Tag: history

Life And Events From 1892 In Pennsauken

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian The world in 1892 was different, but people were much the same. Things new then are old now, but they persist in our lives. It was the year the Nutcracker ballet debuted

Halloween For The Kids At Griffith Morgan House

Halloween comes to old Griffith Morgan House in a big way! On Sunday, Oct. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., crafts and spooky lore of the season will join with tasty treats and a visit from our special guest,

A Special Postage Stamp For Labor Day, 1956

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Since the invention of the first postage stamps in the United Kingdom in the 1840, an innovation adopted by the United States since 1847, a veritable gallery of art and history in

Open House Of Historic Home Held On July 3

The Historic Burrough-Dover House, 9201 Burrough-Dover Ln., will hold an open house on Sunday, July 3 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The 305-year-old home will be open for tours. Admission and parking is free. For more information on this and other events,

Revolutionary War Colonial Militia To Muster At Historic Griffith Morgan House

The first Sunday in June at historic Griffith Morgan House will bring to life a muster of the colonial militia when the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia performs drills and prepares to take on the “lobster-backs” of the British

Pennsauken Historical Society Holds Spring Festival May 21

On Saturday, May 21 the Pennsauken Historical Society will host its annual Spring Festival from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the historic Burrough-Dover House, located at 9201 Burrough Dover Ln. in Pennsauken. The event features free tours of the Burrough-Dover

Griffith Morgan House Celebrates First Sundays, Colonial Earth Day

The spring season had special resonance for our colonial and early American ancestors in the days before we could seek out the sun’s warmth by hopping a flight to Florida. Many early signs marked the slow return of the sun

Griffith Morgan House Hosts Second Annual Welsh Heritage Celebration

Though a tiny nation, Wales played an out-sized role in the settlement of the Delaware Valley and the founding of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Among the early colonists of West New Jersey was a Welsh mariner named Griffith Morgan, who

Skeletal Discoveries At Griffith Morgan House

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian Five years after Pennsauken Township was created, a macabre mystery was literally unearthed at our own historic Griffith Morgan House, situated in the community known then as Morris Station. Evanescent as a

Well Into Their Nineties, Pennsauken Residents Going Strong

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor In the last few months, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of speaking with some very, very longtime residents: 99-year-old Pete Heckers, and 96-year-old Eleanor Seaver. The lives they’ve lived and the stories they tell give

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