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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All Aboard! Lackawanna County Electric Trolley Museum

Scranton Pennsylvania, The Electric City, home of one of the first electric trolley systems in the nation. What better place for an Electric Trolley museum. It occupies an old mill building adjacent to the Steamtown National historic site.

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Follow up: Mount Holly Pumpkin Festival

SideStreet News stopped by the 13th Annual Mount Holly Pumpkin Festival to see this year’s display. Unfortunately that is when the skies opened up and poured rain down on the area. With lightning flashes, I jumped out of my car and used my camera phone to get a little video so you could see how 1000 handcarved pumpkins on display at Richard and Diana Denisar’s house looked in the dark.

Just a short follow up.

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Dunmore Cemetery Tour

The Dearly Departed Players perform first person accounts of some of those that are buried in the Dunmore Cemetery. This year’s tour was called Accidents Happen, and delves into mining accidents, train wrecks and elevator mishaps and more.


For more information on the tours call 570-343-8536. Next year’s tour will be completely different. A wonderful way to spend an autumn afternoon.

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.

First Annual Train, Toy and Collectible Show

Pemberton Township Historic Trust is sponsoring the First Annual  Train, Toy & Collectible Show at the Air Victory Museum, Lumberton, NJ,  May 21st. It will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Of course, there will be trains, toys and collectibles, but there will also be operating model train layouts, door prizes, refreshments as well as the Air Victory Museum’s displays.

The museum is located at 68 Stacy Haines Road in Lumberton. Admission is $4 for adults and children under 10 are free.