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Dust off your dancing shoes, grab a partner for Delco’s “WW1 Dance for Democracy”

Delco’s year-long commemoration of America’s entry into WW1 crescendos with a weekend-long series of historic site tours, driving tours, special ceremonies and presentations – all kicking off Friday, September 22nd with a huge “Dance for Democracy!”

According to Anthony Selletti and Barbara Selletti, co-chairpersons for the World War One Centennial in Delaware County, the dance will be held at the Brookhaven Community Center on the Friday night before the weekend of tours planned (see story below!) “Plans are still in the making for this ‘kick-off event,” said Anthony. Our committee, which includes war veteran and American Legion Member Harry Seth, are working diligently to make this the most fun event of the fall season.

“Live music of the World War One era will be provided Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society while the Tapestry Historic Dance Ensemble will be guiding guests through the dances of the time. Lots more is planned, so check back for updates as the date gets nearer.”

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Click below to hear Drew Nugent and his band performing the 1919 hit by HarryTierney, “Alice Blue Gown”, just a sample of what you'll be hearing at the ”Dance for Democracy.”

Schedule of Events for Wortld War One in Delco Tours and Events
In conjunction with “History Month” the weekend of September 22-24 is designated “World War One in Delco Weekend.” Events will be scattered across the County and include entertaining and informing talks, demonstrations, and walking tours. The places listed below have confirmed their places on the event schedule.

World War 1 Dance for Democracy
Date: September 22 2017
Time: 7 PM til 11 PM
Place: Brookhaven Community CenterDates September 23/24 2017

Historic Tours, Lectures and Celebrations
Times: Saturday 10 til 4 PM
            Sunday Noon til 4 PM

Brookhaven WW1 Memorial
Chester Church and Armory
Chester Rural Cemetery “Soldiers Circle”
Collingdale WW1 Memorials
Chichester Friends
Darby Trolleys
Eden Cemetery WW1 Soldiers Sailors and Marines
Eddystone locomotives and gun nanufacturing
Lansdowne Memorials Tour
Leiper House
Media Veterans Museum
Massey House WW1 tenants
Radnor Memorial
Smedley Park WW1 Memorial Knights of Columbus
Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum
Thunderbird Lodge Encampment and Salvation Army
Tinicum Hog Island, Chandler Field, and Corinthian Yacht Club
Valley Forge Military Academy and College WW1 Memorial
Veterans Administration Naval Asylum burial ground
Williamson College of the Trades WW1 Memorial
Yeadon WW1 Memorial

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