Womens Right to Vote – Virginia DeNenno

Virginia Merion DeNenno Ginny developed a passion for our local history, and through the years collected books, photos and other artifacts with a vision of a museum where these could be shared with the public. Ginny was born January 18, 1933 as the fourth generation of Merions who farmed in Concord Township and went to […]

Womens Right to Vote – Rachel Kohl

Rachel Kohl Rachel recognized the need for a community library and set out to make that vision a reality. Born in 1924 in Lewes, Delaware, Rachel graduated from Ocean City High School and Lycoming College where she earned a Library Science degree. In 1950, Rachel and her family moved to Concord Township with a small […]

Womens Right to Vote – Olga Byrd

Olga Victoria Byrd Many people are not aware of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church on Spring Valley Road, which was built in 1880 from the funds of the local black community.  The African Americans worked mostly in supporting the farming community.  Some, like the Byrd family, lived in tenant houses. In this new era […]

Womens Right to Vote – 3 women

In honor of this Centennial Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote, we celebrate three women in Concord Township who had the courage and conviction to make their vision a reality, and in so doing, made an important contribution to our community and beyond.   Virginia Merion DeNenno – Ginny believed in the value of […]