Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
Sunday, Dec 4th, 2022
1PM to 4PM
At the Historic Solebury One-Room Schoolhouse
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Old Carversville Road History and Nature Walk
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Category Archives: Oral History
Interviewee: James Magill Date of birth/age at interview: July 4, 1912/84 Interviewers: Albright Zimmerman, Lance Metz Interview date: October 24, 1996 Location: Magill home in New Hope, PA Interview length: approximately 40 minutes Time span discussed: 1920 to 1980 Summary: … Continue reading
Interviewee: Calvin Cooper Date of birth/age at interview: 1916/80 Interviewers: Albright Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date: 7/31/1996 Interview Location: Cooper home, Attleboro Village, Langhorne, PA Interview length: approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed: 1920 to 1980’s Summary: The coal … Continue reading
Interviewee: George Carlson Date of birth: December 14, 1921 Interviewer: Albert Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date: 1996 Interview location: Carlson home, Warminster, PA Interview length: approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed: 1920 to 1935 Summary: George gave a … Continue reading
Interviewee: Tugboat Captain, name unknown Date of birth/age at interview: circa 1895/73 Interviewer: Lance E. Metz Interview date: circa 1969 Interview location: unknown, but probably at the National Canal Museum Interview length: 29 minutes Time span discussed: 1915 to 1925 … Continue reading
Interviewee: Madeline Free Rilara Date of birthage at interview: unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer: Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date: May 1993 Interview location: Rilara home Interview length: 36 minutes Time span discussed: 1910 to 1920’s … Continue reading
Interviewee: Madeline Free Rilara Date of birth/age at interview: unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer: Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date: April 28, 1993 Interview location: Allentown, probably Rilara home Interview length: 1 hour, 2 minutes Time … Continue reading
Interviewee: Grant Emery Date of birth: circa 1890 Interviewer: C. P. “Bill” Yoder, canal historian Interview date: February 20, 1969 Interview location: Emery home Interview length: 6 minutes Time span discussed: 1897 to 1912 Summary: This third short interview with … Continue reading
Interviewee: Grant Emery Date of birth: circa 1890 Interviewer: C. P.”Bill” Yoder Interview date: Nov. 24, 1968 Interview location: Emery home Interview length: 24 minutes Time span discussed: 1900 to 1930’s Summary: This early interview was most likely done by … Continue reading
Interviewee: Grant Emery Date of birth: circa 1890 Interviewer: Randall Murray of the Allentown Morning Call Interview date: unknown, estimated 1970 Interview location: Easton, near the Lehigh dam (probably at the National Canal Museum) Interview length: 59 minutes Time span … Continue reading
Videographer: William W. Chambers Video date: 1932 Video location: Delaware Canal from Pt. Pleasant to Washington Crossing Video length: 25 minutes Time span: 1932 Summary: This silent video by Chambers of the Delaware canal and river also features important historical clips of artists William … Continue reading