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Thursday, April 21, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/23/22 - 4/24/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

A Weekly Feature on www.thehistorygirl.com
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Saturday, April 23 - Westfield, Union County
Sheep to Shawl Festival
Children Friendly

Join us as we kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the Miller-Cory House Museum with our Sheep to Shawl Festival. Held on our historic grounds, the festival includes sheep shearing demonstrated by a master shearer using hand shears as was done in early America. Museum docents in period costume will also be demonstrating wool-related period crafts including spinning, weaving, and knitting. 18th century farm tasks such as wash day and soap making will also be demonstrated and our cooks will showcase eighteenth-century colonial cuisine with authentic colonial-era open hearth cooking using period recipes and techniques. The event is rain or shine and runs from 1:00 to 4:00.
 
There will be a children’s craft and story time with local author Laura Sassi who will be reading her sheep-themed picture book LITTLE EWE.

Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary. The Miller-Cory House Museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ. For more informationcall 908-232-1776, e-mail millercorymuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.millercoryhouse.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/22/22 - 4/24/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/16/22 - 4/17/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, April 16 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s and Sowing Seed Potatoes   
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop by the farmhouse to hear melodies from the 1890s played on the accordion. Enjoy the melodies as you step back in time with a visit to the farm. This free events run from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

From 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: the field is ready and it’s time to plant! Give our farmers a hand as we sow this year’s crop of potatoes. Weather dependent.  

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/15/22 - 4/17/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/9/22 - 4/10/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, April 9 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and 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. This free events run from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/8/22 - 4/10/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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