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Maryland History

Maryland History

Posted 30 September 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Fiber Arts, Genealogy, HCHS, Travels | 3 Comments

Those of us at the Humboldt County Historical Society were rightly proud of our facility, the Barnum House.  The Historical Society of Frederick Maryland has a pretty nice facility of their own. Earlier this week I spent the day in their library.  I had a great visit, doing some serious genealogical work.  There was a [...]

Genealogy Meccas

Genealogy Meccas

Posted 19 August 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Genealogy, HCHS | 8 Comments

When we first started this trip there were a few places I wanted to visit, mainly for the purpose of following up on some genealogical questions I had.  But what has happened is I’ve stumbled onto the genealogical mecca tour, quite by accident. Our first stop on this magical genealogical tour was the ultimate repository, [...]

International Falls

International Falls

Posted 23 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Friends, Genealogy, HCHS, Scenery | 3 Comments

We came here because there was a National Park I wanted to visit, mainly because it was out of the way and relatively new (1975), Voyageurs. I’d read a little about it, mainly concerning the timber wolves that roam the park’s islands and peninsula.  I wasn’t prepared for the stunning beauty and the history associated [...]

Seventh Generation

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, HCHS | No Comments

Sunday was the 50th Annual Luncheon for the Humboldt County Historical Society.  The featured speaker was Chris Peters, the President/CEO of the Seventh Generation Fund.  It was a very interesting talk about history from an indigenous peoples point of view, a perspective those of us non-natives seldom take into account.  While the talk was thought [...]

Summer Project II

Summer Project II

Posted 11 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, HCHS, Woodwork | 2 Comments

It occured to me that I hadn’t shared my latest shelf-building project at the society.  This past August I added the shelves you see below to the reading room.  They are about eight feet tall and twelve feet side to side.  They sit on a pedestal to add stability and provide access for a heating [...]

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

Posted 23 October 2008 | By | Categories: HCHS, Pictures, Woodwork | 1 Comment

What did you do on your summer vacation?  I built these bookcases: I’m the ED for our local Historical Society (you can learn more about us at humboldthistory.org).  We needed new storage for some of our genealogy books.  Wish I had more time to build stuff. Okay, now that summer’s over maybe we’ll have some [...]