The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society

Thursday February 17th, 2023 * 7:00 PM
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at the State Line Ruritan Building, 15481 Park Drive, located off Route 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park.
Guest speaker is Ed Maliskas, an historian and musician from Hagerstown, MD.
Mr. Maliskas has a degree in history from the University of Illinois, performed in the rhythm and blues band “Eddie and the Sensations,” and authored two books: “John Brown to James Brown-The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed, and Boogied” and “The Family Tree of R&B.”
The program will be “America’s Second Most Important History Site.”
Three historical events took place at John Brown’s Farm (aka the Kennedy Farm) in southern Washington County, MD.
 It was the hideout for John Brown and his troops as they prepared for the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
The second and third uses of the property were its launchings of the Civil Rights movement and rhythm & blues as a beloved American music form.
The public is invited, free.
Visit www.middleburgmasondixon.org or call 301-739-0357.

 

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, Monthly Meeting

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, Monthly Meeting

Thursday December 15th, 2022 * 7:00 PM
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at the State Line Ruritan Building,
15481 Park Drive, located off Route 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park. 
Guest speaker is Scott Mingus, an historian and author of 28 books on the Civil War and Underground Railroad.
Mr. Mingus is a retired scientist and executive in the global pulp and paper industry.
The program will be “Targeted Tracks.”
The Cumberland Valley Railroad connected Hagerstown, MD to Harrisburg, PA.
Because of its proximity to major cities in the East, the CVRR was an enticing Confederate target.
When the Northern military and railroad officials failed to protect the line, Southern horsemen tore up tracks, seized and torched supplies, and destroyed warehouses, engine houses, and passenger depots.
The public is invited, free.  Visit www.middleburgmasondixon.org or call 301-739-0357.
Lunch & Learn: Trolleys & Trains by Mike Marotte, Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center

Lunch & Learn: Trolleys & Trains by Mike Marotte, Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2022 * 12:00 PM
Join us along with good friend and local historian Mike Marotte for a FREE Lunch & Learn event!
Register for FREE on Eventbrite to let us know you’re coming: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/trains-trolley-lunch-learn...
Local historian Mike Marotte is passionate about trains and trolleys.
Over his lifetime, Mike has gathered a comprehensive collection of Franklin County’s local history.
He will tell the story of Franklin County’s local trains and trolleys–when they came, where they connected Franklin County, and what remains today.
Best of all, Mike will show you this history with his extensive collection of local images.
Plus, enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch in this complimentary event to celebrate history in Franklin County.
Franklin County Historical Society January Meeting Announced

Franklin County Historical Society January Meeting Announced

The Franklin County Historical Society will host its January meeting.
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 7:00 PM online via Zoom.
Historian Beth Sansbury, author of “Searching for Sully’s Enslaved” will be the speaker. Sully Historic
House is located in Fairfax County, VA and was once home to Elinor Berry, Robert E. Lee’s alleged
nursemaid. When Lee came to Chambersburg prior to the burning he reportedly looked to visit Berry.
This event is free and open to the public. The event link and password can be found on the calendar at
franklinhistorical.org, the Franklin Historical Facebook page, or by calling 717-264-1667.