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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Upcoming Events

Event #1 - Lines on the Pines ~ The ABC”s of the Pine Barrens ~”10th Anniversary Bash and Celebration”   Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Kerri Brooke Caterers...                                                                                   
 If you have never attended the Lines on the Pines, you should give it a try.  There is always music, great Pinelands Art, unique handmade objects, fascinating books and people, and a great deal to learn about the New Jersey Pinelands.  I go every year and it was a privilege to be there as an author a couple of years ago with my book White Horse Black Horse.  Hope to see you there!  Look for my another of my best friends, Barbara Solem who has written 3 books on the Pinelands:  Ghosttowns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, The Forks, and Batsto, Jewel of the Pines.  She will be there to talk about her books, sell them and sign them. 

Event #2
Announcing the 2015 Alice Paul Equality Awards, honoring

Lita Abele, CEO, U.S. Lumber
Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden
Candida Toccia Seasock, Founder & President, CTS Associates 

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we are proud to honor the 
Founders of the Alice Paul Institute

Elsie Behmer ~ *Chris Borget ~ Judy Buckman 
Barbara Irvine ~ Dee O’Neil ~ Patricia Owens ~ Jean Perry 
Nancy Quinn ~ Diane Quinton ~ Janet Tegley ~ Pat Williams

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Westin Mount Laurel
Cocktail hour 6:00, Dinner & Ceremony 7:00

Tickets are on sale at www.alicepaul.org

This second event means a great deal to me because *Chris Borget and I have been friends for 55 years or more, since junior high school.  I couldn't be more proud of her and the effort she and a group of women made, thirty years ago, to save Paulsdale from developers and turn it into a legacy of which Alice Paul would be proud.  If by chance you don't know who Alice Paul was, she was the point guard, guide and primary mover behind the Right to Vote movement for women in the early part of the 20th century.  She devoted her life to the cause and she wrote the Equal Rights Amendment after we women did get the right to vote, in order to ensure equal treatment under the law for women.  She found success in gaining the right to vote for us, but we never achieved the Equal Rights Amendment.  However, a group of women piooled their talents and their financial support and saved this beautiful and historic house to remind us all of the struggle that some made to make America a better and more equal place.  You should visit Paulsdale if you've never been there!  It is located on Hooten Rd. in Mt. Laurel and you can get directions and contact information at their website.  http://www.alicepaul.org/

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