Question of the Day: Is there a residency requirement for membership in the HSR?

Just recently we received feedback to our website in which Adele from Cinnaminson asked, “Do you have to be a resident of Riverton to join?”

If membership in the HSR were exclusive to Riverton, this interloper from Delran would not be editing the newsletter and managing the website. Plus, with declining membership, we need all the help we can get!

So, no, you do not have to be a Riverton resident.

As our constitution states, “The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together those people who are interested in history and especially the history of the  Borough of Riverton, but not limited thereto.”

The topics on our IMAGES PAGE represent a number of places in the region plus Philadelphia and some shore points.

It should have occurred to me long ago to emphasize that one can join wherever one lives.

Crunching the numbers, of the 105 households on the Historical Society of Riverton newsletter mailing list…
•73 have Riverton addresses
•22 have other NJ addresses
•2 have PA addresses
•CA, CT, FL, ME, NC, OR, SC, and WI have one address each.

Without exaggeration we can claim members from the North to South and coast to coast.

Seriously, we would love to have you join the Historical Society of Riverton.

If you are able to print a membership form, here is the link to a PDF file. If, not, I will send you one by mail if you give me your address.

UPDATE: Today Adele emailed me, “I’ve printed out the form and mailed it in with a $25 check.”

Sweet! That’s 106 and counting.

Questions? Use the contact form. -JMc

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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