This annual event celebrates youth involvement in the study of local history and features the winners of the Nancy Carnegie Merrill History Award. The contest and event are in honor of our esteemed citizen and town historian, Nancy Carnegie Merrill, and are generously sponsored by Service Credit Union.
Join the Exeter Historical Society and Water Street Bookstore for a book talk by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of "NEVER CAUGHT: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge". The father of our country skirted Philadelphia’s anti-slavery laws during his 6-year residency there during his term in office, cycling his slaves in and out of Mount Vernon every six months in order to avoid the city’s time limit on slaveholding. But he met his match in one enslaved young woman.