Programs & Events
Education and Fund Raising Events Completed 2021-2022
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Four community education and fund raising events were completed in 2021-2022. Three of the four events were held on the Mansion House grounds, attracting 246 attendees. The fourth provided education and invitations to tour the Mansion House at a much larger offsite venue, which was attended by 5,000 people.
Self Guided Walking Tours - Ongoing
Download our self-guided walking tour pamphlet and enjoy strolling the grounds of the former Mather estate at your own pace.
The Hershey’s Mill Discoverers will host its first of four Road to Freedom narrated bus tours. Author, historian, and Hershey’s Mill resident Bruce E. Mowday will speak on the events leading up to the American Revolution in Chester County. The bus will travel the path of the British soldiers on the Landmark Brandywine battlefield to the historic James Painter House. A luncheon at the James Painter House will be followed by a tour of the Radley Run historic district. (Closed to the public)
The Hershey’s Mill Discoverers will repeat its September 14,2023 Road to Freedom bus tour. (Closed to the public)
The Mansion House Foundation at Radley Run will host its Annual Wine Dinner and Fund Raiser at the James Painter House. Proceeds will support restoration of the James Painter House. (Open to the public, registration details to follow)
Members of the Mansion House Foundation at Radley Run participated with Battlefield partners for Lafayette Day at Thornbury Farm to kick-off the bicentennial recognition of Lafayette and his role in American history and the Battle of Brandywine. Attendees learned about Lafayette, heard from historical interpreters, and partook in food, music, a Heritage Walk, and activities for children. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures from this event.
The “Hello April” garden event was led by Susan Walter. Participants were led in a fun and instructional floral design workshop.
Author Bruce Mowday presented his book "Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero" and held a book signing at the Mansion House. Attendees enjoyed cocktail hour and dinner prior to his presentation.
The Mansion House was open for tours and educational opportunities, visitors enjoyed the historic building and festive decorations and refreshments.
Members of the community were invited to tour the Mansion House and learn more about the historic building.
The Mansion House Foundation participated in this two-day event along with Birmingham and Thornbury Townships. This event drew a large crowd.
The Mansion House Foundation hosted an evening to remember on the Mansion Grounds, complete with a gourmet dinner with wine pairings, a silent auction and the beautiful grounds in the fall air.
Stay tuned for information on the 2023 Wine Dinner!
The Mansion House Foundation sponsored the reopening celebration of the Mansion House after nine months of restoration and repair of extensive damage resulting from a fallen tree. Over 100 regional residents learned about the history of the site while enjoying wine and light bites in the beautifully restored Mansion House gardens and first floor.