Exploring the History of New Jersey and Beyond!

Architecture, National Park Sites, Local Sites, and More!

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Somerset County, Morris County... even Cape May County!

No Place is too Small...

What may seem minute and insignificant is what makes history!

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Not only do I like to write about history - I love covering events too!

Spread the History!

Help bring awareness to the historic sites in your area.

From historic figures to historic places...

I want to teach America just how significant New Jersey is!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/22/22 - 1/23/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday - SundayJanuary 22 - 23 - Upper Freehold, Monmouth County
Wallpaper in Early America

View samples of early American wallpaper designs including several patterns that decorated walls in the Walns’ elegant home. This free event runs from 1:00 - 4:00 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.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/21/22 - 1/23/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/15/22 - 1/16/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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SaturdayJanuary 15 - Atlantic City, Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse's 165th Birthday
Family Friendly

Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest and the country’s third tallest masonry light, is celebrating the 165th anniversary of the lighting of its historic first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit on January 15, 1857.  

We normally attract a crowd with free cake and climbs, but this year, we need to stay safe, and so we’re hosting a “Facebook Live” Climb at 1:30 pm. Sit back and relax while you pretend to climb a lighthouse!  In-person guests will also be treated to a “2-4-1” climbing special on Saturday. The lighthouse is open from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, with the last climb 1/2 hour before closing.

In honor of Atlantic City’s beloved oldest structure, we are accepting donations to keep this iconic light shining, to be mailed to 31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Upon receipt, you will receive a personal thank you from our dear Abby commemorating your donation, as your kindness will be so appreciated!

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.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/14/22 - 1/16/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 1/8/22 - 1/9/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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SaturdayJanuary 8
The Legacy of Women's Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites
Virtual Program

Interpreting the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites offers a guide for an updated historic narrative that is inclusive of the full breadth of the movement, including the pervasive bias and racism. Acknowledging the barriers faced by history practitioners, from the difficulty in finding materials that document the political actions by women of color, to our own reluctance to broach this disparity, this book offers practical solutions and techniques for bringing about a larger shift in organizational culture.

Including a chronological primer on the US women’s suffrage movement and the events around the 50th, 75th, and finally the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that took place in 2020, the book also features case studies from 4 historic sites doing this work. Each organization is moving forward to confront the racist tactics, or documented racism within their own history. The case studies can be used as models for best practices, cautionary examples of lessons learned, and can be replicated at sites of all sizes.

Author Page Harrington is the former Executive Director of the National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. Join us as we talk with her about our own work to honestly face our history and look to a future of more equitable stewardship of our sites and stories.

This virtual program starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday. Register here. For more information, visit www.alicepaul.org.

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SaturdayJanuary 8 through Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Paterson, Passaic County
Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park

The Paterson Museum is excited to announce the opening of its newest changing exhibit, Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park. The Paterson Great Falls has dual, sometimes conflicting, identities. The first, as a natural wonder, a scenic beauty, and a tourist attraction. The second, as a source of power, providing the energy needed by the industries that developed into the City of Paterson. This exhibit explores the waterfall’s long journey from a natural resource and industrial tool to becoming a protected park.

Paterson Great Falls: From Power to Park features historical and modern photographs, original artwork inspired by the Falls, scale models of park and much more. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday March 26, 2022 in the Hannah Memorial Gallery, at The Paterson Museum.

Please join us at the Museum on Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for the opening reception. The program will be led by Museum Director Giacomo DeStefano.

The Paterson Museum is located at 2 Market Street (on the corner of Market and Spruce Streets) in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. To learn more about the Paterson Museum, visit https://patersonmuseum.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 1/7/22 - 1/9/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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