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August 13, 2024

August 13, 2024

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Lecture: Memories that Linger: The Unpublished Story of Robert H. Coleman

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

On Tuesday, August 13, at 7 PM Bruce Chadbourne will give a talk titled: “Memories that Linger: The Unpublished Story of Robert H. Coleman.” This presentation is a summary of the decades of research on the Coleman family by the late John and Margery Feitig, whose research materials have since become part of the archive of the Cornwall Iron Furnace. For over five years Bruce has been cataloging the materials, producing a finding aid and in the process writing a number of popular stories that have appeared in the online news source LebTown and in publications of the Mount Gretna Historical Society.

The speaker, Bruce Chadbourne, is a retired bivocational Christian minister with a career that began as an officer in the United States Nuclear Navy, followed by antisubmarine engineering and program management. He taught corporate education around the country for various universities and corporations. At the same time, he became licensed in ministry, serving as a Bible instructor, hospice worker and assistant pastor. Moving to Cornwall Manor six years ago, he continues to serve in ministry at Cornwall Manor and at the Lebanon Rescue Mission. Additionally, he volunteers at the Cornwall Iron Furnace giving tours and performing research.

Bruce's interest in history stems from having grown up in central New York in the historic Erie Canal region. In addition to being a student of church history, his own family genealogy originates with the landing of a little ship, the Pied Cow, in New England and his great grandfather building one of the region's first sawmills in 1634, contributing to the start of the forestry industry in greater Maine.
This is both an in person and online lecture that will utilize the Zoom platform.

Registration is required for on-line attendance. To register please click here.

This presentation is offered at no cost to attendees, but donations are appreciated.

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