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Historical Society’s next virtual program set for Nov. 17

Archivist Sarah Augustine and photojournalist Dennis McDonald will speak about Whitesbog Farm & Village.

Join the Historical Society of Haddonfield for its next virtual presentation, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, all about the history of Whitesbog Farm and Village.

Whitesbog Farm, started in 1857 by James Fenwick, became one of New Jersey’s largest cranberry farms by the early 1900s. Now known as the birthplace of the blueberry industry, Fenwick’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Coleman White became the first to cultivate blueberries into a viable crop on the farm.

The historic buildings and quaint general store are now maintained by Whitesbog Preservation Trust. The Trust maintains the buildings and trails, hosts events, and keeps the history of Whitesbog alive. Located at the entrance to the Pine Barrens, Whites Bog Farm & Village is a step back in time. They are open daily for hiking.

This program will be presented virtually by archivist Sarah Augustine and photojournalist Dennis McDonald. They are currently at work on a book about Whitesbog to be published by Arcadia as part of the Images of America Series.

Join us on for this free program at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Sign-up here. You will receive the Zoom login to join the program in your email confirmation. If you do not see the Zoom login in your email or you have problems signing up, please contact the office at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or (856) 429-7375 for assistance.

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