Once again it’s time for our annual membership drive. Your support is greatly appreciated as it gives us a substantial boost for the important work that we do to preserve New Jersey’s only Canal Bridgetender’s House and Gardens that are open to the public.
In the coming year we will continue our work on a number of projects that will preserve this most important piece of history for future generations. As stewards of this property that is nearly 200 years old, there are certainly challenges from the elements and the canal itself. Still, we have maintained the home in its original state for the public to step back in time and experience what was an engineering marvel for the time - the D&R Canal and the Bridgetender's House.
This year we will be hosting special events to share the home with the community. The events are free and include light refreshments. Please join us for:
- Open Houses
- Art Shows & Sales
- Annual Plant Sale
- Canal Walk and book signing with author Linda Barth
- Presentations and slide shows of local history
- Picnics by the Canal
Please download a copy of our Calendar of Events, click here.
This year we are celebrating our 45th anniversary as an organization! Our dedicated volunteers work hard to keep the house and grounds open for all to enjoy and your renewed membership helps us to continue our mission. Also, please consider spreading the word of how special the Blackwells Mills Canal House is to the community and the region by encouraging others to become members.
Thanks again for helping to make this a successful membership fund-raising campaign.
The 2017 Membership Committee