The Penn Point                                                   
Quarterly Newsletter
The Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point and Oldmans   
www.upnhistory.org            
3 rd Quarter 2017                                                  Aug/Sep/Oct
                                                                     From the President’s Pen

We hope you have been enjoying your summer vacation. During July and August the volunteers are very busy
planning, designing and preparing for the new exhibits.  These will be presented at the Open House, September 10th
1pm-3pm. The new exhibits area “Rest in Peace” and “Music in Our Schools.” We will also hold our Quarterly Meeting
that day at 12:30 with a presentation.  Holding our Quarterly Meetings prior to the Open Houses has been very
beneficial for all. Come join us that day for the Meeting and the presentation of the two interesting new exhibits.
The fund raising projects have been a great success. The sub sale was so successful we are having another.  Tickets
will be available in August and will be good to use till October 31st.  Subs will be available from Roman Pantry & Italian
Kitchen.
In addition to the September Open House, the Historical Society is preparing for the November Show, “Love &
Marriage,” on Friday, November 3rd.  It will be an amazing showcase of local talent, so mark your calendars for an
enjoyable evening.  For more information or to be a part of the show please call Karen Dingley at the Society.
Congratulations to our volunteer/docent, Shirley Shockley who received the “Bayshore Area Historical Torchbearer
Lifetime Achievement Award” in June, for her volunteer work at the Society.  Shirley and her husband Bill do so much
for the Society spending many hours filing, archiving and preparing the displays for all to enjoy. We appreciate all that
they do for the Society.
Thank you for your continued support of our Society and its works.

Sincerely, Rae Walzer, President