100th Anniversary of Riverton Public School

John McCormick created a Power Point presentation of the history of the current building, as well as previous school buildings here in Riverton.

The presentation, held at Riverton School’s gym/all purpose room, invited current and former alumni and staff to share in the celebration.  Special events are planned throughout the year at the school district.

Afternoon Tea with Mrs. Lincoln’s Coterie

Riverton welcomed Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Lincoln, to the New Leaf Tea Room for a special afternoon.  Guests were treated to an exquisite lunch tea, complete with a Civil War reenactment by actor Joann Tufo who protrayed a compelling Mrs. Lincoln.  The historically accurate and emotionally moving performance by Ms. Tufo brought rears to the eyes of guests upon hearing the tale of personal loss by the President’s wife who outlived three  of  her four sons and lost her husband to an assassin’s bullet.  The public education program was jointly sponsored by the HSR, and the New Leaf Tea Room and Gift Shoppe.  A special note of thanks to Phyllis Rodgers for hosting the program at her tea room in Riverton.

The Candlelight House Tour, 2007

The Friends of the Riverton Free Library had another successful biennial house tour of homes in the Riverton and Palmyra communities which included an exhibit organized the the Historical Society of Riverton.  On display were amy local artifacts and the recent gift to the Society of Hannah Biddle’s wedding dress c, 1863. The exhibit was curated by Aggie Kennedy, Archive Chair, and Pat Brunker, Vice President, HSR.