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Historical Society of Riverton
P.O Pox 112
Riverton, NJ 08077

January 30, 2023

Dear Reader,

It’s membership renewal time for The Historical Society of Riverton! Still just $25, affordable for everyone (but additional gifts are encouraged if you can!)

And it is time that we all band together now to get solid protections for our architectural heritage. Just a few days ago, Superior Court struck down Riverton’s demolition ordinance, leaving us completely defenseless and allowing the destruction of the 1901 Groves Mansion on Lippincott Avenue to proceed. Riverton needs unified, passionate advocacy to get reasonable, powerful tools like other respected historic towns use to prevent teardowns. HSR is leading this charge, and we need you.

You’ve supported us so much already! As of today, we have raised $5,575 toward our $10,000 goal to fund more interpretative signs throughout town and programming to support our mission. In 2019, you helped us raise nearly $5,000 to support an annual award for excellence in history writing. In 2022, the HSR awarded our very first History Writing Prize to Ben Small of Palmyra High School. We’ll announce this year’s essay question on April 1. The winner receives $500, and their essay appears on our website.

This online resource, launched over twelve years ago, is a trove of content for anyone wanting to know more about historic Riverton. Fresh issues of Gaslight News are posted four times annually at Our website represents hundreds of volunteer hours and is our primary outreach tool.

This year, hundreds of professional volunteer hours have been spent with our archive of documents, photos, and artifacts. Our archives helped create the book Riverton (Images of America), published by Arcadia Press. Sales of the book support the Society, and to date, over $600 has been raised through sales. And the publication of this book has sparked more photo donations! Thank you for helping us celebrate Riverton’s incredible history and protect it for future generations. We greatly appreciate your support as we move ahead with our work this year.

Please go to our Contact and Membership page for a membership form and instructions on how to pay by mail or with PayPal.

Thank you!

Heather Huffnagle

Membership and Ways and Means Chair

Historical Society of Riverton

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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