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Thursday, September 12, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/14/19 - 9/15/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, September 14 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Outdoor Flea Market

The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its annual Outdoor Flea Market at the Atlantic Highlands Marina (off First Avenue) on Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The rain date is Saturday, September 21.

The 145 spaces with 100+ vendors will have treasures for everyone, vendors offering a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts, second time around, and some new items. Among the merchandise to be found is furniture, tools, fishing equipment, jewelry, books, vintage postcards, tee shirts, linens, clothing, toys, art, glassware, and a variety of household goods. Also this year we will hold a Chance Auction for ten delightful baskets brimming with merchandise. The Society will also sell a variety of refreshments, food and baked goods.

Society members will be on hand to answer questions about our organization its programs, projects society memberships and our upcoming events. Society merchandise will also be available for purchase.

All proceeds from this event will be used towards the restoration of the AHHS Museum, the Strauss Mansion, at 27 Prospect Circle, as well as educational programs throughout the year. For more information, call 732-291-4313 or 732-291-9337 or visit www.ahhistory.org.

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Saturday, September 14 - Manalapan, Monmouth County
Spirits of the Jerseys State History Fair
Children Friendly Event and Site

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/13/19 - 9/15/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/7/19 - 9/8/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, September 7 - Ewing, Mercer County
Ewing Historical Society Annual Flea Market

The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society's Annual Flea Market will be held on Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Benjamin Temple House, 27 Federal City Road, Ewing, NJ. Shop for bargains and support the society!

The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society was founded in the early 1970s, and seeks to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of the township. For more information, call 609-883-2455 or visit www.ethps.org.

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Saturday, September 7 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Yarn Bee
Ages 10+

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to participate in a yarn bee! Whether  starting  a  new  hobby  or  working  on  an  old  project,  all  are  welcome  to  this  gathering! The  relaxed  atmosphere of this group means no pressure - you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on-hand to  assist  those  wanting  to  learn  a  new skill. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours. Open to ages 10 and up. This free events run from 12:00 noon - 2:00 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: 9/6/19 - 9/8/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Glenmont Garden Party - 9/28/19

Glenmont Garden Party
Saturday, September 28, 2019

If you love the natural colors of summer and have a curiosity about our New Jersey legend Thomas Alva Edison, our Glenmont Garden Party is sure to be an amazing early evening of fun!

The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park is holding a Garden Party on the lawn of Glenmont, Edison's home in Llewellyn Park, 12 Honeysuckle Avenue, West Orange, NJ on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. You will be able to tour the newly refurbished gardens, enjoy local food and music, and a signature cocktail. The garden party will be held rain or shine under a tent.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

NJ Labor Day Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/31/19 - 9/1/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, August 31 - Toms River, Ocean County
Antiques and Collectibles Faire

Celebrate Labor Day with your family and friends at the Ocean County Historical Society's Antiques and Collectibles Faire on Saturday at the Ocean County Parking Garage at the intersection of Madison and Hadley Avenues in Toms River, NJ from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join the fun as you shop for antiques and collectibles as well as items crafted by a local wool spinner, basket maker, and decoy carver. Buy a 50-50 raffle ticket sponsored by OCHS.


History buffs will be thrilled to know that they can chat with Civil War reenactors who make history come alive. Children are welcome to participate in games and crafts of the Civil War era. Families may visit the medical tent and learn more about the work of the full Union surgeon, carrying the rank of major, who will display surgical, dental, and other medical instruments and explain where the full surgeon worked during the Civil War.

There will be a classic car display presented by N.J. Shore Regional National Chrysler Products Club. Food trucks will be available. Tour the OCHS museum and its current exhibitions. The event will be held rain or shine! For more information, visit 
www.oceancountyhistory.org.

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Saturday, August 31 - 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, receipts, cooking techniques, and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s. This free events run from 11:00 am - 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: 8/30/19 - 9/1/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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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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