We are hunting for hidden treasures!

The HSR needs your help. We have been invited to publish a History of Riverton book with Arcadia Publishing Company and we are searching for special images that showcase our amazing town history. We are looking for photographs that show the uniqueness of Riverton in the years 1851 – 1971.

That’s 50 years and older material going back to Riverton’s founding in 1851.

Have you seen these books for other communities and wondered why Riverton wasn’t represented? See some other New Jersey-themed books here on Arcadia’s website. You can even look inside some of them.

Three ways to share:

You can scan the image(s) to 300dpi or above in jpg or tiff format and send it to the Society at rivertonhistory@gmail.com.

Or mail them to us. Our mailing address is:

Historical Society of Riverton
PO Box 112
Riverton, NJ 08077

If you live in the area, and need help with scanning or photographing, please use the contact form below so we can make arrangements to pick up and return your originals.

Please include any description that might give context to your image which will be considered as a caption with your name as a donator.

Deadline is November 1, 2021.

The book will be available for sale on July 4, 2022.

By donating, you agree to allow us to use these images within this book and we will credit the donator appropriately. Final decisions of inclusion will be made by the publishing editors.

All proceeds of this book will be used to improve the way in which we preserve and display our amazing history and we hope you will be a part of this great project.

Thank you for your generosity in all the things that make Riverton the great town that it is.

So please check your attic and garage, look in photo boxes, scrapbooks, and albums, and send us images that will tell Riverton’s unique story.

The following links show some representative times that our understanding of Riverton’s history has benefited from donations by the public.

Keating’s Drugstore B77.09.09

Keating’s Drugstore mementos…
Just in – over 30 new vintage images of Riverton
Trains, Boats, Planes, and Fire Engines photographed by Jos. F. Yearly
…past May Days
When in doubt… DON’T throw it out
More “lost” Riverton history surfaces
A deep dive into our archives

Stay safe, kids, and please support the goals of the Society with your membership dues and donations of items.  -JMc

Published by

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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