Past Meeting

At our public meeting on Sunday, May 20, 2012 the featured presentation was:

Joseph C. Wentworth (age 33) & Tryphena B. Wentworth (age 33) 1835.
J. Michael Morrison and Bruce Stocking

Life in Rural Pennsylvania during the Federal Period

by Bruce Stocking

The 1820s in America was a time of exceptional growth and harmony within the New Republic, with farms expanding, trades developing into industries, and towns becoming centers of commerce. So why is this fascinating time in our Nation's history continually overlooked in favor of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War? Appearing in period attire, Bruce Stocking, the historian of the W.S. Hancock Society, took us back in time through the use of historical items, artifacts, and visual references, to explore this forgotten period in American history and to learn how the people of Rural Pennsylvania lived and worked in what was known as "The Era of Good Feelings."


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