Friday, March 31, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/1/17 - 4/2/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday, March 31 - April 2 - Princeton, Mercer County
Salon on Stockton Street: A Little Literary Festival in Princeton

This Spring sees the return of Princeton’s own little literary festival, the Salon on Stockton Street, now in its second year. Two neighbors on Stockton Street, Morven Museum & Garden, and the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), are collaborating again to run a varied international program of book interviews with authors from Ireland, the USA, New Zealand, Scotland, and the Netherlands, a one-man play on Charles Darwin, and a private tour of Morven’s Bruce Springsteen photographic exhibition – something for everyone, and all in the intimate setting of a literary salon in CTI’s Luce Hall and Morven.

The Salon opens on the Friday evening, March 31st, with a reception at Morven to meet the authors and enjoy a private tour of the Springsteen exhibition with Morven curator Beth Allan.

On the Saturday, April 1, BBC broadcaster Sally Magnusson will interview four very different authors from around the world at Luce Hall. Philip McDonagh is the former Irish Ambassador to Russia, and a published poet in his native Ireland. He will discuss Gondla, his own translation of a Russian play about an Irish legend set in Iceland! David Grinspoon is an American planetary scientist whose book, Earth in Human Hands, tells the story of how humans are changing the planet for both good and ill. Liam McIlvanney is a prize-winning crime novelist in New Zealand, who will discuss the first two novels in his Conway Trilogy about a Glasgow journalist in the murky world of crime and politics in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In closing, Magnusson will discuss the challenge of writing family memoirs with Pia de Jong, a Dutch writer now living in Princeton – both have published moving personal accounts of caring for loved ones with serious illnesses.

Local Princeton businesses are also part of the Salon on Saturday. Labyrinth Books will run book sales and author signings at Luce Hall, and Jammin’ Crepes will have its food truck at Morven for lunch.

The Salon will come to a dramatic finale on the Sunday afternoon, April 2, at Luce Hall, with the performance of an acclaimed one-man play on the life of Charles Darwin, Mr. Darwin’s Tree, with British actor Andrew Harrison, followed by tea and a panel discussion on Darwin.

For questions about the event, please contact salon@ctinquiry.orgFor ticketing questions, please contact Development Associate Kimmy Kolvites at 609-924-8144 ext. 113 or kkolvites@morven.org. Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ. For more information, a full schedule, and to purchase tickets directly visit www.morven.org.

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Saturday, April 1 - Chester, Morris County
Opening Day at Cooper Grist Mill
Children Friendly Site

Visit and be amazed as you watch the massive waterwheel run the machinery to grind grain seeds into flour. Learn the Cooper Gristmill’s history and how much flour it can produce in a day. You will never look at grain or bread the same way.

The site is open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The last tour of the Gristmill begins at 3:30 pm. The suggested donation to tour the gristmill is $3/adult, $2/ senior (65+), and $1/child age 4 - 16. FREE/child under age 4, and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill members with a current membership card. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, April 1 - Chester, Morris County
Opening Day at Historic Speedwell
Children Friendly Site

Join us to kick off another season of excitement and learning at Historic Speedwell in Morristown. Have fun with family backpack activities, crafts, and a curators’ tour. The site is open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. 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, April 1  -  Morris Township, Morris County
Opening Day at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Farm Know-How on the Go: The Willows’ Ice House
Children Friendly Event and Site

Experience farm and domestic life during the early 20th century. Visit the farm animals, including horses, cows, sheep and pigs. Reserve a tour of The Willows, the mansion. If you are interested in antique cars, visit the interactive Transportation Exhibit.

On Saturday from 2:00 - 2:45 pm, discover how the ice house at Fosterfields was used before modern refrigeration. See special ice harvesting tools, move small ice blocks with giant tongs, and visit the barn to see the draft horses that can pull a sled loaded with ice.

Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); $4 for children ages 4 – 16; and $2 for children ages 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, April 1  -  Morris Township, Morris County
Explore the Farm Wagon Ride
Children Friendly Event and Site

On Saturday from 10:15 am - 12:00 noon, board the open-air wagon for a leisurely ride around Fosterfields Living Historical FarmAdmission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); $4 for children ages 4 – 16; and $2 for children ages 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, April 1 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Allaire Village's Opening Weekend & Evening Lantern Tours
Children Friendly Site

Beginning Saturday, the Historic Village at Allaire will be open 11:00 am - 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday until mid-December! Come out and explore all that the village has to offer, visit our buildings and homes, and interact with our guilds who will be demonstrating their crafts, including: blacksmithing, tinsmithing, carpentry, and more. The village Bakery and General Store will also be open during these hours. Admission is free for opening day.

There will be a special Evening Lantern Tour from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm exploring the sights and sounds of the village at night. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Tickets are $10 per person. Tours take about 90 minutes and are both indoor and outdoor, so please dress for the weather.

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, April 1 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
19th Century 'base ball' at Allaire Village
Children Friendly Event

Play ball! It's opening day! Ballplayers who follow the rules of 1864 – without fielding gloves – will begin their season on April 1st in the Historic Village at Allaire.

The home team, the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club, will face the Neshanock of Flemington, NJ, at 11:00 am. They will re-enact the way the national pastime was conducted in its early years. The sport's name was two words then.

“We make history come alive on the diamond, with our bare hands,” explained Russ McIver of Allenhurst, the team captain. “We wear long-sleeved shirts and cravats (ties). Although pitches are thrown underhand, it's a fast-paced game.”

The team is named Monmouth Furnace because the Historic Village of Allaire, in Wall Township's Allaire State Park, was an iron-making “company town” in the 1800s. Admission to the park and the opening-day game on April 1st will be free.

Vintage squads from other states consider Allaire hallowed ground. It was the spring training site for the 1898 Brooklyn major league team which later became the Dodgers. The Monmouth Furnace team is seeking a few more more volunteers to play in its games this season. Current club members are from all over New Jersey – and they range from teenagers to senior citizens. For more information, call Russ McIver at 732-859-7643 or e-mail furnace@monmouth.com.

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Saturday, April 1 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Lambing
Children Friendly

Lambs, newly hatched chicks, and baby pigs are among the dozens of new faces you will find at Howell Living History Farm these days, as well as a few colonies of bees.

Visitors to the 130-acre working farm will be able to meet these animals up close during the farm’s annual Lambing Day. Throughout the day, farmers will be present to introduce visitors to babies born this spring, as well as to other animals. Visitors to the main barn will be able to meet the farm’s workhorses and oxen. Animal visiting hours are 11:00 am - 3:00 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.

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Saturday, April 1 - Pennsville, Salem County
Pennsville Township Historical Society Guest Speaker

On Saturday, the Pennsville Township Historical Society will reopen their Farm House Museum for the 2017 season with a special guest speaker, Pennsville native son, Ritch Shydner. Rich is a captivating storyteller, stand-up comedian, and writer. He will tell stories about his new book, Kicking Through the Ashes – My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980’s Comedy Boom, and share some of his experiences in various entertainment venues.

Ritch graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School and Gettysburg College. For the past 35 years, he has worked in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer, actor, and stand-up comedian. He played Al Bundy's co-worker on “Married With Children” and had guest appearances on many other television programs including “Designing Women,” ”Roseanne,” and “The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Ritch also made many guest appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and David Letterman television shows. His television successes led to modest successes as a film actor as well.

In 2006, Ritch co-authored a book titled I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics. In 2016, he authored a book about his vast experiences – a book said to be “one hard to put down memoir.”

The public is invited to participate in what is sure to be an entertaining afternoon at PTHS’s Farm House Museum. Don’t miss this opportunity to  hear Ritch share his experiences and get a signed copy of Kicking Through the Ashes – My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980’s Comedy Boom. This is his second book and it is sure to keep you laughing out loud.

This event will be held in the Townsend Building at the Farm House property, 86 Church Landing Road, Pennsville NJ. Ritch will be speaking from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, during which period, Ritch will be available to sign his book. As a courtesy to PTHS, Ritch is offering the book at a discounted price of $20. Light refreshments will be available following the event.

The Farm House Museum will also be open for tours from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. For more information, contact Don Walton via cell phone at 856-381-2510 or by e-mail at historyofpennsville@gmail.com.

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Sunday, April 2 - Westampton, Burlington County
Emily Roebling

On Sunday at 2:00 pm, Carol Simon Levin will share the story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge. Emily possessed a profound understanding of all elements and phases of bridge construction and successfully completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband became ill.

In celebration of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey's 125th anniversary, we are commemorating the achievements of Emily Warren Roebling who became a member of the Society in 1899.

Admission is $10 per person; Friends of Peachfield admitted free of charge. Prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating. Peachfield is located at 180 Burrs Road Westampton, NJ. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 609-267-6996 or e-mail colonialdamesnj@comcast.net.

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Sunday, April 2 - West Orange, Essex County
Talk - The Glenmont Garage
Children Friendly Site

Have you ever wondered about what kind of cars Thomas Edison and his family owned and where they kept them? The Glenmont Garage will be open for viewing with a ranger there to answer questions and tell stories about Edison and his cars. See inside the Edison Portland Cement structure and learn about the various differently powered cars in there. A car pass is required to visit Glenmont and available at the Laboratory Complex visitor center.

Tickets must be purchased at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Laboratory Complex Visitor Center at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. Admission is $10.00, and includes the Glenmont Estate and the Laboratory Complex. Children under age 16 are free. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x11 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

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Sunday, April 2 - Morristown, Morris County
Peter Toth Piano Performance

Celebrated Hungarian pianist Peter Toth returns to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum auditorium for another series of performances. He’ll be playing on the park’s 1873 Steinway Grand Piano.


Hungarian pianist Peter Toth is one of the most recognized artists of his generation. He has concertized in most countries in Europe, South America, and Asia. His first released CD recording won the Grand Prize of the Hungarian Liszt Society (2006). Mr. Toth is a regular guest artist at various piano festivals and has been member of the American Liszt Society since 2011.

The performance will be held at the Museum Building, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ. It begins at 1:00 pm and will be held FREE of charge. No reservations necessary. For more information, call 973-539-2016 x 204 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

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Sunday, April 2 - South River, Middlesex County
Open House

Stop by the South River Historical & Preservation Society on Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and view exhibits on all aspects of Borough history including: schools; churches and houses of worship; local businesses and organizations; daily life; events and celebrations; and more. While you are there, see the cemetery located behind the building, ask questions, drop off donations, or exchange hometown stories with the docents. The museum is located at 64-66 Main Street, South River. For more information, visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njsrhps/museum.html.

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Sunday, April 2 - 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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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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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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Sunday, February 19 through Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Morristown, Morris County
1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences Exhibit Opening

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, Morris County Historical Society offers a provocative exhibit highlighting The Great War’s impact on Morris County. The new exhibit 1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences, displayed throughout Acorn Hall, will be available from Sunday, February 19 through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Stories of Morris County’s brave men and women during the WWI era will be complimented by authentic WWI uniforms, weaponry and militaria, period clothing, and ephemera.

Focusing on sacrifices of Morris County residents, the exhibit honors the men and women who gave their lives during the war, highlights the culture clash of women seeking recognition as equals and the right to vote, and features the tremendous advances in weaponry science credited to the work of men and women at Picatinny Arsenal and throughout Morris County.

The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, and on Sundays from 1:00- 4:00 pm. For a tour of Acorn Hall and to see the exhibit is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and Free for children under age 12 and MCHS members. To see the exhibit, only, is one half of the price of admission.

The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1946, is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Acorn Hall, an Italianate Villa, is located at 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.acornhall.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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Through September 3, 2017
Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey Exhibit
Family Friendly

How far is the distance from farm to table? For families in early New Jersey it was measured in inches. These families did not make their living “by bread alone.” They relied not only on wheat and corn, but also on bees, cows, apples, and vegetables to support themselves and their communities. The Garden State: Living off the Land in Early New Jersey explores the technology and tools, from bee smokers to cradle scythes, that farmers in 18th and 19th century New Jersey utilized in order to survive. The exhibit also features a new generation of Garden State farmers who are working to make the distance from farm to table a little bit shorter for today’s families.

This exhibit is on display through September 3, 20017 at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. Admission: Adults – $5; Students, children and adults 65+ – $3; METC members and children under 6 – FREE; Family maximum rate – $15.00. For more information, call 973-377-2982 or visit www.metc.org.

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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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