Everybody wants one

Sometimes two.

Our exclusive mugs with local history themes derived from vintage photos, postcards, and maps in the archives of the Society are back in stock.

Mugs will be on sale before and immediately after the September 26 meeting at Riverton Free Library.

Some styles are limited in quantity so call ahead or message us if you want one reserved for that night.

See this mug poster to see all the available styles.

 

revised 9/26: At tonight’s meeting we sold 8 mugs and took orders for 2 more that had sold out. Special orders don’t upset us. Most mugs are available in light or dark blue, white, black, pink, or red. We’ll do it again before the meeting on Nov. 14 when Keith Henley portrays Sgt. Henry Johnson, WWI hero, at Riverton Free Library. Please phone the number on the poster if you have questions or want to place an order. Seems all I get are junk calls so leave a message and I will return the call. Special orders generally take ten days to two weeks. – JMc

 

Jeannette Rankin Presentation and Mugs at Sept. 26 HSR meeting

Carol Simon Levin as Jeannette Rankin

At the Historical Society of Riverton’s meeting on September 26, 2018, Carol Simon Levin will present The Life of Jeannette Rankin, America’s first female member of the US Congress in 1917.

  • PLACE: Riverton Library, 306 Main Street
  • DATE: Weds., Sept. 26
  • TIME: 7pm
  • Free Admission – Seating is Limited.
  • See more details about this event here.

In addition to the presentation, the Society will again make available for purchase the historically themed mugs that have proven so popular since their introduction in 2015.

There have been other Riverton collectible mugs made available over the years, including the cream-colored ones depicting pen and ink scenes of several Riverton landmarks by artist R.C. (Richard) Moore. They remain treasured keepsakes in many homes today.

Including the most recent additions, our choice of mugs has grown to more than 60 different styles now. You are sure to find a few for gifting others or for treating yourself.

Dishwasher safe and microwave safe 11 oz. mugs are $15 each with proceeds benefiting the HSR. – JMc

PS: If you missed the September issue of The Gaslight News, click here.

Rain, rain, go away, so the Garden Tour continues Saturday

Porch Club by Richard Moore (Copy)During the Porch Club sponsored 2016 Garden Tour on Saturday, May 20, we plan to have a table set up on the Porch Club lawn with other vendors to have mugs available for purchase.

More info about the Garden Tour here, but we hope that the rain holds off enough so we can last until noon  – maybe later if the rain is light.

Come for the tour (and the wonderful lunch served 11 AM-2 PM), but linger a while and check out our new collection of historically themed mugs.

There have been other Riverton collectible mugs made available over the years, including the cream-colored ones depicting pen and ink scenes of several Riverton landmarks by artist R.C. (Richard) Moore. They remain treasured keepsakes in many homes today.

new mugsIncluding the most recent additions (shown in these digital previews) our choice of mugs has grown to more than 60 different styles now. You are sure to find a few for gifting others or for treating yourself.

Dishwasher safe and microwave safe 11 oz. mugs are $15 each with proceeds benefiting the HSR. – JMc

 

 

Sunday Mug Sale at Riverton Free Library

HSR coffee mug saleBy popular demand the Historical Society of Riverton mug sale returns to the Riverton Free Library from 1 pm -3 during for the next three Sundays during the RFL’s used book sale.

With Mother’s Day, graduations, and all kinds of spring get-togethers coming up, these make great presents.

Put some candy from Bayard’s, loose-leaf tea from the New Leaf, or ground gourmet coffee in one and you have an unforgettable hostess or housewarming gift.

Bill Probsting, Pat Brunker, and Nancy Hall, each volunteered to be there one Sunday to sell mugs on April 3, April 10, and April 17.

The mugs sold like the proverbial hotcakes in the weeks preceding Christmas when I sold them there. If you liked yours, we’s like to hear some feedback and see some photos.

This guy loves his.

$15 each. Proceeds benefit the HSR. See the Antique Event article, just below for more details and photos of these unique mugs. Questions? Use the contact form or call the number you find on the 38 mug poster PDF .- JMc

You won’t find these gifts at Macy’s

gibson girl mug thought (Copy)Need a gift idea? We have about 35 mugs  featuring vintage images from our archives on hand and ready to go. See the samples in this earlier post.

I just sent in another order for shoppers who stopped in today at the Riverton Library’s used book sale. I will set up shop again next Sunday, Dec. 13, and again on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Questions? Call 856-764-1551 or contact me by email.

If you have never ventured below stairs at the Library, come see a work in progress. We must get materials properly stored and catalogued. Then we can work out how to best display things. I do not have a timetable on when we would be open for visitors – there is still so much left to do.

Speaking of “left to do”… look for the November Gaslight News with a form enclosed for paying 2016 dues closer to Christmas. So make that a December Gaslight News.

What can I say – people are busy. – JMc

Don’t give trashy things

Christmas Don'ts, New Era, Dec. 13, 1912, p3.
Christmas Don’ts, New Era, Dec. 13, 1912, p3.

No trashy things here.

Just lots of mugs with nostalgic reminders of Riverton, Palmyra, Riverside, and Moorestown.

Just closed up shop at the RFL used book sale. Like the proverbial hotcakes, the mugs are selling, and I am getting orders for more.

A previously placed order for 37 (about half already spoken for) may be here by next Sunday, Nov. 29.  I will return then to the catacombs of the RFL with more mugs.

mugs to go
mugs to go

I still cannot thank anyone here by name for shopping with us because it is clear that Santa’s helpers are out in force early this year and we do not want to spoil surprises.

I can say that even with making 28 variations of mugs, someone always has another idea to suggest – like a vintage Fourth of July mug.  Why didn’t I think of that?

Would a duster sailboat mug sell?

Have you another idea for a mug that would feature vintage imagery from our extensive image archive?

That huge image archive is the result of people making donations of actual postcards and photos to the Society, some eBay auction purchases on my part, as well my begging local history enthusiasts since 2007 for scans of their treasured collections. Such a number have obliged that our virtual acquisitions now far exceed our real collection. We can always use more.

FYI – available mug colors are light blue, blue, pink, red, white, black.

The HSR sincerely thanks all who have purchased our mugs. You know who you are.

Look for a late Nov/early Dec Gaslight News with a form included for paying your 2016 membership dues. – JMc