May Meeting: May 6th, 2012 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, 2012 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
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)
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