The Historical Society of Plainfield  cordially invites you on February 2nd

The Historical Society of Plainfield cordially invites you to the Opening of Exhibits: Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 3-5 PM at the Drake House Museum

“Plainfield’s Forgotten History” Curated by Justin Almendral is an exhibit of 15 photographs from the Historical Society of Plainfield’s archives collection. Justin is a Life Scout of Troop 73, and for his Eagle Scout project, he and his assistants purchased a photograph scanner and scanned over 300 photographs in the Society’s collection. As a culmination of his project, he selected photographs that illustrate life in Plainfield that spans 100 years from the 1870’s to the 1970’s. The photographs include: Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield High School, Plainfield High School Band, St. Mary’s Commercial School, railroad, trains, sports, and recreation. The Historical Society is appreciative of the efforts of Troop 73 and all the Eagle Scouts candidates who have helped us with their volunteer efforts.

“Plainfield During WW1 and the Influenza Pandemic” Curated by Leanne Manna is a “new and improved” exhibit of the 45 soldiers and their Gold Star families who made the ultimate sacrifice during WW1. The Historical Society received a grant from the Gannett Foundation which enabled Leanne to design and create professional exhibit panels. These panels will be available for a travelling exhibit for other venues, and in the future will be available online at the Drake House Museum website. The Historical Society is appreciative of the funding from the Gannett Foundation and the efforts of all the volunteers.

Please join us in the second floor ballroom.

All are welcomed. Light refreshments will be served. Program is free. Donations are always appreciated.


Nancy A. Piwowar, President Historical Society of Plainfield Drake House Museum

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