Eric Mease is an American History buff with a specific interest in the Early American period. He is a retired paralegal from the DuPont Company’s Intellectual Property group, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and a Master’s degree in Arts and Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware. Eric is a member of the board of trustees of the Historical Society of Cecil County and a past member of the board of directors of the Historic Elk Landing Foundation, both based in Elkton, Maryland. He has taught continuing education classes about Cecil County and the Civil War, America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, and the Declaration of Independence at Cecil College and Harford Community College. He is also working on 3 new continuing education courses for this fall relating to the history of American slavery, a comparison between the Plimoth and James Fort settlements, and a course examining the life of Alexander Hamilton, using excerpts from the musical. He is married with two grown children and 4 grandchildren. Besides history, Eric’s hobbies include camping and long distance running. He has 3 marathon and 50 half marathon metals adorning a basement wall!