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ELHS announces banquet program and speaker

By Staff | Jun 5, 2012

“From Abolition to Reconstruction” is the program topic for the June meeting of the East Lycoming Historical Society (ELHS). Presented by Jasmine N. Yarish, the topic will trace radical democracy through East Lycoming County. Focus will be on the struggles and tensions for freedom that brought together people in the area, both white and those of color, before, during, and shortly after the Civil War.

Jasmine Yarish is a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science. Among her accomplishments are two Bachelor degrees from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, a Masters of Political Theory from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, and a fellow of the Bosch Foundation Archival Seminar for Young Historians during the fall of 2011. Yarish’s research focuses on political theory and international relations with special attention to the questions of democracy, gender, and race.

The Warrior Run High School graduate was born in Williamsport, PA and raised on the cusp of East Lycoming and Montour Counties. She participated in History Day Camps at the Thomas T. Tabor museum, volunteered with the East Lycoming Farm and Heritage Association, Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Historical Society and ELHS.

The banquet will be held Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at the social hall of the United Methodist Church, Huntersville. Reservations due by June 11 may be made by phoning Dean at 546-6992.