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October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Hayride Through the Past

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Uncover the past with local historian Nedda Moqtaderi as she reveals the rich legacy of Mt. Cuba, from the expansive family farms to active milling complexes. Explore three centuries of people and cultural landscapes through archival records, historic buildings, and on-site visits to our exceptional natural lands aboard our tractor-driven hay wagon. Be prepared for a lengthy hike through hilly and uneven terrain. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, October 7, 2023 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 8).

About the Instructor:
Nedda Moqtaderi has spent more than a decade researching the history of the Mt. Cuba Center property. She received her MA from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and has experience in historic preservation, oral history, archaeology, museum education, and archival collections management.

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