On a March day in 1993, upon reading an article in the Asbury Park Press, Fred Carl began the effort to save Camp Evans from oblivion. As a former science teacher he felt the region would benefit from a place to inspire kids to learn science. Camp Evans would be preserved in the process. With the backing of Wall Township he did research and presented a plan to the Town, which was included in the Marconi Park Reuse plan in 1995. Fred reached out to organizations with technology education and historic preservation programs. He built a consortium dedicated to preserving Camp Evans as a Science Center. In 1998 the group incorporated as a not-for-profit named the InfoAge Science-History Center.
That same year Fred created a website for InfoAge at www.InfoAge.org. He then set about writing a successful nomination to create a 37-acre Camp Evans Historic District, designation so in October of 2012. In 2006 and then in 2009, the 16 buildings on this Historic District were transferred and leased to InfoAge. Many dedicated volunteers joined Fred and readied the buildings to house a hands on, interactive science/history learning center and museum called InfoAge. InfoAge is now a place to show Americans how radar was developed on their home front to help save democracy during WWII. The site shows future generation how Americans use advanced technology to create modern communications, a foundation of our society. Come meet the founder of InfoAge and hear his story at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains, on Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:00PM. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting. The meeting is free and open to everyone.
Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.