TEWKSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOST TALK BY TEWKSBURY NATIVE KEN VLIET ON “TOOLS & IMPLEMENTS OF THE VLIET FARM ON MARCH 20TH @ 1 pm

The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold its 2nd meeting of 2016 on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 1 pm at Society Headquarters 60 Water Street in the Mountainville section of Tewksbury Township, weather permitting.  Former Tewksbury resident and native Ken Vliet, now of Danielsville, PA, will speak on the “Tools and Implements of the Vliet Farm.”

Ken Vliet was born and raised on his family’s farm, located on Vliettown Road, next to the intersection with Black River Road.  Ken will talk about items used to maintain buildings and equipment as well as implements needed for growing and harvesting crops.  Tools and miniatures will be used in explaining methods and techniques.  Today, the farm is owned by Jennifer Johnson Duke and it still an active farm, having dairy cows and field crops.

Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in the history of Tewksbury Township.  The cost is $ 15 annually for an individual membership or $ 25 for a family membership.  Members receive via email a quarterly newsletter and advance notice of all programs and events the Society holds throughout the year.  The Society holds three regular meetings per year on the 3rd Sunday in January, March, and May with a 4th program in November.

The Tewksbury Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation and was organized for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury.    For more information and directions call (908) 832-6734 and leave your name and phone number or email us at tewksburyhistory@earthlink.net.