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“News From Nowhere”- Video

2021-12-16T00:02:15-05:00December 16th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

“News From Nowhere”: William Morris, C.R. Ashbee and The American A&C Colonies presented by Ryan Berley, Curator of the Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge, AB History, Washington and Jefferson University.  A look at the American A&C movement as it evolved from the English earthly paradises promoted by Morris and Ashbee.
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John Ruskin: Radical and Human Visionary – Video

2021-12-16T00:01:39-05:00December 16th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

Presented by Jim Spates, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Hobart and William Smith College, Companion in the Guild of St. George, and Co-Director of the Ruskin Society of North America. Mr. Spates makes a case for Ruskin’s continuing relevance since most of his books are literary masterpieces and his social criticisms contain advice which, if taken seriously, would make our lives happier and healthier.
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Will Price: From Nether Providence to the World – Video

2021-12-15T23:59:00-05:00December 15th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

Presented by George Thomas, PhD in Architectural History, Co-Director, MDes Critical Conservation, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Partner in Civic Vision. Join Dr. Thomas as he discusses the road Mr. Price took as his career developed.
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Women Who Led The Way – Video

2021-10-12T00:01:16-04:00October 12th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

Wendy Chmielewski, historian, author, curator, and specialist in 19th C. women’s history discussed lesser known women of the Delaware Valley region who were early pioneers and leaders of women’s roles in society between 1840 and 1950.  Her talk introduced us to Graceanna Lewis, Francis Ellen W. Harper, Fanny Jackson Coppin, Anna Howard Shaw and Mildred Olmsted.

Recent Work at Thunderbird Lodge – Video

2021-07-06T23:58:37-04:00July 6th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

Doug Seiler, Principal Architect for Seiler+Drury Architecture, who is in charge of the preservation work at Thunderbird Lodge, walked us through the different projects that have been completed or will finish up this summer in  a Zoom lecture on June 23.  Because the Centennial Foundation has been given a second $100,000 grant from the State of Pennsylvania, he also gave us a hint as to the next projects to be tackled.

William Lightfoot Price – From Wayne to Rose Valley – Video

2021-06-13T22:30:47-04:00June 13th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

On May 26th Scott Laughlin, Realtor and specialist in Will Price historic property marketing, presented an amazing history of the primary architect for the original developments of North and South Wayne.  Price designed over 100 houses in Radnor Township and beyond.  His career lasted only 38 years, but he left a lasting legacy in Wayne, then Overbrook Farms as the designer of model homes for developer/builders Wendell and Smith.

A ‘Medician Arcadia’ in the Catskills- Video

2021-06-13T21:51:52-04:00June 13th, 2021|Video & Interactive|

Tom Guiler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and Public Humanities at the Winterthur Museum presented this lecture on “A ‘Medician Arcadia’ in the Catskills: Material Culture and Community at the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Community” on April 28, 2021 by Zoom.  He introduced us to the Byrdcliffe artist colony founded in 1902 in Woodstock, New York and described its importance in the Arts & Crafts movement in America.  Byrdcliffe still functions today and shares its rich artistic and social legacy with all visitors.