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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 > The Secret Life of Mummers

You may wear many hats in your life, but have you ever worn a Mummer’s hat? Your chance comes on Tuesday, March 31, when the Shipman Mansion Foundation in Edgewater Park hosts The Secret Life of Mummers: Tradition; Family and Commitment. Alan Visitacion has been a Mummer for 35 years and is in the Mummer’s Hall of Fame with the Woodland String Band, with which he has played the alto saxophone for the last quarter century. Visitacion, from Edgewater Park, will bring Mummer costumes and head gear – which he has offered to make available for photos, should you choose to wear one. In a program that promises to visit all that New Year’s Day jargon, Visitacion will explain “2-Street,” demonstrate the Mummer’s Strut and identify the many Mummer “divisions” while focusing on the history of string bands. It turns out that there are some important rules for those parading through Philadelphia, which he will explore. And the parade has had many routes, which he’ll trace in a program that promises something new for everyone, including music. Oh, dem golden slippers! The Secret Life of Mummers begins at 7 p.m. at the Shipman Mansion, 221 Edgewater Avenue, Edgewater Park. With this event, The Shipman Mansion Foundation begins its third year of free programs for the public. The next program, Preparing for a Solo Offshore Passage, will be April 28 and will introduce sailors, armchair and actual, to the many steps that one should undertake to prepare sailboat and self for a singlehanded blue-water voyage. Speaker Doug Campbell has completed two singlehanded voyages to Bermuda as well as numerous coastal passages. The Shipman Mansion Foundation was formed to introduce the community to local history and the cultural roots of the area while raising funds to preserve the Shipman Mansion, which is on the state and federal Registers of Historic Places. Admission is always free and deserts are provided. Tax-deductible donations to the Shipman Mansion Foundation are encouraged and will be accepted during the program.