34th Annual Blueberry Festival

101 years of Blueberries, celebrated at the 34th Annual Blueberry Festival at Historic Whitesbog Village in Pemberton Township, New Jersey. Elizabeth White domesticated the first blueberry there 101 years ago. A two day festival it draws crowds from all over to enjoy everything blueberry. SideStreet News was there.

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Burlington County Underground Railroad Museum Grand Re-opening

Five years ago Louise Calloway had to close her Underground Railroad Museum that she had run in Burlington City for seven years. County Freeholders found it a new home at Historic Smithville Village in Eastampton. While there is no direct connection between the Underground Railroad and Smithville, it is a part of the county’s over all history.

The museum website again is UGRRMBC.ORG

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Little Red School House Reunion Set for June 25

Pemberton Rediscovered is hosting a reunion at the Little Red School House in Browns Mills. The reunion is open to the public and will be held on June 25 from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. at the school at the corner of Trenton and Pemberton-Browns Mills Road. There will be tours of the school house, historic displays and musical performances from bands including Full Moon Risin’, Random Notes, and the MD Concept.

Pemberton Rediscovered is a grass roots organization promoting positive aspects of Pemberton/Browns Mills.

Toy, Train and Collectible Show a Success

Pemberton Township Historic Trust’s first Toy, Train & Collectible show was a success. Held at the Air Victory Museum in Lumberton, rain didn’t keep the crowd away. There were vendors with toys, trains as well as operating model train layouts ranging from big to small.

Mike Tambascia of the Trust says the event had two missions. One was to promote historic preservation and raise some funds so the trust could keep moving forward. The second mission was to raise awareness of the Air Victory Museum. It contains military aircraft, memorabilia and is a treasure trove of information. You can check them out here

The next train show will be in November at Pemberton High School. The Historic Trust will be at the annual Blueberry Festival at Historic Whitesbog Village June 25 and 26.

You can learn more about the Historic Trust via their Facebook page.

Car Enthusiasts Gather in Pemberton

classic carIf you are into classic cars and having a good time, the Andrew Phillip Corbin VFW Post 10065 has a day set aside just for you.

The Post and Auxillary will host its annual car show at 1 Anderson Road in Pemberton, by the Athletic fields on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be People’s Choice Awards for First, Second and Third Place as well as awards for best exterior, best interior and best engine bay.

All vehicles are welcome and the donations is $10. If you want to show off your car, your point of contact is Curtis Ross, who can be reached at 609-254-0400.

There will also be refreshments for sale.