Our casual historian of HdG shares a few fun ways to get around town – check out this post of a few unique pieces and stories of fun transportation!
The Arts, and in this case specifically music, add to the rich history of Havre de Grace. Join our casual historian of HdG as he share’s a memorabilia of bands of years gone by!
Quackers Productions Inc of Havre de Grace brought many musicians, comedians, and even the amazing Kreskin to stages indoors and out in the 1990s.
Collecting large business signs can be a bit daunting due to their size. But that never stops our casual historian of HdG. Check out the beginnings of his collection.
The Stansbury Family of Havre de Grace is well known and respected by locals in the community. Wardell was a prominent and active community member, serving on City Council and as President of City Council twice.
Our “Casual Historian of HdG” can never have too many Warrior collectibles for his Havre de Grace History MuZeum. Check out latest additions. We have such an amazing community!
The 60th Year Celebration of the Havre de Grace Art Show in 2023 was originally the “Million Dollar Mile HdG Art Show” – read more about this wonderful event!
Cindy Lee shares memories of her dad, Bill Bowman, and gifts his parade uniform worn in local parades as a member of the Susquehanna Hose Company.
Chalkware was used for many things in the mid-century 1900s
Catherine Williams Burks is a most warm, gentle, and accomplished woman who, when she smiles, causes you to wonder what she’s remembering or the secret she might not share.
The Derby Cafe in Havre de Grace was well-known in the 1940s. Learn a bit more about this interesting location in bite-sized pieces. Enjoy our ‘casual historian’s video.’
In an earlier post, we discussed Havre de Grace game memorabilia. In this episode we share more photos of the HdG~opoly game and two interesting card tables from the 1940s and 1950s that sport a tabletop of advertising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmXBVh8BExo Our...
So often we think we know someone. But having interviewed 20+ residents of Havre de Grace, I’ve learned there is so much more to an individual than just the circumstance of how we might have interacted with them. Robert “Bob” Carson is a great example. Enjoy the interview!
Our city of Havre de Grace on the shores where the Susquehanna River meets the Upper Chesapeake Bay, has been visited by an amazing array of watercraft over the years. Check out the variety in this blog post. We think you’ll be surprised!
Tolls are nothing new. But our casual historian of HdG has a bit of interesting bite-sized pieces of bridge tolls history of our area to share.
Kathryn Asher was a woman ahead of her time. An entrepreneurial business woman, active in the community, and actively involved with family. Read more about her and the Havre de Grace Distributing Co.
Listen to Ms. Jane Currier share a bit of history of the neighborhood where she grew up. She points out a few historical and architectural points of the houses on the southern most section of Market St. Listening, you, too might hear the geese and the low chatter of fishermen of days long gone.
Jane Currier is one of our casual historian’s favorite people! Here he shares a bit of his Currier Collection. Enjoy!
Newcomers become a part of the tapestry of our community. And Camay Calloway Brooks Murphy is a golden thread. Read about the remarkable lady – truly a gift!
The Atomic Athletic Club of Havre de Grace seems to have had quite a successful team of boxers. Names like Gatto, Vincenti, Tarquini, and others participated. Learn more from our casual historian of HdG.
It was an exciting day when Senator John F Kennedy visited Havre de Grace on his Campaign Trail for President. Read more about it here.
Enjoying the boats as the sun sets before the Havre de Grace Independence Celebrations – Fireworks.
Carousels, parades, carnivals, fireworks, all add to the memories of Havre de Grace celebrations.
It’s still exciting to remember the 2005 LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace, when the locals had the opportunity to watch Annika Sorenstam and Michele Wie. 150 fine women athletes started, with 80 after the cut.
This vintage footage from a vintage film from Walter McLhinney is a curious mystery. Do you know anything about the carousel and Hurricane Hazel of 1954, Havre de Grace, MD?
The Classic Car Show has been a part of First Fridays in Havre de Grace for many years. Enjoy this short video from 2011 and take note of the antics by Bahoukas Antique Mall owner, George!
If it’s an emergency, our Susquehanna Hose Co. will be there – as they’ve been since 1902! Read more about the items our casual historian has in his Havre de Grace History MuZeum at Bahoukas Antique Mall.
The casual historian has a fine beginning to his decoy and memorabilia collection in his Havre de Grace MuZeum located within Bahoukas Antique Mall. He also has a few surprises!
Havre de Grace has had an amazing number of colorful, inventive, and amazingly skilled residents. Bob Wood is just one of them. Learn his amazing story and the building of a 64-foot steel-hulled sailboat that later made records on it’s adventure “Around the Americas” as Ocean Watch.
School Memorabilia is always fun and our ‘casual historian’s’ collection proves it. Check out this video as George shares some of the latest items added. Be sure to visit the HdG MuZeum in Bahoukas Antique Mall in Havre de Grace.
A collection of menus might not seem relevant, but it offers a few historic facts by giving us business locations and how pricing has changed over the years. Do you recall Webe’s, or The BIG CONE, read our post!
Mary Phillips McLhinney b: 2/14/1931 interviewed: 8/29/2016 (Mary with granddaughter Caite and daughter Annie) The earliest memory I have, we were living in Edgewood. My brothers were outside playing baseball. My father told them to come in because they were going to...
It’s wonderful when a family member drops by to share items from a family member’s estate. We thank the family of local resident, Frances Zellman for this unique story and items.
Christmas Ornaments make a great collectible as well as a wonderful souvenir gift from Havre de Grace. Our city has had a variety of beautiful pieces created over the years. View our beginning collection!
Have you checked your junk drawer, or maybe your desk drawer? Do you have a container of pens and pencils on your desk? More than likely, you have all three and many of the pens and pencils have advertising on them. https://youtu.be/Tu0omzFT-H4 Click the link below...
Gary Pensell has a long family history in Havre de Grace and sailing (and cars) have played a major role in his life. Listen to Gary share a bit in this post.
Have you ever considered that a vintage gift box just might be a clue to the history of a community? Listen to this short video from our ‘casual historian’ of Bahoukas’ Havre de Grace MuZeum
Kathryn Hill, of Havre de Grace MD, shares an interesting life from her youth on the farm, college at Bob Jones University, teacher, life insurance agent, and real estate and rentals with her husband, Cecil.
Serendipity is putting the desire out into the universe and then preparing for it. That’s just what happened for George, our casual historian,’ at his Havre de Grace MuZeum.
Havre de Grace has offered amazing Independence Celebrations with the first mention we could find in 1885 – first called Firemen’s Parade, later Independence/July 4 Parade. In essence: COMMUNITY!
Havre de Grace has been recognized in Harford County and around the State of Maryland for their outstanding July 4th parades. We offer a wee bit of history – including mention of a nice parade as far back as 1885.
We couldn’t talk about fireworks in Havre de Grace history without sharing the stories of fireworks factory explosions. In the meantime, enjoy the Independence Day holiday SAFELY!
July 4th celebrations have been popular in Havre de Grace at least since 1885! This video is the 1st of 3 to talk about fireworks, fireworks explosions, and parades in Havre de Grace. Achillo Fabrizio of Havre de Grace patented many pyrotechnics/fireworks back in the 1930s!
Virginia Forwood Pate Wetter was a much loved and respected Havre de Grace resident. She was also highly respected in the radio broadcasting business and a trailblazer. Listen to a bit of her interview in this podcast.
For at least a century, it’s always been an achievement to receive a Varsity Letter. Receiving one as a Havre de Grace High School Warrior is no different. Listen to our casual historian in this short video.
Did you ride the Inter-County Bus Lines with your Student Fare Tickets? Read about the Vancherie’s bus lines connecting Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland.
The Joe K or North Park Trail is a pleasant park for walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Add flora, fauna, archaeology and history for a very interesting park experience. Visit Havre de Grace soon.
A brief history of some of the hardware stores that had long histories in Havre de Grace, MD including Bowden, Pusey, Sadler, Hecht’s, and Pitcock’s.
Part 2 of our Summer Museum Adventure in Havre de Grace shares the balance of the museums included in the adventure, plus others. We have a rich history and it can be learned from 15 museums in the city and just a few minutes beyond.
Listen to Jane Jacksteit share a wonderful story about her passion to help save the Concord Point Lighthouse.
With 12 museums now open and 3 more to open soon, Havre de Grace celebrates a huge collection highlighting our city’s past and her ambitious and storied development. Take an adventure and visit our museums.
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Friday & Saturday
408 N. Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078