Friends of Martin's Tavern (FOMT) is dedicated to the enhancement of the village life of Marshallton PA. FOMT's mission is to improve the historical and cultural heritage of the area through preservation, events and education.
From Antiques to Vintage. FOMT hosts a sale from now through December. Funds raised through this event support FOMT's conservation efforts. Please stop by The Village Blacksmith Shop in Marshallton to browse our offerings. The Village Shop is open from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays
Over the past month you may have noticed landscaping work at Martin’s Tavern. A retaining wall has been added in order to level the grassy side yard. The new yard will improve the setting for events held at the Tavern. Once the Township completes recovery work from the storm damage from Ida, the area should be completed.
Marshallton Oral History Project
The Marshallton Conservation Trust, the West Bradford Historical Commission and FOMT working collaboratively, have completed the Marshallton Oral History Project. This effort provides and memorializes the recollections of village life in the mid part of the 20th century by people who are still connected to the village.
Beside each name is the link to the interview itself. Each interview is presented separately on YouTube.
Trimble/Busby - https://youtu.be/L81QGbE_Wus
Douglas & Marjorie Barr - https://youtu.be/s_M1UM5qD6E
Carl "Bunny" Meister - https://youtu.be/qQi99688oEU
Harry Cann - https://youtu.be/oFGXYZJBnXA
Jack McFadden - https://youtu.be/3HwdwCVAZVs
Hines, Marshall, Hill - https://youtu.be/wG6VO-t6zfw
Jack M. Hines, Jr. - https://youtu.be/peAAnf3VQQM
Beginning in 2003, Friends of Martin's Tavern (FOMT), a citizen-formed 501c(3) non-profit corporation, restored Martin's Tavern. Since that restoration, several neglected properties within site of the tavern have seen restorative work and the village grows more beautiful every year. While no one can claim that the restoration of the tavern by itself has sparked a renaissance of pride in Marshallton, it can be said that when a small village cares for its most neglected properties in this way, it can’t help but be an inspiration to those who own other historic structures in the village.
FOMT is also the caretakers of the Marshallton Blacksmith Shop, a nearby historic building which was built in 1750 and remains essentially unchanged from its original condition.