As we bid adieu to the month of July, we are hard-pressed not to the feel the imminent change of season approaching. Just walk into any store and you will quickly learn that it's officially back-to-school time and Fall is just around the corner. But living in a small, historic village has its perks. After all, it is often said that Marshallton is a place where time stands still. So we will happily embrace our summer state of mind...at least for a few more weeks. In the meantime, here's a round up of a few of our favorite summer and upcoming community events in and around Marshallton. Because, no matter what time of year it is, "community" is always in season.
Community Spotlight: America250 PA Day
The morning shift at Springton Manor Farm on Pennsylvania Day, July 20, 2023.
Marshallton Conservation Trust Board Member, Brandi Levine, shares her experience as one of the many volunteers who rolled up their sleeves during the largest annual day of service in our beautiful state.
"Thursday, July 20, 2023 was my second time volunteering for the America250PA Pennsylvania Day initiatives coordinated throughout Chester County. In the morning, I helped plant parsley at Springton Manor Farm for the Chester County Food Bank Agricultural Program. Chester County has the second highest farming revenue of all the counties in Pennsylvania (over $500 million), and it is very satisfying to see this 312-year-old farm continuing to serve in its original purpose.
In the afternoon, I helped clear a trail that will link locations in Birmingham Township and Thornbury Township that played important roles in the Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine. Chester County played such an important role in the founding of our nation, including our own beloved Marshallton, then an un-named scattering of houses loosely surrounding the Centre House, a coaching inn that later became known as Martin's Tavern.
Chester County was at the center in the development of our nation—agriculture, the iron and steel industry, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the growth of a variety of immigrant communities, medicine, and pharmaceuticals—are but a few areas in which Chester County has made, and continues to make, significant contributions. As we count down to America's 250th Birthday on July 4th, 2025, being part of the America250PA initiatives makes me proud of our past and fills me with expectation for Chester County's next 250 years."
Community Spotlight: Art in Marshallton
The Village of Marshallton will be hosting its inaugural Marshallton Plein Air event on Thursday, September 14th which will bring together artists, nature enthusiasts and our beloved community to celebrate the beauty and creativity that surrounds us. The event will commence at 9:00 a.m., with artists setting up their easels throughout the village and outlying areas to embark on a day of artistic exploration and expression. The Marshallton Plein Air event will conclude at 6:00 p.m., culminating in a special reception at The Marshalton Inn at 6:15 p.m. Thank you to Geralyn Robinson and Cendrine Gemberling for their efforts in organizing this wonderful event for our community.
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Community Spotlight: Marshalton Triathlon
If you're thinking about giving the Marshalton Triathlon a go this year, there's no time like the present to register because discounted pricing ends on July 31st at midnight. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of one of the longest-running triathlons in the country and save a few dollars too. Race over to the Marshalton Triathlon website to register today!
Through the Lens
Every month, we will feature an image captured by photographer and Village resident, Jim Lawson, showcasing the natural beauty of Marshallton. Enjoy!