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The Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point and Oldmans
4th Quarter 2018 Nov/Dec/Jan
From the President’s Pen
The Museum re-opened once again on Sunday, September 9th. Shirley and Bill Shockley and Mary Beth
McDermott worked during the summer to compile all the artifacts and documents that were chosen for
these new exhibits. Two new exhibits were showcased; “Shoot for the Hoop” and “Tool Tyme.” “Shoot for
the Hoop” represents the basketball teams in High School. During the Open House, an actual video
depicting the retirement dinner for long time Re-Hi coach Rudy Baric was shown. Vintage tools are in the
“Tool Tyme” display which represent the basic tools used in woodworking and building once done all by
hand. A thank you to Fred Raine, Emo Garbini, Jerry Mason and Ken Dennis who served as docents in
each of the exhibits and offered information to the visitors pertaining to each collection. Our Museum is
looking real good. Fred and Bill have been busy painting several rooms. They also removed the kitchen
flooring. Armondo Verdecchio installed the new flooring in the kitchen and hallway. The flooring was a big
project and a big plus to the appearance of our Museum.
We have a busy fall season. On Friday, November 2, the Society will host the annual Fall Musical Show.
Karen has been busy planning for this musical event. This year the show is titled “A Musical Journey” and
will feature some of the great talent in our county.
The final quarterly meeting and Open House of the year 2018 will be held, Sunday, December 2 at the
museum. A short business meeting will be held prior to the Open House. The museum will be decorated
with vintage Christmas items. Please stop by and see our museum all decked for the holiday.
Mark your calendars for the Annual Luncheon. It will be held on May 19, 2019 and will be held locally at the
Washington Club on North Virginia Avenue.
Don’t forget to renew your annual dues.
Thank you for your continued support of our Society and its works.
Sincerely, Rae Walzer, President