2005-2006 Events

“Our Fifty-Eighth Year”

Tuesday, 13 September, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Winsor Room
Bennett Hill, past president of the RHS, will lead a walking tour of Historic Downtown Wayne. Participants will meet at the Winsor Room of the Radnor Memorial Library for a brief introduction. This tour is jointly sponsored by the Radnor Conservancy and the Radnor Historical Society.

Tuesday, 18 October, 7:30 p.m., at the Radnor Methodist Church
Janetta Mahoney, archivist and historian of the Radnor Methodist Church, will make a presentation on this historic church and burial ground. The church is located on Conestoga Road in Rosemont (Garrett Hill); parking is available at the church. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Tuesday, 15 November, 7:30 p.m., at the Winsor Room
Dr. William Zulker will give an illustrated talk on “The Incomparable John Wanamaker”. Dr. Zulker, a Presbyterian minister, and former assistant to the president at Eastern University, is the author of the book¬†John Wanamaker: King of the Merchants. This program is jointly sponsored by the Radnor Memorial Library and the Radnor Historical Society. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Monday, 26 December (Boxing Day), 7:00 p.m., at the Finley House
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens: Bennett Hill will read an abridged version of this classic Christmas tale by the fire in the front parlor. Refreshments will be served at the interval.

Tuesday, 21 February, 7:30 p.m., at the Finley House
Rich Allman, local historian and trolley buff, will give an illustrated talk on “Trolleys in Radnor Township”. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Tuesday, 21 March, 7:30 p.m., at the Finley House
Phil Ritter, local railroad historian, will speak on “The History of the Wayne Train Stations”. Mr. Ritter was formerly secretary to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Historical and Technical Society. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Sunday, 2 April, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., on the Radnor Township Trail
Bob Thomas, of Campbell, Thomas, architectural firm, will lead a historic walking tour of the Trail. Participants will meet at Encke Park, at the Skateboard Park area, on Iven Avenue. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Tuesday, 18 April, 6:00 p.m., at Wyndham House, Bryn Mawr College
The Society’s Annual Dinner: the speaker will focus on the history of the COllege, with emphasis on its historic buildings and monuments. Details and reservation forms will be mailed at a later date; please mark your calendars.

Sunday, 7 May, 4:00 p.m., Annual Meeting of the Society
At “Thornhedge”, in St. David’s, the baronial Tudor home of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Papa, members of the Radnor Historical Society. Beverlee Barnes will speak on “Historic Preservation in Radnor Township”. Ms Barnes is Section Manager for the Delaware County Planning Commission, and a member of the Radnor Conservancy and of the Radnor Historical Society. Refreshments will be served after the talk. Please mark your calendars.