UGRR Sites to be Spotlighted at local NJ Conference

Fun & Fury

The Society will coordinate a panel called “Shining a Light on N.J. Underground Railroad Sites” at the 2023 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference: FUN AND FURY, from June 12-13, 2023.

Knowledge of our Heritage is Empowering

Campers from the first Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Camp 2022

“We can’t change our history but we must face it and learn from it.” Jacqueline MIller Bentley repeated that theme from June 27 to July 1 to 16 fifth through seventh graders at the first Underground Railroad Camp at the Peter Mott House in Lawnside. The Lawnside Historical Society, which owns the house, has dreamed of a camp almost since its founding in 1990. The multiracial group of children bonded and created new friendships as summer campers often do.

Underground Railroad Youth Camp 2022

Camp Counelors running with children across a field

Be sure to sign up your kids for the first annual Underground Railroad Youth Camp where campers will learn about the unique history of Lawnside, NJ. Applications open now thru May 20th. Register here online.

Grants and Donations Streaming In

Peter Mott House Directional Sign

Just as repairs to the Peter Mott House address the building’s future, the Lawnside Historical Society needs to look ahead to secure the organization’s mission promoting the town’s heritage. We also […]

New Jersey Historic Trust Approves $60,607 Grant

Peter Mott House Doorway & Window

The New Jersey Historic Trust has approved the Lawnside Historical Society for a $60,607 matching grant for the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum, as part of $14.3 million in funding for historic tourism, planning and preservation projects.