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Some of museum’s 2013 events announced

History, mystery, more planned Encore of Underground Railroad, Catherine Winters program highlight historical museum’s schedule By DARREL RADFORD dradford@thecouriertimes.comHISTORICALLY SPEAKING A search for answers in the 100-year-old Catherine Winters mystery. An encore performance about the Underground Railroad. An examination of how more than 56,000 pieces of wood became a most unique desk. All of this…

Flashback: Douglass spoke in Greensboro

Douglass spoke in Greensboro, 1843 Seth Hinshaw gave famous orator-abolitionist refuge after Pendleton incident “It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” – Frederick Douglass By DARREL RADFORD Historically Speaking The year was 1843. Henry County was…

The general’s 200th birthday

Kevin Stonerock’s portrayal celebrates Gen. Grose Kevin Stonerock portrayed a Civil War union soldier at the Henry County Historical Society Tea. (Darrel Radford / C-T photo) By DARREL RADFORD dradford@thecouriertimes.com Before the cake was served, conversation included “hard tack” – that simple but rather tasteless biscuit that had an amazing shelf life. There were no…