On March 21, 2017 the Delran Historical Society invited members to bring something old of interest to them and tell the story behind the item at our first “Show and Tell”. Delran Historical Society Member Kathy Biluck brought a sampler to share with the group. Abigail R. Hubbs stitched this sampler in 1842 at the age of 8. It was quite common for young girls to create samplers as a way to learn embroidery stitches. In addition to improving their sewing technique, it was a great way from them to learn their alphabet. Abigail Hubbs was born in Bridgeboro in 1834 and is Kathy’s great great grandmother. This means Kathy’s family has been in Delran 200 years or more. Kathy and her husband Joe still live in Delran.
Do you have something interesting you’d like to share with the Delran Historical Society? Send us an email.
Join us on March 21 at 7pm for our artifact “Show and Tell” . Attendees can bring in something old of their interest and share the story behind the item. We’d like it to be a little like Antique Roadshow without the appraisal. Maybe you’ve got an old antique handed down for generations, a photograph, glassware, art work, tool or toy. Just make sure you can carry it in with you. Bring something near and dear to you and share the story of how you got the item and why it’s so special to you. It doesn’t need to be a Delran related item, just something you’d like to share. We hope that this “Show and Tell” makes for some interested discussions.
Our meeting starts at 7pm in the Community Room at the Delran Municipal Building at 900 Chester Avenue. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Light refreshments will be served.