Old Line Museum

Old Line Museum The Old Line Museum is dedicated to the rich local history of the area, as well as the preservation of historical artifacts and landmarks.

The Old Line Museum in Delta is great way to discover the history of Pennsylvania and Maryland. The museum was founded in the 1970's. The Old Line Museum is open Sunday afternoons. May through September from 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm. Appointments can also be made.

06/24/2019

Thanks to Walt, Mike and Dick for their presentations and help at the museum today. I especially appreciate the time that they spent with our young visitors.
Thanks also for the donation from Carl and Kathy Barr. It was nice to see them and our other visitors.
Join us this Friday and Saturday for the BBQ Bash.
The front room of the museum will be open with history displays and sale items. We will also have baked goods for sale outside.

Smoking hot Annie’s are getting ready for the BBQ Bash
06/22/2019

Smoking hot Annie’s are getting ready for the BBQ Bash

This was reported in the paper to be scheduled for tomorrow. It has always been scheduled for July 13. Please join them....
06/20/2019

This was reported in the paper to be scheduled for tomorrow. It has always been scheduled for July 13. Please join them. Check for additional info and fees.

06/16/2019

Ma & Pa Railroad Month continues at the museum tomorrow from 1:30-4 pm. All dad’s get a free hot dog until they are gone.
Bring your railroad items and photos for Walt Holloway to see. He can probably identify items and photos if they are Ma & Pa related.
Create memories for your children. We even have a toy train table. We just ask that you supervise any children.
There is no admission fee. Donations are appreciated.
Also thanks for the recent donations from Gary Thompson and Margaret Vetare. Gary shared his post card collection to be photographed and Margaret sent her collection of photos of Slateville Cemetery. Margaret did her University of Delaware pre- Masters and Masters Degree on tombstone art and the Welsh immigrants.

06/12/2019

This Sunday is Fathers Day! The museum will feature Walt Holloway with his extensive collection of Ma & Pa Railroad photos and history. He is almost a walking railroad encyclopedia.
The museum will also display some of its Ma & Pa collection.
Please join us from 1:30-4 pm. All fathers can have a free hot dog until gone. Bring the little ones. We have a child’s wooden train board.
Upcoming events:
Sunday June 23 we will feature Walt along with Mike Dancy’s videos of reminiscing and riding footage of our by-gone train.
June 28 and 29-we will be open part of the time for the York Co BBQ Bash. Parking at the museum will only be for volunteers. Sorry. On Saturday we will have a working collection of Ma & Pa stations and buildings by John Good.
Sunday, June 30- we feature Walt Holloway and John Good.
Please feel free to stop by for a visit. There is no admission fee but we do appreciate donations. The museum is located at 602 Main St, in Delta, Pa.

06/11/2019

Thanks to the recent donations of Michelle Snodgrass and Bob and Mary Scarborough.

06/09/2019

Take a short trip to visit the Old Line Museum today. From 1:30-4 the museum will feature Walt Holloway with his huge collection of all things Ma & Pa thru photos. Donald Jones will join in today with his memorabilia.
Free peanut butter cups to snack on during your visit!

Dragonfire will be at the Peach Bottom rec center grounds on the 21st of September from 2-6:30pm. It is a ticketed event...
06/05/2019

Dragonfire will be at the Peach Bottom rec center grounds on the 21st of September from 2-6:30pm. It is a ticketed event, drinks including wine from Allegro and beer, and food from Delta Pizza, will be provided!

This event will benefit our project to restore the cottages at Coulsontown. Please message us if you want to purchase a ticket or have any questions. Tickets are available for purchase here at the museum, Delta Pizza, and Model A Fitness.

We have a ton of events going on this year! We are very excited to share our history with you

#DeltaCardiff #TreasureThePast #Dragonfire

If you are curious about this photo, come out and see it at the Senior Center gym tomorrow at 10:30 for a program on loc...
06/05/2019

If you are curious about this photo, come out and see it at the Senior Center gym tomorrow at 10:30 for a program on local history!

Get a chance to see this VERY RARE PHOTOGRAPH that tells an incredible story. Only a very select few have seen this picture.

#LocalHistory #DeltaCardiff #TreasureThePast

Museum staff is diligently working on this year's festival, 100 Years Ago: Booze, Babes, and Bullets! (Thanks to our Dir...
06/05/2019

Museum staff is diligently working on this year's festival, 100 Years Ago: Booze, Babes, and Bullets! (Thanks to our Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communication for the theme name!)

We are currently collecting local photographs relating to prohibition, womens rights, and WWI. Any help would be appreciated!

We are very excited for this year's festival theme

06/05/2019

Visit your favorite local museum this Sunday from 1:30-4pm for Ma & Pa Railroad month. See Walt Holloway and his incredible photo collection of the famous railroad. Also visit with local historian and collector Donald Jones and see his lovely collection of Ma & Pa memorabilia!

Also thank you for the recent donation from the Baker Estate to the museum!

See you all Sunday! Like this post for FREE ADMISSION!!

05/29/2019

Special thanks to Gerry Wilson of Something Special Furniture. He worked great magic on repairing a miniature chair for us. It’s as good as new!

The first Sunday for this event is June 2nd. The poster has an incorrect date!
05/28/2019

The first Sunday for this event is June 2nd. The poster has an incorrect date!

This starts on June 2nd, not the first! Sorry!
05/28/2019

This starts on June 2nd, not the first! Sorry!

05/26/2019

Thanks to Linda Jarvis for her recent donation of historical bulletins, obituary listings, TD Stewart’s book, etc. (many interesting tidbits).

We have put all of Mrs. McGraw’s class quilts out. Some are on table display, others are in the tubs below. Students in her classes, annually would study history and design and make a quilt square. They were then sewed together and quilted. She has saved them for many years and recently donated them to the museum.

We are open Sundays from 1:30-4 except for Harford Co Farm Fair Sunday’s and the last Sunday in August. If Sundays don’t suit and you would like to visit, please contact [email protected] or stop anytime you see my car. I’m often there doing crafts. A couple of ladies help once a week. We sell them to help cover the expenses. Sometimes it’s a craft tornado!

05/26/2019

Ma & Pa Railroad Month returns in June to the Old Line Museum in Delta. The museum is located at 602 Main Street in Delta. It opens from 1:30-4 on Sundays.

Walt Holloway leads the event with his photos, memorabilia and knowledge. Donald Jones will be displaying his collection on Sunday, June 9. John Good will have his models displayed on Saturday, June 29(for the BBQ Bash), and Sunday, June 30 for regular hours.

Mike Dancy will show his videos of actual ride footage on one or two Sundays. Dates will be listed soon.

Parking is available behind the museum or street parking is also available. Water and snacks will be available to our visitors. We hope you will join us to learn about the mighty Ma & Pa or to reminisce.

We have a toy train area for our younger visitors or the young at heart.
[email protected] for info

Yum!
05/18/2019

Yum!

Peanuts are skinned and drying. Next step will be boiling in peanut oil!
05/18/2019

Peanuts are skinned and drying. Next step will be boiling in peanut oil!

05/18/2019

Starting tomorrow, the museum staff will be displaying quilts from Mrs. Mary McGraw’s DAR collections. We will have one or two of them out tomorrow.

Mrs.McGraw and her students did a quilt annually. Students did their own blocks. Each quilt was finished and entered in the annual DAR contest. I think they always won a ribbon, often first place.

A few times I was lucky enough to help Marian and Henry Mobley make their homemade peanuts. I haven’t made them in many years since I had trouble finding raw peanuts.

While shopping yesterday, I found a small bag. If my memories are accurate, and can remember how to do it, I might have some for sale at some of our events.

05/17/2019

Thanks to Michelle Snodgrass for her recent scrapbook donation.

05/14/2019

There will be a ticketed concert on August 9. It will benefit the museum and the Welsh cottages along with Mason Dixon Services, the Delta Senior Center and Thursday night youth group.

We are also having a ticketed event,Dragon Fire, on September 21.

The Delta & Cardiff Heritage Festival will be held on October 12. We will highlight things of 100 years ago including prohibition, women’s right to vote and the end of the Great War. Yesterday I was taken to DC to do a little research. I will also try to tie in how these events touched our community. If you have any old stories or memorabilia to loan, please let us know.

We are also having a special quilt expo at the festival this year. Mrs Mary Mc Graw has generously donated her classroom quilts to the museum. Come to see the quilts and reminisce with Mrs McGraw on October 12.

05/04/2019

Thanks to everyone that has supported the museum and Welsh Cottages so far today. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

I also want to send special thanks to Meredith for doing so much for this and an upcoming concert fundraiser. The old gray mare ain’t what she used to be! Glad there is this support.

Tomorrow I have been asked to do a presentation for the York DAR. It’s on Delta history.

Sunday the museum opens for the season at 1:30. Please stop by to visit. HB Reese’s special candy will be available. You can also see our newest item for sale, shotgun shell farmers. They will be for sale at the museum and on Saturday 11 at the Farm Festival, near Fawn Grove.

There may be an upcoming 2nd annual community concert at the stage and pavilion. It was a nice event last year, try to attend if possible. I’m not sure of the date.

Mark a few dates on your calendar:

June 28 and 29- York county BBQ Bash. Food and craft vendors along with games and entertainment will be in the middle of town.

August 9- benefit concert by the Great Train Robbery. It’s a fundraiser for the senior center, Mason-Dixon Services, Thursday Youth Group and the museum.

September 21-Dragon Fire, a ticketed event for the museum and the Welsh Cottages. The Boys from Innesfree will entertain and there will be food and sampling of beverages.

October 12- the Delta & Cardiff Heritage Festival will celebrate 100 years ago. We will have displays and photos regarding prohibition, women’s right to vote and the end of WW I ( Versailles Treaty). The title will be—-Booze, Babes & Bullets— (However no Booze or bullets will be attending)

Thanks to Gavin and Sheena of Delta Gas, Inc for their generous donation!!
05/03/2019

Thanks to Gavin and Sheena of Delta Gas, Inc for their generous donation!!

Big thanks to Dawn from PNC Whiteford for their $250 donation!
05/03/2019

Big thanks to Dawn from PNC Whiteford for their $250 donation!

Thank you so much to those of you that have donated!!!
05/03/2019

Thank you so much to those of you that have donated!!!

This year's heritage festival is going to have an awesome logo and shirts to go with! Would you be interested in a shirt...
04/29/2019

This year's heritage festival is going to have an awesome logo and shirts to go with! Would you be interested in a shirt? I am considering doing a pre-order to make sure anyone who wants one would get one! They would run about $20. Let us know!

If you haven't already, please take a pic with this sign and send it below! We could win $1000!
04/28/2019

If you haven't already, please take a pic with this sign and send it below! We could win $1000!

Looking to help with our Give Local campaign? It's easy!
1. Hold up the sign found at this link:
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2. Write "Old Line Museum" in the middle,

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Thank you so much for your support!

We are reposting this from a couple of years ago. Henny  was correct. The highway marker was moved over the line into Ma...
04/25/2019

We are reposting this from a couple of years ago. Henny was correct. The highway marker was moved over the line into Maryland so the trucks didn’t damage it. Both states have been using this inaccurate line since.
As an update the highway marker was severely damaged just after the festival 2 years ago.
With much help and work from police from both states, FB posts and a dedicated volunteer... the driver contacted the police, gave an excuse( I still don’t want to publicly comment on my thoughts on the cause), and offered to turn it into his insurance.
We later met with the head surveyor from Pendot that offered to assist with proper placement but we could do nothing more as we didn’t own it.
Delta Borough gained ownership many years ago when they took Main Street back from the state. Here’s praying it survives until repaired or replaced.

Famous Delta Mayor Henny Poff once painted a line across the Mason Dixon, after the PA and MD State police both argued where their jurisdictions ended and the other began. This year is the 250th anniversary of the Mason Dixon Line, and that is the theme of the Heritage Festival. PC: York Dispatch Oct. 21, 1976

Thanks to Ryan Connaghan and his staff for providing the new basement gate for the museum!!
04/19/2019

Thanks to Ryan Connaghan and his staff for providing the new basement gate for the museum!!

Looking to help with our Give Local campaign? It's easy! 1. Hold up the sign found at this link: https://drive.google.co...
04/14/2019

Looking to help with our Give Local campaign? It's easy!
1. Hold up the sign found at this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TTkpgWnoVBFvIrHB_8eCQRQUr4imW-hr/view

2. Write "Old Line Museum" in the middle,

3. The submit here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9QaaWtz3XIk4_LAgXV7cYqX5Dv0IpAsBERuhZfePEez83gA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0wA4aUumURpqKTaPMigVMsV1TDlD3RaTvftJogvd9JjTh9J8Do-eLU56I

4. Please share! 🙂

**Local but don't have a printer? No worries! Message us to pick up a sign to participate!**

Thank you so much for your support!

04/01/2019

Thanks to Gladys Jones for the generous donation of many prints of Bob’s art work. It includes hotels, churches, and other landmarks. Bob was extremely talented. These items will be sold as fundraisers for the Welsh Cottages and the Old Line Museum.
Some will be available for the Give Local event starting at 1pm, on May 3rd. It will be in the gym behind the senior center.

Thanks to volunteers: Hogan Strickland and Meredith Yakelis for recent support on projects.

03/26/2019

I’m trying to figure out a bill of sale for Heaps Oil Co. It is for something sold by Proctor Bros. to Messers Heaps and Wallace in 1898.
Proctors were manufacturers and dealers in
Peach Bottom Slate. At sometime, they also had a store prior to Sidwells Hardware Store. Later Ed Seibrings and now a rental property.

Listed in the sale was Reckords Best Flour. The confusion is about selling flour at a quarry. I wonder if this was another name for slate dust.

Unfortunately most of my sources for help are no longer around to ask.

Does anyone have any ideas?

03/24/2019

This year’s Delta & Cardiff Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, October 12. We have been playing with theme ideas and anniversary years. Currently we will be using as main themes: prohibition, women getting the vote and the end of WWI with the Treaty of Versailles and WW II with Normandy.
My creative and youthful super volunteer has come up with a combination catchy title: “Booze, Babes and Bullets”. Hopefully no one will be offended!
We hope to see you at the festival!

This is a newspaper(?) advertisement for an old store from the community.Can anyone share history or stories?
03/18/2019

This is a newspaper(?) advertisement for an old store from the community.
Can anyone share history or stories?

03/18/2019

The staff of the Old Line Museum and the Welsh Cottages of Coulsontown are making tea cakes and possibly homemade, hand-churned ice cream for the York Co Give Local York , day of sharing. We will offer our goodies at the Peach Bottom Rec Center in conjunction with the Senior Center’s celebration with Chef Marty!
Please stop by to support these organizations. This will be on May 3rd.

03/07/2019

Thanks to Joe Devilbiss, Barbara Wiley
And others for their generous donations at today’s program.

03/02/2019

This year’s Delta & Cardiff Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, October12 at the Peach Bottom Rec Center in Delta. We are playing around with themes but we will probably use the end of WWI, prohibition and women’s rights. There may be many sub themes.

In the meantime, we will be doing fundraising to pay cottage bills. Please consider supporting our efforts. We will need a few great volunteers.
We may do some of the following: baked and craft sales; sub sales; daffodil sales; a Dragon Fire event(adults only)?;a postcard booklet, a dinner; a second edition of our coloring books; prints or old photos and art; a cookout; calendar; etc..

I have recently found a lady that is willing to be a Welsh Lady in character. We may be looking for some local musicians to assist us.

If you have any good suggestions, please let us know. Thanks!

02/24/2019

With a heavy heart I must note the passing of Bob Jones. He and Gladys have volunteered at the museum, cottages, festival and tree lighting for many years. Please check with Harkins Funeral Home for service details.

02/23/2019

Thanks to Arlyn for the Ma & Pa Railroad pictures. I appreciate your generosity!

02/20/2019

Thanks to Rick for his recent donations to the museum! Much appreciated

02/17/2019

Thanks to Steve for 2 of the 3 ADC map books.
Also thanks for upcoming donations from Mark and from Florida.

02/06/2019

The picture features the Delta High School Baseball team from 1906. I think they were backed up to the Bangor Station that was between the community hall and the elementary school. You can’t see it very well in this copy but the original appears to have railroad tracks on the other side of the building. Enjoy.

02/03/2019

The Old Line Museum and Friends of the Welsh Cottages staff and volunteers have tried to save and restore the Welsh Cottages.

Much expense, work and restoration has occurred on one of the cottages. A second cottage has major wall issues. We hope to try to pull it back and repair in the future. Special thanks to Peach Bottom employees for their ongoing support to protect this damaged cottage. We have been told we might need $100,000 for this work.

All of this being said, a third cottage was up for a bank sale. With support from our officers, our lawyer and encouragement and support from Donnie, the museum now owns a third cottage.

I’m not 100% sure how we will fundraiser for this but I definitely need support from our community and our extended Welsh.

Please give me positive feedback for ideas! Thanks! Ruth Ann

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602 Main Street
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