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Monday, June 30, 2014

Organization of the Week: Bergen County Historical Society

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.

This week, I am featuring the Bergen County Historical Society. Founded in 1939, the Bergen County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization which promotes preservation, study and appreciation of civil, political, military, and the general history of the United States of America, particularly of Bergen County, New Jersey. Their museum collections are displayed at the Revolutionary War era Steuben House (a State Historic Site), the Campbell-Christine House, and the Demarest House.

The organization was instrumental in persuading elected officials from building a bypass in the 1950s that would have passed in front of the historic Steuben House. Among their other achievements was the preservation and relocation of the Demarest House in 1956, the Westervelt-Thomas Barn relocation project in 1958, and in cooperation with the County of Bergen, the Campbell-Christie House relocation in 1977. They erected a working replica Dutch Out-Kitchen in 1991 and an outhouse in 2009. The Society opens all three historic homes, including the State Historic Site, and the outbuildings for tours during special events throughout the year. The Society is in the midst of a fundraising project to build a permanent environmentally-controlled museum building on the property.

The Bergen County Historical Society relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by Bergen County Historical Society or to become a member or volunteer, please call 201-343-9492 or visit www.bergencountyhistory.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.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Antique Items of the Week: 6/29/14 - 7/6/14

Antique Items of the Week!
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/28/14 - 6/29/14

WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
Know about a historical event happening in your area? 
Send me an e-mail to let us know!
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Saturday, June 28 - Pemberton Township, Burlington County
Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
Children Friendly

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Weekend Estate Sales: 6/27/14 - 6/29/14

WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Boston’s Freedom Trail: Making History Pop Off the Page

Boston’s Freedom Trail: Making History Pop Off the Page
Written by Denise Price

Denise Price with her book at the Massachusetts State House.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Antique Items of the Week: 6/22/14 - 6/29/14

Antique Items of the Week!
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Historic Weathervanes of Boston, Massachusetts Limited Edition Print Giveaway

This week, thanks to artist and author Denise Price, she is offering one limited edition Giclee print of the five historic weathervanes of Boston, Massachusetts. Denise is currently trying to raise funding to produce a pop-up book of the The Freedom Trail®, a 2.5 mile footpath running through Boston, Massachusetts, that highlights 16 nationally significant historic sites that tell the story of the American Revolution and attracts more than 4 million tourists annually.


If her goal of $52,000 is reached by June 30, 2014, Denise will self-publish the book and distribute it through boutiques, bookstores, and gift shops along the trail and throughout Massachusetts. The $52,000 goal will fund a limited run of 5,000 books and cover the cost of printing, production, and shipping.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/21/14 - 6/22/14

WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, June 21 - Jersey City, Hudson County
"Twelfth Night" Performance
Children Friendly

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Weekend Estate Sales: 6/20/14 - 6/22/14

WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bayonne's Controversial Teardrop Monument

Bayonne's Controversial Teardrop Monument
Written by Connie McNamara

The New Yorker called it “a giant tea biscuit.” Some who see it are outraged at its “ugliness.” Others complain about its inaccessibility. Yet most are still awed by the powerful feelings that overtake them as they walk around the 10-story structure familiarly called the Teardrop Monument.

Memorial to the Struggle Against World Terrorism.
Photo by Ben Prepelka, www.scenicusa.net.
Originally titled Tear of Grief and now known as the Memorial to the Struggle Against World Terrorism, the giant sculpture is located in a most unlikely spot - on the tip of a man-made peninsula in the northeast section of Bayonne, New Jersey. From 1942 to 1999 the land was the home of the Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne. Renamed The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, the area is currently being redeveloped into a mix of light industry, residential, and recreational space.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Jersey’s World’s Fair History, Innovation Highlighted

New Jersey’s World’s Fair History, Innovation Highlighted
New Exhibit Opening June 21st

The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the opening of "New Jersey on Display", an exciting new exhibition chronicling New Jersey’s involvement in seven world’s fairs held between 1876 and 1964. At these spectacular, international events, New Jersey promoted itself to the world by juxtaposing its revolutionary past with a modern, innovative present and promise for the future. The exhibit features the stories of pioneering entrepreneurs such as Thomas Edison, the Roebling Family, and David Sarnoff, who promoted their products at world’s fairs, as well as political innovators, including Alice Paul, who used the world’s fair phenomenon as a platform to earn women the right to vote. "New Jersey on Display" opens June 21, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 in the Museum’s Riverside Gallery.

Isaac Broome’s Baseball Vases, made for the 1876 Centennial (foreground) and
the Trenton Potteries Company’s vases, made for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair (background).

Monday, June 16, 2014

“Drums Along the Mohawk” Overnight Motorcoach Excursion

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us on an Overnight Excursion
“Drums Along the Mohawk”

Saturday, August 9 – Sunday August 10, 2014
Motorcoach departs from the West Nyack Commuter Parking Lot 8/9/14 at 7:30 am; 
Returns on 8/10/14 at 6:00 pm.

Join us on our overnight upstate New York bus tour and travel back in time to the year 1777 and our American Revolution! Our luxury coach, equipped with lavatory, microphone, and DVD, will take us to Albany and west to the Mohawk Valley. With our on-board guide for the two days, we will see approximately 12 eighteenth century sites, and have guided tours at approximately 6 of them. A Saturday highlight will be the 5:00 pm performance of "Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama” by Walter D. Edmonds. This vivid adaptation of the beloved historical novel tells the story of a newlywed couple thrust into the brutal conflict of the American Revolution during 1777 (please pack a folding lawn chair; as chairs are NOT provided at the performance).


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Antique Items of the Week: 6/15/14 - 6/22/14

Antique Items of the Week!
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/14/14 - 6/15/14

WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, June 14 - Sandy Hook (Middletown), Monmouth County
Sandy Hook Lighthouse 250th Anniversary Celebration
Children Friendly

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Weekend Estate Sales: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14

WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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House is Packed!
Rivervale, NJ 07675

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Strange Towns of the Pine Barrens

The Strange Towns of the Pine Barrens
A Selected Chapter from: The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts
Written by Paul Evans Pedersen Jr.

If you were to look at an old map of the Pine Barrens, you might, indeed, find yourself wondering what could have happened in some of the towns that caused them to be known by such strange and mysterious names. Some of these places are still there, but most exist only in the legends of long, long ago. 

But one still has to wonder: HOW did these towns get their names? 
For instance, what in the world could have happened to the folks in "DOUBLE TROUBLE"?


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hunterdon Land Trust’s Fundraiser, “Treasure Hunterdon”

Hunterdon Land Trust’s Fundraiser, “Treasure Hunterdon” 
Promises a Summer Day Filled With Family-Friendly Adventure

Take a step back in time while helping protect the future by joining the Hunterdon Land Trust for its annual Treasure Hunterdon fundraiser on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

This family-friendly event encourages you to celebrate Hunterdon County’s 300th anniversary by getting out and exploring its historical treasures. This year’s event highlights the southern half of the county. Participants can explore private and public sites such as the historic Dvoor Farm in Flemington; Headquarters Farm in Delaware Township; the Prallsville Mills in Stockton; Oak Summit School, Old Stone Church and Cemetery in Kingwood; Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead in West Amwell; the Black River and Western Railroad in Ringoes and the James Marshall House in Lambertville.

The Prallsville Mills in Stockton, New Jersey. Photo Credit: Hunterdon Land Trust

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Antique Items of the Week: 6/8/14 - 6/15/14

Antique Items of the Week!
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"The Legendary Pine Barrens" June Book Giveaway


Thanks to author and singer/musician Paul Evans Pedersen Jr, The History Girl is offering one copy of his book The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts and one copy of his CD, "Lines On The Pines." The first prize winner will win a book and a second winner will win the CD. In order to be in the running, submit your name and e-mail address below!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/7/14 - 6//8/14

WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, June 7 - Middletown, Monmouth County
King George III's Birthday
Children Friendly

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekend Estate Sales: 6/6/14 - 6/8/14

WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Jersey's Iconic Red Mill

New Jersey's Iconic Red Mill
Written by NJ Historian

One of the most photographed historic sites in New Jersey is the Red Mill in Clinton, New Jersey. Situated along the South Branch of the Raritan River and across from the main drag in the town of Clinton, this idyllic red mill with a working waterwheel has been a popular spot for fishermen, families, and photographers. Dating to the early nineteenth century, this mill continuously ran for well over one hundred years, providing a number of products to suit agricultural and industrial needs in Hunterdon County and beyond. Today, it stands proud as a reminder of our early industrial roots and of simpler times along the banks of the old Raritan.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Organization of the Week: The Red Mill Museum Village

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.

This week, I am featuring the Red Mill Museum Village. Through its twelve buildings, ten acres, its exhibitions - both permanent and rotating - of its collection of 40,000 artifacts, and its ongoing educational/outreach programs, the Museum seeks to preserve, maintain, and present to the public the social, agricultural, and industrial heritage of Hunterdon County and its surrounding area.

The Red Mill Museum Village hosts various programs throughout the year including Revolutionary War Days, a Civil War event, a storytelling festival, and a haunted village fundraiser each October. The Mill features changing exhibits on topics in Hunterdon County and New Jersey history, agriculture, milling, and the mill's history.

The Red Mill Museum Village relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Red Mill Museum Village or to become a member or volunteer, please call 908-735-4101 or visit www.theredmill.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.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Antique Items of the Week: 6/1/14 - 6/8/14

Antique Items of the Week!
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More items always going up.
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Direct Sale Items
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