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The Lawnside Historical Society presented its second summer Underground Railroad Camp June 26 to 30 at the Peter Mott House, with the theme “Pathways to Freedom.” Campers shared what they already knew […]
Society Offers Longer Hours in 2nd Year! New Hours now from 10 AM to 1 PM Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This […]
The Lawnside Historical Society is proud to announce the Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, March 18 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. […]
HBO Max’s “The Gilded Age,” breaks new ground introducing prosperous 19th century African American T. Thomas Fortune. The brilliant crusader, born enslaved, advocated for justice, against hatred and grinding poverty in […]
The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission has awarded the Society a $9,000 general operating support grant for Fiscal Year 2023 through the New Jersey Historical Commission’s County History Partnership […]
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.
“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.
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.
What a wonderful way to spend the last day of February with Bill Anderson of Fox 29’s Good Day helping the Lawnside Historical Society request funds to make some repairs […]