Thanks to the West Whiteland Historical Commission, Chester County Parks & Recreation, the very accommodating folks at DNBFirst, and especially to the overwhelming number of people who came out for the Town Tours & Village Walks event tonight in Exton. It was an honor to be asked to share some history of The Guernsey Cow and I really appreciated the enthusiasm of everyone coming through.
My grandfather would be happy to know there are that many people out there who still remember The Cow and I know my grandmother will be thrilled to hear how many people made the trip out to see it all.
Whether you attended or not and you have photos of The Cow we’d appreciate you sharing them. You can get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(And if you know where The Cow’s head is, you can drop me a line at the same email address.)
From the Chester County Parks & Recreation page and hosted by the West Whiteland Historic Commission (edits are mine):
“Tour three of West Whiteland’s most prominent historical structures located on Lincoln Highway at the intersection of Pottstown Pike, the crossroads of Chester County. The resources, all located at the perimeter of the Exton Square Mall and in close proximity to one another, include the well-known Zook House (c 1754), The Guernsey Cow Dairy Barn (now DNBFirst Downingtown National Bank, c 1930), and Sleepy Hollow Hall (aka the Massey House, 1717). Each property illustrates how effective adaptive reuse can both preserve and perpetuate historic structures in the face of significant development. Following the tour, you will be treated to light refreshments and locally crafted ice cream in honor of The Guernsey Cow’s legacy.”
I’ll be on-hand to eat ice cream and help out with The Guernsey Cow and Sleepy Hollow Hall sides of things.
Call 610-363-9525 for further information and registration.