Historians’ Roundtable V October 22, 2011 Roebling Museum
Welcome to the Roebling Museum Executive Director: Pat Millen Welcome to the Roebling Museum! Located in the historic village of Roebling,New Jersey, the museum presents the story of the engineering genius of John A. Roebling, the Roebling family, the company town of Roebling and the technological innovations and products produced by the company that shaped the industrialized world. Visit the new General John S. Pustay Gallery! The General John S. Pustay Gallery Visit the new General John S. Pustay Gallery featuring the new exhibit - "Roebling - Company Town and Home Town".
AGENDA • 1. Welcome to the Roebling Museum - Pat Millen, Executive Director • 2. Brief introductions • 3. Updates on past issues • 4. Upcoming Events • 5. Roundtable retrospective - where we've been, where we're going • 6. Problem Solving Forum - An opportunity for local history groups to air current issues, soliciting suggested solutions from our historian hosts and fellow Historical Society colleagues. • 7. Distribution of Historical Society Directory • 8. Suggested dates and venues for 2012 meetings. • 9. At end of meeting, tour the Roebling Museum • 10. Next meeting: December 3, 2011 at the Cinnaminson Library, Riverton Road, Cinnaminson (on the western side of Route 130). Guest consultant: Gary Saretsky, photographer, educator and archivist of the County of Monmouth. His topic will be "Photographic Conservation".
2. Self introductions and brief announcements of "What's happening in your neck of the woods?"
Retrospective: Janet Jackson Gould Whitmer Stone September 22, 1866–May 23, 1939 Published in 1911 September 30, October 1 and 2 http://www.witmerstoneweekend.com/
Update: Mike Tamn North Pemberton Train Station Museum
Update: Barbara Solem Stull Atsion Mansion
Atsion Mansion Tours • The newly restored Atsion Mansion is open for tours on Sunday’s only until the end of October. • Limited to 15 people per tour at: 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. • Call 609-268-0444 before going. Due to lack of electricity, shutters must be open – so there are no tours on rainy days or if docent is ill. You can also reserve a place in advance on one of the tours. • The tour is strictly architectural – there is no furniture inside. • There is no charge for a tour at this time. • Gift shop has leaflets on Batona Trail, Wharton State Forest, and Batsto, literature on camping and hiking, and sells a booklet on Atsion for $1.07. • The Atsion Office, located in the former General Store, is open daily from 9 to 4. Cindy is in charge. 744 Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088.
34 Maple Ave. was the home of Edith Vaughn, the Postmistress of Smithville. It dates back to the Shreveville era (c. 1840) and is the oldest structure in the Upper Village.
34 Maple Avenue - Former Postmaster’s house (c. 1840) being transformed into Smithville Visitor’s Center. Landscape project includes installation of commemorative bricks and pavers. This is the oldest structure in the Upper Village area of the park. Projected completion: October, 2011
Main Library Expansion & Renovation • We're working to improve your library experience! • With expanded and ever-increasing use of library facilities we are addressing community needs by offering the following enhancements and maintenance: • new roof & heating/air conditioning • a 250 seat auditorium for library and community use • drive-up window for quick pick-up and drop-off of library material • expanded teen area • new family area • expanded indoor/outdoor cafe • Cost: $6.2 millionWinning bid: Puente Construction Enterprises Construction hours: 7 am to 3:30 pm, M-FEstimated completion date: September 2011
http://www.prisonhaunt.com/ October 21-22; 28-29 - Dusk to 10:00 p.m.
Local Lectures Oct. 23 - Burlington County Historical Society: - Mt. Holly in 1911 – Judith Olsen Nov. 7 - Southampton Historical Society: -The Battle of Gettysburg – Where Were the Women? – Jane Peters Estes. Nov. 20 – Burlington County Historical Society: - Finding Military Records on the Internet – Carol Schaeffer & Nancy Nelson
A Talk About Timbuctoo, New Jersey Wednesday, October 26th at 7 P.M. Mount Holly Library 307 High Street Mount Holly, N.J. Christopher Barton, Field Director for the Timbuctoo Discovery Project, will discuss the continued archaeological investigation into the African American community of Timbuctoo in Burlington County, NJ. Founded in the 1820’s, the community served as a station on the Underground Railroad and continues to be inhabited by descendants. Community descendants, archaeologists, and volunteers are working together to create a more holistic representation of Timbuctoo using archaeological evidence, written records, and oral history sources. Pre - registration requested. Contact: 609-267-7111 or register online at: http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/calendar.phtml
November 3, 2011 – Medford Historical Society – 7:30 p.m. – Paul Schopp & Joe Laufer Union St. Quaker Meeting House Detective Ellis Parker Born, Sept. 12, 1871 (Near Wrightstown on present site of Ft. Dix) Died, February 4, 1940 (In Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Federal Penitentiary)
Over a career of 44 years, beginning in 1890, Parker solved thousands of cases, unraveled 226 murder mysteries of the 236 he tackled and sent 116 killers to execution or prison. His cases found their way into popular Detective Magazines. Today, cases solved by super-sleuth TV detectives employ techniques Parker used over 100 years ago. He had a knack for getting witnesses to come forth; for getting suspects to trip themselves up, and for using human psychology to solve crimes.
Battle of Iron Works Hill Re-enactment Saturday, December 10 – Mt. Holly http://www.ironworkshill.org/
Future Roundtable Meetings and Venues – 2012 Dates:Venues: February 18 Paulsdale, Mt. Laurel April 14 New County Library Auditorium June 9 Pemberton Library (Browns Mills) September 22 Air Victory Museum (Medford) November 17 Smithville Mansion (Billiard Room)
Next Meeting Saturday, December 3, 2011 Cinnaminson Library, Riverton Rd., Cinnaminson 10:00 a.m.