Students questioning mascot should learn their history

To The Editor, The Unionville-Chadds Ford students who are advocating the removal of our Indian Mascot are showing their historic ignorance and possibly their bigotry. The Lenape Indians lived in our region long before European immigrants arrived and slowly, mainly peacefully, push their Indian neighbors to the west. The last Lenape Indian, Indian Hannah, in the region died in 1802. ...

Indian Hannah earns new high-visibility venue

Monument re-dedicated at location outside Longwood Gardens By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Paul B. Redman, director of Longwood Gardens, explains what led to the relocation and rededication of the Indian Hannah monument. With a reverence for the past and an eye to the future, state and local officials gathered at the entrance to Longwood Gardens on Thursday, May 15, to re-dedicate...

Artist brings history alive for painting series

Reenactors create authentic tableaus with Marshallton, Newlin as backdrops By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Sarah Papenhausen (top left) and Mark Slouf help Adrian Martinez reattach his Indian hairpiece. The process proved painstaking: A Downingtown artist shaved his head and mustache, donned handcrafted American Indian garb, and then attempted to reattach some hair – a far...

Want to buy Indian grave, state-hospital buildings?

State offering 225-acre Embreeville complex ‘as is’  for minimum bid of $950,000 By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times With numerous buildings and 225 acres of land, the old site of the Embreeville State Hospital is up for bid — with bids opening at $950,000. If you have at least $950,000, the state has a deal: a 225-acre tract nestled in pastoral West Bradford and...