Explore Delaware Canal lore on May 11th

Historian Carl LaVO will share the stories of three sites “Just Beyond the Canal’s Banks” at an illustrated presentation on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30pm. The program will be held in the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 W. Afton Avenue in Yardley. It is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware Canal and the Yardley Historical Association.

The Delaware Canal is a 58.9-mile-long ribbon woven from fibers of nature and history. Its tales alone can fill volumes, but the Canal becomes so much more interesting when the stories of what happened beyond the waterway’s 60-foot-wide property lines are explored.

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Celebrate ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Yardley’

The Old Library by Lake Afton will be dressed for the holidays as the Yardley Historical Association celebrates “An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Yardley” with two events, a Community Open House on Saturday, December 5th, from 2:00 to 5:00pm, and a Holiday Gathering on Sunday, December 6th, at 5:30pm.

As the crowds flock to Main Street for Yardley’s annual parade on December 5th, visitors will be welcomed to an Open House at the Old Library to enjoy a layout of working model trains that will remind visitors of the railroad’s role in Yardley’s history. Homemade cookies and mulled cider will be served, and “Yardley presents” will be ready for purchase.

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Walking tour of Yardley is Sept. 27th

A guided walking tour of downtown Yardley will be sponsored by the Yardley Historical Association on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00pm. The tour will begin at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue. Come see how Yardley has changed during the last five centuries. Yardley Historical Association member Charlie Thomforde will lead a leisurely one-hour walk through the center of Yardley.

The town of today retains much of its original character, and it illustrates how it has changed from a single gristmill on Brock Creek to a thriving, diverse community.

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