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B. Portzline
Thanks to our guest speaker, Bonnie Portzline, for her informative and entertaining talk entitled "Birds With a Gettysburg Address" on 5/17/2017.  Her photos of birds on the Battlefield and in the Gettysburg area were absolutely lovely!
Northern mockingbird photo by B. Portzline
Northern mockingbird photo by
Bonnie Portzline.

Luke Miller sharing his passion for restoring historic homes on Jan. 18, 2017 at our General Meeting

Luke Miller sharing his passion for restoring historic homes on Jan. 18, 2017 at our General Meeting

Christmas Party 2016: Our Acting President

Christmas Party 2016: Some Nativity Scenes

Christmas Party 2016: Some Nativity Scenes

Christmas Party 2016: Some Nativity Scenes

Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016
Some photos from the November 16, 2016 presented by Linda Clark entitled "What People Were Reading During the 1860's".  Thanks Linda for a very interesting presentation!
Here are a few photos from the hearth cooking group from Sunday, August 21, 2016. It was hot but I hear the food was delicious! Some of the participants shown in the photos are Linda, Winni and Jane.
Preparing the meal.


Trying to cool off!

Enjoying a wonderful repast!

East Berlin Community Library Grand Opening
on July 24, 2016

East Berlin Community Library Grand Opening
on July 24, 2016

East Berlin Community Library Grand Opening
on July 24, 2016

East Berlin Community Library Grand Opening
on July 24, 2016: Flag Raising

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Red Men’s Hall, Beth Thomason of Thomason’s Herb Farm in Hampton, PA presented a very interesting program on herb gardening and ways of using herbs.

Some of the attendees at Beth Thomason's talk about herb gardening and using herbs.

Beth Thomason of Thomason’s Herb Farm in Hampton, PA

Beth Thomason of Thomason’s Herb Farm in Hampton, PA

Mary and Lucia busily cleaning in Swigart's Mill
on June 11, 2016

Winnie and Jane and others helping clean Swigart's Mill
on June 11, 2016

EBHPS Members finishing up a nice repast after cleaning up Swigart's Mill on June 11, 2016

Swigart's Mill, built in 1794, and Maintained by the
East Berlin Historical Preservation Society
On May 27, 2016, the East Berlin, PA cast iron Keystone sign on the west side entrance of town on Rt. 234 was replaced. The East Berlin Historical Preservation Society was involved with coordinating the effort (Thanks Jane Fox!) And a huge Thanks to Kevin Hardy at Gettysburg High School and his students for doing all of the work and a fantastic job to restore this lovely sign!

East Berlin Liberty Fire Company Volunteers
Demonstrating 1883 Rumsey Hand Drawn Pumper

Ben Franklin (AKA Richard Fox) Assisting at the Pumper

East Berlin Historical Preservation Society Members Working their Triceps on the Hand Drawn Pumper

1883 Rumsey Hand Drawn Pumper that was Restored
 (Coordinated by Butch Crouse, 1st Asst. Chief, Seven Valleys Fire Company)

Ken Buohl Discussing the 1920 Pirsch Chemical Wagon

1920 Peter Pirsch Chemical Wagon on Display

East Berlin PA Liberty No. 1 Fire Department
(original location)

East Berlin Fire Department Original 1926 Truck
in front of its Original Home

Wayne Bollinger, Hanover Fire Department Fire Museum Curator Displaying Some Examples from Museum
 

Ben Franklin Discussing the Idea of Organized Fire Departments

Butch Crouse Showing the Progress in the Restoration of the 1883 Rumsey Hand Drawn Pumper

Honorary Member Certificate for Liberty No. 1
Engine House & Town Hall East Berlin, PA

Yard Sale in front of Red Men's April 30, 2016

Yard Sale in front of Red Men's April 30, 2016

Bake Sale and Hot Dogs in front of School House
April 30, 2016

Bill grilling and selling hot dogs near School House
April 30, 2016

Shoppers at Bake Sale in School House April 30, 2016

Mike, Bill and Paula at hot dog table April 30, 2016
Very interesting talk about Camp Security--Revolutionary War Prisoner Camp in York County--on Wednesday night 3/16/16! This was presented by June Lloyd, Librarian Emerita of York County Heritage Trust, Carol Tanzola, President of the Friends of Camp Security and Craig Landis, retired elementary school teacher and volunteer on digs at Camp Security. Thanks to them for their presentation and great work to preserve this interesting piece of history! Info on their website at:
http://www.campsecurity.org/

Presentation on Native American Pottery by
Michael Hrinyak, Acting President
at General Meeting on January 20, 2016 

Presentation on Native American Pottery by
Michael Hrinyak, Acting President
at General Meeting on January 20, 2016 

Christmas Party 2015: The Food Awaits

Christmas Party 2015: Mary, the party organizer
and her granddaughter

Christmas Party 2015: Faux Fireplace & Greens

Christmas Party 2015: The Line Forms

Christmas Party 2015: Mary's Grandkids Perfom

Christmas Party 2015: Mary's Grandkids Perfom

Richard Fox, Narrator, and Bill Powell at Nov. 18
Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

Karen Sheaffer modeling clothing at Nov. 18
Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

The girls modeling clothing at Nov. 18 2015
Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

Lucia Hrinyak modelling clothing at Nov. 18 2015
Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

Richard Fox and Carol Carlson modeling clothing at Nov. 18
2015 Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

Lois and Mike Loges modeling clothing at Nov. 18
2015 Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

Jane and Richard Fox modeling clothing at Nov. 18 2015 Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker

Karen Sheaffer modelling clothing at Nov. 18
Fashion Show of 18th Century Clothing
Donated by Lynne and Phil Blaker


John “Jack” Graham, AKA
"Pennsylvania Jack“ with
Keystone Marker Trust
Speaking
at our July 2015 General Meeting


"Pennsylvania Jack" from Keystone Marker Trust talks about Documenting and Preserving Pennsylvania
Cast Iron Town Signs

Erma Barnhart and Jane Fox with John “Jack” Graham, AKA "Pennsylvania Jack“ with
Keystone Marker Trust


2015 Strawberry Festival Coordinator Sharon O'Connell


Barney Barnhart, Erma Barnhart, Sue Hess and
Carol Carlson
at Strawberry Festival 2015


Delicious food was enjoyed by all at
Strawberry Festival 2015
   


Hobby Night 2015: The Crowd Awaits


Hobby Night 2015: Bobby Badders Talks About Gunsmithing


Hobby Night 2015: Erma Barnhart Shows Her Impressive Needlework


Hobby Night 2015: Carol Carlson Shows Some of Her Wonderful Quilts and Needlework


Hobby Night 2015: Karen Sheaffer Displaying Some of Her Impressive Flag Collection


Hobby Night 2015: Mary Kollmar, Program Leader, Shows Some of her Lovely Handmade Doll Clothing and Needlework


Hobby Night 2015: Mike Loges Displays some of his Hooked Rugs and Game Board Collection


Christmas Party 2014:  Great Natural Decorations

 


Christmas Party 2014: The Stockings Were Hung...


Christmas Party 2014:  Great Dishes!
 


Christmas Party 2014:  Good Eats!


Christmas Party 2014:  Peaceful Music


Christmas Party 2014:  Oh Christmas Tree


Completed 250th Anniversary Quilt with Carol  Carlson,
Designer and Maker (2014)

 


Volunteers Painting Red Men's Hall in January 2014:
Bev Painting Pole


Volunteers Painting Red Men's Hall in January 2014: Peggy Painting Another Pole


Volunteers Painting Red Men's Hall in January 2014:
Carol Painting Trim


Volunteers Painting Red Men's Hall in January 2014:
Mike Cutting In


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


Log House Christmas Crafts Show 2013
Locally Handmade Crafts


2013 Christmas Party at Swigart's Mill
The Warmth of the Fire Warmed our Spirits


2013 Christmas Party at Swigart's Mill
Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree

2013 Colonial Day was September 14

Phil looking Colonial



Phil and Lynne take us back in time

The sweet simplicity of Swigart's Mill at Christmas

A festive place setting at the Mill



The Mill awaits Christmas gatherers



Catching up with friends at the Mill



Toe Tapping at the Mill in June

Fred enjoys some fresh strawberries and ice cream at the members' Strawberry Festival