All of the historic house museums in Union County will be open with free admission for the weekend! Visit http://ucnj.org/4c for more information on this wonderful countywide event!
The Art of Deception: Techniques and Theory of creating a three dimensional Black Duck Silhouette decoy. October 17, 10-4 Morven Join us for a one day, outdoor, intensive class with Master Carver Jode Hillman focusing on the history, application and usage of traditional hunting Decoys produced in Western NJ. Students will carve and paint a […]
This event is held annually in the Fall. This year it is scheduled to occur on Sunday October 17, 2021 from 10 am to 4:00 pm. There will be something COUNTRY for everyone. There will be crafts, exhibits, music, old-time engines & cars, food, antiques, pony rides, farm equipment, chain-saw art, quilting, and more. Always […]
The Camden County Historical Society Museum is once again open for tours! Stop by to see our new exhibits on Native Americans in Camden, the Revolutionary War in Camden County, the Negro Baseball League in New Jersey and Camden recording artists! Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm.
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 […]
FOUR CENTURIES IN A WEEKEND AT CALDWELL PARSONAGE The Caldwell Parsonage invites visitors to an open house on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, from 12 noon to 5 pm. The event is part of Union County's annual Four Centuries in a Weekend. "Rev. James Caldwell," aka Doc Burkhardt, will greet guests on Saturday. Student docents will […]
Prominent American statesmen of the late 18th and early 19th centuries had ties to this handsome Georgian house. In 1772, it became the home of Elias Boudinot, who served as a President of the Continental Congress. For a year during Boudinot’s residency, young Alexander Hamilton lived at Boxwood Hall while he attended school in Elizabethtown. […]
The Nathaniel Drake House, headquarters of the Historical Society of Plainfield, was built in 1746. Nestled within the towers and slate roof is the original farmhouse once used as George Washington’s headquarters during the Battle of Short Hills, June 25, 1777. In 1864, John S. Harberger, a New York City bank president, enlarged and embellished […]
As a Tavern and Stagecoach stop, this early 19th-century hotel was the scene of auctions, public meetings, elections, business transactions, entertainment, horse breeding and a host of other activities. The handsome Federal style inn contains a taproom, two parlors, 12 bedrooms and a kitchen wing with a working fireplace. Originally a house and store, the […]
The white clapboard Osborn Cannonball House is a small jewel in the center of Scotch Plains. Brick walks, an arbor and formal gardens surrounded by a white board fence give this property a “Williamsburg” feel. Its location, adjacent to the town green and across from the Stage House Inn, adds to its interest. Inside, four […]
1003 Morris Avenue, Union (908) 527-0400 www.kean.edu/libertyhall Built in 1772 on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history. The former residence of William Livingston, New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, Liberty Hall was originally constructed as a14-room home […]
614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield (908) 232-1776 www.millercoryhouse.org Eighteenth-Century outbuildings, herb and kitchen gardens help create a colonial atmosphere at the Miller-Cory House, where interactive tours engage the imagination of children and adults. Built about 1740, the small, neat and authentically furnished farmhouse stands on its original site along the “road to the mountains.” Visitors […]
The Craig House at Monmouth Battlefield is open for tours Sunday, 1-4PM until December 5th.
Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian of the White House Historical Association, will give a free virtual lecture on Sunday, October 17 at 1:30 PM. Costello’s lecture will focus on his 2019 […]
Virtual Lecture with Dr. Matthew Costello: The Property of the Nation October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Free Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian of the White House Historical […]
Sunday, October 17 -- Essex County The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780 – Oct. 17th Come to the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, October 17 to learn about […]
Join us for a deliciously haunted tea experience as we return to in-person teas at Peachfield! A buffet of homemade tea sandwiches, desserts, and a freshly brewed pot of tea is offered. Eliza Blackheart of the Breckenvale Coven, portrayed by Alisa Dupuy, returns to entertain and share the history of witchcraft and Halloween. Costumes are […]