This month our presenter is Garey Hope from Will Hope and Son in Burlington. Garey’s family has been designing and hand crafting granite, marble and bronze memorials for families that have lost a loved one and for towns or groups looking for a war memorial or other monumental art work for over 100 years. Garey will share how memorials and the business of stone cutting changed thru the years. Should be an interesting night. Our meeting starts at 7pm at the Delran Municipal Building. The public is welcome to come out for this interesting talk. We’ll have tickets for our annual hoagie sale available. We might even have a few Vid’s Deli Hoagies to sample.
This month, Marisa Bozarth Museum Curator at Burlington County Parks will present Campbell’s: More than Just Soup at our monthly meeting on Tuesday March 20 at 7pm. 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.
In 1954, Roller Skating was the thing to do. This is a photo from the Southland Swing contest on March 4, 1954. Music to skate by was provided by Mr. Costello on the organ. Earlene Hullings is the second skater from the left in the front row was from Bridgeboro. Her skating partner was Ray Louder from Riverside. He’s the third from the left in the front row. Can you identify other skaters? Share your memories of roller skating.
Join the Delran Historical Society on Tuesday January 16 for our first meeting of 2018. Richard Knight, Delran Mayor between 1984 and 1992, is our guest speaker. He will share his experience as mayor and the changes that occurred in Delran during his term. The public is welcome to join us and learn about the history of our town. Our meeting starts at 7pm in the community room at the Delran Municipal Building at 900 Chester Avenue.
Mal Anderson, Delran Historical Society President researched early transportation in Delran. Read First By Stage to learn about the early Stage Coach service established by Albert Elliott and the eventual bus line operated by Charles Kauderer.
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.
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.
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.
The Delran Historical Society would like to thank Flagg’s Garden Center and Landscaping for donating the landscaping at the Delran Municipal Building. We think it looks really nice. Please contact them for your landscaping needs.