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70th ANNUAL MEETING
November 6 - 9th
(Board Meeting Nov. 6)
Mendenhall Inn, 323 Kennett Pike
Mendenhall, PA 19357
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The Mendenhall Inn
323 Kennett Pike, route 52, Mendenhall, PA 19357
Holly Society of America Group Rate Reservation Telephone: 610-388-2100
Each attendee will make his or her own reservation by calling direct at 610-388-2100 and asking for the Holly Society of America’s set-aside rooms. Room rates are $108.00, plus nine percent tax, per night for single or double, which includes breakfast. Hostess Cathy Anderson urges you to please register early.
The Mendenhall Inn was named for its leading citizen Elwood Mendenhall who owned the land across from the present inn. The Mendenhalls originally emigrated from Wiltshire, England where the name Mildenhall dates back to 1275. Elwood established a north railroad siding with a freight station, creamery and mail depot. In 1917, Pierre DuPont acquired the farm and several surrounding properties to avoid negotiating “right of ways” for his plans to widen the Kennett Turnpike.
The Brandywine area is nestled amidst the rolling hills of southern Chester County, PA, where the Battle of Brandywine was fought. The northern New Castle County, DE area is where the paper was milled for the Declaration of Independence as well as America’s first currency. Here is where the DuPonts made their fortunes, and built their mansions. Also, this is where three generations of Wyeths have lived and painted the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford.
An early November weekend is the perfect time of year for brides and grooms to plan weddings in the Brandywine region. That is why we are meeting during the week this year. Plus, we get a great rate for the hotel.
The Inn at Mendenhall provides cozy 3-star accommodations near Philadelphia. Those staying on the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi. There are also a variety of amenities at the hotel such as porters, a laundry service and a fitness center. The Inn also features spacious rooms equipped with cable/satellite channels, a refrigerator and a hair dryer.
Those staying at the hotel can sample French cuisines at the on-site restaurant, ideally based for those who want to stay close by at mealtime.
Visit the Brandywine.com web site for the No. 1 online guide to the historic Brandywine Valley. You will discover the area’s natural beauty, history, art, antiques, mansions and gardens as well as a unique brand of country casual hospitality.
We can only hope we’ll be able to “soak up the splendor” of Longwood Garden’s Main Fountain $90 million restored Garden that returned this summer. However, we cannot promise the full fountain performance will be on view in November.
“You are invited to explore and be charmed.”
From Philadelphia, PA, I-95 S
Travel on I-95 South and DE-92 West, to Route US-322 (US 1)
West to Route 52 South.
From Wilmington, Delaware, I-95 N
Travel on I-95 North to Route 141 North, to Route 52 North.
From Philadelphia International Airport, (I-95 S):
Inn at Mendenhall is under a 35-minute drive from Philadelphia International Airport.