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2019 Speakers



February 11,  Meeting Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather 
The Underground Railroad By: the Quakertown Historical Society
Quakertown is celebrating the involvement of a local resident in the Underground Railroad.

March 11,  Before Flushing
A humorous view of the world of early indoor plumbing. Do you know the inventor of toilet paper of the correct way to hang it.

April 8,  Out of Slavery By: Doreen Stratton
This presentation reviews the journey of Africans from their captor in the Motherland, slavery in America. the anti slavery movement and fugitive slaves flight to freedom,
 Highlights include some of the Underground's history in the counties of Bucks, Montgomery an Philadelphia.

May 13,  Biking History By: Brian Boger
Brian is a local bicycling historian and discusses biking in it's heyday, late 1800'sbike racing and bike manufacturing in the Doylestown area.

June10,  Local History of Bee Keeping By: Harry Anselmo
Mr. Anselmo, a Goshenhoppen Historian will speak about bee keeping from the mid 19th century to about 1920 with emphasis on Pennsylvania German
 influences.

July 15 Historical Society summer picnic at James Park… Please bring A covered dish.

August 12,The Pennsylvania Historic Recovery Services By: Bill Beers
Using metal detectors this group does archeological digs. They will exhibit their findings from a site in the city of Nashville,
 If you wish they can explore your property. It is returned to it's original condition and you keep what they find at no cost to you.

 September 9, General Henry Slocum By: Dave Bonham
 General Slocum is an unsung General of the Battle of Gettysburg, an interesting man who went on after the Civil War to be very influential in the city of New York.

October14,   EnGraved: The  Meaning Behind 19th Century Tombstone Carvings By: Tammy Schane
 Among others will be pictures of tombstones from Almont church.

November 11, The Men and Regiments of Bucks County By: Herb Kaufman
 Mr. Kaufman returns to talk about local men from Bucks County who fought in the Civil War.
 
December 9, Historical Society Christmas Party at the West Rockhill Township Building... Please bring a covered dish.