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Mildred Barry Garvin Prize for teaching black American history

The New Jersey Historical Commission is Accepting Nominations for the MILDRED BARRY GARVIN PRIZE
Nominations Due May 1, 2015

The Mildred Barry Garvin Prize is an award of $1,500 to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of black American history at any grade level between kindergarten and high school. The prize is also awarded to individuals demonstrating outstanding performance in a related activity such as developing curriculum materials. One prize is awarded annually.

Re: An Inquiry About Horse Sheds at New Jersey Churches

It's not late if people were still driving horse-drawn carriages to church, and your shed may be evidence of that. One might expect such outbuildings to be replaced periodically, and construction dates to range from the time of construction of the church until the auto age. Why is the question. Was there a fire? One survives at the Salem Friends Meeting in Salem, NJ. I don't know its date of construction, but the meeting house is 1772. The Hancocks Bridge Meeting House shed survives as well. The Presbyterian Church (1856) here also had one, as I think most churches did.

Re: An Inquiry About Horse Sheds at New Jersey Churches

I have seen similar sheds at the church on West Hill Road in Lebanon Twp., Hunterdon County. Spruce Run Lutheran Church, across from cemetery on corner of Spruce Run Road.

Google Map:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Spruce+Run+Lutheran+Church/@40.707836,-74.923562,3a,75y,67.53h,86.71t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1ssOAKhNQ4UwpFDpPR3qKpNg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c389a02e5d9597:0xf3914b8ef0e0b9b6!6m1!1e1

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