South Jersey History Fair

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Gabreil Daveis Tavern

Tucked away on rolling hills in Glendora, this Colonial-era gem welcomed fifty non-profits and about 300 visitors on June 8 for a wonderful day-long event!

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We were there!

New VHAS Board of Trustees President Kellie Haines (pictured here) and Curator Patt Martinelli enjoyed meeting new friends and old at the Fair. 

Paying Respects

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Oak Hill Cemetery

On May 18, VHAS Trustee Bill Hughes arranged for the installation of a headstone for former slave Romeo Little, who made a new life for himself in Vineland after the Civil War.

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Siloam Cemetery

On May 25, a marker was placed at the site of Portia Gage's grave, pronouncing "Here Lies a Suffragist." In 1868, Gage organized the largest women's suffrage demonstration ever seen in America, sparking national interest in women's rights.

Congratulations, Teachers!

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Reception held at museum

Although not all of the Vineland Teachers of the Year were able to attend, the Society hosted a reception for the honorees on May 4. Each teacher received a one-year honorary membership in VHAS for their achievements.

Soulfully Delicious!

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Our thanks to Dr. Virginia Perry

Dr. Perry (seated) recently compiled a book titled "Soul Food Cooking" that includes not just delicious recipes but vignettes from African-American history. She shared her research during a program in April at the museum. Dr. Perry's daughter, Midge Perry Spencer, assisted with the presentation.

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Tasty treats!

We are grateful to Dr. Perry's granddaughter, Adrianna Spencer, a professional chef who prepared the refreshments for the program using traditional recipes from the cookbook.