Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Historical Society Speaker

 

The Aston Township Historical Society will host Nancy Webster, Delaware County historian and professor, on Thursday September12th at 7 PM at the Aston Township Building on Pennell Road. She will kick off the year’s celebration of Aston’s 325th anniversary as a township with a  talk on the early settlement of “Ashton” and what daily life was like here for the first generation of settlers. Did they pay taxes? Were there Native Americans here? What activities occupied those first families? Nancy herself is a descendant of the Dutton family, whose early home is in Aston and whose name is on a prominent local road .   Ms. Webster has taught at Neumann and Drexel Universities and currently teaches at Swarthmore College. Come hear the former regional planner describe the life of the very first Astonians! Free and open to the public.