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Thursday, September 29, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/1/16 - 10/2/16

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday - Saturday, September 30 - October 1 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at Allaire Village

Allaire Village, Inc. is hosting a weekend of Halloween Classics at the Historic Village at Allaire. This year, nationally renowned Helen McKenna from the Edgar Allan Poe House, a national historic site in Philadelphia, will perform a dramatization from the haunting tales of Edgar Allan Poe. The performance will take place in the Allaire Village Chapel. A brief biography of this gifted, yet tragic author will give you insight into his life and renowned works.

The presentation will take place on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. The Allaire Village Chapel is limited to 100 people so pre-registration is a must! Only ticket-holders will be admitted to the performances. This show is a must-see for Halloween devotees and is great for people of all ages. Ticket cost is $20 per person. Call 732-919-3500 for tickets, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and have your credit card ready. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at 732-919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/30/16 - 10/2/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Toy Collector's Heaven
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
10:00 am - 3:30 pm Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Victorian Mourning Theme of Hampton Historic Home Tour - October 9 and 16, 2016

Victorian Mourning Theme of Hampton Historic Home Tour
Sundays, October 9 and 16, 2016

Please join the Union Forge Heritage Association for Victorian Mourning-themed house tours on October 9 and 16. During the Victorian era from 1837 to 1901, grieving families often engaged in elaborate, and what might be regarded macabre, customs to commemorate their dearly departed.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Laced Up in Love: A Tale of Two Weddings at the Morris County Library - September 28, 2016

Laced Up in Love: A Tale of Two Weddings at the Morris County Library
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Step back in time with Drew University Ph.D. candidate Nicole Rizzuto as she describes the late 19th century marriages of Acorn Hall’s Mary Crane to John Hone IV with Florence Vanderbilt to Hamilton Twombly in a special presentation at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue in Whippany. On Wednesday, September 28 at 2:30 pm, Ms. Rizzuto will compare the lifestyles, marriages, and motherhood of these notable Morris County women: the “upper middle class” Crane marriage to the “old money” Hones of New York, and the financial opulence displayed by the “new money” Vanderbilts.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/24/16 - 9/25/16

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Saturday, September 24 - Trenton, Mercer County
"19th Century NJ-Based Photographers" Lecture

Of the approximately 3,000 different photographers who were active in New Jersey before 1900, more than 250 lived or worked in Mercer County, most of them in Trenton. In a slide lecture, Gary D. Saretzky will profile these pioneers, including Edward H. Stokes who lived in what is now the William Trent House, and discuss them within the larger context of New Jersey photography in the nineteenth century. As you will see in the slides, these photographers documented the people and places of their times but, in addition, their individual histories provide insight into social conditions of their era.

Gary D. Saretzky, archivist and photographer, has worked as an archivist for more than forty-five years at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Educational Testing Service, and the Monmouth County Archives, where he has been County Archivist since 1994. Saretzky taught the history of photography at Mercer County Community College, 1977-2012, and coordinated the Public History Internship Program for the Rutgers University History Department,1994-2016. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews on the history of photography, photographic conservation, and other topics, including “Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Photographers,” in the journal, New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 2004. In 2012, he received the Maureen Ogden Award for Lifetime Achievement in New Jersey History at the New Jersey History Issues Conference.

Admission: $8 members/$10 non-members. Includes refreshments and tours of the museum. Lecture begins at 1:00 pm.

Owned, maintained and operated by the City of Trenton with assistance from The Trent House Association, the historic house museum is regularly open to the public for tours Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:30 - 4:00 pm and by appointment for school and group tours. Located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, NJ adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. Ample free parking. For more information, call 609-989-3027 or visit www.williamtrenthouse.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/23/16 - 9/25/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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A Variety of Antiques
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monmouth County Historical Association Offers Free Admission - September 24, 2016

Monmouth County Historical Association Offers Free Admission
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Each of Monmouth County Historical Association’s five historic house museums, together with the museum at 70 Court Street, will be open free of charge in celebration of Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! on September 24. This is the last weekend to visit our historic house museums before they close for the season.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Railroad Museum [For A Day] Ticket Giveaway! September 25, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/17/16 - 9/18/16

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 17 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Outdoor Flea Market

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its 37th annual Outdoor Flea Market at the Atlantic Highlands Marina (off First Avenue) on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The rain date is Saturday, September 24, 2015.

Over 100 vendors will offer a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts, second time around, and some new items. Among the merchandise to be found is furniture, tools, fishing equipment, jewelry, books, postcards, tee shirts, handbags, clothing, toys, art, glassware, etc. Also an eclectic array of bargains can always be found at the society's Treasures Table as well as a variety of food, refreshments, and baked goods. Members will also be on hand to answer questions about the society, its mansion, and our other ongoing programs and events.

All proceeds from this event will be used towards the restoration of the AHHS Museum, the Strauss Mansion, at 27 Prospect Circle, as well as educational programs throughout the year. For more information, call 732-291-4313 or 732-291-9337 or visit www.ahhistory.org.

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Saturday, September 17 - Byram Township, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Heritage Day
Children Friendly Event

Come visit Waterloo Village between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm for a day in this historic Morris Canal town. Enjoy boat rides on the Morris Canal, Smith's Store - a furnished canal-era store with hands-on activities, blacksmithing, see the operating gristmill, seamstress shop, carpenter's shop, take guided tours of 1859 Methodist Church, the Canal Museum - with exhibits and videos, and guided walking tours of the village. Admission is free but there is a $5 per car parking fee. Waterloo Village is located at 525 Waterloo Road, Byram, NJ. For more information, call 973-292-2755 or visit www.canalsocietynj.org.