Monmouth County - Ocean - Dec 2 and Dec 3, 2017 Holiday Weekend

View this email in your browser33rd Annual Holiday WeekendNew Exhibit - “Farms Galore: Ocean Township’s Rural Past” 
Saturday December 2, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday December 3, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3
Holiday Weekend and mini-exhibit premiere

For two days every December, the Eden Woolley House becomes more than a museum. Its galleries fill with holiday decorations, model trains, enchanting collections, hand-crafted gifts, and homemade baked goods. On the porch, the Ocean Township Garden Club sells freshly made wreaths.

The occasion is the annual Holiday Weekend, and this year it falls on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Special events

The two days are flled with activities, entertainment, and special events well worth the visit:

•    Holiday Hunt: Children search the house for hidden angels and redeem their game cards at the Welcome Desk.

•    Living history: Charac…

Morris County - Madison - Greasy Luck! by History on the Hoof

Friday, December 1 – Morris County SPARK! Lecture Series sponsored by Investors Bank Fri. December 1, 2017 Greasy Luck! by History on the Hoof
 "Greasy Luck" is a family-friendly event that brings to life the exciting story of Leland Emerson, captain of the whaling ship Sarah Ann in the year 1843 through historically-based characters, songs, activities, and storytelling. Made possible by generous funding from Investors Bank. Time: 6 - 7 PM Cost: Free. Age: All ages. 9 Main Street, Madison; 973-377-2982;

Hunterdon County - Lambertville - 2017 Lambertville Historical Society Holiday Concerts

2017 Lambertville Historical Society Holiday Concerts -2 more concerts this year!
Wednesday, Nov. 29 - 8-10 p.m. Havana's  105 South Main St. New Hope, PA  18938 AND....
Wednesday, Dec. 13 - 7:30 - 10 p.m. Birdhouse Center for the Arts - 7 North Main St., Lambertville
Kick off the holiday season with many of Lambertville's best musicians! These concerts celebrate our 6th annual fundraiser, featuring traditional and original songs in a variety of styles.
Performances by: 4-SHES, Barry Peterson, Brad Staudle and the Five Wise Men, Cafe Mocha, Chris Chadwick, John Beacher, Laurie Vosburg with JB Kline & the Fa La La La La's, Mary Barry Freedman, Pat Foran, Pyrenesia, River Speak, Santa P and the Elves, Spirit LIVE Orchestre, The Back Porch Jugband, The Birdhouse Center - Not Just Nyckelharpa Orchestra, The Jane Paul Project, The Maebells, The Receptors, The Shackers
All concerts have a suggested $5.00 donation.
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Middlesex County - South River - South River Historical and Preservation Society Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 29 -- Middlesex County
The South River Historical & Preservation Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the South River Museum (Old School Baptist Church) 64-66 Main Street, South River, NJ.  The program is free to the public.
 We hope you will join us as we look back and celebrate an amazing year. A light dinner catered by La Tavola Cucina will be served. If you need additional information regarding this meeting, please feel free to contact Donna Rafano by calling (732) 794-7023.

Hudson County - Hoboken - 36th Black Maria Film Festival

Wednesday, November 29 – Hudson County Wednesday Evening Fall Film Series sponsored by Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism
Hoboken, N.J. – August 31, 2017 – the Hoboken Historical Museum welcomes back the Black Maria Film Festival for a four-part monthly series of documentary film programs from the Festival collection. Black Maria Executive Director Jane Steuerwald will host the custom-curated programs, and lead a discussion with the audience. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the films will screen at 7 pm, each lasting about an hour. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which includes light refreshments.
Each month, an award-winning one-hour documentary film from the Black Maria’s Global Insights collection will be presented, thanks to the support of the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism. 
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 pm: Program 3 features “A Bastard Child” by Knutte Wester. His grandmother grew up in shelters and orphanages in Sweden …

Union County - Union - The Village of Connecticut Farms"

Monday, November 27 – Union County
    On Monday, November 27, at 7 pm at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue, Tom Beisler and Tom Haggerty, trustees of the Union Township Historical Society, will present "The Village of Connecticut Farms." In the late summer and fall of 1667, a group of families from the coast of Long Island Sound came to newly established Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and settled in an area west of town, which they named after their former home--hence the name "Connecticut Farms."  Destroyed by the British during the Battle of Connecticut Farms on June 7, 1780, the village was rebuilt. The settlement later became the core of the Township of Union in 1808.  Come learn about the history of the Village of Connecticut Farms, the precursor of our present township. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, please call 908-687-0048.

Middlesex County - Woodbridge - “Spies in the Revolutionary War”

Monday, November 28 -- Middlesex County
Join us on Monday, November 28 at 7pm at the Woodbridge Library for our monthly program “Spies in the Revolutionary War” presented by historian and consultant Damien M. Cregeau. Mr. Cregeau is a member of the Connecticut Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Vice President of the Sons of the American Revolution and member of the Wethersfield Connecticut Historic District Commission. 
This event is sponsored by the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Our November meeting will immediately follow this program.