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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR – Thursday, August 3rd East Pikeland Township will again be participating in the annual Chester County Town Tours program with a Historic Walking Tour on Thursday, August 3rd. This year’s tour will be Powder Mills & More and will start with registration at the East Pikeland Township building at 1158 Rapps Dam Road. Parking will be in the township building parking lot. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 7:00 p.m. During the Revolutionary War, one of the first actions of the newly independent Continental Congress was the authorization to build an armory and powder mill to supply General Washington’s army. The site was on the banks of French Creek in East Pikeland Township. The millrace is still largely visible on the French Creek Trail, and recent archeological projects have exposed foundations of the original buildings that stood for less than a year before being destroyed by Hessian troops. Tour guides will explain how the present remains relate to the original forty building manufacturing complex and barracks, and how the powder and arms were produced. Shakespeare In The Park Sponsored by the Kimberton Arts Alliance, the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company will be returning for a Shakespeare in the Park production of ROMEO AND JULIET at Kimberton Park on Saturday, July 22nd. Showtime is 7:00 pm. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the following locations: Kimberton Whole Foods, Station Bistro, Kimberton Inn, Customers Bank (Kimberton Branch), online at, or at the door. CCTC dives into outdoor Shakespearean tragedy for only the second time in its history, presenting Shakespeare’s heart-breaking tale of two “star-crossed lovers”, the tribal war that infects both their families and their society at large, and the love that threatens to tear it all apart. Featuring some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful poetry as well as sev eral of his most iconic characters, ROMEO AND JULIET will thrill and enchant, while providing audiences with a stark reminder about the cost of our divisions in an all-too-divided world. Phoenixville Area | Summer 2017 | 43