Tag Archives: Central Jersey

2020 08 21 Witchcraft Lecture

Readington Museums Lecture: Colonial Midwifery

Think women were passive bystanders in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century medical world? Think again!   Come and find out as Janine Quimby (pictured) tells how midwives carved out their own space in a profession (and world!) dominated by men, succumbed to and escaped persecution, appealed to writers, and ultimately paved the way for contemporary midwifery […]


New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Life/Death

Members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra musicians present [email protected], a three-part series of uncommon chamber music pieces connected by a common theme. All events will take place in Morven’s Stockton Education Center adjacent to the museum and include admission to the museum prior to the concert. Short works are mixed with lively and informative […]

2020 05 03 Butter and Cheese 2

Colonial Butter and Cheese Making

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 […]


Weston Mill and Dam – A History

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 […]

Louis Kahn

The Houses of Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn (1901–1974), considered one of the most important architects of the postwar period, is widely admired for his great monumental works, including the Kimbell Art Museum, the Salk Institute, and the National Assembly Complex in Bangladesh. The importance of his houses, most notably the houses he designed as a young architect in Roosevelt, NJ, […]


Utopia, New Jersey: Travels in the Nearest Eden, with Author Perdita Buchan

Utopia, New Jersey: Travels in the Nearest Eden author Perdita Buchan explores eight New Jersey utopian communities with a focus on Roosevelt, New Jersey. From a cooperative colony in Englewood founded by Upton Sinclair, to an anarchist village in Piscataway centered on an educational experiment, to the Physical Culture City in Spotswood, where drugs, tobacco, […]

Free Colonial Dance Lessons at the Van Horne House

What did our founding fathers do for fun? They danced, of course! Come to the Van Horne House for free colonial dance lessons with HTA’s own Lazarus Turner. Mondays starting March 23rd, 2020, 7-9:30pm March 23rd, 30th, April 6th, April 13th. Geared for beginners and no previous dance experience needed. Bring your friends and family […]


Prohibition & New Jersey: 1919-1933 by Brian Armstrong

Come hear Brian Armstrong lecture about how Prohibition came to be passed, the problems with enforcement, and how it ultimately was repealed. The unforeseen consequences of the “noble experiment” such as increasing the size of government and the development of organized crime will also be discussed. The repeal of Prohibition in 1933 was the only […]

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