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Town Tours and Village Walks
Thursday, July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
July 12 — The Birth, Growth and Future of the Mushroom Industry
Sponsors: Kennett Township Historical Commission and Historic Kennett Square
Come to the “Mushroom Capital of the World” to learn about the Quaker florist credited with the birth of mushroom farming in our area. You will be a special guest at a 4th generation farm owned and operated by the Phillips family. There you will learn about the growing practices of the past, present and future, see actual mushrooms growing, talk to the growers and tour their restored 1828 farm house. At the American Legion Hall, you will hear about the 1930 Mushroom Day, see models of mushroom transportation trucks and displays by spawn and compost companies.
Parking and Registration: Parking garage, 120 E Linden Street. Follow signs to American Legion Hall, Broad and State Streets for registration and the start of the program. A short bus ride to mushroom farm; last bus leaves at 7