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Thursday, December 8, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/10/16 - 12/11/16

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday, December 9 - Pennsauken, Camden County
2nd Annual Holiday Illumination
Children Friendly Event

On Friday from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, the Pennsauken Historical Society will hold its 2nd Annual Holiday Illumination at the Historic Burrough-Dover House. Over 140 luminaries will cast a magical glow on the old stone walls of the 306 year old house. The inside of the house will be decked out for the holidays, and the first floor will be open to visitors who will find Santa Clause perched beside the lit hearth waiting to wish all of our guests a “Merry Christmas.” Be sure to bring your camera for an AMAZING photo-op with Santa! There will be cocoa and candy canes for all. This is a FREE event. The Burrough-Dover House is located at 9201 Burrough Dover Lane, Pennsauken, NJ 08110.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/9/16 - 12/11/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Mantel Clocks
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday & Saturday

Monday, December 5, 2016

Enjoy Candle Light Tours and Music at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage - December 9, 2016

Enjoy Candle Light Tours and Music at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
Friday, December 9, 2016

On Friday, December 9, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, there will be hourly group tours by candle-light, featuring costumed interpreters, cooking demonstrations and period music, at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic sites.

Join Mrs. Mary Wallace when she steps out of her portrait frame on the evening of December 9 to guide groups of visitors around her home, taking them back in time to the memorable winter of 1778. She will talk about the simple ways in which she and her husband, John Wallace, plan to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday, the inconveniences she anticipates when General George Washington and his entourage return from Philadelphia to stay at her house, and provide personalized insight into the history of her family, how they live, and the furnishing of her home. Moving on to the Wallace House kitchen wing, visitors will see re-enactor Kathy Ormosi presenting hearthside cooking, and discussing the foods of the season. Finally they will adjourn to the nearby Old Dutch Parsonage, where they can listen to Robert Mouland perform period music on antique instruments, and enjoy light refreshments. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing

Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing
December 11 and 25, 2016

Each December, thousands gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring Christmas Day 1776 river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/3/16 - 12/4/16

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, December 3 - Haledon, Passaic County
Book Talk with Tula Connell, author of Conservative Counterrevolution

On Saturday at 2:00 pm, the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly welcomes the general public to a book reception and signing event with author Tula Connell, Ph.D. Dr. Connell will discuss her recently published book, Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and will answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Light refreshments will be served.

In Conservative Counterrevolution, Tula Connell explores how the clash between political conservatives and champions of liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee shaped a city and helped redefine postwar American politics nationwide. Dr. Connell shows how far-right conservatives created a 50-year game plan that was driven by an all-out assault on unions and opposition to civil rights.

Tula Connell is a labor writer and historian. She worked in labor communications for more than 25 years and currently is Senior Communications Officer at the Solidarity Center, an international labor rights organization.

Tours of the Museum will be available and the Museum Store will be open for browsing and shopping. The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ. It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm or by appointment. For more information, call 973-595-7953, e-mail labormuseum@aol.com, or visit www.labormuseum.net.

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Saturday, December 3 - Cape May, Cape May County
Wassail Day at Historic Cold Spring Village
Children Friendly

Historic Cold Spring Village opens its Homespun Holidays season with Wassail Day on Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of wintertime at this free event. Select buildings will also be open where guests can enjoy hot beverages and treats served by historical interpreters in period clothing. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store from 12:00 - 2:00 pm and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the festively decorated Village grounds for a small fee. Guests can also enjoy live holiday music and light refreshments at the Dennisville Inn.

New Jersey Weekend Estate Sales: 12/2/16 - 12/4/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Sports Memorabilia
Edison, NJ 08817
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wedding Dresses, Folk Art, and More at the Gloucester County Historical Society

Wedding Dresses, Folk Art, and More at the Gloucester County Historical Society

In the heart of Woodbury, New Jersey is a stately home with a mansard roof, just a block from the Gloucester County Court House. Since 1924, this home has been the headquarters of the Gloucester County Historical Society, dedicated to collecting and preserving material pertaining to the Southern New Jersey area.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gingerbread House Competition at Lambert Castle

Gingerbread House Competition at Lambert Castle

The Passaic County Historical Society is asking children between the ages of six and sixteen to enter its second annual Gingerbread House Competition. There is no fee to enter! Just deliver your homemade gingerbread house to Lambert Castle, from Tuesday, December 6 and Friday, December 11 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please call 973-247-0085 ext 207 to arrange a delivery time.

The houses will be on display in Lambert Castle, home of the Passaic County Historical Society, as a part of the museum's holiday tours, from December 14 - January 8. All houses will be accepted - there are no rules against the use of glue, or non-edible components. The winner(s) will receive a free family membership to the Passaic County Historical Society for 2016.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Historic Christmastime Holmdel House Tour to Benefit Local Charity Doing Work Overseas for Ugandan Orphans - December 3, 2016

Historic Christmastime Holmdel House Tour to Benefit Local Charity Doing Work Overseas for Ugandan Orphans
Saturday, December 3, 2016

With Holmdel being one of the oldest sites of European settlement in the Garden State, it’s no surprise that many of its homes date back to the 1600s. But one doesn’t often get the opportunity to experience that history pre-dating the Revolutionary War.

However, now you’re in luck. On December 3 from 10:00 a.m - 4:00 pm, Holmdel will host a Historic House Tour, which will give folks the chance to finally get a taste of American history with an intimate tour of some of New Jersey’s oldest and most private landmarks.

Sanctuary of the Holmdel Community United Church of Christ