Delran Historical Society

Collecting, Preserving and Educating

Author: Renee Brizzi (page 1 of 7)

March Meeting Canceled

Due to unfolding events we will not be having our March Monthly meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM. Please be safe and be aware of your surroundings. Wash your hands. See you next month! Sorry for any inconvenience.

JANUARY 21, 2020 Meeting will be Show and Tell

JANUARY 21, 2020 Meeting will be Show and Tell.

– Bring any historical item you would like to our meeting and tell us the story behind it. – We really enjoy hearing everyone’s interesting stories. – Items do not have to be Delran related. Any historical item is interesting.

November 19 – Chris Doerner, antiques and collectibles

Join us this Tuesday, November 19, at our monthly meeting at the Delran municipal building at 7:00 PM where Chris Doerner, antiques and collectibles auctioneer and owner of 21 Centruey Antiques, will be our guest speaker. He will share his experience and knowledge of the auction world. He will provide tips on what to do with that house of items you just inherited, how to better plan for those items “before” you inherit them, helping you narrow down your items of worth, and what to look for in a good auctioneer and become a successful bidder, yourself. Light refreshments will be served.

21st Century Antiques

Christopher Doerner
210 Ivy Road
Beverly, NJ 08010

Phone: 6098776843
Email: dolltoy@hotmail.com
Web: www.allthingsold.com

March 19 – Campbell’s – More than Just Soup

Marisa Bozarth, Museum Curator at Burlington County Parks will present Campbell’s: More than Just Soup at our monthly meeting on Tuesday March 19 at 7pm at the Delran Municipal Building.  Her presentation tells the story of the Campbell’s Soup Company’s humble beginnings to becoming a multi-million dollar company and the role Burlington County farmers played in the process. I’m sure we all have enjoyed Campbell’s Soup and it’s likely our Delran farmers sent produce to Campbell’s. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after Marisa’s presentation.

Remember when Millside Manor opened?

Millside Manor which is now Hunters Glen, replaced Millside Farms and opened in the late 1960’s. A two bedroom apartment leased for $200 a month. Here’s the layouts and the promotional materials provided to prospective renters. Did you live there? What do you remember most?

November 20 meeting – Early Homes of Delran

At our meeting November 20th meeting, we will be kicking off our Early Homes of Delran project.  PJ Buzzi, a Delran Historical Society member, will share the history of his house at 4205 Bridgeboro Road and the people who lived there.  Our meetings are held at the Delran Township Municipal Building and start at 7pm.

We are looking to document homes built before 1900.  Many of these homes were photographed in the l970’s and 80’s but much has changed.  We will be visiting these addresses and photographing these houses after the leaves are off the trees.  Over the winter, we will be researching the history of these homes.   We need your help!  If you own or lived in one of these houses, we hope that you will share photographs of the original architectural features inside such as fireplace, cabinets, floors, or woodwork as well as stories of the people and events that happened in the house. Visit our website for more information about this project.

If these walls could talk!

About 100 homes in Delran were built before 1900.  At least one house dates back to the mid-1700’s.  The Delran Historical Society would like to inventory these houses as they look today.  We’d also like to document the history of these houses and the families that once lived in them.  If you own or lived in one of these houses, we hope you will share your photos and stories of the people who once lived here.  More information is available on our website.

UPDATE – Street Signs Available

We still have street signs available for purchase.  Each sign costs $20.  Unfortunately, many of the popular streets have sold out.  A list of signs is posted on our website.

The Women behind the Men

Join the Delran Historical Society on June 19 at 7pm at the Delran Municipal Building.  Marisa Bozarth, Museum Curator, Burlington County Parks will enlighten with her program:  The  Women Behind the Men.  Her presentation focuses on the lives of women from Burlington County who played a role in the history of our local community, state, and nation. These women were leaders in education, medicine, journalism, agriculture, art, and social justice. A few of the women’s stories to be told are Alice Paul, Agnes Smith, Clara Barton, Patience Wright, Elizabeth White and others.  The public is welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will follow.

2018 Street Sign Fundraiser

We’re excited because we’ve got more Delran Street Signs to sell. So if you’re looking for a unique one-of-kind gift, consider purchasing an old street sign. Delran Township is in the process of replacing neighborhood street signs and they’ve provided the old signs to the Delran Historical Society to sell as a fundraiser.  We’re selling the old streets signs for $20 on a first come first serve basis. We started this process last September and sold 250 signs.  This time, we have 230 signs for 115 streets available.

We learned a lot when we started selling the signs in the fall and we’re launching a new process.  Please review the list of 2018 Streets to see if the street you want is available.  If the street is listed, complete the form for each sign you wish to purchase.  We’ll be taking orders until April 27.  If the sign you requested is available, you will receive an email with directions on how to pay for your sign. Signs can be picked up on May 7 and May 15 at 6-8pm at the Delran Municipal Building.  We will set up webpage to pay by credit card.  Of course, we will take cash or check at pick-up.

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