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Candlelight Holiday Tours at Rockingham
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$5
Revolutionary Herstory: Inspirational & Brave 18th-Century Women
Have you heard of Martha Washington or Abigail Adams, maybe Phyllis Wheatley? What about Mumbet, Nanye’hi or Sarah Bradlee Fulton? Rockingham will be presenting its annual Candlelight Holiday Tours on Sunday, December 8 from 11 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme-tour will celebrate women of the 18th century, from diverse walks of life, well-known and not so well-known. It may include the women mentioned above and many in-between. Poetess, sculptor, enslaved woman, morale-booster, soldier, spy, farm woman, Native American leader, camp follower and many others.
The Live Historians Club of Montgomery Township High School will be presenting the distaff-side history lesson in period dress as visitors are touring from room to room of the historic house, which will be enhanced in the restrained 18th-century style of holiday decoration. The candlelight tours will also feature period music by John Burkhalter of Practitioners of Musick. Partake of holiday goodies and warm drinks in the Dutch bar and visit our Museum Store to shop for items such as period toys, our own honey, books, our Rockingham DVD, quills and tricorn hats.
Tour space is limited, so advance RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED to guarantee admission and must be made by calling 609-683-7132 thru Nov. 24 and 609-683-7136 after Nov. 24. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. Tours will be offered at least every half-hour with 3:30 being the last tour. This program is made possible by the Montgomery High School Live Historians, Rockingham Association, Stony Brook Garden Club and the NJ Division of Parks & Forestry.