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Thursday, August 31, 2017

NJ Labor Day Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/2/17 - 9/3/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, September 2 - Morristown, Morris County
Soldier at the Huts
Children Friendly Event

Learn about the life of a common soldier during the winter encampment and see the clothing, equipment, and weapons that a soldier used as you visit the replica soldier huts of the Pennsylvania Line. Stop by the Soldier Huts from 1:30 - 3:00 pm within Jockey Hollow at Morristown National Historical Park, 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown NJ (address is approximate). This is a FREE event. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/1/17 - 9/3/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Classic Car, Lenox, Lladro, Waterford, and Collectibles
Toms River, NJ 08755
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Thursday, August 24, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/26/17 - 8/27/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, August 26 - Morristown, Morris County
The Many Faces of George Washington
Children Friendly Event

George Washington was the “poster boy” of the late 18th century. Everyone wanted a copy of his image. Learn how Washington’s image became an icon while viewing busts and paintings of Washington on a gallery tour of the museum.


This program will be held at the Washington Headquarters Museum Building, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ. This program begins at 1:30 pm. Admission to the program is included in the $7 entrance fee. No reservations necessary. For more information, call 973-539-2016 x 204 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

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Saturday, August 26 - Byram Township, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Heritage Day
Children Friendly Event

Come visit Waterloo Village between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm for a day in this historic Morris Canal town. Enjoy boat rides on the Morris Canal, Smith's Store - a furnished canal-era store with hands-on activities, blacksmithing, see the operating gristmill, seamstress shop, carpenter's shop, take guided tours of 1859 Methodist Church, the Canal Museum - with exhibits and videos, and guided walking tours of the village. Admission is free but there is a $5 per car parking fee. Waterloo Village is located at 525 Waterloo Road, Byram, NJ. For more information, call 973-292-2755 or visit www.canalsocietynj.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/25/17 - 8/27/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Vintage Dolls & Other Collectibles
North Plainfield, NJ  07060
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colonel Washington and Me

Colonel Washington and Me 
By Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr.

Colonel Washington and Me is the first story of its kind. It is the first book dedicated to the slave-master relationship that existed between George Washington and his enslaved valet, William Lee. Most biographies on Washington mention their relationship, but none has dealt exclusively with their story.

William Lee by the fire. Watercolor by Preston Hindmarch.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/19/17 - 8/20/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, August 19 - Morristown, Morris County
Remembering the Past
Children Friendly Event

Families remember their past through photographs, trophies and treasured family heirlooms. Museums recall our nation's history by preserving similar objects. Join a Park Ranger on a gallery tour and learn how a painting, a bust, a sword, and a canon can help us learn more about George Washington.

This program will be held at the Washington Headquarters Museum Building, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ. This program begins at 1:30 pm. Admission to the program is included in the $7 entrance fee. No reservations necessary. For more information, call 973-539-2016 x 204 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

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Saturday, August 19 - Ocean Grove, Monmouth County
Ocean Grove Postcard Show

The Historical Society of Ocean Grove invites you to its 26th Annual Ocean Grove Summer Postcards, Antiques, Collectibles, and Jersey Shore Memorabilia Show on Saturday at the Auditorium Pavilion and surrounding grounds directly across from the Great Auditorium. Show hours will be 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

This popular summer event is one of a number of annual fund-raising events to benefit and support the public programs and ongoing research projects of the very active Historical Society of Ocean Grove.

A variety of quality dealers will be set up to provide lots of buying opportunities for the beginning collector or the advanced collector. At this show there is always something for everyone at affordable prices. Postcard collecting is one of America's fastest growing hobbies and is, in fact, the third most popular of all hobbies trailing only stamps and coins. For more information, call 732-774-1869 or visit www.oceangrovehistory.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/18/17 - 8/20/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Lionel Trains and More!
Nutley, NJ 07110
9:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/12/17 - 8/13/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Out of State, but Close Enough!
Friday, August 11 - Saturday, August 12 - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
51st Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival
Children Friendly Event

The Goschenhoppen Historians will be hosting their annual folk festival this Friday and Saturday. Learn about the Antes Plantation on Friday between 12:00 noon and 8:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Enjoy the authentic interpretation of the Pennsylvania German folk culture. Become a part of and learn the traditions, skills and trades of the Pennsylvania Germans. Eat some old fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch foods and listen to the folk music as well at this family oriented event! The Henry Antes Plantation is located at 318 Colonial Road, Perkiomenville, PA. For more information, visit http://goschenhoppenevents.com.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/11/17 - 8/13/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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5,000 Books, a Carriage, and A LOT More!
Morristown, NJ 07960
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/5/17 - 8/6/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
Want to submit an event? Use our event submission form.


Saturday, August 5 - Morristown, Morris County
Soldier at the Huts
Children Friendly Event

Learn about the life of a common soldier during the winter encampment and see the clothing, equipment, and weapons that a soldier used as you visit the replica soldier huts of the Pennsylvania Line. Stop by the Soldier Huts from 1:30 - 3:30 pm within Jockey Hollow at Morristown National Historical Park, 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown NJ (address is approximate). This is a FREE event. For more information, call 973-543-4030 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/4/17 - 8/6/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
Click on each link for more information on the estate sale!
Find something neat at an estate sale? Let us know!
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Antique Toys
Pennsauken, NJ  08110
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday