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Candlelight Holiday Tours at Rockingham

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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Seasonal Foodways at Rockingham

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 […]


Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

Spend an afternoon as Victorian women, such as Harriet Stockton might have, and create pressed flower art surrounded by historic garden with Morven’s Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. Learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated powerpoint on this Victorian art, and create artwork of your own special design suitable for framing. All flowers, […]

A Revolutionary Rave

Join us for an afternoon of musik, games, and revelry 18th-century style at our 2nd Annual Revolutionary Rave on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 1-4 pm at the Taylor-Butler House!   Travel back in time and experience a bit of 18th-century social entertainment. Learn colonial dance steps, enjoy live musik of the era, and try […]

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18th Century Jacket Workshop at the Taylor-Butler House

Based on an extant 18th century “undress” jacket at the V&A, create your own garment that is either historically accurate or a modern version. Either way, it will be a one-of-a-kind piece designed by you! The particular 18th century jacket on which the pattern was based has had an interesting long life, and was updated more than […]

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A Visit with an 18th-Century Surgeon-Dentist & Mini-Encampment

Let us be clear: George Washington did not have wooden teeth.  However, he did have dental problems through most of his adult life, as did many 18th-century folk of both high and low social class.  There were no regular visits to dentists, with tooth brushing and flossing in between at that time.  There weren’t even […]

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Annual Children’s Day at Rockingham

It’s that time of the year again: all children (ages 0 to 100) are welcome to come and enjoy Rockingham’s Annual Children’s Day, being held this year on Sunday, May 19, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm!  The site, which served as General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in later 1783, will be offering activities […]

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George Washington Remembers New Jersey

David Emerson has been embodying George Washington in New Jersey and elsewhere for many years.  The expertise and ease in his portrayal creates a strong illusion of stepping back into the 18th century and actually meeting the General.  This has been the case at Rockingham, several times in the past, most recently in the fall […]


Tear/Tour/Talk – Garden Winners: Vegetable and Flower Recommendations from Morven’s Horticulturist Pam Ruch

Museum Tour available at 11:00 a.m. or Noon Tea at 1:00 p.m., Additional fee and pre-registration required for Tea Reservations required for tea and may be made by calling 609.924.8144 ext. 103 April’s Tea/Tour/Talk presentation features Morven’s Horticulturist Pam Ruch who has been quoted as saying “Never ask a gardener for her favorite plant. Favorites […]

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2019 Season Opening & British Occupation

The British are coming! See the Village come alive with the 22nd Regiment of Foot and the 4th Battalion New Jersey Volunteers on patrol! At the Village, enjoy blacksmithing, stone carving, home and hearth demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides through Johnson Park, colonial era music, children’s activities, food trucks and more! At the Low House, explore […]

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