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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sale: 6/16/17 - 6/18/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Star Trek TOS Collectibles
Raritan, NJ 08869
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday

“Land, Faith and Slaves: The shared heritage of the Hardenbergh family, Rutgers University, and the Dutch Reformed Church” - June 17, 2017

“Land, Faith and Slaves: The shared heritage of the Hardenbergh family, Rutgers University, and the Dutch Reformed Church” 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

On Saturday, June 17, at 2:30 pm at the Old Dutch Parsonage, speakers from Rutgers University and Rutgers Theological Seminary will explore the slave-holding history of Rutgers’ founders.

The Rev. Jacob Hardenbergh, principal founder of Rutgers University, was an outspoken proponent of American freedom. Yet he was also a slave owner, for slavery pervaded the social and religious world in which he lived. Join archivists and faculty from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and Rutgers University as they explore the connections between the Hardenbergh family of New York and New Jersey and the great African American abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, at one time their slave; the stories of other early slave-holding leaders of Rutgers College, and the history of Rutgers and Dutch Reformed circles during the Revolutionary War and the early years of the American Republic.

1751 Old Dutch Parsonage historic site.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/10/17 - 6/11/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, June 10 - Mount Laurel, Burlington County
Tour Paulsdale

Paulsdale is open to the public for Second Saturday Tours at 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Paulsdale is the birthplace of Quaker suffragist Alice Paul. Tours include a 15-minute presentation about Alice Paul's life and work and a guided tour of the first floor of the property where visitors learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house and its present day use as a girl's leadership center. Tours are $5.00 per person.

Paulsdale is located at 128 Hooton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ. For information about group tours or future tour dates, contact the Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885, e-mail info@alicepaul.org, or visit www.alicepaul.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/9/17 - 6/11/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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One Day Sale on a Farm
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday

Thursday, June 1, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/3/17 - 6/4/17

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Saturday, June 3 - Haddonfield, Camden County
Revolutionary War Skirmish in Haddonfield
Children Friendly Event

Red Coats and rebels will face off once again when the American Revolution returns to South Jersey for the fourth annual "Skirmish on Kings Highway" on Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The event will mark the 239th anniversary of the British encampment in Haddonfield. Revolutionary reenactors - the Second Pennsylvania Regiment - will gather at the Indian King Tavern Museum beginning at 10:00 am. Around 1:00 pm, the Red Coats from the First Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers will march down Kings Highway.

When the two groups meet, the skirmish will begin, with the future of the colonies at stake. The fight will last about 30 minutes, and there will be space for people to watch along the street, which will be closed to traffic. Afterward, children will have a chance to march down the street with wooden muskets. Tours of the museum will be held throughout the day.

The Indian King Tavern Museum is located at 233 Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ. For more information, call 856-429-6792 or visit www.indiankingfriends.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/2/17 - 6/4/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antiques Galore
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday & Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday