Ever wonder what it was like in the northeast corner of Cecil County before it was part of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area?
Here's your chance to find out.
Fair Hill Nature and Environmental Center is hosting an historic walk with historian Emily Kilby Saturday, November 8, from 1-5 p.m.
Kilby will share her ongoing discoveries about the homesites, industries and families whose traces remain hidden among the park's natural beauties.
Kilby moved to the area in 2011 and started hiking around the area. She was familiar with part of the property because she had attended equestrian events there. Kilby quickly learned there was much more to the area.
"I discovered building foundations and building ruins," she said. "I started asking questions. Nobody really had any answers for me so I decided to find the answers to the questions myself."
Kilby conducted research and was eager to share what she had learned. "I was babbling away to anyone who would listen," she says. Her neighbor, JoAnn Kricker, a park ranger at Fair Hill, suggested Kilby give a talk.
The first one went smoothly and Kilby has given about eight more since.
Saturday's hike will be approximately 2 1/4 miles and includes some hilly and tough terrain.
"It's not for the faint of heart. but I'm 70 years old and if I can do it you should be able to." she said.
Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. To register go to www.fairhillnature.org or call 410-398-4909.
The Fair Hill Nature Center is located at 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton, Raindate is Saturday, November 15.
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