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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Morven Museum & Garden Warms Up Winter with Exciting Programs and New Exhibition

Morven Museum & Garden Warms Up Winter with Exciting Programs and New Exhibition

Beginning on February 23 at 6:30 pm, Morven Museum & Garden’s Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series’ launches “The Woman of the House'' highlighting four homes and gardens of remarkable women spanning three centuries. This popular series, virtual this year, kicks off on the heels of Morven’s first virtual opening reception for its newest exhibition In Nature’s Realm: The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh set for 5:30 pm on February 18.

“We continue our foray into the virtual world and with our  unique brand and variety, we have garnered our newest members from as far away as Tazmania and England as well as just around the corner,” said Morven’s Executive Director Jill Barry. While everyone can “zoom” in to these our programs, the galleries are open and the new exhibition, In Nature’s Realm will delight guests with beautiful depictions of familiar wildlife and pastoral New Jersey landscapes now lost.” 

In Nature’s Realm

Morven is honored to present the first exhibition examining the work of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856–1915). Born in New Brunswick, the great-great-grandson of Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736–1790), the first president of Queens College (Rutgers University), Hardenbergh was a self-taught artist and ornithologist. 

On Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 pm, Curator and Deputy Director Elizabeth Allan presents a virtual peek inside the exhibition. Opening to the public on February 19, 2021, the exhibition will run through January 9, 2022 in Morven’s second floor galleries. Accompanying programming, including The Art of the Dog, Portrait Workshop with Debra Lampert-Rudman; Fishing Creel Weaving Workshop with Mary May; Jersey Birds Illustration Classes with Erin Ellis; and The Art of Deception, Duck Decoy Workshop with Jode Hillman, are listed on Morven’s website.

Grouse, 1885. Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856–1915), oil on canvas. Collection of the Van Nostrand Family. 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/30/21 - 1/31/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, January 30 - Cape May, Cape May County
Emlen Physick House 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 on Saturday at 1:45 pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 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: 1/29/21 - 1/31/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/23/21 - 1/24/21

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Saturday, January 23
“Immigration and Americanization - Eastern European Workers in Trenton's Roebling Factories”
Virtual Program
 
The Trent House Association presents a virtual illustrated talk, “Immigration and Americanization - Eastern European Workers in Trenton's Roebling Factories.” The program will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday via Zoom at https://bit.ly/3nTJ51U. Suggested donations of $10 can be made at www.willliamtrenthouse.org/donation.html. 
 
The Trent House Museum continues to expand its interpretation of Trenton's history. In this program, available via Zoom, records of Roebling Factory employees in the years immediately after World War I are used to explore the question, "Why were some workers who immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe considered 'American' while others were not?"

Four boxes of employee records found in the Trentoniana Collection of the Trenton Public Library are a treasure trove of detailed information about nearly 900 men who worked in Building 2, Department 50, of the Roebling Wire Factory in Trenton in the early part of the 20th century. Samuel Stephens, trustee of the Trent House Association, and Matthew Xu, student intern from West Windsor - Plainsboro High School South, present the results of their examination of these records. They focus on factors that affected why some workers' employment records reported a dual nationality combining their country of origin with "American," and others did not. They explore factors in the individual workers' lives as well as in the social and political dynamics of the time and ask us to consider what the experiences of these immigrants might tell us about immigration to the United States today.

The 1719 William Trent House Museum is dedicated to sharing the authentic history of the house, property, and people with our communities, connecting the past with today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.williamtrenthouse.org.

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Saturday, January 23 - Cape May, Cape May County
Emlen Physick House 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 on Saturday at 1:45 pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 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: 1/22/21 - 1/24/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/16/21 - 1/17/21

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, January 16 - Cape May, Cape May County
Emlen Physick House 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 on Saturday at 1:45 pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 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: 1/15/21 - 1/17/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Newark Museum of Art Educational Loan Collection Auction To Be Hosted By Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC

Newark Museum of Art Educational Loan Collection Auction To Be Hosted By Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC

Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, in collaboration with The Newark Museum of Art, proudly announces the Newark Museum of Art Educational Loan Collection Auction.

“The Newark Museum of Art was founded by Director John Cotton Dana at the Newark Public Library in 1909. To this day, the century plus old institution is New Jersey’s largest museum and home to many fine collections. When the Newark Museum of Art first reached out to us, we were absolutely humbled and honored with the opportunity to represent the museum’s collection. And now, with the event officially open for bidding, we couldn’t be more excited to offer this extensive collection to the public. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum’s educational programming,” said Ed Frischkorn, Operations Manager.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/9/21 - 1/10/21

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, January 9 - 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/8/21 - 1/10/21

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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