As it gears up for its active summer season, Collen Brook Farm is holding its annual Spring Festival: Farm Life at Collen Brook this Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the current home including many additions was started in 1710. The farm was founded on 150 acres in 1692 and subsequently grew to over 1000 acres in Delaware County before much of the land was sold off for development in the 1930's - 1950's. Inhabited by direct descendants for almost 300 years, Upper Darby Township acquired the home in 1989. Today the home is opened as a museum by the Upper Darby Historical Society from May through October. The property is a great example of an 18th century farmhouse and retains many of its original features.
On Sunday, Collen Brook Farm will be hosting its annual Spring Festival: Farm Life at Collen Brook Farm. This event will include sheep shearing, wool spinning, and other demonstrations, as well as musical entertainment, refreshments, and, of course, tours of the Historic Mansion and Grounds. This is an ideal day for children to learn of 18th and 19th century life with games, live animals, and even the opportunity for pictures in period costumes.
The property is situated off Mansion Road at Marvine Avenue in Drexel Hill just south of Township Line Road and west of the Aronimink School on Burmont Rd. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to learn more about our Upper Darby History and enjoy a great afternoon outdoors.
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