Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, encouraging participation, and networking.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Archeaology Lecture Coming Up

Just got an e-mail from the head of the James & Ann Whitall Volunteers group about this upcoming event:
"The Gloucester County Chapter of The Archaeological Society of New Jersey will meet on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM, at The West Deptford Public Library, 420 Crown Point Road, Thorofare, New Jersey.
         Our guess speaker for this evening is Archaeologist and Curator Jeffery Norcross. His lifetime passion for archaeology can be seen at the South Jersey American History Museum in Glassboro. He will share this passion with us by presenting a lecture on  "What is Archaeology?" The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to share interest in this educational evening.'

Back a few blog entries I had written about visiting this museum.  Any one with a passion for collecting can appreciate it when someone gets to make an entire museum from his or her collections.  
Another museum created from the collections of private individuals that I have always enjoyed is the Prehistory Museum at Greenwich, NJ.  A dozen or more men who began collecting Native American artifacts that they found hiking the woods and beaches of the rivers and creeks of SJ put their collections together to make this outstanding museum.  This is from their web site:

"The museum is open on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4, and Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 to 4 PM. Group tours are available by calling 856-455-8141 during those times."

Tonight I'm meeting a couple of friends for a regular Wed. diner and walk evening.  We have the healthy platter at the Phily Diner on the Black Horse Pike and then we hike the upper pasture trail at the Timber Creek Park on Chews Landing Road.  There is  a near-the-end-of-the-season concert at the Haddon Heights Dell tonight at 7:30, but I don't know if I'll be up for that - busy day today.
Happy Trails!  Jo Ann 
   

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