Shank Lecture Series

Please join us at the Opera house on Union Ave on January 17th at 7PM as historian, Mike Dixon presents a FREE and fascinating lecture on:

The Mason Dixon-Line: Stories Behind a Geographic Boundary
Born as the result of a bitter territorial dispute over royal land grants, the Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 to settle the boundaries for Pennsylvania and Maryland. After 1820, when the Missouri Compromise created political conditions which made the line important to the history of slavery, it became associated with the division between the free and slave states. Today the line is still seen by many as a symbolic dividing line for regional attitudes and customs. This program explores the story of the line, which runs through our land and our history, along with the perceptions that have developed about the

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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