Listen, you can almost hear the sound of thundering hoof beats, on the dusty roads surrounding Guilford, when “The Loomis Family of Sangerfield” ride into Guilford, Saturday, July 12th at high noon, sponsored by the Guilford Historical Society.
Darothy De Angelo of Oran will bring this fascinating family to life in the Guilford United Methodist Church, County Rt 35 in Guilford. This free presentation is open to the public and everyone is cordially invited.
Darothy loves old stuff, including vintage clothing, antique kitchenware, relic cookbooks and especially local history. A resident of Central New York for more than 50 years, she is deeply involved in the history of her hometown, Pompey. Quoted as her words to live by, “History rules…to speak of the dead is to give them life.”
Ms. De Angelo received a BA in English from Syracuse University and had taught courses in family history research (genealogy) through Onondaga-Madison County BOCES and Morrisville State College. She served as vice president of the Pompey Historical Society, president of the Onondaga County Civil War Table, and is a member of a number of local and county historical societies. Retired, she lives in a 1830’s styled house that boarders Limestone Creek in Oran. Her favorite thing is to take a folding chair down back by the “crick” and reflect on the past. But not in the winter………….
Attendees will be enlightened to the results of her biggest, longest and most rewarding project “trailing the Loomis family”. Darothy trailed the Loomis family through oral histories, published records and historic collections. Meet Joseph and Mary White Loomis as they arrive from England in 1683 and establish their infamous place in Central New York history through the 1860’s. Darothy said “The story of the Loomis family is the story of a unique part of the 19th century rural America. The large, socially prominent family ruled the area by intellegence, stealth, and by use of their ill-gotten gains. Considered by some to be just horse thieves, the Loomis family were part of life in their world, just as organized crime families were a part of 20th century America. It is left to the modern day historians to chronicle this saga, and to see that we do not loose this chapter of local American history. ” Every detail of this family has been researched and their history is brought to life in a power point presentation complete with relics, memorabilia, and handouts.
Join us and learn of the notorious Loomis Family and the Gangs associated with this group at the Guilford Historical Society Summer Social. All takes place at the Guilford United Methodist Church, Saturday July 12th from high noon to 3:00. Presentation at 1:00 by Darothy DeAngelo, Living Historian. The “gang” rides into Guilford with Darothy. Ladies watch your jewelry and purses. Men keep track of your horses on July 12th as you join us for a power point presentation in Guilford starting at high noon. Free and open to the public. The Guilford Historical Society will have displays and publications for sale and raffles and bake sale from 12:00 to 1:00. Maybe, just maybe, if you dare, we’ll see you there.