Blog » Archive: July 2014

  • Meet the Neighbors: John Delafield

    July 25th, 2014
    Biography of John Delafield who was a neighbor to Robert Swan.
  • The Herendeens and the Summer of 1914, Part 1

    July 18th, 2014
    By John Marks, Curator of Collections and Exhibits   A common quip in my profession is, “I’m a historian. I read dead people’s mail.” Even more revealing are the diaries and journals that have been given to the historical society. A particularly interesting collection is the diaries of Francis (Frank) Herendeen from 1914 to 1929.   In 1868 the Herendeen family began making farm implements More »
  • Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

    July 11th, 2014
    Those fans brought to mind the old song about the “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer” and how very glad I am summer days are here.
  • Workers at Rose Hill Farm

    July 3rd, 2014
    As we saw last month, the Swans at Rose Hill relied on female workers to do much of the housework and childcare. Running the farm operations required male workers.
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