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The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces the exhibit of water colors by area artist Sandy Wood that will be on display from Sunday, January 28 through Saturday, March 17. An opening reception with the artist is scheduled for Sunday, January 28 from 2 to 4 pm. The snow date for the reception is Sunday, February 4. The exhibit: “Resonate” represents her interpretation of nature through, as she says, her own lens. With her delicate water colors, she captures the joy of pattern and color and texture found in the natural world she sees. Sandy prefers to draw her inspiration from real world observation rather than imaginative sources.
The Mennonite Heritage Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Admission is by donation. For directions and information, see www.mhep.org or call 215-256-3020.

Sunday, January 21
World Class Jazz with the Eric Mintel Quartet – Sunday, January 21st at 4 pm at Zwingli UCC, 350 Wile Avenue, Souderton. Free concert with a reception to follow the concert. A free will offering will be taken. www.zwingli.org or 215-723-1186 for more information.

Saturday, March 3
The Souderton-Telford Business and Professional Women’s Group are very excited to announce their 2nd annual Locally Grown Showcase hosted at Indian Creek Foundation on March 3rd from 10am to 3pm. This year they are teaming up with Locavore at Your Door to bring back an event that spotlights local fresh eats, local shopping, and local nonprofits that support our community. It is a free, family fun event with kid activities, raffles, a pie eating contest and more! For more information please visit our website http://www.soudertontelfordbpw.org or contact Dana Vesey 215-572-0789 or email dvesey@coveragenow.com

Wednesday, March 28
Engraved: The Meanings behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols.
The early 19th century saw the birth of the cemetery, which began in Paris and spread to the United States by 1824. Tammy Shane has studied and photographed 19th century tombstone carvings in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and will present the meanings behind them. These symbols were a language of sorts in their time and still speak to us today.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township.
Held at the Hilltown Township Municipal Bldg., 13 W. Creamery Rd. & Rt. 152, Silverdale, 18962 Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174. 7pm

Sunday, April 8
Genealogy of Joseph Stratton
Judith Stratton’s presentation will focus on the military service of her grandfather, Joseph, who was a sailor during the Civil War. The highlight of the presentation is a letter he sent his sister while serving in the Navy. A brief genealogy of the Stratton family dates back to 1767.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the c1800s Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk., Sellersville, 18960. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174. 1:30pm

Wednesday, April 25
History of Stanley Tools, 175th Anniversary
Since1843, Stanley hardware and tools have helped shape America and the world. 2018 will be Stanley’s 175th Anniversary and its history traces the technological development of tools and hardware to the present day. Walter Jacob has researched, collected and written about the Stanley Company and he will present a slide presentation of Stanley’s history, illustrated with tools and hardware.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Rd. & Rt. 152, Silverdale, 18962. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174. 7pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Metal Detecting for Historical Artifacts
Bill Beers and Jim Bongiovanni will present and demonstrate how metal detecting can be used to discover historical artifacts. They will show and describe findings from their metal detecting on the Society’s Farmstead site and from other nearby locations.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the c1800s Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk., Sellersville, 18960. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174 1:30-4pm.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Petticoats and Pickets, Women’s Role in the Civil War
After 150 years, the era of the American Civil War still fascinates people. The names of small towns and streams made their way into the national conscience and were a host to thousands of men and boys who fought for their cause. Yet the story of the fairer sex is one that needs to be told. Kathryn Finch will focus on women and their various roles during the “Late Great Unpleasantness”.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Rd & Rt. 152, Silverdale, 18962. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174 7pm

Sunday, June 10, 2018 
Public Houses in America and how they played a part in creating America.
Along the many roads that crisscrossed the rural Pennsylvania landscape in the early 19th century, a traveler would encounter a “Public House”. Historian Bruce Stocking will discuss how the Public House served as rest stops for the traveler, as well as gathering places for local inhabitants to meet and deal in commerce in the early 1800s.
Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Held at the c1800s Strassburger Farmstead, 407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk., Sellersville, 18960. Free, donations appreciated. Info: 267-614-9174   1:30pm-4pm.