Medford News

1/7/2016 - MLK DAY OF SERVICE @ DR. STILL EDUCATION CENTER - 1/18/16

Medford Historical Society

Dr. James Still Education Center

211 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055

 

Dr. Still Center Invites Participants for Dr. MLK Day of Service

     The Dr. James Still Education Center is once again inviting adults, students and scouts to help clean up the grounds of the Medford historic site on Monday, January 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Lunch and beverages will be provided. Participants should register by calling 609-654-6485 or emailing jsjgould@gmail.com. They should wear comfortable work clothes and bring tools such as rakes and clippers. Participants under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

     The Dr. James Still Office Historic Site is located at 209-211 Church Road in Medford, NJ. Its volunteers provide many programs, which range from school group tours and history and genealogy lectures through herbal classes and holiday teas. Dr. James Still (1812-1885), was a renowned herbalist and homeopathic healer born at Indian Mills, NJ.  A son of slaves born into poverty and mostly self-educated, James Still became one of the wealthiest men in Burlington County. The state of New Jersey purchased the Still office and grounds in 2004 including the farmhouse next door, which the Medford Historical Society operates and has restored to serve as an education center. 

     For more information on the site, its programs and the Medford Historic Society visit www.medfordhistory.org.

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm