Recent and Upcoming Activities

March 2021 Meeting

The Wenonah Historical Society will meet virtually on Friday, April 9th at 7:30 PM.

Karen Heller and Lou McCall will present "The Origins of Wenonah: The Town and Its Legends" --- taking us on a visit back in time to the beginnings of this wonderful town, including a pictorial tour of our original train station, famous buildings, and the people who helped create our little piece of paradise.

The link for the meeting is: https://meet.jit.si/WenonahHistoricalSociety
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February 2021 StoryWalk

The Wenonah Historical Society is partnering with the Wenonah Library to present the unique history of Wenonah through StoryWalk. The first story --- "A Town Is Born" --- was presented in February through the 15 storyboards outside the library and in the park. The story visited the roots of Wenonah in the 19th century and uncovered such facts as:

- The person who developed the original street layout for Wenonah also created the concept of standard time that is used worldwide.
- Wenonah had a boardwalk and two hotels, one large enough to accommodate 150 guests.
- The first ice cream parlor in South Jersey was in Wenonah.

The link to view the storyboards is: "A Town Is Born"
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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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