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History Gallery

This gallery explores how Wenonah, its woodlands, and the Environmental Commission itself came to be.

Historical Overview of Wenonah

How Wenonah's Conservation land and water uses evolved into what they are today. 

Divided into time periods for easier reading:

  • Up to 1870: Natural history of the area before Wenonah was established.  Did you know ships were built on Mantua Creek?
  • 1870 to 1968: Wenonah established as a resort.  During and after World War II, the local environment suffers from pollution and development pressures.
  • 1969 to 1999: Rivers and streams begin to recover.  Environmental Commission is established.  Conservation lands greatly expanded, and hiking trails are built.
  • 2000 to Present: First trail map is produced.  Japanese Tea House is restored.  Work on restoring Synnott's Pond begins.

Conservation Land Acquisitions

This document explains when the borough's Conservation Lands were acquired and who paid for them.

Land Uses

Find out how Wenonah's land mass is actually used.

Many thanks to Chuck Forsman for authoring most of the material in this gallery.