2021-2022 Events

“Our Seventy-Fourth Year”

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Party Like It’s 1976!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6:30-7:30pm
On the lawn of the Finley house, 113 W. Beechtree Lane, Wayne
Registration at Delcolibraries LibCal required

Hear ye! Hear ye! Do you know that Philadelphia is getting ready for our country’s 250th birthday in 2026? Join local historian Jim Segrave-Daly on the front lawn of the Finley House for this in-person, lively event. Jim will talk about how Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside celebrated America’s bicentennial almost fifty years ago. From President Ford’s visit to Valley Forge to award-winning director John Huston’s filming of the 1976 docudrama film, Independence, we will revisit that past, party in the present, and revel for our future! Bicentennial memorabilia will be on display and all are welcome to bring their own. Please bring a camping chair or a blanket.

Celebrate an Early Halloween at The Finley House

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1:00-3:00pm
On the lawn of the Finley house, 113 W. Beechtree Lane, Wayne

Join us at The Finley House (113 West Beechtree Lane) on Saturday, October 30th for our Halloween celebration, which will be held on the lawn, weather permitting. The fun starts at 1:00 p.m. and runs through 3:00 p.m.

  • This event is for all ages and includes:
  • Our Conestoga Wagon on full display for viewing and pictures with the ghosts and goblins.
  • Area High School students reading and performing Victorian Halloween poems.
  • Costume Parade
  • Candy, donuts and cider!

Tom Clavin, author of “Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival”

Friday, November 5, 2021, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom

Radnor Memorial Library, Main Point Books, and the Radnor Historical Society welcome Tom Clavin to celebrate the release of Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival.

Tom Clavin is the bestselling author of 18 nonfiction books on American and military history, sports, and entertainment. He previously worked as a newspaper editor and writer, including for the New York Times for 15 years, and as a writer for such magazines as Smithsonian and Men’s Journal. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association.

Lightning Down
On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin’s “Lightning Down” tells this largely untold and riveting true story.

Spend a few hours on Veterans Day with RHS and WWII Veteran Charles Doyle

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 5:00-7:00pm
The Philadelphia Print Shop

Join us at The Philadelphia Print Shop (106 E. Lancaster Avenue, Lower Level, Wayne PA 19087*) on Veterans Day, Thursday November 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Our special guest will be 40+ year Radnor resident Charles Doyle, a WWII veteran.  Charlie will talk about his service in Europe, meeting his wife in France, his post-war job as a salesman with the McCormick Spice Company and the tree he brought to Radnor when his family moved to the area from Boston.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

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