August 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015
Stop by the Museum of Rural Life in Denton, step back in time and enjoy a journey of quiltmaking! Featured from the collection of Heartland Quilt Guild members will be quilts from as early as 1840 to the red/green applique quilts of the 1860s to the depression era quilts of the 1930s. There will also be featured a series of quilt tops which were “works in progress.” Learn the types of stitches and stories that quilters used to render these old but beautiful quilted treasures. Quilts on display 7/29 thru 8/31
September 2, 2015
Caroline County in World War II
Join us to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of V-J Day, Caroline County’s Heroes, and the End of World War II.
Enjoy conversation, cocktails, hors d’oeurves & friends. World War II Veterans or spouses attend FREE. Bring a friend!
September 2, 2015, from 4:30pm to 7:30 pm. $20 per person (or donation). All proceeds go to exhibit expenses.
At the Museum of Rural Life, 16 N. 2nd St., Denton, MD. Open Saturdays 11:30am – 3:00pm, or by appointment.
September 5, 2015 – October 31, 2015
The Caroline County Historical Society exhibit on World War II opens September 2, 2015, at the Museum of Rural Life, 16 North 2nd Street, in Denton. The exhibit will be open Saturdays from 11am to 3pm, or by appointment (call 410-479-1750).
No county in America can exceed the military service record of Caroline County. Apart from the Battle of Saratoga in the American Revolution, someone from Caroline County has participated in every major battle involving the U.S. military in the history of the United States.
World War II was no exception.
Just in the exhibit section entitled Lost Lives, visitors will note the names Corregidor, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Tripoli, Monte Cassino, The Bulge, Guam, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Liberator, Flying Fortress, Torpedo Bomber, Cruiser and Aircraft Carrier.
Between 2000 and 2005 the Caroline County Historical Society professionally video-recorded surviving local combat veterans telling their stories, which make up Recollections.
Together with Letters Home and Romance, visitors get a compelling and straight-forward insight about how World War II impacted rural Caroline County, America’s leading county in terms of breath of military service.