New Additions to Pequannock History's Apparel Collection

English: Ben Franklin Transit dial-a-ride bus.
English: Ben Franklin Transit dial-a-ride bus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Christopher Lotito

Pequannock Historic District Commission welcomed acquisitions from the estate of Robert Stevens, 13 Mead Place, who was a longtime driver for the 5 Town Dial a Ride and well known community member.  Stevens' nieces advised that Robert found himself without work at age 55 and pursued employ at the 5 Town Dial a Ride which proved to be an excellent match for his generous personality.

The items acquired include a 5 Town Dial a Ride Jacket and the "flood edition" of Suburban Trends from 1968, featuring extensive, albeit black & white, coverage of flooding throughout the region.  The jacket in particular will become a part of the Commission's fast-growing apparel collection which includes military dress, Fin & Feather Club hats and shirts, campaign buttons, and a stunning amount of other sundries of local interest.

Due to space restrictions, all items will be stored off-site but available for viewing upon request, as only a small number of reproductions are actually stored at the Pequannock History Museum.

If you have donations for the Pequannock Historic District Commission or would like your loved one remembered through donations from their estate, contact the Commission Secretary, Christopher Lotito at (973) 934-5556.

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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