The Lawnside Historical Society, Inc., is sponsoring a trip Saturday, April 26, to see the exhibit, "Small Towns, Black Lives," at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, N.J. The exhibit features photographs by Wendel A. White, a professor at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey who has committed more than 12 years documenting the Black towns of Southern New Jersey.
White has photographed Lawnside, Chesilhurst, Swedesboro, Whitesboro, Elsmere Springtown, Gouldtown and more.
The Noyes Museum will host a reception and program from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 26, for residents and officials of the featured towns. White will make a presentation and each municipality will receive a copy of an impressive hardcover catalog, which includes photographs from the exhibit.
White's images helped rediscover some communities lost to time and revealed forgotten elements of "community" that while unique, transcend race, social status and geography. Accompanying the exhibition are a Web site and an array of programs. The Web site includes photographs and rare audio and video footage documenting important residents and events.
The bus will depart Lawnside Borough Hall, 4 Douglas Ave., at 10 a.m. It will return about 5 p.m.
Tickets are $15. Contact Mattie Warren at (856) 547-8269 by April 20.
The exhibit will travel after it closes at the Noyes on April 27.
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