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Friday, January 29, 2016

NJ Historical Happenings: 1/30/16 - 1/31/16

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, January 30 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Annual Ice Harvest
Children Friendly


Thursday, January 28, 2016

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/29/16 - 1/31/16

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball at Lambert Castle - February 12, 2016

Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball at Lambert Castle
February 12, 2016

On Friday February 12, 2016 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Masquerade ball. Don a mask and join us at Lambert Castle for some dancing and fun. Desserts will be served and a cash bar will be available. Semi-formal attire requested, and mask required. Tickets are $25 per person. No one under twenty-one years will be admitted. Reservations required by February 3, 2016. To make reservations please call 973-247-0085 ext. 201.

Friday, January 22, 2016

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings - 1/23/16 - 1/24/16

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, January 23 - July 9, 2016 - Freehold, Monmouth County
19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking Exhibit Opening Reception
POSTPONED TO March 5, 2016 DUE TO SNOW


Thursday, January 21, 2016

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/22/15 - 1/24/15

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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National Park Service Schedules Informational Meetings on Historic Properties Management Plan

NPS Schedules Informational Meetings on Historic Properties Management Plan
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that the National Park Service (NPS) has scheduled a series of informational open house sessions to update the public on the development of a Historic Properties Management Plan (HPMP) for the park. The sessions are scheduled for January 28 - 30. "This plan will provide guidance for park employees and managers when making strategic maintenance and preservation decisions in the future," said Donahue. "It will be a very important and useful tool and public input will be essential. Right now, we want to share what we’ve accomplished to get to this point and what we plan to do in the coming months." The HPMP will incorporate evaluations of historic significance and value to the park, physical condition, and potential future uses.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I’ll Take Manhattan

I’ll Take Manhattan
Written by Hal Taylor

Nearly everyone is familiar with what is arguably the most famous and ironic real estate deal of all time. I am of course referring to the purchase of the Island of Manhattan for $24 worth of household goods – about 60 seventeenth century guilders, or in today’s market, about $1,200 – or the ticket price of a broadway show.

But not nearly as many are familiar with the man who initiated the transaction.

He was one of the truly outstanding but largely forgotten figures of early colonial America, and his name was Peter Minuit. Born sometime in the 1580s, he came from a widely divergent European background that included French, Walloon, Dutch, and German ancestry.