On September 11, 1851, the nation was shocked by the standoff between Baltimore County slave holder, Edward Gorsuch and freedom seekers in Christiana, Pennsylvania, known as the Christiana Resistance. This complex series of events culminated in the largest treason trial in U.S. history. Join us for a virtual presentation by guest speaker, Dr. Iris Barnes on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm to learn about the roots of this pivotal event in Harford County’s Belle Vue Farm.
Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes is an experienced and award-winning professional historian and educator. Her scholarship interests range from the Civil War to Civil Rights, focusing on the tenacity and resilience of African Americans who survived and thrived against the odds. In addition, she specializes in developing inclusive museum interpretations and educational curriculum. County residents have profited from her numerous projects in local museums, the Liriodendron and recently at Belle Vue Farms where Dr. Barnes’ research helped to make the designation of this county property an Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site.... See MoreSee Less
Join us on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2 pm at the Veronica “Roni” Chenowith Activity Center, 1707 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD, for a special presentation on the Ma & Pa Railroad presented by Walter Holloway, Vice President of the Ma & Pa Railroad Historical Society.
Walt will share photos and a unique history of the railroad including stories and pictures that he and his family have collected over five generations dating back to the earliest days of the Ma & Pa until its last trip through Harford. This is a journey that you don’t want to miss. Tickets for the event are $10.... See MoreSee Less
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