Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/15/13 - 6/16/13

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Saturday, June 15 - Jersey City, Hudson County
Live Shakespeare Performance

This Saturday at 5:00 pm, the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery kicks off their LIVE Shakespeare series with "Cyrano de Bergerac", a live theatrical performance by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. 

This benefit performance will help the cemetery raise funds needed for their important preservation work. A $10.00 donation is suggested. The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, is located at 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. For more information, call 201-707-0738 or 973-204-9888, or visit

Saturday, June 15 - Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County
Doughboys in the Great War

On Saturday, the Tuckerton Historical Society presents "Doughboys in the Great War," presented by Jeff Brown. Through the use of original artifacts the program will bring alive soldiers of 1917-1918. This presentation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor, NJ. For more information, call 609-294-1547. 

Saturday, June 15 - Pennsauken, Camden County
Flag Day Open House

An annual, patriotic tradition continues on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Burrough-Dover House off Haddonfield Road in Pennsauken. The Flag Day Open House will include the traditional display of flags illustrating America’s history and growth. These flags, most from the collection of the Pennsauken Historical Society and some on loan, symbolize our land and allegiances from the colonial period through the Revolution and over two hundred years of expansion and struggle following the founding of the young Republic. That history will also come alive with the presence of the members of the 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry from the Civil War. This expert re-enactor group, including many local men, will demonstrate the life and duties of Union soldiers during that most terrible war 150 years ago. The 300 year old Burrough-Dover House will be open for tours of the house and its museum of nostalgia. The beautiful grounds of Burrough-Dover House and the nature trail down to Pennsauken Creek will also be open for walking and recreation. Refreshments will be available for purchase making it a perfect afternoon to spend enjoying the pageantry of American history.

Admission is absolutely free, parking is free, tours are free, watching the soldiers drill is free! All to celebrate the land of the free!

Saturday, June 15 - Hoboken, Hudson County
Old-Fashioned Baseball

On Saturday, root for the Hoboken Nine in the "Birthplace of Baseball Classic" at Stevens Institute's Dobbelaar Field at 1:00 pm. They face the veteran Flemington Neshanock. These teams play baseball using 19th century rules and 19th century equipment. The event is FREE! The DeBaun Athletic Complex is located at 8 Street and Castle Point Drive, Hoboken, NJ.

Saturday, June 15 - Morristown, Morris County
Mrs. Hamilton Returns!

Join Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, wife of Alexander Hamilton, on a tour of the Ford Mansion in Morristown! Find out who concocted a plan to bring them together in Morristown and how they conducted their courtship. Explore Hamilton’s incredible and lasting contributions to the American Revolution and to the fledgling republic! Tours at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm at the Ford Mansion, within Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ. Cost: $4.00 per adult.

Saturday, June 15 - Morristown, Morris County
18th Century Power Tools

Henry Wick had power tools for his everyday jobs. Handpowered that is. Electricity was still a century away. Join a Park Ranger at the Wick House and see the tools he would have owned and how they worked. You’d be amazed what Mr. Wick could accomplish! Stop in between 1:30 and 4:00 pm at the Wick House at Jockey Hollow, within Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ. Cost: Free.

Saturday, June 15 - Flemington, Hunterdon County
Book Sale

Join the Hunterdon Historical Society on Saturday for their Annual Book Sale. The sale runs from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in the front garden at The Doric House, 114 Main Street, Flemington, NJ.

Books about history, architecture and antiques will be offered for the first time. Most are old, some are rare, and some are just interesting. All are outside the mission of the Society to collect, preserve and share the history of Hunterdon County. Cash or checks; no credit cards accepted.

Saturday, June 15 - Bordentown, Burlington County
Annual Garden Tour

The Bordentown Historical Society presents its Annual Garden Tour on Saturday from 2:00 -  5:00 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Shoppe, 202 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown. On the day of the tour, they can be purchased at the Friends Meeting House, 302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ. For more information, call Patti at 609-298-9181.

Saturday, June 15 - Stirling, Morris County
100th Anniversary Celebration

This Saturday is the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Stirling and Millington Fire Departments. A large parade with antique fire engines, cars, military trucks, etc. begins at 2:00 pm in downtown Stirling on Main Avenue. At 5:00 pm, a big celebration at the Stirling firehouse, 321 Somerset Street, Stirling, begins with a picnic. A $5.00 donation will get you a souvenir mug and all the food, soda, and beer you wish to consume. There will be entertainment for adults and kids. Each family will be given a 148 page history book written just for this event by NJ historian Frank Reilly. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm. All this for $5.00. For more information, visit

Saturday, June 15 - Washington Township, Morris County
Schooley's Mountain Springs

Join the Washington Township Historical Society as we welcome summer and celebrate the 275th Anniversary of the settlement of Washington Township at the Washington Township Public Library, on Saturday at 1:00 pm with a presentation on the history of the Schooley's Mountain Springs, often considered the nation's earliest summer resort and once known as "The Watering Place of Presidents."

Schooley's Mountain was home to the famous chalybeate spring, becoming a health resort and summer retreat for the wealthy and famous of New York City and Philadelphia. Hotels and boarding houses at the springs accommodated hundreds of guests, including Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon and one time King of Naples and Sicily and later of Spain, George Washington, Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Theodore Roosevelt, the Astors, Vanderbilts, Ulysses S. Grant and President Benjamin Harrison. Drawn to the area by the presence of a health-giving spring known to the Native Americans, folks came to the springs to be seen and to see the wealthy and influential while escaping the heat and grime of the city in summer. Feasting on Schooley's Mountain mutton and fresh vegetables, dancing to the hotel orchestra, strolling to the mineral spring or enjoying a game of quoits, life was good.    

Join Eileen Stokes and Elizabeth Guzenski of the Washington Township Historical Society and explore the history of one of our villages. Based on a script written by historian Virginia Allen, the first curator of the township museum, for the Bicentennial, the presentation will be updated to include some fresh images and is one of a series of events held this year to commemorate and celebrate the 275th Anniversary of the Settlement of Washington Township.  The Washington Township Library is located at 37 East Springtown Road,  Long Valley, NJ.

Saturday, June 15 - Kenilworth, Union County
Newly Restored Nitschke House Opens

Kenilworth's newly restored historic Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) at 49 South 21 Street, Kenilworth, NJ, will open its doors to the general public on Saturday in celebration of Flag Day weekend. Visitors are invited to tour the site during an "Open House" hosted by the Kenilworth Historical Society from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Admission is free. Attendees will have an opportunity to view the fine craftsmanship that is evident in the carefully restored walls, ceilings, floors and faux-grained woodwork throughout the house. Such detailed preservation work can best be seen and appreciated at this time, before any furnishings are added. Visitors also will see how the Nitschke House basement has been transformed into a cultural arts center, which will be a venue for art exhibits, concerts, meetings and other community events/celebrations. During the Open House, visitors additionally will have the chance to review a display of work by the St. Theresa's School student "History Detectives" club, an extracurricular program offered by the Kenilworth Historical Society.   

The Kenilworth Historical Society has owned the Nitschke House since 2003, when the then-threatened building was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. Jerome Forman and moved to land acquired with the help of the Kenilworth Veterans Center, the former owner of the land, and a major New Jersey DEP Green Acres grant.

Once the Nitschke House site is fully operational, it will feature not only a "living history" museum on the first floor and a cultural arts center in the basement, but also three rooms of exhibits on the second floor, an elevator that will make the building completely accessible for people of all ages and abilities, additional heirloom gardens, and a Kenilworth Heritage Walkway featuring engraved commemorative pavers sponsored by local donors.

The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent, volunteer-based, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J. Nitschke House, local history and culture.

Saturday, June 15 - Wildwood, Cape May County
Postcard and Collectibles Show

On Saturday, attend the Wildwood Historical Society's Annual Postcard and Collectibles Show, held from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the George F. Boyer Museum, 3907 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ. Vendors will be on hand to buy, sell, and trade. Also celebrate 50 years of history with a program at noon. For more information, call 609-523-0277 or visit

Saturday, June 15 - Trenton, Mercer County
Cadwalader Heights House and Garden Tour

Cadwalader Heights is one of Trenton's oldest neighborhoods. Built by the capital city's industrial elite at the turn of the last century, Cadwalader Heights is like an outdoor museum of Tudor, Georgian, Colonial Revival and Craftsman style homes.

Eleven of these houses will open their doors for the Cadwalader Heights Historic House and Garden Tour on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. The theme for this year's tour is "A Great Day in Trenton," for visitors to learn of the many riches of Trenton. Plein air artists will be painting in the gardens, Mercer County Master Gardeners will talk about what grows well locally, a beekeeper will discuss how bees promote health in neighborhoods, and area restaurants and eateries including Cairo Cakes & Pastries, Chez Alice, Chocolate Lovers of Princeton, Palace of Asia and Stoltzfus Family Bakery will be offering dessert tastings.

Tickets will be $25 the day of the tour or $20 in advance through www.cadwaladerheights.comRegistration will be held at Cadwalader-Asbury United Methodist Church, 900 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ. Ticket sales benefit Mercer Street Friends. For more information, call 609-462-2932 or visit

Saturday, June 15 - Lambertville, Mercer County
Dairy Day

On Saturday, visit the Howell Living History Farm for Dairy Day between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Visitors to the 130-acre working farm can meet milking goats, and help farmers make cheese, butter, and ice cream. "Glow Worm," a children's craft program, will be held from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be a material fee of $3.00 for the craft. Other activities will take place according to the following schedule: cheesemaking at 11:00 am, ice cream making at 1:30 pm and butter making throughout the day. Goat milking demonstrations and bottle feeding baby goats will also take place. Howell Living History Farm is located at 70 Wooden's Lane, Lambertville, NJ.

Saturday - Sunday, June 15 - 16 - Cape May, Cape May County
Military Timeline Weekend

Interested in the Civil War or World War II? Want to learn about the weaponry and tactics used in Medieval England? Or maybe you are just a history buff who loves it  all. Historic Cold Spring Village will host its annual Military Timeline Weekend on Saturday and Sunday; it will feature encampments, weaponry, and demonstrations from living history groups depicting various conflicts throughout the centuries. This event will be held from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, and is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.

The reenactment groups, encampments, and displays span many centuries and periods of conflict. Featured this year is La Belle Compagnie, who will present English knights and archers from the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Other highlights include Union and Confederate encampments and a Civil War field hospital, interpreters of the Boer War (1898-1902), World War II Allied and Axis reenactors, and Vietnam War reenactors and displays. Additional programs include historian Mike Kochan as Benjamin Franklin discussing Franklin's military activities and inventions. At 2:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, HCSV Education and Interpretation Director Jim Stephens will present his lively program, The Story of Old Glory, in which he tells the colorful history of the American flag with reproduction flags on display.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of "the age of homespun." Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located at 720 Route 9, three miles north of Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner's Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. For more information, call 609-898-2300, ext. 18 or visit

Saturday - Sunday, June 15 - 16 - Manalapan, Monmouth County
Battle of Monmouth Reenactment

Bring your family to Monmouth Battlefield on Saturday or Sunday and travel back in time to the 1770s. Two armies will be preparing to do battle. Continental Army soldiers retrained at Valley Forge are itching to show off their new skills, while a British-German-Loyalist Army hopes to crush the rebels and restore good government.  Come early for a full day of living history. The army encampments will welcome visitors beginning at 9:00 am each day. Camp closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday and 3:00 pm on Sunday. Watch soldiers clean their muskets while their women prepare what may be their men’s last meal. Some officers may be drilling their men while others plan for the battle and yet others play cards. If someone is accused of cheating, there may be a duel. Keep track of your children or they may be drafted into one of the armies. There are also numerous presentations and lectures, tours of the camps, and sutler area open to the public. A food vendor will be on site and handicapped parking is available.

The weekend is sponsored by the reenactment community, the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield will be requesting an $8 per vehicle donation to defray the costs of the weekend. Monmouth Battlefield is located at 16 Highway 33-Business Route, Manalapan, NJ. For more information, directions, and a full schedule of events, visit

Saturday - Sunday, June 15 - 16 - Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Fathers Climb Free at Absecon Lighthouse

If your family is looking for a memorable way to show Dad he's the light of your life, then bring him to Absecon Lighthouse on Saturday or Sunday because dear old Abby is treating fathers to a free climb on Father's Day weekend!  And if Dad makes it all the way to the top and gets an "I Climbed Absecon Lighthouse" card, he can show it at Tony Baloney's Pizza on Oriental Avenue and get a free slice of pizza! Tony Baloney's features indigenous Atlantic City pizza, award-winning subs, and "bad-arse" grub.  The Absecon Lighthouse is open both days from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, with the last climb at 3:30 pm.

Absecon Lighthouse is a state-owned historic property administered by the non-profit Inlet Public/Private Association. Located at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City, it is open to visitors Thursday through Monday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information about Absecon Lighthouse and its programs call 609-449-1360 or visit 228 Steps - One Amazing Journey!

Sunday, June 16 - Stillwater, Sussex County
Strawberry Festival

Farm fresh strawberries are on the menu thanks to the Historical Society of Stillwater Township. The society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Society's museum. Visitors will enjoy fresh strawberry shortcake with ice cream plus beverage for $5 per serving. The festival will also feature live music, horse and wagon rides, museum tours and a bake sale.

The historical society's museum is located at 900 Main Street, Stillwater, NJ. For more information, please e-mail The Historical Society of Stillwater Township is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  It is the mission of HSST to foster and promote an interest in Stillwater area history through the education and preservation of family information, local cemetery records, artifacts, sites and structures and to maintain an historical and genealogical library and museum.

Sunday, June 16 - Whippany, Morris County
Father's Day 2013 Excursion Train Rides

Spend Sunday with Dad at the Whippany Railway Museum on a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland on a mid-1900s Excursion Train. The combined age of the equipment used on the vintage train is an astounding 635 years! Be on the lookout for deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks, and rabbits, as the route takes you past a natural swamp with abundant wildlife. Trains depart at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm from 1 Railroad Plaza at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road in Whippany, NJ. Train fare is: Adult: $14; child (under 12): $9; infants (1 year and under): Free. Train Fare includes admission to Whippany Railway Museum Building.  The "Excursion Train Ride" is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit Operating Heritage Railroad that is staffed by Volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum's mission and its Historic Preservation efforts. For more information, call 973-887-8177 or visit

Sunday, June 16- Trenton, Mercer County
Infantry Bugle Calls of the Civil War

As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, professional trumpet player, reenactor, and author George Rabbai demonstrates and explains the many bugle calls used during the Civil War. Historical records tell of trumpet blasts announcing the start of great battles, inspiring large number of troops into action. The role of the bugler has always been to act as a supplement to the urgent shouted commands of their officers. Mr. Rabbia's program will inspire both historians and music lovers alike - a great activity for dad on Father's Day.

The program will begin at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion at 2:00 pm for a brief orientation and walk to the Civil War Monument located near the entrance to Cadwalader Park.

George Rabbai has been a Civil War reenactor since 1990. A member of the Mifflin Guard, his regiment is the 12th Regt. New Jersey Vols. Co. K. He joined the regiment to experience what it was like to be a private and carry a musket in the Army of the Potomac in 1862. In 1995 Rabbai published a book on bugle calls titled Infantry Bugle Calls of the American Civil War. His bugle playing can be heard in Kevin Hershberger films Wicked Spring and The Last Goodbye. George also can be heard and seen in a film at the Harrisburg Civil War museum.

General admission is $10 at the door; free for members of the Trenton Museum Society and the Trenton Historical Society. The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is located in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ. For more information, contact the Trenton Museum Society at 609-989-1191 or

Sunday, June 16 - Morristown, Morris County
American Heroes in Bronze: The Artwork of James E. Kelly

On Sunday at 4:30 pm, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum welcomes author and historian William B. Styple for a Father's Day presentation about artist James E. Kelly.  Shortly after the Civil War Irish-American sculptor James Edward Kelly (1855-1933) made bronze portraits of over 40 Union Army generals. While the heroes of the war sat for Kelly, the artist interviewed them with intimate questions about the high points of their military careers, and the minute details of their notable battles. During Kelly's series of interviews he spent time with those who personally knew Abraham Lincoln. Kelly recorded over 60 eyewitness accounts, a never-before-published oral history of the 16th President, which Kelly carefully preserved in his notebooks; detailing Lincoln's physical appearance, personality, and qualities as a statesman during a dark time of national crisis. Mr. Styple will be discussing Kelly's lifetime effort to depict Lincoln accurately "as the embodiment of the spirit of the time as well as the men whom he led in triumph."

Styple's program will be presented in the main gallery where vivid examples of the antique Oriental rug collection are currently being showcased, complemented by textbook examples of fine porcelain, silver, glass and furniture collected by Museum founder, W. Parsons Todd. This exhibit also includes two bronzes from the Museum collection, "Saving the Colors", by Henry Merwin Shrady 1899 and "Dancing Nymphs" by Brenda Putnam c. 1919, the only non-military bronze in the collection.  The "A Fine Collection: Treasures from the Vault" exhibit has a perimeter layout which leaves the center of the room open for a series of speakers and musical programming taking place in conjunction with the exhibit. Styple's June presentation is the last in the series.

Tickets for Sunday programs will go on sale beginning at 1:00 on Sunday. No advance sales. The presentation begins at 4:30pm. House tours (regular admission applies) take place throughout the afternoon, the last tour leaves at 3:00 pm. The upstairs galleries will remain open until 4:30 pm, with the "A Fine Collection" exhibit closing at 3:00 pm in preparation for the program. Tickets to hear speakers are: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 - 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. Tickets include admission to take part in a house tour through the period rooms of the Museum for visitors who sign up for a tour during the afternoon. Visitors can also enjoy the "Thomas Nast: President Maker and Campaign Breaker", and the "American Heroes in Bronze" exhibits prior to the presentation.

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. The Museum is open for house and exhibit tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The last tour leaves at 3:00 pm. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 - 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The gardens are open (free of charge) during Museum hours. Fore more information, call 973-538-2404 ext. 10, or visit Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is lcoated at 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ. 

Sunday, June 16 - Montclair, Essex County
Poetry Debut and Book Talk

David Messineo, past president of The Six Centuries Club of America  and publisher of Sensations Magazine, debuts his 324-page poetry book about American history and time travel, Historiopticon, at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ.  The event is free and open to the public. David will read a 30-45 minute set to open, and a short open mic for fellow poets will follow. Expect poems about events in New Jersey during different centuries, along with opening poems set in Midwest America in the year 1100, and a poem from the perspective of Ponce de Leon reflecting on the recent 500th anniversary of his first Floridian landing. Learn more about the new book at, typing Historiopticon in the search box.

Sunday, June 16 - Morristown, Morris County
The Neighborhood of Jockey Hollow

Think of Jockey Hollow as a neighborhood with its members having different roles in the community. Examine the wildlife that live in the neighborhood or community of Jockey Hollow and join a Park Guide for a 2.25 mile hike along the yellow trail. Meet at 10:00 am at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, within Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ. Cost: Free.

Tuesdays - Saturdays Through Sept. 15, 2013 - Cape May, Cape May County
Windsor Hotel Exhibit

The Greater Cape May Historical Society presents an exhibit on the Windsor Hotel, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Colonial House Gallery in the Colonial House Museum, 653½ Washington Street, Cape May, NJ.

Saturdays and Sundays Through October 27, 2013 - Ringwood, Passaic County
Grounds and Garden Tour

Did you ever wonder what all that “stuff” is placed around the grounds at Ringwood Manor? What about all those other buildings on the property? What were they used for? If you have ever been curious about the estate at Ringwood Manor, this tour is for you! The 2-1/2 hour guided walking tour will take visitors around the main property at Ringwood Manor, discussing the historic objects, the planned gardens & landscape features, the out-buildings, and the cemetery. Historic photographs of the property will also be shown. These free tours meet at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm in front of Ringwood Manor every Saturday and Sunday from May 25 - October 27, 2013. It is advised that participants wear walking or hiking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring bug spray and sun block. Steady Rain cancels. No reservations necessary. For more information and to call ahead to confirm a tour, call 973-962-2240. Ringwood Manor is located at 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ, within Ringwood State Park.

Through June 30, 2014 - Piscataway, Middlesex County
Got Work? Exhibit

View the exhibit "Got Work? New Deal/WPA in New Jersey" at the 1741 Cornelius Low House Museum in Piscataway. The museum is open Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:00 pm and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The exhibit will run through June 30, 2014.

The Cornelius Low House, built in 1741, was the home to its namesake and is only one of two remaining buildings from historic Raritan Landing. This high-style Georgian mansion is listed on the National Register and operated by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Admission to the museum is FREE. The museum is located at 1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ . For more information, visit

Through October 6, 2013 - Paterson, Passaic County
Remembering the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913

Lambert Castle, the Victorian-era mansion located on the Garrett Mountain Reservation on the border between Paterson and Clifton, will be home to an exhibit highlighting the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913 now through October 6, 2013. The exhibit, entitled "We Had to be Rebels: Remembering the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913." This year marks the centennial of the landmark 1913 Paterson Silk Strike, which would forever change the face of labor relations in the Silk City. Thousands of workers walked away from their looms to be herded into court rooms and jail cells in a strike that took months to resolve. The exhibit will be open during regular museum hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Lambert Castle is located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson. For more information, call 973-247-0085 or visit

Sundays through July 28, 2013 - Cranbury, Middlesex County
Wedding Display

The Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society's temporary exhibit entitled "The Look of Love - Bridal Fashions of the Twentieth Century" features wedding gowns, dresses and accessories from 1901 though the 1990s. A large collection of photographs, cards, wedding gifts, and assorted ephemera that span the century will also be on display. The Cranbury Museum is located at 4 Park Place East, Cranbury.

Some event listings courtesy of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey


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