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Monmouth County - Red Bank - October Events at Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

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October Events092017 DISCOVER                 ENGAGE                    SUSTAIN Great Events in October - Save these dates!
Wednesday, OCTOBER 4, 2017: Public Presentation "From the BottomUp - the Most Important Fish in the Sea" Bahrs Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm The Menhaden or Bunker fish is vital to the health of our local waters, but you may never of heard of it! Captain Paul Eidman, is an extremely knowledgeable defender of this important fish and spearheads its conservation. FREE event. Free coffee and cookies. More informationHERE _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Saturday, OCTOBER 14, 2017: NMHA/MBC Classic Wooden Boat Meet  Monmouth Boat Club, Red Bank. Open to the Public 2:00pm - 5:00pm A fine flotilla of classic and wooden boats will visit Monmouth Boat Club. Exhibit your classic or wooden boat or come see and learn about these beauties. Flea market of nautical stuff. Free entrance. More informationHE…

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - Flea Market to Restore the Stucile Farms Water Tower

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"Save The Water Tower" Flea Market
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rain Date - October 15, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Grounds of the Stucile Farms Water Tower,
703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 Ocean Township Museum to hold a “Save the Tower” Flea Market

The Ocean Township Historical Museum, located in the Eden Woolley House in front of the Ocean Library at 703 Deal Road in Ocean, is hosting an Outdoor Antique and Flea Market on parkland behind the museum, 9 to 3, Sunday, October 8 (rain date, Sunday October 15). The event takes place—appropriately enough—in the shadow of the handsome tower on the site that the museum is working to save. All proceeds from the market go to the restoration effort.

The market organizers are now accepting applications (downloadable from the website oceanmuseum.com) from food vendors and organizations or individuals offering antiques, arts and crafts, and vintage, re-purposed, home décor, and flea market items. The fee for a 10’x10’ space is $35 …

Union County - Plainfield - 2017 Tri-County History Fair

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Saturday, September 30 -Union County 

Somerset County - Somerville - Fall Concert at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage: Celebrating the Harvest

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Saturday, September 30 - Somerset County
Fall Concert at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage: Celebrating the Harvest
     On Saturday, September 30, beginning at 1:30 pm, balladeer Linda Russell will perform historical music at the Old Dutch Parsonage historic site.
     From the time of earliest settlement, American colonists celebrated the season of harvest, with feasts, balls, horse races and hunts. Join balladeer Linda Russell as she sings songs of harvest-time. Playing the hammered and mountain dulcimers, penny whistle and guitar, Linda sings and plays ballads, love songs, dance tunes, and working songs written in early America and brought over from the Old World.
 Linda Russell is a balladeer who brings America's past to life through song. She has served for many years as musical historian for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial and has performed at historic sites throughout New York and New Jersey.
There is suggested ten dollar per-person donatio…

Camden County - Haddonfield - The Art of Colonial Beer Brewing

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Saturday, September 30 - Camden County

Morris County - Mount Tabor - Mount Tabor's 24th Annual Victorian House Tour

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Saturday, September 30 - Morris County Mount Tabor's 24th Annual Victorian House Tour   The Mount Tabor Historical Society's annual House Tour will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The self-guided tour will be held rain or shine 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Annual House Tour of the Mount Tabor Historic District allows visitors to get an inside look at the unique charm of this historic community, with more than 15 private houses and historic buildings open to the public. Special features include a furnished replica Camp Meeting Tent and the Richardson History House, a camp meeting cottage museum. Stop by the gift shop, which is stocked with Mount Tabor souvenirs and vintage items. There will also be lunches and beverages for sale.
    Step inside the replica Camp Meeting Tent and sample traditional tent life for yourself. You may find it just as charming today as when it was described in the Tabor Record August 1881:"Many delight in the freedom, the light and the air, …

Bergen County - River Edge - Baronfest, A Celebration of Major General Baron von Steuben at his Jersey Estate

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SAVE THE DATE Saturday, September 30 - Bergen County
Baronfest, A Celebration of Major General Baron von Steuben at his Jersey Estate
1 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a birthday celebration of Major General Baron von Steuben's birthday at his Jersey Estate. The Zabriskie-Steuben House is the only extant building in the US that Steuben owned.
     Picket-fence Beer Garden, Music by the Long Hill String BandMott's Artillery will be in the field with cannon. Reenactors from the 3rd NJ will be at New Bridge to answer questions about military life in the 18th century. Beer by Alementary Craft Beer of Hackensack. Experience an 18th-century Tavernat the Campbell-Christie House. Tour 3 sandstone houses & barn. German fare food. Activities for children including large interactive canvas map showing obstacles for Washington & Cornwallis.
     Admission: Adults $15, Students (12-20 yr) and BCHS members - $10. Beer (12 oz) $5 - Photo ID required. Cash line moves faster. Food, beer - additi…

Morris County - Morristown - The Morristown Fire Department 220 Years of Serving the People of Morristown, 1797 - 2017

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Friday, September 29 - Morris County
                     THE FLAME FIGHTERS OF MORRISTOWN
The Morristown Fire Department 220 Years of Serving the People of Morristown, 1797 - 2017 By Dr. Robert Fredericks
   7:00 p.m. in the Morristown and Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ 07690, Circulation Room
   The Flame Fighters of Morristown tells the story of 220 years of firefighting in Morristown, from bucket brigades to the thoroughly modern fire department of today. The evolution of the individual fire companies is discussed as well as the equipment used in the past and that employed today.

Major fires in Morristown, with photos, and the human side of our firefighters are portrayed. The book is lavishly illustrated showing the progression of the fire department over 220 years.
   A native of New York City, Dr. Robert J. Fredericks has lived in Morristown and Morris Township for 49 years. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he is a Past President of the Morris County Historical Society …

Union County - Union - Friday night with Hamilton! **TEEN NIGHT!**

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Friday, September 29 - Union CountyFriday night with Hamilton!
**TEEN NIGHT!** 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Join us as we go Hamilton-crazy - AGAIN!

Kids and teenagers will enjoy a night out filled with all things Alexander Hamilton: what his life was like, colonial crafts & tavern games and maybe even epic showdown like in the song "Cabinet Battle #1". The evening will also include Hamilton music for everyone to sing to and light refreshments. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

$25 per teen -- (drop off event - please arrive at 8:30 p.m. for pick up)
Reservations required, reserve your spot today! 

1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083; 908.527.0400; libertyhall@kean.edu

Somerset County - Bedminster - COLONIAL TAVERN NIGHT, FRIDAY AT THE JACOBUS VANDERVEER HOUSE & MUSEUM

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Friday, September 29 - Somerset County
COLONIAL TAVERN NIGHT, FRIDAY AT THE   JACOBUS VANDERVEER HOUSE & MUSEUM On Friday, September 29, Bedminster's historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will open its doors for a night of colonial merrymaking.  Colonial Tavern Night, hosted by the nonprofit Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, will feature authentic colonial cocktails and ale served up by re-enactors portraying barkeeps with The Mumbling Manxman, an 18th century traveling field tavern.  
     Guests will enjoy colonial-inspired food, play authentic tavern games and learn boisterous songs and cheerful dances in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere.  Musical entertainment will be provided by the Enslows, a talented husband-wife duo who play colonial American tunes on an 18th century violin and hammered dulcimer.
    Colonial Tavern Night is open to adults 21 years of age or older.  Admission is $30 per person, and pre-registration is required by visiting www.jvan…

Cumberland County - Port Norris - Dr. John Francis: The Planet Walker

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Thursday, September 28 - Cumberland Count 6:30 p.m. Bayshore Center, 2800 High St., Port Norris, NJ; 856-785-2060 Dr. John Francis: The Planet Walker
   Dr. John Francis is an American environmentalist nicknamed The Planet Walker. John became the first National Geographic Education Fellow in 2010. He is also the program director for Planetwalk, a nonprofit environmental awareness organization. Through Planetwalk, John is working to create a curriculum for K-12 students on environmental literacy. He aims to educate people not only about the physical environment, but the human environment as well. Planetwalk believes our behavior toward one another can be a mechanism for how we treat the Earth
    Born in Philadelphia, the son of a West Indian immigrant, he moved to Marin County, California as a young man. After witnessing the devastation caused by the 1971 San Francisco Bay oil spill, he stopped riding in motorized vehicles, a vow which lasted 22 years from 1972 until 1994. From 1973 un…

Union County - Union - History Happy Hour: Food Fun! returns this fall!

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Thursday, September 28 - Union County History Happy Hour: Food Fun!
returns this fall!
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Have a drink with your friends at Liberty Hall Museum while you sip, snack and socialize while learning some fun history facts! 

     We're breaking out family recipes and sharing what kind of dinners were served at Liberty Hall. Afterwards, get ready for a round of food trivia! Must be 21 years or older to attend.  Admission includes drinks, snacks & fun!

$25 per person, $20 for museum members/Kean Alumni
Reservations required, reserve your spot today!!
1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083; 908.527.0400; libertyhall@kean.edu

Middlesex County - South River - Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, 1965-2015

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Wednesday, September 27 - Middlesex County
    The South River Historical & Preservation Society will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the South River Museum (Old School Baptist Church) 64-66 Main Street, South Rive, NJ. The program is free to the public.
     The September program will feature Rick Geffken, co-author of Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, 1965-2015. Rick will take us down memory lane when life was much simpler. Relive the good old days when families took exertions to the boardwalk where they enjoyed saltwater taffy, candy apples, popcorn, and those amazing rides. Rick will share rare pictures from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections highlighting some of the places that made the Jersey Shore the iconic vacation destination that it is today.
    Rick has presented historical research topics at the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation, has participated in the Navesink M…

Union County - Union - Home School Day! at Liberty Hall

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Wednesday, September 27 - Union County Home School Day! Wednesday, September 27
 10:00 a.m. - Noon
   Explore the exciting field of architecture at Liberty Hall Museum. Using the buildings on the museum campus as a springboard, students will discover how architects shape the world we live in. We will offer two programs running concurrently for students from Pre-K through high school level. 
Early American games will be available during the afternoon for your enjoyment.     For younger students (4 through 7 years old), our Houses and Homes program will explore houses around the world, building materials and give students the opportunity to create both 2D and 3D structures.  
Older students (8 years and older) will enjoy learning how systems of measurement changed and became standardized, creating their own measuring tool and working on collaborative design project in our Adventures in Architecture program.  
                            1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083; 908.527.0400; li…

Morris County - Morris Twp - ABRAHAM LINCOLN and 1862: War as a Contributing Factor in Lincoln's Maturation as a National Leader

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Wednesday, September 27 - Morris County CHANGE OF DAY WEDNESDAY!!! For this meeting only North Jersey Civil War Round Table WEDNESDAY September 27, 7:14 p.m. at the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Avenue, Morris Twp. (opp. the Morris County Library). Admission - $5. Members & Students - free SPEAKER AND PROGRAM: DR. JONATHAN LURIE will present ABRAHAM LINCOLN and 1862: War as a Contributing Factor in Lincoln's Maturation as a National Leader
   A longtime favorite speaker at the North Jersey Civil War Round Table, Prof. Lurie returns with what promises to be another classic lecture.
  Jonathan Lurie is a professor-emeritus of history at Rutgers University. He is the author of Arming Military Justice: The Origins of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals; Pursuing Military Justice: The History of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; co-authored with Ronald Labbe, The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment…

Camden County - Blackwood - Call to Duty: The Civil War Training Camp of NJ

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NEW JERSEY IN THE CIVIL WAR 2017 Lecture Series at Camden County College
The Old Baldy Civil War Round Table of Philadelphia, (http://www.oldbaldycwrt.org/) in conjunction with the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility (http://www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter/) presents this 6-week Lecture Series which explores the impact and effects of the American Civil War on the lives of the citizens of New Jersey. It focuses on Civil War topics that may be little known or rarely written in New Jersey Civil War history.   All programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public at the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College. Week 3: September 26
"Call to Duty: The Civil War Training Camp of NJ" Producer Tom Burke and director Rich Mendoza. Present their film which tells the story of NJ citizens who enlisted in the Union Army in the summer of 1862. The Civil War was in its second year and more soldiers were needed to fill the depleted ranks of existing units. Regiments were…

Mercer County - Trenton - Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783

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Tuesday, September 26 - Mercer County
  At 6:30 p.m., Larry Kidder will present a lecture on his new book Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783 with a strong focus on the role of the Trenton Barracks.       
     The story of Trenton during the American Revolution is a microcosm of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans during the Revolution, struggles intensified by Trenton's geographic location in the State which saw more military activity than others and on a road constantly used to move and supply armies.  
The lecture will begin after a reception with light refreshments. All lectures are free of charge. Books can be pre-ordered by calling the Old Barracks Museum at 609-777-3599. For more information, visit www.barracks.org .

Morris County - Mendham - "The Friends of Pitney Farm"

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uesday, September 26 - Morris County       The Mendham Borough Historical Society meets on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street, in the Borough.  The program, "The Friends of Pitney Farm," starts at 7:45 p.m., presented by Omie Medford Ryan, board president.   
  Incorporated in 2013 as a nonprofit pursuing charitable purposes, their mission is "dedicated to the historic preservation of Pitney Farm and the use of the property to provide cultural and educational benefit to the community." O.M. Ryan's visual and narrative presentation focuses on the history of Pitney, its role in the development of the Mendhams, the new, creative current approach for saving and repurposing the homestead and gardens.  Important as well is gathering feedback from the community and beginning a conversation to present the Mendhams' history at Pitney Farm.  Ms. Ryan, MA, resides in Mendham Township, was a City Planner for NYC, and adjunct le…

Essex County - Newark - Over There: Men and Women from Newark Serve on the Western Front

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Monday, September 26 -- Essex County 

Middlesex County - Woodbridge - World War I: United States, New Jersey and Woodbridge

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Monday, September 25 - Middlesex County World War I:   United States, New Jersey and Woodbridge   In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's involvement    in World War I, the Woodbridge Historical Association presents Brian Armstrong who will recognize the role area serviceman played  in WWI on Monday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Downstairs Meeting Room of the Woodbridge Public Library.
    An independent historian and author, Mr. Armstrong also will discuss the history of the war, the political climate in which the United States entered the Great War and will bring to life Woodbridge area servicemen who died during the war with photos, letters, newspaper reports and military records. Brian Armstrong is the Vice President, Central Region, for the League of Historic Societies and frequently lectures throughout the state on local history.
The public is invited to the monthly HAWT meeting on September 25 at Woodbridge Public Library which is located on Amboy Avenue an…

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - "Save The Stucile Farms Water Tower" Flea Market

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"Save The Water Tower" Flea Market
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rain Date - October 15, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Grounds of the Stucile Farms Water Tower,
703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 Ocean Township Museum to hold a “Save the Tower” Flea Market

The Ocean Township Historical Museum, located in the Eden Woolley House in front of the Ocean Library at 703 Deal Road in Ocean, is hosting an Outdoor Antique and Flea Market on parkland behind the museum, 9 to 3, Sunday, October 8 (rain date, Sunday October 15). The event takes place—appropriately enough—in the shadow of the handsome tower on the site that the museum is working to save. All proceeds from the market go to the restoration effort.

The market organizers are now accepting applications (downloadable from the website oceanmuseum.com) from food vendors and organizations or individuals offering antiques, arts and crafts, and vintage, re-purposed, home décor, and flea market items. The fee for a 10’x10’ space i…