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Thursday, January 14, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/16/21 - 1/17/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, January 16 - Cape May, Cape May County
Emlen Physick House Tour
Family Friendly Tour

Take a guided tour of Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate, the magnificent Stick Style mansion attributed to renowned Victorian architect Frank Furness. A tour of the 15 beautifully restored rooms gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle of this Victorian-era Cape May family. Physick Estate Tours take approximately 45 minutes and end with a visit to the 1876 Carriage House where you can see the current exhibit in the Carroll Gallery. Tours will be on Saturday at 1:45 pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12). Tickets can be purchased online or at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/15/20 - 1/17/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Newark Museum of Art Educational Loan Collection Auction To Be Hosted By Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC

Newark Museum of Art Educational Loan Collection Auction To Be Hosted By Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC

Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, in collaboration with The Newark Museum of Art, proudly announces the Newark Museum of Art Educational Loan Collection Auction.

“The Newark Museum of Art was founded by Director John Cotton Dana at the Newark Public Library in 1909. To this day, the century plus old institution is New Jersey’s largest museum and home to many fine collections. When the Newark Museum of Art first reached out to us, we were absolutely humbled and honored with the opportunity to represent the museum’s collection. And now, with the event officially open for bidding, we couldn’t be more excited to offer this extensive collection to the public. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum’s educational programming,” said Ed Frischkorn, Operations Manager.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/9/21 - 1/10/21

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, January 9 - Lower Township, Cape May County
Climb the Cape May Lighthouse
Family Friendly Site

The Cape May Lighthouse is an 1859 structure with 199 steps to the watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors' Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. Open 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Cape May Point State Park is located in Lower Township, NJ. Admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and the ground floor of the lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Children under 3 and active military are FREE. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/8/20 - 1/10/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/2/21 - 1/3/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, January 2 - Lower Township, Cape May County
Climb the Cape May Lighthouse
Family Friendly Site

The Cape May Lighthouse is an 1859 structure with 199 steps to the watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors' Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. Open 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Cape May Point State Park is located in Lower Township, NJ. Admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and the ground floor of the lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Children under 3 and active military are FREE. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/26/20 - 12/27/20

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, December 26
Celebrating Hogmanay with Scottish Music
Virtual Program

The Trent House Association presents The Practitioners of Musick in a performance honoring the Scottish heritage of William Trent and featuring music that George Washington and his family enjoyed. The program will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday via Zoom at https://bit.ly/39mqPK9. Suggested donations of $10 can be made at www.willliamtrenthouse.org/donation.html.
 
Born in Inverness, Scotland, William Trent immigrated to Philadelphia and established himself as a very successful shipping merchant. In 1714 he acquired much of the land that now is the city of Trenton and in 1719 built his Georgian style mansion on his plantation there. It is likely that General Washington visited his Deputy Quartermaster General John Cox there and may have been entertained with music.

Washington’s family – his wife Martha, her two children, and her four grandchildren – all studied music. He himself was said to be especially fond of William Shield’s comic opera Rosina, which was performed in Philadelphia, the nation’s capital, during his Presidency. Some of the opera’s melodies drew on Scottish folk songs, a fact that led some to claim that Shield composed the music for “Auld Lang Syne.”

John Burkhalter and Donovan Klotzbeacher founded the Practitioners of Musick to the research and performance of the musical riches of 18th century Great Britain and the Colonial and Federal periods in America. They have performed and lectured at libraries, museums, and historic sites throughout the region and beyond.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for a beloved annual tradition: Gingerbread Houses - Deadline 1/2/2021

Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for a beloved annual tradition: Gingerbread Houses

Deadline extended to January 2, 2021

2020 has been a difficult year, but Durand-Hedden’s Gingerbread House exhibit will go on!

There will be no in-person showings and no contest. Participants will simply submit a photo of their gingerbread creation and its title, as well as their name(s) and ages, to Durand-Hedden at the email below by Saturday, January 2.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/19/20 - 12/20/20

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, December 19 - Whippany, Morris County
The Kringle Railway Adventure
Family Friendly

Morristown & Erie Railway and Whippany Railway Museum have teamed up together to bring Christmas cheer to the New Jersey area. 
The Kringle Railway Adventure is a round-trip Christmas train ride for all ages that is sure to put your family into the holiday spirit! It's the only one of its kind in North Jersey.

Reserve your seating pod in one of our uniquely themed train cars: Candy Cane Lane, Silent Night, Blizzard Car, A Very Country Christmas, Present Palace, and Ornament Express.

Listen to your favorite holiday songs and enjoy fun and games on your train adventure. Take a moment aboard to send a Christmas letter to Santa's personal email account. Be the first one in your party to find all the items on our train car scavenger hunt! Have you ever wanted to be an elf? Take our quiz to find out if you have what it takes to work for the big guy himself. Each game has been designed for maximum fun in a socially distant manner. You will not need to leave your pod to take part in the festivities.

Arrive early or stop by after your train ride to snap a socially-distant photo with Santa next to his personal locomotive.

The Kringle Railway platform is at The Whippany Train Station located at 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ. The adventure runs through Saturday December 19. Departure times are at 9:00 am, 10:20 am, 11:40 am, 1:00 pm, 2:20 pm, and 3:40 pm.

Reservations are required. Purchase tickets here. All guests, 2 and up, are required to wear a mask while attending the event. For more information, visit www.kringlerailwayadventure.com.