CHS Meeting – May 8 at 7pm

Wednesday May 8, 2019
CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA FROM 7 TO 9 PM.
All are welcome at the meeting and we will have light refreshments after the presentation .  Please park in the lot on the right side of the building and enter through Door # 5.

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Speaking will be Tammy Schane, an author and historian from Doylestown, PA whose specialty is tombstone symbols, their meaning and the history of these symbols.  19th century society took their mourning and remembrance of the dead seriously and had many different symbols for their grief and memories carved on the marble and granite tombstones of their loved ones.  While some of the symbols still accurately translate today, many of them have meanings hidden to modern society.  Tammy has documented thousand of examples of tombstone symbols and will share some of the more common ones that can still be seen in 19th century cemeteries today

Copies of her 48 page full color book, “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century  Tombstone Symbols” will be available for purchase ($15).

CHS Meeting – Wed April 10 at 7pm – Genealogy 101

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CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cafeteria
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7 pm

Building Your Family Tree – Genealogy 101

Our speaker is Ms. Sydney C. Dixon, a noted genealogy researcher, lecturer, and teacher in the Philadelphia region.  She is currently President of the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists.
Ms. Dixon will discuss “Building Your Family Tree – Genealogy 101”.  This will include the benefits of genealogy research. the top genealogy websites, and using historical records.
Please park in the lot on the right side of the building, and enter through Door # 5.
All are welcome with light refreshments served following the presentations and questions.

Last Fall CHS Mtg – Nov 14 7-9pm

OUR LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR IS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 AT THE CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA FROM 7 TO 9 PM.

Engraved

Speaking will be Tammy Schane, an author and historian from Doylestown, PA whose specialty is tombstone symbols, their meaning and the history of these symbols.  19th century society took their mourning and remembrance of the dead seriously and had many different symbols for their grief and memories carved on the marble and granite tombstones of their loved ones.  While some of the symbols still accurately translate today, many of them have meanings hidden to modern society.  Tammy has documented thousand of examples of tombstone symbols and will share some of the more common ones that can still be seen in 19th century cemeteries today

Copies of her 48 page full color book, “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century  Tombstone Symbols” will be available for purchase ($15).

Election Day – Tue Nov 6, 2018

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Don’t forget to vote !!

Charlestown residents vote at the Charlestown Elementary School.

Voting hours are 7 am to 8 pm.

Charlestown Historical Society will have a table inside the
School where we will have for sale our:
  • Township history book “Historical Sketches of Charlestown Township”
  • New 2019 Charlestown Historical Society  calendars featuring scenes of Charlestown
  • Note cards featuring scenes of Charlestown
  • You will also be able to pay your 2019 membership dues