The Dover Area Historical Society and Dover Little Theater are teaming up together for a fun night at the movies. On Friday, May 12, the two organizations will host a presentation at Dover Little Theatre, 69 Elliott Street at 7:00 PM. The evening will start with 2 Betty Boop cartoons, an episode of Flash Gordon and the feature presentation of the 1944 classic film “Arsenic and Old Lace,’ starring Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, and others. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this dark comedy. Your $20 donation will be split 50/50 between the two organizations going toward a new boiler for the theater and renovating the exterior of the DAHS Museum House. Snacks will be available. Join the community for a fun evening to benefit two worthwhile causes. Tickets are available through DAHS Trustees, Dover Little Theater (973 328-9202), by calling Phyllis at 973 366-4276 or calling Jeanne at 973 944-8604. You can also see Lisa Newkirk at Town Hall to purchase tickets there (973 366-2200 ext 1160).
Come enjoy a hearty breakfast, see your friends and support a worthy cause! Proceeds will help fund our Youth Programs at the Dover Historical Society.
Tickets are available through Dover Historical Society Trustees as well as at the Dover Town Hall. Please see Lisa Newkirk at the Dover Town Hall to purchase tickets there. You may also call 973-366-4276 and leave a message and someone will get back with you.
What happened here?
Why is it a somewhat unique event?
What year was it?
Where is this location?
What is in that spot now?
How many scenes from good Old Dover can you remember?
Test your memory. Enjoy a Power Point presentation by Stan Schoonmaker. See what you can remember.
7:00 PM at the Museum House, 55 W. Blackwell St, Dover. Refreshments will be served.
Dogs of Dover Rededication Ceremony
Come hear the interesting tale of the Dogs of Dover, which originally stood at the entrance to the George Richards mansion house on Prospect Street. They now “guard” the main entrance to Town Hall. Learn about who gave them to Dover and what the gift commemorated, the places they have stood, their restoration and their rededication which included visitors from abroad. Don’t miss our January 17, 2017 meeting at 7:00 P.M. at the Condict House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover. Two Powerpoint presentations by Rick Kelly, our museum curator, will be presented. In addition to learning about the Dover Dogs, Rick will present “2016 – DAHS Year in Review,” highlighting major society events from our 50th Anniversary Year. Refreshments will be served.
The Museum house was in dire need of painting – with great discussion the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society decided to take the paint off and return the house to it’s original Brick Facade. This should be completed just in time for our Annual Tea!
One of the oldest and historical buildings is the George Richard’s Building located at the corner of Blackwell and Sussex Streets open in 1869. It was a modern department store, carrying a complete line of stationary, groceries, furniture, hardware, dry goods, shoes and sporting goods.
The store also had a large fleet of attractive red and gold horse drawn delivery wagons, pulled by 2 and 3 horse teams. They did $300,000. a year and were the largest department store in Morris County!
In later years generations knew this building as J.J Newberry Co.
This building is used today as Berkeley College.
Post Card photo is 1930’s circa
George Richards was Dover’s first mayor – 1869-71.
The Dover Area Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on February 16 at the Museum House, 55 West Blackwell Street, starting at 7:00 p.m. DAHS Vice President Stan Schoonmaker will present a Power Point “Dover’s Postcard History”. For further information, call 973-361-3525 or visit our website www.dovernjhistory.org