TOMS RIVER – Tuckerton Library Association’s annual open house Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. will include a discussion about two companies that were raised from the southern portion of Ocean County during the Civil War.
Local historian and retired history teacher Pete Stemmer will present the program to help mark the war’s 150th anniversary. He will present a slide show and discuss the N.J. 10th Volunteers and N.J. 23rd Volunteers regiments and emphasize the role of local communities in the war.
Many of those soldiers, with names like Pharo, Crammer, Perrine and Britton, still have descendants in the area. People are invited to see if they are related to those veterans.
The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register go to the library’s Website www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone the branch (609) 296-1470.