‘I have been in Eden’ – Helen Keller’s visit to Mark Twain’s Stormfield in 1909

Part of the Historical Society of Easton’s Year of the Woman series.

In March of 1894, fourteen-year-old Helen Keller met Samuel Clemens for the first time at a gathering at Laurence Hutton’s New York home. Hutton was the literary editor of Harper’s Magazine at the time. After Continue reading “‘I have been in Eden’ – Helen Keller’s visit to Mark Twain’s Stormfield in 1909”

Stinson Elected as Board of Education Chairman

The Easton Board of Education elected Jon Stinson and Gretchen Goldstein to serve as its new chairman and secretary, respectively. Stinson replaces Jeff Parker, who served as chairman since 2013.

The Board of Education chairman typically serves a two-year term, and the position Continue reading “Stinson Elected as Board of Education Chairman”

Women, the Workplace, and World War II

presented by the Historical Society of Easton

1943 Poster depicting Rosie the Riveter

Looking back at U.S. history, it’s almost unimaginable that women had to continuously fight for the right to vote for a full fifty years after the ratification of the 15th Amendment which had Continue reading “Women, the Workplace, and World War II”

The Fire at Arcan Ridge

The Historical Society of Easton presents – In the News – 1946

In October of 1946, war-ravaged Europe was still in the beginning stages of rebuilding its bombed-out cities. The victorious allied nations that had defeated the Nazis just a year earlier were making a concerted effort Continue reading “The Fire at Arcan Ridge”

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