Arts & Entertainment

Scotch Hills Country Club has A Place in History

August 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Historic Society will be presenting the film "A Place for Us" as part of a Free Movie Night at the Scotch Hills Country Club, located on 820 Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains on Wednesday August 21st at 7:30PM.

"A Place for Us" tells the historic film story of the Shady Rest Country Club (currently known as the Scotch Hills Country Club), the first African American Golf and Country Club in the United States. The country club was home to John Matthew Shippman Jr., the first American Born African American Golf Professional and hosted Jazz and Blues Legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.

Currently, there is a movement going on in Scotch Plains to help preserve and repair the Scotch Hills Country Club to make it eligible for placement on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

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"People will learn about the history of the Scotch Hills Country Club and what it means to the town of Scotch Plains and the country well" said Joanne Glover, a Real Estate agent at Prudential NJ Properties. "It's national and local history and we want families to have a great time and take a stand on preserving this historic landmark".

For more information, call Glover at 908-490-1577.

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