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GANDY HOUSE-1815: Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp, Cape May County, NJ
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AppleFest - File Photo
Plan to attend the annual AppleFest, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 - HPSUT file photo - 2015

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What's New 2018
E-mailuppertwphistory@yahoo.com
See 2018 Calendar for the HPSUT - Here

Last Posting Date (Site Log Sheet)
08Sept. 2018  
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Upcoming Events:
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Titanic Dive Experience - Sept. 11th
Program For Upper Twp. Historical Society
When: 
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018, 7 pm, the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) regular monthly meeting.

Where: Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Rd

Program: Tom Maddox, Aquanaut and Deep Sea Explorer, will present, “JOURNEY TO TITANIC – THE EXPEDITION.” Tom and his wife, Joan, co-own American Diving Supply, in EHT. Maddox participated in an International Expedition as co-pilot of the MIR-2, the three man submersible, traveling 2 ½ miles below the surface to video Titanic for the History channel’s, “Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing Pieces.” Tom was selected to be a member of the last manned Titanic Expedition in 2005 and will present slides and discussion.

RSVPs requested:
- Click Here > https://uppertwphistory.eventbrite.com
No need to print ticket - we just need a count for refreshments! Walk-ins are always welcome for HPSUT meetings.

The Society’s monthly social gathering and refreshments will start at 7 pm, followed by a short business meeting and the featured program is at 7:30 pm. Please join us !

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Submarine Warfare along Jersey Shore
Topic for October Membership Program

Note: This Oct. 9th program will begin promptly at 7 pm and the usual refreshments and short business meeting afterwards.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township Meeting.

Where: Upper Township Branch of the Cape May County Library at 2050 Tuckahoe Rd

Program: Joseph G. Bilby, co-author of the book, “A History of Submarine Warfare along the Jersey Shore”. He is the Historian of the NJ National Guard Militia Museum of NJ in Sea Girt and will speak about the remarkable history of submarines off the New Jersey coastline, from 1776 through World War II.

The meeting will be held promptly at 7 PM with the main program.
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Local Vietnam Museum
HPSUT November Meeting Program
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township Meeting.

Where:  Upper Township Branch of the Cape May County Library at 2050 Tuckahoe Rd.

Program: “Forgotten Warriors Vietnam Museum” presented by the owner of the museum, Vietnam Veteran, Thomas Collins.  The Museum, located at the Cape May Airport, 529 Forrestral Rd., Rio Grande, NJ, displays and preserves: military equipment, artifacts, and donated personal memorabilia from Vietnam war veterans. See the Museum Facebook page here.

There will be social time and refreshments at 7 pm followed by short business meeting; program at 7:30 pm. Please join us !
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Dennisville - Cedar Mining  June 2018 
The History of Dennisville and “Cedar Mining” was presented by Ray Rebmann, Curator/Historian of the Old School House Museum, Dennisville, as the program for the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. in June. Pictured, from left: Tom Champion, historian of Belle Plain State Park; Mike Horan, HPSUT vice President; Carol Williams, HPSUT President and Rebmann. > www.dennistwpmuseum.org
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Glass History - WheatonArts May 2018
May 2018 History Program: Kristin Qualls, center, Wheaton Arts Director of Exhibitions; with Carol Williams, right, Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. President and Mike Horan, HPSUT Vice President at the May 8th, 2018 meeting of the Historical Society. The program by Qualls covered the history of glass making in South Jersey including the Marshallville in Upper Twp. and Cape May Court House.
> www.wheatonarts.org/
- Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT Board 
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History of Glassmaking in South Jersey
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 “The History of Glassmaking” The impact that glassmaking had on the growth of South Jersey. - Presented by Kristen Qualls, Director of Exhibitions & Collections, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

These historical programs are held on the 2nd Tuesday each month at the Upper Cape Branch Library meeting room.

Location: 2050 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, NJ
Speaker's website: http://www.wheatonarts.org/
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April 10th Program - First Frontier Settlers
The First Frontier: Whaler Yeomen in Colonial New Jersey”
The story of the first permanent European settlers as well as a discussion of how the Eastern Seaboard was the original American frontier. - Presented by Jim Stephens, Deputy Director, of Historic Cold Spring Village. The Tuesday, April 10, 2018 event starts at 7 pm. These historical programs are held on the 2nd Tuesday each month at the Upper Cape Branch Library.

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Annual Potluck Dinner and Show & Share
For Upper Twp. Historical Society Mar. 13th
    Join with members and friends of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township for our annual covered dish – “Potluck” Dinner on Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018, 6 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, Route 49, Tuckahoe.
    This is the first meeting for the Society’s 2018 program year. See our website for details on the monthly programs.

    There is no charge for this dinner / program, however, please RSVP with the Society’s Mar. 13th Eventbrite page > https://uppertwphistory.eventbrite.com  

    This Potluck Dinner gathering of Historical Society members and guests is always a popular event for our community.
    The Board of Trustees will provide the meat dishes and we hope that everyone else attending will bring a vegetable, bread or dessert.
    The popular “show and share” will be held following the dinner. Members and guests are welcome to bring in items and tell the stories about their family artifact.
    For additional information, please contact Carroll Bailey, 628-2425, carrollbaileyupper@outlook.com
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Our monthly Membership Meetings will resume again in March 2018. Watch for details this website and the HPSUT Facebook page.
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SAVE The DATE - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Annual Covered Dish Dinner - Show and Share.
The March meeting of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. will be held at the United Methodist Church, Rt. 49, Tuckahoe, NJ.
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Regular monthly Membership Meetings / programs held on the 2nd Tuesday @ 7 pm at the Upper Cape Branch Library.

See 2018 Calendar for the HPSUT - Here
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  Click Here for Society's archived 2017 activity pages
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Main Events For 2018
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township has set the dates of our two main events for 2018.
They are:
- Strawberry Festival, Saturday, May 19, 2018
            
Rain date of Sunday May 20.

- AppleFest, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
            Rain date of Sunday Oct. 14.
Note: Above dates are tentative - pending Board approval.

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Membership Dues / Renewals::
Consider renewing/signing up today for the HPSUT 2016membership year.  See the Membership Page for dues levels.

Information You Can Use
Our Timeline:
2018 marks the 220th Anniversary of the Township and the 40th Anniversary of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. 

Membership Dues / Renewals:
Consider renewing/signing up today for the HPSUT 2018 membership year.  See the Membership Page for dues levels. Or print our handy application form.

WANTED!
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township is seeking information, interesting stories, old books, letters, post cards, documents, objects and other items relating to the history of our township.  Please help to preserve our past for our future generations.  Thank You!

Newsletter
Attention all members with email addresses:
Please include your email address when you renew your membership. It is quicker and easier to notify you by email if there is a new event or a change in plans.  Also the newsletter is in color and looks much better on the screen. Thank you.   Ralph Cooper, newsletter editor.
See online copies on
Newsletter Page.
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 Share your memories and artifacts: 
History - Upper Twp. - Train Stories - Oct 2013
Photos by R. J. Cooper, October 2013
Stories of Upper Township, Cape May County
Historical Preservation Society is interested in archiving local memorabilia about our Cape May County community.
For example, see photos of the Railroad Memories program,
held Oct. 2013 - See Facebook photo gallery -
here.
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The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township NJ Inc.
P.O. Box 658
Marmora, NJ 08223-0658

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Last Page Posting Date ~~ Sunday, September 09, 2018


SHOUT Fall 2018 -Newsletter
Click on above graphic to read or print 12-page PDF version.

ApplePieContest-2018

.Transportation Heritage Festival - April 28, 2018 (file photo)
                                                                                                             - Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT
Transportation Heritage Festival - Saturday, April 28, 2018
Historic Tuckahoe Train Station and Grounds
The Festival is being held at the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp.'s Tuckahoe Train Station
 in conjunction with the United Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
The theme for this year’s event is “Railroads and the Military” and will feature train rides,
military vehicles, historic buses, cars, and a special motorcar train ride.
The family friendly festival will also have a 1950’s era Pennsylvania Railroad military display train,
 a scale live steam train, vendors, a model train layout, historic motorcars and much more.
See the URHS website for ticketing and other information.

Note: Copy of Festival Press Release, dated 01 April 2018, here.  
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SHOUT_Spring-2018-Newsletter
SHOUT Spring 2018 -Newsletter
Click on above graphic to read or print 8-page PDF version.
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Strawberry Festival 2018 - Promotion
SAVE The DATE - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Strawberry Festival at the Gandy Farmstead
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SeaShoreLine Train - Tuckahoe, NJ    Dec. 2017
                                                                            - Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT
Our Upper Township's Tuckahoe Train Station was a focal point for Santa Express Train
 experience during the 2017 Holiday Season. The historic Station was staffed by HPSUT
volunteers and hours were coordinated with train schedules.
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2017 AppleFest
2017 AppleFest
2017 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (25 Photos)
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View over 180 photos from prior AppleFest events
- 2016 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (25 Photos)
- 2015 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (17 Photos)
- 2014 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (51 Photos)
- 2013 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (50 Photos)
- 2012 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by Glen Stewart (23 Photos)
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- 2009 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by Glen Stewart (14 Photos)

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Successful 2017 Strawberry Festival. The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT)
 held the 28th Annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 20, 2017
at the Gandy Farmstead on Tyler Road in Greenfield.
Strawberries, strawberry bread and all of the strawberry shortcake sold out.
Sales included 640 quarts (80 cases) of strawberries and 60 loaves of the strawberry bread.
May 20th Photo Gallery > http://tinyurl.com/mffyn9a

Link to Photo Pages - PDF - Here
- Photos by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT Board Member

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Society Brochure - Scanned PDF Copy - Page 1 ~ Page 2  (Updated version as of Sept. 2013)

History Society Brochure
Read about:
 - Membership, Mission
 - Friendship School
 - Gandy Farmstead
 - Tuckahoe Train Station
 - History Tour Information
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Photo by R. J. Cooper, August 2013
Gandy Farmstead - Narrative History - Handout (MS Word File) (PDF)
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Strawberry Festival Photos

- 2016 Photo Gallery 2-page PDF File Photos by R. J. Cooper
- 2015 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by R. J. Cooper
- 2014 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by R. J. Cooper
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2013 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by Glen Stewart
- 2012 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by R. J. Cooper
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Photo by R. J. Cooper, April 2013
Friendship School, Palermo District - Upper Twp. NJ
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  - See Society's Links Page for other Twp. / area groups / activities  _______________________________________________________

The association maintains 3 historic sites in Upper Twp:

The Friendship School
859 South Shore Road (Route 9)
Palermo, in Upper Township

The Gandy Farmstead
26 Tyler Road (Route 616)
Greenfield, in Upper Township

The Tuckahoe Train Station
Railroad Avenue and Mill Road
Tuckahoe, in Upper Township.
 

    

      Official Seal - Upper Township
     Cape May County - New Jersey