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Friday, July 3, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/4/15 - 7/5/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Friday - Saturday, July 3 - 4 - Morristown, Morris County
Revolutionary Times 2015
Children Friendly

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/3/15 - 7/5/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Breathing New Life into Haddon Township's Champion School

Breathing New Life into Haddon Township's Champion School

I've focused on a few one-room schoolhouses across New Jersey these past few months. Although there are still many one-room schoolhouses left, the number remaining compared to the number that once existed is quite small. In Haddon Township, Camden County, the 1821 Champion School is another example of a historic one-room school building saved by local residents concerned about losing community identity. Historic school buildings, just like churches and town meeting halls, are public buildings that served as gathering places for the community and their continued relevance and preservation across America needs to be addressed.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Call for Babies" - In Search of Babies Delivered by Dr. William Carlos Williams

"Call for Babies"
In Search of Babies Delivered by Dr. William Carlos Williams

The Meadowlands Museum, in conjunction with St. Mary’s General Hospital, is issuing a call for people who were delivered by Dr. William Carlos Williams, famed doctor and noble laureate poet.

The Meadowland Museum is launching an exhibition called "The Practice and the Patent: Healthcare in the Early 20th Century." The exhibit will focus on the innovations in healthcare history, from around 1900 to 1950, by the exploring the products and breakthroughs of Becton Dickinson, a company formerly located in Rutherford. It will also delve into the other side of medicine, the person-to-person interaction with doctors. One such practitioner, William Carlos Williams, a Rutherford resident, is today known for his poetry but actually worked as physician for over 40 years in the region. His specialty was obstetrics and pediatrics, and he delivered many babies, in the town of Rutherford, as well as during his time at Passaic General Hospital (now St. Mary’s General Hospital).

If you were born between 1912 and 1951 and were delivered by Dr. William Carlos Williams, please contact Jesse Gordon, jgordon.mmus@gmail.com or call 201-935-1175, if you or someone you know would be interested in participating in a special event in late July 2015, celebrating Dr. Williams and the Meadowlands Museum exhibition. Please respond before July 5, 2015.

Friday, June 26, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/27/15 - 6/28/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, June 27 - Byram Township, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Heritage Day
Moved to Sunday, June 28 due to expected rain
Children Friendly

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/26/15 - 6/28/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Hidden Gem at Rock Lodge

The Hidden Gem at Rock Lodge

Tucked away in the woods behind wooden gates is one of New Jersey's lesser-known historic buildings. A castle-like structure sits on a knoll, surrounded by dense forest, cottages, and a man-made lake. Constructed in 1907, the Stone House in Stockholm, Sussex County, New Jersey was built to be fire-proof. It has stood the test of time and is now associated and cared for by a group who also has an interesting history - the Rock Lodge Club, a family-oriented nudist club.