The Historical Society of Cecil County

Preserving Cecil County’s History

Cecil County Sounds

A large part of Cecil's 20th century history was documented and recorded in sound and in moving images. Consequently the Historical Society of Cecil County is seeking to develop collections of these artifacts. These include audio and video recordings related to county history. As an example of holdings being added  to the collection, there are video tapes of a National Geographic News Broadcast on Elkton's Wedding Industry, a Today Show program from Elk Landing, a Department of Emergency Services DVD history of diasters in Cecil, and the audio of emergency communications radio traffic during the 1963 plane crash of a Pan American  Airliner in Elkton.

And when the appeal went out from the Society for help in capturing this aspect of earlier times, the Cecil Whig's Jane Weaver answered the call. As a result of the request she scoured drawers and cabinets, finding four old audio tapes from WSER, an Elkton radio station, as well as some broadcast memorabilia. The news director at the station from 1980 to 1988

WSER's Dave Winchester interviews 
Santa (Ed McKeown)  and Sparky (Chuck Barton) in front of the Elkton Town Hall during a Christmas season in the early 1970s,