| The Penn Point
The Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point and Oldmans
2nd Quarter 2018 May/June/July
From the President’s Pen
Warm weather has finally arrived. It’s been so nice to see the calm weather. It’s also a good time to take a
ride and visit the Historical Society on a Sunday afternoon. On June 3, the Historical Society will host an
Open House, showcasing the four exhibit rooms. We will also have our quarterly business meeting starting
at 12:30pm. Our guest speaker will be Mary Ann MacKay, who will discuss the effects of the fire of 1932.
During this meeting the membership will vote for the slate of five Trustees of the Historical Society.
Following the business meeting, the Open House will begin. We will also offer refreshments. Come see
what’s new (and old).
The Trustees decided to postpone the Annual Dinner this year. They felt it best to hold the Open House on
June 3 in its place. The Board is preparing and making plans for the dinner for the upcoming year, 2019.
We will, however, hold our annual raffle with the winner being announced at the Fall Show, November 2.
Oral history is an ongoing project for the Society. For those of you who wish to share and talk about “the
good old days,” it’s a perfect opportunity to share both orally and with pictures you have. If interested
please call the museum to make an appointment to set up an oral history interview. Your information can
benefit future researchers.
The 2nd annual Victorian Tea at the Union Presbyterian Church was held April 24th. There were over 70
ladies (and one gent) who attended “A FANciful Afternoon.” Roxanna Hurst gave a presentation about the
fan along with a display of her own personal fan collection. Marie Boody and Karen Dingley entertained with
their singing talents. Tea sandwiches, homemade desserts, tea and scones were served. A Silent Auction
was also held. This tea was hosted by the Woman’s Club of Penns Grove and Carneys Point to benefit the
Historical Society. There were several high school students who also volunteered their time to help serve.
The day was a success because of the talent and kindness of many people.
Thank you for your continued support,
Sincerely, Rae Walzer, President