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Monday, May 21, 2018

Envisioning New Jersey: A New Visual History of New Jersey

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church- Woodbridge, Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ
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Envisioning New Jersey: A New Visual History of New Jersey What is New Jersey-the Garden State, Crossroads of the American Revolution, the Soprano State? The Historical Association of Woodbridge Township presents a lively discussion on this topic by Dr. Richard Veit of Monmouth University, noted archaeologist and historian. This presentation uses numerous images and a series of carefully selected little known incidents from this State’s history to illustrate New Jersey’s rich history which mirrors American history. The program and will…

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METC’s After School Program: Junior Museum Curators

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main Street
Madison, NJ
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Join us as we explore the art of collecting! Try out crafts ranging from book-making to stenciling to faux stained glass. Discover how museums use their collections to create exciting exhibits and create your own mini-exhibit. Ages: 6 -10 Register here

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Mendham Borough Historical Society Presents: “Heirloom Refinishing: Making Furniture As Good As Old”

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street
Mendham Borough, NJ United States
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The Mendham Borough Historical Society meets on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30 PM in the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street, Borough. The program’s presentation is by Herb Stocknoff at 7:45 PM, “Heirloom Refinishing: Making Furniture As Good As Old.” Proprietor with his son of Heirloom Refinishing in Rockaway, NJ, the speaker shares 40 years of experience in refinishing fine furniture and antiques.  Featured will be an active refinishing work in progress, subject myths, when to refinish and when/what to leave…

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Wednesday Tea and Tour at Historic Morven

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Historic Morven, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Invite a friend (or a few!) to relax in the classic elegance of Morven’s Garden Room overlooking the Colonial Revival garden. Tea at the home of Richard Stockton and his poet wife, Annis Boudinot Stockton,  includes tea sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of fresh fruit and sweets. Four generations of Stocktons lived at Morven before it was sold to Robert Wood Johnson in the early 20th century. It later became the official home to five New Jersey governors. A docent-led…

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Proprietary House tours

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
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Visit the nation's only remaining original Royal Governor's mansion, right here in New Jersey! Completed in 1764, the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy served as home to New Jersey's last Royal Governor, William Franklin. In the years to follow, it was the site of Franklin's arrest by Patriot forces and later became a stylish hotel, a retirement home, a boarding house and, now, a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and storms, neglect and…

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Crossroads signage unveiling at the Old Barracks in Trenton

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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A musket salute and hearty huzzahs will mark the unveiling of new signage telling the story of Trenton’s Old Barracks on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:15 p.m. The marker, erected at 101 Barrack Street, is among the first to be put up in Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area’s statewide program to unify New Jersey’s Revolutionary War sites with a common visual brand. The unveiling will be hosted by the board of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, and…

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An intro to the geography of the Jerseys and the role it played during the American Revolution

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201-1209 Main Street
River Edge, NJ 07661 United States
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May 24, 2018, Thursday, 7:30 pm An intro to the geography of the Jerseys and the role it played during the American Revolution. Historian, educator, past President of the Bergen County Historical Society and current chairman of the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission, James Smith, will be giving an illustrated talk highlighting the unique regions of New Jersey and how the land forms were just as critical to winning the war for independence as those who fought here. Why…

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Historic Somers Mansion Open House

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Somers Mansion, 1000 Shore Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
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This historic site is usually open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 3:30pm. It is recommended that you call 609-927-2212 to confirm hours before visiting. As per the Col. Richard Somers Chapter of the SAR, the Somers Mansion, situated on Shore Road in Somers Point, NJ, is the oldest house in Atlantic County. It was built about 1725 by Richard Somers, oldest son of John Somers. John Somers was born in 1640 in Worcestershire, England where his family had…

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Memorial Day at the Princeton Battlefield

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Princeton Battlefield Society and the Second Pennsylvania Regiment Present... Memorial Day at the Princeton Battlefield Saturday, May 26th – 11:30 - 4:o0 pm 500 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540 Living history events will be held throughout the day. The Battle of Princeton was a critical turning point in the American Revolution. With muskets and cannon, there will be tactical formations and drills, and a combined arms assault re-enactment of the two-phased battle, with marching, loading, and firing volleys.Bring the family…

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Tour of the John Abbott II House

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 17, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 18, 2018

The John Abbott II House, 2200 Kuser Road
Hamilton, NJ 08691
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Don't miss the opportunity to tour the John Abbott II House, operated by the Historical Society of Hamilton Township, this weekend! It is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 Noon to 5 pm (last tour starts at 4:15 pm). "The John Abbott II House was built in 1730 by John Abbott II and his father, John Abbott. The elder John Abbott was a merchant and dealt locally and in Philadelphia. John II was a farmer.  The house is noted…

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