with a general pro-slavery sentiment in Chester County, most notably in the non-Quaker sect, slavery became a highly polarizing issue. The passage of the 13th Amendment in January 1865 and the end of the Civil War that same year brought new challenges in the quest for civil rights within our county. Join us on a fascinating journey as we travel to National Register sites in Chester County related to the Post-Civil War and the Road to Recovery! Town Tours and Village Walks...

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...