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Christmas Around the World at the Baldwin-Reynolds House

The Meadville Garden Club will be presenting Trees of Christmas 2016 in full splendor. This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.”

Meadville Alic Thurston Balloonist

Samuel and Alic Thurston: Ballooning Daredevils

Meadville’s Thurston Classic is a tribute to early ballooning pioneers Samuel and Alic Thurston whose thrilling stories made them true daredevils.

The Meadville Mutuals: Baseball Champions of 1875

Crawford County PA produced many standout players early in baseball’s history including members of the Meadville Mutuals who would be the 1875 champions of western Pennsylvania.

The Diamond in 1840 by Sherman Day

The Early Days of Meadville’s Diamond Park

The Tarr Mansion in Meadville is located along Diamond Park, however, the park wasn’t always so beautiful as it is today.

Alice Bentley: Crawford County’s Champion for Women’s Rights in the Downton Abbey Era

Alice M. Bentley, among the first women to serve as a Pennsylvania legislator lead the way for women in Crawford County.

Crawford County Estates in the Downton Abbey Era

The “Downton” Era (1910s and 1920s) was a time or expansion of ideas, but for a tightening of funds in large manors, or, in the case in America, smaller landed estates. “The Terrace,” as it was called in Meadville, was the undisputed millionaire’s row of the city which, along with upper Chestnut Street and a few smaller neighborhoods interspersed throughout town, boasted the Huidekoper, Reynolds, Magaw, Boileau, and Shryock families. Many of these homes were estates in their own right, the Reynolds family (of the Baldwin-Reynolds House) owned land adjoining Bentley Hall at Allegheny College down to French Creek and […]