Tuckerton Leader

Artist Cathleen Engelsen at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum

Apr 06, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson Artist and local historian Cathleen Engelsen will illuminate Tuckerton history through her paintings and her grandfather’s photographs.

The Tuckerton Historical Society hosts artist and local historian Cathleen Engelsen at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum on Saturday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Engelsen is an Ocean County native well known throughout the state for her historical paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil. Her sources for local scenes come from her treasury of rare, old photographs by her grandfather C.W. Jones of Tuckerton.

Her father owned Sid Pearce’s Boatyard and Marine Railway on Tuckerton Creek, and she spent many days there. Her family also owned Skeeters, a cottage on Tucker’s Island. Engelsen will give a PowerPoint presentation of C.W. Jones’ photos that travels from historic Tuckerton along Tuckerton Creek, then across the bay for a day on Tucker’s Island.

Engelsen is the vice-regent of the Great John Mathis chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. The artist will also have a selection of her prints, originals and reprints of C.W. Jones photos available for purchase.

This is a free program, but donations are welcome.

The Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum is located at the corner of 35 Leitz Blvd. and Wisteria Lane, off Route 9 in Little Egg Harbor. Call 609-294-1547. —P.J.

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