News 2017-10-06T20:17:22-04:00


Video Contest Winner

Congratulations to Colin who won our Spring Video Competition! Colin’s video entailed a brief history of 1851 Riverbank Manor along with a demonstration of his appreciation for the history of Riverton. Watch the video here:

Historical Society of Riverton, September 2017 Gaslight News

Ogden descendants visit Bank Avenue home of Riverton founder Caleb Clothier

In Ogdens Visit Clothier Home, Mary Louise and Ken Smith inform us of their Bank Avenue home’s rich history, host Ogden descendants, and erect a historical marker on the property. …Read More

Courier-Post, August 10, 2017: Was Riverton founder’s home an Underground Railroad stop?

Riverton founder’s home contains history, a little mystery [Video]

Carol Comegno, @CarolComegno –

RIVERTON – Square and slender white columns stretch across the open front porch and up to the second story of a majestic mansion facing the Delaware River.

Inside the home, visitors journey back in time. Civil War music plays faintly in the background, antiques and Victorian furnishings of wood and plush upholstery adorn the foyer and formal rooms, and maps and art of yesteryear hang everywhere. … Read More

  • Mary Louise Riverbank Manor Riverton

6abc Action News, Thursday August 3, 2017

NJ home of Strawbridge & Clothier co-founder spotlights Underground Railroad [Video]

Nora Muchanic –

Owners Mary Louise Bianco-Smith and Ken Smith are history buffs, thrilled the home has been designated a local historic site for its role as a stop in the Underground Railroad which helped slaves escape to freedom. … See More

Burlington County Times, May 20, 2014

The house of her dreams in Riverton

Sally Friedman, Correspondent –

RIVERTON – There are times when Mary Louise Bianco Smith and her husband, Ken, find people at their door asking to have a look around inside.

Angelica, the adorable white bichon frise who sniffs out all visitors, stands sentry. Good-natured as they are, the Smiths understand the curiosity about this grand old dowager of a home that looks out on the Delaware River, and seems straight out of a movie set with its columns, handsome trim and magnificent grounds. …Read More