Mugs illustrate local historic landmarks

This is one unique gift that will have everyone asking, “Where did you get that?”

Two local stores, Tillie’s Trinkets & Treasures on Broad near Main and The Early Bird at 519 Howard, typically have on hand one or two dozen 11-ounce dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe mugs for in-person purchase. Each mug displays vintage photos or maps from our extensive image archive. $16

Everyone seems to have a favorite Riverton Yacht Club mug (there are several variations on that theme).

Other Riverton motifs include the Porch Club, Main Street, Golf Club, War Memorial, the Fire Department, Dreer’s Nursery, and much more.

Vintage views of Cinnaminson, Riverside, Palmyra, and Moorestown ornament mugs for our neighboring towns.

New this year

15 oz. dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe mugs display spectacular contemporary photos. $21

Thank you to Teresa Hartnett and Bradley Ethington for allowing the use of their images.

Designs from previous years are retired. Here are all of the current designs.

Don’t see your favorite scene here? We welcome suggestions for new mugs. Contact the Society.

Please email if you have questions about mugs.

Riverton History, DVD

Romance of Riverton DVD cover

The Romance of Riverton was a silent film made in 1926 and shown for many years at the Broadway Theater at Broad & Leconey Streets in Palmyra.  The theater closed in 1967, and the film was given to the HSR in 1978.   Through the efforts of the HSR, the Porch Club, the Palmyra-Riverton Rotary Club, and concerned individuals, the silent film was transferred to safety film in 1980 and to videotape in 1989.

Romance of Riverton screenshot
Broad & Main Sts. 1926, Romance of Riverton screenshot

This latest DVD version adds chapters and titles for faster searching. Various public domain music accompaniments have been added as well.

A 16-page booklet explains the storyline and gives historical context to the film, and is included in the illustrated DVD case.

It is a remarkable 43-minute trip back to old Riverton with trolley cars and steam engines, fire equipment, locations and businesses that have changed, a much downsized Riverton School and much more.

Sold out in 2015, a limited number of copies are available again. Contact the Society. $20. Sorry, this DVD is sold out and no longer available. 

Paper-bound books for sale (last of a print run, limited quantities):

Ruff Copy by Bay Ruff $20.
Historic Riverton by Bill Washington $20
History of the Riverton Fire Department by Bill Washington $20

Images of America Riverton by Arcadia Publishing

“Nestled on the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Trenton is a quintessential small town. Founded during the Victorian era with deep Quaker roots, Riverton holds fast to its close-knit community spirit and  rich historic treasures.”

So begins the blurb on the back cover describing the contents of our 128-page paperback Arcadia Images of America book about Riverton. Heavily illustrated with captioned vintage postcards and photos from our archives, the volume is sure to become a cherished keepsake for all Rivertonians.

Tillie’s Trinkets & Treasures on Broad near Main and The Early Bird at 519 Howard may still have copies available.

Also, find copies on, Amazon, and at your local Barnes and Noble and other area book shops.

Consider a gift membership to the Society, $25.