This year, the Society will hold an ongoing celebration honoring the 172 Vineland women who protested their lack of voting rights in 1868 by staging the largest women's suffrage demonstration the country had ever seen. On March 10, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb McRae will discuss women’s issues in today’s society, while on May 19, Sandra Grant will offer a presentation on “The Changing Role of Women During the Civil War.” Admission for both programs is $2 per person. The Society will once again host its annual Open House on August 4, featuring crafts and activities for the entire family. On October 27, the Society is planning a “Trick or Trunk” event that will be staged for children of all ages in the parking lot across the street from the museum. A semi-formal gala will be held on November 10 at Merighi’s Savoy Inn, honoring local businesswoman and community activist Louise Bertacchi for her many achievements. To learn more about upcoming events, check back here, visit the Society’s Facebook page or call 856-691-1111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society, founded in 1864, is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey.
As part of the current exhibit on photography, Gary D. Saretzky, a retired professor from Rutgers University, will offer a presentation on local photography on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the museum. Saretzky, an archivist and photographer, has been actively collecting material on New Jersey photographers for more than thirty years. Admission is $2 per person; free parking is available. The museum is handicapped-accessible.