b'BRISTOL STORY MAPFed by the Delaware River and Mill Creek, the freshwater tidal marsh at Bristol is home to over 350 species, including baldeagles. Today, it is neighbored by a parking area that was oncethe terminus of the Delaware Canal, one of the regions major shipping channels for decades. Major historical changes and a unique ecosystem live side by side at the Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve, stewarded by Heritage Conservancy. Our interactive historical experience, How a Canal Built a Community, teaches you about both. To see the tour, visit HeritageConservancy.org and go to the Explore section. +Juan Vidal PhotographyKIRBY HOUSE, WARWICK TOWNSHIP GARDEN STROLLS Resting on 200 acres of land in the Forks of Sponsored by Bucks Country Gardens, Heritage Neshaminy, Heritage Conservancys Kirby House,Conservancy hosted several strolls through Aldie also known as Means Mill Manor, was the location of Mansions gardens. Guests embarked on self-toursthe 2021 Bucks County Designer House & Gardensto explore the grounds at their own pace withshow. The origins of the house date to the late docents along the way answering more in-depth 18th and early 19th centuries, with Victorian and questions. While the gardens have evolved over Colonial Revival details added in the 19th and generations, many original elements remain20th centuries. In collaboration with the Village on site, including ones designed by William Mercer. Improvement Association of Doylestown, We enjoyed sharing his incredible artwork and our we were honored to share Kirby House with gardens with those in attendance!thousands of people. HISTORIC RECORDSOver the summer, Heritage Conservancy was pleased to have Julie Leberman,a Bucks County Community College intern, turn hard copies of listings from ourRegister of Historic Places into digital files to better share these stories with thepublic, municipal officials, and historical societies. In total, 311 separate records were generated from the 1980 and 1981Doylestown surveys representing over 270 years of history. Over half of the structuresoriginated in 1850-1899, with nearly an additional quarter dating back further.One of the most exciting results uncovered from the analysis of this dataset is thefact that the majority of the listed buildings are still standing today! By bringingawareness to these significant buildings and structures, Doylestown will be ableto maintain its level of architectural diversity for future generations to enjoy. 6'