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Manor House Lecture Series

Local Vegetable
Canning Industry 

with Ed Kee

Based on his book
“Saving Our Harvest”

Monday, March 2 at 7:15 PM


ACTS Manor House

1001 Middleford Rd, Seaford, DE 19973


The Seaford Historical Society’s Manor House Lecture Series  returns for the second month on Monday, March 2 at 7:15 PM with Ed Kee, author of the book “Saving Our Harvest”. Ed will be presenting an illustrated history of the local vegetable canning industry. The Delmarva Region was the center of the U.S. canning industry from 1850 to 1950. Every town, including Seaford, had a canning factory of some sort, generating income for farmers and jobs for the community. Ed served for 30 years as the University of Delaware Vegetable Specialist. He also served as Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture from 2009-2017. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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