The pond at the headwaters of Poor House Run has a rich history from ice harvesting to immersion baptismal services.
William Wagner and Lewis Miller produced the only known drawings of the impressive house of Colonel Thomas Hartley; a Revolutionary War Soldier and Patriot that entertained President George Washington at his home on July 2nd, 1791.
A Stephen H. Smith talk on early New Freedom area schools will be given from the gazebo in Freedom Green Community Park on Thursday June 11th 2020.
Myrna Hyson Ross is responsible for funding the entire endeavor to restore the original stone 1857 Hyson One-Room Schoolhouse along Round Hill Church Road in East Hopewell Township. The Stewartstown Area Historical Society provided guidance in the six-year effort, which transformed a failing structure, surrounded by woods threatening to claim
Twelve-mile long Lake Clarke at Long Level was formed in 1931 by the Susquehanna River backing up behind the 75-foot high Safe Harbor Dam. Several times the question has been raised concerning the naming of Lake Clarke; most recently following my presentation at Shank’s Mare, at Long Level, this past
Join me next Tuesday evening at the Mansion of the Hanover Area Historical Society for my newest presentation exploring forty early Hanover Factories. I’ll examine neat facts concerning these 19th Century Hanover factories; while bringing the story of several of them into the 20th Century. This Hanover Area Historical Society
Henry David Lee was nearly the last tenant of the house of Revolutionary War Colonel Thomas Hartley before it was demolished in April of 1876. H. D. Lee & Co. was headquartered in the Hartley house in the early 1870s. Before I provide details on the H. D. Lee &
Learn why Dr. John W. Barcroft selected the name Yorkana as the post office for a community in Lower Windsor Township during 1875. The name endures upon Yorkana Borough incorporating in 1912. Dr. Barcroft is the reason several Northern Virginia communities are named Barcroft. What inspired him to select the