Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch

As a graphic designer obsessed with hand-lettered typography, I could not tear myself away from this gallery of illuminated pedigrees created by Pennsylvania Dutch families between 1740 and 1860, courtesy of the National Archives: Frakturs are elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania dutch between 1740 and 1860. They came in a variety of forms including birth, … Continue reading Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch

Colonial History Comes Alive in Halifax

By Patsy Pridgen,  Rocky Mount Telegram: Last week, I wrote about my delightful trip with the Rocky Mount Garden Club to Finch Nursery and the Leaning Tree in Bailey. The day after this excursion, I went on a very different one with a very different group. On a somewhat chilly, misty Friday, I explored Historic … Continue reading Colonial History Comes Alive in Halifax