Friday, September 25, 2015

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/26/15 - 9/27/15

NJ WEEKEND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS
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Saturday, September 26 - West Orange, Essex County
Spy for a Day - Fee Free Day
Children Friendly

Sneak through Thomas Edison's Laboratory with a ranger and see if you can decode the secret hidden message. Take a walk through the main lab building and find clues to create a coded message. Then using a cypher, decode the message to find the secret phrase. Program begins at 2:30 pm. Reservations required. Call 973-736-0550 ext: 89

Saturday is a fee free day. Passes for the Glenmont Estate must be picked up at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Laboratory Complex Visitor Center at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x33 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

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Saturday, September 26 - Roebling, Burlington County
Roebling Museum 2nd Annual Oktoberfest
Children Friendly

The Roebling Museum's 2nd Annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held on the grounds of the museum on Saturday from 2:00 - 7:00 pm. The event will feature music by the South Jersey Pops' Oktoberfest Band and accordionist Dave Burr. Food vendors will offer a variety of treats including German food and two Roebling favorites: bacon bread and Boost! drinks. And, of course, there will be a beer garden, to enjoy a cold draft beverage with your food and music.

The family-friendly event will also include a bounce house and a free kids' craft workshop sponsored by Home Depot.

Admission on the day of the event is $10 and includes entertainment and admission to the Roebling Museum. Discounted "early bird" tickets are available for $8 online at www.roeblingmuseum.orgChildren ages 6-12 are $3 in advance, $5 at the gate. Children under six are admitted free. Bring your friends to this fun event that is also a fundraiser to help support the educational programs provided by the Roebling Museum.

The Roebling Museum is located on 100 Second Avenue, Roebling, NJ. Parking is available at the back of the museum just off Hornberger Avenue and at the New Jersey Transit River Line Station. Visitors can also take the River Line; the museum is only a short walk from the Roebling stop. For more information, call 609-499-7200 or visit www.roeblingmuseum.org.

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Saturday, September 26 - Mount Tabor, Morris County
22nd Annual Historic House Tour

Travel back in time when you visit Mount Tabor, New Jersey. During the Mount Tabor Historical Society's 22nd annual historic House Tour on Saturday, visitors will be able to experience the unique charms of this historic community, founded as a post-Civil War permanent Methodist Camp Meeting ground. This event provides the best opportunity to get an  inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, community buildings, and sites that will be open to the public that day. Special events include a display of heritage quilts as well as an art show featuring resident artists. Box lunches will be available for sale. The self-guided tour will be held rain or shine 11 :00 am - 4:00 pm.

The Richardson History House, a small-scale Second Empire Victorian Camp Meeting cottage will be featured on the tour. The History House invites visitors to encounter another era and see what it was like to spend a summer "camp meeting style" in the cottage of J. Smith and Lydia Richardson, a family prominent in the early community. From the original, decorative trompe l'oeil painted wood panel walls to the expansive glass doors we truly believe "these walls can talk!"

Step inside a replica Camp Meeting Tent and sample traditional tent life for yourself. Original camp meetings were considered pilgrimages, and the devout endured the hardships of primitive tents rather than lush accommodations. The interiors of the tents were divided into a front portion used as a parlor, and a back portion used for sleeping quarters. Due to space limitations, furnishings were multi-functional. Camp chairs and rockers also adorned the tents.

Tickets are $25.00 per person in advance, purchased online via PayPal and $30.00 on the day of the tour at the Old Firehouse on Simpson Avenue. Parking will be provided at the Mount Tabor School, located on Park Road, Morris Plains, off Route 53 (GPS: use 864 Park Road, Morris Plains, NJ) where a shuttle bus will be available. Mount Tabor is located in Morris County along Route 53 between Denville and Morris Plains. For more information and advance tickets, visit www.mounttabornj.org or call 973-975-0001.

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Saturday, September 26 - Princeton, Mercer County
Events at Princeton Battlefield
Children Friendly

Come out to Princeton Battlefield on Saturday for a day full of events from 10:00 am - 8:30 pm, including artillery demonstrations and a live performance. At 5:00 pm there will be a fife and drum show. At 6:00 pm Shakespeare's Cymbeline will be performed by the Princeton Shakespeare Co. All events will occur at Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ.

Come out to the Battlefield to find out why in 1777 the Battle of Princeton was such a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. A town crier will be alerting visitors of different events; the 43rd's Royal Artillery will be giving demonstrations; learn why artillery was so important in this battle; along with military encampment demonstrations-cooking, laundry, spinning, herbal medicine and others; musket drilling for kids - learn how a musket works (musket replicas can be borrowed or purchased); ice cream making and tasting for kids; meet General Washington; book signing with an author; find out about General Reed at the Young Patriots' Table, take a tour of the Battlefield and the 1772 Thomas Clarke House - witness to the Battle; learn how the Clarke House is being restored; listen to lots of music; food vendor, a toy soldier vendor, and more.

Plenty of free parking on-site. Admission is free. For more information, including an events schedule for the day, visit www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com.

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Saturday, September 26 - Byram Township, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Heritage Day
Children Friendly

Come visit Waterloo Village between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm for a day in this historic Morris Canal town. Enjoy boat rides on the Morris Canal, Smith's Store - a furnished canal-era store with hands-on activities, blacksmithing, see the operating gristmill, seamstress shop, carpenter's shop, take guided tours of 1859 Methodist Church, the Canal Museum - with exhibits and videos, and guided walking tours of the village. Admission is free but there is a $5 per car parking fee. Waterloo Village is located at 525 Waterloo Road, Byram, NJ. For more information, call 973-292-2755 or visit www.canalsocietynj.org.

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Saturday, September 26 - Burlington Township, Burlington County
Civil War Encampment
Children Friendly

West Hill Manor House will hold its 3rd annual Civil War Encampment on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The 6th New Hampshire Volunteers will demonstrate camp life for the Union soldier between battles. The 6th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment will demonstrate the use of cannons during the battle. President Lincoln will be on hand to discuss his trials during the war years. There will also be weaving demonstrations and artifacts. Admission is $5 per adult, $3 for children under 12 and admission includes the encampment and a tour of the Manor House, whose owners included Susanna Emlen, one of the earliest breast cancer surgery survivors, and Eliza Gurney, friend and correspondent with Abraham Lincoln.

At 7:30 pm, gather around the campfire while the 6th New Hampshire Volunteers perform Civil War campfire music, on period instruments, for our entertainment. Light refreshments will be served. $10 fee.

West Hill Manor House is located at 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington Township, NJ. For more information, call Joe Rival at 856-768-0312, e-mail wemisslp@comcast.netor visit www.westhillnj.org.

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Saturday, September 26 - Morris Township, Morris County
Cara's Cottage
Children Friendly

On Sunday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, visit Caroline Foster’s ‘Temple of Abiding Peace,’ where she entertained friends and enjoyed her nearby garden from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. While there, sample light refreshments.

Admission: $6/adult, $5/senior (65+), $4/child (ages 4 -16), $2/child (2 and 3). FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, September 26 - Morristown, Morris County
State of Hibernation
Children Friendly

One of women’s responsibilities throughout history has been to prepare the home for winter. Harvest time is a time of plenty, but it is followed by lean times, meaning that budgets must be prepared, and supplies must be put aside to sustain the family through the winter months. Learn what was done to get ready, and participate in a soap-making craft on Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Historic Speedwell. Admission: $5/adult, $4/senior (65+), $3/child (ages 4 -16). FREE for children under age 4 and Friends members, with a current membership card. Historic Speedwell is located 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-285-6550 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, September 26 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Plowing and Manure Spreading
Children Friendly

Really? A program where you load and spread manure? Absolutely. Once you've helped us get the manure on the field where we will soon plant winter wheat, you can help us 'turn it in' with a moldboard plow pulled by workhorses Jack & Chester. We will be there to drive the horses and teach you how to turn a perfect furrow.

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

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Saturday, September 26 - Morristown, Morris County
National Public Lands Day Hike
Children Friendly

Come join a park ranger to hike the trails at Morristown National Historical Park in order to understand the preservation of historical events and natural history of Jockey Hollow. Find out how the Great Depression may have saved this site as both a historical and natural landmark within Morristown. Please be prepared for inclement weather, wear comfortable shoes for walking on dirt or wet trails, and bring drinking water. The hike will be 2 1/4 miles in length. Hike begins at 1:00 pm at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, within Morristown National Historical Park, 580 Jockey Hollow Road (approximate), Morristown, NJ. Cost: Free. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

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Saturday, September 26 - Morristown, Morris County
Soldier at the Huts
Children Friendly

Learn about the life of a common soldier during the winter encampment at Jockey Hollow 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 1:00 - 4:00 pm within Morristown National Historical Park. Cost: Free. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.


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Saturday, September 26 - Cape May, Cape May County
Evening of Paranormal Research at Historic Cold Spring Village

Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural? Join investigators from Morning Star Paranormal for a night of hands-on paranormal research in Historic Cold Spring Village. The Morning Star Paranormal Research Team will lead guests through tests using digital photography and sound recording equipment to try and capture evidence of the supernatural.

The paranormal research event will begin at 7:30 pm in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the village. Guests will then be escorted in groups to several sites throughout the village where researchers will allow guests to assist with the research using digital photography and sound recording equipment. During the Ice Cream Parlor research, guests will enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings. Tickets to each evening of paranormal research are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Past paranormal research events have all sold out! Please call 609-898-2300, ext. 10 for more information and to purchase tickets. Amateur paranormal researchers are welcome to bring their own equipment.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located at 720 Route 9, three miles north of Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande. For more information, call 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or visit www.hcsv.org.

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Saturday, September 26 - Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County
Museum Day, Antique Cars, & "Ye Olde Flea" Market
Children Friendly


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Saturday, September 26 - Flemington, Hunterdon County
Samuel Fleming House 10th Anniversary Block Party
Children Friendly

The Samuel Fleming House Museum and Gardens will host a 10th Anniversary Block Party on Saturday from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The festival will be held on the museum grounds in Flemington. There will be games, food, music, and tours of the museum.

Enjoy the music of Heather Wood from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and Russell Norkeivich from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Food Vendors include the Original Soupman who will be serving soups, sandwiches, and wraps, Kona Ice offering refreshing sweet treats, Cocco's Café creamy with fresh gelato, and a colonial-style beer garden to commemorate tavern-keeper Samuel Fleming!

Admission to the festival is free. A food buffet and a dessert table will be available for a fee. This will be a day of fun for all ages. The Samuel Fleming House Museum and Gardens is located at 5 Bonnell Street, Flemington, NJ. For more information, call 908-782-4607 or visit www.fleminghousemuseum.org.

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Saturday, September 26 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
1830s Fall Harvest Festival
Children Friendly

Allaire Village Incorporated is hosting its annual 1830s Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. Celebrate the season with the villagers! Join in cider pressing, an apple toss, militia demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, children's games, and more! Don't miss the exciting Militia Competition with ax throwing, knife throwing, fire-starting and demonstrations. Face Painting and village activities for children of all ages!

Admission: $5 adults, $3 children 5-12 years. Horse and wagon rides additional $7.50 per adult, $5.00 for children 12 and under.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located at 4263 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, September 26 - Mount Holly, Burlington County
Who's Got the Jug?
Children Friendly

Learn about the history of pottery in the early  American period and then make your own vessel to take home with you. Ages 7 and up. Presented by Margareta Warlick on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Program is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Burlington County Lyceum, 307 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ. Pre-registration is requested. For more information and to register, call 609-267-7111, or e-mail bclhns@bcls.lib.nj.us.

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Saturday, September 26 - Mount Laurel, Burlington County
Wine Tasting at Paulsdale

Paulsdale Uncorked, the Alice Paul Institute's eighth annual wine tasting, takes place on Saturday from 5:00 - 7:30 pm, at Paulsdale, a national historic landmark. Enjoy food prepared by members of the United States Personal Chef Association and Ostera of Moorestown accompanied by wines donated by Canal's Bottle Stop of Marlton. Dawn Cisler, certified wine specialist and wine educator, will pour wine and answer questions. 

Admission is $60 in advance and $65 at the door. Proceeds support the continued preservation of Paulsdale. Paulsdale is located at 128 Hooton Road, Mt. Laurel. For more information or to register, contact the Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885, e-mail info@alicepaul.org, or visit www.alicepaul.org.

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Saturday, September 26 - Cranbury, Middlesex County
Historic Cranbury House Tour

The Historic Cranbury House Tour will be held on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and will feature six historic homes and six other historic buildings, including the Cranbury Museum, Cranbury History Center, the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, the Firehouse Museum, and the Gaurguad Gallery in Town Hall.

Tickets at $20.00 each may be purchased before the tour at www.cranburyhistory.org and for $25.00 each on the day of the tour at the tour table in front of Sotheby's Realty at 39 N. Main Street, Cranbury, NJ.

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Saturday, September 26 - Trenton, Mercer County
Apples and Archaeology at the William Trent House

On the actual birth date of Johnny Appleseed, September 26th, from 12:30 - 3:00 pm, children are welcome to help historic horticulturist Charlie Thomforde make apple juice the old-fashioned way - by pressing apples in a wooden press. Sample this sweet and delicious natural beverage; make apple-themed crafts, and try your hand at colonial era wooden toys and games. Tour the historic house and garden.

Other activities include viewing the new archaeological research at the Trent House to locate the lost 1742 kitchen addition, including the quarters for the enslaved servants, referenced in 18th century maps and documents. Talk with our expert about the wealth of historic artifacts found in the 2014 and 2015 public "digs" at the Trent House, and look into the excavated areas. Children can participate in age-appropriate archaeology activities. Enjoy complimentary refreshments.

The first 20 children grades 1-4 to arrive will receive a complimentary paperback book about Johnny Appleseed. The first 10 children to arrive in grades 4-8 will receive a complimentary paperback book about archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg.

Owned, maintained and operated by the City of Trenton with assistance from The Trent House Association, the historic house museum is regularly open to the public for tours Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:30 - 4:00 pm and by appointment for school and group tours. Located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, NJ adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. Ample free parking. For more information, call 609-989-3027 or visit www.williamtrenthouse.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Tuckerton, Ocean County
33rd Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show
Children Friendly

Join the Tuckerton Seaport as they celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the show during this exciting two day event highlighting the culture of the area! Demonstrations, contests, seminars, crafters, carvers, over 300 waterfowling exhibitors and vendors, food, refreshments, a decoy auction, music, entertainment, and lots of fun. Dock Dog Competition as featured on ESPN! Two great locations: Tip Seaman County Park and Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum. This event is free to the public! The show is open each day from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Admission to the show is free. Free off-site parking and a free shuttle bus will be available to take visitors between Tip Seaman County Park and the Seaport. Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum, 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton. For more information call 609-296-8868 or visit www.tuckertonseaport.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Montclair, Essex County
50th Anniversary Jubilee Weekend
Children Friendly
For more information, call 973-744-1796, e-mail mail@montclairhistorical.org, or visit www.montclairhistorical.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Greenwich, Cumberland County
44th Annual Greenwich Artisans' Faire & Marketplace
Children Friendly

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society on the grounds of the c. 1730 Gibbon House, 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 08323. This year is bigger and better, as we are featuring over 85 vendors, artisans, craftspeople and historic displays. On both days, former National Park Service Ranger Anthony Melita and his Revolutionary War militia reenactors will set up camp on the grounds of the 1730 Gibbon House. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Take a step back in time when you walk on the grounds of the Gibbon House at this year's Artisans' Faire and Marketplace. Stroll around and meet the many artisans and visit the demonstrators that help bring yesteryear alive. From blacksmithing to chair caning, you are sure to find something to pique your interest.

Admission: $5 (Children 12 and under FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the Doctor's Office located at the entrance of the Faire grounds. Rain or Shine. Ample free parking along Ye Greate Street. For information, call 856-455-8580 or visit www.cchistsoc.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Pennsville, Salem County
11th Annual Historic Soldiers Weekend
Children Friendly

Historic Soldiers Weekend is a historical encampment, featuring reenactors, and their equipment, from every American conflict, spanning from the French and Indian War to the Vietnam War. In some instances, both sides of the conflicts will be present, such as the Revolutionary War loyalists and "redcoats", Civil War confederate units, and WWII German infantry units. 

Re-enactment units will be camping out for the weekend at Historic Fort Mott, living as their ancestors did. Journey back in time to give yourself and your children, students and guests a chance to see, hear and touch real history through the life of a typical soldier during the French & Indian War, Civil, World Wars and beyond. This event is free to the public. Fort Mott is located at 454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, NJ. For more information, visit www.historicsoldiersweekend.com.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Teterboro, Bergen County
Open Cockpit Weekend
Children Friendly

The Aviation Hall of Fame announces an “Open Cockpit Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm each day. Visitors sit in the cockpits of a TWA Convair 880 jetliner, a one-of-a-kind 1950 Martin 202 airliner, a rare Lockheed-designed Bush Plane, a Cobra gunship helicopter, a HH-52A Coast Guard helicopter, an OV-1A Mohawk close support aircraft, our “Little-Cut-Up” aircraft control demonstrator, and the control cab of an Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting truck.

People, young and old can learn how the flight systems work. Qualified pilots will help guests understand the instruments and controls of these special aircraft.

Regular admission as always: $8.00 adults, $6.00 seniors and children under 12, 2 and under are free. The last Open Cockpit weekend dates in 2015 is November 14 - 15.

Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State's distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage. The men and women, whose outstanding aeronautical achievements have brought worldwide recognition to the state, are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey is located at 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro, NJ. For more information, call 201-288-6344 or visit www.njahof.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Cape May, Cape May County
Free Country Fair
Children Friendly

Step back in time this weekend during Historic Cold Spring Village’s Free Country Fair. Guests are invited to tour a selection of the Village’s 26 restored, historic buildings where historical interpreters demonstrate the trades, crafts, and lifestyles of the “homespun era.” Enjoy games, crafts, historic dress-up and a special sale at the Country Store. Antique dealers, folk artists, and crafters will display and sell their wares along the Village’s shaded lanes throughout the weekend.

Visitors to the Cold Spring Country Fair can also take guided walking tours of the Village from Jim Stephens, HCSV Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation. Stephens will lead the lively tours throughout the 30-acre site, providing details and insight into the Village buildings and Cape May County history. Tours will be offered at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, and will begin near the Route 9 gatehouse. Visitors can also meet with members of the Cape May County Beach Plum Association and the Jersey Cape Beekeepers Association throughout the day on Saturday. New Jersey historian, Lee Ireland, will offer a talk on his book, American Pirates and Their Hidden Treasures, at 2:00 pm in the Welcome Center on Sunday.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located at 720 Route 9, three miles north of Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande. 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. 10 or visit www.hcsv.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27 - Edison, Middlesex County
Dig into Middlesex County History
Children Friendly

The Middlesex County Office of Cultural and Heritage, in partnership with the Archaeological Society of New Jersey, is proud to present this unique public archaeology event at one of the earliest English settlement sites in Middlesex County. The events, to be held from 1:00 - 4:00 pm each day, will take place rain or shine.

The remnants of the Piscataway village and town commons can still be seen in modern Edison Township. Settled in the late 1600s by New Englanders, this historic site once consisted of a town hall, militia training ground, stockade, jail, church, burial ground and houses.

In preparation for the archaeology open house at the Piscatawaytown settlement site, members of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey conducted some preliminary investigative work and found potential evidence of an early structure. Nails and flecks of brick were also uncovered, indicating a possible building foundation from the 1700s or early 1800s.

Visitors will be able to participate in field work, under the supervision of professional archaeologists, in the quest to uncover remains of the original village in two predetermined dig locations.

In addition to the chance to aid the archaeologists, this program will include guided tours of historic St. James Episcopal Church and the Piscatawaytown Burial Ground.

This event is held free of charge and prior registration is NOT required. Parking is available at the rear of St. James Church along Germantown Avenue. For more information, call 732-745-3030, ext. 310.

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Saturdays and Sundays through October 25, 2015 - Ringwood, Passaic County
Child’s Life Tour at Ringwood
Children Friendly

The “A Child’s Life” tour was developed for children and is all about the Hewitt children. The program uses first-hand accounts to help younger visitors understand what it was like to spend summers at the Ringwood estate 150 years ago. If you thought living without modern entertainment like television, DVDs, and computers was boring, think again! Designed to be fun and amusing, these tours are great for families and visitors of all ages!

Like any family, the Hewitt children were full of energy. With 22,000 acres of property, they could often be found fishing, hunting, swimming, and horseback riding. The large, rambling mansion provided plenty of indoor fun with activities like hide-and-go-seek and sliding down the staircase banisters. In addition, Eddie and his brother Cooper were getting into all sorts of trouble at their summer home, going on adventures and playing many practical jokes on their guests. So, if you’d like to hear about the family’s pet bear, or how the Hewitt boys played a prank using a raccoon and a suitcase, this tour is for you!

“A Child’s Life” tour is approximately 45 minutes long and takes visitors through the historic house while these amusing stories are being told. All thirty of the rooms open to the public are shown, but the tour proceeds at a faster, more energetic pace. Scavenger hunts are provided to encourage visitors to look for some of the unusual features in the manor. At the end of the tour, children and adults are invited to play with reproduction 18th and 19th century toys on the front lawn of Ringwood Manor. 

“A Child’s Life” tours will be offered to the public at 1:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday through October 25th. Tours are $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Ringwood Manor is located at 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ, within Ringwood State Park. For more information, call 973-962-2240 or visit www.ringwoodmanor.org.

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Sunday, September 27 - Burlington, Burlington County
Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena

On Sunday, the Burlington County Historical Society presents "Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena" with Peyton Dixon of the American Historical Theater for a live performance of Roosevelt's life and experiences. The program begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. Admission is free. Program takes place at the Corson Poly Center, with entrances at 457 High Street and 454 Lawrence Street, Burlington, NJ. For more information, call 609-386-4773, ext. 1, e-mail burlcohistsocprograms@verizon.net, or visit www.burlingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Sunday, September 27 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
1890s Harvest Home Festival
Children Friendly

An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s will be held at Historic Longstreet Farm on Sunday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. It takes visitors back in time when neighbors gathered to accomplish work, harvest, and spend time socializing and enjoying each others company. It calls not only for the exhibition of the best products that have been grown and the best needlework that has been done in the community, but also for games, athletic contests and similar features of recreational or educational value. Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago with wagon rides, games and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career. Enter one of many competitions ranging from needlework to baked goods to homegrown vegetables. Each person entering in a competition will have a chance to win a prize ribbon.

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, September 27 - Maplewood, Essex County
Dining Wild! Wild Food Foraging in Your Own Backyard 
Children Friendly

Would you like to learn about the edible world all around us? Hickory nuts, garlic mustard, oyster mushrooms, burdock, dandelion! These are just a few of the wonderful foods available just outside your door. Don’t miss this second exciting opportunity to join Maplewood locavore and owner of DiningWild LLC, Dan Lipow, for a wild food foray on the grounds of Grasmere Park surrounding the Durand-Hedden House. This walk is a chance to learn how to identify, harvest, and sample the bounty our local ecosystem has to offer, this time in early Fall.

Ongoing from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, the event will be guided by seasonally available wild foods. After the harvest, return to Dan’s camping kitchen where we’ll learn how to prepare and enjoy our wild-gotten goods.

Things to bring: Sturdy trail shoes or boots – waterproof is good. No sandals (there may be poison ivy, bugs, and thorns). Clothes you can get dirty in; long pants and long sleeves are also a good idea.  Also recommended: insect repellent, sun hat or rain gear, as necessary.

Be sure to also stroll through the Maplewood Garden Club Herb Garden full to the brim with fascinating, useful, and decorative herbs. Out in the carriage house the Country Store will be selling historic- themed treasures: early American children’s games, books and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cook books, cookie molds, tin lanterns, reproduction decorative ceramics, vintage photos, hiking sticks, and more. The hard- to-find original Doors of Maplewood poster and Smile, the history of Olympic Park, will also be available.

The Durand-Hedden House is dedicated to telling the history of the development of Maplewood and the surrounding area in new and engaging ways. It is located in Grasmere Park at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, NJ. For more information, call 973-763-7712 or visit www.durandhedden.org.

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Sunday, September 20 - Morristown, Morris County
Wick Garden Annual Fall Harvest Sale

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Sunday, September 27 - Princeton, Mercer County
Historic Princeton Walking Tour
Children Friendly

Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel, and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn on your tour.

Admission: $7 per adult; $4 children ages 6 to 12; free for children age 5 and under. Tickets are sold at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ starting at 12:00 noon. Tour begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. Space is limited. For more information, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

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Sunday, September 27 - Morris Township, Morris County
Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at the Willows
Children Friendly

On Sunday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, discover the life of domestic help at the Foster home on a guided tour. Assist the maid with household chores and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning stove. Two tours times available: 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Admission: $6/adult, $5/senior (65+), $4/child (ages 4 -16), $2/child (2 and 3). FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Sunday, September 27 - Morristown, Morris County
Children's Tour of the Vail House
Children Friendly

On Sunday from 12:30 - 1:30 pm at Historic Speedwell, children are welcomed to take a look into the Vail House to explore historical theme food, hobbies, toys, and more through hands-on learning and discoveryAdmission: $5/adult, $4/senior (65+), $3/child (ages 4 -16). FREE for children under age 4 and Friends members, with a current membership card. Historic Speedwell is located 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-285-6550 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Sunday, September 27 - Pennington, Mercer County
Barn Dance at McDougald's Barn



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Sunday, September 27 - Cranford, Union County
The Ox-Cart Man
Children Friendly

The Cranford Historical Society presents "The Ox-Cart Man" on Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Listen to a story about what life was like for a 19th-century farming family. Learn how the seasons change and the many different historic jobs that follow the change in seasons. Written by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, The Ox-Cart Man was written in 1979 and received the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1980. The story will be read by Cranford Historical Society Education Chairperson Christine Glazer. In addition, each child who attends our program will be able to make leaf and apple prints.

This craft is appropriate for children 6 years of age or older. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Space is limited so reservations are required. To reserve your seat, please call the historical society's office at 908-276-0082 or e-mail cranfordhistoricalsociety@verizon.net.

The Crane-Phillips House Museum is located at 124 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ. The Cranford Historical Society was founded in 1927 with a mission to preserve the unique history of Cranford, New Jersey. For more information, call 908-376-0082 or visit www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.com.

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Sunday, September 27 Washington Township, Burlington County
Antique Glass and Bottle Show

The popular antiques, glass, and bottle show will be held at historic Batsto Village on Sunday. Beginning at 9:00 am, dealers from throughout the tri-state region will display their treasures and products at Batsto, home to a thriving glass business in the mid 19th century. The event will end at 3:00 pm.

In addition to the many dealers on hand, The Carlisle School of Glass Art of Millville, New Jersey will demonstrate their glass making techniques. 

The “Sea Dogs” musical group will keep the area filled with music from the pirate/privateer era.

A lecture will be held in the Visitors Center Auditorium at 1:00 pm by noted Independent Curator and Glass Consultant Gay LeCleire Taylor. Ms. Taylor is the former Director/Curator of the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey and has taught glass conservation classes and “The History of Glass” at Rowan University.

Members of the Colonel Francine Camp 7 group will be on hand to share with visitors how the Civil War affected the villagers of Batsto as the glass making era was ending.

There is no admission or parking fee for this event and food and drink from a variety of local organizations will be available.

Mansion tours are conducted beginning at 10:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. The Nature Center will be open with science and nature exhibits and special activities for children.

Batsto Village is located in Wharton State Forest in 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. For more information, call 609-561-0024 or visit www.batstovillage.org.

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Sunday, September 27 - Cape May, Cape May County
Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

Let the bright light of the full moon guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top of the Cape May Lighthouse. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Clim takes place on Sunday from 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Cape May Lighthouse is located within Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, NJ. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Sunday, September 27 - Jersey City, Hudson County
Constitution Day
Children Friendly

Celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution at the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm on Sunday. Meet Your elected representatives, sign the Constitution, take photos with our "Founding Fathers," view exhibits, art crafts, walking tours of the cemetery, and live local musical performances by Gates, Rockasorri Rex, Dani Garcia, Sons of Seymour, Sean Kiely, Risk Relay, SH Rainbow, Bern & The Brights, Karyn Kuhl, and Sirelo Entertainment & the Elevate Drummers!

A $10.00 per adult and $5 per child donation is asked to help the volunteers operate and preserve the historic cemetery. The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is located at 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. It is a 5 to 10 minute walk from either the Grove Street or the Journal Square PATH Stations. For more information, call call 201-707-0738 or 973-204-9888 or visit www.jerseycitycemetery.org.

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Sunday, September 27 - Bridgewater, Somerset County
Five Generals Narrated Bus Tour

Discover five of the original Somerset County houses that served as general staff headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The historic houses are the Van Horne House in Bridgewater; the Van Veghten House in Finderne, the Abraham Staats House in South Bound Brook; the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster, and the Wallace House in Somerville.

During the Second Middlebrook Cantonment  (1778-1789) the village of Middlebrook was an area just east of the Van Horne House, which is now the west end of Bound Brook. General Washington posted all of his dispatches from Middlebrook, even though his headquarters was at the Wallace House in Somerville, five miles away.

This bus tour provides a perfect opportunity for a weekend family outing. Visiting the five historic sites offers a unique educational experience, for young and old alike, to learn about the history of the American Revolution and the generals who occupied the houses.

The tour starts from the Van Horne House, 941 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ (across from Patriots Ballpark) and takes approximately two and a half hours. Free parking is available behind Target.

The tours are $5 per person with advanced payment, and $10 with payment on the day of the tour. Payment can be made by mail or by credit card payment with an online reservation.

Space is limited and reservations are required. The five available tours are scheduled to start on the hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Please designate your preferred tour time and number in your party. Call 732-356-8856 for reservations or sign up online at www.heritagetrail.org.

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Sundays through October 25, 2015 - 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 hour guided walking tour will take visitors around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens, and landscape features, the out-buildings, and the cemetery. Historic photographs of the property will also be shown. These free tours meet at 2:00 pm in front of Ringwood Manor every Sunday from June 7 - October 25. It is advised that participants wear walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray and sunblock. 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. For more information, call 973-962-2240 or visit www.ringwoodmanor.org.

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Through October 4, 2015 - Paterson, Passaic County
Patriotism and Propaganda in American Posters From the Great War 1917-1918

The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, “Can the Kaiser”: Patriotism and Propaganda in American Posters From the Great War 1917-1918. When one thinks about America’s great promotional posters of the First World War, Uncle Sam’s “I Want You” springs to mind. Posters were used to incite patriotism and aid the war effort, promoting everything from the purchase of liberty bonds and Red Cross sponsorship to enlistment, hard work, and frugal lifestyles.

This exhibit of original World War I posters from the Society’s collection will be on display until October 4 in the third floor gallery at Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ. Visitors can access the exhibition during regular museum hours (Wednesday - Sunday). General museum admissions apply.

The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.

For more information, call 973-247-0085 or visit www.lambertcastle.org.

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Through October 30, 2015 - Morristown, Morris County
“Canals of New Jersey” Exhibit

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM) has partnered with the Canal Society of New Jersey (CSNJ) to present their traveling exhibit “Canals of New Jersey”. The exhibit was created in 1985 in part to commemorate the Society’s 25th anniversary. The display consists of panels that tell the story of New Jersey’s two towpath canals, the Morris and the Delaware and Raritan. In 1824, the Morris Canal & Banking Company was chartered to build a canal that would carry coal to developing markets along the eastern seaboard. The Morris Canal would pass through the heart of New Jersey’s iron district and provide the long-needed transportation system that would promote commercial activity and enable rustic settlements to grow into thriving industrial towns. The canal extended 102 miles from Pennsylvania, across varied terrain through New Jersey, ending at Newark. By the early 1900s the canal had become obsolete. Today, the Morris Canal Greenway, a partnership between local communities and the Canal Society of New Jersey, seeks to preserve the surviving historic remains of the canal, interpret canal sites, and offer recreational opportunities to the public. 

For the installation at MHHM the exhibit has gotten a facelift, with new titles and new art work. The CSNJ’s display is supplemented by objects including some from MHHM’s collection and information about Macculloch Hall founder George Macculloch who had the idea for the Morris Canal. In the early 1820s, George Macculloch had a vision of a waterway to connect the Delaware River to the Hudson River in Northern New Jersey. This exhibit in part celebrates Macculloch’s part in the vision, promotion, and impact that the Morris Canal had on New Jersey. The canal would become an engineering feat of its day, using locks and inclined planes to climb the elevation differences in the land. The canal was a technical marvel of its time and helped to spur the economy in New Jersey by allowing goods to reach further afield than ever before. The exhibit shares some of the stories of the workers and families who lived and worked on the canal, as well as other details about its construction using photographs and drawings, as well objects including model canal boats and images. The “Canals of New Jersey” exhibit will be on display in the second floor gallery during touring hours from March 15th through October 30, 2015.

MHHM 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. MHHM is open for house and exhibit tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The last tour ticket is sold at 3:00 pm. Adults $8; Seniors and Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. Macculloch Hall is located at 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-538-2404 ext. 10 or visit www.maccullochhall.org.

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Through December 17, 2015 - Trenton, Mercer County
John A. Roebling's Sons Company

At Ellarslie, the City Museum of Trenton, the second floor exhibit features art, artifacts and memorabilia from the world-renowned John A. Roebling's Sons Company, makers of steel and wire rope, most famous for the wire cable used in the suspension bridge over the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn - the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

The John A. Roebling's Sons Company, the largest employer in Trenton and a world leader in the construction of suspension bridges had its beginnings when John Roebling started making wire rope in 1841 in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, and moved his factory to Trenton in 1848. His sons built the steel and wire mill and town of Roebling, NJ, in 1905. In 1953, the family sold the Trenton and Roebling plants to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I). CF&I closed the Trenton plants in 1973 and the Roebling, NJ, plant in 1974.

As the largest employer in Trenton for many decades, John A. Roebling's Sons Company had a major impact on the city and its workers and citizens. It had an international reputation for wire and wire rope making and bridge building, and its wire was used in hundreds if not thousands of industrial, commercial and consumer products.

The business was owned by four generations of the Roebling family over 112 years, a remarkable and rare achievement. John A. Roebling was the world's foremost builder of suspension bridges in the 19th century and his bridges spanned major rivers when people said it couldn't be done. His son Washington A. Roebling completed the most famous Roebling bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, in 1883, and today it is an iconic national landmark.

The Roebling Company built suspension bridge cables for many bridges over the next 80+ years, from Canada to South America, including the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The Roebling Company manufactured wire rope for many other uses - elevators, cable cars, tramways, airplanes, shipping, mining, construction and ski lifts - and it made wire for  electrical lines, telegraphs and telephones, wire cloth and screens, and pre-stressed concrete.

The exhibit includes five large paintings from the Roebling Company's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair depicting the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges and interior factory scenes. These paintings are part of the museum's collection but are rarely exhibited.

The exhibit includes a bronze plaque from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair that commemorates the Skyride, an innovative and popular ride at the fair that the Roebling Company helped engineer and for which it supplied the wire ropes. Also on display from the museum's collection but rarely seen are three boards showing dozens of types of electrical wire made by the Roebling Company. Artifacts in the display will include sections of wire rope, tools, artwork depicting Roebling bridges, and wooden forms used to make parts for the company's machinery, as well as advertisements, photos, books and company catalogs

The exhibit was curated by Richard Willinger, Chair of the Museum Society's Collections Management Committee. Items are being loaned to the exhibit by the Roebling Museum in Roebling, NJ, and several individuals.

Talks and a tour of remaining buildings of the Roebling complex in Trenton will be conducted by Clifford W. Zink, the foremost expert on the Roebling family and company who authored the book The Roebling Legacy. Ellarslie is located in Cadwalader Park in Trenton, NJ. Visit www.ellarslie.org for dates and times.

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Through December 31, 2015 - Ridgewood, Bergen County
"Hemlines" Exhibit

The Ridgewood Historical Society and the Schoolhouse Museum are pleased to announce their new exhibit, Hemlines, open through December 2015. This exhibit features women's hats, shoes, handbags, jewelry, furs, wedding attire, and fabulous dresses from 1900 to 1969. Hemlines will run through the end of July. The Schoolhouse Museum is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:0 pm. Hemlines is a "must see" exhibit for anyone interested in fashion! The Schoolhouse Museum is located at 650 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. For more information, call 201-447-3242 or visit www.ridgewoodhistoricalsociety.org.

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Through December 31, 2015 - Morristown, Morris County
Morristown: 1865-2015: Identity, Tradition and Enterprise

Morristown once comprised territory stretching from Mendham to Chatham until 1865 when, amidst the chaos of the Civil War, mysterious forces acted to separate it from Morris Township.

The Morristown & Morris Township Library invites you to explore an exhibit that details the lives of those who came to Morristown seeking wealth, redemption, conflict, or a new beginning. Utilizing rare and previously unseen archival materials, visitors will witness the development of the Green as the center of commerce, public affairs, and leisure, and how nearby houses of worship focused residents' spiritual and social lives.

Long a center of commerce and trade, early settlers struggled with the limitations of dirt roads until residents developed interstate canals, rail and trolley lines, and sophisticated highway systems. Changes in criminal behavior and law enforcement will be explored, as well as efforts to educate productive upstanding citizens through forward-thinking private and public schools.

In addition to the generations of innovators and immigrants who built Morristown's many businesses and infrastructure, we will take a look at those who celebrated cultural and religious events, grieved over shared disaster and commemorated war dead, and fought to make Morristown a place where everyone could gather in peace.

The exhibit will be on display through December 31 and is sponsored by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission and by funding from the Friends of the Library. The Morristown and Morris Township Library is located at 1 Miller Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call the Library’s North Jersey History & Genealogy Center at 973-538-3473 or visit www.jfpl.org/NJHistoryHome.cfm.

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Through December 31, 2015 - Ocean Township, Monmouth County
Ocean Township High School at 50

Early in September 1965, the doors of Ocean Township High School (OTHS) opened for the first time. It was a momentous day - the culmination of an impassioned campaign and a turning point for both Ocean Township and Asbury Park, the district that up to then had educated most of the township's teens.

Fifty years later, almost to the day, a mini-exhibit opened at the Eden Woolley House commemorating the milestone. "OTHS at 50," uses photographs, press clippings, and artifacts to demonstrate how the school's history mirrors five decades of social and political change.

The campaign for a high school:
Ocean Township's commitment to education is long standing. Between 1784 and 1960, it built at least nine schools. None was a high school.

Graduating eighth graders had a choice:
Asbury Park or Long Branch. Most chose Asbury. By 1962 Ocean students at Asbury High outnumbered city students 713 to 558. Ocean was booming and more than 1,000 high school-age students were projected by 1966. Asbury High, on split session since 1959, was already overcrowded. Something had to be done.

Asbury asked Ocean to sign a 20-year contract with the city as a condition for its undertaking a building expansion. Ocean refused. There was talk of regionalization, at first rejected and later revisited by the city. But it was too late. A full-blown campaign for an Ocean Township high school, spearheaded by the PTAs, was underway. On June 12, 1962, by a nearly 3-to-1 margin, the voters of Ocean approved a $2,969,000 bond to built their own school.

OTHS changes with the times:
Ocean High opened in 1965 without a senior class. Ocean seniors had returned to Asbury to graduate with their class. The next year, OTHS held its first graduation and published its first yearbook, The Sandpiper.

A look through almost a half century of yearbooks reveals more than changing hair styles and hemlines. Here's a sample:
* In the 1960s, Industrial Arts were just for boys, Home Economics, just for girls (who also have a "Homemaking Club").
* Title IX (prohibiting discrimination in federally funded programs) shaped the 1970s: for the first time girls had golf, tennis, and soccer teams; girls fixed cars, boys baked cakes.
* The technology revolution is evident. Keypunch machines of the 1970s give way to desktops in the late 1980s and electronics redefine the classroom in the new millennium.

Proof of the pudding:
In recent years, OTHS has made its share of "best high school" lists. Its own list of notable alums is impressive: Academy Award, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize winners; distinguished educators, journalists, authors, and scientists; a fashion designer, a network news anchor, innovative entrepreneurs, and more.

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1:00 - 4:00 pm), Thursday evenings (7:00 - 9:00 pm) and the first and second Sundays of each month (1:00 - 4:00 pm). The Township of Ocean Historical Museum is located at 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ. For more information, please call 732-531-2136 or visit www.oceanmuseum.org.


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Through January 6, 2016 - Woodbury, Gloucester County
Gloucester Abbey: Downton Style Fashions Exhibit

Gloucester Abbey: Downton Style Fashions is currently on display at the exhibit at the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum in Woodbury, New Jersey. The exhibit will conclude on January 6, 2016. This remarkable exhibit features ladies’ fashions from the society's collection from the time period covered by the popular PBS Masterpiece Theater series Downton Abbey. Over 100 vintage dresses/ensembles from the museum’s collection dating from 1910 through the 1930s are showcased, including period wedding gowns. Also on display are ladies accessories, including hats, shoes, purses, jewelry, and lingerie. Don’t miss this fantastic exhibit!

The Gloucester County Historical Society Museum hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, and the last Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Private tours may be booked for days/times other than our regular public hours. Adult admission $5; children 6-18 years $1; children under 6 free. The Gloucester County Historical Society Museum is located at 58 N. Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096. For more information, call 856-848-8531 or visit www.rootsweb.com/~njgchs.

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Through June 26, 2016 - Piscataway, Middlesex County
The Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners Exhibit
Children Friendly

When was the last time you ate at a diner? If you are like millions of New Jerseyans, the answer is not too long ago. Dubbed “the land of diners,” New Jersey has forged a unique relationship with these casual eateries. Stainless steel, neon, and menus that go on for days are part of the Garden State landscape. Come explore their rich history with us! This seven-room exhibit tells the story of some of the of the Garden State’s most iconic eateries. This exhibit runs from April 12, 2015 - June 26, 2016 and is free of charge.

The exhibit is open Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Closed Mondays, Saturdays, and Holidays. The Cornelius Low House Museum is located at 1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. For more information, call 732-745-4177 or visit www.co.middlesex.nj.us.

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

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