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Elkridge Heritage Society News: Events, Shopping, and a Poem

Find out what dates to save for all our events, visit our on-line store, and read about the history of Elkridge in verse.

The Elkridge Heritage Society is proud to announce that Betsy McMillion of the Patapsco Heritage Greenway will be presenting a history of the villages along the Patapsco River Valley at our next general meeting, on March 12, 2013 at 7pm at the Brumbaugh House, 5825 Main Street, Elkridge. Refreshments will be served.

We are trying to arrange an "Elkridge Furnace Inn" evening, possibly for our April meeting. Usually April is set aside for a board meeting, but Frank Crowson has extended an invitation to speak to us about about life in Lower Elkridge. The tentative date for this event is April 9th. Please keep an eye on the Elkridge Patch and/or our web-site as we firm up this plan.

We are also very happy to announce that Fred Dorsey is going to speak to us about the history of Belmont for our May meeting, at the Brumbaugh House. Please save the date, May 14, 2013 (7pm), for this most interesting event.

Our big fundraiser of the year is in the works: On June 8th at 4pm we are planning to hold our first annual Brumbaugh Barbecue, at the Brumbaugh House. There will be beer and wine tasting, and plenty of good food. We anticipate the tickets to cost around $25. Keep an eye out for details.

The Elkridge Heritage website now has a "store"! See www.elkridgeheritage.org and look for the "Shop" tab. Our featured item is a beautiful print of original artwork painted by well-known Elkridge artist, the late Florence Bahr, depicting Troy Hill. The cost is $75.00 which includes shipping to the continental United States. The print is ready for framing and comes with papers vouching for its authenticity. You need to have a PayPal account to purchase items from our web-site at this time. Otherwise, please contact the Elkridge Heritage Society at info@elkridgeheritage.org so we can negotiate alternative payment arrangements. Profits from the sale of these items will be donated to EHS.

Last, but not least, our curator Mary Bahr published her latest blog under "Knit'n and Pick'n"; This time she gives us a humorous historical poem about Elkridge, with illustrations by herself and her father Leonard Bahr. We hope you enjoy it. See http://elkridgeheritage.org/knitn-picn/21813-the-elks-ridge/.

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