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Monday, June 27, 2016

Independence Day at Ringwood Manor - July 4, 2016

Ringwood Manor July 4th Holiday Declaration of Independence and Colonial Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016

The historic and educational event celebrates its 17th year!

The staff at Ringwood Manor is thrilled to once again announce the details for the annual Declaration of Independence celebration! Monday, July 4, 2016 marks the event'’s 17th year, having become an exciting and educational tradition for many families in the northern New Jersey area. The highlight of the event is a dramatic delivery and reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Manor’s porch along with colonial crafters, activities, and demonstrations. The front lawn of the Manor is transformed into a colonial town square with Revolutionary War reenactors from New Jersey Militia- Heard’s Brigade, the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment, Outwater’s Militia, the Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, and individual volunteers. All help to celebrate the 240th anniversary of American independence and bringing the historic experience to life.

Friday, June 24, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/25/16 - 6/26/16

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, June 25 - Fieldsboro, Burlington County
Paint and Party

Join the Friends of the White Hill Mansion on Saturday at 7:00 pm for a fabulous night of wine and fun! Bring your own beverage and some friends too! Hang out at White Hill and learn how to paint. They will provide the canvas, paint, brushes, and everything to enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced local artist, Kate West. You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and possibly a new found talent. Cost is $35 per person. Starts at 7:00 pm and runs about 2.5 hours. Cheese and crackers provided. White Hill Mansion is located at 217 4th Street, Fieldsboro, NJ. For more information, e-mail whitehillinfo@yahoo.com or visit www.whitehillmansion.com.

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Saturday, June 25 - Morris Township, Morris County
Tour the Creamery and Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday from 2:00 - 2:45 pm, tour the Creamery at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm and discover how it was used for milk and butter processing. In the lower Barn, help the farmers brush the Jerseys cows, weigh the milk, and test its temperature. 

Also, discover the life of domestic help at the Foster home on a special hands-on guided tour. Assist the maid with household chores and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning stove. Two tours times available: 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Admission: $6/adult, $5/senior (65+), $4/child (ages 4 -16), $2/child (2 and 3). FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit www.morrisparks.net.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/24/16 - 6/26/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Doctor Who Wasn't at the Emlen Physick Estate

The Doctor Who Wasn't at the Emlen Physick Estate

Cape May is known for its Victorian architecture and plethora of beautifully restored homes, many of which function as bed and breakfasts. But unlike these B&Bs and private homes, exists Cape May's only Victorian house museum, just a few blocks in from the beach. The Emlen Physick Estate was built in 1879 for Dr. Emlen Physick, Jr.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

33rd Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival - June 25 and 26, 2016

33rd Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2016

Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Elizabeth C. White’s
Pioneering Work to Cultivate the Highbush Blueberry 

The 33rd Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival is just around the corner - Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th, 2016 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Historic Whitesbog Village. This annual celebration of all things blueberry – the official state fruit of New Jersey – is considered to be one of the finest “old-fashioned” festivals in the tri-state region. The Festival features the pioneering work of Whitesbog’s own Elizabeth C. White to domesticate the very first blueberry, traditional Pinelands musicians, artists and crafters, fantastic festival food, wagon tours, lectures, demonstrations and dozens of children’s activities will all be featured at the day-long festival. But the real star of the show is, of course, the blueberries!


This year, we are celebrating the Centennial of the Blueberry, by commemorating the unique partnership between Elizabeth C. White and the USDA’s, Dr. Fredrick V. Coville, which resulted in the cultivation of the very first domesticated blueberry. The 33rd Annual Blueberry Festival will feature this extraordinary partnership, recognize the Pine Barrens’ woodsmen who helped Elizabeth White to identify and collect the region’s biggest and best wild blueberries, and ultimately, made her pioneering work possible. A special arts project will feature the traditional Pinelands crafts that helped to fuel the Pine Barrens’ economy during the same period. These featured exhibits and demonstrations will include basket making, woodworking, weaving and other notable ‘Pine Barrens’ crafts.

Monday, June 20, 2016

'What the Heck Is That Thing?' is New Theme in 2016-17 for Guided Tours of Cape May's 1879 Physick Estate

'What the Heck Is That Thing?' is New Theme in 2016-17 for Guided Tours of Cape May's 1879 Physick Estate

The Victorians used tools in the home that would bewilder the 21st century householder. Such gizmos as button hooks and magic lanterns had a specific use for Victorians, but today are obsolete.

Shown here, a magic lantern, one of the Victorian era gadgets visitors will see and hear about during guided tours of the 1879 Physick Estate house museum in Cape May, NJ offered daily, March-December. Magic Lanterns were the precursors to 20th century slide projectors and were used for entertainment and education.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

African Burying Ground Commemorative Marker Dedication - June 20, 2016

African Burying Ground Commemorative Marker Dedication
Monday, June 20, 2016

The Bedminster Township Committee, the Township's Historical Commission, and the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission cordially invite you to join us for the unveiling of a marker commemorating the African Burying Ground, located at 130 Hillside Avenue, Bedminster Township, NJ at 6:30 pm.

Friday, June 17, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/18/16 - 6/19/16

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, June 18 - Chester, Morris County
People Power Day
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, tour the Cooper Gristmill, and watch demonstrations of tools powered by hands and feet. Try some of these unique tools, yourself. Cost: Suggested donation. $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), and $1 per child age 4 - 16. FREE for children under age 4. Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, June 18 - Morris Township, Morris County
Dairy Day
Children Friendly Event & Site

During National Dairy Month, visit the Jersey cows, help with cream separating, and butter churning at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. See how dairy products are prepared in the Farmhouse kitchen. At 3:30 pm, watch a cow milking demonstration. Admission: $6/adult, $5/senior (65+), $4/child (ages 4 -16), $2/child (2 and 3). FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit www.morrisparks.net.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/17/16 - 6/19/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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