Monthly Archives: November, 2016

BHHC Reception Features Oral Histories

sauer-house-rellsworth-drawingJoin us Sunday, November 13 for our wine and cheese reception. Our members have worked hard to produce an interesting “highlights reel” of oral histories with long-time residents of Berwyn Heights. It will be shown on an old screen that was possibly in service when one interviewee, Bill Armistead, helped host movie nights at the Town Center. (We hope to confirm this with those attending the event)

Another of the interviewees is the late Bettie Procise, who grew up in the 1940s with sisters Leah and Ruth Sauer on a half-acre farm on Ruatan Street. The rural look of the Town at that time is captured in a book of drawings Bettie’s Sister Ruth Ellsworth produced for the BHHC in 2005, which will be on display.

Bettie Procise’s interview partner is Mary Lou Milstead, daughter of former Town commissioner and Volunteer Fire Department president Fred Frost. You might catch up with her at this event.

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