Memorial Day roundup: Parades in Kennett & Marshallton, honoring fallen heroes in W. Brandywine

Although for many of us Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it remains a solemn reminder of all who served and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country. In and around Chester County, there will be various parades and remembrances to honor these heroes. Among the more somber remembrances will be tribute to local residents in gave their all in protecting...

Suit: Attempts to avert foreclosure thwarted

Marshallton preservationist says bank rebuffed repeated efforts to modify mortgage By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Linda Kaat’s suit said her repeated efforts to avert the foreclosure of her Marshallton home were stymied by JPMorgan Chase representatives. A Marshallton woman recalls painfully reassuring her dying mother that their financial nightmare would soon be resolved...

Artist brings history alive for painting series

Reenactors create authentic tableaus, using Marshallton and Newlin as backdrops By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Sarah Papenhausen (top left) and Mark Slouf help Adrian Martinez reattach his Indian hairpiece. The process proved painstaking: A Downingtown artist shaved his head and mustache, donned handcrafted American Indian garb, and then attempted to reattach some hair –...

County’s Historical Society hosting ‘History on Tap’

The Marshalton Inn will be the starting point for a free “History on Tap” program on Sept. 10 by the Chester County Historical Society. Free program will focus on Marshallton’s role in Battle of Brandywine On the eve of the anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine – Sept. 11, 1777 – the Chester County Historical Society is inviting people to Marshallton to learn about...

Living History: A tale of two names, Marshallton and the Marshalton Inn

By Gene Pisasale, Special to The Times Martin’s Tavern played a key role in the Revolutionary War and went on to become a central location in Marshallton for almost 200 years. Visitors to Chester County know the area for its rolling hills and a kaleidoscope of colors in the Fall, but few are deeply familiar with its rich heritage dating back well over 300 years. William Penn made the first...