March 24, 2013, 2:00pm Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ
"To Cast a Freedman's Vote"
Thomas Mundy Peterson at the crossroads of suffrage, citizenship, & civil rights.
Presented by author & historian Gordon Bond.
On March 31, 1870, Metuchen's Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first African American to vote under the 15th Amendment of the Constitution. How he came to cast his ballot in Perth Amboy NJ-and what he did with it-will be the subject of the presentation.
June 8, 2013.
South Edison History.
Edison Main Library, Plainfield Ave. Edison.
June 22, 2013 around 10am. Edison Tower.
Lincoln Highway 100th Anniversary Tour. www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org
NEWS: Edison Tower Restoration begins. 10/14/12
A new scaffold is being installed for the restoration work.
NEWS: EXIT 10 by Tom Cheche now available see our MEHS History Store item # 24. Click Here
NEWS: Society Website now has 16 Oral History Transcripts available on line at our "From the Archives" section of the Website. Memories of Metuchen & Edison from the 1880s to the 1990's. Click Here
Society President Fred Wolke welcomes author Bill Bowman to our October 2010 meeting. Bill did a talk about a 1980's murder in Metuchen, and the book he wrote called Murderer of the Year.
The Grimstead Room will be open on:
Contact Walter Stochel :
Short Hills Battlefield Report
The Society gets a major grant, click here for more information.