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As part of Delco Arts Week (delcoarts.org/delco-arts-week-2019), the Newtown Square Historical Society will host contemporary women artists displaying and selling a variety of art media in the upper gallery of the historic Square Tavern on Saturdays September 7th and September 14th from 1:00 to 4:00pm also on Saturday September 21st and September 28th from 11am to 5 pm.
The Square Tavern, at the intersection of Rt 252 and Goshen Road, in Newtown Square, has witnessed the progress of America’s growth and change since 1742. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Tavern was the home of young Benjamin West who grew up to become the Painter to King of England and the Father of American Art. West mentored some of the greatest artists of the age including Gilbert Stuart and Charles Wilson Peale. A new art gallery at the Tavern has several representations of his paintings. This Tavern also played a part in espionage planned by George Washington while encamped just eight miles north at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78. Costumed interpreters of the Newtown Square Historical Society will be on site as you experience part of America’s past and a better understanding America’s foundation. Period music and art activities for children. Refreshments. Admission is free. More information at www.historicnewtownsquare.org.