Learn more about the history of Lenape peoples in this region in a conversation with Nanticoke-Lenape tribal historians, including Cara Blume, whose research was the foundation for federal recognition claims by Delaware and New Jersey Lenape tribes, and the Reverend John Norwood, first principal justice of the Tribal Supreme Court. Along with local tribal history, the Historical Society of Philadelphia will also join to discuss its Native American collections and important archival questions about erasure and self-representation. This event, inspired by Tommy Orange’s novel There There, is part of the Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. This event will take place on Thursday, February 27th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and is free with registration.
If you have a personal treasure you have been yearning to know its historical significance and value, we have a venue for you. Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Merchantville Historical Society on Wednesday, October 9th, at 8:00 p.m., at the Community Center. Go to the Merchantville Historical Society Facebook page to indicate you are attending. Those guests wishing to bring an item for evaluation, should select the appropriate box. The first 35 people, registering a submission, will have their pieces placed in a viewing area. Mike Ivankovich, professional appraiser, will expound on each item to the audience. We are pleased to have The Woman’s Club of Merchantville co-hosting the event. Peruse your attic or storage areas; register your participation and come to our antiques style road show.