Archive for November 2010

Samuel in the Revolutionary War

November 20, 2010

Samuel Meredith fought in the Revolutionary War from 1775-78.  He was part of the Third Pennsylvania Battalion,  known as the “Silk Stocking Company” because of the high social class of its members. 

He served under John Cadwalader, his wife’s brother, and attained the rank of General (or Brigadier-General) as of April 5, 1777, as evidenced by memorial in the village of Pleasant Mount, “for gallant services in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown.”

He was stationed near the Battle of Trenton (although not actually in the battle) and participated in the Battles of Princeton, where he served “with distinction”, Brandywine, Germantown and some say he was at Valley Forge.  Although he was not part of the actual assault on Trenton, he was involved in the subsequent pursuit as the enemy was forced to retreat to Burlington. 

There are letters which indicate that Meredith and one Thomas Barclay were involved at some points in the war in getting flour to the troops so that they could be well fed.

Rick Reynolds

Rick Reynolds portrays Samuel Meredith

A retired teacher, Rick Reynolds makes history come alive at our annual 4th of July celebrations. He portrays a relative of his, Samuel Meredith, who was U.S. Treasurer from 1789-1801 and spent the last years of his life at his estate


Christmas in the Village

November 20, 2010

We will not be holding an Open House at the museum on December 4, 2010, but our wreath sale will take place in Pleasant Mount at the “Christmas in the Village” celebration (see below for details). Special thanks to PMHS member Dave Thomas for making and donating the wreaths.

Christmas in the Village ~ Saturday, December 4, 2010
Pleasant Mount Community Center
Soup & Chili Tasting
12-2 P.M.
Free To The Public!
Hosted By Costello Monahan Brown American Legion Post 964
Come Out & Vote For Your Favorite!
Winner receives “The Golden Ladle!”

Craft Fair & Library Bake Sale
10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Local Crafters – $10 a table

Santa will making a special appearance from 1-3 P.M.

The Pleasant Mount Chorus will be performing from 2:30-3:30 P.M.

Tree Lighting & Caroling

Snowball Target By the Boy Scouts

Crafts for the children by the Girl Scouts

Living Nativity

Homemade Wreaths For Sale!

For More Information Please Call 448-2496.