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School to host events honoring local heritage

(Feb. 12, 2015) Beginning Feb. 13, and each Friday during the rest of the month, Germantown School will host events to celebrate Worcester County and Black History month.
The organization’s mission statement is to give the community an opportunity to learn, inspire, explain and research the rich history and culture of the county and the local area. Germantown School is located at 10223 Trappe Road in Berlin.
•Friday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. – Dr. Clara Small, retired professor of history at Salisbury University, and author of Compass Points, will present little known facts about heritage and culture on the local level. Profiles and biographies of African Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula will be featured. Dr. Small will also be signing books.
•Friday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. – Rev. David Briddell, a native son of Berlin and a retired minister and author, will speak on his recent publication about three local families in the area. He will discuss tracing our genealogy. Rev. Briddell will host a book signing as well. Also that evening, Martin Luther King will come alive when orator Gregory Purnell will deliver one of Dr. King’s famous speeches.
•Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. – “Looking Back: A Trip Down Memory Lane.” Share in the celebration of the former teachers and students of the Flower Street, Germantown, and Sinepuxent Schools. Hear about their experiences and enjoy light refreshment, fun and fellowship.
Call Barbara Tingle Purnell at 410-641-0638 for further information on events.