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Thursday, November 14, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/16/19 - 11/17/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, November 16 - Lambertville, Hunterdon County
From Saigon to Lambertville with Sandy Hanna

On Saturday at 3:00 pm, longtime Lambertville resident Sandy Hanna will discuss living in Vietnam from 1960-1962 and present extraordinary artifacts (vintage Vietnamese clothing, revelatory political documents and miscellanea) and paintings. This special event at Marshall House is based on Sandy's memoir, The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon, published earlier this year. Due to limited space in the Marshall House, RSVP required to info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. The Marshall House is located at 60 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. Admission to the presentation is free; there is a $5 suggested donation.

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Saturday, November 16 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
The Magic of Lionel at Allaire
Children Friendly Event & Site

Neill Hartley portrays Joshua Lionel Cowen in this magical one-man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! On Saturday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time.

Experience the magic of toy trains and the timeless pleasure of model railroading. Learn about Joshua Lionel Cowen's incredible skill at marketing with indelible images that have helped sell over 50 million train sets and more than 500 miles of track.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. Performance takes place in the historic chapel. Seating is limited. No refunds. Not recommended for very small children. Advanced registration necessary. Tickets for each tour are $20 and can be purchased online.

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: 11/15/19 - 11/17/19

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/9/19 - 11/10/19

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Saturday, November 9 and 16 - Lambertville, Hunterdon County
From Saigon to Lambertville with Sandy Hanna

On Saturday at 3:00 pm, longtime Lambertville resident Sandy Hanna will discuss living in Vietnam from 1960-1962 and present extraordinary artifacts (vintage Vietnamese clothing, revelatory political documents and miscellanea) and paintings. This special event at Marshall House is based on Sandy's memoir, The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon, published earlier this year. Due to limited space in the Marshall House, RSVP required to info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. The Marshall House is located at 60 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. Admission to the presentation is free; there is a $5 suggested donation.

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Saturday, November 9 - 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 3:30 pm. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/8/19 - 11/10/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball - 11/9/19

Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Celebrating the centennial of the end of World War I, the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club will hold its Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball on Saturday, November 9, from 8:00 - 11:00 pm in the historic Great Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 South Street, Morristown, NJ. The Metropolitan Club Orchestra will provide hot dance tunes of the early 20th century. A workshop in dances of the era will be held at the Morristown Masonic Center, 39 Maple Avenue, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm that day. Ball tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door ($20 in advance/$25 at the door with a student ID). They may be purchased online at www.armisticeball.com, where additional information may be found as well.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/2/19 - 11/3/19

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Saturday, November 2 - Greenwich, Cumberland County
Cumberland County Historical Society Annual Business/Dinner Meeting

The Cumberland County Historical Society Annual Business/Dinner Meeting will be held at the Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 630 Ye Greate Street in Greenwich, NJ beginning at 4:30 pm with a business meeting. There will be a ham dinner from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, followed by “Harriet Beecher Stowe,” the guest speaker, at 6:00 pmHarriet Beecher Stowe will be portrayed by Kim Hanley from the American Historical Theater in Philadelphia. Cost: $25 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members. For more information, call 856-455-8580, email cchistsoc@verizon.net, or visit www.cchistsoc.org.

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Saturday, November 2 - Princeton, Mercer County
Historical Society of Princeton 2019 House Tour

The Historical Society of Princeton is pleased to host its 18th annual House Tour from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday. This signature event celebrates significant architecture and design in the homes of HSP's supportive community. This year's tour features six unique homes, each one a distinct example of its own time and style. Visitors will marvel in the modifications, redesigns, furnishings, and personal art collections in a self-guided tour of the homes throughout the day.

This year's tour will feature:
Manor House at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart: Perhaps one of the most intricate homes designed by prolific Princeton architect, Rolf Bauhan, the Manor House was constructed for Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Dignan and completed around 1930. Mrs. Dignan’s family owned the Ward Baking Company, makers of Wonder Bread. Bauhan’s largest residential project, Manor House showcases his characteristic attention to detail, from stained glass representing Arthurian legends to complex plasterwork, carved wood detail, and decorative copper downspouts. The original 1930s kitchen, with antique dishwasher, remains preserved. Manor House’s expansive grounds retain a walled garden with stone gazebos and a groundskeeper’s cottage.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 11/1/19 - 11/3/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

32nd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique - 11/2/19 - 12/1/19

32nd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
November 2, 2019 - December 1, 2019

From November 2 through December 1, Lambert Castle, home of the Passaic County Historical Society, will present the 32nd annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique. Open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, the boutique invites you to enjoy shopping for this year's assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles, and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/26/19 - 10/27/19

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Friday - Saturday, October 25 - 26 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Haunted Hayride at Allaire Village
Children Friendly

Historic Allaire Village, presents Halloween Hayrides on Friday, and Saturday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. With a NEW and spook-tacular route along the winding paths of time, nearly 20 different "scenes" greet visitors of all ages. Your ticket includes not only the haunted hayride, but admission to the village grounds and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit with our ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. Storytelling at the Chapel; a special night out at the Blacksmith Shop; the Manager's House with fortune-telling for your entertainment; Mr. Allaire's House with a haunted house theme; the Carriage House with legendary spirits; the towering four story shadows of the General Store stocked with seasonal goods; and don't forget treats at the Bakery plus our very own Haunted Food Truck! In the dark of the night, from woods to historic homes, the Historic Village at Allaire takes on a twist for the Halloween season. With varied activities we welcome children, families, and adults of all ages!

The cost for the hayride is $10 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. CAPACITY is LIMITED by "hourly time blocks.” Tickets are for sale by calling 732-919-3500 - please have your credit card ready. You can also purchase tickets at www.allairevillage.org.

If you have young children or your children are afraid of the dark, we recommend coming earlier in the evening for a hayride at twilight.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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: 10/25/19 - 10/27/19

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/19/19 - 10/20/19

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Friday - Saturday, October 18 - 19 - Perth Amboy, Middlsex County
A Haunted Lantern Walk

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/18/19 - 10/20/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/12/19 - 10/13/19

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Friday - Saturday, October 12 - 13 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
The Chilling Re-Telling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Allaire Village is presenting a dramatic rendition of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"written by Washington Irving and performed by Helen McKenna-Uff. The performance takes place in the Allaire Village Chapel on Friday at 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm and Saturday at 7:30 pm.


In an exciting performance, Helen McKenna-Uff, brings to life the tale of the Headless Horseman, within the candle-lit Allaire Village Chapel. You will be transported back to a time before television, radio, CDs, and electricity. Seating is limited, so advanced purchase is HIGHLY recommended. Only ticket-holders will be admitted to the performances. Ticket cost is $20 per person. To purchase tickets or for information, call 732-919-3500 and have your credit card ready. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.allairevillage.org.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 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.

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Saturday, October 12 - Readington Township, Hunterdon County
Barn Dance

Put on your dancing shoes for a night of family fun as the Readington Museums hosts its bi-annual Barn Dance on Saturday from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. The dance will be held inside the eighteenth century Wade-Wyckoff Barn at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of Readington Township, NJ (for GPS use Lebanon). This family friendly event is a wonderful way to have fun with the entire family as no experience is necessary. Caller Betsy Gotta will give easy to follow instructions before each dance so even a beginner will be able to dance the night away. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per adult and $2.00 per child. Refreshments will be available. Groups of six or more please call for a reservation.For more information, call Program Director Margaret Smith at 908-236-2327 or visit www.readingtonmuseums.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/11/19 - 10/13/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/5/19 - 10/6/19

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Saturday, October 5 - Morris Township, Morris County
Orchard Cooking
Children Friendly Event & Site

Fosterfields once had extensive apple, pear, and peach orchards. On Saturday from 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm, learn about these heirloom fruit trees, and watch as delicious dishes are prepared in the Farmhouse kitchen.

Admission: $6 per adult, $5 per senior (65+), $4 per child age 4 - 16, $2 per child age 2 & 3. FREE per child under age 2. Friends members are half price with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit www.morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, October 5 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Earthen Oven - Plein Air Baking
Children Friendly Event & Site

On Saturday at Historic Walnford, enjoy an edible history lesson! Earthen ovens have been used across centuries, continents, and cultures. We will share basic information on the construction and demonstrate the use of our simple small Colonial American style oven this afternoon. This program will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

While there, visit the large, elegant Walnford home built in 1774, the 19th century gristmill and the farm buildings set in a beautiful landscape. Walnford is located at 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, NJ. For more information, call 609-259-6275 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/4/19 - 10/6/19

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

East Brunswick Ghost Walk Series - Saturdays in October

East Brunswick Ghost Walk Series
Saturdays in October

October 2019 marks the Fifth Annual East Brunswick Ghost Walk series, located in the historic Old Bridge village section of town. This neighborhood was settled in the 1600s, but was originally inhabited by the Lenape. Their trails became roads and their village became the site of the South River Bridge Tavern. In 1727, a local Indian Sachem shot and killed the owner of the tavern, marking the first, but not the last, murder to occur here.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/28/19 - 9/29/19

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Saturday, September 28 - Atlantic City, County
First Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Absecon Lighthouse
Children Friendly Event

Absecon Lighthouse will host North Beach Atlantic City’s First Annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, September 29.

North Beach AC will host a fun-filled day offering free pumpkins and activities to the residents of Atlantic City, limiting one pumpkin per household with proof of residency.

The North Beach AC partners - Ocean Casino Resort, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel, Steel Pier, Made Atlantic City Chocolate Bar, The Iron Room, Rhythm & Spirits, Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, Absecon Lighthouse, and Showboat Atlantic City - will also have a Pumpkin Contest via the North Beach AC Instagram page. For more information on North Beach AC’s Fall Festivities, visit www.AtlanticCityNorthBeach.com. The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

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Saturday, September 28 - Mount Tabor, Morris County
Mount Tabor's 26th Annual Victorian House Tour

The Mount Tabor Historical Society's annual House Tour will take place on Saturday. The self-guided tour will be held rain or shine 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

This walkable tour of the Mount Tabor Historic District provides visitors an inside look at the unique charm of this historic community with more than 15 private houses, plus several historic buildings open to the public. Annual features include a furnished replica Camp Meeting Tent and the Richardson History House, a camp meeting cottage museum. Stop by the gift shop, which is stocked with Mount Tabor souvenirs and vintage items. For our visitors, lunches and beverages will be for sale. 


This event is the largest fundraiser for the Mount Tabor Historical Society. The non-profit organization puts all event proceeds back into the community through beautification, educational, and restoration projects, including the restoration of the Richardson History House.

Founded in 1869, the Mount Tabor Historic District embodies the distinctive characteristics of a permanent Methodist Camp Meeting Ground that evolved into a summer residential community. Particularly notable is the architecture of the early camp meeting Stick-Style and Gothic Revival-influenced cottages with their prominent steep gables, open porches and elaborate gingerbread embellishments.

Parking will be provided at the Mount Tabor School, located on Park Road, Morris Plains, off Route 53 (GPS: use 864 Park Road, Morris Plains, NJ) where a shuttle bus will be available for transport into the heart of Mount Tabor. Mount Tabor is located in Morris County along Route 53 between Denville and Morris Plains. Visitors who prefer mass transit can take the NJ Transit Morris & Essex line to the Mount Tabor stop.

Tickets can be purchased for $30 on the day of the tour or $25 in advance online. For advance tickets, information about the community, photos, and directions, visit www.www.mounttabornj.org or call 973-975-0001.