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December 2019

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

December 3 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Township Meeting Room, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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Dear Fellow Durham Historical Society Members, You are hereby invited to our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting to be held in the Durham Township Meeting Room, 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  (This meeting replaces our regular November meeting.) This year, the membership will elect three directors to three year terms.  Interested candidates should submit their resume to the Membership Secretary by 5 PM on November 30th, 2019. Respectfully, Kathleen Connally Corporate Secretary

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November 2019

Traditional Bookmaking

November 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$50

Learn traditional styles of bookmaking by joining local paper artist, Valerie Martz, to customize and create your own hard-bound everyday journal and miniature hand-stitched signature mini-book. Materials and tools provided. Class will be held in the historic Durham Mill on November 23d from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   Class limited to ten students. Free mill tour provided following the class. Additional artwork (suitable for holiday gift giving) will be available for purchase. Cost $50.00 per person. Pre-registration required. Payment can be made online through PayPal or credit card at…

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October 2019

Walk in Penn’s Woods

October 6 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Durham Township Environmental Advisory Council invites you to attend its 3rd Annual Walk in Penn’s Woods in partnership with the Cooks Creek Watershed Association and The Durham Historical Society! Taking place October 6 from noon - 3pm, this year’s guided walk takes place on three contiguous private properties within Durham Township. It’s a downhill walk of approximately 1.5-miles that traverses former roads and paths through old growth forest and a blue heron rookery on beautiful Cooks Creek, one of…

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September 2019

Philosophy and Reality of Architectural Preservation

September 22 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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Have you ever wondered what makes an old house or other building worth preserving? Join the Durham Historical Society as it welcomes Michael Margulies as a speaker in its continuing lecture series. The presentation will be held this Sunday, September 22 nd at 2:00 in the Durham Mill. Mr. Margulies is a well-respected local architect who specializes in architectural preservation. Michael is a consultant to several municipalities and sits on the Board of Directors for Preservation New Jersey. His topic…

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August 2019

Historic Deed Book Restoration Project

August 25 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$5

Durham Historical Society is proud to announce that our guest speaker on Sunday, August 25th will be Robin Robinson, Bucks County Recorder of Deeds. Robin took office in January, 2018, and soon discovered over 500 historic deed books deteriorating in a county warehouse. She created the Historic Deed Book Restoration Project, attracted contributions from local businesses and individuals and proceeded to get the books restored to their former condition. Samples of the books have been on display in various locations…

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