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Thursday, January 30, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 2/1/20 - 2/2/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, February 1 - Harrison Township, Gloucester County
Annual Groundhog Day Dinner - SOLD OUT
Family Friendly

The Harrison Township Historical Society’s Annual Groundhog Day Dinner and Silent Auction is set for Saturday at 6:00 pm at Ewan Fire Hall, 312 Ewan Road, in the village of Ewan near Mullica Hill, NJ. This annual event features “Down Jersey” sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, candied yams, fried apples, green beans, and a dessert buffet. Now in its sixteenth year, the supper is a revival of a century-old Harrison Township tradition.

The first local groundhog day dinners took place in the early 1900s. Farmers belonging to the Richwood Men’s Bible Class made the sausage and prepared supper for the entire congregation of Richwood Methodist Church.

The event is a fun-filled evening for the entire family. In addition to the home-cooked menu, the program includes a popular silent auction and perhaps the only opportunity in South Jersey to sing Groundhog Day songs. Tickets for the event are $15 and available at Yellow Garage Antiques, 66 South Main Street, Mullica Hill, open Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Advance purchase is recommended since seating is limited.


All proceeds benefit the Society’s exhibitions and educational programs at the Society's Old Town Hall Museum, located at the intersection of South Main Street and Woodstown Road. For more information, visit www.harrisonhistorical.com.

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Saturday, February 1 - 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 1:45 pm on Saturday. Admission is $15 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/31/20 - 2/2/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/25/20 - 1/26/20

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Saturday, January 25 - Montague Township, Sussex County
Winter Festival - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER 
Family Friendly Event

Bring the whole family for a day of winter fun at High Point State Park. Activities will include winter-themed crafts, a story corner, guided winter hike, sing-along, hot cocoa and cookies by the fire, winter weather program, sled dogs, curling, snowshoeing, and ice-fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting). Please park in the gravel lot and walk up to the Interpretive Center.

The New Jersey Dog Sled Club will attend and present an education program and sled dog demonstration.


The Plainfield Curling club will share their love of curling on Lake Marcia so be sure to stop by for a demonstration and to tryout the sport for yourself.
  
Interpretive Center:
Bird Feeder & Winter Themed Crafts for Children
Cookies, Hot Cocoa, and Beignets by the Fireplace
Storytime & Sing Along
Guided Winter Hike
Winter Weather Talk with Nick Stefano
Snowshoeing*
New Jersey Sled Dog Club Education Program & Demonstration

Lake Marcia:

Plainfield Curling Club Demonstration*
Ice Fishing Demonstration*
(*Ice and snow conditions permitting)

These programs will be held at the High Point State Park Interpretive Center and Lake Marcia. This event is FREE but a donation of $5 or more per family appreciated. For more information, visit www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/24/20 - 1/26/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

‘Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson’ Film Screening at Stone Harbor Theatre

‘Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson’ Film Screening at Stone Harbor Theatre 
Friday, February 21, 2019

Join filmmaker Bill Nicoletti and the Friends of the Cape May Music Festival for a screening Friday, on February 21 at 9:00 pm, at the Harbor Square Theatre, of the documentary film, “Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson.”

“Once in a Hundred Years” is an award-winning film that tells the story of contralto and civil rights activist Marian Anderson, of Philadelphia, who reached the pinnacle of professional achievement, attaining worldwide fame and an honored place in classical music history, as one of the greatest opera singers of all time.

“When I sing, I don’t want people to see that my face is black, I don’t want them to see that my face is white, I want them to see my soul which is colorless.”
Marian Anderson

The film runs 50 minutes and the screening will include a Q&A with the filmmaker and panel discussion after the film. This documentary is the directorial debut of Nicoletti, of Ocean City, NJ, founder of Going the Distance Films, Philadelphia. The film was released in February 2018 and premiered at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia to a sold-out audience, was featured at The Kennedy Center in New York in September, and will be airing on PBS. Nicoletti has over 75 national industry awards for professional excellence and holds a master’s degree from St. Joseph’s University. The film has garnered awards including Best Documentary Feature 2019 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and First Place, Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Marian Anderson

Thursday, January 16, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/18/20 - 1/19/20

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Sunday, January 18 - Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse Turns 163!
Children Friendly

Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest, will host a Birthday Celebration to honor the 163rd birthday of the lighthouse on Saturday with free climbs from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

If you truly want to "DO AC," then don't miss this opportunity to experience a 360-degree view of Atlantic City's sparkling skyline, and wish a Happy Birthday to Atlantic City's oldest historic structure, as well as the country's third tallest lighthouse.

Absecon Lighthouse is a state-owned historic property administered by the non-profit Inlet Public/Private Association. Located at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City, it is open to visitors Thursdays through Mondays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/17/20 - 1/19/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, January 9, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/11/20 - 1/12/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, January 11 - Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County
Lebanon Township Museum Art Display Opening Reception
Children Friendly Event

Join the Lebanon Township Museum this January when the walls of the historic schoolhouse will once again be adorned with student artwork! Third graders in Nicole Newcomb's class have created magical Northern Lights landscapes that will fascinate and delight. Alex Maxwell's Woodglen Art Club students have masterfully created Teachers' portraits out of colorful M&M candies. You can look, but don't taste!

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Meet the young artists and enjoy their talented works of art. Light refreshments, including M&Ms, will be served. The Lebanon Township Museum is located at 57 Musconetcong River Road, Lebanon Township. For more information, call 908-638-8523 x405 or email museum@lebtwp.net.

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Saturday, January 11 - 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 1:45 pm on Saturday. Admission is $15 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/10/20 - 1/12/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, January 2, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/4/20 - 1/5/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, January 4 - Sandy Hook, Monmouth County
Battery Gunnison/New Peck Restoration
Children Friendly Event

The Army Ground Forces Association volunteer group will be dressed in WWII era uniform performing restorations projects and interpreting Battery Gunnison/New Peck and its 6-inch guns at Sandy Hook, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Visitors are invited to stop by on this work and training day to chat and learn more about the historic time period of March 1943, the preparation for the May 1943 reactivation of Battery Gunnison/New Peck, and the restoration and preservation projects currently underway. This free event will be held from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm at Battery Gunnison, Lot G Beach Plaza. For more information, call 718-354-4606 or visit www.nps.gov/gate.

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Saturday - Sunday, January 4 - 5 - 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. Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.

Adults $15 and children (ages 3-12) $8. Tours on Saturday at 1:00 pm 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.