Monday, April 29, 2013

Organization of the Week: Harmony Township Historical Society

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Harmony Township Historical Society. The Harmony Township Historical Society maintains the Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead in Harmony Township, NJ, which includes the circa 1755 farmhouse, circa 1820 summer kitchen, 1824 bank barn, smokehouse, outhouse, and three wagon houses. The property on which the farmstead is situated was acquired by the State of New Jersey under the state's Green Acres program and is under the management of the Division of Parks and Forestry. Harmony Township, through the efforts of the Township Historic Preservation Commission and the stewardship of the Harmony Historical Society, has acquired a long-term lease and is in the process of restoring the farmstead to serve as a living history museum. The Harmony Historical Society hosts two open houses per year - one in the spring and one in the fall, featuring exhibitors, reenactors, exhibits, and programming.

The Harmony Township Historical Society relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Harmony Township Historical Society or to become a member or volunteer, please call 908-453-4381 or visit the Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead on Facebook.

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The Fall Open House is coming up in a few weeks. October 26, 2013 is the date.
See the progress that has been made over the last year at Hoff-Vanatta Farmstead.
There should be a good turn out of volunteers giving tours and talks, old time craft demonstrations, and lots of friendly people. As a bonus, the fall colors should be in their glory.

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