Collecting, Preserving and Educating

Author: Renee Brizzi (Page 3 of 7)

UPDATE – Street Sign Fundraiser

Delran Historical Society has its regular monthly meeting on October 17 at the Delran Municipal Building starting at 7pm.  If you received an email indicating the sign you requested was available and didn’t pick it up on October 4 please plan to stop by.  The list of signs still available is posted on our website. We’ll have them too if you’d like to purchase one of the available signs.   Public Works is working to upgrade and replace street signs throughout Delran.  We expect another batch in 2018.

October Historical Society Meeting

October 17th is our regular monthly meeting.  It begins at 7pm in the Delran Municipal Building.   Please feel free to join us for our meeting and light refreshments.  We will be selling tickets for our November 25th bus trip to Longwood Gardens to see the Holiday display.  Here’s a link for more information.

If you received a confirmation email indicating that the street sign you wished to purchase was available and you didn’t pick it up on October 4, you can stop by on October 17.

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.

Delran Street Sign Fundraiser

Looking for a unique one-of-kind gift for the holidays, consider purchasing an old street sign. The Delran Historical Society is selling Delran Township’s old streets signs for $20 on a first come first serve basis. At this time, total of 282 signs from 115 streets are available. Delran Township is in the process of replacing street signs, so if your street isn’t listed it should be available in the near future. A list of available streets are posted on our website.

If you are planning to attend Delran Day and would like to purchase a specific street sign, please send an email by September 23 indicating the street you’d like to purchase. We’ll bring the sign and you can stop by our tent to pick up and pay. If you can’t attend Delran Day, you can reserve your sign and we’ll bring your sign to our October 17 meeting at the Delran Township Municipal Building.

The goal of the Delran Historical Society is to protect and preserve Delran Township’s history and to educate the public about our special town. We hold meetings on the third Tuesday of the month. Our meetings start at 7pm and are open to the public. Check out the Delran Historical Society on Facebook and our website.  We also encourage you to considering joining DHS. A family membership is just $15.

Longwood Gardens Bus Trip

Join the Delran Historical Society for a bus trip to Longwood Gardens on November 25, 2017 for “A Longwood Christmas”.  This is a great way to start the Holiday Season  when there are organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and holiday horticulture fills the Gardens.  The cost is $65 per person which includes the bus and entrance ticket to Longwood Gardens.  We’ll meet the bus at the Target parking lot at 11:30am and return by 8pm.  If you’d like to purchase a ticket please email or call (609)410-1602 to reserve a spot.

Lake Lonnie

Karen and Josh Ruza, Delran Historical Society members researched the history of Lake Lonnie and presented the information at a Delran Historical Society Meeting.  Construction on Lake Lonnie at the end of Fifth Street began during World War II.   In its heyday,  it was the place to go on the weekends, and many teenagers worked there for the summer.  Want to know more, check out their presentation.

Adventures of Finding a Cook

Sue Hueskin, Delran Historical Society member has co-authored a book entitled Colonial Burlington County Cookery, a Book of Receipts. Sue will be discussing her book which focuses on Polly Burling and her receipts (or recipes) from 1770.  The program is being held on Saturday July 13th at the Mount Holly Friends Meeting House located at 81 High Street in Mount Holly starting at 1pm.  This event is free and open to the public.

Organizing Delran’s History

Members of the Delran Historical Society spent their Saturday morning reviewing donations, cataloging into our database, and scanning items.  Our hard work pays off so we can locate historical items when requested.  We also pulled items to include in an upcoming article about Millside Farms in the Positive Press.  Do you have a piece of Delran’s history?  Attend our monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month in the Delran Community Room in the Municipal Building at 7pm.

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