Meritorious service awards were presented to several long-time members
of the Hackettstown Historical Society on June 4, 2007 in a celebratory
ceremony at Heath Village.
Heath Village residents John Palmer, Agnes Palmer
and Dick Fremon, and Hackettstown residents Marion Strowbridge and Iola
Rice were presented their awards by Hackettstown Historical Society
President, Jeanne Cummins. Each recipient was awarded for their
dedication and service to the Society over the years.
John and Agnes Palmer have been
Society members for nearly thirty years. John served as the Society's
treasurer and was instrumental in fundraising activities, including the
reproduction an 1883 Hackettstown map. Agnes Palmer served on the
membership and hospitality committees and was the publicity chairperson
for many years. Dick Fremon was a regular museum
voluteer and served as the Society's president from 1992- 1998. Dick
was also responsible for the computerization of nearly 15,000 Warren
County DAR cemetery records.
Both Iola Rice and her late
husband Robert were charter members of the Society, organized in 1975.
Iola was a regular museum volunteer and a member of the hospitality
committee. Once a regular museum volunteer herself, Marion
Strowbridge continues to help provide museum access to
volunteers on Sundays. She also served as secretary of the Society for
Congratulations to all the recipients who have
proudly provided served our community for many years, making
Hackettstown a better place for all of us to live.
For more information on the Hackettstown
Historical Society, memberships or volunteer opportunities, please see
Society pages on this site.