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Thursday, August 27, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/29/20 - 8/30/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, August 29 - 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: 8/28/20 - 8/30/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/22/20 - 8/23/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturdays, August 22 and 29 - 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: 8/21/20 - 8/23/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/15/20 - 8/16/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, August 15 - Somers Point, Atlantic County
Somers Point Historical Society Open House
Family Friendly

The Somers Point Historical Society is sponsoring an Open House on Saturday (raindate Saturday, August 22) at our museum. Over the winter and spring months the museum has been totally renovated. In addition to highlighting local Somers Point history, we have assimilated the recent acquisition of the Linwood Maritime Museum into our collection. The expansion of artifacts includes a diorama of a late 1800s shipbuilding workshop complete with vintage tools. Seven large scale ship models of various types of ships that measure from 36 to 60 inches in width each in their own case. Smaller ship models are also on display. All of the models were hand crafted by Tom Adams of Linwood. Two large display cases highlight artifacts that were used in the early days of shipping along the Eastern seaboard. Authentic rigging and sailmaker’s tools round out the new items on display.

The Open House will take place at the Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ. In addition to the museum displays, a vintage garvey built by Mark Sutton, circa 1930, will be on display outside. Spreading across the lawn of the Somers Point City Hall in the shaded areas will be a duck decoy carver demonstration by Tony Hillman. Joe Bart Gerety will regale us with sea shanties and folk music. Several local historical organizations will have tables and information about their group with some items for sale. Horsepower by the Bay T-shirts, beer glasses, and Lawson’s Pride items will be for sale as well as some freebies. A limit of ten people at a time will be admitted to the museum but enjoy the outside activities. The events take place from 10;00 am - 2:00 pm.

Bring a chair to enjoy the outside activities. For those longing for something different to do, this promises to be a fun and informative event. Masks are required when inside of the museum. CDC and state requirements for masks will be in effect. For more information, call 609-927-2900.

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Saturday - Sunday, August 15 - 16 - Byram Township, Sussex County
FREE Canal Village Outside Walking Tours at Waterloo Village
Family Friendly

FREE Canal Village Outside Walking Tours and outside exhibits will be open in the Lenape Indian Village. Join us Saturday and Sunday for the next three weekends (August 15/16; 22/23,  and 29/30). Canal village tours will be available at 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. They are approximately 45 minutes long. The Lenape Indian Village exhibits will be open from 11:00 - 2:00 pm. Restrooms are open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Masks and social distancing required. Reservations for tours suggested but not required. Waterloo Village Historic Site is located within Allamuchy Mountain State Park on Waterloo Road, Stanhope NJ. For more information and to make reservations, call the office at 973-347-1835.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/14/20 - 8/16/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Thursday, August 6, 2020

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 8/8/20 - 8/9/20

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings
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Saturday, August 8 - Westfield, Union County
Westfield Historical Society Walking Tour: Westfield’s Historic Churches

On Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00 am, the eighth in a very popular series of architectural walking tours will take place around the downtown area churches of Westfield.

The intent of this tour is to look at the diverse architectural styles of five of the many churches - some having great historic significance near downtown Westfield. Gregory Blasi, R.A. local architect and principal of Vincentsen & Blasi Architects and Westfield Historical Society President, will lead the tour and answer questions.

Mr. Blasi will discuss how the architecture of these churches differs depending on the time they were built. Pending approvals from the churches, some may take place inside the church.

The tour will accommodate 20 attendees, but additional tours will be scheduled if interest warrants. It will take place rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to wear face masks, bring hand sanitizer, and practice appropriate social distancing. The tour meet-up location will be provided to registrants. Please RSVP by email to westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com; or call 908-654-1794.

A donation to the Westfield Historical Society would be appreciated: $10 for members, and $20 for non-members, and will be collected at the start of the tour. Membership information will be available. For more information, visit http://westfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 8/1/20 - 8/9/20

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Paterson Museum Unveils Virtual Exhibition

Paterson Museum Unveils Virtual Exhibition
Seeking Refuge: Images of those Displaced by War, Poverty and Persecution

The Paterson Museum is happy to announce the opening of a virtual exhibition experience, Seeking Refuge: Images of those Displaced by War, Poverty and Persecution. The situation of refugees has been a much debated topic in recent years, both within the United States and internationally. As a city with a strong history of diversity among its inhabitants, Paterson and its citizens have an opportunity to partake in the discussion. Therefore, the Museum is happy to introduce our newest exhibition, Seeking Refuge, the photo essays of Thomas E. Franklin.

Migrant Campfire, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2017. Photographed by Thomas Franklin.