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The Colonel Richard Somers Chapter, New Jersey Society,  Sons of the American Revolution is comprised predominantly of revolutionary descendants living in Atlantic and Cape May counties, New Jersey.



Our next dinner meeting will be on Thursday, August 10th, at 6:30 PM at Fred and Ethel's in the Historic Town of Smithville. 


Ken Able, Rutgers' Professor of Marine Biology and Director of the Rutgers' Research Station at Little Egg Inlet will be our speaker on "The changes in the Little Egg Inlet over the years." 



Remember that the Atlantic County Historical Society (ACHS) research and genealogy library has reopened. The library is open  Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM.



Our June meeting featured a presentation by Tim Hart of the Ocean County Heritage Commission on the Battle of Cedar Bridge.


We were also pleased to induct Christopher Eck, Patriot Joseph Eck, into our chapter.


Norm Goos, Chris Eck, Christopher Eck, Bill Schmidt


Christopher Eck receiving his papers with daughter Chris helping out.

 Tim Hart preparing to present on the Battle of Cedar Bridge


Tim Hart preparing for his presentation.



Compatriot Earl Caine was feature prominently in the Press of Atlantic City article on the new Atlantic County Veterans Museum.




  On Saturday, October 8, 2016, a small group of us gathered at Chestnut Neck to remember the 238th Anniversary of the Massacre at Chestnut Neck.  

 Ben and Norm Placing the wreath

 group photo in front of privateer memeorial

Norm presenting KIA memorial 






At our September meeting we were pleased to induct three new compatriots.



Joshua Goloff


Mathew Mascio


David Hann





Reminder that we need members for our commiNew site markerttees:   Membership (maintain membership list, email, phone status, etc.),  Meeting (contact with F&E's, menus, agenda, speakers),   Chestnut Neck (maintenance/events), WEB Site, Facebook, and  Publicity (local news orgs).  Please consider joining one of these groups.  If you have an idea for a committee, let us know.