Moore gives life to the community through
doesnt play an instrument, but Isabel Moore 72
is one of the founders of the award-winning Bridgeton Symphony.
She has devoted much of her time to the art and culture of South
In the spring of 1984, the Symphonys founding director came
to Moores Greenwich home seeking to establish a professional-level
group in the historic Bridgeton area. In just a few months, the
Bridgeton Symphony gave its first concert at the Old Broad Street
Moore and her husband, Jonathan, now live in the former Old Stone
Tavern. Completely restored, reminders of its raucous watering hole
past have been suppressed and more gentle memories are evoked. Johnny
and I try to hold time still in this house by sharing its history,
Moore says. The Research Club, a group founded in Greenwich in 1902,
meets in Moores home each month. Afternoon tea is served to
commemorate the burning of tea in Cumberland County in 1774.
The symphony and her home are not the extent of Moores involvement
in local culture. She has also served on the Bicentennial Commission
for Bridgeton, established the Bridgeton Antiquarian League, and
assisted in the restoration of Bridgetons Nail House Museum,
Moore also founded The Gallery in Bridgeton, which exhibits works
by South Jersey artists.