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Yardley's Artistic Claim to Fame

Thursday, May 18

7:30 p.m.

at the Old Library by Lake Afton

One of the treasures being highlighted at the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia this spring is the painting The March to Valley Forge. This iconic work was created by William T. Trego, who was born in 1858 in Yardleyville, as the town was then called.

William's father, Jonathan K. Trego,  and his mother lived in Yardleyville from 1855 until 1864 in a stately Victorian home that still stands on North Main Street. Jonathan worked as an artist accepting commissions to paint portraits, animals, and scenes from everyday life. His son William inherited his father's talent and went on to become a brilliant artist, in spite of almost complete paralysis of his hands caused by an early childhood illness or injury.

William Trego was trained by his father and later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in France. He is best known for his scenes of action and glory, favoring military subjects, especially scenes from the Civil War.  During his lifetime, he painted over 200 historical and military scenes.

The Yardley Historical Association is pleased to host Sheryl Moon, a descendent of the Trego family, who from a very personal point of view, will tell the story of how William rose from a painter who could barely hold a brush to a prize-winning artist with an international reputation.   You won't want to miss this fascinating illustrated program.

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Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Yardley

Sunday, May 21

2 p.m.

Meet at the Old Library by Lake Afton

Wist's Corner now Starbucks

Discover a new side of downtown Yardley by joining Charlie Thomforde for an enlightening stroll down Afton Avenue, Canal Street and South Main Street. Light refreshments will be served after the tour.

Donation - $5 per person.

Our walking tours have been so popular that we now must require reservations.  To make yours, call Carol Such at 215-369-1479 or e-mail info@fodc.org.

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Covered Dish Picnic and Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 11

5:30 p.m. at the Old Library by Lake Afton

Join us for a summer evening picnic complete with hot dogs from the grill and a spread of wonderful food prepared by your fellow members. When everyone is stuffed, we will hold our Annual Meeting including a review of last year's accomplishments and the election of Board members and officers.

Please bring along your favorite 6-serving covered dish to share.  Plates, utensils, and beverages will be provided.  Bring along friends and neighbors, too!

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Book Swap

Sunday, July 16

1 to 4 p.m.

at the Old Library by Lake Afton

Everyone needs some summer reading materials, so come to the Swap.  "Bring a bag - take a bag."

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