Meetings

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.

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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.

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Meeting – September 24, 2013 – The Osborn Cannonball House Museum – Through the eyes of an Eagle Scout

12 September 2013

Phillip Tice and ActorsOur newest Eagle Scout achieved scouting’s highest award by choosing to venerate a local historic building, the Osborn Cannonball Museum. The scout, Phillip Tice, has always been a history buff particularly enamored of his township’s museum. For a couple of years he has been writing short film scripts, acting in the high school Repertory Theatre and filming. So instead of doing the usual Eagle Scout projects, he chose one that fits him and is most unusual: a documentary film. Researching the Revolunary War and the Osborn home, he wrote an extraordinary documentary and went on to produce the entire matter by casting the actors, filming the action & editing the final product called “Osborn Cannonball House: Pictures of History” video.

Needless to say, this documentary film was a winner. He received his Eagle Scout award from Troop 33 June 1, 2013. This remarkable young man was only a sophomore in high school when he produced this video. The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood New Jersey is proud and honored to have Phillip come to our opening meeting on September 24th. He will talk about making his documentary and show it as well. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this meeting and meet this unique and spacial young man, Phillip Tice.

The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, September 24 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.

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