Gaslight News – May 2016

  • 165_Gaslight_News_May16 snapshotSave the dates for these goings-on coming up in May and June such as Garden Tour May 21, HSR Annual Meeting at Nellie Bly’s May 24, Historic Riverton Century and 3-Mile Community Ride June 11, and Historic Riverton Criterium June 12

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Gaslight News – February 2016

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    Evening Public Ledger, Feb 2, 1920

    This looks like some February fun. February 1920, that is. Imagine zooming around on the Delaware ice by the Riverton Yacht Club in one of those crafts! Products of the inventive Hollingsheads, they even named the sailing rig on the left “The Whiz” after the trademarked line of household and automobile products that the R.M. Hollingshead company manufactured. Ricard M. Hollinghead Jr, son of the founder, rose to the position of chairman of the board in the family business, but the world knows him better for his invention of another source of classic family fun – not this ice boat or ice auto

  • See two program announcements and read our thank-you notes.

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Gaslight News – December 2015

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This somewhat delayed Gaslight News arrives in the nick of time to share with your visiting friends and family over the Holidays.

 

 

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  • Inside this GN, read Paul W. Schopp’s 3rd installment of his serial article, “Digging Up History in Riverton.”
  • Get a review of our trip to Kenneth Frank’s Japanese beetle lecture at the Academy of Natural Science.
  • Read the recap of Maggie Worsdale’s Nov. 17 performance as Martha Washington.
  • Find the enclosed 2016 Membership and Annual Appeal Form

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Gaslight News – October 2015

  • 162_Gaslight_News_Oct15 snapshotInside this issue read Paul W. Schopp’s 2nd installment of his serial article, “Digging Up History in Riverton.”
  • Get a preview of Maggies Worsdale’s Nov. 17 performance as Martha Washington.
  • See what’s been going on at rivertonhistory.com.

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Gaslight News – August 2015

  • 161_Gaslight_News_Aug15 snapshotIn this two-page SUMMER EXTRA edition of the Gaslight News find the President’s Message, Events Calendar, and recap of the summer web postings on rivertonhistory.com
  • Part 2 of Paul Schopp’s “Digging Up History” will be in the next issue in September

 

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Gaslight News – April 2015

  • 160_Gaslight_News_Apr15 snapshotInside 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
  • Review 150 years of Riverton School history
  • Part 2 of Paul Schopp’s “Digging Up History” will be in the next issue.

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Gaslight News – January 2015

  • 159_Gaslight_News_Jan15 snapshotTown Historian Paul W. Schopp delves into the recent discovery of skeletal remains in Riverton and finds history repeating itself in Part One 0f a two-part article, Digging Up History in Riverton.
  • HSR Combined Board/General Meeting at Riverton School, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Antique & Collectible Fair, March 28
  • Proposed changes to HSR Constitution and Bylaws
  • Catch up on old news and coming attractions in Various and Sundry Items

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Gaslight News – November 2014

  • 158_Gaslight_News_Nov14 snapshotInside this issue read “Summering in Riverton,” the feature story that tells about the Lawn House and other boarding houses of the late 1800s-early1900s.
  • Paul Daly retires  after serving 28 years as HSR treasurer
  • Mayor Brown carves a new staff for July 4th
  • We recap Bob Gleason’s October Poe presentation
  • A  form for paying membership dues is included in the envelope

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Gaslight News – September 2014

  • 157_Gaslight_News_Sep14 snapshotInside this issue read President Phyllis Rodgers’ recap of past accomplishments as she sets our sights on goals for 2014-2015. It’s a big to-do list.
  • Also, we acknowledge two major donor gifts of ephemera – that’s basically old paper, but it is what on it that is irreplaceable.

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Gaslight News – March 2014

  • 156_Gaslight_News_Mar14 snapshotInside this issue read about a special Historical Society of Riverton Preservation Award Night coming on April 10, 2014, at The Porch Club.
  • Actor/historian Bob Gleason’s performance as Abraham Lincoln helped the Society celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday at a special Feb. 12 meeting at The Bank on Main.
  • An March 2 Downton Abbey Inspired Tea with Alisa DuPuy at the New Leaf Tea Room benefited the HSR  and chased away members’ winter blahs.
  • Rob Gusky’s study of Riverton’s cycling legacy prompts him to organize The Historic Riverton Century ride from NYC to Riverton this June.
  • We hope a review of some recent website posts encourages some members receiving the print edition of the newsletter to look us up on the Internet.
  • The editor confesses to missing dozens of website feedbacks from readers over the past year.

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