Tavern Talks: Enlightened!


Jun 21, 2018
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM


Tavern Talks: Enlightened!
On Thursday, June 21st from 7-9 p.m., enter into the “Age of Reason” with our latest Tavern Talks theme of the enlightenment! To be sure you are well-informed, our notable guests for the evening include inventor Mr. Joseph Priestley (portrayed by Dean Howarth of Living Histories of Science), astronomer Caroline Herschel (portrayed by K. Lynn King), and a historical horticulturist (portrayed by Chuck Feld). Guests will also be immersed into a coffeehouse setting, where politics would have been debated in the 18th century. Finally, learn about transmutation of the alcoholic kind with Liquid Alchemy Beverages of Wilmington, Delaware.


Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

Be sure to mark your calendars for other Tavern Talks we will be doing throughout the year, including:


September 13 – Liberty or Death

October 11 – Fermented & Tormented

November 8 – Sugar & Spice


For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org. Tickets can be purchased directly at https://bit.ly/2GDRsgr



$15 for CFHS members and $20 for non-members


View map Barns-Brinton House
630 Baltimore Pike
PO Box 27
Chadds Ford, PA

Additional Information



Contact name

Allison Schell

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New Castle County,Over the Line


Arden,Camden,Chadds Ford,Claymont,Delaware City,Elsmere,Hockessin,Middletown,New Castle,Newark,Newport,North Wilmington,Wilmington,Kennett Square,Philadelphia

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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