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Historical Society announces upcoming events

The Historical Society of Hilltown Township is holding an Open House on Sunday, April 9th, from 1:30 to 4:00pm, at the circa 1840s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead, 407 Keystone Drive and Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville.

During the Open House, Sarah DiSantis will present a program at 2:00 on early Quaker women and their role in society. Ms. DiSantis will reference the publication of a book written by three Quaker women, “Wilt thou go on my errands?” in her presentation.

The Quakers treated women equally, and though the men held influence in financial matters of business and property, the women held leadership positions within their faith. They were encouraged to expand their education and were able to speak their minds within the community. Learn about the life of Quaker women in Colonial America.

On Wednesday, April 26th, at 7:00pm, Steve Hedgpeth and John Wedo will present a lecture and slide show highlighting excerpts from their best-selling 2014 Amazon Kindle book, “What They Did There: Profiles from the Battle of Gettysburg,” at the Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Road and Route 152, Silverdale.

The book is an illuminating and entertaining collection of some 130 mini-bios chronicling the contributions of lesser-known but deserving figures associated with one of the most dramatic conflicts in our nation’s history.

Both events are free, but donations are appreciated. For more info call 267-614-9174.