Legends of Port Norris

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Nominations for 2020 Legend Awards DUE August 1, 2020

The PNHS board voted to not hold the awards luncheon this year with all the unknowns happening at this time. However, we do not want to totally eliminate the Legends program honoring people from our community. For this year only, we will nominate and honor historical Legends from the late 1700’s, 1800’s and early 1900’s. This will be done through our website, using the newsletter and the Legends pages, posting their biographical information and anecdotal memories. The nominations for historical individuals will be extended until August 1st. Any other nominations will be considered for next year, when the process begins again.


Legends 2019 Review
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19th Century
Gibson Andrews

20th Century
Joseph Marshall Lore, Sr. (Bud)
Luther R. Jeffries, Sr.

Living Legends
George W. Garrison
Irene Green

Annual Fundraiser
Legends of Port Norris Celebration
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Legends of Port Norris

Legends of Port Norris

In 2008, the Port Norris Historical Society began a yearly tradition of honoring those who have made a significant impact on our community. Honorees come from three categories: 19th Century, 20th Century, and Living Legends. Be they business owners, community leaders, or simply great citizens, they represent what is great about Port Norris.

Click Here for the Full Legends List

Legends Annual Program

Those who are chosen as a legend will be honored at awards ceremony.
A close friend or family member if available will be asked to present a oral casual presentation of that legend. Legends will be presented a plaque. The ceremony will be recorded for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to continuing to preserve the history and keep it current for today the awards ceremony is our primary fund-raiser for the year. We appreciate all who can attend.

If you have someone from the past or living who meet the criteria of a Port Norris Legend, download the form and let us know. Each May the members of the Port Norris Historical Society, review and nominate and vote for the next years legends.


Legends Nomination Forms
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Mail to Port Norris Historical Society, PO Box 187, Port Norris, NJ 08349
or email to pnhs@historicportnorris.org

To learn more about an individual past legend click here.

Past Award Dinners

2018 Legends Awards Dinner
November 3, 2017 See Review

2017 Legends Awards Dinner
November 12, 2017 See Review

2016 Legends Awards Dinner
November 13, 2016 See Review

2015 Legends Awards Dinner
November 8, 2015 See Review

2014 Legends Awards Dinner
November 9, 2014 See Review

2013 Legend Awards Dinner
November 10, 2013 See Review

2012 Legends Awards Dinner
December 2, 2012 See Review

2011 Legends Awards Dinner
November 20, 2011 See Review

2010 Legends Awards Dinner
November 21, 2010 See Review

2009 Legends Awards Dinner
November 22, 2009 See Review

2008 Legends Awards Dinner
November 16, 2008 See Review

Full Legends List Click Here