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Tidewater Portland Cement Co., the predecessor of Lehigh Cement, began construction of a cement plant in Union Bridge in 1909. The huge social and environmental changes the town experienced between 1909 and 1920 were similar to those of other towns and cities entering the industrial age across America. Mimi Ashcraft traces those first tumultuous years of the company’s existence based on information from the town’s newspaper and census records. 


In the 1800’s keeping clean was difficult. Did people brush their teeth? How about bathing in a bathtub? Come to this class and experience it for yourself! Yes, we will be brushing our teeth with homemade toothpaste and sticks!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Diamond Jubilee Gala at the historic Antrim 1844. Visit the Annual Gala page for photos of the event.


Have you purchased your tickets for the Winter Wine Warmer? Don't miss out on this exciting event! Delicious wines and savory hors d'oeuvres will be served in the cosy atmosphere of Cockey's with entertainment by PDQ Vocal Quartet.


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