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GANDY HOUSE-1815: Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp, Cape May County, NJ
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What's New 2019
E-mailuppertwphistory@yahoo.com

Last Posting Date (Site Log Sheet)
05 Nov. 2019  
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FUTURE MEETINGS - 2019

Fort Mott and Coastal Defense System
for Delaware River Nov 12th  HPSUT program
Fort Mott and its role in the coastal defense system of Philadelphia and the Delaware Bay will be the Nov. 12, 2019 program for the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp.
Andy Grant from Fort Mott State Park will give a presentation on the history of Ft. Mott and the network of forts on both sides (and the middle) of the Delaware River for the defense of Philadelphia throughout history.
Fort Mott were erected in 1896 in anticipation of the Spanish-American War.
The other two forts in the system were Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island and Fort DuPont in Delaware City, Delaware.
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/fortmott.html
https://www.stateparks.com/fort_mott_state_park_in_new_jersey.html 
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HPSUT monthly membership programs are held at the Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg. There will be social time and refreshments at 7 pm, followed by short business meeting, and the program at 7:30 pm.

 

Prior Meetings / Events

EHT Speakers Sept 2019
Historian June Sheridan, left, and photographer Lynn Wood presented the HPSUT program for Oct 8, 2019 about their book “Journey Through Time – A Pictorial History of Egg Harbor Township.” Also pictured is Mike Horan, HPSUT Vice President and Program Chairperson.
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Oct. 8th Meeting – “Journey Through Time – A Pictorial History of Egg Harbor Twp.”
The next Membership meeting for the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, 7 pm, at the Upper Cape Branch Library.
Historian June Sheridan and photographer Lynn Wood will present a program about their book “Journey Through Time – A Pictorial History of Egg Harbor Township.”
The book was awarded second place by the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey’s Kevin M. Hale Award, a statewide competition of submitted works in 2016. The book was researched, and along with the collecting of photos, as part of the EHT 300th anniversary celebration in 2010.
Sheridan and Wood will present a slide show presentation with the before and after photos from the book.
The Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society website is > www.gehthsmuseum.org
HPSUT monthly membership programs are held at the Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg. There will be social time and refreshments at 7 pm, followed by short business meeting, and the program at 7:30 pm. ##
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Sept. 10, 2019: Tuckahoe Archaeology Digs
Jean Howson, Ph.D., of the NV5 consulting firm will present a report on the findings from the recent archaeology digs in Tuckahoe. The artifacts are from the Willets-Williams homestead site, at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 49 in Tuckahoe and the Native American site on the Tuckahoe River along Mosquito Landing Road.
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June 15, 2019: Heritage Transportation Festival at the Tuckahoe Train station

June 11, 2019: “S. Seaville Camp Meeting
The President of the South Seaville Camp Meeting Association, Grant Karsner, presented a program on the history of South Seaville Camp Meeting, a traditional Methodist gathering every July that was established in 1875 and still exists today.
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30th Annual Strawberry Festival at the Gandy Farmstead, held Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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May 14th program for the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township featured the story of the cruise ship Morro Castle and how it ended in flames on the Asbury Park beach in 1934. Pictured, from left, Carol Williams, HPSUT President, authors Deborah C. Whitcraft and Gretchen F. Coyle and Mike Horan, HPSUT Vice President.
> https://www.facebook.com/NJMaritimeMuseum/

May 14, 2019: “Inferno at Sea”
This program will tell the true story of the cruise ship, Morro Castle, which sailed from Cuba to New York in 1934, and ended up in flames killing 137 people. It floated onto the Asbury Park beach becoming a tourist attraction and a mystery. The authors of the story: Deborah C. Whitcraft, founder and President of the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven; and Gretchen F. Coyle, a well known authority on maritime history will present. ##
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Ocean City’s Life Saving Station 30
Set as April 9th Program for HPSUT
The Ocean City Life Saving Station 30 will be the program for the Tuesday, April 9, 2019 monthly membership meeting of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. (HPSUT) at the Upper Cape Branch Library.
The Ocean City Life Saving Station was recently finished after nearly a decade of restoration, collection of artifacts, and historical research. The Life Saving Service was the precursor to the present US Coast Guard. John Loeper, the man with the passion for preserving the station, will talk about the restoration and Station’s history.
RSVPs for the April 9th program can be registered with this link > https://UpperTwpHistory.Eventbrite.com  A count is needed for refreshment planning and your registration is appreciated. However, walk-ins are always welcome.
HPSUT monthly membership programs are held at the Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Tuckahoe Rd., Petersburg.
There will be social time and refreshments at 7 pm. followed by short business meeting; program at 7:30 pm.
The Life Saving Station 30’s Facebook page is > www.facebook.com/U.S.LifeSavingStation30   ##
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Annual Potluck Dinner and Show and Share
For Upper Twp. Historical Society Mar. 12th 

Join with members and friends of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township for our annual covered dish – “Potluck” Dinner on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, 6 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, Route 49, Tuckahoe.
This is the first meeting for the Society’s 2019 program year. S
There is no charge for this dinner / program, however, please RSVP with the Society’s Mar. 12th 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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Regular monthly Membership Meetings / programs held on the 2nd Tuesday @ 7 pm at the Upper Cape Branch Library.

See 2019 Calendar for the HPSUT - Here
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  Click Here for Society's archived 2018 What's New page
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Main Events For 2019
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township has the tentative dates of our two main events for 2019.
They are:
- Strawberry Festival, Saturday, May 18, 2019
            
Rain date of Sunday May 19.

- AppleFest, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.
            Rain date of Sunday Oct. 13.
Note: Above dates are tentative - pending Board approval.

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Membership Dues / Renewals::
Renew / signing up today for the HPSUT 2019 Membership Year.  See the Membership Page for dues levels.

Information You Can Use
Our Timeline:
2019 marks the 220th Anniversary of the Township and the 41st 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 link for the latest SHOUT newsletter is in color and looks much better on the screen. Thank you.
Ralph Cooper, SHOUT Newsletter Editor
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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 ~~ Friday, November 08, 2019

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Upper Twp. Historical Society Seeks Volunteers
for 2020 Board and Committee Positions
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) is recruiting volunteers for Board and
committee positions for the coming year.
Consideration for Board of Trustee positions will be heard at the Nov. 12 Membership meeting of the HPSUT, scheduled for 7 pm at the Upper Cape Branch Library in Petersburg.
A slate of Officers and Trustees is currently being developed for approval in the coming months.
Recruiting is also underway for various committee positions for the coming year.
Orientation and development training will be provided in 2020 for volunteers supporting the Historical Society.  Individuals can have a rewarding impact by helping on standing committees that meet regularly throughout the year, or they may choose to contribute just two or three hours during annual activities such as the AppleFest or Strawberry Festival.
The HPSUT Nominations Committee welcomes all recommendations. Nominations, as well as direct inquiries, can be made by calling  (609) 390.5656 (Please leave a message) or email  UpperTwpHistory@Yahoo.com
HPSUT Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month, at 4 pm, at the Tuckahoe Train Station.
Web: www.UpperTwpHistory.org  
Historical Society Background / Activities:
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) operates and manages three historic sites that are open to the public: the Gandy House and Farmstead, ca. 1815; the Tuckahoe Train Station, 1894; and the Friendship School in Palermo, ca. 1830. (v1.1_04Nov2019)  ##

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Christmas Party 2019
Christmas Dinner - Dec. 17, 2019
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Applefest 2019
AppleFest 2019
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township
http://bit.ly/AppleFest2019Photos  

http://bit.ly/AppleFest2019ApplePieContest

http://bit.ly/OCHSInteractClubatAppleFest
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AppleFest 2019
Click above grahic for printable version.
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To read our latest newsletter, click on graphic below.
SHOUT Newsletter Fall 2019

Fall SHOUT Newsletter - 2019
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     Summer SHOUT Newsletter - 2019
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Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2019 10 am – 4 pm
Tuckahoe Train Station, Mill Rd. & Railroad Ave., Tuckahoe, NJ 08270
Watch for details - coming soon!
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Strawberry Festival May 25, 2019
Strawberry Festival May 25, 2019
See Photos Here > http://bit.ly/UTStrawberryFest2019Gallery
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Strawberry Festival Flier- 2019
click above for printable PDF

Vendor Application
 Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 25, 2019

Upper Twp. Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 25th at Gandy Farmstead
The 30th annual Upper Twp. Strawberry Festival and Craft Show will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm, at the Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road (Route 616) Greenfield.

  • The annual Festival is present by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. 

  • South Jersey strawberries will be on sale.

  • In addition, Society volunteers will be serving up their special Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream.

  • A light lunch selection will be for sale as well.

  • This Upper Township event features a variety of handmade crafts and other items for sale.
    Volunteer docents will be on hand in the Gandy house and barn areas with plenty of information about our historic sites.

  • There will be live music throughout the day by Linda and Ollie.

  • The event rain date is Sunday, May 26, 2019.

If you are interested in displaying your crafts this year, please contact Carroll Bailey, carrollbaileyupper@outlook.com | Ph: 609 628-2425.  - Posted 27 Mar. 2019
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Carol Williams, President of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, accepts the 2019 Green Recognition Certificate from Ralph Cooper, Chairperson of the Sustainable Committee with the Upper Twp. Business Association, at the April meeting of the HPSUT.

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Bus Trip – May 4-5, 2019 - To Long Island Historical Sites
Hosted by Upper Township Historical Society
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. (HPSUT) , in conjunction with Pary and Bruce Tell, will host a two- day bus trip, in May 2019 to historical sites on Long Island, NY.

The trip schedule includes:       (Please note itinerary changes)
• Saturday, May 4th: Walt Whitman Birthplace, Huntington Station, NY; Old Westbury House and Gardens, a magnificent Gold Coast Mansion in Old Westbury, NY.; the Saturday overnight stay at the Best Western, Woodbury, NY.
• Sunday, May 5th: Visits to the Brewster House, Brewster's Tavern, the site of the British garrison and the Thompson House (all sites from the Culper Spy Ring, Washington's spies in the Revolution).
The price of the trip will be $235 per person (with an additional $62 if you're rooming alone) and
includes the bus, all meals (except for breakfast Saturday and dinner on the way home Sunday), the hotel, and admission to all sites.
Bus service will be by Senior Travel coach with departure points from Cape May Court House and Seaville, same as last year.  
To be added to the list to receive more detailed information and a registration form as soon as they're available, please contact Pary Tell at email > pary.bruce@earthlink.net; mail to 397 Corson Ln, Cape May NJ 08204; phone 609-886-8577.  ##
- Last update 08 Mar. 2019

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Spring SHOUT Newsletter - 2019
click above for printable PDF

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Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. (HPSUT) Board members were installed at the Dec. 11, 2018 membership dinner. Picture, from left, Carol Williams, HPSUT President; Marj Bixby, newly elected Special Trustee; Doug Longenecker, new Trustee at Large; and Sonia Forry, induction ceremony coordinator. Current Board members that will also be serving in 2019 are: Mike Horan, Vice President and Program Chair; Linda Leonard, Recording Secretary; Carroll Bailey, Treasurer; Barbara Horan, Corresponding Secretary; Robert Holden, Historian; and Ralph Cooper, Publicity Chair. Special recognition was noted at the dinner for Mike Houdart, former President and long time Board member of the HPSUT.   - Photo by Mike Horan, HPSUT Vice President
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SHOUT - Winter 2018-2019
Winter SHOUT Newsletter - 2018-2019
Click above for printable PDF
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Strawberry Festival 2018 - Promotion
SAVE The DATE - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Strawberry Festival at the Gandy Farmstead
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SeaShoreLine Train - Tuckahoe, NJ    Dec. 2017
                                                                            - File  Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT
Our Upper Township's Tuckahoe Train Station was a focal point for Santa Express Train
 experience during the 2018 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 - File Photo
2018 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (58 Photos)
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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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

- 2018 and 2017 - See Newsletters
- 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.
 

    

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