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Thursday, August 22, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/24/19 - 8/25/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, August 24 - Sandy Hook, Monmouth County
Battery Gunnison/New Peck Restoration
Children Friendly Event

The Army Ground Forces Association volunteer group will be dressed in WWII era uniform performing restorations projects and interpreting Battery Gunnison/New Peck and its 6-inch guns at Sandy Hook, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Visitors are invited to stop by on this work and training day to chat and learn more about the historic time period of March 1943, the preparation for the May 1943 reactivation of Battery Gunnison/New Peck, and the restoration and preservation projects currently underway. This free event will be held from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm at Battery Gunnison, Lot G Beach Plaza. For more information, call 718-354-4606 or visit www.nps.gov/gate.

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Saturday, August 24 - Chester, Morris County
Industrial Crafts Day
Children Friendly Site

On Saturday, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, discover early industrial crafts, with demonstrations by a blacksmith, a tinsmith, tin piercers, weavers, and spinners. Create your own tin-pierced craft to take home. Cost: $3/adult, $2/senior (65+), $1/age 4 - 16 and FREE/under age 4. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/23/19 - 8/25/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/17/19 - 8/18/19

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Saturday, August 17 - Chester, Morris County
Lace Creations
Children Friendly Site

On Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, watch the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old arts of bobbin lace-making and tatting. Try your hand at bobbin lacing. Cost: Suggested donation of $3 per adult, $2 per senior, and $1 per child age 4 - 16. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/16/19 - 8/18/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Historic Delaware River Series Explores 1955 Flood - 8/18/19

Historic Delaware River Series Explores 1955 Flood
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Learn about the deadly Delaware River flood of 1955 that killed nearly 100 people, destroyed bridges and washed away homes and summer camps at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market on Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 am. The market is located at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ.

In the Hunterdon Land Trust’s second Historic Delaware River Series program, Mary A. Shafer, author of Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955, will discuss in words and images the terrifying flood and its tragic aftermath on the 64th anniversary of the event.

In August of 1955, two hurricanes slammed into the Carolinas and charged north. By the time they hit the Hunterdon County area, both had weakened to tropical storms, but dumped heavy rains all through the Delaware Valley.

Ferry and Main Streets, Lambertville, NJ, 1955

Thursday, August 8, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/10/19 - 8/11/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Out of State, but Close Enough!
Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10 - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
52nd Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival
Children Friendly Event


The Goschenhoppen Historians will be hosting their annual folk festival this Friday and Saturday. 

You may be asking what is Goschenhoppen? Goschenhoppen is one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America. Their annual festival showcases the daily life of the Pennsylvania Germans in the 18th and 19th centuries. Over 500 volunteers, dressed in period clothing, use authentic tools to recreate traditional home skills, trades, pastimes, foods, and folk music. 

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: 8/9/19 - 8/11/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, August 1, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/3/19 - 8/4/19

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Saturday, August 3 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
James P. Allaire’s Birthday and Guild Day
Children Friendly Event & Site

Join us in celebrating our founder’s birthday! James P. Allaire founded the Howell Iron Works in 1822 as an iron factor town.  Now as a living history museum, we like to take a day and celebrate our almost 200 year history.  We will have craft demonstrations, speeches, and fanfare. All of our guilds will be out demonstrating their crafts.  This is a great day to come out see what the village is all about if you are interested in volunteering.

Tour Mr. Allaire’s home, enjoy birthday cake and entertainment throughout the village! Participate in our field day activities and try your hand at horseshoes and Whist!

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: 8/2/19 - 8/4/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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