Our "Capturing Cecil County History" provides video recordings of our local history programming. View the program online and share with friends and family. Interested in attending future local history programs? Click here to view our events calendar.

2019

Finding the Maryland 400: Maryland's First War Heroes
Owen Lourie from the Maryland State Archives, chronicles the Maryland 400, the soldiers from Maryland, including some from Cecil County, who saved George Washington's army at the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776. This program was in conjunction with “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling panel exhibition produced by the Mount Vernon’s Ladies’ Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and was supported by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Special thanks to our publicity partners, Elk Landing, Mount Harmon and the Historical Society of Cecil County.


Author Visit: Patrick O'Donnell, Washington's Immortals
Bestselling author of “Washington’s Immortals,” Patrick O’Donnell, will share the untold story of the remarkable Maryland soldiers who changed the course of the American Revolution. This program was in conjunction with “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling panel exhibition produced by the Mount Vernon’s Ladies’ Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and was supported by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Special thanks to our publicity partners, Elk Landing, Mount Harmon and the Historical Society of Cecil County.


Elk Landing
Cecil County living history presenter Jon Carpenter shares stories of historic Elk Landing and its connections to George Washington and the Revolutionary War. This program was in conjunction with “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling panel exhibition produced by the Mount Vernon’s Ladies’ Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and was supported by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Special thanks to our publicity partners, Elk Landing, Mount Harmon and the Historical Society of Cecil County. 


George Washington Slept Here: His Cecil County Connections
Although his home is over 100 miles away on the Potomac River, George Washington ate, slept, and traveled the roads of Cecil County. Local historian, Mike Dixon, will explore Washington's correspondence, personal relationships, and the homes he visited. This program was in conjunction with “The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling panel exhibition produced by the Mount Vernon’s Ladies’ Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and was supported by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Special thanks to our publicity partners, Elk Landing, Mount Harmon and the Historical Society of Cecil County.


Cecil County and the History of Medicine
Local teacher and historian Rusty Eder explores the connections Cecil County brings to colonial-era medicine in America. The careers of early West Nottingham Academy graduates are featured.


2018
Appalachian Migration to Cecil County
Emily Kilby, local historian, discusses the great 20th century migration from the Appalachian region to Cecil County, MD.


The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Local author David Healey details how the influenza pandemic impacted Cecil County and the region in 1918.


The Life and Legacy of Augustine Herman
Local historian MaryAnna Taylor discusses the first Lord of Bohemia Manor, Augustine Herman.


My Medical Career as a Cecil County Doctor
Dr. Henry Farkas shares his journey in medicine, his career in Cecil County and the development of the Emergency Department at Elkton’s Union Hospital.