Author Archives: John McCormick

Christmas in July at the HSR

No, not really, and it’s not a sale at your favorite discount store either. But I do feel like I just got a big present to open when I find in my email these scans gifted to us by a postcard collector friend and … Continue reading

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Lucy celebrates her 134th next Saturday

A certain lady we know is celebrating her 134th birthday next Saturday, July 18, and as we have reported on her advancing years before, we thought it time to provide an update. Lucy is as gorgeous as ever and you … Continue reading

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Riverton’s 118th July 4th Parade is history now; HSR Archives & Museum underway

HSR member Susan Dechnik shares these photos below she took July 4th. She and Bill Hall and several other proselytizers were passing out our Glorious Fourth Palm Cards among the revelers bearing bits of borough history on one side and a pitch to become a member … Continue reading

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Mayor Brown fashions a new July 4th parade baton

The July 3rd, 1865 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer announced “The Democratic citizens of the beautiful and flourishing town of Riverton… intend celebrating the Fourth of July in grand style.” As the Great Day approaches, some may wonder how some of our … Continue reading

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Many hands contribute to the success of the fifth Historic Riverton Criterium

Under the sweltering heat of today’s sun, the fifth running of the Historic Riverton Criterium was exciting for spectators, punishing for competitors, and all the excuse many needed to throw a porch or backyard party. Those arriving just in time for such events may have … Continue reading

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Remembering Tom Palermo

Perhaps you read a newspaper account on December 27, 2014, about Tom Palermo, killed by a hit and run driver outside of Baltimore while riding his bike in a dedicated bike lane. The news received national attention because the driver, … Continue reading

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Congrats to the RYC on the 66th running of their classic Governor’s Cup Regatta

Congratulations to the members of Riverton Yacht Club on 66th running of the Governor’s Cup Regatta at Riverton Yacht Club as they celebrate their sesquicentennial – that’s their 150th anniversary, in case you don’t have a dictionary. Here, Roy Vollmer narrates a short … Continue reading

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Home preservation and four anniversaries headline Awards Night

Our much expanded Second Annual Daniel Campbell Riverton Awards Night took place April 16 at the Porch Club. Homeowners brought photos and each explained their unique process involved in executing their restoration projects. Society President Phyllis Rodgers presented each recipient with an award to symbolize their … Continue reading

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Gaslight News – April 2015

Inside this issue read about the expanded Preservation Awards Night April 16 and the exciting potential of our new space in the Library. Learn of the 5th Grade Town Research Project Get a recap of the Antique $ Appraisal Event … Continue reading

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Another Riverton Snow Day – 1896 style

There must be more to this story, but all I have to offer is this photo and caption card I found in the HSR files.  The card reads: 1896 SNOW HOUSE BUILT BY JOE ROLAND OF ST. CATHERINES, CANADA ON SLED … Continue reading

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