The 1917 Eddystone Ammunition Plant Explosion and the Chester Race Riots with Nancy Stern Scholem


February 11, 2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

On Sunday February 11th, Nancy Stern Scholem will visit Congregation Ohev Shalom to share the story of the 1917 Eddystone ammunition plant explosion which claimed 133 lives and the Chester race riots that followed soon after.  Nancy has done extensive research and will join us to discuss the impact of these events as well as the direct connection to Congregation Ohev Shalom.  This event is open to all members.  Brunch will be served at 10:30 AM and Nancy will begin her presentation at 11:00 AM.

Nancy is an avid genealogist, reader and needle pointer.  She holds a BA in 19th Century English Literature and an MS in Children’s Literatue.  Nancy also is an accredited End of Life Doula.  She is a member of the Bronx Science Alumni Association, The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and The Bronte Society.  Nancy is the child of a survivor, whose first home in America was on 9th Street in Chester.

This event is generously sponsored by long-time Ohev members Steve and Lauren Katz and the Ohev Shalom Adult Enrichment Committee.