Updated Calendar of Events, New Blog, And New Shop

Please see our Calendar of Events Page for the up-coming events. March 12 at 7pm is our next general meeting, at the Brumbaugh House. Please be sure to attend! For that meeting, we are pleased to have Betsy McMillion present a history of the villages along the Patapsco, courtesy of the Patapsco Heritage Greenway. We are also working on an April event, which is not yet on our calendar, but please pencil in April 9th at 7pm, at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, where we hope to have Frank Crowson speak about the history of Lower Elkridge. Our May 14th event will be a presentation on Belmont by Fred Dorsey, at the Brumbaugh House at 7pm. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

We are working on our major fund-raiser of the year, the first annual Brumbaugh Barbeque on June 8th, starting at 4pm. It is envisioned as an adult-only event with beer and wine tastings, and lots of good food. We anticipate the tickets being $25 a person. We will be publishing more details as they become available.

Our curator, Mary Bahr, wrote a humorous poem about the history of Elkridge, with artwork by Mary and her father Leonard Bahr. Please be sure to read it. You can find it under the “Knit’n & Pick’n” tab, or click here: http://www.elkridgeheritage.org/knitn-picn/21813-the-elks-ridge/.

Finally, we have opened a store! We only have two items so far. Our featured item is a $75 print of a water color by well-known Elkridge artist, the late Florence Bahr. It is suitable for framing and comes with documentation as to its authenticiy. The other item is a book by Elkridge author Christine Barton, entitled “The Long Journey of Mother Turtle,” a children’s story about a turtle who is transported from West Virginia to Rockburn Park in Elkridge, and has to find her way back home again. There are limited quantities of each. Profits will be donated to EHS.