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Thursday, December 31, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/2/21 - 1/3/21

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Saturday, January 2 - Lower Township, Cape May County
Climb the Cape May Lighthouse
Family Friendly Site

The Cape May 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 and Sunday. 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 $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). Children under 3 and active military are FREE. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/26/20 - 12/27/20

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Saturday, December 26
Celebrating Hogmanay with Scottish Music
Virtual Program

The Trent House Association presents The Practitioners of Musick in a performance honoring the Scottish heritage of William Trent and featuring music that George Washington and his family enjoyed. The program will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday via Zoom at https://bit.ly/39mqPK9. Suggested donations of $10 can be made at www.willliamtrenthouse.org/donation.html.
 
Born in Inverness, Scotland, William Trent immigrated to Philadelphia and established himself as a very successful shipping merchant. In 1714 he acquired much of the land that now is the city of Trenton and in 1719 built his Georgian style mansion on his plantation there. It is likely that General Washington visited his Deputy Quartermaster General John Cox there and may have been entertained with music.

Washington’s family – his wife Martha, her two children, and her four grandchildren – all studied music. He himself was said to be especially fond of William Shield’s comic opera Rosina, which was performed in Philadelphia, the nation’s capital, during his Presidency. Some of the opera’s melodies drew on Scottish folk songs, a fact that led some to claim that Shield composed the music for “Auld Lang Syne.”

John Burkhalter and Donovan Klotzbeacher founded the Practitioners of Musick to the research and performance of the musical riches of 18th century Great Britain and the Colonial and Federal periods in America. They have performed and lectured at libraries, museums, and historic sites throughout the region and beyond.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for a beloved annual tradition: Gingerbread Houses - Deadline 1/2/2021

Join Durand-Hedden House & Garden for a beloved annual tradition: Gingerbread Houses

Deadline extended to January 2, 2021

2020 has been a difficult year, but Durand-Hedden’s Gingerbread House exhibit will go on!

There will be no in-person showings and no contest. Participants will simply submit a photo of their gingerbread creation and its title, as well as their name(s) and ages, to Durand-Hedden at the email below by Saturday, January 2.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/19/20 - 12/20/20

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Saturday, December 19 - Whippany, Morris County
The Kringle Railway Adventure
Family Friendly

Morristown & Erie Railway and Whippany Railway Museum have teamed up together to bring Christmas cheer to the New Jersey area. 
The Kringle Railway Adventure is a round-trip Christmas train ride for all ages that is sure to put your family into the holiday spirit! It's the only one of its kind in North Jersey.

Reserve your seating pod in one of our uniquely themed train cars: Candy Cane Lane, Silent Night, Blizzard Car, A Very Country Christmas, Present Palace, and Ornament Express.

Listen to your favorite holiday songs and enjoy fun and games on your train adventure. Take a moment aboard to send a Christmas letter to Santa's personal email account. Be the first one in your party to find all the items on our train car scavenger hunt! Have you ever wanted to be an elf? Take our quiz to find out if you have what it takes to work for the big guy himself. Each game has been designed for maximum fun in a socially distant manner. You will not need to leave your pod to take part in the festivities.

Arrive early or stop by after your train ride to snap a socially-distant photo with Santa next to his personal locomotive.

The Kringle Railway platform is at The Whippany Train Station located at 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ. The adventure runs through Saturday December 19. Departure times are at 9:00 am, 10:20 am, 11:40 am, 1:00 pm, 2:20 pm, and 3:40 pm.

Reservations are required. Purchase tickets here. All guests, 2 and up, are required to wear a mask while attending the event. For more information, visit www.kringlerailwayadventure.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/18/20 - 12/20/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Cape May MAC’s 47th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour - Virtual This Year

Cape May MAC’s 47th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour - Virtual This Year

Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) announces its 2020 Cape May Christmas Candlelight House Tour is available for purchase to experience virtually this year.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols this year, Cape May MAC made the difficult decision that these annual holiday tours on three nights in December must be cancelled in 2020. Cape May's Christmas Candlelight House Tours have been a beloved annual tradition for nearly half a century. Cape May MAC launched this tour in 1973 and ever since it has been a highlight of the Christmas season in Cape May, America's only National Historic Landmark City. Thousands of people on three nights in December travel to more than a dozen homes, inns, B&Bs, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. It is one of Cape May MAC’s largest fund-raisers.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/12/20 - 12/13/20

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Saturday, December 12
Shakespeare's The Tempest: New Worlds & New Jersey
Virtual Program

The Tempest is Shakespeare’s most direct engagement with America. Journey to Jamestown Island to find archaeological evidence of the voyage that may have inspired Shakespeare’s play, walk with Gonzalo to consider the promise and pitfalls of planting a “commonwealth” in a new world, and return home to find a character from Shakespeare’s play on New Jersey’s own flag. The online discussion will premiere on Facebook at Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites at 10:30 am on Saturday. Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/3581104785337565.

We conclude our series reading along with author Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare 2020 Project. Join the online discussion and add your own comments and questions at www.facebook.com/WallaceDutch.

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Saturday - Sunday, December 12 - 13 - Camden, Camden County
Battleship New Jersey Fire Power Tour
Family Friendly

This self guided tour of the overall view of the Battleship New Jersey takes guests five levels up and two decks below. The Main Deck features an Exhibit Museum that encompasses the 48 years in and out of service. Guides are available for questions in the Captain's Quarters and CEC.

Active Military, World War II Veterans and former Crew Members of BB-62 are asked to stop at the Box Office in the Battleship NJ Visitor's Center. Proudly inform our Ticketing Staff of your service to our Great Nation and receive a complimentary ticket to board the "Big J".

* All guests will be screened in the Visitors Center before entering the Battleship’s Pier, must wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
* Please check your email after purchase for your ticket to either print or save to your mobile device and take with you for check-in in the Visitors Center.

Firepower tour tickets are available to use at any date and time we are open for tours. Admission: Adult are $24.95 and children ages 5-11, veterans, and seniors (62+) are $19.95. Tickets can be purchased online. Battleship New Jersey is located at 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ. For more information, call 856-966-1652 or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/11/20 - 12/13/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 12/5/20 - 12/6/20

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Saturday, December 5 - Cape May, Cape May County
Wassail Day at Historic Cold Spring Village
Children Friendly

Historic Cold Spring Village opens its Homespun Holidays season with Wassail Day on Saturday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of wintertime! Admission for Wassail Day is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for children, and FREE for HCSV Members.

Timed tickets are available by visiting www.hcsv.org and pressing the red BOOK NOW button. Ticket purchase is NON- REFUNDABLE. Rain or shine event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy, military encampments, hot beverages, and holiday treats served by historically clothed interpreters. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas including traditionally-processed wool, artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys, and old-fashioned candy.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern end of the Garden State Parkway. For more information, call 609-898-2300, ext. 10 or visit the Village www.hcsv.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 12/5/20 - 12/6/20

  NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Holiday Scenes & Songs at Historic New Bridge Landing - 12/6/20

Holiday Scenes & Songs at Historic New Bridge Landing

The Bergen County Historical Society presents Holiday Scenes & Songs at Historic New Bridge Landing, a special outdoor holiday event on Sunday, December 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Historic New Bridge Landing is located at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

Join historical balladeer Linda Russell as she takes you on a trip through the ages with songs and scenes to see how the holidays were celebrated.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/28/20 - 11/29/20

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Saturday, November 28 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Thanksgiving Corn Picking Party!
Children Friendly Event

This Saturday, visitors are invited to help Howell Living History Farm with its last harvest of the year – field corn that will be processed into cornmeal and donated to local food banks and pantries.

About 30,000 ears have yet to be picked, according to the farmers who planted the crop back in May. The ears will be dried, shelled, and milled into cornmeal before being given to programs that distribute food to local families. So far, nearly 15 tons of grain products, fresh produce and eggs have been donated to food banks and pantries this year through the farm’s “Share the Harvest” program.

Harvesting will take place in the field from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and include “Corn Picking 101” lessons from the farmers who use work horses, circa 1900 equipment and lots of hand power to cultivate the historical farm’s 45 tillable acres. Farmers hope to finish at least half of the field on Saturday – more than 5 times the amount harvested on an average day of picking with help from visitors.

To support the effort, the farm staff is providing hot and cold cider, popcorn and other nourishment to the field crew. Corn Huskers Lotion will also be on hand.

“Picking corn can dry your hands out pretty quickly,” according to Barbara McGuigan of the farm staff. “It’s amazing that you can still buy the product in some pharmacies in New Jersey. Not that many people are growing field corn these days, and those who are sure aren’t picking it by hand…”

Besides picking corn, visitors can see farm animals, tour a restored circa-1900 farmstead, and enjoy lunch made in the farmhouse kitchen. The Friends of Howell Farm’s annual Wreath & Sleighbell Sale is also taking place on Saturday, and features straps of sleighbells made by the farm’s harnessmaker.

Gates open at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is not required, but guests are asked to register at the Visitor Center outdoor reception center upon arrival. All Mercer County Park Commission rules and regulations are in effect, including the use of facemasks and social distancing. The farm’s bathrooms, open barns and outdoor facilities are ADA accessible. Guests with questions or individual needs are welcome to call in advance.

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 Sales: 11/27/20 - 11/29/20

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/21/20 - 11/22/20

  New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, November 21 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Logging & Firewood Cutting
Children Friendly Event

While farmers use horses to skid saw logs out of the woods and haul firewood to the sap house in preparation for maple sugaring season, visitors can cut and chop firewood, split locust logs into fence rails, and make real barn pegs for use in barn frames around the farm!

At the sawmill, farmers will be cutting boards for horse stalls, fences, and a new hog shed.

This event runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

**Please note that fall 2020 Saturday programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible.

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 Sales: 11/20/20 - 11/22/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing - 11/22/20

244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing on Sunday, November 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Historic New Bridge Landing is located at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

In the Steuben House, Marta Black will be giving three 20-minute talks on political cartoons of the 18th century. Reservations for the talk will be required. Space is limited and there is no additional charge. Times will be announced on the society’s website.  

Also, on display for viewing in the Steuben House will be Revolutionary War artifacts from the society’s collection.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

33rd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique - 11/6/20 - 12/4/20

33rd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
November 2, 2020 - December 1, 2020

The Passaic County Historical Society at Lambert Castle Museum is holding their annual Holiday Boutique as a virtual event for 2020. This annual fundraiser now in its 33rd year, continues as an Online Store in which visitors can browse, shop and pickup purchases curbside at an offsite location while Lambert Castle is being restored. Check out this new venue for a Holiday tradition at www.lambertcastleholidayboutique.com and peruse the vast assortment of Christmas d├ęcor and gifts. Enjoy shopping for this year’s assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food now through December 4th.

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.

For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at www.lambertcastle.org or call 973-247-0085.


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Thursday, November 12, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/14/20 - 11/15/20

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Saturday, November 14
Victorian Christmas Traditions
Virtual Program

Ever wonder why people kiss under the mistletoe at Christmastime? Lady of History, Alisa Dupuy, as her 19th-century character Eliza Blackwell Dupree, will explain this and other Victorian Christmas traditions such as holiday ornaments, Christmas cards, candy canes, and poinsettias. She will also discuss Victorian fashions and sing Christmas carols. Why not pour yourself a nice cup of tea and enjoy this welcome to the holiday season! This program is co-hosted by Plainfield Public Library and the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum. This FREE VIRTUAL program will be held on Saturday from 10:30 - 11:30 am via Zoom. Email sarah.hull@plfdpl.info or drakehouseplainfieldnj@gmail.com for details. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hxajMkTVR6qv16SbE-EJdg

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Saturday, November 14 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Site & Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop in the farmhouse to hear melodies from the 1890s played on the accordion. This free events run 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: 11/13/20 - 11/15/20

  NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 11/7/20 - 11/8/20

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Saturday, November 7 - Tewksbury, Hunterdon County
Tewksbury Historical Society to Hold a Tag Sale

The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, at the Oldwick Carriage House, 5 James Street, Oldwick, NJ. The sale will be held rain or shine. The society will be selling quality items, which are very clean and in working operation. Antiques, furniture, china, dishes, housewares, garden items, costume jewelry and linens will be among the available merchandise. In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be observed and patrons and staff must wear face coverings.

The Tewksbury Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation and was organized for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury. The Society requests donations of documents, records and small artifacts related to Tewksbury’s History for its archives. 

Society membership is open to anyone interested in the history of Tewksbury Township. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and advance notice of all programs and events the Society holds throughout the year. The Society holds three regular meetings per year on the third Sunday in January, March, and May with a fourth being the Covered Dish Supper with program in November, each with an outstanding historical speaker. 

Anyone interested in volunteering for any of the cited events for 2021 may call THS Headquarters at 908-832-6734 or email tewksburyhistory@earthlink.net. Society information and membership details can be found at www.tewksburyhistory.net.

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Saturday, November 7 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Cider Making
Children Friendly Event

Fresh apple cider awaits those who help make it! To earn a taste, all you have to do is turn the crank of the cider press...and then help re-fill the hopper with the Macs, Cortlands, and Red Delicious apples that make for a perfect blend. In the farmhouse kitchen, apple pie is in the oven and applesauce is on the stove. This event runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

**Please note that fall 2020 Saturday programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible.

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 Sales: 11/6/20 - 11/8/20

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/31/20 - 11/1/20

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Saturday, October 31 - Union Township, Union County
Pumpkin Patch Day
Children Friendly Event

Join Liberty Hall for their annual Pumpkin Patch Day - a fall tradition for so many families that offers a variety of fall activities appropriate for all ages in a single, convenient day trip!

In addition to pumpkin picking, carving and painting, children will experience a good old-fashioned hayride and make Halloween crafts. There is an additional charge for pumpkins.

An all-day event, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission is $12 for children and $8 for adults, and children under 3 are free. Reservations are required - no walk in traffic will be accepted this year. To reserve online, visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall. Liberty Hall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ. For more information, call 908-527-0400, e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu, or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.

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Saturday, October 31 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Osage Orange Day
Children Friendly Event

Planting and pruning is only finished when the Osage orange hedgerow is ‘horse high and hog tight.’ Help farmers trim these natural fences, and gather fallen oranges for use in the farmhouse basement .where their scent is thought to discourage insects and spiders from taking up residence. 

Discover evidence of Pleasant Valley's historic landscape by joining farmers for hedgerow walks and talks, and learn about a project to map the Osage orange hedgerows of Mercer County. After, enjoy live music performed by the Jugtown Mountain String Band and a bowl of Ice Cream Jim's famous ice cream. This event runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

**Please note that fall 2020 Saturday programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible.

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 Sales: 10/30/20 - 11/1/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/24/20 - 10/25/20

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Friday - Saturday, October 23 - 24 - Rahway, Union County
The Spirits of Rahway: A Lantern-Lit Tour of the Rahway Cemetery

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/23/20 - 10/25/20

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/17/20 - 10/18/20

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Saturday, October 17
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807
Virtual Program

On Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am via Zoom, attend a presentation by the Museum of the American Revolution and co-hosted by Plainfield Public Library and the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum.

Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which marks its centennial in 2020. But more than a century earlier, white women and free people of color legally held the vote in New Jersey for more than thirty years.

Join a Museum Educator for an exciting look at the Museum of the American Revolution’s newest exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell their stories. This experience also includes a Q&A session.

This is a FREE VIRTUAL program. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email Sarah Hull at localhistory@plfdpl.info to register.

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Saturday, October 17 - Madison, Morris County
Outdoor Architecture Walking Tour

Join METC’s Executive Director for an architectural tour exploring the magnificent James Library Building as well as several other iconic buildings in Madison’s historic district.  She will be joined by architectural historian, Janet Foster who will add some of her own insights for the tour. Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Masks are required to attend this tour. 
Cost is $15 per person for Non-Members or free for METC Members. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ. For more information and to register, visit www.metc.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/16/20 - 10/18/20

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/10/20 - 10/11/20

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Friday - Saturday, October 10 - 11 - Wall Township, Monmouth County
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

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 and Saturday at 7:30 pm.

The tickets are available for $25 per person. Advance registration is required as this is a very popular event and sells out in advance EVERY year! Limited Seating Available. No refunds on tickets purchased. Performance takes place in the Chapel. Please print out tickets or check in with tickets on your cellular device.

Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask while inside the Chapel. For information, call 732-919-3500. Tickets can 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 10 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Site & Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop in the farmhouse to hear melodies from the 1890s played on the accordion. This free events run 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: 10/9/20 - 10/11/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 10/3/20 - 10/4/20

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Friday - Saturday, October 3 - 4 - Wall Township, Monmouth County
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Live Adaptation by Neill Hartley

Join us for a thrilling retelling of Washington Irving’s famous tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Neill Hartley’s dynamic performance brings the tale to life. Audience participation is welcome. The performance takes place at the Allaire Chapel beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

Advance registration is required as this is a very popular event and sells out in advance EVERY year!

Purchase tickets via EventBrite, print your tickets out, and on the night of the performance, you will park in the main parking lot of Allaire State Park and proceed to "Check-In" at the Chapel.

NO REFUNDS ONCE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED.

Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask while inside the Chapel. For information, call 732-919-3500. Tickets can 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 3 - Cape May, Cape May County
Underground Railroad Trolley Tour

On Saturday at 9:30 am, join the Center for Community Arts' (CCA) Community History Committee on a trolley tour of the places where escaped slaves sought refuge and help to continue their journeys to freedom. Hear the stories and visit some of the places connected with the Underground Railroad, including a walk in a historic cemetery where our earliest free Black settlers are buried and a glimpse of the summer home of Stephen Smith, a leading businessman, abolitionist and unsung hero of the Underground Railroad. Learn how Harriet Tubman found Cape May as a resource for earning money to fund her work. Board the trolley at the Washington Street Mall information booth at Ocean Street for this 2-hour tour. Admission is $20 per adult and $15 for children ages 3-12. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - Sunday, October 3 - 4 - 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 be at 12:30 pm, 1:45, and 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (ages 3-12). Tickets can be purchased online or at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Sponsored by Cape May MAC. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 10/2/20 - 10/4/20

  NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/26/20 - 9/27/20

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Saturday, September 26 - Franklin Township, Somerset County
Fennel for Fleas: 18th-Century Kitchen Gardens, Plants, and Their Uses
Family Friendly

Eighteenth-century kitchen gardens can be thought of as the supermarkets of their times, but in one's own backyard. They were filled with plants that provided food for the household (peas and carrots, anyone?). But they also provided ingredients for household and personal use, such as for keeping fleas from your bed or cleaning your skin, as well as for medicinal use for ailments and injuries.

Join us to learn more about kitchen gardens in colonial times and to explore the Rockingham kitchen garden to see what is growing as well as the uses of various plants.

Pre-registration is required by emailing rockingham1783@yahoo.com and including:
1. your last name
2. tour name and date
3. number of people in your group
4. phone number 

The garden tour starts at 11:00 am and is limited to 10 people. Meet in the kitchen garden. Masks are required when social distancing is not possible, so make sure to bring them along. Also, since the tour is held outdoors, please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes as part of the tour will be off walkways. If sunny, we recommend bringing a hat or sunshade, sunscreen, and water. Steady rain and/or lightening will cancel a tour as will extreme heat and/or humidity.

Rockingham is located on Rte. 603 (Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Road), one mile north of Route 27 in Kingston and one mile south of Route 518 in Rocky Hill.  For more information, call 609-683-7132 or visit www.rockingham.net.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 9/25/20 - 9/27/20

 NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/19/20 - 9/20/20

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Saturdays, September 19 and 26 - Franklin Township, Somerset County
Fennel for Fleas: 18th-Century Kitchen Gardens, Plants, and Their Uses
Family Friendly

Eighteenth-century kitchen gardens can be thought of as the supermarkets of their times, but in one's own backyard. They were filled with plants that provided food for the household (peas and carrots, anyone?). But they also provided ingredients for household and personal use, such as for keeping fleas from your bed or cleaning your skin, as well as for medicinal use for ailments and injuries.

Join us to learn more about kitchen gardens in colonial times and to explore the Rockingham kitchen garden to see what is growing as well as the uses of various plants.

Pre-registration is required by emailing rockingham1783@yahoo.com and including:
1. your last name
2. tour name and date
3. number of people in your group
4. phone number 

The garden tour starts at 11:00 am and is limited to 10 people. Meet in the kitchen garden. Masks are required when social distancing is not possible, so make sure to bring them along. Also, since the tour is held outdoors, please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes as part of the tour will be off walkways. If sunny, we recommend bringing a hat or sunshade, sunscreen, and water. Steady rain and/or lightening will cancel a tour as will extreme heat and/or humidity.

Rockingham is located on Rte. 603 (Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Road), one mile north of Route 27 in Kingston and one mile south of Route 518 in Rocky Hill.  For more information, call 609-683-7132 or visit www.rockingham.net.