Thanks to John Carroll School teacher Gary Scholl for his presentation this week on Cheyenne Indian Moccasins. Gary's talk was part of the Society's monthly Brown Bag Lunch series. ... See MoreSee Less
Society Director, Maryanna Skowronski, will be at the Opera House in Havre de Grace showing horse racing films from the Historical Society's A/V collection and will give an overview of the history of the films and how we came to own them. The event is free. Reservations are recommended. Contact hdgoperahouse.orgFeeling those winter blues? Join us for our first lecture in Shank Winter Lecture series January 15th at 7 pm. All talks are held at the beautiful HdG Opera House and all are free of charge with refreshments to follow. The Shank Lecture Series is sponsored by Stephens and Stephens Clocks of Havre de Grace. ... See MoreSee Less
HISTORIC ITEM FOUND IN THE THEATER 🔶1897 Sperry and Hutchinson Green Stamp
""S&H" stands for the Sperry & Hutchinson Co, which was founded by Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron Hutchinson in 1896, according to Greg Hatala in a 2013 article on NJ .com.
It wasn't until the 1930s that the company's reward programs became popular nationwide, and the little green stamps were distributed by various retailers as rewards for shoppers. The stamps could be collected into booklets - the backs had an adhesive like that on postage stamps that had to be wet to adhere - then the booklets were redeemed for "rewards" ordered from S&H catalogs" - AL .com
Even though we use PastPerfect for our new entries, we have kept our card catalog. Here's a great article about another institution that recognized the importance of theirs. ( It's all good 'til the lights go out!) ... See MoreSee Less