Exploring the History of New Jersey and Beyond!

Architecture, National Park Sites, Local Sites, and More!

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Somerset County, Morris County... even Cape May County!

No Place is too Small...

What may seem minute and insignificant is what makes history!

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Not only do I like to write about history - I love covering events too!

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Help bring awareness to the historic sites in your area.

From historic figures to historic places...

I want to teach America just how significant New Jersey is!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/24/20 - 10/25/20

  New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, October 23 - 24 - Rahway, Union County
The Spirits of Rahway: A Lantern-Lit Tour of the Rahway Cemetery

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/23/20 - 10/25/20

  NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/17/20 - 10/18/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, October 17
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807
Virtual Program

On Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am via Zoom, attend a presentation by the Museum of the American Revolution and co-hosted by Plainfield Public Library and the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum.

Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which marks its centennial in 2020. But more than a century earlier, white women and free people of color legally held the vote in New Jersey for more than thirty years.

Join a Museum Educator for an exciting look at the Museum of the American Revolution’s newest exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell their stories. This experience also includes a Q&A session.

This is a FREE VIRTUAL program. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email Sarah Hull at localhistory@plfdpl.info to register.

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Saturday, October 17 - Madison, Morris County
Outdoor Architecture Walking Tour

Join METC’s Executive Director for an architectural tour exploring the magnificent James Library Building as well as several other iconic buildings in Madison’s historic district.  She will be joined by architectural historian, Janet Foster who will add some of her own insights for the tour. Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Masks are required to attend this tour. 
Cost is $15 per person for Non-Members or free for METC Members. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. For more information and to register, visit www.metc.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/16/20 - 10/18/20

 NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/10/20 - 10/11/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, October 10 - 11 - Wall Township, Monmouth County
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Allaire Village is presenting a dramatic rendition of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"written by Washington Irving and performed by Helen McKenna-Uff. The performance takes place in the Allaire Village Chapel on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm.

The tickets are available for $25 per person. Advance registration is required as this is a very popular event and sells out in advance EVERY year! Limited Seating Available. No refunds on tickets purchased. Performance takes place in the Chapel. Please print out tickets or check in with tickets on your cellular device.

Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask while inside the Chapel. For information, call 732-919-3500. Tickets can be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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.

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Saturday, October 10 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Site & Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop in the farmhouse to hear melodies from the 1890s played on the accordion. This free events run from 1:00 - 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: 10/9/20 - 10/11/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/3/20 - 10/4/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, October 3 - 4 - Wall Township, Monmouth County
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Live Adaptation by Neill Hartley

Join us for a thrilling retelling of Washington Irving’s famous tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Neill Hartley’s dynamic performance brings the tale to life. Audience participation is welcome. The performance takes place at the Allaire Chapel beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

Advance registration is required as this is a very popular event and sells out in advance EVERY year!

Purchase tickets via EventBrite, print your tickets out, and on the night of the performance, you will park in the main parking lot of Allaire State Park and proceed to "Check-In" at the Chapel.

NO REFUNDS ONCE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED.

Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask while inside the Chapel. For information, call 732-919-3500. Tickets can be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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.

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Saturday, October 3 - Cape May, Cape May County
Underground Railroad Trolley Tour

On Saturday at 9:30 am, join the Center for Community Arts' (CCA) Community History Committee on a trolley tour of the places where escaped slaves sought refuge and help to continue their journeys to freedom. Hear the stories and visit some of the places connected with the Underground Railroad, including a walk in a historic cemetery where our earliest free Black settlers are buried and a glimpse of the summer home of Stephen Smith, a leading businessman, abolitionist and unsung hero of the Underground Railroad. Learn how Harriet Tubman found Cape May as a resource for earning money to fund her work. Board the trolley at the Washington Street Mall information booth at Ocean Street for this 2-hour tour. Admission is $20 per adult and $15 for children ages 3-12. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, October 3 - 4 - Cape May, Cape May County
Emlen Physick Estate 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 at 12:30 pm, 1:45, and 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 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: 10/2/20 - 10/4/20

  NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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