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 at various times during the year. We look forward to seeing you. Funds raised through this event support FOMT's conservation efforts. Thanks for your loyal support this past year.
FOMT promoted the upcoming Humphry Marshall birthday celebration in October at West Bradford Day
Who is Humphry Marshall (1722-1801)? Humphry Marshall is the namesake for the Village of Marshallton. Few people know about his many talents. Articles in the West Bradford Newsletter, starting with the Fall 2021 edition, are providing insight into his life.
On October, 8, 2022, FOMT will celebrate the 300th anniversary of Humphry Marshall’s birth which took place on October 10, 1722. The tentative schedule includes:
11:30 Formal Dedication of Martin’s Tavern/Humphry Marshall Historical Park (located beside Martin’s Tavern)
1:00 A portrayal of Humphry Marshall in his old age, a first person interpretation of his life
2:00 Joel Fry, curator at Bartram’s Gardens, will discuss Humphry Marshall’s impact on the world of Botany/Horticulture
3:00 Adrian Martinez will discuss Quakerism’s influence on Humphry Marshall’s life
4:00 Closing remarks by Jack Hines on Marshall’s legacy and his relevance today
There will be colonial cooking/tastings throughout the day. Additional food will be available for purchase. Period music will be performed by Charlie Zahm and Friends. There will be children’s activities.
Please put this special day on your calendar and plan to attend.
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.