Thursday, October 26, 2017

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/28/17 - 10/29/17

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday - Saturday, October 27 - 28 - 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.
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Friday - Saturday, October 27 - 28 - Piscataway, Middlesex County
A Halloween Celebration
Children Friendly



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Saturday, October 28 - Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse Hosts Haunted Tours

Do you want to discover if Absecon Lighthouse is home to ghostly keepers that still watch over the shore in Atlantic City? Did the Jersey Devil pay a visit in 1909? Come visit the Absecon Lighthouse to hear the true ghost stories that prompted SyFy's TV Show "Ghost Hunters" to feature the lighthouse!

The New Jersey Researchers of Paranormal Evidence (NJ ROPE) will be on property to help you hunt for ghosts. Plus, hear and see their eerie recordings & video taken during previous paranormal investigations. Guided tours of our grounds and tower will let you explore our rich history and experience some spooky tales. Beer, wine & refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required; call 609-449-1360. Tour times are 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 pm, and include a tower climb. Tickets are $20.00 and must be reserved.

Since The Inlet Public Private Association renovated the lighthouse tower, rebuilt the Keeper's Cottage and re-opened to visitors, several staff and volunteers have shared stories of being alone on the property but hearing footsteps and voices, smelling smoke, and even seeing a few ghostly apparitions. Now is your chance to experience the Absecon Lighthouse as you've never experienced it before!

Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 So. Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City. It is open to visitors Thursdays through Mondays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.

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Saturday, October 28 - Union Township, Union County
Pumpkin Patch Day
Children Friendly Event

Join Liberty Hall for their annual Pumpkin Patch Day - a fall tradition for so many families that offers a variety of fall activities appropriate for all ages in a single, convenient day trip!

In addition to pumpkin picking, carving and painting, children will experience a good old-fashioned hayride and make Halloween crafts. There is an additional charge for pumpkins, and lunch will be available for purchase from a vendor.

An all-day event, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission is $12 for children and $8 for adults, and children under 3 are free. Reservations are not required but are suggested. To reserve online, visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall. Liberty Hall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ. For more information, call 908-527-0400, e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu, or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.

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Saturday, October 28 - Chester, Morris County
A Miller's Halloween
Children Friendly Event

On Saturday, enjoy spooky storytelling at 1:00 and 2:30 pm at the Cooper Grist Mill in Chester. Come in costume, and create corn husk dolls and play old-time games. Tour the gristmill and look for surprises around every corner. Cost: FREE but donations appreciated. 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, October 28 - Sussex, Sussex County
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Children Friendly Event

Join the Friends of High Point State Park for a demonstration of open hearth cooking on the Interpretive Center fireplace. Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests and the air will be filled with the aromas of pumpkin and apple. Enjoy a sample tasting of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside. This program will run from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Admission is FREE. A donation of $5 or more per family is appreciated. To get to High Point State Park, take Route 23 approximately 7 miles north of the town of Sussex, NJ or 4 miles south of Port Jervis, NY. Both the park office and the main entrance to the park on located on Route 23. For more information, visit http://friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

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Saturday, October 28 - Haddonfield, Camden County
Neil Hartley as Ichabod Crane



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Saturday, October 28 -  Morris Township, Morris County
Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at the Willows
Children Friendly Event and Site

On Saturday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, during a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era. Assist the maid with household chores and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning stove. Two tours times available: 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:00 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, October 28 -  Morris Township, Morris County
Potions and Elixirs-Myths Dispelled
Children Friendly Event and Site

This entertaining seasonal program explores 19th century medical practices and the use of potions and elixirs to treat disease and will be held at Historic Speedwell from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission: $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4. Historic Speedwell is located at 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-285-6550 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, October 28 - Morristown, Morris County
Many Dreadful Tales
Children Friendly Site

On Saturday from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, enter the Vail House to hear tales both old and new in a particularly atmospheric setting. A costumed interpreter regales you with horror stories from the Victorian period while, across the hall, a museum staff fills your ears with reports of modern day instances of things going ‘bump’ in the night at museums all over the country. 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, October 28 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to take a step back in time to watch a 19th century woodworking demonstration where you can see how hand tools were used in woodworking. This free event runs from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

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Saturday, October 28 - Burlington, Burlington County
Harvest Fest
Children Friendly Event & Site

Explore autumn harvest traditions at the Burlington County Historical Society on Saturday, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm! Bob for apples, paint a pumpkin, make crafts and more! Stuff your own scarecrow - you bring the clothes, we supply the hay - and meet the Jersey Devil. Don't forget to wear your costume! Apple and pumpkin donations generously provided by Flying Feather Farm, Russo's Fruit and Vegetable Farm, Byrne Farm Market and Bauma's Market. The cost is $5 per child. Accompanying adults and children under 2 are free. Program location is at the Corson Poley Center at the Burlington County Historical Society. Entrances are located at 457 High Street and 454 Lawrence Street, Burlington, NJ 08016. For more information and to RSVP, call 609-386-4773 x1 or e-mail burlcohistsocprograms@verizon.net.

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Saturday, October 28 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Corn Harvest
Children Friendly Event & Site

A classic scene from America's past will be recreated at Howell Living History Farm when the fields of ripening corn are cut and shocked against a landscape of early fall colors.

Visitors can join in the work and fun from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, helping farmers harvest corn in the fields, shell and grind corn, and taste cornbread.

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, October 28 - Cape May, Cape May County
Phantoms of the Physick Estate - The Mourning Hours

Step into the 19th century where mourning rituals mixed superstition with necessity. Experience the unexpected on this 30-minute guided tour through the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, appropriate for all ages on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.Admission: $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). The Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday, October 28 - Cape May, Cape May County
Tea & Confessions - The Bride of Frankenstein Married With Children

Frankenstein's monster has taken a bride, and she's coming to afternoon tea. Meet "The Bride of Frankenstein" and hear her story over afternoon tea at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ on Saturday at 2:30 pm. $30 per person. Reservations necessary. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday, October 28 - Cape May, Cape May County
Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour

A trolley tour through parts of West Cape May to the Cape May Lighthouse, with tales of ghostly activity throughout. Participants will be met at the Lighthouse by a costumed Keeper who will relate a ghostly tale inside the Lighthouse with time available to climb. The tour begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Tour departs at 8:00 pm. Admission: $22 for adults and $14 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Sunday, October 29 - Freehold, Monmouth County
Preview Reception for MCHA’s Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers

Monmouth County Historical Association will host a preview reception for its newest exhibition, Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers on Sunday at the Museum at 70 Court Street from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. A short program will take place at 1:45 pm. The reception is open to the public at no charge and refreshments will be served.

The exhibition opens 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 the area, using their own words, photographs, and artifacts. The Monmouth County Historical Association began its efforts to document Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the County with an eye toward this major exhibition nearly a year ago. MCHA reached out to the public in order to collect photographs and artifacts and to begin conducting oral history interviews allowing all interested parties to recall the storm in their own words. In short, Tracking Sandy will remind visitors that after five years not everyone has rebuilt, nor has everyone been made whole, nor can anyone be sure what Sandy means going forward. Five years later, we as a County are still Tracking Sandy, and hoping that lessons learned in her aftermath can help us in the future.

"After altering the lives of so many people and communities in such a dramatic way, Sandy deserved MCHA’s immediate attention." expressed MCHA President Linda Bricker. "It is a story that will be of great interest to future generations and which should be documented while those impacted can relate personal experiences.”

The exhibition includes oral histories presented on listening devices, interactive activities, artifacts, internet and print resources, and preparedness education. MCHA would like to acknowledge Guest Curator, Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University, and the generous assistance of many institutions and individuals in the preparation of this show.

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898. MCHA’s Museum and Library & Archives are located at 70 Court Street in Freehold, NJ. Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Library & Archives are open Wednesdays through Saturdays. MCHA maintains five Historic Houses Museums throughout the county which are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from May 1 through September 30. For more information, call 732-462-1466 or visit www.monmouthhistory.org.

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Sunday, October 29 - Montclair, Essex County
Rosedale Cemetery Tour

Founded over 150 years ago, Rosedale Cemetery marked the beginning of a new movement in how America took care of its deceased. We'll talk about grave imagery as well as the people who are buried in the oldest section of the cemetery. Led by Executive Director, Jane Eliasof, and Manager of Audience Engagement, Angelica Diggs. Admission is $10/person, registration required to 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. The tour will begin at the Rosedale Chapel for a brief introduction at 408 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking on site and driving to distant parts of the cemetery. Tour is from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and will require about 2 miles of walking. For more information, visit www.montclairhistory.org.

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Sunday, October 29 - Morris Township, Morris County
The Time to Mourn
Children Friendly Site

On Sunday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm at 1:00 and 2:00 pm, tour the Foster family home, The Willows, to explore the unique death and mourning traditions of the Victorian period. Customs, now considered strange, influenced loved ones for months and years after the deceased had passed.

Admission: $6 per adult, $5 per senior (65+), $4 per child age 4 - 16, $2 per child age 2 & 3. FREE per child under age 2. Friends members are half price 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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Sunday, October 29 - Morris Township, Morris County
Historic Halloween Happenings

On Sunday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm from 1:00 - 3:30 pm, play special Halloween games, decorate cookies, and try on old-fashion costumes. At 3:30 pm, take a guided walk to see how many pumpkins are hiding in the nearby woods. Afterward, board the open-air wagon for a ride to the Visitors Center.

Admission: $6 per adult, $5 per senior (65+), $4 per child age 4 - 16, $2 per child age 2 & 3. FREE per child under age 2. Friends members are half price 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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Sunday, October 29 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
19th Century All Hallow’s Eve at Allaire Village
Children Friendly Event & Site

What IS the origin of the Jack O'Lantern? Why do we trick or treat? Ever wonder what makes Halloween "Halloween?" Come out to the Historic Village at Allaire's Annual 19th-century All Hallows' Eve. Find out all about the early traditions that make up Halloween today!

The Village will be open from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 for children under 6 years. There will be pumpkin picking (limited quantity), horse and wagon rides, historic games, storytelling, and a costume parade and contest for children 12 years and younger. Horse and Wagon rides are an additional $7 per adult and $5 per child. Tractor rides are an additional $4 per adult and $2 per child.

Allaire Village, Incorporated is licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate the 40-acre, Historic Village at Allaire, the site of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830s. Allaire Village, Inc. receives no state funding towards the educational programming presented throughout the year, but is strongly supported through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising events, and patronage of their retail stores. 

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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Sunday, October 29 - Basking Ridge, Somerset County
Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge

Join us on a seasonal fall classic. The Haunted Tour of Basking Ridge Village. Hear tales about the Lady of the Swamp, the Express Train to Hell, the War Ghosts, Not an ordinary house, the Secret Room, and of course, a trip to the cemetery. Join us as our historic Witch of Basking Ridge entertains with tales that have held the test of time. Two tour times are available. Non-member tickets are $10 each. Tickets are free for 1 member and 1 guest. Event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are first come / first serve and are non-refundable but can be transferred. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here.

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Sunday, October 29- West Orange, Essex County
Harry's Magical Invention Bag
Children Friendly Event

Learn about invention and the important role Edison played in taking invention from a cottage/hobby activity to a full commercial activity - practiced by all major corporations. Hear Harry Roman, a Thomas Edison National Historical Park volunteer, retired engineer, as well as inventor and patent holder, as he discusses the major role NJ plays in the national invention scene-and all the great inventions NJ inventors have brought into our world.

The program, held from 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 3:00 - 4:00 pm, is included with regular admission. 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, October 29 - 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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Sunday, October 29 West Milford, Passaic County
WWI Women's Emergency Service Corps

On Sunday at 1:30 pm, the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society will present "WWI Women's Emergency Service Corps." The corps was organized by Candice Hewitt, granddaughter of Peter Cooper. They trained at Camp Hewitt on her father's estate in Ringwood. The presenter is Vivian Davis of the Bronx Historical Society. The program will be presented at the Long Pond Ironworks Visitor Center, Greenwood Lake Turnpike (Rt. 511) in West Milford, Passaic County, NJ. It is within Long Pond Ironworks State Park.

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Sunday, October 29 - Hackensack, Bergen County
35th Annual Toy Soldier Show & Sale
Children Friendly Event

On Sunday, attend the 35th Annual East Coast Toy Soldier Show and Sale - the largest and best attended Toy Soldier Show on the East Coast. It is the largest show of its kind with over 300 exhibitor tables. Find millions of antique and collectible toy soldiers, military miniatures, gaming figures, railroad, Christmas, zoo, farm, diecast, G.I. Joe and action figures, militaria, and antique and collectible toys. This will be the fourth year of the Hess Toy Truck "Meet and Greet." Historical reenactors will also be on-site.

The show is held from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Rothman Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ. Parking is free. Admission: $7.00 per adult and children under 12 are free. The show is sponsored by Vintage Castings. For more information, call 973-831-8900 or visit www.eastcoasttoysoldiershow.com.

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Sunday, October 29 - Walpack, Sussex County
Walpack Historical Society Hikes to the Richard Layton Farm

 On Sunday at 11:00 am, the Walpack Historical Society will lead a hike to the circa 1812 Richard Layton Farm. In addition to the house itself, there are numerous outbuildings and barns to see. In the interest of safety, visitors may view the exterior of the structures only. Hikers will be met by John Spooner, former resident who will share his memories of the property he knew as a young boy. This is a modest hike, approximately 2 miles round trip.

Wear sturdy hiking boots and use tick repellent. Hikers will gather at the Rosenkrans Museum, Walpack Center, Sussex County, NJ within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at 11:00 am. They will carpool to the start of the hike as parking is limited. For information, call 973-948-4903 or visit www.walpackhistory.org.

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1st and 3rd Saturdays through November 2017 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Architectural Walking Tours



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Through Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Morristown, Morris County
The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris County, 1876 - 1976

Morris County Historical Society will feature the many contributions Morris County doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and veterinarians have made to the field of medicine at both the local and global levels at its upcoming exhibit, "The Cutting Edge: Medicine in Morris County, 1876-1976." The exhibit will open on Sunday, September 10 and run through Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Morris County is a hub of innovation in the medical field. The "Grandfather of the Epidural," James Leonard Corning, MD, lived at Acorn Hall, now the MCHS headquarters; the country's first Doctor of Veterinary Medicine was born in Mount Olive; the biggest studies disproving the benefits of lobotomies took place at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital; and the Right-to-Die controversy first made national headlines through the case of Karen Ann Quinlan in the 1970s and 1980s.

Morris County also is home to The Seeing Eye, Bayer's North American Headquarters, and Morristown Medical Center, a nationally-ranked hospital in the fields of cardiology and orthopedics.

The exhibit will honor the 125th anniversary of Morristown Medical Center, include stories and photos of and objects from Greystone Park never before exhibited, and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the burning of the original All Souls' Hospital. It also will explore the history of The Seeing Eye, right-to-die cases, veterinarian medicine, local pharmaceutical giants, impact of diseases, such as tuberculosis and Spanish Flu, and notable medical professionals who treated Morris County residents.

A formal Exhibit Opening will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm. Morris County Historical Society is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members. For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.MorrisCountyHistory.org.

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Through June 2018 - Ocean Township, Monmouth County
New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War I 

Bringing World War One Home
Though overshadowed by its sequel, World War One had profound and lasting effects on politics, social order, and individual lives. “New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War One,” the exhibit opening to the public at the Eden Woolley House, Sunday, June 25, sets out to make that case—with particular emphasis on the people and happenings of our state.

The Big Picture
The Great War reshaped the world. The U.S. emerged a world power. The seeds were sown for the rise of fascism and the spread of communism. Middle Eastern national boundaries were redrawn, fueling ethnic conflicts that continue to threaten.

At home, the scope and power of the U.S. government grew. A national army took over state militias. National security clashed with civil rights. Ethnic tensions grew--as did opposing organizations that either fed or defended against them. Women entered the work force in unprecedented numbers—and developed a irreversible taste for independence.

New Jersey’s Role
New Jersey was an industrial powerhouse that supplied the Allies even before we entered the war—and for that drew the attention of saboteurs. Once in the war, we boosted our manufacturing output. The army built facilities here that played major roles in the war effort, including Camps Dix, Merritt (a major embarkation base), and Vail (later Fort Monmouth).

New Jersey supplied two high-profile figures of the war era, most notably, the President himself. Wilson was a former New Jersey governor who ran his presidential campaigns from right here in Monmouth County. His nemesis during the war years, Alice Paul, was a militant suffragist from Burlington County who labelled the president “Kaiser Wilson.” Her White House picketing and arrest drew national attention and in large part led Wilson to reverse his opposition to the 19th Amendment.

One Man’s Story 
Behind the headlines are the stories of people. The exhibit tells, among others, of Joe Marino (born Giuseppe Maranaccio). Joe ended up in Asbury Park, U.S. citizen, father of four, and owner of Marino’s Bar on Main St. But he started life in Accadia, Italy. 

Italy, originally allied with Germany, remained neutral at the onset of war, then sided with the Allies. Nearly 6 million Italians served—including a teenaged Joe Marino. He was captured and imprisoned for years in Austria. Near the end of the war, he escaped and walked under cover of  darkness the hundreds of miles back to his village. His sweetheart, assuming him dead, had married. Heartbroken, Joe moved to Rome where he worked three years to save the money to immigrate to the states.

This exhibit runs through June 2018. 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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Some event listings courtesy of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey

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