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Thursday, July 20, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/22/17 - 7/23/17

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Friday - Saturday, July 22- 24 - Paterson, Passaic County
Shakespeare at Lambert Castle

Visitors to Lambert Castle on Friday and Saturday may find themselves transported to Elizabethan times. The Passaic County Historical Society will host ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for two performances at Lambert Castle on Friday at 7:00 pm in the Gallery and Saturday at 3:00 and 5:00 pm on the Castle lawn.

The production is the culmination of a 4 week program at Clifton’s ATC, and features “A (Mini) Midsummer Night's Dream” an abridged version of Shakespeare’s famous comedy. 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 performances on Saturday are FREE and donations are gratefully accepted. Royalty Seating for Saturday's performances (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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/21/17 - 7/23/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Collectibles Galore
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday & Sunday

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dream a Little Dream: Transforming Oakes Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church into a Theatre and Home for Non-profits

Dream a Little Dream: Transforming Oakes Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church into a Theatre and Home for Non-profits
Written by Connie McNamara

Native American cultures believed that the night air is permeated with both good and bad dreams. In order to permit only the good dreams to penetrate  the  psyche, the Ojibwe tribe designed a webbed hoop decorated with feathers to hang over their beds. Called “dreamcatchers,” these defvices were thought to ensnare bad dreams which would then be burned off by the next morning’s sunlight. Good dreams filtered through the web and made their way to the sleeper.

In 1994 when Laura Ekstrand and Janet Sales founded their theatre group, Dreamcatcher seemed a perfect name for their company of actors. Like its eponym, the ensemble works a little theatrical magic. According to Ekstrand, “it focuses on telling stories about the essential goodness of all people. We want to send our audiences on their way filled with hope.”

Laura Ekstrand in front of Oakes Center, Summit, NJ

Summer Concert at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage: Songs of Nature - July 23, 2017

Summer Concert at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage: Songs of Nature
Sunday, July 23, 2017

On Sunday, July 23, beginning at 1:30 pm, balladeer Linda Russell will perform historical music at the Old Dutch Parsonage historic site.

Monday, July 17, 2017

"From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861-1964" - July 12 - October 1, 2017

From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861-1964
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861-1964. On exhibit from Wednesday, July 12, 2017 until Sunday, October 1, 2017, the display showcases some of the military photographs from the Society's permanent collection. Over thirty photographs have been selected for this exhibit to demonstrate the common experience of American servicemen, from the American Civil War to the conflict in Vietnam. Their uniforms, equipment, and weapons changed over time, but their fears, triumphs and trials remained constant.

Photo Credit: Passaic County Historical Society

Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Cape May County" July 2017 Book Giveaway

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/15/17 - 7/16/17

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Saturday, July 15 - Montclair, Essex County
The Magical History Bike Tour

Roll up! The Magical History Bike Tour is coming on Saturday! Away to times long ago when Crane was the name and mills, quarries, and dairies were the game. Bike&Walk Montclair has partnered with the Montclair History Center, Friends of Anderson Park, and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens to bring you this special tour of our town – by bike. On Saturday, the tour will begin and end at the Israel Crane House at 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ and have brief guided discussions at places like historic Anderson Park, Presby Gardens, Montclair’s “Little Italy”, Avis Campbell Garden and a private Trustee’s Tour of the Israel Crane House. Bring some cash and a backpack for surprise bakery and market stops. The tour starts at 7:45 am from the Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ. This 10-12 mile Magical History Bike Tour is being offered by volunteers and is free of charge. However, a donation of $10 per person to benefit the Montclair History Center, Friends of Anderson Park, and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is strongly encouraged. Bike&Walk Montclair, Montclair History Center, Friends of Anderson Park, and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens rely on your membership to function. Please become a member of these indispensable community organizations today. For more details about this or any other guided bike tour see www.bikewalkmontclair.org or contact Deb Kagan, Board Member, info@bikewalkmontclair.org.

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Saturday, July 15 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. This free event runs from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/14/17 - 7/16/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Furniture
Whippany, NJ  07981
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Unfurling Femininity" Exhibit at the Morris County Historical Society - July 16 - August 13, 2017

Unfurling Femininity  
New Exhibit Opening at the Morris County Historical Society
Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, August 13, 2017

In the many centuries pre-air conditioning – or even electric fans, woman relied on their own energy to cool themselves. But their “appliances” of choice were far more eye-catching than any electric air cooler invented since: fans and parasols.

Beginning Sunday, July 16, and running through August 13, Morris County Historical Society’s (MCHS) Unfurling Femininity exhibit at Acorn Hall will display a variety of 19th and 20th century fans, parasols, and feminine accouterments decorated in American, European, and Asian motifs.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/8/17 - 7/9/17

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Saturday, July 8 - Tabernacle, Burlington County
89th Annual Captain Emilio Carranza Memorial Service

The 89th Annual Captain Emilio Carranza Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, beginning at 1:00 pm. Captain Emilio Carranza has been called "Mexico's Lindbergh." In 1928, while flying a goodwill mission from New York City to Mexico City, his plane crashed near Tabernacle, New Jersey during a thunderstorm. Since his death, members of American Legion Post 11 in Mount Holly have continued to promote his goodwill mission by honoring the pioneer aviator Captain Emilio Carranza. The Ballet Folklorico Dancers from New York City have been invited to dance in full authentic costumes.

Guest should arrive around 12:30 with a folding chair so that you can find a shady place to view the event and a close parking spot. There is no rain date and the event will be held even during inclement or severe weather conditions. For more information, visit http://post11.org/carranza/index.html.

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market History Day - July 9, 2017

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market History Day
Sunday, July 9, 2017

Celebrate local history at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market on Sunday, July 9 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township. HLT’s History Day will feature tours, a presentation about life in Hunterdon County in the 1870s, and a visit by several local historical organizations.

The event begins with a tour of the barns on the Dvoor Farm at 9:30 am with Chris Pickell, the principal architect at Pickell Architecture in Flemington. He will lead a walking tour and discuss the farm’s bank barn, north and east el barns, horse barn (with the iconic Dvoor Bros. advertisement painted on the roof) and wagon house. Pickell specializes in upgrading antique buildings, historic design, and timber and stone barns. He’s also a trustee of the Hunterdon County Historical Society.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/7/17 - 7/9/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Mid-Century Furniture
Ridgefield, NJ  07657
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
Saturday

Thursday, June 29, 2017

4th of July NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/1/17 - 7/4/17

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Saturday, July 1 - Princeton, Mercer County
History Bike Tour on the D&R Canal Towpath

On Saturday at 10:00 am, take a history bike tour on the D&R Canal towpath from Kingston to Griggstown and back, 10 miles round trip. Explore the structures along the D&R Canal with Canal Watch trustee Bob Barth. Meet at the locktender's home in Kingston at 10:00 am. Bring water; helmet required. For more information, call Bob Barth at 201-401-3121 or e-mail bbarth@att.net.

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Saturday, July 1 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Ice Cream Party
Children Friendly Event and Site

On Saturday, Howell Living History Farm invites the public to enjoy an old fashioned "ice cream party."  Featured activities include music, wagon rides, games and contests, a children’s craft program and lots of ice cream making and eating.

Ice cream making will begin and visitors are invited to help draw and grind ice from the Farm's ice house. The first batch of homemade ice cream will be ready for dipping at 12:00 noon. Ice cream sodas and sundaes will be served until 3:30 pm.

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.org.

Community Picnic & Field of Honor® in Bedminster's River Road Park - July 2, 2017

Community Picnic & Field of Honor® in Bedminster's River Road Park
Sunday, July 2, 2017

On Sunday, July 2, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will welcome Congressman Leonard Lance, local officials, veterans, West Point alumni, and the public to a community picnic, featuring a Field of Honor® display of 200 3’ x 5’ American flags, at River Road Park from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the popular New Jersey band Hoi Polloi.  Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Connor Sweeney, of Gladstone, and Emily Ray, of Bedminster stroll through last year's Field of Honor® in River Road Park, Bedminster. Photo courtesy Debbie Weisman.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/30/17 - 7/2/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Collectibles
Lambertville, NJ  08530
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Independence Day at Ringwood Manor - July 4, 2017

Ringwood Manor July 4th Holiday Declaration of Independence and Colonial Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The historic and educational event celebrates its 18th year!

The staff at Ringwood Manor is thrilled to once again announce the details for the annual Declaration of Independence celebration! Tuesday, July 4, 2017 marks the event's 18th year, having become an exciting and educational tradition for many families in the northern New Jersey area. The highlight of the event is a dramatic delivery and reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Manor's porch along with colonial crafters, activities, and demonstrations. The front lawn of the Manor is transformed into a colonial town square with Revolutionary War reenactors from New Jersey Militia- Heard's Brigade, the 35th Royal Sussex Regiment, Outwater's Militia, the Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, and individual volunteers. All help to celebrate the 241st anniversary of American independence and bringing the historic experience to life.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/24/17 - 6/25/17

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Saturday, June 24 - Princeton, Mercer County
Vintage Base Ball in Princeton

Calling all baseball-lovers and history-buffs: the Historical Society of Princeton will present its annual 19th century "base ball" game on Saturday starting at 11:00 am at Greenway Meadows Park, 275 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ. The event is free and open to all; spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Part game, part show, part history lesson and ALL fun, the Flemington Neshanock and the Talbot Fairplays Base Ball Club of Maryland will play a competitive match of bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864 or 1873. The event will also include a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of "Casey at the Bat" by Brad "Brooklyn" Shaw. For more information, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

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Saturday, June 24 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Ice Cream for Art Festival and Summer Craft Market
Children Friendly Event & Site

Join the Historic Village at Allaire for our Summer Craft Market and Art in the Park with a fun summer twist-there will be ice cream too! The craft shows at The Historic Village at Allaire show case local artists as they sell and demonstrate their crafts. The craft market includes handmade items of all varieties from paintings and photography to pottery, woodworking, textiles, and beyond. Admission to the craft market is $5 per vehicular. 

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.

34th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival - June 24 - 25, 2017

34th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 - 25, 2017

Come celebrate the kickoff to blueberry harvest season with two days filled with food, crafts, history, games and live entertainment brought to you by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust. New this year you can take a spin in front of the music stage with country dancing and add your own flair to our new Whitesbog mural painting in the Family Activities area. All ages welcome.

Whitesbog Historic Village
GPS: 799 Lakehurst Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Pemberton Township, Burlington County
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Get your blueberry on with selections of pies, cakes, muffins, donuts, fritters, and more at our baked goods table. The General Store will also offer blueberry ice cream, sundaes, and cold drinks. Also enjoy:
★ Brother Bear BBQ
★ Rita’s Water Ice
★ Big Daddy’s Chicken and Ribs
★ 3 Guys Rolling Pies Pizza

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/23/17 - 6/25/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Books & Collectible Glass
Midland Park, NJ  07432
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday & Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/17/17 - 6/18/17

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Saturday, June 17 - Middletown, Monmouth County
Monmouth County Historical Association Collecting Stories on 6/17 for Upcoming Exhibition to Mark Fifth Anniversary of Sandy

On Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, the Monmouth County Historical Association invites members of the community to come to the Taylor-Butler House (located at 127 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ) to share stories, artifacts, and photographs for a forthcoming exhibit titled Turning Tides: Stories from Superstorm Sandy.

This exhibition will open in October at the museum to mark the fifth anniversary of the Storm making landfall along our shores. It will explore the impact of this record storm and its effects on the people and on communities in this area, using their own words, photographs, and artifacts. Crowdsourcing events like these will allow MCHA to compile a truly Monmouth-centric story. 

Anyone with photographs or artifacts to share can drop in on Saturday without an appointment. If you'd like to sit for an oral history interview with our Guest Curator, Monmouth University Professor of Public History Melissa Ziobro, please call 732-462-1466 or e-mail sandy@monmouthhistory.org to book a time and to learn more. If these dates don't work for you, please reach out to coordinate a date and time. As the steward of our county residents' stories and treasures for the past 118 years, MCHA wants to provide a platform for you to make your voice heard.

Please contact us at 732-462-1466 or sandy@monmouthhistory.org to share your story or artifacts, on our open house days or otherwise. Stay tuned for future events, and the debut of our online exhibition, which will serve as a central online repository for Monmouth County activity focused on the Storm's 5th anniversary. For more information, visit www.monmouthhistory.org.

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Saturday, June 17 - Princeton, Mercer County
Stony Brook Walking Tour

Before there was a "Princeton," six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the "hidden" back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield.

Admission: $5 per person and includes farmhouse museum admission. Tours begin at the Updike Farmstead farmhouse, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.