Keeping up with Hamilton’s history

The following is a reprint of Tom Glover’s column on Nj.com

Kuser Farm Mansion

Kuser Farm Mansion. Credit: Nj.com

The Hamilton Township Public Library’s Local History website is approaching the 750,000 visits! Since its inception in 2005, the site has grown to more than 8,000 “pages” or posts as they are called. To those who are on the computer, access can be gained by entering http://glover320.blogspot.com/ in the “URL” space on your computer.

Visitors from all over the country, and indeed a number from around the globe, are visiting on a daily basis to see some of the incredibly interesting photos and articles from our 100-plus year collection of various hard-bound Trenton Evening Times, Daily True American, Sunday Times Advertiser, and Daily State Gazette newspapers, along with many other sources in the digital archives.

FOR LOVERS OF LOCAL HISTORY
The upcoming 2014-2015 season will see the Historical Society of Hamilton bringing local history subjects to area residents at their monthly meetings which begin on March 3, 2014. Past society meetings have featured programs relating to generally non-local and more generic subjects that are of national interest such as southern New Jersey and Colonial America. The new programs will concentrate on truly local subjects relating to the Hamilton-Trenton-Mercer County area. There will be fascinating programs featuring photos and articles relating to the historic neighborhoods of Sandtown (Yardville), Sand Hills (Mercerville), Trenton’s Chambersburg, Bromley, Broad Street Park, White City, Woodlawn Park and numerous other local areas, all of which have proven to be of intense local interest over the many years I have been bringing those subjects to my readers.

There are countless photographs and articles from our ever-growing collection of truly local history.

It is time to share some of these treasures with those in our community who are interested. These programs will be in the form of on-screen presentations using a computer program similar to PowerPoint, and will be projected on the Hamilton Library’s huge movie screen.

Incoming Historical Society President James Federici and Lois Majarowitz are currently working with me on the program schedule for the year 2014 which formally begins with the March meeting. The meetings are held at the Hamilton Township Public Library on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. There are no meetings during the summer months of June, July and August. The December meeting is the annual Wassail Party held in the John Abbott II house on Kuser Road, which is the headquarters of the society. We are currently working on five programs for the year 2014 and they will be announced in the near future. For those of my readers who have computers, visit the Hamilton Historical Society’s website at www.hamiltonhistory.org.

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