Recent and Upcoming Activities

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Wenonah and the Wenonah Historical Society or would like to network with some of the local historians, please join us at one or more of the following events.

Friday, September 13th, 6:00-9:00 PM — Our annual meet-and-greet will be held at the home of Jenn and Tony Pizi (500 E Mantua Ave). The Pizi’s house was built by Robert H. Comey in 1908 on a 40-acre estate known as “Oakwood Farm.” Mr. Comey’s estate included: a lake with a boat house; a 5-tier, 200-seat outdoor theater; and a Japanese teahouse. The estate even had a deer park and dairy farm, complete with a barn and silo.

Saturday, October 12th, 3:00-5:00 PM — This year will be the 5th anniversary of the Wenonah Cemetery Walk! Bring the entire family to the event, which will feature some of the most prominent ladies from Wenonah’s past in addition to two new activities specifically for families — a Cemetery Tombstone Hunt and a Cemetery Nature Hunt.

Our spiritual visitors will include: Miss Mortie Stokes, daughter of Mordecai Stokes, an early minister of the Wenonah Methodist Church; Mrs. Myra Seiders, a Gold Star mother active in the Women’s Club of Wenonah and the Memorial Presbyterian Church; Miss Sara Chew, the first woman on the board of the Wenonah Cemetery Association; and Mrs. Elizabeth Drummer, President of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Wenonah Fire Company. Be on the lookout for Mrs. Joseph D. Green as she wanders the cemetery, and she may tell you of her scandalous demise.

All events are free. The rain date is Sunday, October 13th, 3-5 pm.

Friday, November 8th, 7:30 PM — Our last regular meeting of 2019 will be at the Jack C. Sheppard, Sr. Community Center (Train Station). After a short business meeting, Nora Taylor will present “Resting in Peace: Remembering Four Local Veterans of the Great War.”

Refreshments will follow Nora’s presentation. Guests are welcome to attend.

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For many years, Jack Sheppard Sr, and more recently, Karen Heller, have presented a "History of Wenonah" to the the 5th grade class at the Wenonah Elementary School. Depending on your computer, you may find it easier to right click on the link and save it to your local hard to view it offline.
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The attendees at our meeting on March 9, 2018, were treated to the world premier of a video on the Wenonah Historical Society's 2017 Wenonah Cemetery Walk, which was conducted in association with the Wenonah Cemetery Association and Wenonah NJ Post 192 of The American Legion. The video was produced by Michael Farinelli, Senior Manager/Media Services at Cumberland County College. The following link is to the same video, which is now posted on You Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fL6PfsJi4&t=12s
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