Winter 2020-2021 SHOUT
(Posted 24 Dec 2020)
Tuckahoe Legion Post Marks 100th Anniv.
Wittkamp Colwell Post 239, the American Legion, of
Tuckahoe, NJ will host
a public ceremony on Saturday, 31 October
2020, beginning at 11:00 a. m. in front of
the Tuckahoe Masonic Lodge – site of the
Upper Township, Cape May County Veterans
Memorial at NJ Route 50 and Mount Pleasant
occasion will mark the 100th anniversary of Post 239, chartered
by the national
organization on 29 October 1920. See press release -
HPSUT Joins National Clio Website
The HPSUT has engaged with the Clio project, based at Marshall
University in West Virginia and now has the three historic sites
in Upper Twp. available with the online platform.
web-based platform was a featured webinar with the AASLH in
March 2020 and was attended by HPSUT Board member Ralph Cooper.
Cooper followed-up by contacting the webinar presenter
and founder / developer of
Clio, Dr. David Trowbridge, Associate Professor of History at
Marshall University in Huntington, WV.
reading up on the capabilities of the virtual system, and
informing the HPSUT Board, Cooper enrolled the Historical
Society with the program and established placeholder pages with
photos for the Gandy Farmstead, Tuckahoe Train Station and the
HPSUT Historian Robert Holden was contacted and he
continued the process by adding context narrative and the
background stories for each of our historic site.
links are now embedded in the HPSUT’s Clio pages with special
360-degree video presentations by Bill Banks.
that in the future, the HPSUT hopes to develop virtual tours for
our sites, narrative audio files and an additional Clio page
with a Virtual Site Tour of Upper Township.
now over 700 historical locations from throughout the United
States on Clio.
According to the Clio FAQ’s, it
is not only a website and
mobile application, but also a collaborative research,
interpretation, and map-building project.
created by museum professionals, local historians, and educators
and their students.
This partnership of local history experts and
professional historians is building a comprehensive, dynamic,
and interactive map of American history.
Fall SHOUT Newsletter 2020
(Posted 05 Sep 2020)
Online - Flip Page Feature
Summer SHOUT Newsletter 2020
(Posted 09 June 2020)
Read Online - Flip Page Feature
Historical Society Updates
The Historical Preservation Society of
Upper Twp. (HPSUT) recent Board meeting, held Wednesday, July 1,
2020 resulted in a number of changes and updates that are shared
Year Artifact for Upper Twp.:
Today is tomorrow's history. The HPSUT continues to gather
artifacts as part of our new story-gathering project called "The
Covid-19 Virus Year" 2020 in Upper Township. Even though we are
no longer in the stay at home phase and businesses are
reopening, the virus remains an impactful part of all of our
lives and examples need to be archived for future reference.
HPSUT hopes to gather photos
as well as written experience stories / journal entries as
Covid-19 artifacts that capture the time we all were spending at
home during these trying weeks. The link to submit your photo or
written story >
A new informational sign has
been installed at the Tuckahoe Train Station as part of a grant
obtained by the HPSUT). Text and photos cover the early days of
railroading in our portion of northern Cape May County and the
pivotal role of the Tuckahoe Station.
The Station sign photos, including some
that appeared in the book Upper Township and Its Ten Villages,
were obtained / selected, and text developed, by Robert Holden
and Barbara Horan, members of the HPSUT Board.
The support for
the sign project was obtained from the New Jersey Historical
Commission grant funding, administered by the Cape May County
Culture and Heritage Commission. The contractor for the project
was found through references obtained from the CMC Small Museums
Round Table group.
The Hudson Valley bus trip, sponsored by the HPSUT as an annual
fundraiser, has been canceled for this year. The guided trip to
historic locations in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New
York was postponed in April due to concerns about Covid-19 and
the rescheduled Sept. dates have now also been scratched for the
same reasons. The newly planned bus trip dates are now set for
April 17-18, 2021.
The HPSUT has announced that the 2020 AppleFest in October has
been cancelled. The Board made its decision related to Covid-19
health concerns, as well as new regulations for holding public
events and the anticipation of the usual volunteer-pool being
from high-risk (seniors) categories.
Handy Person: In June 2020, the HPSUT
"Handyperson" Volunteer psa release was distributed (and
published) with the local media weeklies and posted on the
Society website and Facebook page. While there were several
responses, as of yet, no volunteer has committed to helping.
With the reopening of
Businesses in Upper Township, the sales of our book Upper
Township and Its Ten Villages by Robert Holden are expected to
Ironically, during the 3-month
quarantine / stay-at-home orders this Spring, book sales
actually continued at the Marmora Hardware store, which remained
open as an essential business. Holden reports that Marmora
Hardware has sold over 40 copies of the book and is our
significant literary outlet for the Township.
The HPSUT pages on the Clio website platform continue to gain
additional view and interest. Visit our pages: Tuckahoe Station
Planning will be developed in the coming months for the upcoming
HPSUT Fall 2020 programs.
Building & Grounds
Status: Board members continue
periodic physical checks on our three Historic buildings and
sites in Upper Twp.
Posted / Last Update 07 July 2020
"Handyperson" Volunteer Needed
For Upper Twp. Historical Preservation Society
Can you drill holes, paint a straight line and measure twice
before making the cut? If so, you are needed as a volunteer with
the Upper twp. Historical Society here in northern Cape May
From time to time, the Historical Society needs small
wood working projects completed on our collection items as part
of our ongoing restoration and preservation.
If you are handy with tools and would like to help
preserve history here in Upper Township, please volunteer and
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township.
skills include general and interior finishing carpentry,
painting, light maintenance.
duties would follow HPSUT methods and expectations with outcomes
consistent with the Society heritage practices.
Email your information to
or call our messaging service at (609) 390.5656 and a volunteer
will contact you.
## - Posted 03 June 2020
Article on Regensburg in Cape
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Due to Corona Virus Issues –
the TTH Festvial has been Cancelled
3rd Annual Tuckahoe Transportation
Festival Set for April 25, 2020
3rd annual Tuckahoe
Transportation Heritage (TTH) Festival will be held
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10 am til 4 pm at the Tuckahoe Train
Mill Rd. & Railroad Ave., Tuckahoe, NJ
The TTH Festival is a partnership event with the
Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT) and the Cape May
Seashore Lines Railroad (CMSL).
The organizing committee for the 2020 TTH Festival includes Mike
Horan and Doug Longenecker with the HPSUT and Paul Mulligan with
April 25, 2020; 10 am – 4 pm
Tuckahoe Train Station and grounds,
Mill Rd & Railroad Ave., Tuckahoe, NJ
(For GPS enter:
Mill Rd., Woodbine, NJ)
Elements of Festival:
will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Train
rides will last approximately 30 minutes - starting at 10:30am.
Last departure at 3:30 pm.
(Schedule may be adjusted to meet demand.)
Pennsylvania heritage train will be setup consisting of; two P70
coaches, #1706 and #1704; and the PRR 7099 MINERAL SPRING, a
1927 Pullman Parlor.
This train will be open to the public.
New this year, the Blue Comet observation car, the
TEMPEL, will be open to the public.
Open and staffed by HPSUT volunteers.
historic vehicles/equipment will be in the parking of the
gauge garden railways, one steam operated and tables from
historic and community groups.
will have an opportunity to earn their Railroad merit badge at
will be sold
for $10 per adult; $5 per children.
Wristbands are for access to ride the Excursion Train,
Speeder Car (Motor Car train) and tour the display Trains.
Proceeds from the sale of wristbands will benefit the
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township and
preservation of the Blue Comet observation car the TEMPEL.
Festival Points of Contact:
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township
7099.llc and Cape May Seashore Lines (CMSL)
Society of Upper Twp.
File Photo - 2019
Due to Corona Virus Issues – April Bus Trip Will Be Re-Scheduled
Bus Trip – April 25-26, 2020 - To Hudson Valley Historical Sites
Upper Township Historical Society
Update Posted 12 Mar. 2020 5
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Twp. (HPSUT) , in
conjunction with Pary and Bruce Tell, will host a two- day bus
trip, in April 2020 to historical sites along the Hudson Valley.
The trip schedule includes:
• Saturday, April 25th:
We’ll start at the Revolutionary War
Headquarters of Generals Henry Knox and Horatio Gates on the
west side of the Hudson River with a guided tour of the site and
then have lunch in the picnic area. Our second stop will be the
New Windsor Cantonment, a Continental Army encampment, where
we’ll have a tour of the army’s quarters with a special guide.
The next stop will be Washington’s Headquarters at Newburgh, NJ,
with a special program on Martha Washington.
• Sunday, April 26th:
A visit to the spectacular Olana, home
of famous Hudson River artist, Frederick Church. His mansion is
an architectural masterpiece which overlooks the Hudson, with
sweeping views as well as beautiful gardens. Tour of both the
house (guided) and the gardens (on your own.)
The final stop
will be Clermont Mansion, home of the New York Livingston
family. There will be lunch first, with a video on the history
of the Livingston family, followed by a tour of the mansion.
Clermont was one of the “America’s Treasurers” that Bob Villa
restored years ago as part of his “This Old House” series.
The price of the trip will be $245 per
person (with an additional $55 if you're rooming alone) and
includes the bus, all meals (except for
breakfast Saturday and dinner on the way home Sunday), the
hotel, and admission to all sites.
Bus service will have
departure points from Cape May Court House and Seaville, same as
To be added to the list to receive more
information please contact Pary Tell at email >
phone 609-886-8577. Her mailing address is 397 Corson Lane,
Cape May NJ 08204.
Bus Trip Material For April
2020 - Printable PDF files:
Bus Trip Registration
Bus Trip Letter and Itenerary
Bus Trip Tours - Site Details
Links for reference:
New Windsor Cantonment >
- Washington's headquarters in Newburgh >
- 1779 Clermont Mansion >
- Last update 02 Feb. 2020