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Source: July 1991 Volume 29 Number 3, Page 86


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The "symposium" on finding sources for research on local history projects was the program for the club's meeting at the start of the year. As noted in the introduction, we hope that the information in the first article will also encourage others to undertake projects to bring some of our local history "out of hiding" and share it with us.

Louise Kneass's delightful reminiscences of the Fourth of July celebrations in Daylesford will bring back many pleasant memories for anyone who attended and enjoyed these annual festivities.

Descriptions of farms in the Great Valley in the first half of the 19th century are provided in the next feature. They are taken from public sale notices which appeared in newspapers of the period, often to settle an estate after the landowner died.

The next article, on the Royer-Greaves School for Blind in Paoli, was presented at the club meeting in March by Robert J. Bell. He has been the Executive Director of the school since last September.

At our April meeting, as a follow-up to Earth Day, we had two presentations, on the history and activities of two conservation organizations in our area. First, Bob Helms, president of the Great Valley Association, spoke on its history and some of the projects with which it has been involved over the years. Then Mitsie Toland, who is president of the Open Land Conservancy, spoke on its history and accomplishments in developing nature preserves to maintain open space and protect environmentally sensitive areas. Their informal talks are presented in the last two articles in this issue.


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