News & Events
7 P.M. unless otherwise noted
Discovery Night - The year begins with our traditional evening of historical “show and tell.” Members share family treasures, unusual gadgets, nostalgic photos, and memories. There’s sure to be lots of fun and friendly bantering.
Antique Bottle Collecting
Mike Fegley will show some of the antique bottles from his extensive collection. Hear where and how he obtained the bottles, and learn about the history connected to each one. Bottles can tell us so much about the past.
Mike Jesberger –The “Sons of Erin”
Some 150,000 Irish men who fought in the Union Army and about 20,000 with the Confederacy, during the American Civil War, Ireland’s forgotten conflict. Hear about the contribution and experiences of these Irish soldiers and their major role in the war. You might also be able to listen to some music of that time.
Jeffrey Marshall – Sherlock ‘Homes’
Like a forensic detective, Jeff has made a career of making careful examinations of old houses and structures. This provides information that is not recorded in deeds or diaries to solve many of the mysteries of an old house or barn. You will be treated to an “Old House CSI” experience. Join us as we look for clues!
Aaron Heckler – A Picture Postcard Tour of Upper and Lower Milford Townships
Take a trip around the Milfords as Aaron shows scenes from his vast postcard collection. There will be many cards not often seen and scenes of places pictured in their “olden” days. You may want to bring any of your own vintage Milford postcards to show.
Jim Bongiovanni and Bill Beers - Pennsylvania Historical Recovery Services
Listen to accounts of metal detecting and excavations near and far, and get a chance to look at many historical artifacts some centuries old. Learn about finding history right under your feet!
July 30th, 6:00 p.m. PICNIC
Enjoy a relaxing evening with no meeting or business conducted, only the annual covered-dish picnic meal with members and friends. There is always an abundance of delicious food, happy conversation, and talk about “the way it was” in years past. Sometimes even a surprise or two occurs.
Wendy Grube - 18th century plant medicines among the Pennsylvania Germans as presented at the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival. Learn how plants and extractions were used for herbal therapies and medicines.
Reverend Gerhart – Annie’s Album
You’ve heard the story of Annie Funk, the missionary from the Bally area, who lost her life on the sinking of the Titanic. Pastor Gerhart told Annie’s story for us through his marvelous chalk drawing in a previous program. This is a follow-up to Annie’s story using an album of hers that has been recently discovered
Bruce Stocking – From Rum to Revolution, The Publik House. Bruce Stocking will transport us back to the early days of the American Republic as we experience life in and around a Publik House (tavern). Learn how these establishments played an important role in their local community and in the development of the United States.