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Monthly Meeting: Sept. 8th, 2014 at 7pm, at the Bud Duble Senior Center in Atco, NJ 08004

Past Events

August Meeting: Aug 4th, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center. - No guest speaker.

July Meeting: July 9th, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center. "Murphy, NJ" - an open forum for any and all that have information on the tiny hamlet of Murphy, NJ. Please bring your artifacts, memories, and knowledge of Murphy to share!

June Meeting: June 2nd, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center. Jenn Jennings - "How to do an Oral History" - Learn how conduct oral histories and preserve peoples' memories for posterity. We'll cover equipment, procedures, and how to save those precious bits of history properly.

May Meeting: May 5th, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center."Show & Tell" - Instead of a guest speaker, we ask that you bring an item and share the its history. Dig around in your attics and basements - we're sure you'll find something old and interesting to share after the meeting!

April Meeting: April 7th, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center. Lorie Triantos - Little known and seldom visited by family and friends, the Cemetery at Ancora State Psychiatric Hospital holds the mortal remains of 600 patients.  Visit with the Historical Society of Winslow Township and learn about this cemetery as well as other aspects of the hospital from Lorie Triantos, executive assistant to the CEO of Support Services.  Lorie will discuss the tales of ghosts, deranged war vets, a village now gone, and other stories that have been connected with this state owned pinelands facility!

Happy Birthday, Winslow Township! Saturday, March 8th, 2014

A future beekeeper!

Join the Historical Society of Winslow Township for a family afternoon of education and fun celebrating the 169th anniversary of Winslow Township's incorporation on March 8th, 1845. See photos, fire, police, EMT, artifact and historical displays, singing pirates, demonstrations, presentations, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy environmental crafts for the kids, a real beekeeper and his hive, and share in the agricultural heritage of our area, and learn about the histories of our schools, families and churches.

FREE admission! ~ FREE hot dog! ~ FREE soda! ~ FREE birthday cake!

March Meeting: March 3rd, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - (cancelled due to weather).

February Meeting: February 10th, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - "Dolls of Color" presentation (rescheduled a week later due to weather). Mary Williams Swift grew up in the Florence Estates section of Winslow Township and is a 1965 Graduate of Edgewood High School. Mary married and moved to Little Rock Arkansas, where she became a teacher and both a collector and student of dolls. She is shown here, from the pages of “Doll News”, with her award winning Kewpie doll. Join us at 8:00 PM, after our regular business meeting, for a showing of Mary’s video of “The Rich and Fascinating History of Black Dolls,” originally presented at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in February of 2008. Mary is a member of the Central Arkansas Doll Club and frequently gives “trunk shows” featuring her extensive doll collection around the state. A historical display of African-America dolls and figurines owned by Society members and other Winslow residents will also be featured and discussed by their owners.

January Meeting: January 6th, 2014 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - No guest speaker - HSWT artifact display.

December Meeting: December 2nd, 2013 at 7pm, The Winslow Family Diner - No guest speaker. Annual membership meeting and voting in of new trustee, Lesa Passarella.

Veterans Day 2013 Essay Winners

We are honored to showcase the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place student essay winners from Winslow's 7th, 8th and 12th grade classes. We thank them for their hard work and fine words. (Click on each winner to read their essay)

7th Grade

8th Grade
12th Grade

Mary-Elizabeth Jimoh (1st place)

Kelli O’Neill (1st place)
Rebecca Hall (1st place)
Jordan Frazier (2nd place)
Deanna Paul (2nd place)
Joshua Hansen (2nd place)
Morgan Chambliss (3rd place)
Aliyah Jones (3rd place)
Amanda Wellik (3rd place)

November Meeting: November 4th, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Bob Christine - In 1945 Bob Christine was just a teenager when he joined the Navy, completed Signalman’s and Amphibious training, and joined the 5 officers and 53 other enlisted men on the newly commissioned Landing Ship Medium #492.  Visit with the Historical Society of Winslow Township as Bob tells us about his time in the Navy, his great grandfather and 30 other men from Winslow Township who fought in the Civil War.

October Meeting: October 7th, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Mayor Barry Wright - Winslow Township is made up of many villages, some large, some small.  Among the smallest is Penbryn. Although mostly known today for the lake bearing the village’s name or the Johns Manville Plant, few realize that this tiny remaining part of a failed early twentieth century subdivision was the home of a world famous Champion Woodchopper, the mother of a currently very popular TV personality, and Winslow Township’s very own Mayor Barry Wright. Visit with the Historical Society of Winslow Township as Mayor Wright tells us about the early and later industries of Penbryn, some of the people who have lived there and what it was like to grow up in one of Winslow’s smallest villages.

September Meeting: September 2nd, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - No guest speaker.

August Meeting: August 5th, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Bob Lancaster - From a small boy growing up in Albion, Robert Lancaster loved airplanes.  He built and flew small model airplanes, then radio controlled giants with 7 foot wings.  Bob even learned to fly real planes.  As he approached retirement he decided to build a real airplane for himself, from a kit.  Visit with the Historical Society of Winslow Township as we learn the trials and tribulations of building, housing and flying your own plane. Presentation will begin after our 7:00 PM regular business meeting.  Free Admission with light refreshments provided.

Personal airplane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Meeting: July 1st, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Joe Iuliucci & Dorothy Wiley - Learn about the history of our future home! Our presenters, Joe Iuliucci and Dorothy Wiley, will be sharing the history of the Iuliucci Farm and farmhouse with insights about the Iuliucci family and what it was like to grow up on the farm. Both Joe and Dorothy are grandchildren of Guiseppi Iuliucci and Maria Mauriello Iuliucci, who purchased the farm and raised their children there.

June Meeting: June 3rd, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Kimberlee Sue Moran - Ever wonder about the people who lived on your property before you?  Did Native Americans ever camp out in your backyard?  What might be buried under your azaleas?  Learn how to conduct your own archaeological excavation and the "dos" and "don'ts" to being an amateur archaeologist from Kimberlee Moran. Kimberlee Sue Moran has been a practicing forensic archaeologist since 2002. She holds an undergraduate degree in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Science in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.   Her doctoral research is in the field of ancient fingerprints. She is an active member of the Society for American Archaeology. 

May Meeting: May 6th, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Gloria Spinella - In 1911 Ciro and Concetta Spinella moved from North Jersey to Waterford Works in order to be closer to Concetta’s family, the Lombardos.  They purchased 22 acres and started a farm, just one of hundreds operating in Winslow Township at the time.  Over 100 years later the farm is still in operation, producing fresh vegetables for local markets and a CSA.  Learn from Gloria Spinella how four generations of the Spinella family have kept this farm going by adapting to changing needs over the decades when almost all of the other small farms in the Township have disappeared.

April Meeting: Apr.2nd, 2013 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Most people traveling on the White Horse Pike four miles East of Hammonton would never guess that they were passing the 6000 acre site of a vibrant town of 9000 people and a bustling industrial complex comprising over 1100 buildings.  Today only one building remains.  All the rest is gone. Construction of  the Amatol Ammunition Plant was started on March 4, 1918 and on August 3, 1918 the first artillery shells and drop bombs were loaded.  Facing the immediate ammunition needs of World War One, up to 5500 workmen and 1800 enlisted military men were employed building the ammunition plants and their associated town.  It’s hard to imagine its 50 miles of railroad track with 10 locomotives, 11 miles of sewers, 32 miles of roads, hospitals, mess halls, recreation centers and even a theater in what is now thick forest.  Learn about the plants, the town and the people who lived and worked there from Mark Maxwell of the Egg Harbor Historical Society.

Happy Birthday, Winslow Township! Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Civil War Reenactors

Join the Historical Society of Winslow Township for a family afternoon of education and fun celebrating the 168th anniversary of Winslow Township's incorporation on March 8th, 1845. See photos, fire, police, EMT, artifact and historical displays, civil war military re-enactors, demonstartions, presentations, and activities of interest to all the family. Kids can plant and take home a mini flower garden, learn about the lives of honey bees from a real beekeeper, and share in the agricultural heritage of our area, and learn about the histories of our schools, families and churches.

FREE admission! ~ FREE hot dog! ~ FREE soda! ~ FREE birthday cake!

March Meeting: Mar. 4th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Show & Tell - Have you got an interesting, odd, old "something" in your house? Do you know what it is, or have no clue? Bring it to our next meeting on March 4th and share it with us (one of us may even be able to help you identify it)! Share your item and some personal history with us this Monday night!

February Meeting: Feb. 4th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Marva PriestleyYou may have never heard of Florence, at least not the Florence situated in Camden County.  It’s been here a long time, it was listed in 1894 by the US Geological Survey as a “village in Winslow Township, Camden County, on the Philadelphia and Reading R.R.” and is still shown on their quadrangle maps.  It has slipped off the official New Jersey road map, along with many other small settlements, but Florence still exists, and its history remains.  Join us as Ms. Marva Priestley, recounts memories of the days of her youth growing up in Florence, the families living there, and the First Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 92nd anniversary this year.

January Meeting: Jan. 7th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Mr. Ronald Nunnenkamp, is a lifetime township citizen who served as Winslow Township's Clerk in beginning in 1973 and later its first Business Administrator, until his 2002 retirement. He oversaw our township's daily operations under the oversight of the various elected Mayors and Governing Body member's meeting decisions during a period of explosive growth, from approximately 11,000 to over 35,000 residents. He will highlight some of the things he has observed both as a citizen and from his "inside government" viewpoint. Mr. Nunnenkamp will talk about the late history of Winslow Township Government and explain why it is unique, even among other New Jersey Townships.

December Meeting: Dec. 3rd, 2012 at 7pm, The Winslow Family Diner - (no guest speaker) - Trustee elections and a fun evening of food, friendship, and festivity!

November Meeting: Nov. 5th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Craig James speaks on the history of Veterans Day and his experiences serving our country as a proud member of the military.

Veterans Day 2012 Essay Winners

We are honored to showcase the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place student essay winners from Winslow's 7th, 8th and 12th grade classes. We thank them for their hard work and fine words. (Click on each winner to read their essay)

7th Grade

8th Grade
12th Grade

Kelli O'Neill (1st place)

Akaash Patel (1st place)
Emily Ostrander (1st place)
Deanna Paul (2nd place)
Harleigh Mae Burke (2nd place)
Hope Barnstead (2nd place)
Sarah Marshall (3rd place)
Eleni Finkelstein (3rd place)
Adam White (3rd place)

October Meeting: Oct. 1st, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - (no guest speaker) - Open display of pre-historic Native American artifacts from the recent archaeological survey off Cooper Folly Road.

Slideshow of Halloween 2012 at Miller's Mulch

 

September Meeting: Sept. 10th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Fred Akers speaks on the History of the Great Egg Harbor River in Camden County - Have you ever wondered how the Great Egg Harbor River got its name, or how the Berlin and New Brooklyn Lake Parks came into existance?  Fred Akers, Administrator of the Great Egg Harbor River Council and Watershed Association, will present information about the WPA Projects along the Great Egg Harbor River in Camden County, New Brooklyn Lake, the Wild & Scenic River designation, and the history of public land acquisition along the Great Egg Harbor River.

August Meeting: August 6th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Cedar Brook: 1940 to today with Don and Rosemarie Casserio - Cedar Brook has played an integral part in Winslow Township’s success from its beginnings in 1845 and expansion thanks to its inclusion as a stop on the Camden and Atlantic Railroad in 1854.  Join us to learn about Cedar Brook’s people, businesses, and history from lifelong resident Don Casserio and his wife, Rosemarie. They’ll be sharing their memories of the last 70 years, and answering your questions.

July Meeting: July 2th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Bob Wyce on the Bates Mill School - 3 grades per room & Outhouses??? - Did you know that not so long ago Winslow Township had eight small schools with no indoor plumbing? Bob Wyce and his life-long friend Jim (Smokey) Lombardo (whose family provided three generations of custodial services for the Bates Mill school) will discuss its history, teachers and "adventures" encountered during their attendance.  Bob will also discuss the two previous Bates Mills Schools that he has researched.

June Meeting: June 4th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Learn about "Early Cedarbrook History and the Duble Family" with Ron Pagano - In 1800 most of Winslow Township was a “wilderness” consisting of cedar swamps and hardwood “uplands”. Into this wild country a young woodcutter from Burlington, Joshua Haines Duble, built a two room shack near a stream on the Long-A-Coming Indian trail about twenty miles from Camden in the settlement now known as Cedarbrook. Joshua married Sarah Phipher and on August 2, 1829 she gave birth to a son, John Roger Duble, who later purchased from the Coopers a huge area on land running from Williamstown Junction to Winslow, and containing almost all of what is today Winslow Township.

May Meeting: May 7th, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center - Learn about “Millers Bog,” (a South Jersey “Ghost Town”) - Winslow Township, and throughout much of South Jersey, are many places that were once vibrant centers of work and habitation that have been abandoned and slipped into the general category of “Ghost Towns”.  One of these is “Millers Bogs,” located near the Ancora portion of Winslow Township.  Millers Bogs was one of the cranberry towns that started after 1840 in what we now call the “Pine Barrens” during the early commercialization of cranberries.  Mrs. Rosemary Mauriello, granddaughter of John and Mary Miller, will tell us what it was like growing up in Millers Bog.

April Meeting: April 2nd, 2012 at 7pm, The Bud Duble Senior Center

Winslow Township's 168th Birthday: March 17th, 2012, The Bud Duble Senior Center