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The Lawnside Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and protect the heritage of Lawnside, N.J., the state’s only African-American incorporated municipality, by restoring the Peter Mott House for use as a museum and station along the Underground Railroad, the clandestine network to freedom for fugitives in the 19th century. Before the pandemic, the Society conducted tours of the House and provided speakers for schools and organizations. These activities have been suspended until further notice.

The Society always welcomes new members, whether near or far. Please complete and mail the form at this link: 2020membershipform. Categories of membership include regular, business or life member. You will receive a membership card by mail. We have several committees from programming, house tours, building and grounds.

Executive Board 
Linda Shockley
C. Joyce Fowler
Vice President
Christine Lewis-Coker
Chrissandra Butler
Recording Secretary
Gloria Goodman
Financial Secretary
Jacqueline Miller Bentley
Stephanie Fisher
Dr. Keith Green
Sharon King, Esquire