Monday, February 25, 2013

Organization of the Week: The Friends of the Hancock House


Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Friends of the Hancock House. The Friends of the Hancock House is a non-profit organization which works with the State of New Jersey to promote and educate the community about the William H. Hancock House located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County New Jersey. For almost twenty years, the Friends have been sponsoring an annual reenactment of the massacre that took place in the house on March 21, 1778. The group also opens the house for special events, including a Civil War weekend each April, Salem County historic house tours, and other fundraising events to supplement and support the continued preservation and interpretation of this unique eighteenth century home.

The Friends of the Hancock House rely on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Friends of the Hancock House or to become a member or volunteer, please visit www.fohh.20fr.com or call 856-935-4373.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to kelly@thehistorygirl.com.


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