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Thursday, March 5, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 3/6/15 - 3/8/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Patriots, Redcoats & Spies: The Story Behind the Story

Patriots, Redcoats & Spies: The Story Behind the Story
Written by Robert J. Skead

“George Washington slept here.”

I heard that famous phrase often while growing up. Certainly, the general of the Continental Army slept in lots of places as he traveled the 13 colonies during the American Revolution.

For two days—July 14 & 15 in 1777—he stayed at a home a few miles away from where I live.

So, one, hot summer day, I decided to take the family to the Van Allen home, where Washington stayed, in Oakland, NJ, for a little morning trip.

Robert J. Skead (left) and Robert A. Skead at the Van Allen House, Oakland, NJ.

Monday, March 2, 2015

History Sparkles in “Treasures from the Collection” at The Morris County Historical Society

History Sparkles in “Treasures from the Collection” at The Morris County Historical Society
On display through September 1, 2015

There’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Morris County Historical Society’s new exhibit “Treasures from the Collection,” now featured at Acorn Hall through September 1, 2015. See everything from clothing to documents, militaria to fine arts, and furniture to photography, and more in this treasure trove display from Morris County, and beyond. Highlights include heirlooms from notable local families such as the McEwans, the Condits, the Lindsleys, and the Bonsalls, and spectacular stickpins from the remarkable collection of MCHS Board Member Emeritus Learned T. Bulman.

19th century papier mache chair, MCHS collection, courtesy of Janis Cunningham-Coneys.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Patriots, Redcoats and Spies" Bonus Book Giveaway

Friday, February 27, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 2/28/15 - 3/1/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, February 28 - Morristown, Morris County
Meet the Local Author: James Gigantino

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 2/27/15 - 3/1/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dinner and a Lighthouse: Concord Point, Maryland

Dinner and a Lighthouse: Concord Point, Maryland

In July 2014, Mr. History Girl and I were driving back to New Jersey from our summer trip which included visits to Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Mount Vernon, the Pope-Leighey House, and a few other sites. One last unexpected stop came mere hours before crossing the border back to New Jersey in Havre de Grace, Maryland. In what was just a normal stop at a diner for dinner turned into dinner and a lighthouse! Driving into town, Mr. History Girl saw signs for a lighthouse. He is a huge fan of lighthouses and since were were in the neighborhood, he said we might as well take the opportunity before us and at least stop by. So always up for visiting a new site, I agreed!