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Thursday, December 3, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/5/20 - 12/6/20

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, December 5 - Cape May, Cape May County
Wassail Day at Historic Cold Spring Village
Children Friendly

Historic Cold Spring Village opens its Homespun Holidays season with Wassail Day on Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of wintertime! Admission for Wassail Day is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for children, and FREE for HCSV Members.

Timed tickets are available by visiting www.hcsv.org and pressing the red BOOK NOW button. Ticket purchase is NON- REFUNDABLE. Rain or shine event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy, military encampments, hot beverages, and holiday treats served by historically clothed interpreters. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas including traditionally-processed wool, artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys, and old-fashioned candy.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern end of the Garden State Parkway. For more information, call 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or visit the Village www.hcsv.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/5/20 - 12/6/

  NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Holiday Scenes & Songs at Historic New Bridge Landing - 12/6/20

Holiday Scenes & Songs at Historic New Bridge Landing

The Bergen County Historical Society presents Holiday Scenes & Songs at Historic New Bridge Landing, a special outdoor holiday event on Sunday, December 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Historic New Bridge Landing is located at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

Join historical balladeer Linda Russell as she takes you on a trip through the ages with songs and scenes to see how the holidays were celebrated.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/28/20 - 11/29/20

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, November 28 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Thanksgiving Corn Picking Party!
Children Friendly Event

This Saturday, visitors are invited to help Howell Living History Farm with its last harvest of the year – field corn that will be processed into cornmeal and donated to local food banks and pantries.

About 30,000 ears have yet to be picked, according to the farmers who planted the crop back in May. The ears will be dried, shelled, and milled into cornmeal before being given to programs that distribute food to local families. So far, nearly 15 tons of grain products, fresh produce and eggs have been donated to food banks and pantries this year through the farm’s “Share the Harvest” program.

Harvesting will take place in the field from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and include “Corn Picking 101” lessons from the farmers who use work horses, circa 1900 equipment and lots of hand power to cultivate the historical farm’s 45 tillable acres. Farmers hope to finish at least half of the field on Saturday – more than 5 times the amount harvested on an average day of picking with help from visitors.

To support the effort, the farm staff is providing hot and cold cider, popcorn and other nourishment to the field crew. Corn Huskers Lotion will also be on hand.

“Picking corn can dry your hands out pretty quickly,” according to Barbara McGuigan of the farm staff. “It’s amazing that you can still buy the product in some pharmacies in New Jersey. Not that many people are growing field corn these days, and those who are sure aren’t picking it by hand…”

Besides picking corn, visitors can see farm animals, tour a restored circa-1900 farmstead, and enjoy lunch made in the farmhouse kitchen. The Friends of Howell Farm’s annual Wreath & Sleighbell Sale is also taking place on Saturday, and features straps of sleighbells made by the farm’s harnessmaker.

Gates open at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is not required, but guests are asked to register at the Visitor Center outdoor reception center upon arrival. All Mercer County Park Commission rules and regulations are in effect, including the use of facemasks and social distancing. The farm’s bathrooms, open barns and outdoor facilities are ADA accessible. Guests with questions or individual needs are welcome to call in advance.

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: 11/27/20 - 11/29/20

 NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/21/20 - 11/22/20

  New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, November 21 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Logging & Firewood Cutting
Children Friendly Event

While farmers use horses to skid saw logs out of the woods and haul firewood to the sap house in preparation for maple sugaring season, visitors can cut and chop firewood, split locust logs into fence rails, and make real barn pegs for use in barn frames around the farm!

At the sawmill, farmers will be cutting boards for horse stalls, fences, and a new hog shed.

This event runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

**Please note that fall 2020 Saturday 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: 11/20/20 - 11/22/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing - 11/22/20

244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing on Sunday, November 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Historic New Bridge Landing is located at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

In the Steuben House, Marta Black will be giving three 20-minute talks on political cartoons of the 18th century. Reservations for the talk will be required. Space is limited and there is no additional charge. Times will be announced on the society’s website.  

Also, on display for viewing in the Steuben House will be Revolutionary War artifacts from the society’s collection.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

33rd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique - 11/6/20 - 12/4/20

33rd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
November 2, 2020 - December 1, 2020

The Passaic County Historical Society at Lambert Castle Museum is holding their annual Holiday Boutique as a virtual event for 2020. This annual fundraiser now in its 33rd year, continues as an Online Store in which visitors can browse, shop and pickup purchases curbside at an offsite location while Lambert Castle is being restored. Check out this new venue for a Holiday tradition at www.lambertcastleholidayboutique.com and peruse the vast assortment of Christmas d├ęcor and gifts. Enjoy shopping for this year’s assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food now through December 4th.

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.

For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at www.lambertcastle.org or call 973-247-0085.


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