Author Archives: Mike Dixon

New Program Showcasing Local History in Red Clay Valley a Big Hit

  Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. has tapped into a robust interest in local history in the scenic Red Clay valley with a popular winter speakers program.  Spanning the first three months of 2015, the inaugural series packed the headquarters … Continue reading

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Penns Grove Historical Society Opens Exhibit, “What’s on the Menu,” March 1st.

The Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point and Oldmans will hold an open house on Sunday, March 1 from 1- 3 PM. A new exhibit, “What’s On The Menu?” will be featured in the main gallery. This exhibit focuses … Continue reading

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C & D Canal, Perryville Railroad Site, and Hays-Heighe House Added to NPS Underground Railroad Network

The National Park Service recently announced the inclusion of a number of additional sites on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.  The Network is part of a NPS initiative to integrate local historical places into the larger narrative about … Continue reading

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Railroad Tracks Across the Ice on the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace.

Now that we are in the middle of the big freeze, it caused us to think about another time that an arctic blast held a tight grip on the area. It was the winter of 1852, the coldest in many … Continue reading

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Hays-Heighe House Placed on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Press Release – Harford Community College The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College has been accepted as a site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, which is a subsidiary of the National Park Service. It is the first … Continue reading

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A Talk on African American Cemeteries of Delaware by Dr. David Orr

AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN DELAWARE, to be presented by Dr. David Orr, for the Archaeological Society of New Jersey Gloucester Chapter. Wed. March 4th at 7 p.m.  West Deptford Public Library, 420 Crown Point Rd, Thorofare, NJ. Open to the … Continue reading

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Report of Archeological Investigations at Smithson Site to be Examined Feb. 11

Press Release — Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake Date: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 Time: Light refreshments at 6:30 pm, speaker program at 7:15 Location: Historical Society of Harford County. 143 North Main Street, Bel Air Program. “Report of the … Continue reading

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