Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust Updates & Upcoming Events
To read the latest Trust Newsletter:
We are always looking for volunteers to help with the many Trust activities . . . do you have some time to spare? Questions about historic preservation or the Trust . . .
Call Trust President:
Pattye Benson, 610.644.6759

The Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust is a registered charitable organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained directly from Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust or from the
Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free 1-800-732-0999.
Registration does not imply endorsement.

Dear Friends of the Trust,
Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the Jones Log Barn reconstruction project?
After a journey of nine years, the answer is yes! A visit to site of the future home of the Jones Log Barn in Chesterbrook will show that the foundation and stormwater work of Phase I has been completed and the work is underway to complete Phase II, the final stage of of the rebuilding project.

There is only one thing standing between the Trust and the finish line on completing the Jones Log Barn project and that is . . . additional funding. Approximately $200K is needed to complete the project and we are looking to the community for assistance. When completed the Jones Log Barn will join the historic DuPortail House and the Federal Barn as a historic focal point . . . Can you help us achieve our goal?
How can you show your support for the Jones Log Barn and historic preservation? There are several ways . . . a gift to the Capital Campaign, purchase of Golden Valley Farm coffee, tickets to the 6th Annual Historic House Tour or our fabulous fifties In the Mood event or by attending the Fall Lecture Series. (For further information, see below)
Historic resources are part of what makes our community so special . . . please show your support of historic preservation by supporting the Trust.
Pattye Benson, President
Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust
Java, Java, Java for Jones Log Barn
Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters of West Chester, PA, is supporting the preservation efforts of the Trust!
What a unique partnership -
Each time you purchase one of their shade-grown, "Bird-Friendly´┐Ż" coffees, Golden Valley Farms will make a contribution to the Trust. Coffee ranges in price from $8.79/lb to $13.99/lb. This is the only coffee endorsed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.
For tax purposes, the Trust will receive:
  • $ 2.50 per 10oz package of coffee
  • $ 4.00 per 16oz of coffee
  • $ 3.00 per 8ct "Perfect Pot" pouches
  • $12.00 per 32ct "Perfect Pot" pouches

coffee cupThis is a "win-win" for historic preservation, for the environment and for you . . . the coffee drinker!
The more coffee you order, the better the world will be - and, the faster the Jones Log Barn will be built!

On-Line Ordering Instructions:
► First, visit to register.

► In the Authentication box on the right hand side, click Register. You are now prompted to complete the Create Profile section.

► Where you see, If you have received a code from a fundraising partner, please enter it here, select JONESLOGBARN from the drop-down.

► Click SUBMIT to complete your profit. You will need to complete these steps the first time you Register.

► Click SHOP FOR COFFEE at the top of the page. Review the many coffee blends and make your selection(s).

► Confirm JONESLOGBARN is in the designated fundraising partner code as you CHECK OUT. (It should appear automatically.)

► Submit your order. THANK YOU!
6th Annual Historic House Tour
Satuday, September 25, Noon - 5PM
Tickets Now Available!
6th Annual Historic House Tour6th Annual Historic House Tour . . . preserving, protecting and promoting our historic environment by opening doors to our past
DATE: Saturday, September 25
TIME: Noon - 5 PM
COST: $35
TICKETS: Credit Card w/PayPal
TICKETS: Personal check form
(inlcudes 2 house tour tickets)
House Tour Sponsor form
Old houses tell wonderful stories, and the seven private homes of the 6th Annual Historic House Tou have many tales to tell. This year's house tour will spotlight the neighborhoods of Berwyn and Strafford.
Save the Date - Friday, October 22!
In the Mood . . . Poodle skirts, Blue Suede Shoes & Rockin' to the Oldies
In the Mood dancing
DATE: Friday, October 22
TIME: 7 - 11 PM
Tickets: $75
PLACE: Barn at King's Grant Farm
869 Yellow Springs Rd,
Malvern, PA
TICKETS: Credit Card w/PayPal, visit website:
TICKETS: Personal Check form
SPONSOR: In the Mood sponsorship form
In the Mood Co-Chairs Pattye Benson and Judy DiFilippo ask you to save the date for the Trust's annual major fundraiser. This marks the third year for In the Mood and each year the event has raised substantial funds for the Jones Log Barn rebuilding effort.

Be ready to shake, rattle and roll. Dust off your blue suede shoes, whip out your poodle skirt, roll up your dungarees, polish your saddle shoes, curl your ponytail, and grease back your hair . . . the evening promises fun, laughter and rockin' to the sounds of the 1950's.
Trust Fall Lecture Series
jeff Groff Lecture
"Main Line
Country Squires"
Jeff Groff
Wednesday, October 13

"The History of Chester County Barns"
Bob Wise & Seth Hinshaw
Wednesday, November 3
All lectures are held at:

Historic DuPortail House
297 Adams Drive
Chesterbrook, PA 19087

PRICE: $15
TICKETS: Personal Check Form
To reserve a seat for lectures, or if you have questions, please call: Polly Hagan,610.647.1051.
Please Support Historic Preservation . . .
We are in our final Phase II of the Jones Log Barn rebuilding project. Details about the Capital Campaign can be found on our website, Can we count on your support of historic preservation? There are many ways that you can help ~ by contributing to the Capital Campaign, by your purchase of Golden Valley Farms coffee, or by attending an event . . . the house tour, In the Mood, the lecture series. All money generated goes directly toward the rebuilding effort.
Please help us finish the barn project ~ when completed, the barn as a living history museum will join the historic DuPortail House and the Federal Barn as a history focal point in the township. Remember, the Trust is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible as the law permits.

Pattye Benson, President
Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust