Thursday, June 11, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 6/13/20 - 6/14/20

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Saturday, June 13 - Cape May, Cape May County
Spring Celebration Garden Tour

Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) announces its first tour since March, The Spring Celebration Garden Tour, on Saturday (rain date Sunday) from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Cape May MAC cancelled all public events after the state shutdown in March due to the COVID-19 virus; this is the first Cape May MAC tour since then, and a wonderful celebration of spring, beauty, and hope! 

Here is your invitation to step past the frontage and explore the private plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s most dedicated gardeners. See their private landscape designs and take home ideas for your own gardens. Smell and see what’s blooming and flourishing in several different seashore locations dominated by sunlight, ocean breezes, sand and salt, but each uniquely situated. Physick Estate gardens are included! Admission is $20. Maps will be available the day of the tour outside on the grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. Tickets are limited to help maintain social distance. 

Special note: We ask that ticket holders bring and wear their own masks as this is a ticketed event at private homes. Masks will be provided on request. Tickets will be refunded and admission denied to ticket holders who, for whatever reason, decline to or cannot wear a mask. Refunds will be handled by phone or email. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Cape May MAC is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. Cape May MAC membership is open to all. For information about year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, visit Cape May MAC’s website at

Saturday, June 13 - Somerville, Somerset County
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Caesar, Cincinnatus and Gloriana
Virtual Event

Classical Greece and Rome were woven into the popular culture of Revolutionary America just as they were in Elizabethan England when Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar.

Join us online at 10:30 am on Facebook to explore the resonance of this play in the Elizabethan era as Shakespeare’s contemporaries considered the loss of a long-reigning monarch and again in the Revolutionary War as General Washington eschewed military dictatorship for civilian rule by Congress.

Log on to to join the discussion. Resources will also be available to view at

Some event listings courtesy of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey


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