Events

Railroads of the Upper Brandywine program, Monday, April 2, 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Remnants of long extinct railways can still be found in Northern Chester County, in fact some of our most popular recreational trails used to be railways, like the Struble Trail and Chester Valley Trail. Have you ever wondered when they were built and who used the trains? Join the Friends of Springton Manor Farm when we invite Jim Sundman, author of "Pennsylvania Main Line Rail Stations: Philadelphia" as he traces the rise and decline of our local railways. The history of these train lines provide a glimpse into the industrial and commercial development of northern Chester County. The presentation will be followed by a brief Friends of Springton Manor Farm monthly meeting, the public is welcome to attend. The program will take place at Springton Manor Farm, 860 Springton Rd., Glenmoore, PA 19343 on Monday, April 2, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please park in the first parking lot on the right when you enter the park, join us in the carriage house, the first past the parking lot.

at the SMF Carriage House

 

 

Date: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 22:30 to 23:30

Build a Bluebird Box at Springton, Sunday, February 11, 2 to 3:30 PM

Build a Bluebird Box - Sorry but this event is FULL!

  • Within our park system, park rangers and volunteers monitor approximately 100 bluebird boxes. Join staff in building a home for Pennsylvania’s most popular song birds. From construction to mounting and seasonal maintenance, learn everything you need to know about a bluebird box. Participants can construct bluebird boxes for use in the park or their own back yard. 
    Sunday, February 11
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Springton Manor Farm Carriage House
    • $12 per bluebird box kit (optional; paid at program)
Date: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:30

Springton Ladies Tea, Sunday November 12, 2017, 1 to 3 PM

The Friends of Springton Manor Farm invite the public to our annual Women’s Tea on Sunday, November 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Our speaker this year is Elizabeth Bertheaud, Historic Site Administrator at the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County. Elizabeth will present a program “Clothes Make the Woman — 18th Century Style”. This lighthearted presentation demonstrates women’s clothing from the inside out. The program begins with 18th century undergarments and ends with how clothes do make the woman. Elizabeth is a wealth of information on period clothing having studied for 17 years and worked at various historic sites throughout her career.

 

Tickets are $40 per person and pre-registration is required. Please send name, address, phone number and email address. Please include the names of others you wish to sit with and any dietary restrictions to:

 

Friends of Springton Manor Farm

860 Springton Road

Glenmoore, PA. 19343

Send any questions to friendsofsmf@gmail.com

 

Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Victorian Ice Cream Social, Sunday August 6, 2017, 1 to 3 PM

The Friends of Springton Manor Farm invite the public to our annual Victorian Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 6, from 1:00-3:00pm. To beat the heat, treat yourself to a nice cold bowl of ice cream with yummy toppings - served on the manor house porch, which overlooks the farm.  You can enjoy your ice cream at tables in the shade. Kids of all ages can play with giant bubbles or make a take home crafts. We will have live music and lawn games.  Visitors driving antique cars may park in a special area.  Donations accepted.  Last year’s donations helped provide a run-in shed for the donkeys.

• at the Springton Manor Farm Manor House

• To Register: Email your name & number of guests to friendsofsmf@gmail.com

Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00