Monday, July 1, 2013

Organization of the Week: South River Historical & Preservation Society

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 South River Historical & Preservation Society in South River, New Jersey. Founded in 1988 by two local residents, the Society is devoted primarily to furthering interest and knowledge in the history of the State of New Jersey and particularly the Borough of South River. The Society's projects have included the purchase of two oil paintings of "The Willett Sisters of South River", and the placement of the Old School Baptist Church, now the South River Museum, on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The Society maintains and operates the historic 1805 Old School Baptist Church, opening it to the public the first Sunday of every month. Throughout the year, the Society also hosts meetings with special lectures and guests on New Jersey and South River history topics.

The South River Historical & Preservation Society relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the South River Historical & Preservation Society or to become a member or volunteer, please call 732-613-3078 or visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njsrhps.

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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