ROYERSFORD PA – Free programs on blacksmithing and candy-making are planned during July and August by the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society.
Each will be held on separate Mondays at 7 p.m. at the historical society’s outdoor pavilion, 526 Main St. Advance registration is requested for students in grades K-6, so take-home activity packets can be made available. Register by sending an e-mail to Dave Willauer at firstname.lastname@example.org; by calling 215-859-1798, or by visiting the society’s webpage.
Blacksmithing, and candy-making
- On July 24, blacksmith Jake Robinson will demonstrate creating projects from iron. He will also discuss the important role blacksmiths played in the early days of the nation. The event is sponsored by Anchor Court Associates and its manager, Mark Shumaker.
- An Aug. 7 presentation will cover the history of candy-making in Royersford and Spring City. Both boroughs have served as location for “plenty of candy stores” during their histories, the society said. The event is sponsored by Rob and Connie Lawson of Sweet Ashley’s Chocolates.
In preceding weeks, the society also offered programs on inventor Thomas Edison (July 10), sponsored by Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream; and on childhood games (July 17), sponsored by J. Alan Electrical Services of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All four events are part of the society’s Family Summer Program series.
New ‘Graduations’ Exhibit
The society also announced that its newest exhibit, titled “Graduations in the Boroughs,” is on display through July 30 (Sunday). It includes yearbooks, class rings, class photos, and reunion information that spans 140 years. The exhibit is available for viewing Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. in the preserved and restored Lewin farmhouse, 526 Main St.
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