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July 29, 2014
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Vintage costume jewelry trunk shows
MILFORD, PA — The Vintage Fashion Costume Jewelry (VFCJ) Club NJ/METRO Chapter will host three vintage costume jewelry trunk shows this summer on Fridays, July 13, July 27, and August 3 at Mt. Haven Resort, 123 Log Tavern Rd. The show will take place rain or shine under the covered pavilion. Club members will display jewelry designs from the famous jewelry houses of the 1900s. Necklaces, brooches, bracelets, rings and earrings from top name manufacturers, associated with such names as Miriam Haskell, Hobe and Weiss, will be available.
VFCJ is an organization of collectors of vintage costume jewelry that regularly meets and annually runs shows in the tri-state area. Open to the public at no fee. Email simmonsjo@yahoo.com or call 201/213-2146 or email.

Civil War train wreck commemorated
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Col. Ellis Camp 124 of the Sons of Union Veterans will hold an observance honoring the Union soldiers killed in the tragedy of 1864 on Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the old Congregational Church on Route 97. In that year, a westbound train headed for the Civil War prison camp at Elmira collided with an eastbound coal train near the Town of Shohola, PA.
As descendants of Union Veterans, “we owe this to our ancestors who fought to save the nation,” said Camp 124 Past Camp Commander Michael S. Bennett of White Plains. “Our projects to honor our ancestors are a part of who we are, where we can be found and what we are doing.”
At the ceremony, the graves of all veterans will be decorated. The history of the wreck will be retold by Pike County Historian, author, and Shohola Train Wreck researcher George Fluhr, and then participants will be led on a tour to the exact site of the wreck. Comfortable walking shoes and casual attire are suggested for the “off-trail” hike to the wreck site.