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Backstory extras: Museum seeks exhibits

By ROBIN BROWN, The News Journal
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Pencader Heritage Area Association tells Delaware Backstory its members are now developing what will be displayed in its new museum.

And your family could have a starring role.

“We are in the process of assembling exhibits which will include the story of the 1777 battle, plus milling (Cooch-Dayett Mill), mining (Iron Hill), farming, early Schools, early Pencader churches, the pre-1860 Iron Hill Free African-American Community, the Chrysler role in the Korean War and much more,” said Bill Conley, association vice president.

Delaware Backstory readers are getting the news in advance: Conley says the association is just getting ready to start solicitation of donations of historic artifacts from the region.

To tell the hundred’s human story, Conley said, the association plans to appeal to multi-generation local families to share their histories -- and lend family photos for copying and all types of artifacts for display, from historic papers to clothing, home furnishings and farm equipment.

For information, call Conley at 559-5738

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