Tuckerton-Little Egg Harbor Leader

Author and Editor at Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum July 20

By Pat Johnson | Jul 03, 2019
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

Little Egg Harbor Township — The Tuckerton Historical Society hosts author and editor Margaret Thomas Buchholz on Saturday, July 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a talk about her book Josephine: A Memoir. During World War I, her mother, Josephine Lehman Thomas, answered the patriotic call from Washington, D.C., and became one of the pioneering “government girls.” This was before women had the right to vote!

Josephine also worked for the legendary journalist Lowell Thomas and traveled the world with him while helping to write his travelogues. Her next adventure was to fall in love and marry a young man whose family lived on Long Beach Island. During the Great Depression, she became a fisherman’s wife. Buchholz will explain how she found her mother’s papers in the family house in Harvey Cedars. She also will have copies of the book for sale.

This is a free program at the society’s Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd. and Wisteria Lane in Little Egg Harbor.

Seating is limited to 45 people on a first-come basis. —P.J.

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