Greetings from the Elkridge Heritage Society. Rumor has it that there will be no board meeting on our usual meeting night, Tuesday, October 9th. If you have an issue to bring up at an EHS board meeting, keep an eye on our web-site and the Patch for the next date.
Our next general meeting will be on November 13th, and will be the long-awaited presentation by Dan Toomey about the Civil War and how it impacted Elkridge. Right now it is slated to be in the Brumbaugh House, but as we expect it to be well-attended, we may move it to a different, more commodious location. So please keep an eye on the Patch and on our web-site for updates.
We will have a special general meeting at Christmas time. This year we will get a tour and history lesson of St. Augustine's Church. The date will be sometime after December 25th, so again, keep an eye out for details.
The renovations to the Brumbaugh House have progressed quickly. The outside painting is done. As of a week ago, there was still a dumpster there, but the house was spiffy in its new light green coat of paint, cream and white trim, and rust red door. We hope you like the improvements!
Some updates have been made to the EHS webpage. Our curator, Mary Bahr, recently wrote a new story under her "Knit'n & Pick'n" column, which you can find by hovering over the Knit'n & Pick'n tab on our website, above the photo banner. She now has three stories. The most recent is a charming history lesson and walk down memory lane as she shares artwork by family members of her childhood home, Edgewood Cottage, on Old Lawyers Hill Road. For a direct link, click here. The earlier posts are also about the Lawyers Hill community, one being about the Penniman family, and the other regarding the lost style of living as more and more land along Lawyers Hill gets developed. (To see links to those, as stated above, hover over the Knit'n & Pick'n tab.)
By popular request, we added a subscription service for our web site. To do this, first we moved our Photo Gallery under the "Community Pages" tab, all links of which are still really just sample pages. We have a lot more photos we will add to our gallery when we get a chance.
Moving the Photo Gallery tab allowed us room to add a "Subscribe" tab. Now when we have an update to the web page, such as a new story from Mary Bahr, or other news, we will add a post under the "POST" section on the right-hand column. Those users of our site who have "subscribed" will receive an email alerting them to the post. It will contain links to Mary's blog, for example. So to subscribe, just click on the "Subscribe" tab (which is the right-most tab, just above our photo banner), and follow the instructions. You can enter your email address, click on the "SUBSCRIBE" button, and this will trigger an email to be sent to your address. Open the email and click on the link to confirm your subscription. That's it! Then you will start receiving notifications via email when we add new posts. (Your email address will remain private to all except the administrator of the web page.)
We hope to see you on November 13th!