Storytelling in Port Norris

The Delaware River's Bayshore region has long been a haven for hunters, trappers and others who worked and played in the area's marshes. Today,visitors are invited to share stories and listen to tales about hunting in the region today at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve in Port Norris.

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The event will be recorded, and the information collected will be used for a planned future exhibit, and for research and education purposes as part of the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center.

The panelists include: J.P. Hand, a lifelong resident of Cape May County and a 10th generation descendant of the whaling families who settled in the mid-1690s, and Phil Tomlinson, who grew up in Commercial Township and is currently the project manager of the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group and Rising Tides. Along with his dad, Sam, Tomlinson has been duck hunting on the marshes of Cumberland's Delaware Bayshore since he was a little boy.

If You Go: The storytelling session, "Hunting in the Marsh," lasts from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the center, 2800 High St. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 856-785-2060.

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