- A guided walking tour of the Rivermawr neighborhood will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 2:00pm. Rivermawr lies between the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal at the north end of Yardley Borough. It is a relatively new neighborhood developed between 1908 and 1910. Susan Taylor will lead a one-mile exploration that will begin at the intersection of Morgan and Fuld Avenues, appropriately named for the original developers. Walkers will see what remains of the original bungalows that were built with summer vacationers in mind and hear the story of the new Mary Yardley footbridge over the canal. They will also find out how floods have affected the area, and visit with Vince Profy, Yardley historian and longtime Rivermawr resident. He has tales to tell. Reservations are required, and a $10 per person donation is requested. To make reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 215-208-1154.
- Learn all about Yardley in one hour. “Yardley 101,” a PowerPoint presentation filled with old and new photos, will debut on Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm, at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 W. Afton Avenue. From the Lenape and William Penn to the most recent additions to town, the story of how Yardley developed and the people who did it will be told. Reservations for this free event are encouraged. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-862-2021.
- Stop by the Old Library by Lake Afton on Yardley Harvest Day, September 23rd. The doors will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm. For those who have never been to the 1878 building, Harvest Day is a perfect opportunity to see the interior and items from the collections. A variety of “Yardley gifts” will be available for purchase. New this year will be two “flour sack” tea towels. One features the popular skating on Lake Afton drawing; the other has a cheery watercolor of the west side of the Old Library banked with daffodils. Free books and jigsaw puzzles accumulated from quarterly Book Swaps will be waiting for new homes. The Historical Association will also have a street booth on the bridge over the Delaware Canal on E. College Avenue.
For more information about the Yardley Historical Association and its upcoming fall and holiday events, visit www.yardleyhistory.org.
PHOTO CAP: One of the original bungalows built in the Rivermawr neighborhood.