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Friday - Sunday, July 24 - 26 - Wantage, Sussex County
Christmas in July
Christmas in July is an annual event to make history come alive in Sussex County at the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum, a little-known treasure in Sussex County! This event is an annual "open house" and also the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the DAR's main fundraiser to help maintain the museum. This historic house, listed on both the State and National Registers, will be decorated for Christmas by the Chapter's members and open for complimentary tours by period-costumed docents. The house is a wonderful example of a Dutch Colonial style home circa 1787, filled with original pieces from the Van Bunschooten and Cooper families, as well as many items of local historical interest. This is the Chinkchewunska Chapter's 44th year of owning the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum! The event will run from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm all three days.
The weekend features:
* A complimentary tour
* Period costumes and uniforms
* Attic treasures for sale
* Various Vendors
* Food ...and MORE!
EVERYDAY EVENTS! Complimentary tours of the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum. CAR (Children of the American Revolution) will be present to give tours of the historic Ice House/Milk Room and Privy! Lunch will be available for purchase from the Chapter's "Café Elias"; hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, various side salads, chips, drinks, etc. Attic treasures sale will offer bargains galore! Silent auction with many great items to bid on every day! The Museum Gift shop will be open each day to purchase memorabilia, books, and crafts.
The Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey will be making beautiful, intricate designs of bobbin lacing, tatting and more! Woodcarvers will be on hand all weekend carving and selling. Portrait Artist Laurie Harden will be doing a demonstration and selling "10 minute portraits." The Elias Van Bunschooten Museum is located at 1097 Route 23, Wantage, NJ. For more information, visit the Elias Van Bunschooten Museum Web Site.
Friday - Saturday, July 24 - 25 - Paterson, Passaic County
Shakespeare at Lambert Castle
The production is the culmination of a 4 week program at Clifton’s ATC, and features “Selections, Scenes, Music & Mayhem” from a vast assortment of Shakespeare’s plays. The performance, which will last less than an hour and a half, is definitely user-friendly: a great way to introduce someone to the Bard, and a wonderful treat for those who know the works well.
For the Gallery performance on Friday, tickets are $10, general admission. There is limited seating. Call 862-243-ATCS (2827) for reservations. Lawn Performance on Saturday is FREE and donations are gratefully accepted. Royalty Seating for Saturday's performance (reserved prime lawn space): $10. If you are attending the lawn performance, please bring beach chairs, lawn chairs, or a blanket.
Lambert Castle is located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ. For more information, call 973-247-0085 or visit www.lambertcastle.org.
Saturday, July 25 - Roebling, Burlington County
6th Annual Car Show
Vehicle Registration: $15.00 on day of show only. No Pre-registration required. For more information, call 609-499-7200 or visit www.roeblingmuseum.org.