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Meeting – February 24, 2015 – Central NJ: Hub of the American Revolution

18 February 2015

Author, historian and storyteller Bob Mayers will lift the veil and revive forsaken local locations at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday evening February 24th.  He will discuss his latest book, “The Forgotten Revolution”.  Lesser-known facts about NJ Revolutionary War battles, encampments and troop movements, critical evens will surprise you.  He will revive the forgotten locations of The Short Hills, Pompton, Jockey Hollow, Bound Brook and the march to Yorktown through this area in 1781 with fresh research from original military records and onsite visits.

Bob Mayers is an active member of  A former Human Resources executive he is a graduate of Rutgers University and was an adjunct professor Seton Hall University.  Mayers served as a combat officer in the Navy and Marine Corps.  Besides his new book The Forgotten Revolution, Mayers has a previous published book, “The War Man”, the biography of Corporal John Allison, who fought all eight years of the Revolutionary War.  Mayers’ also authored the Allison/Mayers Family History—The portrait of an American Family that covers 600 years of the family’s history.

Please join us to hear Bob Mayers at this informative meeting. It is free and open to everyone.  The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday evening, February 24 at 8:00PM. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.

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

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Meeting – November 25, 2014 – New Jersey Violins

12 November 2014

Local Scotch Plains resident Ira B. Kraemer’s avocation is his vocation:  fine string instruments.  A professional violist and conductor, Ira serves the professional string players in the NJ-NY metro area with his business, Ira B. Kraemer & Co.  He repairs, restores and sells violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows.  Time permitting; he will even make a new violin or viola in house.

It is a privilege to have Ira “show and tell” about New Jersey violins at the monthly Tuesday evening meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on November 25th.  From his extensive collection– one of the largest on the east coast—Ira will bring a selection of instruments and teach us about the construction of violins and the variation in design during the last 200 years.

Mr. Kraemer is listed in the “Who’s Who in America” and the “Who’s Who in the World” because of his conducting a youth orchestra in Middlesex County for 13 years.

This informative and special meeting is free and open to everyone.  The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday evening, November 25 at 8:00PM. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.

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

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Meeting – September 23, 2014 – Woman Healers in the Civil War

16 September 2014

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Phoebe Pember lib.unc.edu

Phoebe Pember


Intrepid women left their homes to nurse the wounded and dying in the Civil War. They were from the North and South and of varied races, religions, marital circumstances and motivations. A handful of women physicians met unrelenting hostility from the male medical corps. Some women proved to be excellent administrators for organizations such as the United States Sanitary Commission.

This fascinating topic will be the kick-off program of the Historical Society and Fanwood at their opening meeting on Tuesday evening September 23rd, 2014. Dr. Sandra Moss will be the expert presenter. Dr. Moss graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She practiced internal medicine in New Brunswick for many years and was a clinical associate professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 2005 she earned a Master’s Degree in the History of Medicine. The practice of medicine in New Jersey in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is her major area of interest. She is the author of two books about New Jersey physicians as well as some forty articles, chapter, reviews and encyclopedia entries in the field. Dr. Moss gives talks on a variety of medical history topics before local, state and national organizations. She is a past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and of the American Osler Society (a national organization for physician historians).

Clara Barton “Cbartoncolorized”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The focus of this interesting program will be on New Jersey women, but many national figures will be met as well. Whenever possible, the women will speak for themselves through their letters and memoirs. To keep everyone on their toes, there will be a number of little quizzes along the way. Following Dr. Moss’ presentation, there will be time for comments and discussion.

The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, September 23 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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