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

16 September 2014

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Phoebe Pember

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.


Osborn-Cannonball House Museum Open House – Sunday, April 6, 2014 2PM-4PM

27 March 2014

Please join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 2PM to 4PM, at the Osborn-Cannonball House Museum located at 1840 Front St. in Scotch Plains, NJ

200 years of needlework samples and Victorian spring fashions will be on display.  Costumed guides will conduct tours.

The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission. We hope to see you there!


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.

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