Charles C. Smiley published the only book ever devoted to the borough called “A True Story of Lawnside” in 1921. As a genealogist, he chronicled the emancipation story of his […]
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 […]
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.
The Lawnside Historical Society, Inc. is asking for contributions to replace the leaking wooden roof, the heating & air conditioning system, and to make other repairs at the Peter Mott […]
According to researchers with the National Park Service, “Free Haven was developed in 1840 by Ralph Smith, a white abolitionist who was the first Secretary of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, […]