The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to our monthly program on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dunwoody Village auditorium to hear Doug Humes speak on the 1938 Philadelphia Society “Wedding of the Year” – a detective story, a society wedding, a love affair and a tragedy. Wedding cake will be served!
In 2003, Doug began leasing space for his law office in an old Bryn Mawr mansion. The kitchen pantry had the original servant’s bell box that marked the various rooms in the house, such as “Mrs. Jacobs Sitting Room”. His curiosity about the original owners sent him on a quest to find their story, and over the years he collected photos, genealogy, and stories on the family, and finally the Holy Grail was delivered to his office – a two volume set of wedding photos from the 1938 wedding of daughter Louise Jacobs to dashing pilot Hubbard Phelps. He took the 160 candid shots done by one of Philadelphia’s best wedding photographers, and added music by the contemporary Society bandleader, to create a wedding video. He will give an introduction to the Jacobs family, then run the 20 minute wedding video, and then tell about what happened to the principal players after that wedding day. Come out and enjoy an actual “Philadelphia Story”!
All programs are held at the Dunwoody Village auditorium, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments are served.
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