Stepping Back into History

Last night while out to eat with the family at a local restaurant, Tom Quick Inn, the hostess came over to our table and asked if we had inquired about seeing the Varsity Bar. I replied, "no, but now I want to," not even knowing what it was. The super friendly hostess explained she would be happy to show the room to me, that they offer it for special events. Little did I know that I would be fortunate enough to be stepping back into time. The walls of the bar room were filled with etched signatures and dates, including that of none other than Woodrow Wilson. According to staff, Woodrow Wilson visited the inn sometime during his presidency (1913-1921).[1] By his signature, Wilson etched the year he completed university, which was 1879; he attended the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University.[2] It was completely amazing, to stand in the same place that Woodrow Wilson had stood. Thank you to the wonderful hostess, Octavia, for coming to our table, for your information, your friendly demeanor and most importantly for your love of history.


Could you have a connection to a U.S. President? Could you have a connection to the historical Tom Quick Inn? Do you have ancestors from Milford, Pennsylvania? Write back and let Awes of Inheritance: Family History Services know about your genealogical connections, I would love to hear your stories.


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[1] "Woodrow Wilson," Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson : accessed 29 August 2021), para. 1. Knowledge of Jason, Tom Quick Inn staff member, telephone conversation 29 August 2021.

[2] "Woodrow Wilson," Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson : accessed 29 August 2021), subheading Early Life, para. 3. Knowledge of Jason, Tom Quick Inn staff member, telephone conversation 29 August 2021.

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