The HSR takes our show on the road – July 20-23, 2011

Save the Date: The Historical Society of Riverton takes our show to the road next week as we join every local historical society in the County for a “History Faire at the County Fair.”

We will set up an information table in the new History Faire Tent where we will share information with visitors. In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, we will explore Riverton’s response to defend the Union during the Civil War.

Riverton’s response to the conflict can be interpreted more broadly than simply who served in the military. Readers, if you are aware of any Civil War veterans who would have at some point lived in Riverton,, before or after their service, please advise. Some people may have been involved in manufacturing or providing a service which supported the war effort. How did a community founded by mostly Quakers deal with the War? Those strong Riverton women folk must have played a part, but information is scant.

If any Readers can help with any information in this regard, please contact us.

You can find out more about the Burlington County Farm Fair on the official website and get more details about the History Faire on the website of Joe Laufer, our incredibly creative and prolific County Historian.  Joe does not overstate when he bills the website as YOUR ONE-STOP LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCE.  Visit his comprehensive website and you will want to bookmark it as a favorite. But please keep stopping back here to see what’s new.

The Burlington County Farm Fair has a new location for 2011.  It will be held at the new and bigger Burlington County Fairgrounds at 1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Road; Columbus, NJ 08022 (corner of Route 206 & Jacksonville Jobstown Road).  Just 1/4 mile south of the Columbus Farmer’s Market.  Here’s a link to a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the new venue. – John McCormick, Gaslight News editor