Upcoming Events

 Uncovering James Patterson’s “Cheapside”
Patterson Farm Lecture Scheduled for September
On Wednesday, September 8, Dr. Don Linebaugh and the Stewartstown Historical Society presented “Uncovering James Patterson’s “Cheapside”: A Late 18th-Century Log Farmhouse in Hopewell Township, PA,” a lecture highlighting his multi-year project to study the James Patterson farm and farmhouse. Utilizing a forensic architectural approach, Dr. Linebaugh will discuss the history and construction of the Patterson (later McElwain) farmhouse located near the intersection of the Plank Road and Route 24. The house was recently destroyed to make way
for a housing development.

Watch the program on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-DB0QH3aq4

Scholar’s archaeological work started with a dig under a York County front porch https://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/2021/09/28/archaeological-work-started-dig-under-york-county-front-porch/5897534001/
Dr. Linebaugh is a Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
at the University of Maryland.