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Monthly Open House is Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12 to 3PM

Antique Appraiser Day Saturday April 8, 2017 1 to 4PM at Beverly Methodist Church in Beverly $5 an item, no item limit

We are open every first Saturday of the month at our new history center from 12 to 3 PM.

Our NEW location is in the old Well's Pharmacy building, also known as the Beverly Library Annex in Beverly, 433 Cooper Street..

Come and see our re-organized local history displays. We have made it easier for you to enjoy your visit with us. We have a research area for you to research family history.Come and see our new location before you donate. We treasure all our donations from our friends.

Watch the newspapers for our next Juneteenth remembrance in June 2017 at St. Stephen's Hall in Beverly.

In memory of Bette Sever and Allan Denning, members who passed away recently. We also mourn the loss of our friend Margaret Hicks Morris.

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"A Walk Through Beverly" DVD for sale--- $10 donation ---limited supply available

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS...$10 A YEAR---Become a supporting member if you are out of the area

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/// CALL THERESA 609-387-1079 FOR INFO

SEE THE BEVERLY BEE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR CALL Dennis 609-835-4438

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Members List:

President:
Dennis Rogers
Vice President:
Charlene Rogers
Treasurer:
Theresa Lowden
Secretary:
Barbara Kelly

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Delran Historical Society

Riverside Historical society

STIRRING TIMES: The lives of NJ Civil War Surgeons

Camp Olden Civil War Roundtable

Burlington County Historical Society

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The Cooper Town Meeting House has the typical appearance of small houses of worship built in rural Burlington County in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Built between 1802 and 1806, it is a 1-story structure containing a single room. It is constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond over a low field stone foundation. Each of the long facades features a central doorway with original double-leafed doors, each leaf having three raised panels. The doorways are flanked by windows with 12 panes in both upper and lower sash, hung with three-paneled shutters. The single room on the interior has a raised platform at one end and late 19th century vertical board wainscoting. Although the appearance of the Coopertown Meeting House is typical, its origin is not. Most religious buildings were erected to serve a particular denomination. The subscribers who raised the money for the Coopertown Meeting House decreed that it was to "be open and free to be used by all persons professing and believing in the Divinity of Jesus Christ". From its completion in 1806 until the 1830s, the Coopertown Meeting House flourished. At various times Methodists, Episcopalians, Baptists, and the Society of Friends worshiped there. Conflicts arose during the 1800's, over attempts to gain exclusive use, and the Methodist and Episcopalian congregations eventually withdrew and built their own churches in Beverly City. From 1880 to the 1930s it was the home of the Coopertown Union Sunday School. The Society of Friends also used it from 1901 until the 1930s. With the advent of the automobile, however, local residents were able to attend churches of their own denomination. __________________________________________________________________ Although the Cooper Town Meeting House Board of Trustees has continued to maintain the building, the Riverfront Historical Society raised funds and obtained grants in the late 1970's and early 1980's to repair damage to the building. The founding members of the society held many fund raising events to get the matching funds for the historical state grants. They replaced/repaired two walls, put on a new roof and framing,replaced cross beams, repaired and painted the inside of the building to restore it to it's 1920's . The restoration was complete in 1983-84.

 
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