“Idyls of the Old South Ward” by John E. McDonough

  • 22 Jul 2020
  • 3:30 PM

Penn’s Village Reads: 

 “Idyls of the Old South Ward” by John E. McDonough

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 3:30 pm


Our reader, Harrison Wetherill from Old City, comes from Quaker ancestors who settled in Chester, PA in 1810.  He  has long been fascinated by Chester history and will read from “Idyls of the Old South Ward,” which recollects tales of Old Chester as seen by the writer as a boy in the 1880s. The story provides a glimpse of life in a Delaware River town at that time and describes a very unusual event. “Idyl” is an old word meaning a short description in verse or prose of a picturesque scene or incident.


LOCATIONThis will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at tech@pennsvillage.org in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app or check our new Zoom Instructions. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion.


You will receive an email a few days before the event as well as on the day of the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.



Self-registration is now available on the Penn's Village website!  Please review our

Self-Registration Instructions and register here: Idyls of the Old South Ward - 7/22/2020.  You can also register by emailing info@pennsvillage.org or calling 215-925-7333. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation to make room for others.


This program is free to our members and volunteers. Guests may attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village. If you attend as a guest, there is a $10 fee for each program; however, during the coronavirus crisis, we are waiving the limit and fee for non-member guests to help our neighbors stay connected and engaged while social distancing. You are welcome to make a donation here to support our continued programming!   

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