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North Plainfield Resident Pursues Eagle Scout Award, Partners With Drake House Museum in Plainfield

Justin Lang of North Plainfield Credits: via The Drake House Museum
The Drake House Museum in Plainfield, NJ Credits: The Drake House Museum

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Justin Lang, a 16-year old resident of North Plainfield, is working on his Eagle Scout service project, documenting artifacts in Plainfield's Drake House Museum.

Eagle Projects allow scouts the chance to demonstrate leadership skills, overseeing projects that benefit the community.

The objectives of Lang's project include taking inventory of the artifacts located in the museum, and entering the information into a software program to ensure the digital preservation of the records for generations to come.

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In June 1777, the Drake House hosted General George Washington; 240 years later, Washington and his wife Martha made another visit.

The Drake House is partnering with Justin to collect donations for this important project.  All donations will go towards software upgrades needed to catalog items, and for photography supplies.  If you would like to contribute, please visit the GoFundMe page.




The mission of the Historical Society Of Plainfield is to present the history of Plainfield in ways that connect and inspire people to learn from the past and to help shape a better future and to maintain the Drake House Museum for the citizens of Plainfield.

The Historical Society of Plainfield endeavors to be the pre-eminent community organization dedicated to the study, enjoyment and discovery of Plainfield's rich and diverse history, and to link its meaning and relevance to today, to learn from the past, and to help shape a better future. The Historical Society of Plainfield accomplishes this by the preservation of the Drake House Museum and the society's collections, and by providing access through exhibitions, programs, publications and other activities that engage and enlighten children, adults and families of the diverse community of Plainfield and surrounding areas of New Jersey.

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