Delran Historical Society

Collecting, Preserving and Educating

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Help Preserve Revolutionary War Battlefield Site in Burlington County

Burlington County currently has no preserved American Revolutionary War Battlefield sites. But one Revolutionary War site named Petticoat Bridge Battlefield is in need of preservation. If Petticoat Bridge Battlefield is not preserved it is very likely that the 197 acres of farmland in Burlington County will be development.

If you would like to see the Petticoat Bridge Battlefield site preserved then please sign the petition in the link below. Thank You For Your Support!

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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

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.

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.

Shipbuilding made Bridgeboro

Check out this story written by a Daily Enterprise Reporter in 1937.  The Daily Enterprise was published in Burlington from 1884-1939.  He writes about historic places including Fortnum Motors and people of that time including Jacob Freck and Sally Wood both over 90.  Maybe your relatives were included in his story.

November’s Program

This month we’ve invited Sal Miliziano owner/operator of Delran’s Chick-Fila to attend our meeting.  We will interview Mr. Miliziano about his life including his experience as a matador.  Join us Tuesday November 21 at the Delran Municipal Building.  Our meeting starts at 7pm.   Light refreshments will be served.

Another Mayor located

Earlene Hope is George Friday’s Great Granddaughter and she shared this family photo with the Delran Historical Society.  George Friday served two terms as Delran Township Mayor.  His first term was 1901-1903 and the second term was 1904-1906.  He was born in Riverside to George and Anna Freitag in 1853.  His name was John George Freitag but he went by George Friday.  George Friday married Emma Hartman in 1876 and they had 8 children.   Earlene’s Grandmother Anna Friday was George Friday’s daughter.  Anna married Charles Hullings.

This photo was taken in the late 1920′ or early 1930’s.  Seated is George Friday and his wife Emma.  Standing from the left, George Friday, Jr., Conrad Friday, Joe Friday, Gertrude Severns, Anna Hullings (Earlene’s grandmother), Minnie Robinson, and Charles Friday.  George Friday, Sr. died in Bridgeboro in 1932 and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington.

Round 1 – Delran Sign Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting the Delran Historical Society and your interest in purchasing a Delran street sign.  We received an overwhelming number of requests.  Unfortunately we could not fulfill everyone’s request.  If the sign you requested was available, you received an email confirmation.  This email explains how and when to pick up your sign.  If you have not received an email, unfortunately, this means by the time we got your email, the sign was already spoken for.

Delran Township’s effort to replace all of our street signs is ongoing.  We will post another message when we have additional signs for sale.    If you requested a street sign not listed, we’ll keep your email and let you know when we have that sign.


Street Sign Fundraiser – UPDATE

We want to thank everyone for their interest in owning a piece of Delran. We received an overwhelming number of requests for street signs available now.  If the sign you requested is available, you will receive a confirmation email by October 3. Unfortunately, many people requested the same streets and we will be unable to fulfill all requests.  Additionally, due to the volume of requests we’ve decided not have them picked up at Delran Day. We are in the process of scheduling times at the Delran Township Municipal Building for you to pick up and pay for your signs. Further details will be included in the email confirmation. Thank you for supporting the Delran Historical Society and make sure to stop by and visit our pop-up museum at Delran Day.

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