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August 30, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Park at the East Brandywine Township Adminstration Building and ride a shuttle to the park!
1214 Horseshoe Pike
Downingtown, PA 19335
20180830 Town Tours
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Town Tours: Bondsville Mill Park

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Evolution of Power and Fabric Production at Bondsville Mill

Bondsville Mill in East Brandywine Township operated as a textile mill from 1841 through 1954. An important feature of the Mill is the evolution of power sources used there as new technologies became available over its period of operation. Materials were manufactured for a wide variety of products over that time, including: civil war uniforms, top brand name jeans, car seat upholstery, and a velvet material known as “plush”, to name a few. The Mill was significant to the area, creating its own community complete with school, post office, general store, and housing, and employed 350 people in its heyday. The Mill is currently part of a Township Park that combines its regional heritage with a large natural area (47 acres in all) that is now traversed by a network of trails. Rehabilitation of the Mill is a work in progress, with much already done and more planned.

Parking & Registration: East Brandywine Township Building, 1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown. Groups will be shuttled from the township building to the Mill for tours then back to the Township Building.

About Town Tours...

The Chester County Board of Commissioners through the Chester County Planning Commission; the Chester County Historical Society; Westtown Township; the Chester County Historic Preservation Network; and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau announce the 24th summer of sharing Chester County’s heritage during the annual Town Tours & Village Walks.

Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. This summer, you can explore Chester County’s heritage on Thursday evenings, June 14th-August 30th. Tours generally last 50 minutes and begin at 5:30 pm with the last tour leaving at 7:00 pm unless daylight allows for additional tours. Each tour is designed to inform, entertain and increase awareness of Chester County’s rich heritage and historic landscape.