Sprecher Takes Audience Back to a Special Time and Place – Elkton & Cecil County in the 1960s

Milford Sprecher

With the arrival of October it is time for the return of the Historical Society of Cecil County’s popular winter 2013-14 speakers series.  This year the county’s heritage-keepers open with “Elkton in the 1960s,” a talk by Milford Sprecher.

Delivered for the first time, it captures the spirit of those years locally, providing views and perspective of someone who came of age in the county seat during that pivotal time, a period of change in the nation and in Cecil County.  The opening of I-95, integration, urban renewal, and tragedy all affected Elkton as it affected the nation.

On this enjoyable track back through time to a special place, Elkton and Cecil County, the speaker will share enduring memories that were acquired long ago.  The talk is richly illustrated with dozens of local photographs from the 1960s, many of them rarely viewed.

Milford Sprecher was born in Elkton and educated in the local schools. He graduated from Western Maryland College and received his Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. He currently lives in Takoma Park, Maryland and looks back fondly on his formative years in Elkton.

The free event takes place on Saturday, Oct 5th at 2 p.m. the Society’s library at 135 E. Main Street in Elkton.  Look for additional topics on the first Saturday of each month during the cooler weather months.

elkton fire company carnival 58 to 62ss

An Elkton Fire Department carnival about 1960. Source: Robinson Collection, Historical Society of Cecil County.


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