"Our Town" Inspired by Wedding in This Home

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Former Catherine Kerlin Home
200 East Central Avenue
Moorestown, NJ 08057
United States
39° 58' 15.6" N, 74° 56' 28.68" W


This story came from today's Philadelphia Inquirer at p. 1. On 6/26/35, Amos Wilder married Catharine Kerlin in the garden of this house. Amos' brother, Thorton Wilder, was the best man. The bride's mother made a fuss about the groom not seeing the bride on their wedding day before the ceremony, and that notion was the spark for Thorton Wilder's play, "Our Town." Some memorabilia from the wedding will be placed on permanent display at the Historical Society of Moorestown.

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:22


In a letter to the editor in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, p. A19, Theodore S. Horvath of Wayne, PA, points out that Thorton Wilder's brother, Amos Wilder, the fellow getting married in the story above, became a renowned New Testament scholar.

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