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221 Edgewater Avenue Edgewater Park, NJ 08010 Phone: 609-387-9847

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The Shipman Mansion is open for tours on the first weekend of the month during April - November from 1-4 on Saturday and Sundays.  For appointments at other times, please call 856-986-7969. 

The Shipman Mansion is located at 221 Edgewater Avenue in Edgewater Park, NJ.  

2019 Events

May 8, 2019 - 7 PM  CANALS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ENGLAND - MARK HALL

In years past, Delanco native Mark Hall has, through the magic of slide presentations, taken guests at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park along for delightful small boat cruises on the Danube, Rhine and Havel rivers in Germany.

On May 8, Mark will change course, taking us on what he describes as a “special kind of boat (and) a special kind of boating” through central and northern England.

Our travels during this free program at 7 p.m. will employ the very extensive network of canals, some of them built 200 and more years ago, through the idyllic English countryside (and a bit of urban jungle.)

Prepare yourself to glide past wonderfully elegant cast iron bridges or under lovely old arched stone spans dating back to the era of the first canals. Imagine windswept upland moors and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Hights, vibrant cities of the Midlands, evening visits to cozy pubs, as well as passages on aqueducts and through tunnels aboard fascinating vessels called “narrowboats,” special canal boats that ply these waters to these destinations and more.

Mark, who grew up on the banks of the Rancocas Creek, has lived for years in Germany. His photos create a vivid record of his summer excursions, although he modestly claims that, in truth, the atmosphere is inadequately captured on film.

Mark’s presentation is offered to the public by the non-profit Shipman Mansion Foundation which is engaged in restoring the mansion, home of the Red Dragon Canoe Club, at 221 Edgewater Avenue, where Mark’s program will be presented.

Doors open at the Shipman Mansion at 6 p.m. for free tours.

May 22, 2019  7:00 PM Billy Terrell at Dobbins United Methodist Church

Billy Terrell will be presenting on 'The Other Side of Rock and War" at Dobbins United Methodist Church at 330 Union Avenue, Delanco, New Jersey. 

Billy will tell the amazing story of his life during the Vietnam War and his life as a songwriter and producer and his battle to save his life, his career, his country and the orphans he left behind.  

Concert Series - Concessions available at 6 PM; Performance 7:00-8:00

June 12th - OMGB - Classic Rock

June 26th - Norman Taylor & Blue Soul - Blues

July 10th - The Rhythm Wranglers - Country

July 24th -Charlie Zahm - Folk/Sea Shanties

August 7th - Ja People - Reggae/Soul


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Photo Gallery > Detective Ellis H. Parker and the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case

Charles Lindbergh Jr., 20 months old, was kidnapped in March, 1932, and, with 68 more years left in the 20th Century, his abduction and murder became the “crime of the century.” On Wednesday, November 19, the crime will be resurrected at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park. The free program, “Detective Ellis H. Parker and the Lindbergh Kidnaping Case”, begins at 7 p.m. Marisa Bozarth, museum attendant for the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, will tell the story of Parker, whose career became entangled with the Lindbergh case and who had his own answers to the most hotly debated facets of the crime. Was it really Bruno Hauptman who stole the toddler from his crib in Hopewell Township, near Princeton? And was the frail body with the fracture skull that was identified as the son of the legendary aviator really that child? Bozarth will tell how, and why, Parker was able to secure a stay of execution for Hauptman; who Parker thought was the real kidnapper, and how his encounter with the case changed his law enforcement career forever. Bozarth, a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a degree in history, has worked for the Burlington County Division of Parks for 11 years, traveling across the county lecturing on historic topics. Her presentation at the Shipman Mansion, home to the Red Dragon Canoe Club, is the latest in a two-year-long series of educational programs produced by the non-profit Shipman Mansion Foundation as part of its mission to preserve the cultural heritage of the community and the Delaware River. Admission is free, and desserts will be served following the presentation at 221 Edgewater Avenue, Edgewater Park.