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Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/25/15 - 4/26/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Fridays through April 25, 2015 - Pennington, Mercer County
Pennington Comes of Age: Photographs by George H. Frisbie - LAST DAY

As part of the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Pennington Borough, an exhibition of historic photographs, "Pennington Comes of Age," will be unveiled by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society at The Pennington School’s Silva Gallery of Art.

"Pennington Comes of Age" tells the story of the first 25 years of Pennington Borough’s incorporation, 1890–1915. During these years George Frisbie, who had grown up in a family-run business on South Main Street, captured the world around him through the viewfinder of his big wooden camera. His images not only document people and places, but recorded many of the changes that took place over that span of time.

Descendants of Mr. Frisbie still reside in Pennington Borough, and in 1986 Alice Frisbie and her daughter, Mary Thornton, donated 800 negatives to the Historical Society.

The exhibition will continue through Saturday, April 25. A special reception will be held on Wednesday, April 1, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; or by appointment. For more information, call Gallery Director Dolores Eaton at 609-737-4133.

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Saturday, April 25 -  Morris Township, Morris County
Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at the Willows and Plan Spuds
Children Friendly

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/24/15 - 4/26/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Alice Paul and Paulsdale: A Living Memorial

Alice Paul and Paulsdale: A Living Memorial

Often in history books and at historic sites, the story of women and their contributions is underrepresented or never mentioned. In recent years, more and more sites have included the story of women, African Americans, and other underrepresented minority groups into exhibits and programs. In Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the Alice Paul Institute defies the old trend, operating a historic homestead that serves as a living memorial to suffragist Alice Stokes Paul. But unlike most historic sites, it is not your typical house museum filled with Victorian furnishings and displays. Rather, it is a multi-purpose building that has been restored to its circa 1900 appearance, allowing for modern uses while also honoring the past.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Lecture at Washington Crossing Historic Park - April 26, 2015

Free Lecture at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Author and historian Nancy Loane will present a free lecture – “Wives, Widows and Warriors: Women during the American Revolution” – on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm in the Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) visitor center auditorium.

Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth, engraving by J.C. Armytage, c 1859.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Organization of the Week: Alice Paul Institute

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 Alice Paul Institute. The Alice Paul Institute was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 1885 birth. This non-profit is based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at Alice Paul’s birthplace, Paulsdale. In 1990, the organization purchased the home, built in 1800, and six acres to save it from development. The group worked to readapt and restore this National Historic Landmark as an office and meeting space for the organization.

The Alice Paul Institute furthers the legacy of Alice Paul and her life’s work for gender equality, and also takes a leadership role in bringing recognition to organizations and historic sites that honor women. In addition to the organization's mission, the site actively honors the history of Alice and the family farmstead, by offering tours and educational programming. In fall 2015, an exhibit on Alice's life and work will be installed.

The Alice Paul Institute relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs and special events hosted by the Alice Paul Institute or to become a member or volunteer, please call 856-231-1885 or visit www.alicepaul.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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/18/15 - 4/19/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Fridays through April 25, 2015 - Pennington, Mercer County
Pennington Comes of Age: Photographs by George H. Frisbie

As part of the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Pennington Borough, an exhibition of historic photographs, "Pennington Comes of Age," will be unveiled by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society at The Pennington School’s Silva Gallery of Art.

"Pennington Comes of Age" tells the story of the first 25 years of Pennington Borough’s incorporation, 1890–1915. During these years George Frisbie, who had grown up in a family-run business on South Main Street, captured the world around him through the viewfinder of his big wooden camera. His images not only document people and places, but recorded many of the changes that took place over that span of time.

Descendants of Mr. Frisbie still reside in Pennington Borough, and in 1986 Alice Frisbie and her daughter, Mary Thornton, donated 800 negatives to the Historical Society.

The exhibition will continue through Saturday, April 25. A special reception will be held on Wednesday, April 1, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; or by appointment. For more information, call Gallery Director Dolores Eaton at 609-737-4133.

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Saturday, April 18 -  Morris Township, Morris County
Spring at the Farm
Children Friendly

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/17/15 - 4/19/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
Click on each link for more information on the estate sale!
Find something neat at an estate sale? Let us know!
Hosting an estate sale? Send me an e-mail to be featured in our weekly post!
Be the first to know about these sales on Facebook!