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GANDY HOUSE-1815: Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp, Cape May County, NJ
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What's New 2022
E-mailuppertwphistory@yahoo.com

Last Posting Date (Site Log Sheet)
25 April 2022  ( Prior version for 2021 - Here)  

Book - Meerwald and Oysters

U-Twp. Historical Society May 10th Program
“The AJ Meerwald and NJ Oyster Industry”
Members and friends of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will meet Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7 pm, for a program on the new book “The AJ Meerwald and NJ Oyster Industry” by co-author Rachel Dolhanczyk.  The meeting will be held at the Upper Township Wellness / Senior Center, 1369 Stagecoach Rd., Ocean View NJ 08230.

This is the third in-person meeting for the Society’s 2022 program year.

Please RSVP with the Society’s May 10th Eventbrite page >  https://UpperTwpHistory.eventbrite.com

There is no charge for this program. Please note that this is an in-person event and Zoom capability will not be available.
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U-Twp Historical Society Board Meeting- April 26th
When: Tuesday April 26, 2022 5:30 pm
Location: “Hybrid” meeting - both on Zoom and in-person at the Tuckahoe Train Station, Railroad Ave. and Mill Rd., Tuckahoe
Register in advance for this meeting: >
https://bit.ly/HPSUT26AprBdMeeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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CG Lifeboat
Coast Guard Lifeboat CG-36538

U-Twp. Historical Society April 12th program
on Coast Guard Lifeboat CG-36538 Restoration
  
Members and friends of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will meet Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 7 pm, for a special program about the restoration of the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-36538.
   The meeting will be held at the Upper Township Wellness / Senior Center, 1369 Stagecoach Rd., Ocean View NJ 08230

   This is the second in-person meeting for the Society’s 2022 program year.
   Please RSVP with the Society’s April 12th Eventbrite page > https://UpperTwpHistory.eventbrite.com
   There is no charge for this program. Please note that this is an in-person event and Zoom capability will not be available.
Program:
The Cape May Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving the United States Coast Guard and commercial maritime history of the Cape May, NJ area.
Cape May Maritime Museum’s current undertaking is the tedious restoration of the Motor Lifeboat CG-36538 by a dedicated group of skilled volunteers. The goal is to maintain the historical accuracy, design and look of the original motor lifeboat and to also make it seaworthy. The lifeboat is presently located in an indoor facility in the Cape May, NJ area and is open to the public for guided tours by appointment.
History:
   The Motor Lifeboat CG-36538 was constructed in 1952 and remained in service until 1972. This TRS type boat was the last wood-hulled coastal lifeboat developed by the United States Coast Guard and the first to use laminated wood. The CG-36538 served at the Atlantic Beach Station in New York and then at the Ocean City Station in New Jersey. During its tenure at the Great Harbor Inlet Station, from 1966 through 1972, the lifeboat was used primarily for winter rescues as well as winter assistance calls.
   Cape May Maritime Museum volunteers have reported that the boat was found tucked in the corner of a Navy warehouse in Yorktown, VA and is one of only a handful still in existence. Records show it was built at a shipyard in Curtis Bay, MD [Baltimore].
   For additional information about the boat, see the Cape May Maritime Museum > www.cmmaritime.org
   See the HPSUT website for details on future monthly programs. > www.uppertwphistory.org
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U-Twp Historical Society Board Hybrid Meeting for 29 Mar. 2022
When: Tuesday Mar 29, 2022 5:30 pm
Location: “Hybrid” meeting - both on Zoom and in-person at the Tuckahoe Train Station, Railroad Ave. and Mill Rd., Tuckahoe
Register in advance for this meeting: > https://bit.ly/HPSUT29MarBdMeeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Annual Kindergarten Trip to Friendship School
Plans are in place for the seven classes of Kindergarteners to visit the HPSUT Friendship School on Thursday, April 28th.
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Upper Twp. Historical Society Annual
Potluck Dinner / Show and Share Mar. 8th
Join with members and friends of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township for our annual covered dish – “Potluck” Dinner on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2022, 6 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, Route 49, Tuckahoe. 
  
This is the first meeting for the Society’s 2022 program year.
   Please RSVP with the Society’s Eventbrite page >  https://UpperTwpHistory.eventbrite.com
   There is no charge for this dinner / program.
   This Potluck Dinner gathering of Historical Society members and guests is always a popular event for our community.
   The Board of Trustees will provide the meat dishes and we hope that everyone else attending will bring a vegetable, bread, or dessert. 
   The popular “show and share” will be held following the dinner.
   Members and guests are welcome to bring in items and tell the stories about their family artifact.
   Your RSVP is requested >  https://UpperTwpHistory.eventbrite.com 
   For additional information, please contact Carroll Bailey, 628-2425, carrollbaileyupper@outlook.com 
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U-Twp. Historical Society Feb 22nd Bd Meeting
When:
Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Location: “Hybrid” meeting - both on Zoom and in-person at the Tuckahoe Train Station, Railroad Ave. and Mill Rd., Tuckahoe
Register: RSVP in advance to receive the Zoom link for this meeting: https://bit.ly/HPSUT22FebBdMeeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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- Posted 11 Feb 2022
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Website Updates Posted:
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2022 officers listed and the seven elements of the HPSUT Mission re-confirmed.
 - Site "Welcome / Landing Page" updated with new partnership link for Cape History Coalition.

Membership Meetings and 2022 Festival Plans
Check back later for annoucments on plans about this year's Heritage Railroad Festival, Strawberry Festival the AppleFest.

As has been a tradition, there are no membership program sessions held in Jan. or Feb. Program meetings will resume in March 2022.

Your HPSUT Board has remained active with monthly meetings. ##

Visit the HPSUT sites on "The Clio"
Tuckahoe Station  https://theclio.com/entry/100868
Gandy Farmstead 
https://theclio.com/entry/100872
Friendship School
https://theclio.com/entry/102308

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Tuckahoe Train Station

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$28.99 ($23.99 plus $5.00 shipping and handling)

 
Book orders, with payment via PayPal,
will be processed and shipped. In additon to using PayPal, please send
 a separate email to uppertwphistory@yahoo.com
when you place your order, so our volunteers are alerted to your request.


Information You Can Use
Our Timeline:
2022 marks the 44rd Anniversary of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. 

Membership Dues / Renewals:
Consider renewing/signing up today for the HPSUT 2022 membership year.  See the Membership Page for dues levels. Or print our handy application form.

WANTED!
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township is seeking information, interesting stories, old books, letters, post cards, documents, objects and other items relating to the history of our township.  Please help to preserve our past for our future generations.  Thank You!

Newsletter
Attention all members with email addresses:
Please include your email address when you renew your membership. It is quicker and easier to notify you by email if there is a new event or a change in plans.  Also the link for the latest SHOUT newsletter is in color and looks much better on the screen. Thank you.
Ralph Cooper, SHOUT Newsletter Editor
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See online copies on
Newsletter Page.
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 Share your memories and artifacts: 
History - Upper Twp. - Train Stories - Oct 2013
File Photo by R. J. Cooper
Stories of Upper Township, Cape May County
Historical Preservation Society is interested in archiving local memorabilia about our Cape May County community.
For example, see photos of the Railroad Memories program,
held in 2013 - See Facebook photo gallery -
here.
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The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township NJ Inc.
P.O. Box 658
Marmora, NJ 08223-0658

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Last Page Posting Date ~~ Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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Scholarship Opportunities
The HPSUT will now be administering the ongoing scholarships that were previously handled by
the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association.
  
Graduating high school seniors in the Tuckahoe area are urged to contact their high school guidance office for scholarship requirements and other application details.

High School Senior Scholarships:
1.) Alex and Virginia May Scholarship for a student who will attend a community college
     Word - PDF
2.) Marjorie and Stoddard Bixby S.T.E.M. Scholarship
     Word PDF
3.) B and G Scholarship
     Word - PDF

    In addition, scholarships for college students from the Tuckahoe area are also available again this year.

College Student Scholarship:
a.)
Alex and Virginia May College Scholarship
     Word - PDF
b.) Marjorie and Stoddard Bixby STEM College Scholarship
     
Word - PDF
c.) B-G College Scholarship
     Word - PDF
d.) Roland Bonner Memorial STEM College Scholarship
     Word - PDF
    For more information on any of these scholarship opportunities, please contact Bill Eisele at
beisele@comcast.net or 609.932.0236. 
 
- Updated 25 & 21 Apr 2022 - 
Posted 25 Mar 2022

SAVE The DATE
33rd Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show
Saturday, May 28th, 2022
Strawberry Festival - File Photo
Event Coordinator: Linda Leonard, 609 827.4582 | lleonard246@gmail.com
See 2019 Photos Here > http://bit.ly/UTStrawberryFest2019Gallery

2022 Festival Promotional Material
Three (s) Printable PDF Copies Linked Here:
Strawberry Festival Flier

Vendor - Volunteer Request Flier

Baking - Volunteering Flier 

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Please Renew Your HPSUT Membership for 2022
Membership for 2022
Click above for printable PDF copy
HPSUT dues can also be paid online > Here
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Upper Twp. Historical Society Seeks Volunteers
for 2022 Committee Positions

The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) continues to recruite volunteers for the coming year.

Orientation and development training will be given in 2022 for volunteers supporting the Historical Society.  Individuals can have a rewarding impact by helping on standing committees.

The HPSUT Nominations Committee welcomes all recommendations. Nominations, as well as direct inquiries, can be made by calling  (609) 390.5656 (Please leave a message) or email  UpperTwpHistory@Yahoo.com

HPSUT Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, at 5:30 pm. The meetings are hybrid - (both in-person and on Zoom).

Historical Society Background:
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) operates and manages three historic sites: the Gandy House and Farmstead, ca. 1815; the Tuckahoe Train Station, 1894; and the Friendship School in Palermo, ca. 1830. (v1.4_03 Jan 2022)  ##

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SeaShoreLine Train - Tuckahoe, NJ    Dec. 2017
                                                                            - File  Photo by Ralph Cooper, HPSUT
Our Upper Township's Tuckahoe Train Station was a focal point for Santa Express Train
 experience during the 2021 Holiday Season. The historic Station was staffed by HPSUT
volunteers and hours were coordinated with train schedules.
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Strawberry Festival May 25, 2019
Strawberry Festival - File Photo
See 2019 Photos Here > http://bit.ly/UTStrawberryFest2019Gallery
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2017 AppleFest
AppleFest - File Photo - 2017
2019 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (34 Photos)
2018 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (58 Photos)
2017 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (25 Photos)
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View over 180 photos from prior AppleFest events
- 2016 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (25 Photos)
- 2015 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (17 Photos)
- 2014 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (51 Photos)
- 2013 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by R. J. Cooper (50 Photos)
- 2012 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by Glen Stewart (23 Photos)
- 2009 Photo Gallery on Facebook - Photos by Glen Stewart (14 Photos)

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The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. is a proud member

Cape History Coalition

Cape May County History Coalition

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www.upperbiz.com
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The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. is supporting partner


www.UpperTwpGreenTeam.wordpress.com

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Society Brochure - Scanned PDF Copy - Page 1 ~ Page 2  (Version - Sept. 2013)

History Society Brochure
Read about:
 - Membership, Mission
 - Friendship School
 - Gandy Farmstead
 - Tuckahoe Train Station
 - History Tour Information
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File Photo by R. J. Cooper, August 2013
Gandy Farmstead - Narrative History - Handout (MS Word File) (PDF)
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Strawberry Festival Photos

- 2018 and 2017 - See Newsletters
- 2016 Photo Gallery 2-page PDF File Photos by R. J. Cooper
- 2015 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by R. J. Cooper
- 2014 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by R. J. Cooper
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2013 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by Glen Stewart
- 2012 Photo Gallery on Facebook Photos by R. J. Cooper
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Photo by R. J. Cooper, April 2013
Friendship School, Palermo District - Upper Twp. NJ
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  - See Society's Links Page for other Twp. / area groups / activities  _______________________________________________________

The association maintains 3 historic sites in Upper Twp:

The Friendship School
859 South Shore Road (Route 9)
Palermo, in Upper Township

The Gandy Farmstead
26 Tyler Road (Route 616)
Greenfield, in Upper Township

The Tuckahoe Train Station
Railroad Avenue and Mill Road
Tuckahoe, in Upper Township.
 

    

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     Cape May County - New Jersey