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Thursday, June 13, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/15/19 - 6/16/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, June 15 - Hammonton, Burlington County
Civil War Encampment at Batsto!
Children Friendly Site & Event

The Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. will host a Civil War encampment at historic Batsto Village featuring the 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (12th NJVI), Company K, on Saturday. The 12th NJVI will set up their camp near the entrance to historic Batsto Village and be on the site from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to walk through the encampment and interact with these dedicated and knowledgeable reenactors whose mission is to preserve the heritage & sacrifices of our veterans who fought and lived through the dramatic times of 1862 to 1865. The original 12th New Jersey regiment; organized at Camp Stockton in Woodbury, New Jersey in 1862, fought in every major battle beginning with The Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) in 1863.

The only three-year regiment composed entirely of men from the southern counties of New Jersey, the 12th NJVI played an important role at the Battle of Gettysburg (PA) and in 1886 a monument was dedicated to them at Gettysburg National Military Park.

There is no cost to visit the encampment. Summer parking of $5.00/car is in effect at the village until Labor Day at Batsto Village.

The Batsto Mansion; home of the Richards family for 92 years and later owned by Philadelphia Quaker industrialist Joseph Wharton, will be open for tours throughout the day for a charge of $3.00 / person. The “Big House on the Hill” is a remarkable structure with its beginnings in the late 1700s.

A blacksmith will be on hand to demonstrate the art of shaping iron into useful items and explain how you can learn this unique and interesting skill at Batsto Village.

The Nature Center will be open with science and nature exhibits and special activities for children.

Schedule of Activities:
11:00 am - Roll Call
11:30 am - Posting of Camp Guard
12:00 pm - Company Drill Demonstration
12:30 pm - Dinner Call
1:30 pm - Children’s Drill
2:00 pm - Prisoner Detail
2:30 pm - Infantry Tactics Drill
3:00 pm - Camp Closes 

Batsto is located in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey approximately 7 miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and about 15 miles west of Exit 50 on the Garden State Parkway. Further information may be obtained by calling the Batsto Visitor Center at 609-561-0024 or visit www.batstovillage.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/15/19 - 6/16/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/8/19 - 6/9/19

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Saturday, June 8 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Antique Auto Display at Historic Walnford
Children Friendly Site & Event

The horseless carriage comes to Historic Walnford with these shining examples of pre-WWII automobiles displayed across our shady lawn, weather permitting. Admire these automobiles all made over 70 years ago and imagine when life in the fast lane never hit 50 mph. This free event runs from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

While there, tour 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, 08501. For more information, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 6/7/19 - 6/9/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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