Civil War Dancing, Anyone?

Philly Voice reports on the oddest stuff. But H-Town is weird, and we like it that way! Here's the article: Learn the dance styles of the Civil War era at Haverford library The event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia  BY SINEAD CUMMINGS PhillyVoice Staff   Each year communities in the greater Philadelphia area create programs and events for the Free Library of Philadelphia's project One Book, One Philadelphia, which promotes the reading and discussion of a single book. "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier is the book chosen for 2016.  Frazier's novel tells the story of a Civil War soldier returning to the woman he loves. To celebrate the book, the Haverford Township branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting a class on Civil War dance styles. The Civil War Dance Foundation will bring dancers to the library to demonstrate the dances and discuss the period.  After the demonstration, attendees will have a chance to try the dances themselves.  While the event is free, registration is required to attend.  Civil War Dance Program Sunday, March 20 1:30 p.m. | Free Haverford Township Free Library Philly Voice Article Denisbin on Flickr: Dance photo C&O Canal NHP on Flickr: Barn dance photo … [Read more...]

Haverford Trails events coming up

Here's some info from the Friends of Haverford Trails: Bike the Haverford Heritage Trail Saturday October 25, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Combine our local history with a bike ride! We will meet at the bottom of the steps at the Beechwood-Brookline station of the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line, on Karakung Drive near Mill Road. The history-themed route covers the historic sites along the Haverford Heritage Trail loop and includes the Darby Creek Trail (currently 1 mile paved; future section is an unpaved trail with a few rough surface areas and walk-through sections). A mix of mostly on-road, some trail and some off-road, with some hills. Off-road sections require 25cc tires or wider (hybrid, touring or mountain). The distance is 14 miles, and we will stop at each historic site. For Haverford Heritage Trail details see Last 2014 Karakung Drive Traffic Closure Sunday October 26 This Sunday will be the final Sunday closure of Karakung Drive to motor vehicle traffic for 2014. Why not get out and take advantage of it? This annual action, taken by Haverford Township with the cooperation of PennDOT, is the most well-received and popular initiative of its type in the western suburbs. "Walk & Talk" at Haverford Reserve Sunday November 2, 1:00-3:30 PM By popular demand, Rich Kerr will repeat his well-attended "Talk and Walk" presented by our township Parks and Recreation Department. The “talk” portion, held in the CREC building in Haverford Reserve, is an illustrated presentation called “The Railroad Branch, Haverford Reserve and Darby Creek in Haverford.” It covers the historical highlights of the old railroad line, the remnants that remain today up around "the Reserve" and the history of the land there – “Brookthorpe Farms,” the “Brookthorpe” estate and foxhunting in Haverford, the Atwater Kent “Foxcroft” estate, the Haverford State Hospital and finally the Haverford Reserve park. It is peppered with relevant, insight-yielding quotations about these … [Read more...]