Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/23/12 - 6/24/12

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Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24 - Cold Spring Village, Cape May County
Cape May Quilt and Fiber Show

Historic Cold Spring Village is featuring all things fiber arts at its 'Spin to Stitch' weekend, to be held June 23rd - 24th. Open from 10am until 4:30 both days, the event features demonstrations and vendors of all fiber arts including, quilting, spinning, weaving, knitting, basketry, lacemaking, crocheting and more. Vote for your favorite quilt on Saturday, learn about historic quilt-making techniques and view historic quilts on display. Enjoy various exhibits, interactive activities and "yarn-bombing" at the Friends' Pavilion. For more information, call (609) 898-2300, ext. 16 or e-mail

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit Early American open-air living history museum located at 720 Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande, exit 4A from the Garden State Parkway. Hours of operation are 10am-4:30pm. Admission during the season is $10 for adults, and $8 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are admitted free. For more information on Historic Cold Spring Village hours, events, private affairs, membership or volunteering, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 or visit

Saturday, June 23 - Browns Mills, Burlington County
29th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival

Enjoy Pinelands folk music, great festival food, walking/wagon tours, country crafts, local artists, lectures, exhibits, lots of activities for children, an Old-time General Store, all in an interpreted 1920′s company town! Celebrate the Centennial of the Cultivated Highbush Blueberry.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Whitesbog is located at 120 N. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015.

Saturday, June 23 - Cape May, Cape May County

Antique and Fine Crafts Fair

Come browse among the many dealers at the Antiques and Fine Crafts Fair on Saturday,  June 23, 2012 (rain date 6/24) in West Cape May (Wilbraham Park, Broadway and West Perry Streets) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Cape May Historical Society. Proceeds benefit the Colonial House Restoration Fund. Call Joan Green (609) 898-1236 for additional information. Free parking. Rain date June 24.

Saturday, June 23 - Cape May, Cape May County
Founders Days 2012 @ the Cape May County Museum

9:00 am to 11:00 am -  Self guided tour of local cemeteries. We will provide you with a map and list of names found in each cemetery and you can choose to visit those of most interest to you.

11:00 am - Ralph Boerner , Phd. will present "The Ecology of Atlantic Coast Barrier Islands." Learn how the end of the last ice age and the melting glaciers in north Jersey caused the formation of the islands on the coast of Cape May County.  This is really early county history.

12:00 pm - Re-dedication of the monument to the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. This monument was moved from mile marker 7.9 on the Parkway to  a new site at the museum this past winter and we will mark the occasion of its new location.

12:30 pm - Lunch break. Lunch will be available at the Museum for a small fee or visit one of our local restaurants.

1:30 pm - Genealogy update and workshop in the Alexander Library with Genealogist Lois Broomell and Library Coordinator Sonia Forry. Lois will discuss the latest indexes available to the public and she and Sonia will assist with your personal genealogical research.

3:00 pm - Laurie Thomas will present a program on "Uncovering our Dutch Heritage." Due to the Anglicization of many names, our Dutch roots may be unknown. 

4:00 pm - Glenn Bingham will teach you how to go about "Plotting Old Deeds." Where do you begin when the deed says start at Mr. Brown's cedar tree? Learn the trick to interpreting these deeds with this hand-on workshop. We will have some tools available but if you have a compass, protractor and/or ruler, please bring them with you.

6:00 pm - Old Time South Jersey Barbecue We'll be serving barbecued chicken, steamed clams, corn on the cob, Jersey tomatoes, homemade potato salad, cole slaw and more.

All programs are free and open to the public. Barbecue tickets are $25.

All events take place at the Cape May County Museum, 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ.  For more information, please call 609-465-3535 or 

Saturday, June 23 - Allaire Village, Monmouth County
Allaire Village's Annual Summer Flea Market

Allaire Village Incorporated is hosting a Summer Flea Market Saturday, June 23 from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The event is held in the Show Field of Allaire State Park. With more than 100 vendors displaying new, used, and collectable treasures of all types, there will be something for everyone! The rain date for the event will be Sunday, June 24. There is a $5 parking fee for this event.

Patrons of the Flea Market will wish to visit the restored 1830s iron-manufacturing community known as the Historic Village at Allaire. There will be no admission charge to the Village for Flea Market attendees. 

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park at 4265 Atlantic Ave (Route 524), in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, NJ. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 732-919-3500 or visit


Sunday, June 24 - Allaire Village, Monmouth County
Time to go back to School- 1830s style!

Allaire Village, Inc. will present "School Days at the 1830's Howell  
Works" on Sunday, June 24. Children of all ages (and curious adults) will get a taste of what it was like to attend school in the year 1836 at the Historic Village's Carriage House. Two separate 45-minute sessions will be  conducted. School sessions are at
1:00, and 2:30 p.m. This will be a day of fun for you and your

Students will be instructed by the schoolmaster and the able assistant, Ms. Johnson, in the Lancasterian method. Much to their delight, unruly students will be subjected to the "punishments" of the early 19th century. 

All students will leave with a small reward, as was custom in the Lancastarian teaching system and an understanding of New Jersey's early education history.

Following lessons of the day, children are invited to participate in an 1836 recess! Ninepins, jacks, graces, stilts and other childhood delights can be enjoyed with our villagers on the Village Green. A period storyteller will share stories of the past and parents and children alike are welcome to lend an ear to their tales of a world long past.

From 12 noon- 4:00 p.m. visitors are encouraged to visit the villagers in their homes and learn about the role of children at the Howell Works in 1836. Visit our various tradesmen and learn about the life of a young apprentice in the shop, perhaps even meet a few. 

Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park at 4265 Atlantic Avenue/Rt 524, in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, off Exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway and off Exit 31B of Interstate 195. For more information contact the Historic Village at Allaire office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 732-919-3500 or visit our website at

Sunday, June 24 - Walpack, Sussex County
Geology Lesson

The Walpack Historical Society presents Walter Spink, speaking on the geology of Walpack and the surrounding area. Walpack M.E. Church, Walpack Center. Bring apicnic lunch (noon).  

Meeting and speaker at 1:00 p.m. Questions? 973-948-4903.

Sunday, June 24 - Morristown, Morris County
Civil War Book Signing

On Sunday June 24th Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is pleased to welcome S. Thomas Summers to sell and sign copies of his book "Private Hercules McGraw:Poems of the American Civil War." This book signing is held in conjunction with the museum's current exhibit "Gone for a Soldier:" Jerseymen in the Civil War. Presented in partnership with the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, this exhibit brings together for the first time about two hundred objects from the Civil War from nearly thirty museums, historical societies, and private collections. Mr. Summers will be available to sell and sign books to museum visitors between 1pm and 4pm.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. It is located in the heart of Morristown's National Historic District. The Museum is open to tour the house and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. General Admission: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 - 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The last tickets for admission are sold at 3 p.m. For information, call the Museum weekdays at (973) 538-2404 ext 10, visit Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch  Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. 

Sunday, June 24 - Freehold, Monmouth County
"Local Suffering from the Battle of Monmouth and Tory Raids: The Razing of Freehold and Tinton Falls"

As part of its "Historically Speaking" lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association is pleased to 

welcome Michael Adelberg to speak on Sunday, June 24 at 2:00pm.  The lecture  will be held at the Association's Museum and Library, located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728.  Mr. Adelberg will offer information about collateral damage that accompanied the Battle of Monmouth campaign, including the arson of a dozen homes near Freehold.  This information has never been presented in a public  

Mr. Adelberg has been researching the American Revolution in central New Jersey for the last twenty years. He is the author of three books, including the newly published The Razing of Tinton Falls: Voices of the American Revolution, and the award-winning American Revolution in Monmouth County: The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction. His essays on the American Revolution have appeared in leading scholarly journals such as The Journal of Military History and The Journal of the Early Republic. Adelberg has presented his research at numerous forums, including the David Library of the American Revolution, the New Jersey Historical Commission's New Jersey Forum, and public television's NJToday. To learn more about Mr. Adelberg, please visit his web site at

The lecture is open to the public and admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.  Please call 732-462-1466 for further information or to let them know you will attend. 

Sunday, June 24 - Hoboken, Hudson County
Tunnel Talk

4:00 p.m., Tunnel talk: The Last Three Miles author Steven Hart will discuss the riveting saga of the roads and bridges connecting the Holland Tunnel to the rest of the country. Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken; 201-656-2240;


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