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Thursday, October 31, 2019

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

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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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

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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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.