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Friday, July 31, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/1/15 - 8/2/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Fridays, July 31 and August 7 - Trenton, Mercer County
Summer Taptoe Concerts Return to Trenton's Old Barracks Museum
Family Friendly

The Old Barracks Museum invites you to enjoy an evening of music and history with its fourth annual Taptoe Concert Series. On the evenings of July 31 and August 7, The Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks will perform a selection of military tunes, followed by Scottish tunes and dancing as performed by Shot of Scotch Scottish Highland Dancers. The museum will be dramatically illuminated by torches and candles, providing the perfect back drop for the evening. "Taptoe" is the 18th-century term for the time when the musick and guard would march about a garrison town, signaling the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks.

The gates open at 7:00 pm. Advanced tickets are available for purchase by calling 609-396-1776 or visiting the Old Barracks Museum Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket prices are as follows: $25 reserved balcony seating with included refreshments ($20 for Old Barracks Museum members); $10 lawn seating. Proceeds from the event benefit the Old Barracks Museum and the Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Ample free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum. For more information, call 609- 396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org.

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Saturday, August 1 - Morristown, Morris County
Mrs. Hamilton Returns!
Children Friendly

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/31/15 - 8/2/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Arts & Crafts at its Finest: The Gamble House

Arts & Crafts at its Finest: The Gamble House

In southern California stands one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts style in the United States. The Gamble House, built by the architectural firm Greene and Greene in the early twentieth century, embodies the apex of the style, with a hint of Japanese influence that is found on the West Coast. Throughout the home's interior and exterior, there is a heavy use of natural materials, a hallmark of the style and the craftsmanship. The home's construction is ingenious and impressive by today's standards. Simply put, a modern home like this would be hard to come by today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The History and Archaeology of Rowlands Mills - July 31, 2015

The History and Archaeology of Rowlands Mills
A 19th Century Roadside Village Beside the South Branch
Friday, July 31, 2015

On Friday, July 31, Richard Hunter, president of the Trenton-based historical and archaeological consulting firm Hunter Research, presents the results of excavations and research for the New Jersey Department of Transportation before the dualization of Route 31 between Flemington and Clinton. In particular, Dr. Hunter will talk about Rowlands Mills and the fascinating use of daybooks of a Ewing blacksmith shop.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Organization of the Week: The Friends of the Gamble House

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey and beyond.

This week, I am featuring the Friends of the Gamble House, a nonprofit support group of the University of Southern California, which provides financial support to the historic Gamble House in Pasadena, California. The Friends develop educational programming, sponsor the annual Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship for two upper-division students of the University of Southern California School of Architecture, and volunteer as tour guides in the home.

The Friends of the Gamble House rely on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs and special events hosted by the Friends of the Gamble House or to become a member or volunteer, please call 626-793-3334 or visit www.gamblehouse.org.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization or know of one that you would like to see featured on this site, please let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to kelly@thehistorygirl.com.

Friday, July 24, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/25/15 - 7/26/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Friday - Sunday, July 24 - 26 - Wantage, Sussex County
Christmas in July
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/24/15 - 7/26/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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