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Phyllis Cole to Present on Student Investigative History Projects

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4/8/2011 —

On Wednesday, April 13, the Middletown Township Business and Professional Association’s (MTBPA) monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Phyllis Cole, a professor at Penn State Brandywine who conducts student projects involving the Middletown Township Historical Society and Cumberland Cemetery. Campus Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska will provide opening remarks.
 
Led by Cole, Penn State Brandywine students have investigated history using a cemetery near the campus. Not only are grave markers interesting for their own design and demographic information, it is also possible to trace a particular life from the cemetery to the county archives to the historic houses and scenes that also surround it.  Learn more about this fascinating program by attending the lunch meeting.

Cole is professor of English, women’s studies, and American studies at Penn State Brandywine as well as coordinator of the American studies degree program and coordinator of undergraduate research.

The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Penn State Brandywine in room 203 of the Commons Building. Members and the general public are welcome. Cost for the meeting is $15 for both members and non-members and includes lunch.

MTBPA was founded in 1968 to bring together members of the business community. The Association provides members with a forum to deal with issues affecting Middletown Township and enhances the relationship between members and the residents of the township.

For more information on the Association and learn about member benefits, visit the Association’s web site at http://www.mtbpa.org online.

Written by David Belanger, Delaware County Library System dbelanger@delcolibraries.org

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