Thursday, April 13, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/15/17 - 4/16/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, April 15 - Mount Tabor, Morris County
"Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire"

On Saturday, attend "Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire," at the Bethel in Trinity Park, Mount Tabor. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the program starts at 7:30 pm. Accredited actress Michele  LaRue, in period costume, will portray a fictional speaker in this witty, satiric monologue written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenny Howe in 1912.

Many women fought against the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes, and less logic than the fictional speaker. "Women suffrage is the reform against nature," declares Howe's unlikely, but irresistibly likable heroine. Reviewers have called this production "wicked" in its wit, and have labeled Michele LaRue's performance "side-splitting."

LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of shows by turn-of-the-previous-century American writers. The production is directed by Warren Kliewer for New Jersey's The East Lynne Co., which he founded in 1980 to revive American plays and literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Invite your friends and neighbors for this treat provided by funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This program is co-sponsored by the Mount Tabor branch of the Parsippany library. 

Park at the post office at 26 Simpson Avenue, Mount Tabor, NJ and walk up the pedestrian path to the Bethel. For information, call 973-625-8548.

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Saturday, April 15 - West Orange, Essex County
Thomas Edison National Historical Park Fee Free
Children Friendly Site

Have you ever wanted to visit Thomas Edison's West Orange Laboratory and home, Glenmont? Admission to Thomas Edison National Historical Park is waived the weekend of April 15 - 16 in honor of National Park Week. Passes for Glenmont must be picked up at the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x11 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

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Saturday, April 15 - Morristown, Morris County
Big/Little Blacksmithing
Children Friendly Program

Junior Blacksmiths and their grownups are invited to attend this hands-on class. Led by Billy Barret, of Bill Barret Custom Knives, learn the basics of blacksmithing at Historic Speedwell. The class runs from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Cost: $30 per pair. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 973-285-6537 or e-mail mmcfarlane@morrisparks.netHistoric 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 15  -  Morris Township, Morris County
Hands-On Tools!
Children Friendly Event and Site

On Saturday at Fosterfield's Living Historical Farm, peruse and use a variety of hand tools and equipment that were important to farm technology of yesteryear from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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 15 - Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County
Swackhammer Cemetery Cleanup
Family Friendly

On Saturday beginning at 9:00 am, The Friends of Old Swack Church and cemetery in Lebanon Township are sponsoring a cleanup of the grounds. Originally built in 1844, the church closed in 1894 and the grounds became neglected, abandoned, and overgrown for years. Beginning in early 2013, the Friends of Old Swackhammer Church have been cleaning the grounds. This cleanup will involve weed whacking, raking, cutting down the tree saplings, and putting down weed killer. The Old Swackhammer Church and Cemetery is located at 108 Anthony Road, Lebanon, NJ. Park along the road. Please bring weed whackers, rakes, shovels, gloves, clippers, and any other tools that you think may be helpful in clearing the grounds. Tell your friends and family about this opportunity to preserve a New Jersey historic site!

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Saturday, April 15 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Allaire Village's Easter Egg Hunt
Children Friendly Site

Celebrate Easter at Allaire Village! On Saturday, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, join us for an Allaire Village Easter Egg Hunt! There are over 10,000 eggs in the village! Hunts are divided into age groups: 0-2 (with an assisting adult), 3-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, and special needs. A hunt takes place every 15 minutes and hunts are continuous throughout the day from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.

The Easter Egg Hunt is $6 per person, children under age 3 admitted free! Pre-registration is highly recommended; all members of your party must have tickets, not only the children participating in the hunt. Children under 3 years old are free. Tickets are available below or over the phone at 732-919-3500. Tickets will be reserved under your name and can be picked up upon your arrival. Registration and pre-registration check in takes place in the Visitor Center beginning at 11:00 am. Egg hunt times are assigned upon your arrival.

Other activities include:
* Story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog
* Visits from the Easter Bunny continuously from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
* Bonnet Parade and Contest begins at 3:00 pm in front of the General Store.
* Guess how many jellybeans are in the jar! If you guess them correctly, you get to take the jar home! Jar is located in the bakery.
* Historic Building are open for tour and craft demonstrations from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
* Face painting and balloon animals continuous from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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 15 - Trenton, Mercer County
Rustic Regional Windsor Chairs

The 1719 William Trent House Museum welcomes back author and lecturer David Bosted. David's lecture on Saturday at 1:00 pm will give the audience an introduction to 17th, 18th and early 19th century chairs, focusing specifically on Windsor chairs.

David Bosted served as the curator of the recent exhibit on Rustic Regional Windsor Chairs and the Centennial of the Windsor Chair Revival 1917-2017 at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. He also set up the 1998 exhibit on Windsor Chairs at the 1719 William Trent House. The Trent House exhibit included a splendid talk by Nancy Goyne Evans of Wintertour Museum, the doyenne of Windsor Chairs and author of American Windsor Chairs, the definitive reference on the topic. 

Before retiring, David worked as an attorney and urban planner. He served as a Deputy Attorney General in New Jersey and as Acting Attorney General of the Federated States of Micronesia, a vast island nation in the equatorial Western Pacific.

There will also be a brief introduction to our own historic furniture collection. While of a different time period than Windsor chairs, the Trent House Collection contains several pieces of William and Mary furniture, all of which are on display within the museum. Come on a tour to see all of these beautiful pieces arranged within the early 18th century setting of the William Trent House. 

Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Complimentary light refreshments and tours of the museum will be available as part of the admission to the program. The presentation will held in the Visitor Center, which is handicapped accessible. Ample free parking. The Trent House Museum is located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, NJ adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. For more information, call 609-989-0087 or visit www.williamtrenthouse.org.

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Saturday, April 15 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Egg Collecting & Grading
Children Friendly

On Saturday, Howell Living History Farm will open its henhouse to children and other visitors who want to meet newly hatched chicks, collect eggs from nest boxes, and learn how to candle and grade eggs.

There is no charge to participate, but collectors will have the option of "paying" for their eggs by helping farmers grind feed.

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 15 - Whippany, Morris County
Easter Bunny Express
Children Friendly

New Jersey's Original Easter Bunny Express celebrates its 25th continuous year of operation in 2017. Celebrate the return of spring and the Easter holidays with a ride on the Whippany Railway Museum's Easter Bunny Express. Our Special Easter Train Ride ensures a fun outing for the kids...and the entire family.

During each excursion, the Easter Bunny makes his way through the train and visits with the children onboard. The Bunny's helpers follow along, giving the kids a special Easter gift. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with the Easter Bunny, so they can always remember their day onboard the train! Our kid-friendly hobos and clowns will also be on each train to entertain the children with tricks and jokes.

The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return is a thrill for the children as they enjoy what for many will be their very first train ride...and they can also learn about and experience the history of New Jersey's rich railroad and transportation heritage. Riders will have time onboard the train to enjoy the spring weather and the excitement during the ride.

The Whippany Railway Museum's Easter train is the original excursion of its type in the North Jersey area - since 1992 our Easter Trains have been complete sell-outs, and seeing the excited faces of the children as they climb aboard the train ensures an afternoon of family fun. Passengers can combine the thrill of riding our Springtime Streamliner along with touring the museum site, with its outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, operating model train layouts and vintage farm tractors.

In addition to the regular coaches that make up the train, make your day Extra Special by purchasing limited tickets for a nostalgic Easter ride aboard the museum's elegant 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) 'Club Car' Jersey Coast. The car has the look and feel of a private club with individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and period ceiling fans. The Jersey Coast, recalls the 1930s when the CNJ operated its deluxe coach train, The Blue Comet, between Jersey City and Atlantic City, NJ. The striking, authentic exterior paint scheme of cream and blue reminds one of a comet streaking through space. It is the only car of its type operating in New Jersey.

So round up your family and friends and climb aboard for some great Easter fun and laughter! Ordering tickets is fast and easy! Trains depart at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm each day, rain, snow, or shine. The Whippany Railroad is located at 1 Railroad Plaza, at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road in Whippany, NJ. Train fare: Adults: $14.00, Children (under 12): $9.00, Infants (1 year and under): Free. 

The Museum building will be open from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm each day of operation. Admission of $0.50 for children and $1.00 for adults (separate from train ride fare and payable at the door) supports the continued maintenance and restoration of the historic Museum building, grounds, and exhibit collection.

To order tickets and for more information, visit www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net or call 973-887-8177. The Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Operating Heritage Railroad that is staffed by volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the train rides further enhance the Museum's mission and its historic preservation efforts.

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Sunday, April 16 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Easter Sunrise Service at Allaire
Family Friendly

On Sunday at 6:00 am, Allaire Village, Inc. will be co-sponsoring an Easter Sunrise Service at the Allaire Chapel. The service will be held in the Historic Village Chapel. Admission is free (donations gladly accepted). The service will be co-sponsored by Rev. Steven Kengeter of the Pierce Memorial Presbyterian Church. This service is presented free of charge by Allaire Village Incorporated and the Churches of the Farmingdale-Howell Council of Churches. All are welcome to attend the service. This wonderful non-denominational service is the perfect event for the whole family.  Watch the sunrise over the forest as you celebrate the season.

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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Sunday, April 16 - 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.

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park Laboratory Complex Visitor Center is located at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. Admission to Thomas Edison National Historical Park is waived  the weekend of April 15-16 in honor of National Park Week. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x11 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

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Other sites open Easter Weekend:

*The New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium will be open on Saturday ONLY from 9:00 am - 4:45 pm. The museum is located at 205 State Street, Trenton, NJ. Suggested donation $5. For more information, call 609-292-6300 or visit www.state.nj.us/state/museum.

*The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ is open for tours on Saturday ONLY from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. Explore the Log House at Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s rustic country estate and a National Historic Landmark. Largely restored to its 1910 - 1917 appearance. The Log House at Craftsman Farms is the only home Stickley designed and built for his own use. Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $4 Children (up to age 12), and free for members, and children age two and under. Craftsman Farms is located at 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains, NJ. For more information, call 973-540-1165 or visit www.stickleymuseum.org.

*Battleship New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey is open for public tours on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Explore America's most decorated Battleship. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded. Battleship New Jersey is located at 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ. For more information, call 866-877-6262 or 856-966-1652 or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

*Ringwood Manor in Ringwood State Park is open for public tours on Saturday and Sunday, starting every hour from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, with the exception of the 12:00 noon hour. Adults $3; Children ages 6-12 $1; Children ages 5 and under are free. Ringwood Manor is located at 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ. For more information, call 973-962-7031 ext. 0 or visit www.ringwoodmanor.org.

*The Cape May Lighthouse will be open Saturday and Sunday. 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May, NJ. Open 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission: $8 for adults; $3 for children (ages 3-12). For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.

*The Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City will be open from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. For more information, call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.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 - Madison, Morris County
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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