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Friday, September 4, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/5/15 - 9/6/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, September 5 - Oldwick, Hunterdon County
21st Annual Tewksbury Flea Market

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/4/15 - 9/6/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Historic Trip through San Diego's Balboa Park

A Historic Trip through San Diego's Balboa Park

In June when Mr. History Girl and I had the opportunity to visit California, we drove south from Los Angeles and spent the day in San Diego. Our visit included the Whaley House, Old Town, and the Marston House at the northern edge of historic Balboa Park. After our late afternoon visit to the Marston House, we ventured deeper into the park, which is home to numerous museums, theaters, restaurants, gardens, and of course the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Although by the time we arrived, all of the museums and the zoo had closed for the day. Despite our late start and limited time, walking through the museum corridor allowed us to appreciate the architecture, much of which dates to the 1910s and 1920s. However, we only explored a small portion of this grand park.

California Building, circa 1920.

Friday, August 28, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/29/15 - 8/30/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Friday, August 28 - Readington Township, Hunterdon County
Readington Museums Lenape Program

On Friday, Susan Plaisted, proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, will lecture about our local Native American tribe, the Lenni Lenape. She will discuss transportation, housing, village life, gardening and foodways. Plaisted holds a B.S. in food and nutrition and an M.S. in health education. Her specialty is American and Native American food during the Colonial Period.

The lecture runs from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of Readington Township. If using a GPS, use Lebanon, NJ 08833. The program is free but donations are gladly accepted. For more information, contact Program Director Margaret Smith at 908-236-2327 or e-mail readingtonmuseums@gmail.com. For directions, visit www.readingtonmuseums.org.

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Friday - Sunday, August 28 - 30 - River Edge, Bergen County
School of Loyalist

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/27/15 - 8/30/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Castle that Wasn't: The Samuel Fleming House Museum & Gardens

The Castle that Wasn't: The Samuel Fleming House Museum & Gardens

Flemington, New Jersey is known for its historic courthouse, hundreds of historic homes, and iconic downtown buildings. However, the oldest home in Flemington is not located along its main street. On Bonnell Street, tucked away a little over a block away from Main Street is the Samuel Fleming House Museum and Gardens. This diminutive two-story home, just mere feet from the sidewalk and squeezed between two others, is Flemington's oldest structure. It also happens to have been built on Samuel Fleming's land, for whom Flemington is named after. There is much lore associated with this house and even determining if Samuel Fleming built it or lived in it has troubled historians trying to decipher the home's true history. In this short piece, we will dispel a few myths and let you in on what I discovered.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Organization of the Week: Friends of Fleming Castle

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 Fleming Castle (Samuel Fleming House). The Friends of Fleming Castle, founded in 2009, are responsible for the management and interpretation of the Samuel Fleming House Museum & Gardens, a historic house museum owned by the Borough of Flemington, New Jersey. Their mission is, "...to provide an historic interpretation of life in early Flemington through guided tours, historically accurate displays, educational programs, museum events, as well as participation in community events."

The Friends host community programs and lectures, and open temporary exhibits throughout the year. The home is open for tours on second Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

The Friends of Fleming Castle rely on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs and special events hosted by the Friends of Fleming Castle or to become a member or volunteer, please call 908-782-4607 or visit www.fleminghousemuseum.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.