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Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend

Merchants and Drovers Tavern 1632 St. George Ave., Rahway, NJ

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 […]

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Osborn Cannonball House Open House for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend

Osborn Cannonball House 1840 East Front Street, Scotch Plains, NJ

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 […]

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Liberty Hall Open House for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend

Liberty Hall Museum 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

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 […]

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Miller-Cory House Open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend

Miller-Cory House Museum 614 Mountain Ave, Westfield, NJ

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 Property of the Nation Virtual Lecture

Zoom Meeting

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 book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President, which was a 2020 George Washington Prize […]

The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President Virtual Lecture

Zoom Meeting

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 Association, will give a free virtual lecture on Sunday, October 17 at 1:30 PM. Costello’s lecture will focus on his 2019 book, The Property of the […]

The Forgotten Victory: Battle of Springfield Lecture at the Durand-Hedden House

Durand-Hedden House & Garden 523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ

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 the critical Revolutionary War battle of 1780 that was fought just down the road, in Vauxhall, the Short Hills, Springfield and Connecticut Farms (Union). Historian […]

Witches’ Tea at Peachfield

Peachfield 180 Burrs Road, Westamption, NJ

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 […]

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October Book Club Meeting: Ten Crucial Days

Zoom Meeting

The October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 18 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR’s website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Ten […]

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