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Today's PHOTO FRIDAY is of Bel Air Elementary school students in 1905.

If you have a photo to share for an upcoming Photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org. To learn more about the Historical Society of Harford County, visit us at www.harfordhistory.org.
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Todays PHOTO FRIDAY is of Bel Air Elementary school students in 1905.  If you have a photo to share for an upcoming Photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org.  To learn more about the Historical Society of Harford County, visit us at www.harfordhistory.org.

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What a great picture!

Where was this school?

Sheila Singleton Scheuerman

I went to 1st grade there before they built a new school. Mrs. Vogel was my teacher!!

Warren Geiwitz you still have your old BA marching band photo? You should submit it

So cool…does this building still stand?

Yes - now apartments

Angela Adams Hunter It's what once was called Bel Air Academy, built in 1885 - what's left of it stands behind the Bel Air post office. It was incorporated into a condominium project. My grandmother made lunches for the kids there in the 1930's - the first school lunch program in the county; all volunteer and really just moms making sure the kids had a good meal. It has had several iterations and at one time was a high school - my grandfather taught agriculture there. Yes, they taught agriculture in high school because Harford County was replete with farms. Wish we knew who some of the kids were. For certain there would be familiar names - Amos's and Archer's and Streett's.

Did the picture have the children's names with it?

Carole Anne Coakley north harford still has a great ag program

Zach Scheuerman the one I showed you yesterday.

Angela Adams Hunter in Bel Air.

For those wondering, yes the building still stands. It is located behind the historical society (used to be the main post office). The building is no longer used as a school, instead it has been remodeled into part of a condo complex. For those who have not gone, it is included in the Haunts and History Tour of Bel Air, which takes place in October.

Phil Snyder bet they are cool looking apartments too.

Charlie Harper einstein 🙄

Brea Palmer Abel isn’t it. Ow those apartments. It became the school board for a while and the newer baes was right next door on what is now the baseball field.

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The Society is fortunate that many folk donate items to us for fundraising purposes such as our yards sales and silent auctions. However, sometimes an item is more important as an historic artifact. There have been occasions over the years where we have felt an item needed to go to a good home at another institution rather than to simply find its way onto a sale table. A recent example is featured in this post shared from the Wright State University Libraries. History people helping history people at their best!Intrigued by yesterday's video? You can learn more about our new Dayton-Wright Airplane Company badge on our blog: www.libraries.wright.edu/community/outofthebox/2021/09/23/new-item-dayton-wright-airplane-co-pin/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Society is fortunate that many folk donate items to us for fundraising purposes such as our yards sales and silent auctions.  However, sometimes an item is more important as an historic artifact.  There have been occasions over the years where we have felt an item needed to go to a good home at another institution rather than to simply find its way onto a sale table.  A recent example is featured in this post shared from the Wright State University Libraries.  History people helping history people at their best!

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“History People Helping History People!” Thanks, Maryanna and Mary S, you make us proud. Speaking of that philosophy, please remember the Historical Society whenever you discover photos, postcards, documents, books, etc. that reflect aspects of the county’s, a business’s, or a family’s heritage. The Society provides a safe, well organized home where the material will be available for researchers and the interested public.

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Thank you to Amy Mason for providing photos for this week's PHOTO FRIDAY! Amy's grandmother, Helene Dunnigan, lived on a farm just off of Boyd Road until she married Raymond Chapman Norman who lived around the corner on Normandy Farm (off of 543). Photo 1 is of Dunnigan Farm.

Helene and her sisters, Daisy and Anna, taught school at the Mt. Pleasant School off of 440 (Dublin Road) between 1912 and 1918. Pictured in Photo 2 are Helene, Daisy, and Anna Dunnigan in front of Mt. Pleasant School #11 with students. Photo 3 is a more current photo of the building, taken a few years ago.

From Amy, "Years ago the Aegis printed some letters my grandfather wrote to my grandmother while he was in France serving in the army during WWI. He was looking forward to marrying the Irish lass who lived down the road when he returned."

Thank you Amy for sharing your treasure with us! If you have a photo to share for an upcoming Photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org. To learn more about the Historical Society of Harford County, visit us at www.harfordhistory.org.
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Thank you to Amy Mason for providing photos for this weeks PHOTO FRIDAY!  Amys grandmother, Helene Dunnigan, lived on a farm just off of Boyd Road until she married Raymond Chapman Norman who lived around the corner on Normandy Farm (off of 543).  Photo 1 is of Dunnigan Farm.  Helene and her sisters, Daisy and Anna, taught school at the Mt. Pleasant School off of 440 (Dublin Road)  between 1912 and 1918.  Pictured in Photo 2 are Helene, Daisy, and Anna Dunnigan in front of Mt. Pleasant School #11 with students.  Photo 3 is a more current photo of the building, taken a few years ago.  From Amy, Years ago the Aegis printed some letters my grandfather wrote to my grandmother while he was in France serving in the army during WWI. He was looking forward to marrying the Irish lass who lived down the road when he returned.  Thank you Amy for sharing your treasure with us!  If you have a photo to share for an upcoming Photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org.  To learn more about the Historical Society of Harford County, visit us at www.harfordhistory.org.

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So sad the old school isn’t being saved by someone.

Does anybody know who owns the old school house. And what is ots address? Thanks

I didn't know that was a school, I thought it had been a church.

It would be nice if the school house could be restored and set up for tours as a sort of museum run by the historical society. children could learn a lot by visiting the old school house and seeing how the schools used to be.

Shelly Zam, what a tourist! Even I knew that one! 😉

Jason Bell sorry, is this down by the old C Mart?

Adam Daneker indeed. 👍

Cool! I always liked that building but it’s not being kept up anymore

Lived here all my life and I pass this 4 times a day. Iv always loved it but never knew it was a school. Thanks so much for sharing

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Thank you to David Owen for submitting photos for this week's PHOTO FRIDAY of the Morgan family on the family farm on Kidd Road.

We love seeing your photos! If you would like to submit a feature for an upcoming Photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org. To learn more about membership or ways you can support the Historical Society of Harford County, click here: www.harfordhistory.org/support-us/
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Thank you to David Owen for submitting photos for this weeks PHOTO FRIDAY of the Morgan family on the family farm on Kidd Road.  We love seeing your photos!  If you would like to submit a feature for an upcoming Photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org.  To learn more about membership or ways you can support the Historical Society of Harford County, click here: https://www.harfordhistory.org/support-us/

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Are the people in the pictures of the Morgan family?

Approximately early 1900’s. All the buildings are still standing and house lived in & barn being used.

Christopher T. Smithson Yes

Very cool love all this history

David do you know what their names were? I am related to Mary Roberta Anderson who married John Thomas Morgan who lived in Fallston area. Also her sister Esther O. Anderson married John’s brother William Morgan

Christopher T. Smithson I can send you more pics on FB if you friend me- the two Morgan sisters that came here are named Red and Edna, physically born in my house. Their grandfather was John T Morgan.

Laura Watson

Mike Gardner so so cool! Thankd for tagging me!

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Local historian Doug Washburn recently appeared as a guest on Armstrong Cable's On Point series with host Ken Kiedrowski.
Doug and Ken talked about Dog's love of history and his series of Jarrettsville books.
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To celebrate the start of back-to-school season, we are sharing a photo of Youth's Benefit Elementary School and a class photo from 1930 for this week's PHOTO FRIDAY! A special thank you to David Owen for sharing these photos. We have the class list that corresponds to the photo, so if you think you may recognize someone, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org or comment below and we can confirm!

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To celebrate the start of back-to-school season, we are sharing a photo of Youths Benefit Elementary School and a class photo from 1930 for this weeks PHOTO FRIDAY!  A special thank you to David Owen for sharing these photos.  We have the class list that corresponds to the photo, so if you think you may recognize someone, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org or comment below and we can confirm!  Learn more about the Historical Society of Harford County at www.harfordhistory.org!

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Was it always called Youths Benefit? Where’s the original building?

Bette-Lynne Rheinhardt

Genealogy Conference, Skeletons in the Closet. Free. On line. Saturday, October 9th, 2021 10am to 3pm. Genealogist find lies, family secrets and uncover other unknown information. This conference will feature problem solving techniques, case studies and other tips.

To find more information and register visit:

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Genealogy Conference, Skeletons in the Closet.  Free.  On line. Saturday, October 9th, 2021 10am to 3pm.  Genealogist find lies, family secrets and uncover other unknown information.  This conference will feature problem solving techniques, case studies and other tips.  To find more information and register visit:  https://www.harfordhistory.org/product/genealogy-conference-skeletons-in-your-closet/

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Paige Garner

Susan Aiken Vezzetti thanks!

Paige Garner 👍🏼

I found some in our family tree!

Great graphic! 😀

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Abstracting and Transcribing Genealogy Records. Free. Wenesday September 8, 2021 at 7 pm. This is an online, virtual presentation.

For more information and to register please go to:

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Abstracting and Transcribing Genealogy Records.  Free.  Wenesday September 8, 2021 at 7 pm.  This is an online, virtual presentation.  For more information and to register please go to:  https://www.harfordhistory.org/product/abstracting-transcribing-genealogy-records/

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Question: heard about this presentation today and tried to register, but does not look like it worked. Has registration closed? Thanks for any help.

Elizabeth Brady they must have closed registration.

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