| The Penn Point
The Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point and Oldmans
1st Quarter 2017 Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr
From the President’s Pen
Our volunteers have been very busy archiving and preparing for the new exhibit in the main room entitled, “Our Civic
Organizations” featuring Rotary, Elks, Masons, to name a few. It’s amazing how many organizations there were in
these three communities. The Historical Society will re-open March 5th with a Quarterly Meeting and Open House
featuring this new exhibit If you have uncovered any items of interest that you think could be included in this new
exhibit, please do not hesitate to contact the Historical Society.
The Memory Room will preview “Rock a Bye Baby,” a new exhibit featuring baby/infant items. You’ll see baptism
documents, a christening suit and other interesting baby articles. The School Room has its exhibit of “Faster, Farther,
Higher” showing the track teams in the high schools. The history of the Post Offices in the communities is still being
shown in the Artifacts Room.
Following the March 5th opening, the Society will be open Sundays, 1-3pm. Docents will be glad to give a tour and/or
help with research. To make an appointment for research please call (856) 299-1556 and leave a message.
The Society is planning several fund raisers and we hope you will help support us. There will be a sub-sale for
February and March and a bus trip is being planned for July. Please call any Board Member for tickets.
In the fall, the Historical Society applied for a mini-grant with The Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Recently, we were informed that we have been awarded a $1000 matching grant. This money will be used for the
purchase of archival safe materials to store artifacts and paper items. This grant will allow the Society to preserve and
protect our collections.
Thank you for your continued support of our Society and its work.
Sincerely, Rae Walzer, President