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Monmouth County - Ocean - Remembering Our World War I Veterans Flag Ceremony

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Remembering Our World War I Veterans Flag Ceremony Saturday, July 29, 2017, 6:30 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712

April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of this country’s entry into The Great War, as it was called at the time. Though largely forgotten, New Jersey’s role in the war—before, during, and after official U.S. participation—was both critical and fascinating. Events are planned throughout the state to tell the story—including a major exhibit at the Eden Woolley House.
Please join us at 6:30, July 29, on the grounds of the Eden Woolley House to raise the flag in memory of the men and women who served in the First World War (1914-1918; for U.S., 1917-1918). Call the Museum (732-531-2136) or visit oceanmuseum.org to add your ancestor or nominee to the list of honored veterans.
The Woolley House will be open on the evening of Saturday July, 29, 2017. We will have a flag ceremony and remembrance to those veterans who served. The Museum will be open for those attending…

Passaic County - Paterson - Where do I come from?: Family History for Kids

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Thursday, August 10 - Passaic County
  On Thursday August 10th in the atrium at Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road, Paterson) the Passaic County Historical Society is conducting a hands-on workshop for children entitled "Where do I come from?: Family History for Kids."
     Join us for an afternoon of family history activities with our librarian, Patrick Byrnes. This workshop is a great introduction to family history and historical research. Learn how to make your own family tree, take an oral history quiz and learn how to start a family archive. Free with regular admission. Recommended for children of all ages and fun for the whole family. This event is free and you can stop by any time between 12pm-4pm.
     Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County's cultu…

Burlington County - Roebling - Roebling Museum Announces Fifth Annual Emily Roebling STEAM Day Camp!

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August 7-11 - Burlington County
Explore the World of Bridge Engineering this Summer!
Roebling Museum Announces Fifth Annual
Emily Roebling STEAM Day Camp!
August 7 - 11, 2017
The Roebling Museum is excited to host its 5th annual summer camp, August 7 -11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily. The Emily Roebling STEAM Day Camp, will once again invite young minds to explore engineering, technology and history on the grounds of the Roebling Museum.
    Named for Emily Warren Roebling, the courageous wife of Washington Roebling, who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge and became the world's first female Field Engineer, the Emily Roebling STEAM Day Camp is open to elementary and middle school girls and boys in 5th thru 8th grades. Guided by experienced STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and museum educators, students will discover the science of bridge, civil and structural engineering. These well-rounded junior engineers will also learn about the history …

Mercer County - Princeton - Princeton Battlefield Society to Hold a Celebration Dinner

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Monday, September 11 -- Reserve now
Princeton Battlefield Society to Hold a Celebration Dinner
     The Princeton Battlefield Society has announced that it will honor Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, Senator Kip Bateman, the Civil War Trust's Campaign 1776, and Jerry Hurwitz Society president, at a celebration dinner on Monday, September 11 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, The Dinner, titled "HUZZAH! A Celebration of Princeton's Revolutionary War Heritage," will recognize the pending acquisition of 15 acres of Maxwell's Field by the Civil War Trust's Campaign 1776 to the Princeton Battlefield State Park, as well as the recently acquired D'Ambrisi and Gigliotti properties, both spearheaded by the Princeton Battlefield Society.
    Funds raised from the dinner will be invested in the preservation of the Thomas Clarke House, the only remaining structure from the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, and Museum and in the expansion of educational programm…

Passaic County - Paterson - The Men Who Served: 1861-1964

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Through October 1 - Passaic County     The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861-1964. On exhibit until Sunday October 1st, the display showcases some of the military photographs from the society's permanent collection. Over thirty photographs have been selected for this exhibit to demonstrate the common experience of American servicemen, from the American Civil War to the conflict in Vietnam. Their uniforms, equipment, and weapons changed over time, but their fears, triumphs and trials remained constant.    Visitors can access the exhibition, which is on display in the changing exhibit gallery on the 3rd floor, during regular museum hours (Wednesday-Sunday July 12-Sept 3:12pm-4pm Sept 6-Oct 1 1pm-4pm). General museum admissions apply (Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children $3, Members free). ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Lambert Castle is fully accessible to individ…

Atlantic County - Atlantic City - ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE CELEBRATES NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY, MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH, WITH FREE CLIMBS FOR KIDS, A FULL MOONRISE CLIMB, & WINE TASTING WITH LIVE JAZZ

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Monday, August 7 - Atlantic County
ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE CELEBRATES NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY, MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH, WITH FREE CLIMBS FOR KIDS, A FULL MOONRISE CLIMB, & WINE TASTING WITH LIVE JAZZ
   Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey's tallest and the country's third tallest lighthouse, will celebrate National Lighthouse Day on Monday, August 7th. Kids up to 12 years old are invited to climb the lighthouse for FREE (must be accompanied by an adult) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. But let's not forget the grown-ups! Enjoy a Full Moonrise Climb & Winetasting, while enjoying jazz tunes by Atlantic City's very own Eddie Morgan Band, from 5:30 to 8:30. Tickets are $20 to help preserve this important Atlantic City icon.
     Dogs on leashes are always welcome in the garden and the museum. Bring a lawn chair and hang-out...watch the sun set while you sip some wine, listen to classic soul tunes, stroll our 21-bed community garden and 2-acre grounds, take in the historic …

Monmouth County - Eatontown - Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore

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Sunday, August 6 - Monmouth County
Eatontown
     Rick Geffken's and George Severini's new book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hotdogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.
Sponsored by the Eatontown Historical Museum, Rick will present an informative slide show and discussion on the famous and less-famous resorts along the Shore at 2:00 p.m. at the Eatontown Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ. Light refreshments will be served.       Rick has written numerous articles on Monmouth County history for The Two Rive…

Sussex County - Montague - M.A.R.C.H. August Events

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Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6 - Sussex County
M.A.R.C.H. 320 River Road, Montague, NJ, 07827 Facebook.com/MontagueNJHistory, (973) 293-3106 Both houses are open by appointment for small groups. The MARCH Research Library at the FAH is open, by appointment only. Call (973)293-3949 to schedule.      The Foster-Armstrong House, circa 1790, is located on SC521/320 River Road, about 1 mile north of the Milford/Montague Bridge in Montague, NJ. It is listed on the State Historic Register of N.J. and the National Historic Register Site.      The Nelden-Roberts Stonehouse, circa 1820, is located at 501 Route 206 North, about 1 mile south of the Milford/Montague Bridge in Montague, N.J. It is listed on the State Historic Register of N.J.

August 5; Saturday, 2:00, Historical Program: "Willa Cather: Writer from the Prairie and Enduring Gift to Our Country" by local historian and author Peter Osborne. Peter will be available afterwards for book signing. There will be one house/…

Ocean County - Brick - Civil War Encampment at its Havens Homestead Museum

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Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6 - Ocean County
(left) Jim Heine of Manasquan demonstrating how the soldiers cooked.
   The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor a Civil War Encampment at its Havens Homestead Museum, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick on August 5 and 6.  The 61st New York Volunteer Regiment will spend the weekend and show visitors what life was like in camp.  They will march, fire guns, and answer questions.  The public is invited to share experiences with them.
   Please note:  since the soldiers are staying overnight, the hours for visiting are daytime during Aug. 5 and until 3 pm on Aug. 6.
  In addition to the Encampment, the society will hold a bake sale and there will be sale items in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop.  Civil War "Hanky Dolls" will be featured.  There will be free tours of the Havens Homestead Museum from 10 am to 3 pm on both days, and the other buildings, such as the barn, the cranberry shed and the fishing shack will be open for vi…

Mercer County - Lawrenceville - Tour of Lawrenceville School Grounds with David Bosted

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Saturday, August 5 -- Mercer County


    In addition to its exhibit on Frederick Law Olmsted, the Trenton Museum Society is offering a guided tours:
Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. - Tour of Lawrenceville School Grounds with David Bosted - Learn to recognize Olmsted's signature features. Meet at the gate to the Lawrenceville School Grounds.  Fee $5, TMS members $3.  Pay at the Gate.  Raindate: Sunday, July 30. 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. - Tour the Wayfinding Signs, Statues, Buildings in Cadwalader Park with Jean Bickal.  Meet at Ellarslie. Fee $5, Members $3.  Pay at the door.

    Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton 

Ocean County - Tuckerton - Under the Sea Tea Party

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Saturday, August 5 - Ocean County
Under the Sea Tea Party
August 5,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Join us at the Captain's House to experience a tea party under the sea! Enjoy sandwiches, scones, and dessert with mermaids and fish friends.
$20/person ($15 for Seaport Members)
Reservations required.  Please call 609-296-8868.
     For a full listing of our classes, please visit our website at: http://www.tuckertonseaport.org/jersey-shore-folklife-center/classes/
 Tuckerton Seaport & Baymens's Museum | 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 phone: 609-296-8868;www.tuckertonseaport.org


Camden County - Haddonfield - Electrical Fire with Dean Howarth

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Saturday, August 5 - Camden County

Monmouth County - Ocean Grove - 49th Annual House Tour of Ocean Grove

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Friday, August 4 -- Monmouth County
49th Annual House Tour of Ocean Grove
Historical Society of Ocean Grove, Museum 50 Pitman Avenue; 732-774-1869 * info@oceangrovehistory.org
   The Historical Society of Ocean Grove will hold its 49th Annual House Tour on Friday, August 4, 2017. 

    The tour will include the most beautiful and historic homes in Ocean Grove as well as some of our famous tent homes.  The tour is a self-guided walking tour within this Victorian Community.  The Tour begins at 10:30am at the Museum across from Auditorium Square Park and ends at 4:30pm.      

   Transportation to the tour stops will be available. The tour will be held rain or shine.   Ticket prices are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 on the day of the tour.  Tickets can be purchased at the Museum with cash, credit card or by mailing a check or money order to HSOG, PO Box 446, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.   We recommend tickets be purchased early as they are limited and we have sold out in past years!   Ch…

Cape May County - Cape May - FREE CONCERTS: THURSDAYS JULY 27TH-AUGUST 29TH AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE

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Thursday concerts through August 29 -- Cape May County
FREE CONCERTS: THURSDAYS JULY 27TH-AUGUST 29TH
HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE
     Historic Cold Spring Village presents free concerts every Tuesday at 6 p.m.-
7:30 p.m. at the Village Pavilion during July and August. The series kicks off and closes with the vocal/instrumental duo The Calamity Janes of Cape May July 27th- August 29th.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of "the age of homespun." Fun and educational activities for children are featured, with special events every weekend through September. The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May an…

Atlantic County - Ocean City - Ocean City Library's Summer Lecture Series: Shore Fast Line

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Thursday, August 3 - Atlantic County
ATLANTIC COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
   On Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 PM - ACHS's Tony Marino will be participating in the Ocean City Library's Summer Lecture Series providing a slide presentation that covers the Shore Fast Line among other transportation topics, followed by a question and answer session. The Ocean City Public Library is located at Maloney Hall, 1735 Simpson Ave., Suite 4, Ocean City, NJ.

Passaic County - Paterson - Theodore Roosevelt: "American in the Arena"

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Wednesday, August 2 - Passaic County
  On Wednesday August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ), the Passaic County Historical Society welcomes Peyton Dixon of American Historical Theatre as he portrays Theodore Roosevelt: "American in the Arena." When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt bounded into Washington, D.C. as the youngest president in American history. Bringing his vigorous persona (and his boisterous family) to the White House, "TR" helped catapult the U.S. into a new century.
     Roosevelt's accomplishments were plentiful and diverse: War hero to Nobel Peace Prize winner, naturalist to imperialist. The 26th President promoted progressive reform and stronger government control of business. Believing that the security of the American People would be achieved through leadership on the World Stage, President Roosevelt expanded US. influence around the globe.
     This pre…

Monmouth County - Spring Lake - MEET THE DESIGNER OF CENTRAL PARK AND DISCOVER THE CONNECTION TO SPRING LAKE!

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August 1 -- Monmouth County
MEET THE DESIGNER OF CENTRAL PARK AND DISCOVER THE CONNECTION TO SPRING LAKE!     Kirk Brown portrays Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of Landscape Architecture, who created cities out of the American wilderness and began a conservation movement that still challenges us today.
     Mr. Olmsted's contributions to landscape architecture in the United States continue to inspire us today. His contributions include Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, along with many other parks and park systems, residential communities, campuses, government buildings and  country estates.  Mr. Olmsted believed in the restorative power of landscape, and the philosophy that guided his work can be seen throughout the United States.      This presentation is co-sponsored by the Spring Lake Historical Society and the Spring Lake Garden Club.  It will take place on August 1, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the Community House.

Monmouth County - Ocean - Remembering Our World War I Veterans Flag Ceremony

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Remembering Our World War I Veterans Flag Ceremony Saturday, July 29, 2017, 6:30 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712

April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of this country’s entry into The Great War, as it was called at the time. Though largely forgotten, New Jersey’s role in the war—before, during, and after official U.S. participation—was both critical and fascinating. Events are planned throughout the state to tell the story—including a major exhibit at the Eden Woolley House.
Please join us at 6:30, July 29, on the grounds of the Eden Woolley House to raise the flag in memory of the men and women who served in the First World War (1914-1918; for U.S., 1917-1918). Call the Museum (732-531-2136) or visit oceanmuseum.org to add your ancestor or nominee to the list of honored veterans.
The Woolley House will be open on the evening of Saturday July, 29, 2017. We will have a flag ceremony and remembrance to those veterans who served. The Museum will be open for those attending…

Sussex County - Montague - Quilting with Nancy Holleran and Crocheting with Katherine Ruzanski

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Sunday, July 30 -- Sussex CountyM.A.R.C.H. 320 River Road, Montague, NJ, 07827Facebook.com/MontagueNJHistory
, (973) 293-3106. July 30; Sunday, 1 - 4pm; Open House Museum Tours at the FAH and NRS. At the FAH: Quilting with Nancy Holleran and Crocheting with Katherine Ruzanski.
    Both houses are open by appointment for small groups. The MARCH Research Library at the FAH is open, by appointment only. Call (973)293-3949 to schedule. M.A.R.C.H. 320 River Road, Montague, NJ, 07827Facebook.com/MontagueNJHistory, (973) 293-3106
   The Foster-Armstrong House, circa 1790, is located on SC521/320 River Road, about 1 mile north of the Milford/Montague Bridge in Montague, NJ. It is listed on the State Historic Register of N.J. and the National Historic Register Site.
The Nelden-Roberts Stonehouse, circa 1820, is located at 501 Route 206 North, about 1 mile south of the Milford/Montague Bridge in Montague, N.J. It is listed on the State Historic Register of N.J.

Union County - Union - A Childs View of History

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Tuesdays in the summer -- Union County


Cumberland County - Port Norris - Curator Tour Thursdays

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Thursdays through October - Cumberland County

Cape May County - Cape May Point - Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse this summer

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Wednesdays in summer - Cape May County
Enjoy free, kid-friendly activities during
Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse this summer

The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon for family fun this summer during Family Fun Days. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities like pirate hat-making, along with performers and kid-friendly entertainment, and adults will enjoy browsing among the crafts vendors, all at the base of the lighthouse.
Shown here, Cape May Lighthouse Keeper Dave Yeager, left, and Rich Chiemingo, right, as "Fishmeal," entertain children with a game of limbo. Climb the 199 steps to the top and enjoy the best view of the Jersey Cape. Family Fun Days are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 16.Admission is free to activities on the grounds and there is separate admission to climb the lighthouse: $8 adults and $5 children (ages 3-12). Family Fun Days are presented by the
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Mercer County - Princeton - Historical Society of Princeton Exhibits Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings

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Historical Society of Princeton Exhibits Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings
In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday last month, the Historical Society of Princeton opened its newest display Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: The Architect in Princeton. The exhibition features architectural drawings by Wright from the Historical Society's collection, telling the story of Wright's sole Princeton clients and the Frank Lloyd Wright house that could have been.
     After visiting Wright at Taliesin West, his winter home and studio, Princeton residents Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Mills asked the architect to design a house for their property off Pretty Brook Road. Two designs were completed between 1955 and 1957, but, due to high costs, the project was eventually abandoned and the house never constructed. Two drawings that remain (an elevation and floor plan) will be on display at the Updike Farmstead through the end of the year.
     The Historical Society of Princeton is just …

Atlantic County - Egg Harbor Twp - Call of Duty: 'Honoring the US. Soldier throughout Time

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Saturday, July 29 - Atlantic County

"Call of Duty"
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Great Egg Harbor Township Historical Society Museum, 6647 West Jersey Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
'Honoring the US. Soldier throughout Time' and much more ! Free Family Event! 

Information: GEHTHSMuseum@aol.com
Mark your calendar for this year's event: Saturday July 29th from 10-5.  Reenactors, veterans and a holocaust survivor sharing stories. 
    Music, food, WWII type aircraft flyover, military firing demonstrations, 'Ben Franklin' sharing his inventions .... much more.
A free event for the whole family!
Museum and event ...  located at 6647 West Jersey Avenue in Egg Harbor Township NJ. 

Left: The Williamson family, dressed in Spanish / American War uniforms, joined the Great Egg Harbor Township Historical Society's "Call of Duty" in the past years

Mercer County - Pennington - The House on Main Street

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Thursday, July 27 - Mercer County
Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Township Branch Library present
The House on Main Street
 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Township Branch Library, 245 Pennington- Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ
  Jim Merritt recently produced a history of his Pennington house, built ca. 1878. His talk will focus on his research, which included title searches in the Mercer County Clerk's Office, finding and interviewing past residents of the house or their descendants, and searching online sources.
    The program is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Parking is conveniently located at the library. For more information, visit www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org.
Please RSVP to 609.737.2610 or online at http://www.mcl.org/

Cape May County - Cape May - FREE CONCERTS: TUESDAYS JULY 27TH-AUGUST 29TH AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE

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Tuesday concerts through August 29 -- Cape May County
FREE CONCERTS: TUESDAYS JULY 27TH-AUGUST 29TH
HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE
      Historic Cold Spring Village presents free concerts every Tuesday at 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
at the Village Pavilion during July and August.
     Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of "the age of homespun." Fun and educational activities for children are featured, with special events every weekend through September. The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. For more information on events, mem…

Monmouth County - Red Bank - Midsummer Night Affair

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Thursday, July 27 - Monmouth County
Come out and help the T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee celebrate the coming of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center at a networking, summer night affair.
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Danish Cafe and Bakery, 2 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Great food, wine & beer. For more information visit www.tthomasfortuneculturalcenter.org

Union County - Union - Uncork History: Decorative Arts Tour

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Wednesday, July 26 - Uncork History: Decorative Arts Tour
 Enjoy Liberty Hall's summer series in the garden and join us for Uncork History: Decorative Arts. 
     Guests will spend the summer evening with a VIP tour learning about the impressive decorative arts collection at Liberty Hall Museum.  Learn about some of our most unique and interesting artifacts! Afterwards, relax in our historic gardens with wine and finger foods.  It's perfect for a summer date night or a night with friends! Must be 21 years or older to attend.
     Program Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Program Fee: $25.00 per person, $20.00 for LHM members/Kean Alumni. Reservations required by July 19; to purchase tickets visit our website or call 908-527-0400.
1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Monmouth County - Ocean Grove - From Tents to Turrets: An Architectural History of Ocean Grove Homes Walking Tour

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Tuesday, July 25 -- Monmouth County
From Tents to Turrets: An Architectural History of Ocean Grove Homes Walking Tour

10:30 a.m. Meet at Museum-- $12 adults; $10 seniors 
Historical Society of Ocean Grove, Museum 50 Pitman Avenue; 732-774-1869 * info@oceangrovehistory.org

Atlantic County - Atlantic City - ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE IN ATLANTIC CITY WILL HOST FREE GRACE & GLORY YOGA CLASSES ON THURSDAY EVENINGS

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Thursdays in July and August - Atlantic County ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE IN ATLANTIC CITY WILL HOST FREE GRACE & GLORY YOGA CLASSES ON THURSDAY EVENINGS    Absecon Lighthouse will be open every day July and August, from 10am to 5pm, and Thursdays until 8pm, with the last climb 1/2 hour before closing.  Adding to the excitement of sunset climbs on Thursday nights will be FREE YOGA classes instructed by Northfield's Grace & Glory Yoga Studio.  BYOM - bring your own mat! Parking, exhibits & Keeper's Cottage museum are free.  Admission to climb the 228 steps to the top is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 4-12, and $3 for Atlantic City residents; active military are free.  Dogs on leashes are welcome on the two-acre lawn and in the museum space; water is always available on the porch.  First lit in 1857, Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country.  It is the oldest man-made structure in Atlantic City…

Mercer County - Trenton - Modern Pop Art Experience at the Trenton Free Public Library

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Friday, July 21 -- Mercer County  CORRECTION: The location of this event was omitted on the last list. It will be held at the Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton.    Pop artist and author Michael Albert will bring his "Modern Pop Art Experience" program & Cereal Box Collage workshop to the Library accompanying an exhibition of his Pop Art Collages for the month of July. The free workshop will take place Friday, July 21st from 1-3pm for a special Art Making Session for kids, teens & families! There will be a special meet and greet with Michael at noon in the Mezzanine Gallery where 28 of his pieces are currently on display, spanning nearly 30 years of work - come check them out any time the library is open.

Union County - Perth Amboy - Perth Amboy: A Port Of Slavery, A Port Of Freedom

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PERTH AMBOY HISTORY ON DVD AND YOUTUBE
Hello All!
   The DVDs for our new documentary are almost gone. Since they went so fast, so we have made it available on You Tube. "Perth Amboy: A Port Of Slavery, A Port Of Freedom" documents a 250-year-old struggle for freedom.  Perhaps the most striking element in this saga is the change within the Perth Amboy mindset. The small town of Perth Amboy transforms itself from a major slave port to a main station on Underground Railroad. And with that change Perth Amboy steps onto the forefront for human rights.
   Feel free to share this via social media.  The link is below.  Enjoy our rich hometown history.     
John Kerry Dyke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6-oqr1FQ4I

Union County - Plainfield - 2017 TRI-COUNTY HISTORY FAIR

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2017 TRI-COUNTY HISTORY FAIR - REGISTER TODAY & SAVE THE DATE
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Where: Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Plainfield Public Library is happy to announce the 2017 Tri-County History Fair for Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties. Join your colleagues and friends for a fun day of historical discovery, resource sharing, raffles, and more. Confirmed speakers include Maxine Lurie, Seton Hall professor, author, and historian; and Eugene Armstead, NJ Chapter President of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society.
     Additional activities to be announced. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be located on the lower level of Plainfield Public Library.
    Register now to reserve a table for your organization at the Tri-County History Fair. Although there is a focus on the tri-county area of Middlesex, Somerset, and Union, organizations from across New Jersey are welcome. This is a great…

Monmouth County - Belmar - Local Man Wins $1,000 for League of Historical Societies of New Jersey

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Local Man Wins $1,000 for League of Historical Societies of New Jersey      Rich Romano of Wayne has won the New Jersey Keep It Green Instagram photo contest and with it the $1,000 donation to the conservation group of his choice. Romano chose the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey to receive the donation in his name because one of his passions is discovering, researching, and preserving New Jersey's rich history. The group is comprised of more             than 220 local historical societies, museums, libraries, commissions, and individuals with an interest in historic preservation.      The winning photo shows the Belmar (NJ) Fishing Club. New Jersey Keep It Green is a coalition of more than 170 conservation focused groups. The goal of our month-long photo contest was to raise awareness of the importance of continuing open space preservation and conservation. Romano's photos, including the winning photo of the   Belmar Fishing Club, can be seen on Insta…

Morris County - Chester - SAVE SUNNYSIDE

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We need your help to SAVE SUNNYSIDE and stop the demolition of a historic and architecturally significant house in Chester, NJ, built in 1873.
Click on the link below and take 30 seconds to add your name to the petition to save this          144-year-old house, once "the handsomest house in Chester." After signing, please share this note with others.
http://www.ipetitionscom/petition/save-sunnyside-stop-the-demolition-of-a-historic
    The owners have a demolition application pending.  We want to use the petition to help convince the Chester Borough Land Use Board to reject the demolition application and promote the preservation of Sunnyside.  We believe the importance of Sunnyside to Chester's history and the Larison's Turkey Farm corner landscape make preservation of Sunnyside a priority. 
   The history and significance of Sunnyside is presented in a paper on the home page of the CHS website: http://www.historicchesternj.com/