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Thursday, September 21, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/23/17 - 9/24/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, September 23 - Cranbury, Middlesex County
Historic Cranbury "Anniversary" House Tour

Enjoy a day in Cranbury while visiting five historic homes, two historic churches, the Cranbury Firehouse Museum, Cranbury History Center, Cranbury Museum with its new exhibit, Mrs. Harder's Hat Shoppe, and a Living History by the Civil War History Association at  the Cranbury Barn Park. Tickets are $25 each and will be sold on the day of the tour at the House Tour table in front of Sotheby's Reality, 39 N. Main Street and at the Cranbury History Center, 6 S. Main Street. Have lunch at one of Cranbury's restaurants and visit its beautiful shops. For more information, visit www.cranburyhistory.org.

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Saturday, September 23 - Paterson, Passaic County
Paterson 225 Children's Celebration: Field Day
Children Friendly Event

Please join the New Jersey Community Development Corporation and the National Park Service for a Children's Field Day event celebrating the 225th Anniversary of Paterson's founding on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in Mary Ellen Kramer Park.

There will be 15 historic street games and activities highlighting Paterson and its history, like bocce ball, four square, corn hole, tie dying.

Field Day games will also include tug of war and sack races. There will be a bounce house, food, prizes and giveaways while supplies last. For more information, e-mail info@njcdc.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/22/17 - 9/24/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Clocks & More
Marlton, NJ  08053
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday

Thursday, September 14, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/16/17 - 9/17/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 16 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Outdoor Flea Market

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its 40th annual Outdoor Flea Market at the Atlantic Highlands Marina (off First Avenue) on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The rain date is Saturday, September 23, 2015.

Over 100 vendors will offer a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts, second time around, and some new items. Among the merchandise to be found is furniture, tools, fishing equipment, jewelry, books, postcards, tee shirts, handbags, clothing, toys, art, glassware, etc. Also an eclectic array of bargains can always be found at the society's Treasures Table as well as a variety of food, refreshments, and baked goods. Members will also be on hand to answer questions about the society, its mansion, and our other ongoing programs and events.

All proceeds from this event will be used towards the restoration of the AHHS Museum, the Strauss Mansion, at 27 Prospect Circle, as well as educational programs throughout the year. For more information, call 732-291-4313 or 732-291-9337 or visit www.ahhistory.org.

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Saturday, September 16 - Chester, Morris County
Miller's Pancake
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, join in this live adaptation of Eric Carle’s Pancakes, Pancakes! Learn where the ingredients for making a pancake come from, see grain ground into flour or meal, and watch the Miller make a pancake. Cost: FREE but donations appreciated. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/15/17 - 9/17/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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A Unique Collection
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Reviving the Harrison Cider Apple & the Lost Art of Newark Cider - September 17, 2017

Reviving the Harrison Cider Apple & the Lost Art of Newark Cider
Talk and tasting at Durand-Hedden House & Garden
Sunday, September 17, 2017

As Newark was settled in the 17th century, apple orchards took root, feeding a booming industry in hard cider. The most famous and revered apple was the Harrison, a diminutive yellow variety named for Samuel Harrison, a descendant of one of the city’s founding fathers. By the end of the colonial period, Newark cider was renowned, regarded as the champagne of cider by George Washington.

Once widely planted in and beyond the Garden State, including in Maplewood and in the Oranges, the Harrison apple declined in the late 1800s and slowly vanished until only isolated trees remained. After a while, they were forgotten and thought to have disappeared entirely. But in 1976, an intrepid Vermont orchardist was delighted to discover a surviving Harrison in New Jersey. From that single find has come a rebirth of the Harrison, fueled by a growing US market for hard cider. Now, through the work of Charles Rosen, owner of New Ark Farms and Jersey Cider Works (home of Ironbound Hard Cider), the Harrison apple has once again taken center stage in New Jersey in a modern interpretation of the most coveted style of Newark cider.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Historic Wood Window Restoration, Identification, and Maintenance Workshop: September 23, 2017

Historic Wood Window Restoration, Identification, and Maintenance Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Windows are a particularly important defining feature of architectural style. Rarely do we describe a building without reference to the type of window and its placement on the elevations of the house. This workshop will introduce participants to window styles and construction and will discuss the options for window restoration and repair. Students will learn the anatomy of a window and have the opportunity for “hands on” participation including opportunities for glazing and glass cutting. This workshop is offered in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Indian King Tavern.

Friday, September 8, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/9/17 - 9/10/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, September 8 - 9 - Sandy Hook, Monmouth County
Lake Hopatcong Film Festival

Among the many celebrities who frequented the Lake Hopatcong area during the height of its popularity as a resort was Bud Abbott, just prior to teaming with Lou Costello to form arguably America's most popular and successful comedy team of the 1940s and 1950s.

The comedy of Abbott and Costello will be brought back to life at a film festival hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, at the historic Palace Theatre, 7 Ledgewood Ave., Netcong.

"Because of Lake Hopatcong's unique status as a resort, there were many entertainers and other interesting people who visited or summered here," said Marty Kane, president of the LHHM. "Over the past several years we've presented programs on such former residents and visitors as Lotta Crabtree, Joe Cook, Owen McGiveney and Thomas Edison."

The weekend event will feature three classic Abbott and Costello movies. "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" will be shown Friday at 8:00 pm. A double feature, with "The Time of Their Lives" and "Hold That Ghost" will be shown Saturday at 1:30 and 3:30 pm, respectively.

Despite the duo's past status, Kane noted, "Abbott and Costello's fame has faded, with today's youth being generally less familiar with their work. We hope to change that with this film festival."

Chris Costello, the daughter of Lou Costello, will be on hand Saturday evening to talk about family life with her father, field questions from the audience and sign memorabilia.

A live performance of the classic "Who's on First" sketch will also be staged Saturday evening by professional Abbott & Costello impressionists Gil Palmer and Lou Sciara, who have been mimicking the comedy duo's most popular routines for nearly 25 years.

The Saturday event will be at 8:00 pm, with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Separate-admission movie tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $10, $5 for children under 18. Tickets for the Saturday evening program are $25. A weekend pass, for full access to all movies and programs, is $40 and $30 for children under 18. Refreshments will be available. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/2890956, e-mail LHHISTORY@att.net, or call 973-398-2616.

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Saturday, September 9 - Chester, Morris County
National Milling Day
Children Friendly Site

On Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, celebrate the 262nd birthday of Oliver Evans, a 1780s inventor, who created the first automatic flour mill. See some of his inventions at work at the Gristmill. View a collection of antique printed flour bags. Cost: FREE but donations appreciated. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/8/17 - 9/10/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Allendale, NJ 07401
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday

Thursday, August 31, 2017

NJ Labor Day Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/2/17 - 9/3/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 2 - Morristown, Morris County
Soldier at the Huts
Children Friendly Event

Learn about the life of a common soldier during the winter encampment and see the clothing, equipment, and weapons that a soldier used as you visit the replica soldier huts of the Pennsylvania Line. Stop by the Soldier Huts from 1:30 - 3:00 pm within Jockey Hollow at Morristown National Historical Park, 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown NJ (address is approximate). This is a FREE event. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.