Crossroads’ Unique Holiday Gift Guide

Gift a Unique Experience to the Friend who has Everything

Have a relative or friend who has everything? Why not give them the gift of a new and unique experience. Sites like Peachfield PlantationLiberty Hall Museum, the Proprietary House and Morven offer gracious teas, themed tours and other unique events that are sure to delight! Make a reservation for your friend (and yourself!) today.

For more information on what each site has to offer click on their links above.

Betsy Schuyler-Alexander Hamilton….A Match Made in Morristown Custom Ornament

This item is being offered by Morris County Tourism Bureau. The ornament celebrates Betsy Schuyler and Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The couple met and courted in Morristown in 1780 when Betsy was a house guest in a home that neighbored the Ford Mansion where Hamilton was billeted that spring. To reserve your ornament, call 973-631-5151.

For more information click here.

High Bridge at the Solitude Heritage Museum by William Honachefsky Jr.

The history of High Bridge is intertwined with the development of the iron and steel industry in the United States. As early as the 1700s, the framework of this little hamlet had already been created by English investors who carved up the rich wilderness of the New World, brimming with iron ore that would be essential to the county’s development. High Bridge Borough evolved around the Taylor Wharton Foundry, established in 1742. This book can be purchased on Amazon, Arcadia Publishing and in bookstores including the Clinton Book Shop in Clinton, NJ.

Historical Items and Seasonal Gifts at the Morristown National Historical Park’s Museum Shops

Morristown National Historical Park has two gift shops featuring numerous special items and seasonal gifts including two new mugs making their debut this year as well as ornaments, pocketwatches, keychains, books, dvds, etc. Stop by for a visit at Jockey Hollow or the Washington Headquarters Museum and leave with gifts for a number of people on your list.

For more information call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or click here.

The Road Along the Rocks 1758: “The Bungtown Road” by John P. and Barbara J. Hencheck

The second edition of this historical research book is available. Like the limited first edition this edition explores in depth the only untouched 18th century road in America used during the American Revolution. The new edition provides freshly documented material which serves to broaden the focus on the use of this road from the early colonial period through the Revolutionary War period in the area surrounding Coryell’s Ferry now Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA.

For a copy of this limited edition book, signed by the authors, please email the authors at [email protected] or call 609-397-2531. Books can also be purchased on the Lambertville Historical Society’s website.

For more information click here.

Season’s Greetings from Lambertville 2017 Holiday CD

Local Musicians Perform 19 Traditional & Original Holiday Songs. Proceeds benefit the Lambertville Historical Society. CDs can be purchased on the Lambertville Historical Society’s website or you can stop by one of these Lambertville shops to purchase one!   Blue Raccoon, Lambertville Trading Company, Bucks Coffee, J.B. Kline Music, Tirpoks, City Market.

For more information click here.

Images of America: Millburn-Short Hills and other Historical Publications

The historical society’s newest and most popular book is Images of America: Millburn-Short Hills, by local historian W. Owen Lampe. The 128-page book features early images of Millburn/Short Hills that were scanned from the society’s extensive image collection. The captioned images are arranged as though the reader is driving around the town, so that the reader can enjoy the history and character of each area of the community. This softcover book can be purchased for $20 (includes tax) at the Millburn library or at the museum at the Short Hills train station. To purchase this book and view other publications click here.

General William Maxwell Chapter’s Homemade Specialty Jams at the Hope Christmas Market Dec. 2 & 3

General William Maxwell Chapter will be at the Hope Christmas Market this coming weekend to sell their delicious homemade jam! These jams will also be for sale at the Schuyler-Hamilton House in Morristown. The proceeds from the sale of these jams benefits the Gen. William Maxwell Chapter and the Morristown Chapter of the DAR.

For more information click here.

Batsto Village’s Large Selection of Holiday Gifts for Everyone on your List 

Celebrate over 250 years’ worth of history with a visit to Batsto Village and their gift shop. Check out the large selection of unique gifts this holiday season. There is a special section displaying material for children, as well as books relating to Batsto and the Pinelands for all ages. There is also material covering Wharton State Forest.

For more information about where to purchase items click here.

Bayberry Candles, Colonial Christmas items and Seasonal Gifts at the Old Barracks Museum’s Quartermaster’s Store

Visit the Old Barracks Museum’s Quartermaster’s store for all your holiday needs. Check out their large selection of books for all ages, specialty food and beverages, bath and body, kids games and toys, jewelry, home décor, historical reproductions, uniforms and soldier’s accessories, etc. From unique gifts to recreating a Colonial Christmas, they have it all!

For more information click here.

Hidden New Jersey by Linda Barth

Hidden New Jersey, a seek-and-search book for young and old, was written by Linda J. Barth and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell. More than the shore! Explore the great state of New Jersey from High Point to Cape May, from the Pine Barrens to the Watchungs, from the Lower Delaware to the Jersey shore. The Garden State has it all—history, culture, nature, industry, and fun! Children and their families will love learning about the amazing past and present of America’s third state.

To purchase this book and view additional works by Linda Barth including- Bridgetender’s Boy, History of Inventing in New Jersey, and The Delaware and Raritan Canal click here.

Hunterdon 300th’s Woven Throws and Flags of the American Revolution Note Cards

Now available, the Hunterdon County Tricentennial Commemorative Woven Throw is 100% cotton and made in the USA.  Beautiful woven pictures of 9 of Hunterdon’s most famous and beautiful landmarks including the Historic Courthouse in Flemington, Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick, the Red Mill in the Town of Clinton, Reynold’s Tavern in Union Township, Governor Reading’s Home in Raritan Township and many more. $35

Beautiful blank note cards featuring 8 different flags of the American Revolution are also available. Each card features a history on the back and stunning color on the front. Envelopes included in a boxed set of 8. Small (4×6) $12; Large (5×7) $14

This item can be purchased by contacting Hunterdon 300th at 908-788-2030 or by visiting their website here.

Crossroads of the Revolution Trenton 1774-1783 by Larry Kidder

From Larry Kidder, author of A People Harassed and Exhausted, comes this exhaustively researched and beautifully written narrative Trenton – both a crucial supply post and a critical junction halfway between loyalist New York, and patriot Philadelphia.  The story of Trenton between 1774 and 1783 is a microcosm of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans during the Revolution, struggles intensified by Trenton’s geographic location in the State which saw more military activity than others and on a road constantly used to move and supply armies. Learn about this fascinating history and more by purchasing this book here.

Handcrafted Gifts at Allaire Village Museum Store

Handcrafted items by blacksmiths, tinsmiths and carpenters as well as artwork prints and made in NJ soaps and candles are available for purchase. The shawl pins pictured are being made in their blacksmith shop and sold in their General Store. Each one is one-of-a-kind. Also on sale are the Hearts of Allaire – also forged here at the village as well as the Roses of Iron.
Store is open Wednesdays, Friday through Sunday through December 24 – open after Christmas on the 27th .

For more information click here.

Revolutionary War and other American Military History Books by Knox Press

Knox Press publishes distinctive books on American Military History from academic and pubic historians. Titles include- Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence by David Price, America’s Victories: Why The U.S. Wins Wars and Will Winn the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart. To view all books currently for sale click here.

Handmade Pens from Historic Sites by Marc P. Dowdell

If you are looking for something rare and unique check out Marc P. Dowdell’s collection of handmade pens. These true collectables are made from the homes of Founding Fathers, famous Battlefields and final resting places. Trees growing at these sites, some of them present during the famous event, are the source material for these handsome handmade pens. There is something for every personality from modest to the rather flamboyant, with turquois, lapis, and mother of pearl – all invested with history. Be cautioned: if you show them off to friends or colleagues, you may encounter some Pen envy. For more information click here.

Special Tours and Program Gifts at Historic Walnford

Want to create a lasting memory- then how about one of Historic Walnford’s special tours or program gifts. Enjoy a special group tour of Historic Walnford ($55 for up to 25 people) available all year or a  behind the scenes mill tour ($55 for 12 person maximum) available May – October or enjoy an Ice Cream Social where you will get to crank and then consume handmade ice cream made from historic recipes and enjoy with toppings. ($100 for up to 25 people) available June, July, August. For more information contact Sarah Bent at 609-259-6275 or [email protected]ntyparks.com.

Handcrafted Gifts at Howell Living History Farm

Handcrafted items such as Owl and Chicken Paperweights as well as specialty food items like award winning local honey and maple syrup.

For more information click here.

2017 Hunterdon 300th T-Shirts 

If you are looking for something for the person who loves to show their hometown pride, then check out Hunterdon 300th’s 2017 T-shirt this holiday season. For more information click here.

Handpainted, Fired in Kiln Ceramic Ornaments

Lenni Lenape Coloring Book with Word Games 

Princeton Battlefield Society’s New Online Gift Shop

If you are looking for something fun and different, but when purchased helps preserve a Revolutionary War Battlefield? Then check out the Princeton Battlefield Society’s new online gift shop. You will find something for everyone including the dog! For more information click here.

Special Gifts at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Want to surprise your loved one with something special this holiday season? Then visit the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts where you will find a wonderful selection of gifts including handmade red leather clips and pins designed and made by M&S Schmalberg Inc. Schmalberg flowers have been featured all over the world, in shows like “Sex in the City” and custom designed for designers and stars. The Roses for “The Rose City” flowers were designed exclusively for METC using the techniques and tools similar to those in the Museum’s collection. For more information click here.

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