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Thursday, March 28, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/30/19 - 3/31/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, March 30 - Madison, Morris County
Textiles and Technology Demonstrations and Lecture

On Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will offer loom demonstrations with handweaver Sally Orgren. This is part of our ongoing programming in connection with our current exhibit, Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles. We will explore the concept of computers and how they relate to textiles. Our presenter, Sally Orgren, who is also editor of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine will provide several multi-shaft looms and share how textiles and technology have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. See how number sequences become intricate patterns in cloth. Sit down at a loom, throw a shuttle, and make cloth! The presentation "Textiles & Technology" at 2:00 pm will cover the history of loom technology, weaving basics, and contemporary applications in performance textiles, architecture, and pharmaceuticals.

Cost: Included with museum admission; free for METC Members. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. Register online. For more information, call 973-377-2982 ext. 13 or visit www.metc.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sale: 3/29/19 - 3/31/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Here Comes The Bride - Chronicling Two Hundred Years of Wedding Customs & Traditions

Here Comes The Bride - Chronicling Two Hundred Years of Wedding Customs & Traditions

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. Tossing the bouquet. Bride and Groom cake toppers. Putting a sixpence in your shoe. Where did these traditions originate? Why do we still honor them today? Please join us as we walk down the aisle and trace the history of Ridgewood’s wedding traditions.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/23/19 - 3/24/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, March 23 - Madison, Morris County
Maker’s Day at METC

On Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will take part in the statewide Maker’s Day events. We will be joined by fiber artist Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks, who will be available to answer questions and demonstrate a variety of weaving techniques. Staff will also guide you in creating your own woven strand. Makers Day is a statewide event that celebrates and promotes maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing and STEM-based learning. Our version of Makers Day pays homage to the early makers and craftspeople who created textiles and fabrics that were artistic as well as utilitarian.

Cost: Included with museum admission; free for METC Members. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. For more information, call 973-377-2982 ext. 13 or visit www.metc.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sale: 3/22/19 - 3/24/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/16/19 - 3/17/19

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Saturday, March 16 - Madison, Morris County
St. Patrick's Day Storytime Craft

On Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, join the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) in celebrating the popular St. Patrick's Day holiday with special stories of leprechauns, folklore, and tradition, along a variety of crafts and activities to make - from handprint-shamrocks to rainbow streamers. Visit us for fun-filled story times throughout the day at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.

Cost: Included with museum admission, free for METC Members. Registration suggested as space is limited at www.metc.org/register-st-patricks-day-storytime-craft. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. For more information, call 973-377-2982 ext. 13 or visit www.metc.org.

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Saturday, March 16 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Visit from the Horse Doctor, Dentist & Shoer
Children Friendly Event

When is a 3/4 ton workhorse a chicken? When the doctor, farrier, and dentist come...maybe. Keeping the horses in tip top shape is very important to our farmers. This annual well visit allows a head to tail examination and is just one of the many ways we can be sure our horses are healthy and happy.

Besides seeing some of the tools, techniques and products that relate to horse care as it was practiced during the farm's circa 1900 time period, visitors will be able to meet a veterinarian, horse dentist, and farrier and even try their own hand at a bit of horse doctoring.

With the veterinarian's help, visitors will be able to listen to a horse's heart through an antique stethoscope and watch the doctor give spring vaccines and worming medicine. The dentist will need assistance counting teeth to determining the age of the horse and leveling any teeth with a dental rasp. The special hoof care that is needed, will be demonstrated by the farrier, this will include trimming and balancing of hooves and re-set shoes if needed.

Howell Living Farm represents typical farm life between 1890 and 1910. The farm is operated by the Mercer County Parks Commission. It is located at 70 Wooden's Lane, Lambertville, NJ. For more information. call 609-737-3299 or visit www.howellfarm.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sale: 3/15/19 - 3/17/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Vineland's Palace Depression

Vineland's Palace Depression
Written by Patricia A. Martinelli

When I first learned about the resurrection of the Palace Depression, a tourist attraction in Vineland that once drew thousands of visitors from throughout the United States and other countries, I decided it would make a great subject for an article that later appeared in South Jersey magazine. As I watched the Palace continue to grow under the guidance of Vineland native Kevin Kirchner and a crew of skilled volunteers, I decided that there was so much more to the story that still needed to be told. After all, the original hadn’t sprung magically from the ground back in 1929. What exactly was the story behind this unique place?

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/9/19 - 3/10/19

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Saturday, March 9 - Mount Laurel, Burlington County
Tour Paulsdale & "Suffrage Speak" Afternoon Program

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 presentation about Alice Paul's life and work and a guided tour of the first floor of the property where visitors learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house and its present day use as a girl's leadership center. Tours are $5.00 per person.

From 2:00 - 4:00 pm, join us for a presentation entitled:  "For the Work of a Day, We Want Something to Say: Social Class and Suffrage," presented by Dr. Lara Vapnek, Professor of History at St. John’s University (NY).

The Alice Paul Institute is delighted to present “Suffrage Speak,” a series of presentations and discussions by leading women’s history scholars designed to celebrate the upcoming centennial in 2020 of women winning the right to vote in the United States. This dynamic speakers series will engage audiences and explore the issues in both past and present women’s movements. Speakers will draw parallels from the struggles of a century ago to current events in the U.S., and make history relevant to today’s audience.

“Suffrage Speak” will highlight topics central to contemporary discourse, including the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, and hold the important and difficult discussions necessary to bring about a balanced and realistic concept of what “equality” looks like for women and for all Americans. As the United States prepares to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Alice Paul Institute is proud to invite audiences to join us for this important speakers series. This event is FREE, made possible with the generous support of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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 Sale: 3/9/19 - 3/10/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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