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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)
15 Oct. 2018  
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Upcoming Events:
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Community Night - As popular as apple pie
Check out our Historical Society information table at the Nov. 13th Community Night. Click above graphic to view a larger graphic of the winning pie at this year's HPSUT AppleFest - See photos on Facebook here.

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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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HPSUT program - Oct. 2018
Joseph G. Bilby, center, co-author of the book, “A History of Submarine Warfare along the Jersey Shore” was this month's speaker for the HPSUT October Membership Program at the Upper Cape Branch Library. Pictured are Mike Horan, left, HPSUT Vice President and Program Chairperson; Bilby; and Barbara Horan, HPSUT Corresponding Secretary.  Bilby is the Historian of the NJ National Guard Militia Museum of NJ in Sea Girt and spoke about the history of submarines off the New Jersey coastline, from 1776 through World War II.
- Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT Publicity / Board Member
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HPSUT Sep 2018 Titanic Program
September's program speaker was Tom Maddox, center, owner of American Diving Supply, pictured with Carol Williams, President, Historical Preservation Society (HPSUT) and Mike Horan, Vice President and program chair of the HPSUT. Maddox gave a presentation about his 2.5 mile dives on the Mir deep diving submersibles while they filmed to explore the wreckage of TITANIC as part of a History Channel expedition.
>  www.americandivingsupply.com
- Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT Publicity / Board Member
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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 ~~ Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Nov. 13th Program
Click above for printable PDF
Forgotten Warriors Vietnam Museum - Facebook page here
RSVPs requested:  Click Here > https://uppertwphistory.eventbrite.com
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2018 Christmas Dinner for HPSUT
Click above for printable PDF
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Sonia Forry, right, is the volunteer Blue Bird box monitor at the HPSUT Gandy Farmstead in the Greenfield section of Upper township. Gail Fisher, left, Cape May County Coordinator with the New Jersey Blue Bird (BB) Society, installed the box on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 and also conducted an orientation / training session on the monitoring process.

Blue Birds welcome at Upper Twp. Historical Gandy Farmstead
Blue Birds will be calling the Gandy Farmstead home with a new project announced by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT).

The HPSUT has been developing this new project, in conjunction with the Cape May County Chapter of the New Jersey Blue Bird (BB) Society and the Upper Twp. Green Team (GT), and a new nesting box has been installed at the Gandy Herb Garden.  In addition, Sonia Forry, HPSUT member, has volunteered to monitor Gandy BB box for the coming year.

Gail Fisher, Cape May County Coordinator with the New Jersey Blue Bird Society met with HPSUT and GT members in Sept. and conducted an orientation session. 

While the Blue Bird Society has a system for checking the box(s) on a regular basis, the main role for a box monitor is in the Springtime, when the baby blue birds hatch.  Working with the monitor information, Gail will determine when to come to Gandy and band the birds next year.

If the Gandy Herb Garden location works out for this first box, there is the potential for adding a 2nd box, in the open field, near the back of the Farmstead, beyond the fruit tree orchard, next year.

To volunteer and help with this, or other activities at the Gandy Farmstead, please contact the HPSUT via email at uppertwphistory@yahoo.com or call (609) 390.5656 (Please leave a message).

Note: The Upper Twp. Green Team is interested in partnering with other groups to facilitate additional bird boxes under the CMC Chapter of the NJ Blue Bird Society.  For example, several locations along the Amanda’s Field walking trail have been scouted by Gail Fisher and the Green Team and the Township has approved initial installations, when volunteers are signed up.

Please contact the Upper Twp. Green Team via email UpperTwpGreenTeam@yahoo.com if you’d like to volunteer to monitor Amanda’s Field Blue Bird boxes or just want to learn more details about the program.



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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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New Jersey Historic Preservation Office

Three themes have been designated to help frame New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

Be a Part of the Celebration – Innovation, Diversity, Liberty

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The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. is a proud member


www.upperbiz.com
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The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. is supporting partner


www.UpperTwpGreenTeam.wordpress.com

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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