Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

American History Museum, Glassboro

Well, I finally got there!  After cutting out and saving two articles about this museum, I finally got to see it for myself and to speak with the curator and his wife, a charming, warm and informative couple.  The curator of the museum began with his own collection of antique farm implements gathered from three generations of farm families in the Maple Shade area, which accounts for Lippincott Avenue (the other family name was, I think, Sauselein).  As I had spent a portion of my teens in Maple Shade, after my family moved from Philadelphia, Pa. to New Jersey, this was of some interest to me.  Also, I have an interest in pre-machine age farming due to my involvement with the James and Ann Whitall House in National Park, NJ.  The museum is 123 E. High Street in Glassboro and open Thurs., Fri,. Sat. and Sun.
So, I took a photo of a brand new mystery object for you to identify!  My hiking buddy Barb Spector and I couldn't figure out what it was though it was obvious to us once we were told.  I wonder if you can figure it out.
Our visit to the museum followed another perfect day in Milliville where we had a delicious lunch at Wildflowers Cafe in the cluster of charming cottages that house artisans of all kinds, then a hike on the Maurice River bluffs, followed by coffee at Bogart's Book Store.  
I bought a set of earrings and necklace at the OCTOPUS'S GARDEN.  They are repurposed keys!  Small keys made into earrings and a larger key for the necklace.  I LOVE the idea of recycling and re-purposing things.  The prices were very reasonable and the people extremely friendly.  I highly recommend this shop for your gift giving and for yourself!
What a wonderful all around perfect day.  The American Museum was open from 1:00 to 5:00 and that's why we stopped in there on the way home from our day in Millville.
Hope you are tempted to give these places a try, you won't be disappointed!
Happy Trails,
Jo Ann

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