Following is a list of past events for the 2016 calendar year.
March 19, 2016 – Drawing on old letters and diary entries, Steve Dodson gave a talk on Tuckerton during the Great Depression. It is his contention that people were not always greatly depressed.
April 09, 2016 – Bass River State Forest – The first 100 years. Cynthia Coritz, Superintendent. Bass River State Forest is New Jersey’s first State Forest, created in 1905. We learned about the forest’s beginnings, the connection to former head of the U.S. Forest Service Gifford Pinchot, the improvements made by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and what the forest offers visitors today.
May 14, 2016 – ”A Long Retreat” NJ in Revolutionary War. Arthur S. Lefkowitz, Author and Historian.This 50-minute slide presentation was based on the presenter’s book The Long Retreat. The program focused on the British invasion of New Jersey in late 1776, which ended with Washington‘s famous Christmas night raid on Trenton. The speaker demonstrated that the closest the British ever came to winning a military victory in the American Revolution was at New Brunswick, New Jersey, on December 1, 1775. This program was funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
June 18, 2016 – Appraisers. Richard Plunkett (Wizard of Odds) & Mathew Pizza (Waretown Stamp & Coin) appraised items brought in by their owners. Background information and history of the items was very interesting.
July 9, 2016 – What the National Archives Tells Us about the “Defense of Little Egg Harbor” in the American Revolution. Dale F. Denda. The slide presentation, based on his 2008 'Batsto Saved from the British: A Mullica River Legacy from the American Revolution', explores the geographical and 'strategic' dimensions of British goals in October 1778. An absorbing view of lost history emerges in the larger backdrop of the early war years when the 'United Colonies', transformed into "the United States in Congress assembled", sought to keep its army in the field and find allies abroad. From another perspective, the story can be seen within a framework of successive plans for the 'Defense of
Little Egg Harbor' deliberated by the Board of War in Philadelphia. This picture presents an archival-grounded argument that that historical Little Egg Harbor spanned from the tip of Long Beach Island to ‘Batsto at the Forks’, and that all regional events were part of the same story. The talk was very interesting and very informative.
August 13, 2016 – Native American Indian Local History. John H. Yates discussed where Native American Indians came from, how they lived, and what happened to them.
September 10, 2016 - Ye Old Clamtown Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market. TIP SEAMAN PARK from 8:00am-4:00pm. This marked its 42nd year. With Appraiser Table and 70 dealers.
October 15, 2016 – Pinelands Overview. Joel Mott. This lively presentation included sights and sounds while taking the audience on an insightful walk in the woods familiarizing them with the Pinelands. The talk focused on the importance of water to the area while highlighting the cultural, historic, and natural resources. The goal of this program is to raise awareness, appreciation and further stewardship of the Pinelands by revealing this unique but fragile treasure.
November 19 , 2016 – InfoAge Museum: Tuckerton Wireless and Camp Evans in WWI. Fred Carl talked about the many facets of the InfoAge Museum.
December 10, 2016 - Christmas Party at Little Borough Hall. Christmas in Tuckerton is something to look forward to as part of our holidays. Clam Chowder, punch and cookies were served after 6PM. The Big Raffle Drawing was at 7:30 PM. Happy Holidays!