Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/13/13 - 7/14/13

WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Friday - Sunday, July 12 - 14 - Chester, Morris County
Cooper Mill Civil War Weekend
Children Friendly

This weekend, explore a Civil War era camp at the Cooper Gristmill's 13th annual Civil War Weekend. The Cooper Gristmill is located in the Black River Section of the Morris County Park System. Author Bob Giel will be signing copies of his new book. Attend a Victorian tea, wander through the camp, and visit with Abe Lincoln. Throughout the weekend  there will be drills by Union and Confederate soldiers. The camp will open on Friday at 6:00 pm. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, visit www.27thnewjerseycompanyf.org.

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Saturdays, July 13, 20, and 27 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Horse-drawn Hayrides
Children Friendly

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer free Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The horse-drawn rides last 20 minutes, carrying visitors over the lanes of the 130 acre working farm, located in Hopewell Township.

During the program, visitors can also take self-guided tours, picnic in the picnic area and join a marshmallow roast.   

Rides will leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes beginning at 5:10 pm, with the last ride departing at 8:00 pm.  Rides will be given on a first come, first serve basis to the first 200 visitors. Rides are intended for individual and family participation; groups cannot be accommodated.

A wheelchair accessible wagon is also available. Individuals who would like to ride on this wagon should call 609-737-3299 in advance and ask for Kathy. The wagon is horse-drawn. On the dates when evening hayrides are offered, the Farm will be closed during the day. Rides will also be offered on Saturdays, July 20 and July 27.

Howell Living Farm represents typical farm life between 1890 and 1910. The farm is operated by the Mercer County Parks Commission. Admission is free. It is located at 70 Wooden's Lane, Lambertville, NJ. For more information or to register for the program, call 609-737-3299. www.howellfarm.org

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Saturday, July 13 - Batsto, Burlington County
"Jersey Fresh Program" and Village Tours
Children Friendly

The Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. presents its “Jersey Fresh” Second Saturday program at Historic Batsto Village on Saturday. A variety of southern New Jersey produced items will be available from local growers. Farm fresh produce, blueberries, cranberries, seafood, wine, jams, garden plants, fresh eggs, a taste of honey and more. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the South Jersey Herb Society will also be on hand to answer your questions. Walking tours of the Village will be conducted by Revolutionary Tours, Inc. They will explain what was happening in the country during the Revolutionary War and how it affected the people of Batsto. Batsto’s regular activities will be available, including tours of the historic mansion throughout the day for a $3.00 fee.

Demonstrations of the art of shaping iron into useful items will take place in the blacksmith shop throughout the day. The working sawmill will be in action cutting lumber the way it was a century ago. At the oldest Post Office in New Jersey and the third oldest in the United States, your mail can be cancelled with no zip code due to the historical significance of the Post Office.

The Visitor Center Museum and video will give visitors a brief history of Batsto and its people. The Annie M. Carter Nature Center has exhibits of plants and animals of the pinelands, as well activities for children. Summer parking of $5.00 per car is in effect at the village through Labor Day. Batsto Village is located in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey approximately seven miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and 15 miles west of Exit 50 of the Garden State Parkway.

The Batsto Citizens Committee was founded in 1956 to aid the State of New Jersey in the development of Batsto Village as an historic site. Its purpose was to advise, assist and promote the restoration and interpretation of the historic and natural aspects of Batsto Village. In 1997, the committee reorganized and became incorporated as the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. (BCCI), and continues to follow the above objectives. For more information, visit www.batstovillage.org

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Saturday, July 13 - Mount Laurel, Burlington County
Tour Paulsdale

Paulsdale is open to the public for Second Saturday Tours at 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Paulsdale is the birthplace of Quaker suffragist Alice Paul. Tours include a 15-minute presentation about Alice Paul's life and work and a guided tour of the first floor of the property where visitors learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house and its present day use as a girl's leadership center. Tours are $5.00

Paulsdale is located at 128 Hooton Road, Mt. Laurel. For information about group tours or future tour dates, contact the Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885, e-mail info@alicepaul.org, or visit www.alicepaul.org/events.

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Saturday, July 13 - River Edge, Bergen County
Calico Frolic at New Bridge Landing

Ladies and Gentlemen, please take partners! Watch or join in old-fashioned country dancing to the musical accompaniment of Ridley and Ann Enslow on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Dance Mistress Denise Piccino will instruct eager beginners in basic steps and movements at the start of the evening in the 263-year-old Steuben House. Dancing begins at 7:00 pm continues until 9:00 pm, when guests may partake of lemonade and other refreshments in the restored tavern in the adjacent Campbell-Christie House until 10:00 pm. Period dress is welcome, but not required. $15 per person and $12 for BCHS members. 

Dance selections will include: A Trip to Paris (Duple proper longways dance, 1711), Lafayette (An American longways country dance, 1799), Christchurch Bells (Duple proper longways dance, 1686), Prince William (a three-couple dance to a 1721 tune composed in honor of George II's son), The Duke of Kent's Waltz (an English country dance first published in 1801), Mr. Isaac's Maggot (Duple minor longways dance, named for an English dancing master, done to a hornpipe, first published in 1695), and British Sorrow (longways triple contra, 1807).

Historic New Bridge Landing is located at 1201-1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ. For more information, visit www.bergencountyhistory.org.

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Saturday, July 13 - Jersey City, Hudson County
Live Shakespeare Performance

This Saturday at 5:00 pm, the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery continues their LIVE Shakespeare series with "Henry VIII", a live theatrical performance by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. 

This benefit performance will help the cemetery raise funds needed for their important preservation work. A $10.00 donation is suggested. The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, is located at 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. For more information, call 201-707-0738 or 973-204-9888, or visit www.jerseycitycemetery.org

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Saturday, July 13 - Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County
Tuckerton and the Castor Oil Industry

On Saturday, the Tuckerton Historical Society presents "Tuckerton and the Castor Oil Industry" presented by Paul Schopp. Few people are aware that the Castor Oil industry made some prominent Tuckerton families rich. Come hear about the industry's impact on the town. This presentation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor, NJ. For more information, call 609-294-1547. 

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Saturday, July 13 - Madison, Morris County
Family Fun Day and Ice Cream Social
Children Friendly

Bring the family to the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts for an afternoon of yummy treats, hands-on activities and face painting on Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own ice cream sundae with delicious ice cream and toppings from McCool's Ice Cream  Parlour. Visitors can get their faces painted and play a variety of games, both inside and out on the lawn. The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts is located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. For information, call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit www.metc.org.

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Saturday, July 13 - Morristown, Morris County
Victorian Carnival Family Festival at Acorn Hall
Children Friendly

The Morris County Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Carnival Family Festival in conjunction with the Morris Museum on Saturday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The day's activities at Acorn Hall include Victorian games such as Hoops and Graces, and croquet, a quilting craft, art lessons, and a family scrap booking activity - all to the sounds of a gem roller organ. Admission includes a child-friendly tour of Acorn Hall, a 19th Century Victorian house museum, all activities, and light refreshments. Come make a day of it and see two great Morristown museums - the coordinated activities will be fun for children of all ages!

Admission; $6 adults, $5 seniors, $2 students and children under 12 are free. In the spirit of this joint event, visitors to Acorn hall will receive a coupon for $1 off each admission at the Morris Museum. Acorn Hall is located at 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.acornhall.org.

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Saturday, July 13 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Summer Craft Market

Allaire Village Incorporated is hosting a Summer Craft Market Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The rain date is Sunday, July 14. There will be a $5 parking fee for this event.

Patrons of the Craft Market will wish to visit the restored 1830s iron-manufacturing community known as the Historic Village at Allaire. 

Allaire Village, Incorporated is licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate the40-acre, Historic Village at Allaire, the site of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830's. Allaire Village, Inc. receives no state funding towards the educational programming presented throughout the year, but is strongly supported through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising events and patronage of our retail stores. 

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at 732-919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.

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Saturday, July 13 - Morristown, Morris County
The Making of an American Icon

We remember George Washington as the father of our country and arguably the greatest American to ever live. Join a Park Ranger to discover the early years of Washington's life and see how he became the man Americans love and idealize. Program at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm at the Washington Headquarters Museum, within Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ. Cost: $4 per adult. http://nps.gov/morr

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Saturday, July 13 - Trenton, Mercer County
Fife and Drum Taptoe Military Tatoo

On Saturday at 8:00 pm, the Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks will present a sunset, 18th-century military "Taptoe" (when the musick and the guard would march about a garrison town signaling the time for the taps to close and the soldiers to be back in their barracks) that will feature marches from the American Revolutionary period by waning sunlight, torches, candles, and spotlights on soloists. The Barracks Band of Musick (oboes, bassoons, and horns added to fifes and drums) will perform British marches scored for an eighteenth-century military band of music. A special addition this summer will be selections from John Gay's famous, 1729, "The Beggar's Opera" will be performed by singers, Jennifer Bergevin, Robert Kramer and Andrew Monath, accompanied by the Barracks Band of Musick. Visitors may choose between bringing a lawn chair or a blanket to spread for a general admission price (reservations recommended), or special seating around the Barracks balconies with refreshments (reservations required). The grounds will open at 7:00 pm and the program will begin at 8:00 pm.

General admission is $10; special balcony seating is $30 and includes refreshments, reservations required. Contact the Old Barracks for special family rates. Experience a summer's evening experience unique to Trenton. The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. For more information call 1-888-BARRACK or visit www.barracks.org

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Saturday, July 13 - Morristown, Morris County
Victorian Carnival at Morris Museum
Children Friendly

Journey back to the Victorian Era at the Morris Museum on Saturday! Delight in their carnival and activities which include, Professor Winklebottom’s Science Circus, family photos in Victorian clothing, decorating your family scrapbook, creating a “mussie tussie”, design a collage postcard, and playing carnival games, all while enjoying the sounds of a fairground organ.

Tickets: Free for members; $7 Child, $10 Adult Non-members. The Victorian Carnival is held in conjunction with Acorn Hall. Morris Museum visitors will receive a coupon for $1 off each admission at Acorn Hall! The Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973.971.3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, July 13 - 14 - Cape May, Cape May County
Christmas in July: Arts, Crafts, & Antique Market
Children Friendly

Historic Cold Spring Village invites visitors to enjoy a day of shopping while celebrating Early American holiday traditions at its first annual Christmas in July, held Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Antique dealers, folk artists, and crafters will gather along Historic Cold Spring Village's shaded, clamshell lanes to display and sell their wares. Featured items at the show include country & Victorian furniture, jewelry, hand-blown glass, linens and textiles, pottery, toys, books, home décor, and more!

The Village's restored historic buildings, which date from 1691 to 1912, will be open with historical interpretations and demonstrations of the trades and crafts from the mid-1800s, with a special focus on hands-on holiday traditions. Visitors young and old will be invited to participate in special holiday crafts and activities, including making pomanders, writing letters to Father Christmas with quill pens, and creating clay ornaments.

In addition, HCSV Education Director Jim Stephens will offer a talk on the history of Christmas and the development of many of the traditions still celebrated today. Local musician Mary Roth will stroll the Village grounds and delight guests with Christmas favorites played on traditional instruments. Father Christmas will also make a visit to the Country Store on both Saturday and Sunday for a meet-and-greet with guests.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located at 720 Route 9, three miles north of Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner's Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. For more information, call 609-898-2300, ext. 18 or visit www.hcsv.org

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Saturday - Sunday, July 13 - 14 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Threshing Demonstration
Children Friendly

On Saturday and Sunday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to take a step back in time to watch their draft animals in action. They will be threshing wheat from the stalk on which it grows and from the chaff that covers it. This labor-intensive way of harvesting and processing wheat would have been common in the 1890s. The event runs from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm both days. This event is free and open to the public. Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit  www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

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Sunday, July 14 - Bedminster, Somerset County
Archaeological Dig for Kids/Parents
Children Friendly

Children (along with their parents!) can learn about archaeology and take part in a simulated archaeological dig at the Jacobus Vanderveer House with archaeologists from Hunter Research on Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a real dig on-site at the house, view some of the artifacts already found on the property, and learn about the other buildings that once stood on the Vanderveer homestead. Best for ages 9-12. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

This program is FREE and will be held rain or shine. To register and receive for more information, phone 908-212-7000, ext. 404. The Jacobus Vanderveer House is located at 955 Route 202/206, Bedminster, NJ, behind River Road Park. The entrance to the house is via River Road Park. For directions and more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.com.

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Sunday, July 14 - Morristown, Morris County
Colonial Games
Children Friendly

Have some old-fashioned fun as you take on the same games that the soldiers and the Wick family played at Jockey Hollow. Try your hand at nine-pins, quoits, trap-ball, nine-man morris, fox and geese and other 18th century games. Play games between 1:30 and 3:30 pm at the Wick House at Jockey Hollow, within Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ. Cost: Free. http://nps.gov/morr

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Sunday, July 14 - Montague, Sussex County
Basket Weaving and Open House

The Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History (MARCH) will open the circa 1790 Foster-Armstrong House on River Road and the Nelden-Roberts Stonehouse, at 501 Route 206 for Sunday afternoon tours between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Both are situated within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Montague, NJ and were originally part of the Tocks Island Dam acquisitions. These two sites are utilized by MARCH and portray the area's heritage. Tours will be conducted by docents at each house every Sunday through August from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. See the new display of hunting, fishing, and food preservation, ferry and lime kilns, a tavern room, an Indian exhibit, items from the Brick House Hotel, a special display of the Rock View Resort, a quilt collection, antique christening and baby clothes, hand-made covered bridges from around the United States, a Victorian bedroom, a school-room display, a military room with artifacts from five war periods, and old school books from Montague schools. There is no charge for either museum, but donations for house maintenance are welcomed. 

On Sunday, view a basket weaving display and ‘how to’ with Barbara Meyer and friends. Watch how easy Barbara makes it look to weave her beautiful baskets! For more information, visit www.montaguehistory.org.

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Sunday, July 14 - Southampton, Burlington County
Dulcimer Music and Open House

Stroll the Pinelands Preservation Alliance's gardens and enjoy the music of the Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society (GPDS) on Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Incorporated in 1979, GPDS members play folk instruments among which the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimers stand out. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance's bookstore and visitor center will be open. This event is free and open to the public. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is located at 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ. For more information and directions, visit www.pinelandsalliance.org.

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Sunday, July 14 - Morristown, Morris County
Alexander Hamilton in Morristown

On Sunday, the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society celebrates the importance of Morristown as a winter headquarters during the Revolutionary War with a full day of activities. Join them as 'Alexander Hamilton' himself guides visitors through his old haunts in the heart of Morristown. Hamilton is portrayed by scholar/author/performer Dr. William G. Chrystal.

1:00 pm - "Alexander Hamilton" speaks inside the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 57 East Park Place, about his time working at Washington's Headquarters at Arnold Tavern at the Morristown Green. After, visit sites around the Green, including the location of Arnold Tavern and the Hamilton, Washington, and Lafayette statues.

2:00 pm - Visit the Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown, where Alexander Hamilton courted his future wife, Elizabeth Schuyler. You will be hosted by NJARRT member, Patricia Sanftner

3:00 pm - Visit the Ford Mansion, where George Washington and his staff (including Alexander Hamilton) were headquartered for the winter of 1779 - 1780. Also, inside the Headquarters Museum, we will see a couch that originally belonged to Alexander Hamilton in his home, “The Grange”.

4:00 pm - Talk on "Washington's Indispensable Founder" by Rand Scholet inside the Washington's Headquarters Museum.

These events are free and open to the public. Begin at 1:00 by meeting at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. For more information, visit www.the-aha-society.com.

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Sunday, July 14 - Whippany, Morris County
Excursion Train Rides
Children Friendly

Spend Sunday at the Whippany Railway Museum on a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland on a mid-1900s Excursion Train. The combined age of the equipment used on the vintage train is an astounding 635 years! Be on the lookout for deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks, and rabbits, as the route takes you past a natural swamp with abundant wildlife. Trains depart at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm from 1 Railroad Plaza at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road in Whippany, NJ. Train fare is: Adult: $14; child (under 12): $9; infants (1 year and under): Free. Train Fare includes admission to Whippany Railway Museum Building.  The "Excursion Train Ride" is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit Operating Heritage Railroad that is staffed by Volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum's mission and its Historic Preservation efforts. For more information, call 973-887-8177 or visit www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

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Sunday, July 14 - Morristown, Morris County
Hub Hollow at Macculloch Hall

This July, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents its "Summer Series" of live music in the historic gardens. Programs take place at 4:00 pm each Sunday in July. The gardens were restored in the 1950s by the Garden Club of Morristown and visitors will have the opportunity to explore through a variety of summer blooms in the gardens and relax on the large lawn during the program. Guests may bring picnics, and are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs and settle back for a late afternoon of great music in a lovely setting.

On Sunday, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum welcomes the return of Hub Hollow returns to the garden after two tremendously popular summer performances at the Museum. Drawing on bluegrass, rock, & old time music, Hub Hollow has been described as "a new kind of old-time music." Their beautifully blended vocals and intricate melodies reflect a lifetime of creating music together. United in their desire to create hard-hitting, interesting acoustic music, the members of Hub Hollow have been playing together, in different configurations for almost 20 years. Blending rock and bluegrass, old time and blues, members have enjoyed success on both coasts at many notable venues, including both Telluride and Grey Fox music festivals.

The "Summer Series" programs will begin each Sunday in July at 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased beginning at 1:00 pm on the day of the program. No advance sales.  After 4:00 pm, tickets for the performance will still be available to purchase. Program tickets are $12; $10 for members, seniors, students, and those who purchased a Museum tour ticket that day. Free for children under 12. Please, no dogs during programs in the garden. In the case of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors. The announcement will be made on the Museum's main phone message on performance day. Tours of the museum's period rooms and galleries take place throughout the afternoon (separate admission). Last tour of the period rooms leaves at 3:00 pm. The Museum will remain open until 4:00 pm, when the performance begins. 

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. The Museum is open for house and exhibit tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The last tour leaves at 3:00 pm. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 - 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The gardens are open (free of charge) during Museum hours. For more information, call 973-538-2404 ext. 10 or visit www.maccullochhall.org. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is located at 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

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Sunday, July 14 - Ledgewood, Morris County
Museums at Drakesville Open House and Ice Cream Social

On Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, the Roxbury Historical Trust will host an open house at the eighteenth century Silas Riggs Saltbox House, the historic King House and the King Store Museums. There will also be an ice cream social to benefit the preservation and restoration of the sites. Each scoop is $1 and includes whipped cream and sprinkles. The sites are located at 213 Main Street in the Ledgewood Village section of Roxbury Township. Tours are free and historic interpreters will be on hand. For more information, call 973-927-7603 or visit www.roxburynewjersey.com.

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Tuesdays - Saturdays Through Sept. 15, 2013 - Cape May, Cape May County
Windsor Hotel Exhibit

The Greater Cape May Historical Society presents an exhibit on the Windsor Hotel, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Colonial House Gallery in the Colonial House Museum, 653½ Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. www.capemayhistory.org

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Saturdays and Sundays Through October 27, 2013 - Ringwood, Passaic County
Grounds and Garden Tour

Did you ever wonder what all that “stuff” is placed around the grounds at Ringwood Manor? What about all those other buildings on the property? What were they used for? If you have ever been curious about the estate at Ringwood Manor, this tour is for you! The 2-1/2 hour guided walking tour will take visitors around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens & landscape features, the out-buildings, and the cemetery. Historic photographs of the property will also be shown. These free tours meet at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm in front of Ringwood Manor every Saturday and Sunday from May 25 - October 27, 2013. It is advised that participants wear walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray and sun block. Steady Rain cancels. No reservations necessary. For more information and to call ahead to confirm a tour, call 973-962-2240. Ringwood Manor is located at 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ, within Ringwood State Park.

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Through June 30, 2014 - Piscataway, Middlesex County
Got Work? Exhibit

View the exhibit "Got Work? New Deal/WPA in New Jersey" at the 1741 Cornelius Low House Museum in Piscataway. The museum is open Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:00 pm and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The exhibit will run through June 30, 2014.

The Cornelius Low House, built in 1741, was the home to its namesake and is only one of two remaining buildings from historic Raritan Landing. This high-style Georgian mansion is listed on the National Register and operated by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Admission to the museum is FREE. The museum is located at 1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ . For more information, visit

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Through October 6, 2013 - Paterson, Passaic County
Remembering the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913

Lambert Castle, the Victorian-era mansion located on the Garrett Mountain Reservation on the border between Paterson and Clifton, will be home to an exhibit highlighting the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913 now through October 6, 2013. The exhibit, entitled "We Had to be Rebels: Remembering the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913." This year marks the centennial of the landmark 1913 Paterson Silk Strike, which would forever change the face of labor relations in the Silk City. Thousands of workers walked away from their looms to be herded into court rooms and jail cells in a strike that took months to resolve. The exhibit will be open during regular museum hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Lambert Castle is located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson. For more information, call 973-247-0085 or visit www.lambertcastle.org.

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Sundays through July 28, 2013 - Cranbury, Middlesex County
Wedding Display

The Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society's temporary exhibit entitled "The Look of Love - Bridal Fashions of the Twentieth Century" features wedding gowns, dresses and accessories from 1901 though the 1990s. A large collection of photographs, cards, wedding gifts, and assorted ephemera that span the century will also be on display. The Cranbury Museum is located at 4 Park Place East, Cranbury. www.cranburyhistory.org

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Some event listings courtesy of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey

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