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Thursday, May 16, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/18/19 - 5/19/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, May 18 - Flemington, Hunterdon County
“How to Begin your Family Genealogy”

Learn the basics of how to research your family history with a genealogy workshop at The Hunterdon County Historical Society on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The workshop will be held at the Society’s headquarters and library located at 114 Main Street in Flemington.

Conducted by Betty DeSapio, PLCGS, of DeSapio Research Services, this workshop is geared for the beginner through the advanced beginner. Ms. DeSapio will focus on taking research to the next step by learning how to analyze and evaluate primary sources and how to determine the reliability of published information. Instruction will be given on keeping research logs, citations and organizing materials relating to your family search. The workshop will include the resources held at the Hunterdon County Historical Society’s library and other County repositories. Hand-outs are included and participants should bring a lunch for a short break at noon.

The workshop is free for members of the Historical Society with a $10.00 program fee for non-members. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants may register by calling or e-mailing: hunterdonhistorypatricia@gmail.com or 908-782-1091.

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Saturday, May 18 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Spring Festival, Craft Market, and Auction
Children Friendly Site

Over 50 crafters, Allaire artisans, flowers, historic demonstrations and more! Plus a real 19th century auction in front of the General Store at 1:00 pm!

Join us for our Spring Festival that includes a Craft Market and Historic Demonstrations. Local artists will be demonstrating their work. Paintings, pottery, textiles and more! In addition to our historic buildings being open, we have some special programs for the day which will include may pole dancing, hearth cooking at the Manager's House, story-telling at our Enameling Building and craft demonstrations at the Carpenter, Blacksmith, and Tinsmith shops! An auction at the General Store, to include fresh flowers and other spring items, will take place at 1:00 pm. General Store, Bakery and Enameling Buidling Gift Shop will be open throughout the day!

Admission is $5 per adult, $3 children 2 - 12 years. Under 2 FREE! 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: 5/17/19 - 5/19//19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Genealogy: It’s Not a Tree or a Chart – It’s a Story! - 5/19/2019

Genealogy: It’s Not a Tree or a Chart – It’s a Story! 
Presentation at Durand-Hedden - May 19, 2019

Join genealogist and author Maureen Wlodarczyk at Durand-Hedden House & Garden in Maplewood, NJ, on Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 pm to learn how to layer historical context (social, economic, religious, military, and other aspects) of the times in which your ancestors lived into your family tree, giving dimension to their lives, struggles, and experiences. Researching your family history and authenticating names, dates, and places is only the starting point. Maureen uses her own New Jersey Irish family in her PowerPoint talk to illustrate how adding “flesh” to our ancestral “skeleton” brings our forebears alive. She will provide handouts and welcome questions.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society Organizes Cemetery Restoration Project

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society Organizes Cemetery Restoration Project

For generations, the Vineland Training School served as home for young people who did not quite fit into the outside world, according to the standards of the day. The school served as their world, where they lived and ultimately died, their remains buried in a small cemetery located on the grounds that was later abandoned to the elements.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/11/19 - 5/12/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday - Saturday, May 10 - 11 - Paterson, Passaic County
Golden Spike Ceremony 150 Anniversary Celebration at the Paterson Museum

Join the staff of the Paterson Museum on Friday and Saturday to commemorate the Golden Spike Ceremony of 1869. The Paterson Museum is located at 2 Market Street, just around the corner and within walking distance of Great Falls National Historical Park.

On Saturday, starting at 6:30 pm, there will be a fundraiser party, with a showing of the "The Great Train Robbery," along with souvenir photos and prizes.

On Sunday, from 12:30 - 4:30 pm, you will find information tables, model trains, and souvenir photos. For more information, call 973-321-1260 or visit https://patersonmuseum.com.

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Saturday, May 11 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Late Spring Flea Market
Children Friendly Site

Hunt for bargains among vintage treasures, bric-a-brac, books, art work, handmade items, knick-knacks and so much more!Rain date is Sunday, May 12. Gates open for shoppers at 8:00 am and the market closes at 3:00 pm.

$2 admission for adults and children under 12 are free. 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 Sale: 5/10/19 - 5/12/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Symposium on Gen. Washington's 1778 - 1779 Middlebrook Cantonment - 6/8/19

Symposium on Gen. Washington's 1778-79 Middlebrook Cantonment
Saturday, June 8, 2019

On Saturday, June 8, 2019 the Heritage Trail Association will sponsor a daylong symposium about the 1778 - 1779 Middlebrook Cantonment (Encampment) of Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army.

The symposium will be held at the Bridgewater Municipal Building (100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ) and will feature many topics relating to the army’s six-month cantonment in the Watchung Mountains. Among the speakers and topics are:

  • The Importance of the Watchung Mountains to the Continental Army, Mark DiIonno, author and journalist 
  • Lessons Learned from Previous Encampments, Steven Elliott, winner of the 2017 Middlebrook research competition
  • Somerset County’s Middlebrook Resources, Thomas D’Amico, Somerset County Planner and reenactor
  • George Washington and the planning of his Indian Campaigns, Frank Esposito, Professor of History and Education, Kean University
  • The Beacon System, a historical entertainment with His Excellency George Washington (Sam Davis) and Lord Stirling (David Lang)
  • The First Military/Artillery Academy, John Seidel, archeologist, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland
The symposium will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25, which includes lunch. To register, please visit www.htanj.org and click on “See What’s Happening.” You may also register by sending a check for $25 per person, made out to the Heritage Trail Association, and mail it to Heritage Trail Association, 941 East Main Street, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 5/4/19 - 5/5/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, May 4 - Sandy Hook, Monmouth County
Secret Places of Sandy Hook: Nine Gun Battery

Explore with a park ranger, the longest concrete gun battery built by the U.S. Army in the United States for harbor defense. Constructed in stages from 1897 to 1904, the "Nine Gun Battery" was in service at Fort Hancock from 1904 to 1944. Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. The tour starts at 2:00 pm and lasts two hours. Call the Sandy Hook Visitor Center at 732-872-5970 to make a reservation. For more information, call 732-872-5970 or visit www.nps.gov/gate.

NJ Weekend Estate Sale: 5/3/19 - 5/5/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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