Meetings

Meeting/Road Trip – February 25, 2014 – 125th Anniversary of Willow Grove Chapel

18 February 2014

Old Photo of Willow Grove ChapelWillow Grove Chapel in the South-side of Scotch Plains marks its 125th anniversary this year.  It started as part of a Sunday School project.  Local farmers built the small Union Chapel.  Eventually, so many families participated that the church was built around the chapel.  The chapel has constantly catered to children throughout the years with Bible School Classes and a Nursery School.

The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood is going to this historic chapel for its February meeting.  We will learn about the history of the actual street, what the area was like when the chapel was built and the chapel’s special architecture.

The meeting takes place Tuesday evening, February 25th, starting at 8:00PM at the Willow Grove Chapel at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  This special meeting is open to everyone. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

Share

Meeting – November 26, 2013 – Where were you when Kennedy died?

19 November 2013

Newspaper from the day John F. Kenndedy diedNovember 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.  At the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood New Jersey we will look back to that time and remember.  Those of us alive at the time, vividly remember where we were when we heard the news.

Please come to the meeting and share your story and the assassination’s impact upon you.

The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, November 26 at 8:00PM.  Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.  The meeting is free and open to everyone.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

Share

Meeting – October 22, 2013 – Antique Organ and other acquisitions

15 October 2013

The Osborn Cannonball Museum recently benefited from a number of donated items.  An antique Reed Pump Organ from the 1870’s-1890’s now proudly sits in the museum’s Victorian Room just waiting to be played for the assembled mannequin guests.  Joe & Elaine Rosa donated this beloved player organ when they recently moved from Scotch Plains.  While it is the museum’s largest recent acquisition, several other towns’ people have donated vintage and older items, which enrich our historical archives.

A land deed from the J. Ackerman estate to the Stouts fills in some missing data.  Larry Novak recently gave us old photos of Seeley Pond and other artifacts he collected in that area which further expands our knowledge base of this important area. Some vintage clothing donations join our unique and extensive wardrobe collection.  Leather gunpowder pouches from the mid-19th century will enchant our third graders when they tour.

Pictures of moving the Reed Pump Organ and a display of the other, smaller acquisitions will be shown at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday evening October 22nd.

The Society is pleased to show these important items.  We very much appreciate and encourage donations that expand and illustrate our area’s history.

The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00PM.  Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.  The meeting is free and open to everyone.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

Share
« Previous PageNext Page »