Monthly Archives: July 2010

Fine Meals on Baltimore Steam Packet Ships While Sailing Down Chesaepake Bay

Until 1962 people traveling between Baltimore and Norfolk, VA could take an overnight steamer to the mouth of the Chesapeake.   Designed for luxury and leisure, the Baltimore Steam Packet Company’s ships provided elegant service, including fine staterooms and sumptuous meals.  … Continue reading

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Newark History Museum to Open Sundays in Old Railroad Depot

In a continuing effort to share Newark’s past, the city’s Historical Society is opening the Newark History Museum on a regular schedule.   Until recently the Society had a successful storefront museum on Main Street, which contained informative and attractive displays, … Continue reading

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Chestertown Spy: Before the War: The Faces of Chestertown in 1940

From the Chestertown Spy —- In 1940, civic leaders in Chestertown pooled resources together to commission a full feature film to promote businesses to relocate to Kent County. It is unclear if the movie was helpful in that regard, but … Continue reading

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Maryland Humanities Brings Thurgood Marshall to Easton

Easton, July 12, 2010 –  Monday evening the Maryland Humanities Council’s Chautauqua performance opened on the Eastern Shore for the 2010 summer season.  Stubby Knuckles, a blue musician, warmed up the audience with some fine piano playing and singing before … Continue reading

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Mill Creek Hundred History Blog Focuses on the Past in Heart of New Castle County

A new blog “celebrating the history and historical sites of Mill Creek Hundred, in the heart of New Castle County,” Delaware just came to our attention.  The author, Scott Palmer, says he will feature different historical locations in the hundred … Continue reading

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