History Comes Alive This Month in Doylestown

There are some wonderfully inventive, fun and educational events coming up this month to celebrate Doylestown’s rich history. Take a peek at the following list, and make sure you pencil them in on your calendar. It’s a cooperative effort between Doylestown Historical Society and The Doylestown Bookshop, where the programs will take place at 2 p.m. each Saturday of the month.

— March 5, “An Oscar and Hammerstein Sing Along!” with Jessie Barth and Lori Rosolosky leading the songfest.

— March 12, a presentation on the history of the Maplewood subdivision in the borough. Fletcher Walls of the DHS will give an overview and talk about naming the development’s streets in honor of World War II local heroes.

— March 19, a discussion and video about adventurer William Edgar Geil by DHS president Stuart Abramson. Geil, who was the first Westerner to fully photo-document China’ Great Wall, was the subject of the film “Geil of Doylestown: Forgotten Explorer,” which won Best Biography in the 2013 New Hope Film Festival.

— March 26, a panel discussion on Musselman’s Department Store with Milt Kenin of DHS. Long before it was The Doylestown Bookshop, the building housed a department store, selling clothing and other items. Share your memories here.

What a great month it will be for all you history buffs!