Other Upcoming Events:
September meeting on the 21 - At the Streetcar Museum
Flea Market - October 3
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum, Inc. is in no way affiliated Dundalk TV.
Note: As a non-profit 501c3 organization, the DPNHS is not permitted to
engage in political activities nor endorse any political candidates.
The Historical Society’s main purpose is to record our community’s history. But there’s one concern that is really troubling. Our membership enrollment. Membership enrollments are way down, at less than 250. This year the number will surely be lower. We need your support NOW more than ever. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, kids to become members. Consider sending in a membership for your kids or nieces/nephews. As more people become aware of our community contributions, perhaps renewals will rise
organizations, churches and individuals made the whole evening work.
Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Needs Members
HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM, Inc.
Although the excitement of the Bicentennial is over, The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck continues it’s sponsorship of the annual reenactment and commemoration of the September 12, 1814, Battle of North Point. We expect to have a fun and interesting event at Fort Howard Park, on Sunday September 6, 2015 and are happy to report that the event continues with free admission and free parking. Gates to the park open at 9:00 AM. The program runs from 10 AM to 5 PM. Food vendors will be on site.
According to Rose Benton, Chairperson for this year’s event, a number of museums and other organizations will have information displays; performers will present living history, period music and a play. Demonstrations of early American fire apparatus, militia drills, flag exhibits and a number of period children’s activities are planned.
The highlight of the program will be two re-enactments, at 1:15 and 4:15 PM, by re-enactment units from, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. According to Mrs. Benton, this year’s celebration will include cannons, muskets and rifle fire. Also expected to attend, is the Fort McHenry Fife & Drum Corps, and a number of other historic exhibitors, pertaining to the War of 1812.
Every year, the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society offers a $500.00 scholarship, rotating the offer between Sparrows Point, Patapsco, and Dundalk High Schools.
This years’ rotation will take us to Patapsco High School. Each year we dip into our coffers
(general fund money) to cover the expense. This year, we thought we’d offer our membership and the general public the opportunity to participate in this most worthy venture.
The first priority of the DPNHS in awarding the scholarship is that the student pursue academics in the field of history. If there is no student pursuing a history major, then the guidance office may select an alternate awardee. The DPNHS has had several history majors win our scholarship in the past… going on to become high school history teachers.
If you are so inclined, please send your donation with the memo ‘Scholarship Fund’ noted on the check. The amount can be anything of your choosing. In the event that we do not raise $500.00, the Historical Society will add the difference. We would love to raise $1000 (and we could consider a 2nd $500.00 scholarship this spring - Sparrows Point High School would be next on our list).
All money for scholarships would be earmarked for that purpose. Signed ‘From the MEMBERS of the DPNHS’.
Thanks for your consideration.
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