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Thursday, November 14, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/16/19 - 11/17/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, November 16 - Lambertville, Hunterdon County
From Saigon to Lambertville with Sandy Hanna

On Saturday at 3:00 pm, longtime Lambertville resident Sandy Hanna will discuss living in Vietnam from 1960-1962 and present extraordinary artifacts (vintage Vietnamese clothing, revelatory political documents and miscellanea) and paintings. This special event at Marshall House is based on Sandy's memoir, The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon, published earlier this year. Due to limited space in the Marshall House, RSVP required to info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. The Marshall House is located at 60 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. Admission to the presentation is free; there is a $5 suggested donation.

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Saturday, November 16 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
The Magic of Lionel at Allaire
Children Friendly Event & Site

Neill Hartley portrays Joshua Lionel Cowen in this magical one-man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! On Saturday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time.

Experience the magic of toy trains and the timeless pleasure of model railroading. Learn about Joshua Lionel Cowen's incredible skill at marketing with indelible images that have helped sell over 50 million train sets and more than 500 miles of track.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. Performance takes place in the historic chapel. Seating is limited. No refunds. Not recommended for very small children. Advanced registration necessary. Tickets for each tour are $20 and can be purchased online.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located at 4263 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/15/19 - 11/17/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/9/19 - 11/10/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, November 9 and 16 - Lambertville, Hunterdon County
From Saigon to Lambertville with Sandy Hanna

On Saturday at 3:00 pm, longtime Lambertville resident Sandy Hanna will discuss living in Vietnam from 1960-1962 and present extraordinary artifacts (vintage Vietnamese clothing, revelatory political documents and miscellanea) and paintings. This special event at Marshall House is based on Sandy's memoir, The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon, published earlier this year. Due to limited space in the Marshall House, RSVP required to info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. The Marshall House is located at 60 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. Admission to the presentation is free; there is a $5 suggested donation.

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Saturday, November 9 - 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 3:30 pm. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/8/19 - 11/10/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball - 11/9/19

Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Celebrating the centennial of the end of World War I, the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club will hold its Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball on Saturday, November 9, from 8:00 - 11:00 pm in the historic Great Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 South Street, Morristown, NJ. The Metropolitan Club Orchestra will provide hot dance tunes of the early 20th century. A workshop in dances of the era will be held at the Morristown Masonic Center, 39 Maple Avenue, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm that day. Ball tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door ($20 in advance/$25 at the door with a student ID). They may be purchased online at www.armisticeball.com, where additional information may be found as well.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/2/19 - 11/3/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, November 2 - Greenwich, Cumberland County
Cumberland County Historical Society Annual Business/Dinner Meeting

The Cumberland County Historical Society Annual Business/Dinner Meeting will be held at the Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 630 Ye Greate Street in Greenwich, NJ beginning at 4:30 pm with a business meeting. There will be a ham dinner from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, followed by “Harriet Beecher Stowe,” the guest speaker, at 6:00 pmHarriet Beecher Stowe will be portrayed by Kim Hanley from the American Historical Theater in Philadelphia. Cost: $25 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members. For more information, call 856-455-8580, email cchistsoc@verizon.net, or visit www.cchistsoc.org.

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Saturday, November 2 - Princeton, Mercer County
Historical Society of Princeton 2019 House Tour

The Historical Society of Princeton is pleased to host its 18th annual House Tour from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday. This signature event celebrates significant architecture and design in the homes of HSP's supportive community. This year's tour features six unique homes, each one a distinct example of its own time and style. Visitors will marvel in the modifications, redesigns, furnishings, and personal art collections in a self-guided tour of the homes throughout the day.

This year's tour will feature:
Manor House at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart: Perhaps one of the most intricate homes designed by prolific Princeton architect, Rolf Bauhan, the Manor House was constructed for Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Dignan and completed around 1930. Mrs. Dignan’s family owned the Ward Baking Company, makers of Wonder Bread. Bauhan’s largest residential project, Manor House showcases his characteristic attention to detail, from stained glass representing Arthurian legends to complex plasterwork, carved wood detail, and decorative copper downspouts. The original 1930s kitchen, with antique dishwasher, remains preserved. Manor House’s expansive grounds retain a walled garden with stone gazebos and a groundskeeper’s cottage.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/1/19 - 11/3/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

32nd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique - 11/2/19 - 12/1/19

32nd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
November 2, 2019 - December 1, 2019

From November 2 through December 1, Lambert Castle, home of the Passaic County Historical Society, will present the 32nd annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique. Open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, the boutique invites you to enjoy shopping for this year's assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles, and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle.