PHOTOS: Lakewood Memorabilia Day was celebrated today for the first time in over a decade. The event – which took place at the Municipal Auditorium – was a joint effort by the Lakewood Heritage Commission and the Lakewood Historical Society.
Tables and booths filled the auditorium, where historic artifacts, books, newspapers, medals, music and more were displayed in a joint effort by the organizations looking to preserve the fond memories of the Lakewood of the past.
The event also featured a film of Lakewood in the year 1947. The film is available for purchase.
In the coming months, the memorabilia – previously stored in the Princeton Avenue school – will be moved to a building in Pine Park, which will serve as a permanent museum for the historic items. A resolution authorizing the move was passed by the Township Committee several months ago. TLS.
I have a piece of lakewood fire memorabilia if they want it contact me
I would have loved to go. For ONCE I wish these events reported before they happen, and not after.
To #2 – I second that. Why couldn’t this have been reported in advance?
the house i live in was built in 1921..i’ve lived here 45yrs..no mention of this event.
i guess its out with the old , and in with the -ew
If you have some Lakewood fire memorabilia that you would like give to the heritage commission please reach out to me at [email protected]. I serve as a member of the Heritage Commission and also as the Fire Dept Historian. Looking foward to hearing from you.
to #’s 1 & 2 I found out about it last week from a family friend, how they found out about it I will have to ask, but it was in the news and they knew about it. they told me on thurssday that it was going to be held.
nice try #7….!
this event was advertised in one of the weeklys about to weeks ago. find something else to complain abt
I was at the event
I was glad to hear that the building in Pine Park will be used for the collection, Lakewood deserves that. I’m geussing that this is the old security building, I think it’s the only one left in the park. Will the proper steps be taken to protect the collection from water and fire? Let us not forget that Pine Park has been totally cleared of buildings due to fire and neglect.
Comments are closed.