Reclaiming Our Voice

Rockingham Historic Site 84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ

American women, after decades of struggle and demonstration, finally were given the right to vote in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th amendment.  Did you know that the New Jersey constitution of 1776 gave women (adult single women—married women couldn’t own property--whose net worth was $50.00 or more) the right to vote?  On Saturday, […]

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Seasonal Foodways at Rockingham

Rockingham Historic Site 84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ

Not all foods were available all year round in the 18th century. There were no supermarkets as we know them today to sell out-of-season fruits and vegetables or produce not grown locally.  You could not buy a peach in February or a tomato in May (or any other month, actually) and some foods only the […]

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Candlelight Holiday Tours at Rockingham

Rockingham Historic Site 84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ

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 […]

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A Toast to General Washington’s 288th at Rockingham

Rockingham Historic Site 84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ

George Washington, retired Continental Army Commander in Chief and First President of the United States, will be celebrated at Rockingham on Saturday, February 22, with an open house event commemorating his 288th birthday.  General Washington will only be present in spirit (and in the form of our wonderful life-sized mannequin in exactingly-recreated uniform on the […]

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Weston Mill and Dam – A History

Rockingham Historic Site 84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ

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 […]

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The Noblest of Fruits – Apple Butter Making at Rockingham

Rockingham Historic Site 84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ

Three years ago, Heart to Hearth Cookery presented their Apple Butter Making program at Rockingham. While the day was blustery and chilly, many visitors came by to watch the process, […]

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Nothing More Agreeable – Music in the Washington Family Virtual Program

Zoom Meeting

On Saturday, November 20th at 7 PM the Rockingham Association presents The Practitioners of Musick in a virtual program entitled “Nothing More Agreeable - Music in the Washington Family”. In a document dated June 4, 1777 General George Washington wrote, “Nothing is more agreeable and ornamental than good music”. The Practitioners concert with commentary will […]

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