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Thursday, December 12, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/14/19 - 12/15/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, December 13 - 14 - Parsippany, Morris County
Holidays in the Log House: Candlelight Tours

On two nights only, explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Join us for these special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

A perennial favorite, these tours fill up quickly. Reserve your spot by buying your tickets today! $5 member; $12 nonmember. Advance reservations required; space is limited. Purchase tickets here.

Craftsman Farms is located at 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains, NJ. For more information, call 973-540-0311, email info@stickleymuseum.org, or visit www.stickleymuseum.org.

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Saturday, December 14 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Christmas Sing-Along
Children Friendly Event

On Saturday, enjoy an old-fashioned sing-along as Rich Marzec plays Christmas melodies on the accordion in the Longstreet farmhouse. This free event runs from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/13/19 - 12/15/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/7/19 - 12/8/19

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Friday - Saturday, December 6 - 7 - Brick Township, Ocean County
Annual Christmas Celebration

The Brick Township Historical Society will hold its Annual Christmas Celebration at the Havens Homestead Museum, 521 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ on Friday and Saturday from 3:00 - 7:00 pm.

This year's theme is "Santa's Workshop." The three main buildings will be decked out in holiday attire. There will be entertainment and refreshments. The Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop will feature specials with seasonal merchandise. The society has a new item - Havens Homestead tee shirts for $10 each. If Santa can get away from the North Pole, he will be making an appearance. Donation is $5.00 for adults, and children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Parking is in a lot 150 ft. east of the museum accessed by a driveway that says "Robert Anstett Cultural Center." For more information, call 732-785-2500 or visit www.bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com.

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Friday - Sunday, December 6 - 8 - Morris County
Holly Walk 2019


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Saturday, December 7 - Walpack, Sussex County
Walpack Christmas

Join the Walpack Historical Society for a "Walpack Christmas" at the Rosenkrans Museum, Main Street, Walpack Center, NJ within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The celebration and open house will take place on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.

The Rosenkrans Museum will be decorated in the old-fashioned style and refreshments will be served. The museum, a circa 1850 one and a half story frame building with eyebrow windows, was once the typical style of home in the Delaware River Valley. The Walpack Methodist Episcopal Church will also be open.

The event is free and the public is invited. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 973-948-4903 or visit www.walpackhistory.org.

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Saturday, December 7 - 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: 12/6/19 - 12/8/19

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Find something neat at an estate sale? Let us know!
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing

Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing
December 8 and 25, 2019

Each December, thousands gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring Christmas Day 1776 river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.