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Friday, May 20, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/21/16 - 5/22/16

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, May 20 - 21 - Vineland, Cumberland County
Vineland Founder's Day

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 5/19/16 - 5/21/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Friday, May 13, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/14/16 - 5/15/16

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, May 14 - Manalapan, Monmouth County
Spirits of the Jerseys State History Fair
Children Friendly Event and Site


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair - May 14, 2016

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Free Admission
Parking/$10 per vehicle
Rain or Shine

The Spirit of the Jerseys Returns to Monmouth Battlefield!

Experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place at the annual Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair - a historical festival for all ages on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, New Jersey.

This year’s SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair will be held on Saturday, May 14 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, rain or shine. Five centuries of New Jersey’s history will be represented by exhibitors from all 21 New Jersey counties, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. Highlights of the day’s programs will include an exhibit that features a replica of President Lincoln’s casket with the 14th NJ Volunteers serving as an Honor Guard. A series of historical presentations on such Civil War era topics as music, literature, and soldiers’ personal accounts of their service, will be presented in support of the exhibit. Kenneth Serfass, who will portray General Ulysses S. Grant, will talk about his relationship with the late President. Many other favorite activities will return including 19th c baseball, plowing demonstrations, Lenape foodways, antique cars and historical figures from NJ’s past.

One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. The park preserves a splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a new Visitor Center that opened to the public on Flag Day 2013.  The park is easily accessible from Routes 9 and 33 and is located at 16 State Route 33, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726.

For more information and a complete list of activities about the Fair, visit www.njhistoryfair.org or call 732-462-9616.

The Fair is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Historic Sites, Division of Parks and Forestry, and its partners.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The American Turtle Submarine, George Washington, and Us

The American Turtle Submarine, George Washington, and Us
Written by by Robert J. Skead

I never knew the first submarine invented for warfare was created during the American Revolution. It wasn’t in any of my history books when I was a child. Had I known about it, my interest in the subject, which was already high (I was in sixth grade in 1976 during the Bicentennial), would have been SKY high.

I stumbled on the American Turtle submarine while searching for possible hooks for the second book in our American Revolutionary War Adventure series crafted with my father. Our goal with the books is to inspire kids and adults to do great things, nurture patriotism and educate readers about some “little known” facts or events during the American Revolution. The first book in our series—Patriots, Redcoats & Spies—used the Culper Spy Ring as a hook. When I saw the image of the American Turtle submarine on my computer screen, my eyes widened, and I had that “Aha!” moment. When I tell kids about it during my author visits, they too are fascinated. How can you not be—a submarine during the American Revolution! Who knew?!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Camden County History Museum Grand Reopening with New Major Attractions - May 15, 2016

Camden County History Museum Grand Reopening with New Major Attractions
Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to the Grand Reopening of the Camden County Museum on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. After a nearly three-year closure of the museum due to water damage, the Camden County Museum has been redesigned and will reopen with new exhibits and displays. One new special feature is an original RCA Victor "Nipper" stained glass window. Also unveiled at this special event will be the Camden City History Mural by local artist Donna Backues, featuring significant aspects of our city's history. Please join CCHS for this grand reopening as we celebrate the past, the present, and the future of Camden County!

Monday, May 9, 2016

2nd Annual Antiques & Artisan Festival in Keyport - May 21, 2016

2nd Annual Antiques & Artisan Festival in Keyport
Historic bayshore borough set for annual celebration of local art, artisans and antiques
Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative (KBBC) is set to celebrate the work and wares of the area’s finest antique dealers, artists and artisans at the 2nd Annual Keyport Antiques and Artisan Festival.

The celebration takes place in the borough’s historic downtown district on West Front Street and Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.