I have been waiting for years for this lecture "Quaker History in New Jersey" including Gloucester, Burlington & Salem Counties will be presented at the Gloucester County Historical Society Library on 17 Hunter Street in Woodbury on September 22, Saturday, at 9:00 a.m. You must call to reserve a spot as space is limited - 856-845-4771.
I have already reserved my spot and paid my $10 member fee to attend. As a docent at the Whitall House and a devoted seeker after South Jersey History, this is a wonderful opportunity because as we all know, from Fenwick to Whitall and Wharton and many influential families in between, the Quakers were an early and powerful force in New Jersey history. Many of you have probably read Jerseyman's blog on the Quaker Meeting Houses that grace the main streets of so many of our historic towns from Burlington to Greenwich. Find out more about these founding settlers. Christopher Densmore, curator of the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore, Pa. will give the talk.
If you missed Part 1 of the Quilt show at the Jesssup-Lawrence House in Woodbury, there is still time to take it in before Part 2 begins in late September. The show was marvelous, filled with local color and history. To add to your knowledge and enjoyment there will be a talk "Run Faredy Run" Quilt Squares with a story at the Gloucester County Historical Society Library at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Kathleen Lindsey, Historian and Author, will give the talk which will include a tour of the Museum Quilt Exhibit following the presentation. You can be sure I'll be there! Hope you will too!
In my next blog, I will pose a mystery "What is this object?" Today was a day of many discoveries and soon, I will add some interesting photographs from this marvelous day in South Jersey. I was grateful and delighted to meet a kind man at Shellpile who opened the door to the South Port Norris One- Room School in Shellpile. I have visited this building and taken many photos but never got lucky enough to be invited inside before. Folks down there on the bayside are very friendly and generous with their time. Coming soon - mystery object Shellpile one-room school and a photo of a "Dame" School, one of the two one-room schools I visited today! Tune in again in a couple of days. Also, I'll add info on a Swedish Settlers Homestead I found today too!