An important chapter in the story of America took place in Maryland’s Patapsco Valley. In this episode we discuss the role that Valley played in the Industrial Revolution with architectural historian Dr. Henry Sharp, author of America’s First Factory Town. In addition Jim Robey one of Howard County’s longest serving public servants reflects on his early years in the Patapsco Valley mill town of Daniels, and Caitlin Chamberlain, manager of the Heritage Program for Howard County Recreation and Parks, shares how visitors can discover the historic significance of the area by visiting sites in Ellicott City–one of America’s first factory towns.
HiJinx, Howard County Library System’s (HCLS’s) monthly podcast, is the winner of a 2017 MarCom Gold Award. Now in its second year, the audio program educates listeners about topics relative to upcoming HCLS events and curriculum in a conversational style that piques interest and sparks curiosity. (more)