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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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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

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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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.