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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Humanities Council Speaker Answers: 'Can Old Houses Talk?'

SALISBURY, MD---Can old houses talk? Maryland Humanities Council speaker Michael Dixon says they can. Dixon speaks on uncovering the history behind old homes 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall at Salisbury University. During his lecture, Dixon talks about how old homes and the land on which they were built can answer questions such as “When was the structure built?” and “What are its stories?” The answers may give important clues to the past. Discussion centers on organizing a research process, finding available records, interpreting findings and suggestions for creating the history of an old house. Dixon is a historian at The Historical Society of Cecil County, president of The Historic Elk Landing Foundation and  an instructor at Cecil Community College. He has chronicled and disseminated historical information in Maryland for more than two decades. He  works to promote historic preservation and conservation of cultural resources, and encourages others to understand, record, and study the past. Co-sponsored by the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at SU and the Maryland Humanities Council, the lecture is free and the public is cordially invited. For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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