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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Smith-Cadbury Mansion Tours

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Smith-Cadbury Mansion, 12 High St
Moorestown, NJ 08057 United States
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Docent led tours of Smith-Cadbury Mansion are available every Tuesday afternoon and the second/fourth Sundays of the month, from September through June.   The house was built around 1738 by Joshua Humphries, possibly on the foundation of an even older home. In 1766 the property was purchased by Samuel Smith, who was a Freeholder and Township Committee member for several terms. The farm was inherited by his son, Richard, in 1775. Richard was a farmer, a merchant, a member of…

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East Jersey Old Town Village open for visits

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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East Jersey Old Town Village comes alive Wednesday through Sunday with historical interpreters presenting the trades and crafts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit reconstructed and replica early American Raritan Valley structures at East Jersey Old Town Village for a view into life in the region’s farm and merchant communities. Buildings include the Indian Queen Tavern, the Farley Blacksmith Shop, the Williamson Wheelwright Shop, the Smalleytown Schoolhouse, the Three Mile Run Church, the homes of early settlers and outbuildings.…

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Visit the Cornelius Low House Museum

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Cornelius Low House, 1225 River Road
Piscataway, NJ
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The Cornelius Low House Museum is a Historic National Register home built in 1741 for Cornelius Low, a wealthy merchant of Raritan Landing. The home is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in New Jersey. Visit to learn the history of this fine structure, and return often to enjoy a rotating series of exhibits featuring topics in New Jersey history. Visit the Middlesex County Division of Historic Sites and History Services website to learn more about the Cornelius Low…

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The Revolutionary War Battles of Springfield, Connecticut Farms and Elizabeth

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States
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On Wednesday February 26 at 7:00 pm, Summit Historical Society Trustee John Kieser will present a retrospective of the 1780 Revolutionary War battles of Elizabeth, Connecticut Farms (Union) and Springfield. He will talk about the many important and forgotten aspects of these battles and why these battles are important to American history. He will further introduce the Forgotten Victory Trail which commemorates these important Revolutionary War victories. The presentation will take place in the auditorium of the Central Presbyterian Church…

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Grand Homes and Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series Opener: Dumbarton Oaks

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Morven’s successful Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series kicks returns with another stellar lineup - this year, armchair traveling the Eastern seaboard from the Rockefeller estates in Maine to the Flagler in Florida. The series is sponsored with thanks to Baxter Construction. The series begins with Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection Director Jan M. Ziolkowski introducing the famed Harvard University research institute, library, museum and garden located in Washington, DC. Future lectures: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30…

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Visit the Historic Somers Mansion

Saturday, February 29, 2020 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. Please call 609-927-2212 to confirm hours before visiting. As per the Col. Richard Somers Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, 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 been…

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4 Centuries of African American Soldiers at Old Barracks Museum

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Celebrate Black History Month with us at The Old Barracks Museum! Come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation's history! Learn about the integral role they played in our military, from the early days of our nation's infancy all the way up to World War II! Meet the dedicated reenactors and living historians who will be exhibiting throughout the day, sharing their knowledge and passion about African American military history with our visitors. Represented regiments will…

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Celebrate Leap Day! Signs of Spring Walk with Horticulturist Louise Senior

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Join Morven’s Horticulturist Louise Senior as she tours the grounds and gardens looking for signs of Spring. As she says, the earth is waking up, can tree buds, birds, nests, and bugs be far behind? Get outside and enjoy hunting for the first signs of springtime at Morven. Tour begins at Morven's 19th century Carriage House. Iris photo is in the public domain : MTB, 20″ (51 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards yellow; falls lavender, edged yellow; yellow beard. ‘Topsy Turvy’…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Dressed to Kill: From Arsenic in Clothing, Lead in Cosmetics to Blazing Crinolines at Bouman Stickney Farmstead

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road
Stanton, NJ 08885 United States
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Dressed to Kill From Arsenic in Clothing, Lead in Cosmetics to Blazing Crinolines Readington Township, NJ-   On Sunday, March 1 from 1:00-4:00 pm, Dana Bala will present Dressed to Kill: From Arsenic in Clothing, Lead in Cosmetics to Blazing Crinolines. Throughout history, we have worn deadly clothing and makeup to be the height of fashion even if it kills us! Bala will discuss some of the most lethal fashion practices during history, focusing on the Victorian period, when people were Dressed…

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Schuyler-Hamilton House Open Sunday

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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The Schuyler-Hamilton House is open Sunday afternoons between 1:00-4:00 p.m. with the exception of the first Sunday of the month October- April, when they host the Morristown DAR chapter meetings. Tours may be arranged. Information is available by calling (973) 539-7502. The Schuyler-Hamilton House, also known as the Jabez Campfield House, was built in 1760 on the eastern edge of the small village of Morristown, N. J. In 1765 it was purchased by a young doctor from Newark. He and…

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