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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The History and Archaeology of Rowlands Mills - July 31, 2015

The History and Archaeology of Rowlands Mills
A 19th Century Roadside Village Beside the South Branch
Friday, July 31, 2015

On Friday, July 31, Richard Hunter, president of the Trenton-based historical and archaeological consulting firm Hunter Research, presents the results of excavations and research for the New Jersey Department of Transportation before the dualization of Route 31 between Flemington and Clinton. In particular, Dr. Hunter will talk about Rowlands Mills and the fascinating use of daybooks of a Ewing blacksmith shop.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Organization of the Week: The Friends of the Gamble House

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 Friends of the Gamble House, a nonprofit support group of the University of Southern California, which provides financial support to the historic Gamble House in Pasadena, California. The Friends develop educational programming, sponsor the annual Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship for two upper-division students of the University of Southern California School of Architecture, and volunteer as tour guides in the home.

The Friends of the Gamble House rely on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs and special events hosted by the Friends of the Gamble House or to become a member or volunteer, please call 626-793-3334 or visit www.gamblehouse.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, July 24, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/25/15 - 7/26/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
Know about a historical event happening in your area? 
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Friday - Sunday, July 24 - 26 - Wantage, Sussex County
Christmas in July
Children Friendly

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/24/15 - 7/26/15

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!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thomas Whaley's Versatile Home: A San Diego Landmark

Thomas Whaley's Versatile Home: A San Diego Landmark

The Whaley House in Old Town, San Diego, California is an early example of a multi-use structure. Over the course of the past 150 years, the building has been used as the Whaley family residence, the San Diego County courthouse, San Diego’s first commercial theater, a general store, and since 1960 a museum. Although its use varied, the home retains much of its original fabric and integrity, sitting along Historic Route 101, which at one time stretched from Washington State down the west coast to San Diego.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Organization of the Week: Save Our Heritage Organisation

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 Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) which is located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1969, Save Our Heritage Organisation's mission is to preserve, promote, and support preservation of the architectural, cultural, and historical links and landmarks that contribute to the community identity, depth, and character of the San Diego area. The organization is a affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and maintains several historic buildings including the Whaley House in Old Town San Diego and the George W. Marston House in Balboa Park.

The first project the organisation undertook was the restoration and relocation of the Sherman-Gilbert house, a Stick-Eastlake Victorian that was to be demolished. The house was relocated to the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park area. Today, the organization acts as an advisory board to local advocacy groups and they regularly sponsor historic home tours, lectures, and workshops. Annually, SOHO assembles a Most Endangered List, highlighting historic buildings in danger of demolition or significant alteration.

Save Our Heritage Organisation relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs and special events hosted by Save Our Heritage Organisation or to become a member or volunteer, please call 619-297-9327 or visit www.sohosandiego.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, July 17, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/18/15 - 7/19/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
Know about a historical event happening in your area? 
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Saturday, July 18 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Summer Flea Market