May historical society events in New Hanover area

All programs are free and open to the public.

Limerick: Monday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Township Building. “Eleanor Roosevelt—The Arc of her Journey.” Ann Atkins of Paoli will review the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This talk will cover her broken childhood to her life as wife, mother, and widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Goschenhoppen Historians: Thursday, May 19.7:30 p.m. at Redmen’s Hall, Green Lane. Bob Wood will present “The Trip Over,” an illustrated narrative about the six month ordeal endured by 18th century German immigrants when the cast off their homeland and headed for Pennsylvania.

Pottstown: Monday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. at the society building, 568 East High Street. Nathaniel Guest will speak about “The Secret Valley Line,” the new tourist train being developed for the Colebrookdale Railroad Spur.

New Hanover: Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Schoolhouse in the Swamp Creek Park. “Dear sir, Goods his [sic] come down some since you was down from three to four cents a yard. If you or [sic] in need of any goods I sent it to you at reduced prizes [sic].”—letter to Charles Weand, New Hanover store owner, Sept.23, 1865. Goschenhoppen Historians’ researcher Nancy Roan will present an illustrated talk about the fabrics used by 19th and early 20th century ladies as they made quilts, clothing and household goods.

The Historian is produced by the New Hanover Township Historical Society. Call Robert Wood 610-326-4165 with comments and story ideas.