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Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Special Airs on Maryland Public Television.

For Chesapeake Bay Week, Maryland Public Television (MPT) will air its special report on the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on April 22 at 9pm. Here is the MPT preview about “The little-known but fascinating story of the Chesapeake and Delaware … Continue reading

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Archeological Society of Maryland Hosts Series of Lectures on Local Archeology

Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake Monthly Meeting October 2018 Date: SATURDAY, October 13, 2018 Time: Registration 8:30 – 9. Program 9 – 3pm. $10 registration includes lunch. Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. Havre de Grace, … Continue reading

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An Early Pottery at Saint Mary Anne’s in North East

March Lecture Sponsored by the Archeological Society the Northern  Chesapeake Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Time: Light refreshments at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm, followed by a short Chapter meeting. Location: Historical Society of Cecil County, 135 E. Main … Continue reading

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Sudlersville Fire Engine Returns Home

From the Volunteer Trumpet the newsletter of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Sudlersville Fire Engine No. 1, a 1927 American LaFrance, has occupied practically every corner of the Chesapeake Bay region over the course of 90 years.  But now this … Continue reading

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Wilmington was once the place for quick marriages

Eloping couples once came to Wilmington for a licenses and a quick ceremony, but just before World War I, Delaware passed more restrictive laws. A city newspaper, proclaiming that Wilmington was no longer a “mecca” for marriages, remarked that “Wilmington’s Days as a Gretna Green has gone glimmering.” Continue reading

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Mike Dixon’s Lectures Available from the Delaware Humanities Forum

The Delaware Humanities Speakers program sends scholars, authors, and experts to community groups, organizations, businesses and schools around the state. They provide a broad array of thought-provoking presentations that make culture and Delaware history and community available and accessible to … Continue reading

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Saving an Old Home Movie: Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s Funeral Train

Late in the afternoon of June 8, 1968, the long-delayed funeral train carrying the body of Senator Robert F. Kennedy to Washington passed through Elkton. It was around 6 p.m. and the train was about 4-hours late. Larry Beers, a … Continue reading

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