Introduction of Charlie Thomsforde:  What would life have been like around 1700?  

Charlie Thomforde was imbued with the presence of the past through growing up in Italy, in Rome.  His academic credentials are in Biology from Swarthmore College and in horticulture from University of Delaware.  He has been involved with early Bucks County history for the last forty years through his association with Pennsbury Manor, a re-creation of William Penn's 17th century country estate, where Charlie worked as Historic Horticulturist.  Currently, he helps out at the Trent House, an historic house in Trenton, N.J. which interprets Lenape and African-American horticulture as well as Colonial English, and Morven Museum in Princeton, N.J. which interprets 18th century through 20th century American horticulture. He is a member of Falls Friends Meeting, the Quaker meeting under which our George and Sarah were married.    

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