Posted 7/9/2015 4:35pm by John Weygandt.
252 years ago Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon teamed up to lay out the Mason-Dixon Line. 31 miles west of Philadelphia stands the Harlan House (shown below) where, in 1763, Mason and Dixon began measuring due south to set the new line for the border with Maryland. They determined latitude and longitude from the stars, progressing from PA to Delaware and then to Maryland to run the line.
Come celebrate these famous Star Gazers with a Rendezvous with Mason & Dixon at Stargazers Vineyard August 8. First course to be served at 7 pm. This year we are pleased to have with us a noted authority and lecturer on those famous men, Todd Babcock, who will give us details of their feat and of their activities in this area of Chester County. See http://www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com/Rend2013.php
Mr. Babcock is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors and serves as the chairman of the Monument Preservation Committee. He is a founding member of the Mason and Dixon Line Preservation Partnership. He has been involved with the recovery and location of the monuments marking the Mason and Dixon Line http://www.mdlpp.org
Please join us for a relaxing evening with great food, wine and conversation while overlooking the Brandywine
Menu - Hors d'Oeuvres by Betsy
First course: (PA) Mushrooms stuffed with herbs, shallots, Grape-Nuts and Parmesan cheese
Second course: (DE) Marinated grilled chicken kebob with farro salad
Third course: (MD) Crab cake served on mixed greens with remoulade sauce
Dessert: Mason Dixon marker cake
$35.00 per person (wine pairing included with each course)
Reservations required by August 5th Call 610 486 0422 or email email@example.com (please indicate if you require a vegetarian option)
Wines also available to purchase by the glass or bottle.