We’re excited that June will mark the third anniversary of the Friends of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site and are celebrating with three extraordinary events you won’t want to miss:
- Historic home tours, Saturday, June 3, 9 am – 2 pm. You’ll have the rare chance to tour two stories of the Cooch Family Home, guided by experts from Delaware’s Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs (HCA). You’ll learn about the people who lived and worked for over two centuries in the home and the roles they played in the local community. By special arrangement with HCA, the free guided Occupying Cooch’s Bridge tours are available only to Founding Friends and require timed tickets. Go here to get your ticket.
- Inaugural Bridge Builders Dinner and Lecture, Saturday, June 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Enjoy great food and fellowship at La Casa Pasta and hear historian Wade Catts describe in detail his fresh archaeological finds at Cooch’s Bridge and the Red Bank Battlefield in New Jersey (the latter the subject of recent news stories nationwide). It’s a fun and history-filled evening you won’t forget! Tickets are $65 and must be bought in advance. Go here to purchase yours.
- Concert by The Govatos Quartet, Sunday, June 4, 3 – 6 pm. Delight in the mastery of The Govatos Quartet, comprising four members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The afternoon’s program will feature the world premiere of Cooch’s Bridge: The Family, a composition by the prominent Delaware musician Jonathan W. Whitney inspired by the history and culture of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site. The concert takes place at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington. A pre-concert talk by Mr. Whitney will begin at 2:30 pm. A $20 donation is suggested. Go here to register.
In only three short years, the Friends of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site has grown to become an acknowledged pro-preservation voice in Delaware—all thanks to your involvement and generous support.
We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our successes on our third anniversary and look forward to seeing you.