General Membership Meeting - May 18, 2010 was held at 7 pm in the Carriage House - click here for minutes
The lecture for the evening was “Bringing History to Light,” about the Rockwood archives at the University of Delaware. Guest speaker Matt Davis is the graduate student who is researching and organizing the collection. He is a Ph. D. candidate, having already received at B.A. in History from Susquehanna University and a M.A. at the U.of D. He has received the John Sweeney Fellowship Fund for 2009-2010. Introductory remarks made by Rebecca Johnson Melvin, librarian of special collections.
General Membership Meeting - June 13, 2009 was held at 11 am in the Carriage House - click here for minutes
Guest speaker Rep. John Cartier on "The Philadelphia Pike as a Scenic and Historic Byway." There was a brief meeting, lecture, followed by refreshments.
John Cartier's presentation commenorated the county funded community based effort to have the state designate the Philadelphia Pike as a scenic and historic byway. The images capture the historical buildings and communities that line the pathway from the Brandywine River to the Pennsylvania state line.
It is a celebration of these communities today as well as reptrospective of their historical development in the vicinity of the Philadelphia Pike. He intends to revisit the scenic and historic byway issue in the near future and this presentation is an effective tool to keep the issue active in the Eastern Brandywine Hundred communities.
Councilman John Cartier represents the 8th New Castle County Council District which is composed of the eastern Brandywine Hundred suburban communities. He was elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. He is associated with Gears Mechanical Co. as a designer and in commercial and residential sales. John and his wife Dr Lindsey Slater, live in a historic home in Holly Oak. John is on the Friends of Rockwood Board.