The Communities of Rose Valley

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The Communities of Rose Valley

presented by Morris Potter

In 1901, Philadelphia architect William Price and a cohort of like-minded friends purchased eighty acres of land surrounding what had been Rose Valley Mills in Delaware County.  Their primary focus was to design and construct a new community based on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, specifically the relationship of men to their work and to each other.  This is the story of that community, and how those founding principles have evolved and still manifest 120 years later.

Morris Potter spent her childhood in Rose Valley, surrounded by family and friends, and participating in its institutions.  She grew up, went off to schools, had adventures, and returned with her own family in 1986 to resume participation in those same institutions.  She has been president of the Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society since 2004, well before they opened their museum in 2017.

$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

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