Meeting — October 23rd, 2018 — 100th Anniversary Of The “War To End All Wars”

17 October 2018

The “War to End All Wars” or the war that began all wars will be analyzed by the historians of the Scotch Plains Historical Society at their monthly meeting on October 23, 2018 at 7:30PM at the Scotch Hills Country Club. The focus will be on the European monarchies before World War I and their disappearance at the end of the war which ended 100 years ago this November. The talk will focus on the reshaping of Europe, the Middle East and the colonial aftermath in the rest of the world. The histories of various local soldiers who fought in World War I, originally called “THE GREAT WAR” and renamed World War I with the beginning of World War II, will be portrayed by society relatives and members.

This timely and important patriotic program takes place on Tuesday evening October 23rd, beginning at 7:30PM, held at the Shady Rest Scotch Hills Country Club located at 820 Jerusalem Road (and corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains. The meeting if free and open to everyone. Please bring your friends and relatives. Refreshments and fellowship follow the meeting.

In thankfulness with the “Hometown Heroes” program that will be lining the main streets of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Veterans Day and Memorial Day with 190 banners of local veterans of all wars and all service branches, we will have a voluntary tax-deductible contribution hat to help fund these important banners and poles.

A Very Victorian Christmas

13 October 2018

As part of the Union County “Four Centuries in a Weekend” event, join us in celebrating a Victorian Christmas. Learn why people decorate trees, sing carols, send cards, and exchange gifts. How and when did these activities become part of American culture? Many of these customs developed during the Victorian Age.

• Victorian feather tree surrounded by antique toys
• Mannequins dressed in their holiday best
• Enjoy carols played by Dave Bierman on an antique Victorian organ.
Everyone’s invited on Saturday October 20th from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday October 21st from noon to 5pm at 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains.

 

 

 

“SHOW AND TELL” HISTORICAL STYLE

23 September 2018

Scotch Plains & Fanwood: What do we know of the life in the colonial times? The season opener of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains on Tuesday evening September 25, 2018 will be the platform for some of our historians to “show and tell” our Osborn Family and Cannonball museum’s recent acquisitions such as the reflector oven and the bed warmer.

Add your stuff. Bring your antiques, your pictures, your stories and memories to share. You can even try to stump us with unusual items.

This meeting of good cheer and fellowship is FREE and open to everyone. Feel free to bring guests. It starts at 7:30PM on Tuesday evening September 25th at the Shady Rest Scotch Hills Country Club at 820 Jerusalem Road (and corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains. Refreshments follow the meeting.

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