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Thursday, May 26, 2022

NJ Memorial Day Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/28/22 - 5/30/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, May 28 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Embroidery Demonstration
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and view the lost art of applying decorative designs with a needle and thread. Be inspired by the various stitches and embellishments to create a beautiful piece of clothing or decoration for the home. This free events run from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 5/27/22 - 5/29/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/21/22 - 5/22/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, May 21 Holmdel, Monmouth County
Vintage Base Ball - Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club

Enjoy an afternoon in Holmdel Park and see how one of America’s favorite pastimes started. The Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club (formerly known as the Bog Iron Boys) will be playing vintage base ball, using rules from the 19th century. Players will be dressed in uniforms appropriate to the time period, and the style and terms of the 19th century are used during the game. This free event runs from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.

This event takes place in Holmdel Park, near Historic Longstreet Farm which 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, May 14 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration & Piano Ballads from the Turn of the Century
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop by the out kitchen to see what’s cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. This free events run from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

From 1:00 noon - 3:00 pm, tap your feet, dance a one-step, or sing-along to popular turn-of-the-19th-century ballads as they are played on our farmhouse piano.  

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 5/20/22 - 5/22/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/14/22 - 5/15/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, May 14 - South Bound Brook, Somerset County
NJ Paranormal Investigations - Abraham Staats House

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 5/13/22 - 5/15/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/7/22 - 5/8/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Sunday, May 7 - Morristown, Morris County
National Public Gardens Day
Family Friendly Event

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day in Macculloch Hall Historical Museum's historic garden! Special presentations, nature scavenger hunts, and art activities in the garden. At 1:30 pm see The Raptor Trust's Fantastic Falcons. This FREE event will be held rain or shine and will be held from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more information, visit www.maccullochhall.org.

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Saturday, May 7 - Absecon, Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse Spring Festival

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 5/6/22 - 5/8/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/23/22 - 4/24/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, April 23 - Westfield, Union County
Sheep to Shawl Festival
Children Friendly

Join us as we kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the Miller-Cory House Museum with our Sheep to Shawl Festival. Held on our historic grounds, the festival includes sheep shearing demonstrated by a master shearer using hand shears as was done in early America. Museum docents in period costume will also be demonstrating wool-related period crafts including spinning, weaving, and knitting. 18th century farm tasks such as wash day and soap making will also be demonstrated and our cooks will showcase eighteenth-century colonial cuisine with authentic colonial-era open hearth cooking using period recipes and techniques. The event is rain or shine and runs from 1:00 to 4:00.
 
There will be a children’s craft and story time with local author Laura Sassi who will be reading her sheep-themed picture book LITTLE EWE.

Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary. The Miller-Cory House Museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ. For more informationcall 908-232-1776, e-mail millercorymuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.millercoryhouse.com.