Faces & Places
You are cordially invited to join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for our ninth annual signature event, Faces & Places, a Celebration of the Arts and History along the Delaware Canal. The river valley and rolling hills of northern Bucks County are our destination this year as we explore Riegelsville and Durham. On our chauffeured tour will be: The stately Robert A. Shimer House on Riegelsville’s Mansion Row. A showpiece of the town’s industrial wealth, the stone mansion was built in 1898 with great style. Today it reflects its Edwardian heritage and the many interests of its current owner, who proudly serves as the local constable. The “Roebling Bridge” one of the most graceful structures spanning the Delaware River. A walk from Riegelsville, PA to Riegelsville, NJ offers memorable views, refreshing breezes, and a bit of Brooklyn Bridge aura. Durham, now a quiet village where ore in the hills led prominent colonial investors to erect a nation-building iron furnace. The boats that carried George Washington’s troops were invented here, and replica will be on view. A walk through the town’s gristmill will reveal the secrets of its multi-faceted inner workings, and the nearby historic houses beg to be strolled by. A ride through the countryside down to the river with picture-perfect farms, churches, pristine Cook’s Creek, and lovely vistas along the way. An unexpected face of Bucks County. Ending the day by the Delaware River, we’ll arrive at the historic Riegelsville Inn where drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be waiting in the dining room and out on the canal side patio. Anticipate an after dinner surprise or two.