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January 2018

British History Discussion Group

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

James I of England and the divine right of kings. Participants will read pre-assigned sources, including primary sources from the 17th century. We will discuss the readings and how they fit into the historical period under guidance of Dr. Lindsay Varner. This group is open to anyone interested in British History. No prior knowledge is necessary, and you are not required to attend all meetings. Please email lvarner@historicalsociety.com to sign up & receive the readings.  

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February 2018

Clark’s Tavern & Ferries – Wednesday in Winter

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Victor Hart. Mr. Hart will present a slide presentation on the history of the growth and decline of Clark’s ferry & tavern business.  It also describes a four-year archaeological study done around Clark’s Ferry Tavern in Duncannon, PA and a preliminary architectural study of the historic tavern building.

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Ice Fest

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come out on Saturday, February 10th and hear stories and enjoy some hot chocolate at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. in the G.B. Stuart Workshop, 29 W. High Street; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a used book sale.  If you are interested in sharing a story please contact Linday at lvarner@historicalsociety.com

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The Captivity Narrative: The Stories of the McCullough & Lowry Families – Wednesday in Winter

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Tad Miller This is the true story of two Cumberland County families that were captured by Indians during the French & Indian War, how they were captured and what happened to them.  Did they ever come back?  Come to the lecture and find out.

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Carlisle Indian School Outings in Wellsville, PA – Wednesday in Winter

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Barb Landis and Merri Lou Schaumann Between 1890 and 1907 35 Carlisle Indian School girls lived on “Outing” with seven families in the village of Wellsville, York County, PA.  Who were these girls and who were the families with whom they lived and worked?  Merri Lou Schaumann and Barbara Landis will attempt to answer these questions.

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