Saturday, February 28, 2009

Past Comes Alive at Society on March 28th with Mary Pickersgill Performance

The past will come back to life during a fascinating living history performance at the Society on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. For this theatrical, living history presentation, University of Delaware History major, Abby Harding, returns for another popular performance. Abby was last with us in Feb 2008 when she played to a packed house, appearing as Tillie Pierce a young witnessed to the battle of Gettysburg.

This year she performs as Mary Pickersgill, the well known 19Th century flag maker. While she was especially known for her ship’s flags, during the War of 1812 she was selected to make a huge high-flying flag for Fort McHenry. The commander, General Armistead, knew that this would help raise the spirits of Baltimoreans during the British attack on the city for Fort McHenry.

You don’t want to miss her performance and interpretation of Mary Pickersgill for this year’s living history show. This is a free program.

Click here to go to brochure describing program

Editor of Society Journal Retires: Look for the Inkwell Soon

By Paula Newton, President of the Society

Milt Diggins, after a long stint as Editor of the Historical Society Journal, has decided to retire from that position. Consequently, the Board of Trustees has decided to resurrect the newsletter format which will be much more economical to publish and mail. It will also allow us to modernize our membership print product by incorporating color and more graphics in the product you receive as a member.

We will continue to publish the Inkwell three times a year with the content remaining much the same as the Journal. This issue features an exciting article about the history of the establishment of the Rising Sun Little League. As always, we invite contributions of historic articles or queries from our membership. Thank you for your continued interest in the Historical Society of Cecil County and we hope you enjoy this new/old format.