WheatonArts is participating in “A RACE THROUGH TIME!”
The Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS) has partnered with the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society (VHAS) in an exciting new summer program designed to enhance interest in our rich local history. The two societies have created “A Race through Time,” which is being held between July 1 and August 28, 2016. Visitors who register at any of the participating sites will receive passports that must be stamped by at least six different participating organizations in order to eligible to be entered in a drawing.
At the end of August, participants will be able to submit those passports and receive a chance ticket for a drawing. (An additional chance ticket will be given to visitors who visit twelve sites). Drawing prizes will include gift certificates to local restaurants and events, local history books, a ride on the A.J. Meerwald, bicycles, and much more! An extra chance ticket will also be given for evidence (photo) that visitors stopped at least four of the West Jersey Time Traveler Podcast Sites. (A list of podcast sites can be found on the A Race Through Time’s Facebook page.) Along the way, individual sites will offer participants small souvenirs of their visits.
Visitors will have the opportunity to stop everywhere from the Bayshore Center at Bivalve to the Millville Army Airfield Museum. Information about each site’s hours of operation and a map will be provided to visitors who apply for passports. Participants will be encouraged to take photographs and post them on-line. If the event proves successful, the societies hope to make it an annual event.
1. Bayshore Center at Bivalve
2. Cumberland County Historical Society (Gibbon House)
3. Maurice River Historical Society (East Point Lighthouse)
4. Mauricetown Historical Society (Edward Compton House)
6. Millville Historical Society (Mansion House)
7. Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Museum
8. Palace of Depression
9. Port Norris Historical Society
11. Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society
12. Wheaton Arts and Cultural Alliance
13. George Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts
The event is sponsored in-part by a grant from the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
So, are you ready? Then, on your mark, get set ….