Continuing a in long tradition of providing historical educational/informative events, the WTHS hosted two events in the early months of 2022.
On February 18, 2022 Guy Weston of the Timbuctoo Historical Society presented an amazing program on the Timbuctoo section of Westampton, outlining the historical significance and interesting events and people of this historic African American community. The event was well-attended and enjoyed by the crowd as Guy put on an engaging presentation taking attendees on a journey through history, weaving in momentous events of the past, providing context to Timbuctoo’s important place in the past and present of New Jersey, Burlington Country, Westampton, and beyond. Find out more here at the Timbuctoo Historical Society website https://timbuctoonj.com/ or visit the Timbuctoo Cemetery memorial, located in Westampton Township at the end of Blue Jay Road/Hillside Road. You can check out the WTHS picture archive of the Timbuctoo Cemetery here http://rancocasvillagenj.org/albums/timbuctoo-civil-war-memorial-cemetery/
On March 18, 2022 a representative of the Alice Paul Institute provided an informative presentation on the life of Alice Paul, the Alice Paul Institute website describes Alice Paul as “… the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. Born on January 11, 1885 to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.” Attendees of the presentation were treated to inspiring and entertaining stories of the long, eventful, and important life of Alice Paul. These snapshots of history ranged from the heroic, to the terrifying, describing Alice Paul’s life-long struggle for the equal rights of women, from the heights of spectacular political successes, to harrowing stories of suffering violence and imprisonment for advocating for women’s rights. Alice Paul is an inspiration for those who value freedom, equality, and the audacity/bravery shown by Alice Paul in her fight to to expand rights and preserve freedoms. You can read more about Alice Paul and her incredible life at the Alice Paul Institute website https://www.alicepaul.org/
The WTHS has more informative, entertaining and educational events planned for the near future. Keep an eye out for our events here on our website, and on the Rancocas Village Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rancocas-Village-1493167000905139