We have resumed in-person meetings, subject to the latest COVID-19 guidance (social distancing, and masks for the unvaccinated). See our new Facebook page for the latest information.
Except as noted below, our meetings are now on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences, 307 High Street. Here's our tentative schedule of meetings and presentations for 2021-2022. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin promptly at 7. Our meetings are open to the public, but non-members are requested to donate $5 to attend the program. Members will receive a reminder email.
September 28 - History of Corn Husks
This month, MHHS member Holly Doyle presents a program on the History of Corn Husks. It includes a discussion on how they were used in the past and now. Holly will provide an educational demonstration and an opportunity to ask questions.
October 26 - Rennovations at Relief Fire Company
Many of you must be curious about the addition and renovation work happening at the Relief Fire Engine Company #1. (Founded July 11, 1752, they are the oldest active volunteer fire company in continuous service in the United States.) Carl Shaw will be speaking about the history and future plans for the Relief Fire House.
November 23 - Mount Holly During the Early War Years
This month's program is the Rev War Alliance discussing how Mount Holly was impacted by the War for American Independence between 1776 and 1778. Please join us for an interesting local history program.
Grab a cookie and a cup of tea (or some egg nog) and join us as we show you how to make a colorful ornament for your tree or to give as a gift. Materials will be mailed to MHHS members and registered guests.
January 25 - TBD
February 22 - TBD
March 22 - TBD
April 26 - Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Program: William Lewis of Piney Tribe will discuss the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the people of the Pines (Pineys), as covered in his book, New Jersey's Lost Piney Culture.
May 24 - End of Season Social Meeting
Tonight will be our last official meeting of the season. The theme is a social. Feel free to bring a snack and/or drinks to share.
Come visit our table at Burlington County's May Faire on Sunday, May 15 at Smithville Park. We'll be selling photo DVDs, pins, buttons, and other Mount Holly memorabilia.