Our annual Friends of Marshall Square Park Fall Garden Party is coming up. Please join your FMSP neighbors to kick off the fall season.
Our events are Members Only, so please join. Members, pay your 2016 dues!
$65 At-the-Door from 9/22 thru 9/24
$60 On-Time from 9/12 thru 9/21
$55 Early-Bird discount thru 9/11
Pay Online at our Wild Apricot.org.
Mail or drop-off checks payable to Friends of Marshall Square Park
405 N FRANKLIN ST
WEST CHESTER PA 19380
$20 Senior 65+
$20 Full-Time Student
Before the party, come with us to our Fountain Rededication at 4 PM. It’s 130 years old and deserves fanfare, don’t you think? Come applaud yourself and the hundreds of people in our community who made this happen. Then, we’ll take an easy walk to the Wilcomes’ home to celebrate in style.
Note: Until just before the Rededication, the fountain is on standby for construction of the surrounding plaza.
Marshall Square Park’s
September 24, 2016, 4 PM
Marshall Square Park
E. Marshall & N. Franklin Streets, West Chester
Free to All
Be there as we celebrate and rededicate our beautiful fountain. Hear the remarkable story of loss, recovery, and restoration. After 65 years, watch the fountain waters spray and rise again. Make history with us.
Meet our new neighbor and prime benefactor, Pat Loew, as we rename the fountain in honor of her late husband, Jack Loew. Like the fountain, Pat’s spectacular renovation of her new home honors its Victorian heritage.
Meet Officers and Committee members who know how it takes a community to plan, design, and accomplish such a lofty endeavor. Honor those who preserved the fountain for decades, those who helped in its recovery, those who sponsor park benches and buy granite coping stones, those who open their homes for fundraising events, dedicated contractors, and Borough leaders for supporting our efforts, and especially neighbors like you who pay dues and give your time.
Thank you everyone. Enjoy the fountain and help us earn the funds to finish our new Gateway to West Chester.
127 Years Ago — Installed and Dedicated in May 1889
65 Years Ago — Removed and Lost
10 Years Ago — Started Planning and Searching
4 Years Ago — Recovered Major Sections
December 16, 2015 — Restored and Reinstalled
July 27, 2016 — Running Daily for the first time in 60 years
September 24, 2016 — REDEDICATION
See a 4-minute video of the recovery & installation (May 2012 and December 2015)
Friends of Marshall Square Park’s annual Members-Only Fall Party starts after the Rededication.
WATCH FOR THE OFFICIAL INVITATION & TICKET SALES IN AUGUST.
The original Marshall Square Park fountain from 1889.
FMSP Fountain Committee
Until just before its
Rededication on September 24, 2016,
the fountain returns to standby mode for
construction of its surrounding plaza.
In case you haven’t seen it soar, stop by today!
Until the plaza brickwork begins (within weeks), the fountain is to stay full-on from 6AM to 11PM.
The construction should finish several days before the September 24, 2016, Rededication. Video: Marshall Square Park 1889 Fountain running daily for the first time in 60 years.
Engraving for the first batch of granite coping stones, surrounding the fountain’s new fence, closes next week; so order now. Don’t miss the first batch — the wait is until the second batch makes it practical for the engraver to come on site.
Much more work needs doing, like installing the new fence and restoring the surrounding plaza; but it felt so good to see the sprays rising after over 60 years. And for Friends of Marshall Square Park, a giant step in their ten-year labor of love.
To help us finish the project, donate at marshallsquarepark.org,
PS The fountain is in “stand-by” mode so the filters work while waiting for the official Fountain Dedication on September 24, 2016, at 4PM. This free event is open to everyone — bring your family and friends, share on Facebook, call your grandparents!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2 to 3:30 PM, join us for “Writing in Our Neighborhood” led by Corinne H. Smith, nature blog writer and author of “Henry David Thoreau for Kids.”