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  • Bordentown Historical Society, NJ - Board Members
    Pesce President Kathy Finch Trustee Dr Steven Lederman Vice President Michael Skelly Sr Trustee Stephanie Pecht Treasurer Doris Gorman Secretary Copyright 2009 Bordentown Historical Society Bordentown NJ All Rights Reserved

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Board_Members/index.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Bordentown Historical Society, NJ - Contact Us
    will return your call ASAP Please submit all information requests via our email addres below Email Phone To schedule a tour Emergency contact Physical Address Mailing Address BordentownHistory hotmail com 609 298 1740 Leave a message 609 298 9181 Ask for Patti 609 298 5395 ask for chuck Bordentown Historical Society 302 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown NJ 08505 Bordentown Historical Society P O Box 182 Bordentown NJ 08505 990 Public Disclosure

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Contact_Us/index.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Bordentown Historical Society, NJ - Susan Waters
    a kindly Quaker William C Waters They never had any children William s health was not sound and Susan found that she had to figure out a way to support herself and her ailing husband Before settling in Bordentown Susan and William traveled the NY and PA countryside Susan as an itinerant painter and later an early photographer she also taught art With no formal training she developed a much studied technique painting on muslin or canvas Although she started with primitive portraits she evolved to landscapes and natural settings Since William was not well most of the time Susan was the family s sole support She settled in Bordentown permanently in 1866 where she painted animals in natural settings and pastoral scenes Over 50 works were attributed to this period In 1876 she exhibited several works at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia Her house which sill stands is located on Mary Street at one time the backyard housed the sheep that appeared so prominently in her paintings It was not uncommon to pay your bills with bartered goods and Susan used her paintings for that purpose She was also active in the Suffrage movement and in animal rights causes

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Current_Exhibits/SusanWaters/index.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Bordentown Historical Society, NJ - ClaraBarton
    the Liberal Institute in Clinton New York pursuing her career as an educator It was here that she made several new friends from all over including Mary Norton of Hightstown New Jersey A visit to Mary Norton in New Jersey changed the history of public education in New Jersey A social visit to Bordentown made an impression on Clara looking around the streets she saw idle boys But the boys I found them on all sides of me Every street corner had little knots of them idle listless as if to say what shall one do when they have nothing to do Clara immediately sought out the chairman of the school committee and asked for an interview Laws existed in New Jersey for free public education but were never implemented There were plenty of private schools and pauper schools but neither alternative offered an opportunity for most of the children of the community Clara was given a ramshackle one room school house on the first day six children showed up for school They spent the first few days cleaning up the school house and getting it ready for children She started the program in 1852 with six children and very little else by 1853 there were over 600 children in the program receiving lessons from teachers housed in locations all over the city A bout of laryngitis kept her from her classroom for several months in the interim the school committee appointed a man as principal of the new program Clara created Dissatisfied with this outcome upon her recovery Clara decided to move on and took a position at the US Patent office in Washington DC Bordentown s loss was the country s gain Shortly after Clara s move to the nation s capital the Civil War erupted and Clara

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Current_Exhibits/ClaraBarton/index.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Bordentown Historical Society, NJ - PatielceWright
    her husband s death her children ages ranged from young adult to the unborn Since she had no resources in Colonial times woman did not inherit their husband s property she needed to do something to support the young children still living at home with her She had a natural gift for sculpture even without formal training At the encouragement of Francis Hopkinson her neighbor Patience converted her hobby of sculpting in wax and clay to her livelihood She soon developed a reputation for her skill important at a time when the only likenesses of people were painted or sculpted A miniature wax sculpture in the Bordentown Historical Society s collection has been attributed to Patience Wright and is identified as either a self portrait or Mrs Francis Hopkinson She sculpted heads and hands of her famous subjects and exhibited them in the subjects own clothes Her life size sculpture of Lord Chattam William Pitt still stands in Westminster Abbey in London When her revolutionary sympathies got her in trouble in London she went to Paris and opened a studio there It is believed at that time she made contact with Benjamin Franklin and sculpted his likeness After the war

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Current_Exhibits/PatielceWright/index.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Bordentown Historical Society, NJ - Educational Exhibits
    Links Downtown Bordentown City of Bordentown Educational Exhibits then and now Copyright 2009 Bordentown Historical Society Bordentown NJ All Rights Reserved Web site designed and maintained by Sereni Web Design

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Current_Exhibits/Educational_Exhibits/index.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Underground Railroad 2016
    Links Downtown Bordentown City of Bordentown Copyright 2016 Bordentown Historical Society Bordentown NJ All Rights Reserved Web site designed and maintained by Sereni Web Design

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Event_Photos/Underground_Railroad_2016/underground_railroad_2016_0.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Underground Railroad 2016
    Links Downtown Bordentown City of Bordentown Copyright 2016 Bordentown Historical Society Bordentown NJ All Rights Reserved Web site designed and maintained by Sereni Web Design

    Original URL path: http://www.bordentownhistory.org/Event_Photos/Underground_Railroad_2016/underground_railroad_2016_1.html (2016-04-25)
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