Thursday, January 12, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/14/17 - 1/15/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, January 14 - Cape May, Cape May County
Cape May In World War I

Learn about the role of Cape May in World War I during this Power Point presentation by MAC Education Director Robert Heinly that celebrates the centennial of the war, including a presentation on Naval Section Base Nine, Camp Wissahickon, the Bethlehem steel munitions facilities, and the use of the Hotel Cape May as a hospital. Admission is free. This program will be held Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by the Friends of the World War II Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, contact Bob Heinly at 609-224-6032 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday, January 14 through Sunday, April 9 - Cape May, Cape May County
Moore History: The Story of William J. Moore of Cape May

The Center for Community Arts (CCA) once again presents an exhibit in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) that highlights and illuminates African-American life and history in Cape May and the surrounding region. This year's exhibit, in the Carroll Gallery of the Emlen Physick Estate, is entitled "Moore History: The Life and Works of William J. Moore."

The CCA History Committee has selected important original documents, objects, and photographs of Mr. Moore's long and honored life. William J. Moore was principal of the segregated West Cape May Elementary Annex school for 52 years, inspiring many of his students to go on to college and careers. He served as the executive of Cape May Golf Club and then the pro at Cape May Tennis Club, which was named in his honor at his 100th birthday. He raised nine children with his wife, Susie (Smothers) Moore, and founded the William J. Moore Scholarship Fund.

Many of his students and friends remember him to this day. Their testimonies and recollections accompany Mr. Moore's own words and those of his children. The exhibit will be open to the public on Saturday, January 14 with an official opening ceremony on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 at 4:00 pm at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. The exhibit opening is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit is open to the public as follows: Saturdays, January 14 - February 4, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm; Saturday, February 18, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm, Sunday, Feb. 19, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday, February 20, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 25, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 4, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday, March 11, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm. The exhibit is open daily, March 18 - April 19. Hours vary.

The Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For information on the exhibit, call 609-884-7525 or see www.CenterforCommunityArts.org. For gallery hours call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, January 14 - 15 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Snow flakes: Each a Work of Art
Children Friendly Event

Nature offers an in finite variety of snow flake designs, and many were captured by photographer “Snow flake” Bentley early in the 20th century. Learn more about Mr. Bentley as you express your creativity cutting a blizzard of paper flakes during this free program at Historic Walnford from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

While there, visit the 19th century gristmill and the farm buildings set in a beautiful landscape. Walnford is located at 62 Walnford Road, 08501. For more information, call 609-259-6275 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

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Sunday, January 15 - Union Township, Union County
Open House at the Caldwell Parsonage

On Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm, the Caldwell Parsonage in Union Township, NJ will be open for guided tours. The museum, once the residence of Rev. James and Mrs. Hannah Caldwell, is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Admission is free. The Caldwell Parsonage is located at 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union Township, NJ. For more information, call Barbara at 908-687-0048 or visit www.uniontwphistoricalsociety.webs.com.

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Sunday, January 15 - Bridgewater, Somerset County
Immigration Lecture and Pop-Up Museum

The Heritage Trail Association will host a combination lecture and "pop up" museum event on Sunday at 2:00 pm related to the theme of immigration to America. The extended program will be held at the historic Van Horn House in Bridgewater.

Starting at 2:00 pm, Walter Choroszewski, noted photographer and engaging lecturer on New Jersey topics, will talk about how immigration has shaped New Jersey history and our state's culture. After Mr. Choroszewski's presentation, Heritage Trail will invite attendees to participate in its first-ever pop up museum. The entire event will run until 5:00 pm, an hour longer than most Heritage Trail programs.

A pop-up museum is an event featuring items brought by the attendees themselves to create a temporary exhibit. It's like a community potluck, but, instead of food, people share stories and objects - and you don't have to be a gourmet chef or have any special skill to participate! It's a one-day event created entirely by everyone who takes part. At our pop up museum, attendees will have the chance to meet, talk, and share stories based on our theme of immigration.

Participants are invited to bring an object, photograph, document, or other artifact to share that tells something of their family's story as shaped by immigration (or Native American roots). The objects should represent a person, a place, or a custom associated with an ancestor or their immigration story. It can be a photograph, clothing, a craft, a document, or another object that conveys the story. If you wish, Heritage Trail staff will help you create a short exhibit label about your object to help tell your story. Due to space limitations, objects must be small and easily portable.

Advance registration is required. We ask that anyone wishing to showcase an object in the pop up museum register by Wednesday, January 11. Otherwise, registration will continue until the event is sold out. Admission is limited to 60 spaces, with 20 of these slots allotted for those who will share an object during the pop up museum. There is a $5.00 charge for attendance however those people committing to bring an object to share during the popup will receive free admission with their item.

Registration must include your name and either an e-mail address or phone number where you can be reached in case of inclement weather and to provide additional details about the pop-up museum for people who will be bringing an object.

Register on the Heritage Trail web site, www.heritagetrail.org, or by phone, 732-356-8856. The Van Horn House, located at 941 E. Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ, is largely handicap accessible. We request advance notice if special accommodations are required. Parking information is available on the website.

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Sunday, January 15 - Tewksbury, Hunterdon County
Tewksbury Historical Soiety Annual Meeting & D&R Canal Talk

The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting on Sunday at 1:00 pm at the Mountainville Meeting Hall, 60 Water Street, Mountainville, NJ. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. The society will hold its annual reorganization meeting, at which time the society's Nominating Committee will present a slate of officers for the positions of vice-president and treasurer to be voted upon by the membership at large. The society's treasurer will present a 2016 financial report and Standing Committee Chairs will present their reports on 2016 activities and proposed 2017 plans.

After the annual meeting, author Linda Barth will present a program on the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal. Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation's most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann's Distillery all had their start along the D&R? And did you know that the canal provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility

Canal author and historian Linda J. Barth will introduce you to the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made the canal work. This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J .P. Morgan's Tarantula, cruised the waterway. Come learn more about this gem of central New Jersey.

Linda Barth is no stranger to the Delaware & Raritan Canal, having grown up in the canal town of South Bound Brook. For over two decades she served on the board of the Canal Society of New Jersey and, with her husband Robert, has led canal tours throughout the Northeast. The Barths enjoy cruising (at the leisurely pace of 5 miles per hour) on the historic canals of England, Scotland, France, and Canada. A retired teacher, she has written two books on the D&R Canal. Other books include Hidden New Jersey,  A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone, The Millstone Valley Through Time, Somerville Through Time and Bridgetender's Boy.

In the event of inclement weather the meeting will be postponed. For more information and weather updates, call 908-832-6734 or visit www.tewksburyhistory.net.

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Sunday, January 15 - Princeton, Mercer County
The History of Watercolor with Award-Winning Artist and Art Historian Joe Gyurcsak

On Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Joe Gyurcsak will do a spontaneous watercolor portrait of honored artist Robert Sakson, during the watercolor demo both artists will have an informal discussion regarding some of the history of watercolor artists and about Robert Sakson's remarkable journey as artist. The audience will be invited to ask questions as the discussion and painting develop.

Nationally recognized artist Joe Gyurcsak has lectured and demonstrated on painting and techniques for more than 15 years at over 150 major art institutions throughout the North America. He is widely known for his simple but straight forward instructions and knowledge of painters of the 19th and early 20th century. He has an uncanny memory while painting to recall on past artists stories and techniques that relate to the demonstration at hand.

This program will be held at the Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ. For more information, call 609-989-3632, e-mail: info@ellarslie.org, or visit www.ellarslie.org.

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Sunday, January 15 - Princeton, Mercer County
Historic Princeton Walking Tour
Children Friendly Tour

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. Tours begin in front of the Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Tour begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. Walk up ticket sales are cash only; guides cannot provide change. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

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Sunday, January 15 - Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse Turns 160!
Children Friendly

Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest, will host a Birthday Celebration to honor the 160th birthday of the lighthouse on Sunda with free climbs from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm and birthday cake from The Bake Works in Northfield at 1:00 pm. To honor "Abby's" birthday, Atlantic City students in grades 6 through 12 can submit poems, paintings, photographs, and drawings in the annual "Abby & the Arts" contest. Cash prize winners will be announced at 1:00 pm.

If you truly want to "DO AC," then don't miss this opportunity to experience a 360-degree view of Atlantic City's sparkling skyline, and wish a Happy Birthday to Atlantic City's oldest historic structure, as well as the country's third tallest lighthouse.

Absecon Lighthouse is a state-owned historic property administered by the non-profit Inlet Public/Private Association. Located at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City, it is open to visitors Thursdays through Mondays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.

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Sunday, January 15 - Lambertville, Hunterdon County
"The Magic of Lambertville's Music Mountain"

After a short business meeting of the Lambertville Historical Society on Sunday, LHS member Gary P. Cohen joins us to show his documentary on Music Mountain and to discuss the history of the Lambetville Music Circus, an iconic Lambertville venue.

Gary is a Lambertville resident and is the producing director of Middlesex County's esteemed summer theater Plays-in-the-Park, a position he has held for going on 30 years. As a documentary filmmaker, Gary has helmed HALLOWEENVILLE, a depiction of how Lambertville celebrates the holiday, and MAGIC ON MUSIC MOUNTAIN, the story of the Lambertville Music Circus. Gary has written the book and lyrics for four produced children's musicals (one with Lambertville favorite folkie John Sebastian) and an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of Frankenstein. As an author, Gary has written two published books on theater: The Community Theater Handbook and the Theater Director Primer. For the past few years, Gary has played guitar, banjo and autoharp with the Back Porch Jugband, which, along with John LaSala of Doylestown and Mark Toman of Flemington, can be heard most every weekend in and around this area and can be found on the LHS Holiday CD!

This event is FREE and will run from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Pittore Justice Center, 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, NJ. For more information, visit www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org.

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Sunday, January 15 - Westampton, Burlington County
First Sunday at Peachfield - Sulgrave Manor - Ancestral Home of the Washingtons

In a quiet corner of rural Northamptonshire, England, on the edge of an idyllic hamlet of stone cottages and pastures, sits a comfortable looking manor house. Built in 1539 by Lawrence Washington, it was the home of seven generations of the Washington family. John Washington, George's great-grandfather, settled in Virginia and the home was sold in 1673. This program highlights the history of the Washington family and their ancestral home in England.

Program begins at 1:00 pm. Admission is free.  A free-will donation is welcome in support of the museum. Reservations are recommended. Peachfield is located at 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ. For more information and to register, call 609-267-6996, e-mail colonialdamesnj@comcast.net, or visit www.colonialdamesnj.org.

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Sunday, January 15 - Ewing, Mercer County
A History of NJ from 1664 to the Present

On Sunday at 2:00 pm, author and professor Michael Rockland will present a history of our Garden State from the Dutch, the Native Americans, the East and West Jersey other facts of the origins of New Jersey at the Benjamin Temple House. This program is funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the humanities. Presentation at the Benjamin Temple House, 27 Federal City Road, Ewing Township, NJ. For more information, call 609-883-2455 or visit www.ethps.org.

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Through January 15, 2017 - Trenton, Mercer County
William E. Pedrick (1868-1927), Survey of the Artist Exhibit

View "William E. Pedrick (1868-1927), Survey of the Artist Exhibit" at the Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ through January 15, 2017.

Born in Mount Holly, William Everitte Pedrick's life was cut tragically short at age 59 when he was killed on his way to work in an automobile accident, leaving behind an enormous portfolio of work that celebrated the personalities and events of the City of Trenton. Well-known throughout Trenton in his day, his paintings hung in the State Capitol, City Hall, the Courthouse, and other public buildings as well as regimental armories, colleges, museums, and courtrooms in other cities.

After studying at the National Academy of Design in New York and attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, he came back to New Jersey and set up a studio at the Masonic Temple in Trenton. There he created caricatures of notable local politicians and personalities that graced the pages of the Trenton Sunday Advertiser and his own Acme Magazine. While portrait painting was his favorite branch of art, he was also a well accomplished landscape artist, specializing in scenes depicting the role that Trenton played during the American Revolution. An amateur historian, he thoroughly researched his subjects and never shrunk from pointing out the inaccuracies of famous paintings, most notably Emanuel Leutze's epic "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

A founder of the Trenton Arts Society and the Trenton Art Alliance, he strove to make an art museum possible in the City of Trenton. As an organizer of the Trenton Fair Art Club, he helped choose a painting of an outstanding artist each year to be placed in the municipal collection with the goal of making Trenton a place of recognition in the world of art.

The exhibit is being guest-curated by Laura M. Poll, Archivist at the Trentoniana Collection, Trenton Free Public Library. Paintings are being loaned to the exhibit by the Trenton Free Public Library and The Old Barracks Museum, among others.

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion is located within Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ. For more information, call 609-989-3632 or visit www.ellarslie.org.

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Through January 29, 2017 - Morristown, Morris County
Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008 Exhibit

In recognition of the 2016 presidential election, the Morris County Historical Society offers the thought-provoking Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008 through January 29, 2017 at Acorn Hall in Morristown, NJ.

Featured in the exhibit are rare, original, historic presidential newspapers from the personal collection of local historian, author, and MCHS Board of Trustees member Peter J. Tamburro, Jr. Newspaper headlines and articles illustrate the campaign promises, electoral obstacles, and political gaffes of more than 20 U.S. presidents and their rivals. See early newspaper coverage of George Washington's election through Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, and an authentic copy of the 1948 "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline of the Chicago Daily Tribune.

Complementing the newspapers are period clothing such as an 1876 dress worn to an inauguration party for President Rutherford B. Hayes, political paraphernalia including campaign buttons for Adlai Stevenson and Franklin Roosevelt, and a 1917 telegram sent by President Woodrow Wilson and other cultural artifacts - all from the extensive collections of the MCHS. The exhibit closes on January 29, 2017.

The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1946, is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its headquarters, Acorn Hall, is an Italianate Villa mansion open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) and Sundays (1:00 - 4:00 pm). Acorn Hall is located at 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.acornhall.org.

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Through Sunday, February 5 - Morristown, Morris County
Fashion for the Far East: Collecting Chinoiserie at Macculloch Hall

Like many collectors at the time, W. Parsons Todd (1877 - 1976) delighted in objects made in China and Japan and those created in Europe inspired by Asian design during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This exhibition traces the popularity among early twentieth century collectors for decorative objects made in or inspired by the East through a selection of carpets and porcelain in the Museum's collection. Objects on display will include the fine antique carpets woven in China, the Rose Medallion china made in China for export to the West, a pair of monumental Satsuma Vases urns made in Japan, and a pair of monumental vases created in an Asian style in Dresden, Germany.

Admission is $8, Adults; $6, Seniors and Students; $4, Children 6-12; and free for Members and children under 5. Macullouch Hall is located at 45 MacCulloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-538-2404 or visit www.maccullochhall.org.

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Through Friday, April 28, 2017 - Trenton, Mercer County
Toy World Exhibit
Children Friendly

Bring the whole family to enjoy this fun new exhibition spotlighting the little-known history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with more than 100 toys made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey's golden era of manufacturing. See how world events helped shape the toys produced here, from tin toys, porcelain dolls, and model trains, through the development of plastics, which ushered in little green army men, Colorforms, Suzy Homemaker ovens and more. Innovations such as the first "talking" doll, created by Thomas Edison, will also be featured.

The exhibition features a play area for children and a spot to share your favorite childhood toy memories. Randomly selected memories will be featured on the Museum's Facebook page throughout the exhibition. "Toy World" will be on view from through April 28, 2017. 

“Toy World” will be on view in the Riverside Gallery on the New Jersey State Museum's second floor. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:45 pm and closed on all State holidays. The Museum is located at 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ. For more information, visit www.statemuseum.nj.gov.

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Through Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Princeton, Mercer County
Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey

Like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan before him, Bruce Springsteen is a pillar of American music. Springsteen has turned his guitar into an instrument of change, using it to tap into the American psyche and connect with the blue-collar man and woman through his melodies and lyrics. From his humble beginnings of rehearsing in New Jersey garages to selling out arenas around the world, Springsteen's career has spanned decades and crossed genres-and has never wavered from its upward trajectory.

This fall, Morven Museum & Garden presents Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey. Traveling from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, this exhibition features forty photographs of the rock legend and video interviews with five of the six noted photographers: Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Barry Schneier, Pamela Springsteen, and Frank Stefanko. Together they revisit Springsteen's career as a frontman and songwriter, capturing his charisma and off-stage vulnerability.

The exhibition is on view from November 18, 2016 through May 21, 2017 at Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, call 609-924-8144 or visit www.morven.org.

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Through June 2017 - Ocean Township, Monmouth County
Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore Exhibit

One hundred years ago this September, 25,000 people gathered on the grounds of what is today Monmouth University—then a private estate called Shadow Lawn—to see Woodrow Wilson officially accept the nomination of the Democratic Party for a second Presidential run. Wilson was following a popular tradition among American Presidents to retreat to our slice of the Jersey Shore to escape the heat and hubbub of Washington. At the Eden Woolley House, this major exhibit tells the wide-ranging stories of eleven Presidents who spent time here, at the Monmouth County shore.

Mrs. Lincoln got the ball rolling
There’s a case to be made that it all started with Mary Todd Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln travelled to Long Branch in the summer of 1861, probably at the invitation of William Newell, family friend and then supervisor of the life-saving services in New Jersey. Long Branch was already a popular resort, and national coverage of the First Lady’s visit added immeasurably to its fame and appeal.

That fame and appeal continued to draw the wealthy and influential—including the seven presidents who vacationed in resort city, starting with Ulysses Grant.

Seven Presidents in Long Branch
In 1870, a group of wealthy businessmen who summered in the Elberon section of Long Branch presented President Grant with an oceanfront cottage where he vacationed for the next 15 years. When Grant died in 1885, city officials feared the resort might lose its cachet. They needn’t have worried. Six of the next ten Presidents--Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, McKinley, and Wilson--chose to spend time in Long Branch.

The most tragic of these Presidential visits was James Garfield’s last. Mrs. Garfield was in Long Branch recuperating from illness, when, on July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot by an assassin in the Washington train station. He was taken to the White House, where his condition worsened. In hope the sea air might help, Garfield was taken to Elberon. Famously, locals worked through the night to build the spur to carry the President’s railroad car from Elberon Station to the ocean side cottage. He died there 12 days later, September 19.

Beyond Long Branch
Long Branch was not the only Monmouth County destination of Presidents. Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Richard Nixon visited our area, if only, in some cases, for a political rally. And then, of course, there’s Warren Harding, whose local connection was a bit less public and a good deal more scandalous. Join us June 26 to learn the full story. The new exhibit is on view through June 2017.

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The Museum also houses a library and archive of local history. It is open, free of charge, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Thursday evenings, and 1:00 - 4:00 pm the first and second Sundays of each month. The Township of Ocean Historical Museum is located at 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ. For more information, visit www.oceanmuseum.org.

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Sundays through June 30, 2017 - Piscataway, Middlesex County
A Revolutionary Legacy: the Cornelius Low House 275 Exhibit

The newest exhibit to open at the Middlesex County Museum exhibit delves into the history of the Low family and the role they played in the shaping of the United States. A Revolutionary Legacy: the Cornelius Low House 275 exhibit is housed inside the County’s Historic Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum. 

This seven-room exhibit contains artifacts that date to the 1700s and includes handcrafted furniture from New Brunswick, paintings by artist Micah Williams, a document signed by Cornelius Low and his wife Johanna, portrait miniatures of several Low family members, and a chair that George Washington used on a visit to the New Brunswick area. These items are on loan from the DAR Jersey Blue Chapter Buccleuch Mansion, the Suffolk County Historical Society and private collections.

The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and is located at 1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. For more information, call 732-745-4177 or visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov.

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Last Sunday of the month through Fall 2017 - Woodbury, Gloucester County
White Lace and Promises: Two Centuries of Weddings Exhibit

White Lace and Promises: Two Centuries of Weddings, is the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum's most comprehensive wedding exhibit to date! This gorgeous exhibit features over 50 wedding gowns from the museum’s collection, representing the time period from the 1810’s through most of the 20th century. From the hooped dresses and bustles of the 19th century, to the many variations of gowns during the 20th century, nearly every popular wedding gown style is represented. Also showcased are bridal accessories including headpieces, veils, shoes, fans, lingerie, and jewelry. Documentation such as invitations and wedding certificates, along with beautiful photographs from many of these weddings, are also on display. This extensive exhibit will be up until fall of 2017 – do not miss it!

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. If interested in scheduling a private tour during non-public hours to see this exhibit, this may be organized for you and/or your group with advance. 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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Some event listings courtesy of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey

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