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Thursday, December 2, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/4/21 - 12/5/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, December 4 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Yarn Bee
Ages 10+

Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering on Saturday at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel! The relaxed atmosphere means no pressure - you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those wanting to learn a new skill. Bring your own supplies or borrow ours for the session. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only. This event run from 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm.

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

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Saturday, December 4 - Bedminster, Somerset County
Liberty Tree Lighting
Children Friendly Event

Kick off the holiday season with plenty of patriotic cheer at the Jacobus Vanderveer House Liberty Tree Lighting Celebration!

Join The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House from 4:00 - 7:00 pm (tree lighting at 5:00 pm) on Saturday for our annual Liberty Tree Lighting Celebration! Free to the community!

Festivities will include:
* Photos with Santa
* Live Holiday Music
* Live reading of The Night Before Christmas
Surprise Holiday Pull
Poinsettia Sale (pre-sale only, purchase online at www.jvanderveerhouse.org)
*Decorating your own Gingerbread Man
* Colonial Reenactors
* Fire Pit
* Complimentary hot cocoa and pretzels

The Jacobus Vanderveer House is located at 3055 River Road (in Bedminster’s River Road Park), Bedminster, NJ. For more information, call 908-396-6053 or visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/3/21 - 12/5/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/27/21 - 11/28/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, November 27 - Toms River, Ocean County
Ocean County Historical Society’s Victorian Era Holiday Celebration

On Saturday, the Ocean County Historical Society at 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ will host a Victorian Era holiday celebration from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Bring your camera to have pictures taken with a Victorian style Santa. Take a tour of our holiday decorated Elizabeth Sculthorp Force Victorian Era house and museum and enjoy a large model train show.

Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Refreshments will be available. Please call 732-341-1880 for reservations.

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Saturday, November 27 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Wreath & Sleighbell Sale
Family Friendly Site

Sleighbells will be sold throughout the day by The Friends of Howell Farm to benefit the Farm's restoration projects. The bells are made by the farm's harness maker, who makes the harnesses and sleigh bells worn by the Farm's workhorses. Brass and nickel plated bells will be sold in straps of six, twelve, and twenty bells. Reproduction cast bells, bell door ringers and bell ornaments will also be available.

Other holiday items featured at the annual fundraiser include fresh evergreen wreaths and door hangings; baskets of the Farm's flour, honey and maple syrup; and beautiful handmade items sewn by the Pleasant Valley Stitchers.

The site is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Please note that all 2021 programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible.

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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/26/21 - 11/28/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/20/21 - 11/21/21

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Saturday, November 20 - Paterson, Passaic County
Museum Launches Paterson Poetry Workshop Series

Word Seed, Inc. and the Paterson Museum are teaming up to present a Paterson Poetry Workshop Series. Join us on Saturday for the first of these workshops, Your Voice Matters, which is taking place from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Paterson Museum. This free program, which is open to poets of all ages, presented and led by Paterson’s Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen. Whether you actively write poetry or are just interested in learning more about how to find your own poetic voice, this interactive workshop will help you develop your art.

To kick off the workshop series, the program Saturday will include the special ebook release of Defiance & Desperation, a collection of ten poems by Patersonian Jaquair Gillette. The collection examines the plight, struggles, ideas, and hope of all marginalized peoples. The poems also reflect Gillette’s personal journey, struggling to create in a world full of challenges.

For more information and to register for the workshop, please visit www.wordseedinc.org.

The Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street (on the corner of Market and Spruce Streets), is in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. For more information, visit https://patersonmuseum.com.

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Saturday, November 20 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration & Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and take pleasure in observing the carpenter demonstrating his mastery of woodworking using an assortment of traditional carpentry hand toolsThis free events run from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm.

Stop by the farmhouse to hear melodies from the 1890s played on the accordion. This free events run 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/19/21 - 11/21/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/13/21 - 11/14/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, November 13 - Paterson, Passaic County
A Closer Look at the Lenape Culture

Come to the Paterson Museum and help us Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with A Closer Look at the Lenape Culture. On Saturday, between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon, get a closer look, and maybe even touch, some of the tools and artifacts left behind by the Lenape people of New Jersey. Learn about how Paterson’s first residents hunted, farmed and fished. The Museum’s Archaeological Advisor, Tony DeCondo, will be available to answer your questions and provide you with access to many items from the collection that are not usually on display. This program is free and intended for families and history enthusiasts of all ages! 

The Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street (on the corner of Market and Spruce Streets), is in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. For more information, visit https://patersonmuseum.com.

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Saturday, November 13 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Edible History Series: Coffee Cake

Drop in for a cup of coffee and a piece of coffee cake made from a 19th century recipe. Learn about the history and evolution of America’s favorite “pick-me-up” and the tasty crumb-topped treat that accompanies it. This free event runs from 2:00 - 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: 11/12/21 - 11/14/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/6/21 - 11/7/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, November 6 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Yarn Bee
Ages 10+

Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering on Saturday at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel! The relaxed atmosphere means no pressure - you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those wanting to learn a new skill. Bring your own supplies or borrow ours for the session. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only. This event run from 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm.

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

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Saturday, November 6 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Piano Ballads
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and head to the farmhouse to experience a sing-along with ballads from the turn of the century. This free events run 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.