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Thursday, April 26, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/28/18 - 4/29/18

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Friday, April 27 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Cape May, Cape May County
Capturing Cape May's Architecture: The Making of a National Historic Landmark

In the early 1970s, a team from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) produced pen and ink drawings of Cape May, NJ's most significant historic structures that were instrumental in saving this seaside town - "the best-preserved late 19th century resort in America." The drawings enabled Cape May to become a National Historic Landmark and a national tourist destination. Now, for the first time, these intricate drawings and the stories of the architects whose hands created them are on exhibit at the Carroll Gallery. Curator Karen Fox, author of The Chalfonte, provides visitors with a unique look at how a small band of preservationists saved not only the buildings, but a culture of the past creating a future. The exhibit "Capturing Cape May's Architecture: The Making of a National Historic Landmark" opens Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. The public is invited to this free exhibit opening. The exhibit is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and is open daily, Friday, April 27 through Wednesday, October 31, 2018; times vary. Admission is free. MAC is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC's year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's www.capemaymac.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/27/18 - 4/29/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Sports Memorabilia
Hazlet, NJ 07730
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Monday, April 23, 2018

Building a Place for History, the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference: June 7 - 8, 2018

Building a Place for History, the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference
Thursday and Friday, June 7 - 8, 2018

Building a Place for History, the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference, is the annual state-wide educational and networking opportunity for professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/21/18 - 4/22/18

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Saturday, April 21 - Paterson, Passaic County
National Junior Ranger Day at Paterson Great Falls NHP
Children Friendly Event & Site

Calling all Junior Rangers! Become a "Major League" Junior Ranger at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Decorate your own baseball cap (while supplies last!) and learn about the history behind our National Historic Landmark, Hinchliffe Stadium.

Join the author of the book Skatekey for story time at 11:30 am. Jennifer will read excerpts from her book, and share experiences from her time as a Central High School cheerleader who performed in Hinchliffe Stadium.

Eastern National, our cooperating association, will be joining us to hand out free copies of their new "Passport To Your National Parks® Junior Ranger Edition" books (while supplies last). Collect official park and Junior Ranger cancellations.

These activities will take place in Mary Ellen Kramer Park in front of the stadium. There will be limited parking available at the corner of Maple Street and Walnut Street, as well as in front of the park Welcome Center and at the Paterson Museum. The main address for the park is 72 McBride Avenue Paterson, NJ. For more information, call 973-523-0370 or visit www.nps.gov/pagr.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/20/18 - 4/22/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Collectibles Galore!
Mendham, NJ 07945
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/14/18 - 4/15/18

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Saturday, April 14 - Mount Laurel, Burlington County
Tour Paulsdale

Paulsdale is open to the public for Second Saturday Tours at 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Paulsdale is the birthplace of Quaker suffragist Alice Paul. Tours include a 15-minute DVD presentation about Alice Paul's life and work and a walk around the porch where visitors learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house, the restoration of the house, and its present day use as a girl's leadership center. No registration is required, but large groups are encouraged to call ahead. Tours are $5.00 per person.

Paulsdale is located at 128 Hooton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ. For information about group tours or future tour dates, contact the Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885, e-mail info@alicepaul.org, or visit www.alicepaul.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/13/18 - 4/15/18

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Beautiful Antiques
Morristown, NJ 07960
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Musick the Washingtons Knew - April 28, 2018

Musick the Washingtons Knew
Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Practitioners of Musick will return to Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 pm in the park’s Visitor Center auditorium.

Founded in 1999, the Practitioners of Musick survey the music of 17th- and 18th-century Great Britain, Ireland and America. Their performance will feature music based upon the surviving inventory of printed music owned by various members of the Washington/Custis family and music that was popular among 18th-century Virginia playhouses and concert rooms. Also performing that night will be the Germantown Country Dancers.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/7/18 - 4/8/18

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Saturday, April 7 - Princeton, Mercer County
Stony Brook Walking Tour

Before there was a "Princeton," six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the "hidden" back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield.

Admission: $5 per person and includes farmhouse museum admission. Tours begin at the Updike Farmstead farmhouse, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/6/18 - 4/8/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tools, Antiques, & Collectibles
Chester, NJ 07930
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday

Monday, April 2, 2018

Grant allows Passaic County Historical Society to Digitize Curtiss-Wright Collection

Grant allows Passaic County Historical Society to Digitize Curtiss-Wright Collection

The Passaic County Historical Society is happy to announce that it is the recent recipient of a grant from the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation. The grant will fund the digitization and cataloging of the Society's Curtiss-Wright archival collection. The Society is very grateful and excited to be collaborating with the Foundation again on another archival project, after the successful partnership digitizing the Society's Paterson Evening News Photograph Collection.

Jennifer Erwin, the Curtiss-Wright Archive Assistant. Photo courtesy of the Passaic County Historical Society.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/31/18 - 4/1/18

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Saturday, March 31 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Allaire Village's Easter Egg Hunt
Children Friendly Event & Site

Celebrate Easter at Allaire Village! On Saturday, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, join us for an Allaire Village Easter Egg Hunt! There are over 10,000 eggs in the village! Hunts are divided into age groups: 0-1 (with an assisting adult), 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10. A hunt takes place every 15 minutes and hunts are continuous throughout the day from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm.

The Easter Egg Hunt is $6 per person, children under age 1 admitted free! Pre-registration is highly recommended; all members of your party must have tickets, not only the children participating in the hunt. Tickets are available below or over the phone at 732-919-3500. Tickets will be reserved under your name and can be picked up upon your arrival. Registration and pre-registration check in takes place in the Visitor Center beginning at 10:00 am. Egg hunt times are assigned upon your arrival.

Other activities include:
* Story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog
* Visits from the Easter Bunny
* Face Painting
Balloon Animals
Historic House and Building tours
Storytelling at the Enameling Building
Craft Demonstrations in our Blacksmith Shop, Bakery, Carpenter Shop, Tinsmith Shop
Bonnet Parade and Contest (bring your own home-made or purchase and decorate on-site) at 3:00 pm in front of the General Store.
Decorate an Easter Basket
Egg Toss & Roll Games
* Guess how many jellybeans are in the jar! If you guess them correctly, you get to take the jar home! Jar is located in the bakery.

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: 3/30/18 - 4/1/18

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Collectible & Original Car Parts
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
2:00 - 6:00 pm Friday 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Questers Help Restore Two Physick Family Paintings - Cape May, NJ

Questers Help Restore Two Physick Family Paintings
Two 19th century paintings on display in Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate now restored to their former glory thanks to history group


Photo by Susan Krysiak courtesy of MAC

Thursday, March 22, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/24/18 - 3/25/18

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Saturday, March 24 - Freehold, Monmouth County
Open Hearth Open House
Children Friendly Event

Join us at the Covenhoven House on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm for our Open Hearth Open House. Take a tour of the historic house, enjoy 18th-century recipes cooked on the hearth, and period children’s games outside. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors will be transported back in time as costumed interpreters demonstrate how food was prepared in an eighteenth-century open-hearth kitchen at the Covenhoven House in Freehold. Featuring a rotating theme and menu, this program offers visitors the opportunity to learn about colonial foods cooked over the open hearth, then sample the results. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of the 1750’s home, illustrating what life was like for the Covenhoven family as they moved away from their Dutch traditions and embraced a more English lifestyle.

The Covenhoven House is located at 150 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ. For more information, call 732-462-1466 x11 or visit www.monmouthhistory.org.

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Saturday, March 24 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration
Children Friendly Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to see what is cooking on the woodstove in the out kitchen. Discover how food, recipes, cooking techniques and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s. This free event runs from 11:00 am - 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: 3/23/18 - 3/25/18

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Vintage Goodies
Raritan, NJ 08869
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday

Friday, March 16, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/17/18 - 3/18/18

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Saturday, March 17 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s and Quilting Demonstration
Children Friendly Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, lovely melodies from the 1890s will be played on the accordion inside the farmhouse.

Also from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, view a traditional hand quilting demonstration in the farmhouse.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

Friday, March 9, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/10/18 - 3/11/18

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Saturday, March 10 - Cape May, Cape May County
50 Years Later: 1968 and the Vietnam War - Fortification of Hué and the Turning of the War

The year 1968 was pivotal in both Vietnamese and United States history. Learn about these changes in this lecture series. marking this anniversary on Saturday at 1:00 pm. This program will be held at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May, NJ. Admission is $5 at the door. Free for all World War II veterans, MAC members and students. Presented by the Friends of the World War II Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday, March 10 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration
Children Friendly Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to see what is cooking on the woodstove in the out kitchen. Discover how food, recipes, cooking techniques and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s. This free event runs from 11:00 am - 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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/3/18 - 3/4/18

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Saturday, March 3 - Montclair, Essex County
Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day

Ever wonder about that heirloom that’s been in your family for generations? Or that great buy you found at a garage sale? At the Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day, you can find out the history and the value of your treasured object. A joint fundraiser by the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Women’s Club, the Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day takes place on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The fee, which benefits both organizations, is $20 for the first object, $15 for the second. Members of either organization receive a $5 discount. Sign up on-line at www.montclairhistory.org. This event will take place at the Women's Club, 82 Union Street Montclair, NJ. For more information, contact the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 or visit www.montclairhistory.org.

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Saturday, March 3 - Millstone, Monmouth County
Antique Appraisal


NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 3/2/18 - 3/4/18

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Signed Collectibles
Mendham, NJ 07945
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday