We stock a variety of lovely gifts such as fine jewelry, pottery, handmade baby gifts, note cards, framed original artwork, photo reproductions from the archives, cookbooks, aprons, blankets, local history material and seasonal items. The shop is available whenever tours of the house are being offered.
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Lenape Country Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn
by Jean R. Soderlund
Author Jean R. Soderlund demonstrates that the hallmarks of Delaware Valley society—commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, peaceful resolution of conflict, and opposition to hierarchical government—began in the Delaware Valley not with Quaker ideals or the leadership of William Penn but with the Lenape Indians, whose culture played a key role in shaping Delaware Valley society. The first comprehensive account of the
Lenape Indians and their encounters with European settlers before Pennsylvania’s founding, Lenape Country places Native culture at the center of this part of North America.
[Source: University of Pennsylvania Press web site: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15255.html]$21.99, plus shipping
Dorothy’s Dream, Dorothy Middelton and her Indian Artifact Museum
by O. Kirk Spurr, PhD
For nearly fifty years Dorothy Middleton Nelson made her collection of Indian archaeological and ethnological materials–reputedly the fourth largest private collection in North America at the time–available to visitors at her Thunderbird Museum in New Jersey. In this book O. Kirk Spurr documents Dorothy Middleton’s collection and her unique perspective on North American Indian culture. [Source: ASAA/Persimmon Press]
$20.00, plus shipping
Moorestown (Images of America)
by Kimberly L. Bunn and Lynne F. Schill with the Moorestown Improvement Association
Settled in 1682 by Quakers, Moorestown grew quickly into an important agricultural and social hub. Local farms and nurseries were considered the best in the state with their superior produce and specimen plants, and the coming of the railroad in the 1860s brought industrial leaders who helped the town to grow and prosper beyond its agrarian roots. It became the home of Eldridge R. Johnson, cofounder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and Alice Paul, a women’s suffrage champion. Moorestown provided easy access to New York City and surrounding urban centers, and it continued to be a mix of sought-after residential neighborhoods, working farms, and thriving businesses. Since 1904, the Moorestown Improvement Association has been instrumental in the town’s growth, with contributions including funding the first artesian well, purchasing land for the first parks and athletic fields, and registering the town in the National Register of Historic Places. Kimberly L. Bunn, AIA, a Moorestown resident and architect, is very active in the American Institute of Architects. Lynne F. Schill is a lifelong resident of the Moorestown area. Both share an interest in historic preservation and are trustees of the Moorestown Improvement Association. Historical photographs included in this book are from the collections of the Moorestown Improvement Association and the Historical Society of Moorestown as well as from several private collections. [Source: Arcadia Publishing]
$21.99, plus shipping
James C. Purdy, author of Moorestown, Old & New A Local Sketch, was born in Whitesboro, New York, in 1837, the son of Stephen and Susan Purdy. He first came to Moorestown in the summer of 1878. He became interested in the history of “old” Moorestown as he conversed with older residents, many of whom had access to the early records, documents, and letters which he later used as the foundation for this book which was completed and published in 1886. Moorestown, Old & New is an entertaining and informative story of Moorestown’s early development as a community. It tells of the growth of the township, history and genealogy of early residents, and of events related to Revolutionary days. Two maps and an index to the complete work are also included. This is a 2002 hardcover edition [Hillsboro Press] with a Foreward to the Bicentennial edition (1975). $20.00, plus shipping
Historical Society of Moorestown
Custom Picture Tote: Handmade,
totally unique, and eco-friendly!
Medium tote $35.00, plus shipping
Youth tote (pictured left)$25.00, plus shipping
New to the Shop!
Breaker Boys: The NFL’s Greatest Team and the Stolen 1925 Championship
by David Fleming
From ESPN’s David Fleming, the epic story of the Pottsville Maroons, the NFL’s greatest team and the stolen championship of 1925. Read about the exploits of Moorestown’s Walter French who was one of the team’s star players and the hero of the championship game win over the Chicago Cardinals. Signed by the author. $15, plus shipping