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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday Tea and Tour at Historic Morven

Wednesday, August 22, 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, August 22, 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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Metlar-Bodine House Museum Guided Tours

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Metlar-Bodine House Museum, 1281 River Road
Piscataway, NJ United States
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Metlar-Bodine House Museum Guided Tours Tour the museum and discover Piscataway’s 350+ year exceptional history. The Dutch Door Gift Shop will be open. For Info: 732-463-8363, www.metlarbodinehousemuseum.org Parking: From River Road take Hillcrest to Logan Lane at the top of hill and make a left into the lot.

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The Dutch Architectural Influence at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road
Stanton, NJ 08885 United States
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$5

In 1741 Dutch homesteader Thomas Bouman erected the building now known as the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. But just how typical is the building of Dutch architectural design? Find out from architecture historian Christopher Pickell, who will deliver a talk on Dutch design, and lead a tour in and around the buildings. Mr. Pickell has been involved in historic preservation and restoration projects in Hunterdon and Mercer counties. He heads up the Flemington firm of Pickell Architecture, lauded for its work in…

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Historic Somers Mansion Open House

Saturday, August 25, 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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Intro to Spinning at Tuckerton Seaport

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087 United States
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Learn how to transform sheep wool into useful yarn by the application of twist which strengthens it enough to be either woven into cloth or knitted. Practice the use of a spinning wheel and explore the ancient craft of spindle spinning. If you have a fully functioning wheel, please bring it along. Several others will be available to use in the class. Members: $30 Non-Members: $35 For more information click here.

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Revolutionary War reenactment at Washington Crossing

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 United States
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$5

Watch the men of Outwater’s Militia join together at Washington Crossing State Park and drill in preparation for action against his majesty’s troops. Stroll through the encampment when the men are not drilling and learn about the life and times of the Revolutionary War. Bring your camera! Park entry fee applies.

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Tour of the John Abbott II House

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Corn into Cornmeal Demonstrations at the Grist Mill at Historic Walnford

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Historic Walnford, 62 Walnford Road
Upper Freehold,, 08501 United States
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More than Run of the Mill Corn transformed to cornmeal in Waln's Mill is far from ordinary, it is a multi-sensory experience that combines history, agriculture and cutting edge (pun intended) technology. Demonstrations every weekend starting April 7 through Nov. 25. For more information click here. Picturesque after a snowfall, full of fascinating history throughout the year, any day is a great time to visit this wonderful historic Walnford and learn more about the Waln family and the evolution of…

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Saturday Musket Firing Demonstrations at Washington Crossing State Park

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 United States
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$1

Join a Park Historian for an interpretive talk about some of the weapons used during the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton. Included will be a musket firing demonstration. $1.00 program fee. Park vehicle entrance fee applies on weekends and Holidays from May 26 to September 3. For more information contact the Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center Museum (609) 737-0623.

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