Gaslight News – December 1977

  • Apparently, this is the first newsletter by new President Betty Haile.
  • Coming in at three legal size (8.5″ X 11″) sheets, this issue #9 is much expanded over the previous eight single letter size sheet editions and is the first one bearing Betty Hahle’s signature “Yesterday” byline.
  • The Society secured a membership in the American Association for State and Local
    History
  • March Program: Camden Co. historical sites
  • HSR Board supports proposal for inclusion in Nat’l Register of Historic Places
  • Charles H. Stonaker interview
  • Yesterday: Dreer’s Nurseries

Click here to view issue #009 Gaslight News December 1977

Gaslight News – November 1976

  • Since the last newsletter gave notice that plaques would be awarded to homeowners at the first meeting on November 9, this newsletter probably was distributed to members on that date.
  • Marilyn Colozzi acknowledges those who worked on the plaque project.
  • She gives a plug for the RFL’s house tour.
  • Other announcements: A community service night will be held by the Palmyra Bicentennial Commission, a Bicentennial parade will be held in Indian Mills, and there will be a Candlelight Tour of historic Burlington City buildings and homes

Click here to view issue #007 Gaslight News November 1976

Gaslight News – October 1976

  • Even though this publication does not indicate it is a newsletter, it seems that it probably is the 6th newsletter for several reasons, namely:
    1. The date of October 28, 1976, fits the sequence between Copy 5 and Copy 7
    2. Addressed to Members, the content serves the purpose of the newsletter
    3. We know that HSR President Marilyn Colozzi wrote the first newsletter; She signed only this #3, #6, and #7.
  • The purpose of this one seems to be to kick off another season of meetings, programs, and activities.
  • The call here for the first meeting on November 9 would seem to suggest that same date for Copy 7, the next newsletter.
  • Pleading for members’ support was a constant refrain then, as now.  “Only you, the members, can keep the Historical Society of Riverton in good running order. We need your support!”

Click here to view issue #006 Gaslight News October 1976

 

Gaslight News – March 1976

  • The issue designated “Copy 5” mentions a past February 18 visit by Jonathan Fricker and wishes members a Happy St. Patrick’s Day so it was likely published in March 1975.
  • Matt Kenney and some Boy Scouts from Troop #50 are making the first historical house plaques
  • Richard Gaughan will make slides for use in future programs from thirty old glass plates
  • A May 9th a trip to Taunton Lakes will view the Watson Family’s collection of glass
  • Meet May Roberts Taylor, author of “Gently, Sister, Gently” at a tea in her honor May 15

Click here to view issue #005 Gaslight News March 1976

Gaslight News – Fall 1975

  • The issue designated “Copy 4” welcomed members to “…another season of interesting programs and activities…” so it was likely published sometime in the fall of 1975.
  • The Society won first place for its float in the July 4th Parade
  • The HSR planned to enter a float in the Moorestown Lions Parade, Dec. 6
  • Betty Lockhart and Barbara Smyth are researching the oldest homes in Riverton

Click here to view issue #004 Gaslight News Fall 1975

Gaslight News – April 1975

  • The issue labeled “Copy 3” was probably published in April 1975.
  • The Society will enter a float depicting the Riverton Yacht Club in the Mt. Holly Parade on May 17.
  • A trip to Liberty Village in Flemington is planned for May 18.
  • Other announcements: a tour of old Bordentown homes on May 18, Mount Laurel Regional Ballet Company presentation May 24, look for our float in the July 4 parade

Click here to view issue #003 Gaslight News April 1975

Gaslight News – February 1975

  • This is the second issue of the Gaslight News, which was likely published in February 1975.

    Aerial View of Hoeganaes Sponge Iron Corp. 1963
  • Thanks to the generosity of Hoeganes Corp. for the loan of a truck, plans were afoot to again enter a float in the July 4th parade.
  • Betty Lockhart, Barbara Smyth, and Ruth Schmierer recently spent a day in Mt. Holly researching older Riverton homes.
  • Giles Knight will show old films of Riverton at a future program (What I’d give to see those now!)
  • Upcoming events included the BurlCo Teen Arts Festival, and tours of Greenwich, NJ and Liberty Village in Flemington.

Click here to view issue #002 Gaslight News February 1975