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Monday, August 13, 2018

Free Lecture About the Discovery of an Original Durham Boat - September 9, 2018

Free Lecture About the Discovery of an Original Durham Boat
Saturday, September 9, 2018

Durham boats were critical to George Washington’s famous 1776 Delaware River crossing, but until recently no original boats were known to exist. On Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 pm, Indiana University of Pennsylvania anthropology professor Ben Ford will present a free lecture at the Washington Crossing Historic Park visitor center on his discovery of an original Durham boat at the bottom of a New York lake.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/11/18 - 8/12/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Out of State, but Close Enough!
Friday, August 10 - Saturday, August 11 - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
52nd Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival
Children Friendly Event

The Goschenhoppen Historians will be hosting their annual folk festival this Friday and Saturday. Learn about the Antes Plantation on Friday between 12:00 noon and 8:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Enjoy the authentic interpretation of the Pennsylvania German folk culture. Become a part of and learn the traditions, skills and trades of the Pennsylvania Germans. Eat some old fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch foods and listen to the folk music as well at this family oriented event! The Henry Antes Plantation is located at 318 Colonial Road, Perkiomenville, PA. For more information, visit http://goschenhoppenevents.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/10/18 - 8/12/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Vintage Radios & Clocks
Oceanport, NJ 07757
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Saturday & Sunday

Comic Books Galore
Morristown, NJ 07960
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Treasures of Yesterday
Wayne, NJ 07470
10:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/4/18 - 8/5/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, August 4 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Penny Rug Demonstration
Children Friendly

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to take a step back in time to see crafters demonstrate the art of penny rug making. 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, August 4 - Princeton, Mercer County
Stony Brook Walking Tour

Before there was a "Princeton," six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the "hidden" back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield.

Admission: $5 per person and includes farmhouse museum admission. Tours begin at the Updike Farmstead farmhouse, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/3/18 - 8/5/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Sports Memorabilia
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


Asian Furniture
Short Hills, NJ 07078
9:45 am - 2:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Fine Antiques & Collectibles
Edison, NJ 08820
9:30 am - 3:00 pm Saturday
9:30 am - 2:00 pm Sunday


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/28/18 - 7/29/18

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Saturday, July 28 - Roebling, Burlington County
“Preserving and Conserving Roebling: Next Steps for our Mill Yard Artifacts"

The Roebling Museum is proud to present another installment of its monthly, Saturday Lecture Series. Join us for a discussion and demonstration presented by Dr. Justin Parkoff from AECOM. Dr. Parkoff will include film footage demonstration of conservation and preservation methods to be utilized.

The existence and daily operations of the Roebling Museum are a result of decades of work and efforts to document, preserve, and exhibit the history, heritage and legacy of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the Roebling family and the village of Roebling. The Museum's focus is not only on the industrial and technological achievements of the company but on the unique social history of its workforce and the town it created.

In collaboration with the Roebling Museum, the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Township of Florence, AECOM Technical Services, Inc. is providing historic artifact mitigation services for the Roebling Steel Superfund Site in Roebling, New Jersey. With expertise from Head Archaeological Conservator, Dr. Justin Parkoff, PhD, RPA, AECOM is working on plans to provide for preservation of the existing artifacts and equipment from the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company Steel Mill. Currently on display at the Roebling Museum, these artifacts are large industrial objects that were involved in the manufacturing process at the steel mill. AECOM's initial approach to designing a conservation and preservation plan includes assessing the current condition of the artifacts, designing and proposing a treatment approach, and proposing a professional mitigation plan that will further extend the life of each artifact currently in place on the Mill Yard, including the locomotive, crane car, flatbed car, ingot and mold cars, ladle, charging pot, slag pot, flywheel, and La Tourneau forklift.

The program begins at 1:00 pm. Admission is $7.00 per person and $6.00 for museum members. The Roebling Museum is located at 100 Second Avenue, Roebling, NJ. Ample parking is available in the Museum lot off Hornberger Avenue, adjacent to the Roebling River Line parking area. The River line has a Roebling stop just behind the museum. For more information, call 609-499-7200 or visit www.roeblingmuseum.org.

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Saturday, July 28 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration 
Children Friendly Site & Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to see what is cooking on the woodstove in the out kitchen. Discover how food, recipes, cooking techniques and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s. 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 7/27/18 - 7/29/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Old-Fashioned Farm Estate Sale - Packed
Lambertville, NJ 08530
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Antiques, Jewelry, Sterling, Art, & More
Warren, NJ 07059
10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Fine Antiques & Collectibles
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
9:30 am - 3:30 pm Friday & Saturday

Collectibles, Antique Dolls, & More
Convent Station, NJ 07961
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday


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Monday, July 23, 2018

Cape May Lighthouse Celebrates National Lighthouse Day - August 7, 2018

Cape May Lighthouse Celebrates National Lighthouse Day
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Celebrate the majestic beacons that are America's maritime treasures - lighthouses - during National Lighthouse Day on Tuesday, August 7 and enjoy special family friendly activities at the Cape May Lighthouse from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

An aid to navigation since 1859 and one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, the historic Cape May Lighthouse is hosting a day of family activities at the base of the lighthouse, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Climb the 199 steps to the top of this majestic beacon and experience the beautiful view. Learn about the role of the lighthouse keeper and the history of this historic 1859 beacon, still in operation today, fully restored by MAC. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be in attendance telling about their role in the history and operation of the lighthouse. See critters from the Cape May County Zoo from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Enjoy free activities for kids, live music and craft vendors.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 7/21/18 - 7/22/18

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Friday - Saturday, July 20 - 21 - Paterson, Passaic County
Shakespeare at Lambert Castle

Visitors to Lambert Castle on Friday and Saturday may find themselves transported to Elizabethan times. The Passaic County Historical Society will host ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for two performances at Lambert Castle on Friday at 7:00 pm in the Gallery and Saturday at 3:00 and 5:00 pm on the Castle lawn.

The production is the culmination of a 4 week program at Clifton’s ATC. The performance, which will last less than an hour and a half, is definitely user-friendly: a great way to introduce someone to the Bard, and a wonderful treat for those who know the works well. 

For the Gallery performance on Friday, tickets are $10, general admission. There is limited seating. Call 862-243-ATCS (2827) for reservations. Lawn performances on Saturday are FREE and donations are gratefully accepted. Royalty Seating for Saturday's performances (reserved prime lawn space): $10. If you are attending the lawn performance, please bring beach chairs, lawn chairs, or a blanket.

Lambert Castle is located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ. For more information, call 973-247-0085 or visit www.lambertcastle.org.