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Thursday, June 21, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/23/18 - 6/24/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, June 23 - 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 Monmouth Furnace 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 23 - Hardwick, Warren County
Old Fashion Independence Day Celebration at Millbrook Village
Family Friendly Event

Celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our independence at the 14th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Millbrook Village in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area from 10:000 am - 3:00 pm. Join the townsfolk in the parade down Main Street at 1:00 pm and gather at the green in front of the general store for a patriotic speech given by one of our local celebrities.

Make a hat and a flag, bring your tin whistle or drum, wear you patriotic clothes and enjoy yourself. Got an instrument? Bring it along and help liven things up.

Enter the water melon eating contest after the parade for some refreshing fun. Everyone is invited to the frolic; kids of all ages are welcome!
There will be lots of things going on throughout the village all day. Old time games for the kids and tours of the village and demonstrations all around town. You'll find it fun and interesting.

Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the shade for a spell. Meet a new friend, learn about our history and take in the experience of a quieter time.

The event is presented by the Millbrook Village Society in cooperation with the National Park Service. The event will be held rain or shine. Food is not available at the site, so plan accordingly. Restroom and picnic facilities are available.

This event us FREE. Millbrook Village is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Millbrook Village is located in Hardwick Township, NJ at the intersection of Old Mine Road and Millbrook Road, County Route 602N. For more information, call 908-537-2544 or 973-875-3461 or visit www.nps.gov/dewa.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/22/18 - 6/24/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Lots of Antique Furniture
Hammonton, NJ 08037
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Florida History Books June 2018 Book Giveaway

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/16/18 - 6/17/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, June 16 - Martinsville, Somerset County
New Jersey Author Launches New Book at Dedication of Another Washington Rock, Lost in History for Over 200 Years, on Revolutionary War Middlebrook Campground

On Saturday starting at 11:00 am, a ceremony to commemorate the rediscovery and to dedicate Washington Rock at Middlebrook will be held at the rock adjacent to The Eagle’s Nest Museum at 791 Miller Lane in Martinsville, NJ. At the event, author and historian Robert A. Mayers will announce the release of his new book: Revolutionary New Jersey: Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution.

Mayers will speak on the history of the rock outcropping and tell the story of its rediscovery. Herbert Patullo, owner of the site, will guide visitors to the nearby rock.

The author met Patullo, a prominent Bound Brook community leader and history buff,  when Mayers lost his way, stumbling through the thick woods atop the first Watchung ridge above Route 22 at Bridgewater at the site of Washington’s 1777 Revolutionary War Middlebrook Campground. Mayers was exploring places to depict in his new book after discovering a 1785 British account of a rocky lookout used by General George Washington at Middlebrook, now in Martinsville. He then came across another description of this rock outcrop written in 1830 and another in 1851 by historian Benson Lossing who drew a sketch of the site. But, its exact location had been lost in history. Patullo recognized the rock when Mayers showed him the sketch.

Mayers new book, Revolutionary New Jersey, describes New Jersey battlefields, encampments and sites of many significant events of the Revolutionary War that have been lost or neglected by history. Places where patriots fought and died are unmarked, shrouded in mystery and clouded in mythology. After more than two centuries, some of these sites have entirely disappeared while others languish unnoticed. Some are on private property or have been built over by towns and highways.

Revolutionary New Jersey is written to be enjoyed by average readers and not just devoted military history buffs. With 400 pages, it covers over 100 NJ towns and has more than 50 illustrations and maps. It is available from the publisher www.AmericanHistoryPress.com, online, or at bookstores.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/15/18 - 6/17/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Packed in Park Ridge
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cape May Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Visit and Stirring 1958 Speech 'Nonviolence & Racial Justice'

Cape May Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Visit and Stirring 1958 Speech 'Nonviolence & Racial Justice'

Dr. Martin Luther King was guest speaker for the 1958 Friends General Conference in Cape May, N.J. Hear the powerful words that brought people to their feet in resounding applause on June 27, 1958

Members of the public are invited to attend and join in a community celebration of an important moment in local and national history during "Martin Luther King Jr. in Cape May: A 60th Anniversary Celebration," on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ. Admission is free and light refreshments will be available.

This special evening of remembrance, music and fellowship is presented by The City of Cape May, in association with the Center for Community Arts (CCA), the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC), Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, Macedonia Baptist Church and the Greater Cape May Historical Society.

Martin Luther King Jr. at the Friends General Conference in Cape May, 1958. Source: Courtesy of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/9/18 - 6/10/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, June 9 - Cranbury, Middlesex County
240th Anniversary Celebration of George Washington in Cranbury and the Battle of Monmouth

Cranbury Historical & Preservation Society invites you to attend the celebration of this historic event on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at 53 S. Main Street, Cranbury, NJ on the site of the home where Washington stayed on June 26, 1778, when he was on his way to the Battle of Monmouth.

The afternoon event will include refreshments and beverages; period games, races and crafts; live violin and fife music and a story read by Sam Davis who will portray George Washington. Tickets are $7 each for Saturday afternoon and can be purchased online at www.cranburyhistory.org/shop (Event Tickets).

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Saturday, June 9 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Antique Auto Display at Historic Walnford
Children Friendly Site & Event

Stroll the shady lawns at Historic Walnford, weather permitting, to admire a dozen or so automobiles all made over 70 years ago. This free event runs from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

While there, tour the large, elegant Walnford home built in 1774, the 19th century gristmill, and the farm buildings set in a beautiful landscape. Walnford is located at 62 Walnford Road, 08501. For more information, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/8/18 - 6/10/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Militaria and More
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Monday, June 4, 2018

Presentation on Colonial Chippendale Furniture at the Old Dutch Parsonage - 6/16/2018

Presentation on Colonial Chippendale Furniture at the Old Dutch Parsonage
Saturday, June 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, at 1:30 pm, as part of the museum’s year-long celebration of famed furniture maker Thomas Chippendale’s 300th birthday, historian Michelle Fitzgerald will deliver a presentation on the Chippendale-style furniture of colonial Annapolis at the Old Dutch Parsonage historic site.

Detail of Billiard Table, made in Annapolis, 1797-1800, Winterthur Museum Collection