History Notes: Blackman Meeting House

As the congregation grew, a new brick house for religious meetings was built in 1822. 

GEHTHS museum / provided

Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks at Egg Harbor Township history. Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers.

Before the Revolutionary War, local religious meetings were held at the small, cedar-planked Blackman Meeting House. As the congregation grew, a new brick meeting house was built in 1822. The historic Zion Methodist Church in the Bargaintown section of the township has had several exterior additions through the years, but much of the interior remains the same.

Upcoming Events

The society will host "Call of Duty," a military timeline of 200 years, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on the grounds of the museum, 6647 West Jersey Ave. Reenactors of wars throughout history will set up exhibits. Free event. Food, music, speakers, flyovers, drills and more.

The museum/library is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Go to gehthsmuseum.org or the Facebook page for “Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum.”

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