History Presentation

Jan 29, 2016 by

February 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Delaware County Institute of Science
11 Veterans Square
Media, PA 19063

In the 1800’s, the land that is now Glen Providence Park was called Scroggie Valley. Forty-year Delaware County Institute of Science (DCIS) President T. Chalkley Palmer grew up exploring the valley, which he affectionately wrote about in 1889. This historical lecture at DCIS will cover the Palmer family, T. Chalkley’s scientific work, and the history, flora, and fauna of Glen Providence Park.

“T. Chalkley Palmer’s Scroggie Valley & Glen Providence Park”


J. Roger Mitchell, President of the Delaware County Institute of Science
Walt Cressler, Ph.D., West Chester University
Stephanie Gaboriault, President of Friends of Glen Providence Park

If you have never visited the Delaware County Institute of Science, you have missed a hidden treasure in the center of Media! Founded in 1833, the museum exhibits an amazing array of collections – including minerals, fossils, historical maps, mounted birds, and late 1800’s radios, radio vacuum tubes, and microscopes. Come early and explore the Institute!

Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation begins at 7:30pm. Estimated length 1 hour.

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