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Source: October 2002 Volume 39 Number 4, Page 110


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The February meeting of the History Club was held last year at the Upper Main Line YMCA Family Center, once the carriage house of the J. Gardner Cassatt estate. Club member Steve Dittmann presented a history of the old Cassatt mansion and how it subsequently evolved into today's YMCA facility. In addition, he invited two local residents, who at different times lived in the mansion, to share their personal recollections. The program, recorded on both video and audio tape, was later transcribed by Club member Peggy Egertson for inclusion here as our first article.

Joe Devanney, an attorney who lives in Paoli, authors a weekly column in the Sunday Local News and is a long time antiques enthusiast. Pennsylvania German folk art was the subject of his comments at the January 2001 Club meeting. Again, transcribed from audio tape by Peggy Egertson, they are included as the next feature.

A local residence with a long history, The Woods was selected as the Vassar Show House for 2001. Ownership of the property was held for two hundred seventy-five years in just two families. Herb Fry discussed some of this history at the Club's May meeting last year, and his remarks are included here.

An Index to Volume XXXIX completes this issue.


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