Thursday, September 16, 2021

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 9/18/21 - 9/19/21

 New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, September 18 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Apple and Fall Festival
Family Friendly Site

The Harvest has been gathered and now it is time for the families of the Howell Iron Works to relax. Please join the villagers in celebrating the harvest and try your hand at apple cider pressing. There will also be an apple pie baking contest, strolling villagers, historic demonstrations, games and so much more! There will also be demonstrations of blacksmithing, carpentry, fiber arts, tinsmithing, and weaving throughout the day. The historic buildings, Pilsen Gourmet Food Truck, Bakery, and General Store will be open for you to visit. 
Masks are requested upon entering the historic buildings.

Please note the following for admission into The Historic Village at Allaire:
Advance Ticket Purchase:
Adults: $8 each
Children: $4 each (ages 3 -12 years)
Ages 2 Years & Under: FREE.

Day of Tickets(if available and not sold out)
Adult: $10 per person
Children: $4 each (ages 3 -12 years)
Ages 2 Years & Under: FREE.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located at 4263 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, September 18 - Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Outdoor Flea Market

In 1980, the Flea Market began as one of our first annual events to raise funds to purchase The Strauss Mansion. It grew and continued successfully for 40 years. We took a one year hiatus due to the Covid Pandemic but now the flea market is back.

The 41st Annual Outdoor Flea Market will be held at the Atlantic Highlands Marina (off First Avenue) on from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The rain date is September 25th. The 140 spaces with 100+ vendors will have something for everyone. A variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts, new and an array of second time around items will be offered. Furnishings, household items, glassware, toys, clothing, tools, books, linens, turn of the century postcards, jewelry vintage and new, fishing equipment old and new will be found. If you can name it, it will probably be there, something for everyone.

At the society tables: refreshments and a variety of food items will be sold. There will be our Treasures’ Or table and a Chance Auction for 5 lovely baskets brimming with merchandise. You can purchase our 50/50 raffle tickets whose prizes will be awarded on December 8.

Join us for an adventurous day of searching for that something you just can’t do without. For additional information, call Bette at 732-291-4313 or Carmen at 732-291-9337.

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Saturday, September 18 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration & Piano Ballads
Children Friendly Site & Event

On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to stop by the out kitchen to see what’s cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s

Head to the farmhouse to experience a sing-along with ballads from the turn of the century.

These free events run from 11:00 am - 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.

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Saturday, September 18 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Fall Plowing & Manure Spreading
Family Friendly Site

It’s time to plant winter wheat, which means it’s time to help fill the farm's "New Idea" spreader with old bedding, corn cobs, and manure...then follow the farmer and horses out to the field and watch as they spread it over the ground.

Once the soil is ready, you can help with the next step and turn over the earth with a mouldbord plow pulled by another team of horses. Farmers will be there to drive the team and teach you how to turn a perfect furrow. The site is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Please note that all 2021 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.

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Saturday, September 18 - Byram, Sussex County
Waterloo Canal Day
Family Friendly Event

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Saturday, September 18 - Marlton, Burlington County
Cropwell Friends Meeting Open House 

Cropwell Friends Meeting is holding an Open House on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Members of the public are welcome to explore the site’s historic building and grounds, as well as learn more about a religion with deep historical ties to this area. Children’s activities will be offered, and resource people will be available to talk about Quaker faith and practice and local history.

Often described as a hidden jewel in the heart of Marlton, Cropwell Friends Meeting House was built in 1809 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Members of Cropwell Friends Meeting farmed much of the land that Marlton is now built on. The Cropwell Friends Meeting House is also next to the site of a house that served as a station on the Underground Railroad. The former house was owned by Quaker Thomas Evans, and a network of secret closets was discovered upon its demolition.

Cropwell Friends Meeting is located at 810 S. Cropwell Road (corner of Old Marlton Pike), Marlton, NJ. For more information, visit www.SouthJerseyQuakers.org.

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Saturday, September 18 - Newton, Sussex County
Sussex County History Day
Family Friendly Event


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Saturday, September 18 - Northfield, Atlantic County
Yard Sale at the Risley Homestead


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Saturday, September 18
Saturday Morning History Chat
Virtual Program


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Saturday, September 18 - Cape May, Cape May County
Underground Railroad Trolley Tour

On Saturday at 10:00 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 how legendary anti-slavery fighter, Harriet Tubman, walked these streets, as did prominent railroad businessman and former slave, Stephen Smith, whose railroad cars carried hundreds to freedom.  travels through parts of Cape May and West Cape May, with stops along the way, including the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Board the trolley at the Washington Street Mall information booth at Ocean Street for this tour. Admission is $25 per adult and $15 per child (ages 3-12). Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and Center for Community Arts (CCA). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - Cape May, Cape May County
Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour

This 45 minute tour is designed for the first-time visitor to Cape May who wants a quick introduction to the many cultural, historical, and natural attractions on the island. From Cape May Harbor to Sunset Beach, tourgoers will learn all they need to know to make the most of their Cape May visit. Tours begin and end at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.


Adults $20 and children (ages 3-12) $15. Tour on Saturday at 12:45 and 3:30 pm and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Cape May MAC membership is open to all. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - Cape May, Cape May County
Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour

You’ll hear how the rich lived in the early 1900s in the most elegant part of town on this trolley tour that includes the eastern beachfront. You’ll see the broad streets and massive plots on Cape May’s east side – an area marketed as “New Cape May” at the turn of the 20th century. Today, new, beachfront second homeowners have continued the tradition, running the gamut from the mere wealthy to the fabulously rich. This narrated tour travels along Beach Drive through the early 20th century East Cape May Development areas. Guides discuss history and architecture. Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop.

Adults $20 and children (ages 3-12) $15. Tour on Saturday at 12:15 and 2:00 pm and Sunday at 12:15 pm. Cape May MAC membership is open to all. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - 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 12:30 pm and Sunday at 12:30, 1:45, and 3:00 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.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - Cape May, Cape May County
Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt
Family Friendly

Have an adventure the whole family will enjoy at the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate! Use our map to explore the grounds and find the answers to questions about the Physick family and life in Victorian times on this educational scavenger hunt. Turn in your answer sheet at the Carriage House Museum Shop and receive a prize! Participate anytime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Price is $5. Purchase tickets online or at the Carriage House Museum Shop. The Emlem Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - Lower Township, Cape May County
World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial Open
Family Friendly Site

Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey's last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After an award-winning restoration in 2009, visitors can climb to the 6th floor spotting gallery while learning about the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower, the All Veterans Memorial, and boardwalk interpretive panels are fully accessible. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12) (one child free with paying adult). The World War II Lookout Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point. 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 - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - 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 9:00 am - 5:00 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 $12 for adults, $8 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.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - 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 $20 and children (ages 3-12) $15. Tours on Saturday at 12:45 pm and 3:30 pm and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Cape May MAC. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse Open
Family Friendly

Absecon Lighthouse will be open Thursdays through Mondays, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, with the last climb 1/2 hour before closing. 

Parking, exhibits, and Keeper’s Cottage museum are free. Admission to climb the 228 steps to the top is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6 for children 4-12, and $5 for Atlantic City residents; active military and children under 4 are free. Dogs on leashes are welcome on the two-acre lawn and in the museum space. Masks and social distancing are required, plexi-glass shields are installed in the gift shop and Watch Room at the top for your safety, and plastic gloves will be issued to climbers. 

First lit in 1857, Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country. It is the oldest man-made structure in Atlantic City, boasts a first-order Fresnel lens still in place at the top, and offers fabulous views of Atlantic City and Brigantine.

The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. For more information, call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.

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Saturday - SundaySeptember 18 - 19 - 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.

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Saturday - Monday, September 18 - 20 - Tuckerton, Ocean County
Outdoor Strolling Admission: Tuckerton Seaport
Family Friendly

After much careful consideration and implementing enhanced safety measures, Tuckerton Seaport is open for strolling for long weekends. The Tuckerton Seaport will be open on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Reserved timed tickets will be required for everyone. This helps us limit capacity and maintain social distancing. Masks will be required at all times. Tuckerton Seaport reserves the right to make changes to the schedule or cancel at any time due to circumstances beyond our control at the discretion of the museum. Safety always comes first around here. In the event that we need to cancel any dates, guests who have pre-purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

How do you make reservations? Reservations can be made in two ways: Online or at the Welcome Booth!


Tickets are just $5/person. Seaport Members can use the discount code Member20 for their complimentary tickets. Members will be required to bring their Membership Card with them when visiting or the discount will not be valid. Membership benefits for Seaport Family Members include two adults as well as any accompanying children under 18. Additional guests should reserve their tickets at the regular price online. Everyone needs a ticket for entry with the exception of children under age 5 who are complimentary.

The Tukerton Seaport is located at 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ. For more information, call 609-296-8868 or visit https://tuckertonseaport.org.

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Sunday, September 19 - Waretown, Ocean County
Back to School Celebration

Stop by the Back to School Celebration at the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum in Lacey on Sunday at 2:00 pm. The program will feature a concert by the Pinelands Symphonic Band. Join us for an afternoon of memories and music as we celebrate Waretown Schoolhouse days gone by. The Little Red Schoolhouse is located at 182 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ.

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Saturday, September 19 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Annual Cornbread Contest and From Fleece to Skein
Children Friendly Site & Event

Watch as Walnford staff spin fleece into yarn using centuries-old techniques on the front porch of the Waln family home from 10:00 - 12:00 noon.

Bring your favorite homemade cornbread in a 9”x13” pan and a typed copy of the recipe to Historic Walnford between 12:30-1:00 pm on Sunday. Peer tasting and voting will take place from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Ribbons will be awarded at 3:00 p.m. by our panel of judges and the popular vote. All ages are welcome! This free event runs from 12:30 - 3:00 pm.

While there, tour the large, elegant Walnford home built in 1774, the 19th century gristmill, and the farm buildings set in a beautiful landscape. Walnford is located at 62 Walnford Road, 08501. For more information, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

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Sunday, September 19 - Maplewood, Union County
Family Fun in the Garden at Durand-Hedden House

A fun-filled afternoon awaits at the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Visitors can learn about the many plants grown in the Herb Garden and wander the sloping meadow of Grasmere Park. Children’s activities, from old-fashioned games to crafts, will keep young ones entertained. The Country Store will be open. The Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s historic house museum, is at 523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ. For more information, visit www.durandhedden.org.






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Sunday, September 19
New Jersey Slave Records Index
Virtual Program

Join Ocean County Historical Society in welcoming Rick Geffken, a former Adjunct Professor at Ocean County College with a BS in Economics and an MA in Social Sciences, who is currently heading up a project called the New Jersey Slave Records Index under the auspices of Monmouth University.

Mark Sunday at 2:00 pm on your calendar and make your Zoom reservation today because you’ll want to hear this popular speaker, writer, and historian reveal stories from New Jersey’s dark history of slavery.

Dutch and English settlers brought the first enslaved people to New Jersey in the 17th century. By the time of the Revolutionary War, slavery was an established practice on labor-intensive farms throughout what became known as the Garden State. On a positive note, Mr. Geffken also traces how emancipated slaves became prominent citizens in Lincroft, as did their next four generations.

To register for this program, send your name, zip code, and email address to oceancountyhistory.zoom@gmail.com and you will be contacted with the link to the Zoom program.

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Sunday, September 19 - Hammonton, Burlington County
Antique, Glass, and Bottle Show

The Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. once again is pleased to present its annual fall Antique, Glass, and Bottle Show. 
This year’s annual event will be held on Sunday, at historic Batsto Village.

The popular Antique, Glass, and Bottle Show; held both in the spring and fall, will welcome shoppers beginning at 9:00 am and continue on until 3:00 pm. Bottles, glass items, antiques, and collectibles will be available from a variety of vendors. Food and beverages will be available throughout day. Parking close to vendor displays will be plentiful.

There is no admission charge to enter the park for the day’s event brought to you by the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.; the officially recognized friends organization of Batsto Village.

The historic Batsto mansion; home to the Richards family for nearly 100 years and later owned by Philadelphia Industrialist Joseph Wharton will be open from 11AM until 3PM for guided tours. There is a $3.00/person charge to tour the mansion.

The famous Batsto Post Office (one of only four in entire United States authorized to cancel mail without a zip code) will also be open to visitors.

Historic Batsto Village is located within Wharton State Forest in the Pinelands of Burlington County, South Jersey approximately 7 miles east of Hammonton on Route 542 and about 15 miles west of Exit 50 on the Garden State Parkway. More information may be obtained by calling the Batsto Visitor Center at 609-561-0024.

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Saturday, September 19 - Burlington Township, Burlington County
A Visit with John Greenleaf Whittier

West Hill Manor House is happy to announce a visit with John Greenleaf Whittier, Quaker, poet, and lifelong abolitionist. 

Mr. Whittier will tell us how his beliefs, politics, newspaper work, and poetry all worked together to end slavery, and how his work brought him to West Hill in 1859. 

Join us on Sunday at 1:30 pm, to meet Mr. Whittier and enjoy light refreshments afterward. $15 -- Tickets are available online at www.westhillnj.org. Use the Donate button, or phone Mrs. Rival at 856-768-0312. West Hill Manor is located at 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington Township, NJ.

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Sunday, September 19 - River Edge, Bergen County
Fall Harvest Homecoming at Historic New Bridge Landing

Come home to Bergen County’s and America’s roots at the Fall Harvest Homecoming 
on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Some 250 years ago, the Bergen Dutch, as the local settlers were known, engaged in autumn activities that will be recreated at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street in River Edge. All three 18th century houses, as well as the 19th century barn, will be open for tours.

See demonstrations of corn shelling (the old-time art of stripping corn and drying the husks for other uses) and broom making in the 1889 barn as well as blacksmithing and cooking seasonal foods at the authentic Jersey-Dutch out-kitchen. Interpreters, some in period dress, will explain their typical 18th century crafts.

The historic 1752 Steuben House will offer a new exhibit of The Urn Finial Chairs of the
Hackensack Valley. These authentic seats were crafted by the 18th century Bergen Dutch, and feature backs of graduated bowed slats, posts topped with urn shaped finials and rush seats. The collection includes a child’s chair and one custom made for an invalid. While unique to this region of the U.S., similar chairs can be found in Dutch paintings as early as the 1600s. Not sure just what rush seats are? See them being made as crafters explain the process. Also in the house that was George Washington’s 1780 quarters, the Lost Art Lacers will present their skill of lacemaking and explain the process.

Amid the rich local history, parents and children can enjoy scarecrow making in front of the 1794 Demarest House as well as an apple tasting and pumpkin picking and decorating outside the tavern at the 1774 Campbell-Christie House, where donuts and cider will be available for purchase. Families are invited to take their decorated pumpkins home as a souvenir.

Admission for the day is $12 for adults, $7 for students and free entry for BCHS members. Face masks are required while inside the historic buildings. There is free parking on site, which is convenient to the New Bridge Landing train station on the Pascack Valley line. Leashed dogs are permitted on the grounds but not inside the
historic houses.

To secure tickets in advance or for a complete listing of events and a detailed history of the entire site, visit www.bergencountyhistory.org.

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Sunday, September 19 - River Edge, Bergen County
2021 Annual Meeting of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society

​2:00 pm - Annual Meeting
HVHS Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Trustees. The public is welcome to attend. Members will vote on HVHS business.
Presentation of the Hopewell Valley History Awards.

3:00 pm - Additions to Historic Houses: Respecting History and Accommodating Modern Life
Life in the 21st century is very different from life in the 18th and 19th centuries, even in Hopewell Valley. Today, people want media rooms, charging stations and Pelotons - but they also want to preserve and restore the historic homes that contribute so much to the heritage of their communities. Mr. Holtermann will discuss how these beloved historic structures can be appropriately and respectfully adapted for modern life.

Holtermann is the architect behind the design for the addition to the historic 1765 Jeremiah Woolsey house, now the home of the Granzow family. At the end of the Annual Meeting, the Granzows will lead in-person attendees on a tour of the house.

Eric Holtermann is a principal at HMR Architects in Princeton, NJ, where he has worked on both new and historic projects for over 20 years. Prior to moving to Pennington in 1999, he was an associate at Platt Byard Dovell Architects in New York City. At HMR, his projects have included The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Parsippany, The Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and Historic Rockingham in Kingston NJ. He also has completed many local residential projects, most within historic contexts.

In-person: Outdoors at the historic Granzow home (1765 Jeremiah Woolsey House), 237 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. Online: Internet Webinar via Zoom - Registration Required for Online.

Meeting Information and Registration
•  If you choose to attend in person - Social distancing and masks required for in-person attendance.  Please bring your own mask and chair.
•  If you choose to attend online - You must pre-register.

In the event of inclement weather, check the HVHS website and social media for updates beginning 24 hours before the meeting. The rain date is Sunday, October 3. For more information, visit www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org.

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Sunday, September 19 - Somerville, Somerset County
Sunset Screening: The Colonial Naturalist

Wallace House State Historic Site is the backdrop to this sunset screening of The Colonial Naturalist, a 1965 educational film from Colonial Williamsburg.

The Colonial Naturalist dramatizes English naturalist Mark Catesby's travels in Virginia in the 1710s and 1720s as he studies and depicts the unique birds and wildlife of America. This vintage film from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation\'s Archive Series renders the birds and wildlife of Virginia in lush detail. Our historian begins the screening with brief remarks on the contested study of nature in the eighteenth century and Catesby's work as a forerunner of later artists and ornithologists including John James Audubon and New Jersey's Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh.

Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for this outdoor film screening. Consider bug spray. The movie runs about one hour and begins at 6:30 pm. Register here.

Learn more about Mark Catesby from Colonial Williamsburg's Past & Present Podcast. Complement this program with visits to In Nature's Realm: The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh on exhibit at Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton now through January 9, 2022 and Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay and Muse on exhibit at New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.
 
This event will be held at the Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites at 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ.

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Through October 15, 2021
4 Tales from the Original Peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands
Virtual Program

Isaac Pearson Mansion and Park presents four Tales from the Original Peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, a limited-time series of pre-recorded and on-demand stories, available through Friday, October 15, 2021, via its website www.isaacpearson.org. Registration is encouraged. Donations are accepted.

Regional storytellers Rob Aptaker and Denise McCormack share four stories, each individually formatted with running times varying from 6 to 11 minutes. Included are 'The Coming of Stories' and 'The Seven Wise Elders,' adapted and retold by Rob Aptaker, and 'Rainbow Crow' and 'The Invisible One and the Rough-Faced Girl,' adapted and retold by Denise McCormack.

The Isaac Pearson mansion was built in 1773, is on the National and State Register of Historic Places. We are offering online and outdoor programs while the Mansion is being restored.

Isaac Pearson Mansion is operated by volunteers of the Historical Society of Hamilton Township, a 501 ( c) 3 non-profit. Your donations help us to preserve the Isaac Pearson Mansion and present history and culture.

To order FREE tickets and for more information, visit www.isaacpearson.org.

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

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