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Somerset County, Morris County... even Cape May County!

No Place is too Small...

What may seem minute and insignificant is what makes history!

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From historic figures to historic places...

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Friday, June 26, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/27/15 - 6/28/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
Know about a historical event happening in your area? 
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Saturday, June 27 - Byram Township, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Heritage Day
Moved to Sunday, June 28 due to expected rain
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/26/15 - 6/28/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
Click on each link for more information on the estate sale!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Hidden Gem at Rock Lodge

The Hidden Gem at Rock Lodge

Tucked away in the woods behind wooden gates is one of New Jersey's lesser-known historic buildings. A castle-like structure sits on a knoll, surrounded by dense forest, cottages, and a man-made lake. Constructed in 1907, the Stone House in Stockholm, Sussex County, New Jersey was built to be fire-proof. It has stood the test of time and is now associated and cared for by a group who also has an interesting history - the Rock Lodge Club, a family-oriented nudist club.

Friday, June 19, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/20/15 - 6/21/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, June 20 - Trenton, Mercer County
Be an Archaeologist at the Trent House Museum
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Would you Travel the World in 1909?

Would you Travel the World in 1909?
Written by Lisa Begin-Kruysman

What kind of adventure would you have chosen in 1909?
In the summer of 1909, a fiery and intrepid New Jersey anvil industrialist named Harriet White Fisher set her sights on experiencing the world in a motor car. She purchased a state-of-the art Locomobile and embarked on an incredible journey accompanied by her driver, Harold Brooks, British butler Albert, Italian maid Maria, and a young Boston bull terrier named Honk-Honk.

During the course of their 13-month long, 22,000 mile voyage, they explored remote corners of the earth where no man, woman or domesticated house pet had ever ventured. Whether camping in the wilds of India, or relaxing in the posh palaces owned by royal dignitaries, this brave band of unlikely travelers met new challenges during each leg of their trip. Called the Anvil Queen, Woman Ironmaster, Princess from the Land of Promise, A Lady of Great Consequence, and the Female Napoleon, wherever Harriet went, she and her loyal entourage captured the curiosity and imagination of a fascinated public, attracting legions of fans and friends and opening the minds, hearts and highways on four continents. This remarkable story is chronicled in my latest title Around the World in 1909: Harriet White Fisher and Her Locomobile (American History Press, 2014).

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Urban)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/13/15 - 6/14/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturdays, June 13, and 20 - Trenton, Mercer County
Be an Archaeologist at the Trent House Museum
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