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Thursday, April 9, 2020

East Jersey Old Town Village open for visits

Thursday, April 9, 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

Thursday, April 9, 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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Visit the Historic Somers Mansion

Saturday, April 11, 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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Abraham Staats House – free tour/open house

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Abraham Staats House, 17 Von Steuben Drive
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 United States
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The Abraham Staats House is one of the finest surviving buildings from the Dutch Settlement of the Raritan Valley in the 18th century. It began life as a two-room structure housing the first owners, the Staats family, who remained at the homestead for nearly two centuries. Over the centuries the house has been expanded several times and now includes a fine late, Federal/Greek Revival two-story addition. Visit the open house for free tours on the second Saturday of each month…

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Smith-Cadbury Mansion Tours

Sunday, April 12, 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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Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend at The Abraham Staats House

Saturday, April 18, 2020
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Abraham Staats House, 17 Von Steuben Drive
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 United States
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The Annual Battle of Bound Brook Living History Weekend is held each spring to commemorate the actual Battle of Bound Brook that took place April 13, 1777, during the American Revolution. The two-day event features 18th-century street battles, military drills and camp life, portrayed by living history reenactors as American and British troops, camp followers, sutlers (merchants selling goods) and others of that period. There's something for families, history buffs and everyone in between. Visit the Abraham Staats House's Battle…

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Weston Mill and Dam – A History

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Rockingham Historic Site, 84 Laurel Ave
Kingston, NJ United States
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On Saturday, April 18 at 1:30 pm, John W. Jengo will present a program on the former Franklin Township Weston Mill and dam (also known as Van Neste’s Mill) in the Rockingham barn.  The history of the mill includes the infamous 1779 John Simcoe raid, which took place near the site. As part of the Millstone River restoration project to remove the Weston Mill Dam in Manville/Franklin Township, Mr. Jengo lead a comprehensive archaeological investigation of the former Weston Mill,…

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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration: Roosevelt Poets Read

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and Poetry Month, the Roosevelt Poets will present readings, as they describe “from haiku to hypertext, lyrics to micrologues, dealing indigenous truth…” Poets include David Keller, Rod Tulloss, Wes Czyzewski, David Sten Herrstrom, Ron Kostar, Silent Lotus, and Judith McNally   Ticket price includes same-day museum admission and light refreshments   This program is made possible, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

CANCELED – Monmouth Furnace vs. Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Allaire Village, 4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ 07727 United States
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Colonial Butter and Cheese Making

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road
Stanton, NJ 08885 United States
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Readington Township, NJ – Join open hearth cooks Bev Altrath and Arlene Soong on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the kitchen of the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead as they churn butter and demonstrate its relationship with curds and whey, discuss dairying in the 1700s, and demonstrate how to make cheese. Altrath and Soong are domestic historians and interpretive cooks at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, Shippen Manor, and Miller Cory House. They have been involved in the Domestic Arts of the…

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