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Thursday, August 17, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/18/17 - 8/20/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Lionel Trains and More!
Nutley, NJ 07110
9:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/12/17 - 8/13/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Out of State, but Close Enough!
Friday, August 11 - Saturday, August 12 - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
51st Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival
Children Friendly Event

The Goschenhoppen Historians will be hosting their annual folk festival this Friday and Saturday. Learn about the Antes Plantation on Friday between 12:00 noon and 8:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Enjoy the authentic interpretation of the Pennsylvania German folk culture. Become a part of and learn the traditions, skills and trades of the Pennsylvania Germans. Eat some old fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch foods and listen to the folk music as well at this family oriented event! The Henry Antes Plantation is located at 318 Colonial Road, Perkiomenville, PA. For more information, visit http://goschenhoppenevents.com.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/11/17 - 8/13/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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5,000 Books, a Carriage, and A LOT More!
Morristown, NJ 07960
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/5/17 - 8/6/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, August 5 - Morristown, Morris County
Soldier at the Huts
Children Friendly Event

Learn about the life of a common soldier during the winter encampment and see the clothing, equipment, and weapons that a soldier used as you visit the replica soldier huts of the Pennsylvania Line. Stop by the Soldier Huts from 1:30 - 3:30 pm within Jockey Hollow at Morristown National Historical Park, 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown NJ (address is approximate). This is a FREE event. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/4/17 - 8/6/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Toys
Pennsauken, NJ  08110
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Thursday, July 27, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/29/17 - 7/30/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, July 29 - Morristown, Morris County
Soldier's Knapsack
Children Friendly Event & Site

What items would a Continental Army soldier carry to help him to fight, eat, and pass the time? Join a park ranger at the Wick House to discover what things were so important to soldiers that they carried them throughout their service in the American Revolution. Program runs from 1:00 - 3:30 pm at the Wick House at Jockey Hollow, within Morristown National Historical Park, 580 Jockey Hollow Road (approximate), Morristown, NJ. Cost: Free. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

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Saturday, July 29 - Morristown, Morris County
Meet the Servants at the Willows and WWI Farmerette in the Garden
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era on a special hands-on guided tour. Help the maid with some household chores, and assist in prepping of historic foods for the cook to bake in the wood-burning cook stove. Two tours times available: 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

From 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, help a Women’s Land Army Farmerette tend the garden and harvest vegetables.

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.

New Historic Preservation Certification Program Launched at Rutgers–Camden

New Historic Preservation Certification Program Launched at Rutgers–Camden 

An innovative new program at Rutgers University–Camden will offer participants a unique opportunity to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation in the living classroom of Camden and nearby Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.

History enthusiasts and scholars, practitioners, and other interested members of the public are invited to engage in public history as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers–Camden launches the new certificate in historic preservation program this September.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/28/17 - 7/30/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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General Store - Final Sale
Califon, NJ 07830
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Thursday, July 20, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/22/17 - 7/23/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, July 22- 24 - Paterson, Passaic County
Shakespeare at Lambert Castle

Visitors to Lambert Castle on Friday and Saturday may find themselves transported to Elizabethan times. The Passaic County Historical Society will host ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for two performances at Lambert Castle on Friday at 7:00 pm in the Gallery and Saturday at 3:00 and 5:00 pm on the Castle lawn.

The production is the culmination of a 4 week program at Clifton’s ATC, and features “A (Mini) Midsummer Night's Dream” an abridged version of Shakespeare’s famous comedy. The performance, which will last less than an hour and a half, is definitely user-friendly: a great way to introduce someone to the Bard, and a wonderful treat for those who know the works well. 

For the Gallery performance on Friday, tickets are $10, general admission. There is limited seating. Call 862-243-ATCS (2827) for reservations. Lawn performances on Saturday are FREE and donations are gratefully accepted. Royalty Seating for Saturday's performances (reserved prime lawn space): $10. If you are attending the lawn performance, please bring beach chairs, lawn chairs, or a blanket.

Lambert Castle is located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ. For more information, call 973-247-0085 or visit www.lambertcastle.org.