Friday, March 06, 2015

Tri-State Chapter NRHS - Monthly Meeting Notice - Lake Hopatcong Station - Its History and Future

Received the following via email.

Presents Martin Kane
Lake Hopatcong Station - Its History and Future

at the Bickford Theater of the Morris Museum,
6 Normandy Heights Road,
Morristown, NJ 07960

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM

When it opened in 1911, the DL&W train station at Landing (NJ) was a shining
example of everything Lake Hopatcong could be. Built at a time when
thousands of passengers would pass through the station every week in-route
to summer cottages, hotels, and camp sites, the Lackawanna Railroad
envisioned this station to be a showcase for the railroad and a magnificent
entry point to Lake Hopatcong. From its opening through the 1950's this
station was an extremely significant link to the lake for visitors and
residents alike. As rail service evolved over the years, the station was
allowed to decline and was finally sold off by the railroad in the 1970s.
In recent years, the building has struggled to find a long-term purpose. On
November 6, 2014, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation purchased the station. Our
March 12, 2015 program will offer the history of Lake Hopatcong station
through a narrated program with wonderful historical images and exciting
plans to restore the station building to its past grandeur and make it a
wonderful resource for the community.

The speaker at our March 12th, 2015 meeting will be Martin Kane. Mr. Kane
spent the summers of his youth on Lake Hopatcong. He is the author of
several books on local history. He has served as the president of the Lake
Hopatcong Historical Museum since 1990. Marty has overseen the growth of the
all-volunteer museum to an organization with over 700 members. A current
resident of New Jersey, Marty is originally a native of New York City, where
he graduated from Queens College and St. John's University School of Law.
Since 1998, Martin Kane has served as the Business Manager at Picatinny

The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bickford Theater in the Morris
Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. The programs usually begin
about 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, open to the public. All are welcome.
Light refreshments are often available. We will have a selection of books,
videos and memorabilia for sale before the meeting. Visit us at or the web: TRISTATERAIL.ORG