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Thursday, October 19, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/21/17 - 10/22/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, October 20 - 21 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Haunted Hayride at Allaire Village
Children Friendly

Historic Allaire Village, presents Halloween Hayrides on Friday, and Saturday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. The Halloween Hayride starts in front of the General Store and enters the foreboding woods for a trip into Halloween horror. Hayrides are approximately twenty minutes in length and wagons leave every fifteen minutes from the General Store. If you make it through the Hayride alive, take a stroll through our Haunted Village. Scary story-telling will be held in the Carriage House and special Halloween performances will be held in the Allaire Mansion. All are welcome...if you dare! Stop by the Allaire Bakery for hot cider and spooky snacks or visit the General Store and Museum Gift Shop for limited edition Halloween souvenirs and merchandise.

The cost for the hayride is $10 for child under 12 and $15 for adults. Tickets are limited so advance purchase is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Tickets are for sale by calling 732-919-3500 - please have your credit card ready. You can also purchase tickets at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/20/17 - 10/22/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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High-End Antiques
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Edison Portland Cement Plant

Edison Portland Cement Plant
Written by Anonymous

On a cool fall afternoon I ventured out to check on rumors of Thomas Edison’s historic concrete plant in western New Jersey. The location is not a place you might suspect had a great historical significance, as from the street it is very unassuming. No signage to designate this place had any cultural significance at all, which is disappointing in itself. Only did the building near the front entrance give away its elderly age, with 1906 stamped into the concrete fa├žade. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/14/17 - 10/15/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday - Saturday, October 13 - 14 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
The Chilling Re-Telling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Allaire Village is presenting a dramatic rendition of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"written by Washington Irving and performed by Neill Hartley. The performance takes place in the Allaire Village Chapel on Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 pm.

In an exciting performance, Neill Hartley, brings to life the tale of the Headless Horseman, within the candle-lit Allaire Village Chapel. You will be transported back to a time before television, radio, CDs, and electricity. The seating is limited to 100 for each performance, so advanced purchase is recommended. Only ticket-holders will be admitted to the performances. Ticket cost is $20 per person. To purchase tickets or for information, call 732-919-3500 and have your credit card ready. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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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Friday - Saturday, October 13 - 14 - Perth Amboy, Middlesex County
Ghosts of Proprietary House

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/13/17 - 10/15/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Antique Furniture
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday

Monday, October 9, 2017

"Gems of South Orange" House Tour - October 14, 2017

"Gems of South Orange" House Tour
Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Village of South Orange has long been known for its diverse stock of attractive residences lining peaceful, leafy streets. From 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on October 14, 2017, an estimated 600 visitors will view the interiors and exteriors, collections, and landscaping of eight astounding private homes that they could previously admire only from afar.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/7/17 - 10/8/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, October 6 - 7 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
The Chilling Re-Telling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Allaire Village is presenting a dramatic rendition of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"written by Washington Irving and performed by Neill Hartley. The performance takes place in the Allaire Village Chapel on Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 pm.

In an exciting performance, Neill Hartley, brings to life the tale of the Headless Horseman, within the candle-lit Allaire Village Chapel. You will be transported back to a time before television, radio, CDs, and electricity. The seating is limited to 100 for each performance, so advanced purchase is recommended. Only ticket-holders will be admitted to the performances. Ticket cost is $20 per person. To purchase tickets or for information, call 732-919-3500 and have your credit card ready. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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, October 7 - Princeton, Mercer County
Princeton University Walking Tour

This popular tour explores the phenomenal architecture on the Princeton University campus, dating from 1756 to the present. Buildings on this two mile walk include the Georgian-style Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the brand-new Princeton Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility.

Admission: $10 per person. Tour begins at Palmer Square's Tiger Park, Princeton, NJ at 10:00 am and ends at 12:30 pm. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/6/17 - 10/8/17

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Vintage Barbies
Union, NJ 07083
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

An Afternoon at the Archives - October 7, 2017

An Afternoon at the Archives
Saturday, October 7, 2017