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.

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Saturday, March 23 - Roebling, Burlington County
"Trenton Makes" with author Tadzio Koelb

Roebling Museum's Saturday Lecture Series returns in 2019 with a very special discussion and book signing event on New Jersey Makers Day at 1:00 pm!

Intrigue, secrets, and industry collide in a new piece of fiction written against the backdrop of the place in New Jersey where the popular slogan, “Trenton makes, the world takes,” was born. Meet the author, Tadzio Koelb. Hear about his research for the book, "Trenton Makes" and take part in what is sure to be a lively discussion, followed by a book signing.

$7 general admission and $6 museum members. The Roebling Museum is located at 100 Second Avenue in Roebling, NJ. Parking is available in the Museum lot off Hornberger Avenue. The NJ Transit River Line stops opposite the Museum. Visitors are encouraged not to park on 2nd Avenue, on the residential side of the building. For more information, call 609-499-7200 or visit www.roeblingmuseum.org.

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Saturday, March 23 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Sawmilling and Tree Planting
Children Friendly Event

Howell Farm invites visitors of all ages to get a grip on history by grabbing a shovel, saw, drawknife, or cant hook when helping hands are needed to plant trees, cut firewood, make barn pegs and ready logs for the sawmill.

The work will begin when farmers use a portable sawmill to cut lumber for barn repairs and restoration projects. Visitors can help by using spud bars to de-bark logs and cant hooks to roll them to the mill.

Those who like working the old-fashioned way can use a two-man saw to cut rounds that will then be split into firewood, wheel chocks, and barn peg blanks. Mallets, froes, and draw knives are among the tools that visitors can try. Youngsters can make and take home a barn peg like the ones used to hold together a timber frame barn.

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.

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Saturday, March 23 - Warren, Somerset County
Spiritual Heritage Preserved in Stone: Cemetery Art and Poetry

How did our local forebears understand the meaning of death? How did they wish to be remembered after their own deaths? Gravestones that have survived more than 200 years in our midst may reveal contemporary mindsets through language and commonly understood visual motifs. Learn about gravestone carving traditions and the characteristics that distinguished these intriguing, finely crafted and one-of-a-kind works of art. Hannah Kerwin will discuss symbolic imagery and evocative epitaphs on gravestones, using some examples from the Old Presbyterian Graveyard, a Revolutionary Era cemetery located in Bound Brook.

This program will take place at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's Warren Branch, 42 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ at 11:00 am.

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Saturday, March 23 - Forked River, Ocean County
Appraisal Fair

Have you ever wondered how much that keepsake, family heirloom, or antique gathering dust is worth? ​Now you can find out when the Lacey Township Historical Society hosts Marilyn Melega and company from Old and New Legacies on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Admission is only $5.00 at the door and will include a tour of the museum, light refreshments, and the appraisal of one item. Additional items maybe appraised for $5.00 each or $15.00 a collection.

The event will take place at 126 South Main Street in Forked River at the Old School House Museum, Route 9, behind Mrs. Walker's Ice Cream Shop. No reservations needed. If you have questions regarding this fundraiser, call 609-971-0476 and leave a message.

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Saturday - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Hancocks Bridge, Salem County
The Hancock House Massacre- 241st Anniversary Event

In March of 1778, Salem County was invaded by a British foraging expedition sent down-river from Philadelphia. Local militia organized to defend their homes, which led to skirmishing along the Alloway Creek. At Quinton’s Bridge, March 18th, 1778, a militia force was just barely able to fend off the British advance over the creek, and just two days later a company of men guarding the passage over Hancock’s Bridge were surprised by a loyalist force and “massacred”. After this, resistance faded, leaving the county open to plunder. On the 27th of March the British embarked back to Philadelphia. Salem County was at peace once again, but residents would forever remember the trials and tribulations of those days in March of 1778.

Join us at the Hancock House State Historic Site where the militia will form to repel the British once again on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm each day! This event is free and held rain or shine.

Activities will include:
Military encampments
Musket and drill demonstrations
Tour the house where the attack happened
Meet Judge Hancock and others that were there
Guided tour of Quinton’s Bridge battle site (3:30 pm each day)

The Hancock House State Historic Site is located at 3 Front Street, Hancocks Bridge, NJ. For more information, call 856-935-4373.

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Saturday - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Trenton, Mercer County
Manufacturing a Revolution: Trenton During the Winter of 1778

On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, the Old Barracks Museum will break your winter cabin fever by reliving the winter of 1777-1778, when Washington’s troops were experiencing the harsh Winter at Valley Forge. The Old Barracks will host 18th century carpenters, tailors, cordwainers and shoemakers, hatters, gunsmiths, laundresses, clerks, and members of the local militia. Come see the scale at which production was happening in Trenton in 1778 in order to sustain the needs of the Continental Army. Artisans and tradesmen will be demonstrating all day, both days.

Musket demonstrations will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. On Saturday at 11:00 am, Shaun A. Pekar will discuss shoe manufacturing during the American Revolution and learn why the fledgling American Army faced constant footwear shortages and how they dealt with them. At 1:00 pm, Jim Casco will present “Gunsmithing: Then and Now” and detail how the craft of gunsmithing changed over time. On Sunday at 1:00  pm, Robert Smith will present a lecture on his book Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

All presentations are included in the regular cost of admission: $10-adult, $8-student/senior, and free-children under 6, active U.S. military, and museum members. The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Free parking is available in the Capitol Complex Parking Garage. Metered parking is also available near the museum. For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Lower Township, Cape May County
Climb the Cape May Lighthouse
Children Friendly

On Saturday, the Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop reopens for the season. The lighthouse is an 1859 structure with 199 steps to the watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible Visitors' Orientation Center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and lighthouse memorabilia. Open 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm on Saturday. Cape May Point State Park is located in Lower Township, NJ. Admission to the Visitors' Orientation Center and the ground floor of the lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by 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 - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Cape May, Cape May County
Emlen Physick Estate Tour
Family Friendly Tour

Take a guided tour of Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate, the magnificent Stick Style mansion attributed to renowned Victorian architect Frank Furness. A tour of the 15 beautifully restored rooms gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle of this Victorian-era Cape May family. Physick Estate Tours take approximately 45 minutes and end with a visit to the 1876 Carriage House where you can see the current exhibit in the Carroll Gallery. Tours will start at 12:30 pm on Saturday and 1:45 pm on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Tickets can be purchased at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Cape May, Cape May County
Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt
Family Friendly

Have an adventure the whole family will enjoy at the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate! Use our map to explore the grounds and find the answers to questions about the Physick family and life in Victorian times on this educational scavenger hunt. Turn in your answer sheet at the Carriage House Museum Shop and receive a prize!

$5 includes map and clues. Maps and clues available at the Hill House office or the Carriage House Visitors Center at the Emlen Physick Estate. The Emlem Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Cape May, Cape May County
Cape May Historic District Trolley Tour

Enjoy a 45 minute guided tour with entertaining and enlightening stories about the nation's oldest seaside resort and how it survived. Accessible trolley available with advance notification. Tour begins at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

Adults $12 and children (ages 3-12) $8. Tours on Saturday at 11:45 am and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, March 23 - 24 - Wantage, Sussex County
Maple Syrup Demonstration

Ever wonder how maple syrup is actually made? On Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, the volunteers at the Lusscroft Farm Sugar Shack will show you! Watch live demonstrations of how to tap the maple trees, collect the sap, and make the delicious syrup. Fun for the whole family! Fresh maple syrup will be available for purchase. Free admission.

Lusscroft Farm is located at 50 Neilson Road and 4-H Trail, Wantage, NJ. Presented by The Heritage and Agriculture Association, Inc., the NJ Tree Farm Program, the NJ Society of American Foresters, and the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry. For more information, email lusscroftfarm@gmail.com or visit www.lusscroftfarm.org.

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Sunday, March 24 - Princeton, Mercer County
Historic Princeton Walking Tour
Children Friendly Tour

Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel, and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn on your tour.

Admission: $7 per adult; $4 children ages 6 to 12; free for children age 5 and under. Tours begin in front of the Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Tour begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. Walk up ticket sales are cash only; guides cannot provide change. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

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Sunday, March 24 - Union Township, Union County
"Revolutionary New Jersey: Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution"

At Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, on Sunday at 2:00 pm, the Union Township Historical Society will host Robert A. Mayers. He will present "Revolutionary New Jersey: Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution,” based on his new book of the same name, customized for Union and Union County.

Mayers thrives on discovering facts about the American Revolution not found in works of earlier writers. The descendant of Patriot soldier, Corporal John Allison, the American Revolution is personal to him.

Visits to Revolutionary War sites, combined with research into original documents and oral accounts, help Mayers bring history alive. His audiences comment that they regret having tuned out history when they were in school. Mayers' presentations are for everyone--not just hardcore history buffs.

Mayers is an active member of ten historical societies and a frequent contributor to their publications. His service as a combat officer in both the Navy and the Marine Corps provides him with a deeper perspective into battles depicted in his work. Mayers is a graduate of Rutgers University and served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University

Mayers published books include The War Man, the biography of a soldier, who fought all eight years of the Revolutionary War, The Forgotten Revolution, and Searching for Private Yankee Doodle – Washington’s SoldiersFor more information, visit www.revolutionarydetective.com.

Admission to his presentation is free. Refreshments will be served. The church is located at 888 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ.

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Sunday, March 24 - Boonton, Morris County
Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, Astors, & Rockefellers


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Sunday, March 24 - Greenwich, Cumberland County
C. F. Seabrook: Construction Engineer, 1920 – 1931

On Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, John Seabrook, writer for the New Yorker, will be giving a lecture titled: "C.F. Seabrook: Construction Engineer, 1920-1931." Though he is remembered as a farmer, C.F. Seabrook was considered one of America's leading road builders, a career that suited him in some ways better than farming. Beginning with Route 77 and continuing with the Philadelphia Centennial, C.F. built a reputation so great in the U.S. that the Soviet Union brought Seabrook to Moscow to build thousands of miles of roads, in 1929, as part of Stalin's first Five Year Plan. This venture ended in disaster and litigation, and brought C.F. back to South Jersey for his third and final act as a frozen food pioneer. John's recent research, including documents obtained from the former Soviet Archives for the first time, shed new light on this most interesting chapter in the life C.F. Seabrook. This program will be held at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical & Historical Library, located at 981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.cchistsoc.org.

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Sunday, March 24 - West Orange, Essex County
Harry's Magical Invention Bag
Children Friendly Event

Learn about invention and the important role Edison played in taking invention from a cottage/hobby activity to a full commercial activity - practiced by all major corporations. Hear Harry Roman, a Thomas Edison National Historical Park volunteer, retired engineer, as well as inventor and patent holder, as he discusses the major role NJ plays in the national invention scene-and all the great inventions NJ inventors have brought into our world.

The program, held from 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 3:00 - 4:00 pm, is included with regular admission. Tickets must be purchased at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Laboratory Complex Visitor Center at 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. Admission is $15.00 per person and includes the Glenmont Estate and the Laboratory Complex. Children under age 16 are free. For more information, call 973-736-0550 x11 or visit www.nps.gov/edis.

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Sunday, March 24 - Plainfield, Union County
“Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage”

The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage” on Sunday starting at 2:00 pm at the Drake House Museum.

Carol Simon Levine will portray Lillian Feickert, president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, who lived in Plainfield and North Plainfield. She will tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for woman suffrage.

Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, women had the right to vote in only one state, New Jersey, a right they would lose in 1807, and not win back for more than five generations. New Jersey's role in the struggle to regain that right is largely overlooked.

Hear the stories of the many women with New Jersey ties, including the Grimke sisters (who spoke out against slavery and for women's rights from their home in Shrewsbury), Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph (chair of the NJ Association of Colored Women's Clubs and executive board member on the NJ Woman Suffrage Association), Alice Low Turnbull Hopkins (who threw her considerable support behind Alice Paul's Washington pickets), and Alice Paul, the dynamo who re-energized the movement for a federal amendment. Together their tireless efforts propelled woman suffrage past reluctant male voters and through state and national legislatures to the final success of the 19th Amendment.

Carol Simon Levin is a retired librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter based in Bedminster, NJ. In 2016, she wrote Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates, about amazing American women, which was illustrated by 36 artists. It is an interactive book about lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women in American history. In addition to a coloring page, each entry includes a short biography, a fascinating fact and a quote by the woman.

Please consider wearing white in a tribute to U.S. suffragists. Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis. Light refreshments will be served. Members: free and non-members: donations are always appreciated. The Drake House Museum is located at 602 West Front Street, Plainfield, NJ. For more information, call 908-755-5831 or visit www.drakehouseplainfieldnj.org.

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Through Sunday, March 31 - East Amwell, Hunterdon County
Mary Ackerman Buckwalter Exhibit: 1918-2017
Family Friendly

Born in Paterson New Jersey, Mary spent the bulk of her adult life in Hunterdon County, raising a family while pursuing her artistic endeavors. She was educated at NYU (Washington Square Studios) and studied under area artists including, Sigmund Kozlo and Leo Russell. She spent nearly 50 years honing her craft here in Hunterdon mainly painting still life and landscapes. Taking a cue from both the New Hope School and PA Impressionists, her work reflects an influence from Pre-war European Impressionism but with an American aspect.

Mary exhibited throughout NJ and Eastern PA and was a member of the Hunterdon Art Center of Clinton. Her work has found permanent homes in the Hunterdon Medical Center, Hunterdon hospice, the County Seat in Flemington, and also The Three Bridges Public Library.

The East Amwell Historical Society and the Sourland Conservancy will present the Mary Ackerman Buckwalter Exhibit at the East Amwell Museum 1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ. The opening reception will be held on March 15 at 7:00 pm. Admission to the East Amwell Museum and exhibit will be free and open to the public on weekends from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display from March 9 through March 31, 2019. For more information, visit www.eastamwellhistory.org and www.sourland.org.

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Through Sunday, April 14 - Cape May, Cape May County
Collecting History: Personal Collections of Cape May's African American Community
Family Friendly

Collecting is a lifelong passion for many individuals who hunt, preserve, and curate items of importance and interest. It's not just the object that holds curiosity, but the story it has to tell. Never before seen personal collections of dolls, stamps, postcards, hats, books, art, and pocket watches will be exhibited along with John Nash's collection. Mr. Nash was a beloved community historian whose dedication to collecting Cape May's African American history formed the basis for Center for Community Arts' Nash African American History Archives.

This exhibit will be held at the Carroll Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Admission to the exhibit is free. Visit www.capemaymac.org/carriage-house-hours for exhibit hours. The Emlem Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by 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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Through June 2019 - Ocean Township, Monmouth County
"Wet as the Atlantic Ocean: Prohibition in New Jersey”

The 18th Amendment—the measure that made the manufacture, sale, or transport of alcoholic beverages a federal offense for the 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, and 17 hours of Prohibition—was repealed in 1933. It is the only Constitution Amendment ever to be undone. And its doing and undoing were the results of a tug-of-war between the “Wets” and the “Drys” that played out across the country.

A new exhibit opening to the public Sunday, in the Richmond Gallery of the Eden Woolley House reveals where New Jersey stood in that tug-of-war. “Wet as the Atlantic Ocean: Prohibition in NJ” brings the debates, glamour, and violence of the Roaring Twenties home.

How did it happen?
The prohibition debate had been argued across the country for nearly a century before the 18th Amendment outlawed alcohol nationwide. Maine passed the first state prohibition law in 1846 and by the Civil War, several other states had followed suit.

So what happened in the first decades of the next century to elevate debate into a campaign for a Constitutional Amendment—that took the fight national?

• Drunkenness was a real problem. The proliferation of saloons fueled a drinking culture, and between 1900 and 1913, beer and alcohol consumption soared. Women and families suffered.
• Women had been campaigning for abstinence since the early 1800s, By the turn of the century they were finding their voice, stridently advocating for the vote-— and increasingly for prohibition. Organizations like the Women’s Christian Temperance Union were gaining ground.
• Many Americans felt threatened by the influx of immigrants whose cultural norms around alcohol threatened prevailing white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant values.
• On the global scene, the unthinkable carnage of the First World War and the alarming success of the Russian Revolution fueled a nostalgic longing for control and order.

Under these conditions, pro-prohibition sentiment grew. By 1919 more than half the country lived in dry states, counties, or towns. If the 18th Amendment were to be passed, it needed to happen before the 1920 census, the results of which would give greater power to the anti-prohibition cities.

The last state to Ratify
Ours was the last state to ratify the 18th amendment and it did so in 1922, two years after the measure was in effect. (Rhode Island and Connecticut never ratified.) We fought Prohibition in court. New Jersey joined Rhode Island in a losing challenge before the Supreme Court (1920). And we were back in 1931, when the Supreme Court overruled a New Jersey federal judge’s decision invalidating the 18th Amendment.

New Jersey’s Resistance
It’s no surprise, then, that Prohibition enforcement in New Jersey was lax. Local fishermen and boaters shuttled bootlegged liquor to shore from rum-running ships lined up just outside the legal limit. Speakeasies thrived with little risk of raid. The state underfunded enforcement. Corruption was rampant. Local police turned a blind eye. Even the teetotaling and incorruptible Ira Reeves, the man put in charge of federal enforcement in New Jersey, resigned after eight months and took up the anti-Prohibition cause!

This exhibit runs through June 2019. The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The Museum also houses a library and archive of local history. It is open, free of charge, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Thursday evenings, and 1:00 - 4:00 pm the first and second Sundays of each month. The Township of Ocean Historical Museum is located at 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ. For more information, visit www.oceanmuseum.org.

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Through June 2019 - Morristown, Morris County
Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms

Morris County Historical Society’s upcoming exhibit, Iconic Culture: From Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms, promises to be a one-stop spot for a stroll down memory lane.

From the timeless designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel to the trend-setting bell bottoms of Sonny and Cher, MCHS explores more than 50 years of cultural history through a retrospective featuring nearly 100 pieces from its historic textile collection. Iconic Culture will examine how changes in clothing styles mirrored the social climate of their time and the seminal moments and people who defined their decade – with a focus on New Jersey history.

In addition to the fashions, Iconic Culture will highlight cultural milestones in local, state, and national history that coincided with the Roaring 20s, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam Era.

This multimedia exhibit features music, television shows, and radio broadcasts. Visitors will also have an opportunity to share personal recollections about significant events, such as the assassination of President Kennedy.

The exhibit is available through Sunday, June 16, 2019. Morris County Historical Society is located at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:000 am - 4:00 pm and Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission, which includes the exhibits and landscaped grounds, is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members. For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.MorrisCountyHistory.org.

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Through November 11, 2019 - Woodbury, Gloucester County
War to End Wars: Centennial of WWI & Veterans’ Day

War to End Wars: Centennial of WWI & Veterans’ Day, our new exhibit at the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum, honors the centennial of World War I and its veterans.  Come view uniforms worn by local, youthful doughboys as well as original liberty bond and enlistment posters carefully preserved by our librarians for over one hundred years! The exhibit also honors veterans of all wars since World War I as Americans now celebrate the day the war ended as Veterans’ Day. The exhibit is now open and will run through Veterans’ Day. The exhibit will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The museum is also open on the last Sunday of each month September through April from 2:00 - 5:00 pm as well as Saturdays April 6 and May 4 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please visit www.gchsnj.org for further details. The Gloucester County Historical Society Museum is located at 58 N. Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ. For more information, call 856-848-8531 or visit www.gchsnj.org.

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

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