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Allen Township Column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Learn about an interesting dig Sept. 10

Find out what a group of amateur middle school archaeologists discovered last spring when they took part in a dig on the campus of the Gov. Wolf Historical Society, East Allen Township.

At the society's regular meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Dr. Douglas Lare of East Stroudsburg University will discuss the project, which involved a professional archaeologist, some East Stroudsburg students and a seventh-grade classroom from Harrison-Morton Middle School, Allentown.

Lare and his associate, Allison Rutter, will give a talk and a video presentation about the project, during which the students took part in an actual dig on the society's campus, unearthed a number of interesting items and expanded their knowledge of science and history.

The meeting will be held in the Monocacy School on the society's campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road. The public is invited.

This is the first of three events happening at the society's campus this fall.

At the society's regular meeting Oct. 8, Steve Hilberg will present a display and talk on early types of lighting, from colonial times to the invention of the electric light bulb. Members and guests are encouraged to bring any unique or unusual types of lighting from their collections.

Both of these talks are free and open to the public.

The society will hold its 33rd annual Christmas house tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. As always, there will also be a craft display and sale on the society's campus during the tour.

For more information on all these events, go to


State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-183rd) will hold her annual Senior Expo 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Seniors who attend the expo will have the opportunity to visit with more than 70 local, state and federal agencies offering information on programs and services available to seniors.

Free vision and blood pressure screenings also will be offered, along with balance assessments.

For more information or directions, contact Harhart's offices at 610-502-2701 or 610-760-9805, or visit her website at


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