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2018-11-08 - 34th Annual Holiday Weekend: Saturday, December 1, 2018, & Sunday, December 2, 2018

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34th Annual Holiday Weekend
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Holiday open house and mini-exhibit premiere

Stop by the Museum the first weekend in December. It’s our annual holiday open house, this year December 1 and 2, when we open the doors for extended hours and transform the Museum into the best place around to start the season.

The halls are decked. Homemade goodies and handcrafted gifts fill the “Hearth and Home” Gallery. Living history interpreters entertain visitors with holiday songs and traditions. Young children hunt for hidden sleds. The Garden Club sells wreaths on the porch. We draw the winning 2018 handmade quilt raffle ticket at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon.

And, this year for the first time, we are staying open to welcome those arriving at the Museum grounds at 4:30 Sunday for the Township’s annual tree lighting festivities—complete with hot chocolate and a visit fr…

Monmouth County - Rumson - TEA WITH ME

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TEA WITH ME MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION > EVENTS > Tea with Me MAY 8, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM



Save the Date! Join us on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 for Tea with Me! More details to come. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Maher at lmaher@monmouthhistory.orgor  (732) 462-1466 x20. DETAILSDate:May 8, 2019Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Category: VENUERumson Country Club

Monmouth County - Middletown - Faces From Our Past: Portraits From the Permanent Collection

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Faces From Our Past: Portraits From the Permanent Collection


This exhibition features a selection of portraits from the permanent collection of MCHA that surveys the styles of portraiture available to residents of New Jersey and elsewhere in the nineteenth century. Those on view range from highly polished works by professional artists from New York and Philadelphia to the colorful efforts of local painters whose work today is considered folk art. Examples include portraits of young children, adults, and those who have reached advanced age. Many of the sitters lived in Middletown, Red Bank, Shrewsbury, and Holmdel, in addition to elsewhere in New Jersey and New York. The demand for likenesses peaked in the nineteenth century but, after the Civil War, photography generally supplanted the work that was formerly the realm of resident and itinerant painters. Artists represented in the exhibition include Micah Williams from New Brunswick, John Bradley of New York, Robert Street of Philadel…

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - Winter Speaker Event - "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy"

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Winter Speaker Event - "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy"
This is a joint event with the Long Branch Historical Association
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 

At 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 in the auditorium of the Board of Education Building, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, historian Paul Kahan, will speak about his most recent book, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy.

On December 5, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant transmitted his eighth and final message to Congress. In reviewing his tenure as president, Grant proclaimed, “Mistakes have been made,” though he assured Congress, his administration’s “failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.” Until recently, scholars have portrayed Grant as among the country’s worst chief executives. Though the scholarly consensus about Grant’s preside…

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Shoot Archery

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Open Shoot Archery (ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult) 

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 AM-2:00 PM 
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft 

Take a shot at archery! Stop in anytime during open shoot archery to improve your archery skills at our indoor range at Thompson Park. This is not an instructional program and is designed for those already familiar with archery techniques. Cost: $10.00 per person (cash or check only) All equipment is provided. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated. For more information, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4236, or email douglas.kalucki@monmouthcountyparks.com

Monmouth County - Rumson - RED – A LADIES VALENTINE LUNCHEON

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RED – A LADIES VALENTINE LUNCHEON MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION > EVENTS > RED – A Ladies Valentine Luncheo FEBRUARY 7, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Save the Date! Join us February 7, 2019 for our Annual Red Ladies Valentine Luncheon. More details to come. Shop boutique vendors featuring unique items ranging from jewelry and clothing to home décor. Bid on a wide variety of auction items and take a chance (or two) on the grand prize! All proceeds from Red benefit the important work of the Association. Celebrate your friends while supporting a good cause! For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Maher at lmaher@monmouthhistory.orgor (732) 462-1466 x20. DETAILSDate:February 7, 2019Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm VENUERumson Country Club163 Rumson Road

*Cumberland County - Greenwich - HEARTHSIDE DINNERS AT THE GIBBON HOUSE IN GREENWICH

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Cumberland County Hearthside Dinners HEARTHSIDE DINNERS AT THE GIBBON HOUSE IN GREENWICH Step back in time and experience an authentic hearthside dinner to be held in the colonial 1740 kitchen in the Gibbon House, located at
960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey.
The smells of beef tenderloin (January), turkey breast (February), and ham (March) will come to life as you sit near the original 9’ fireplace and enjoy the savory meal of a bygone era.
Hearthside Dinner on January 26, 2019 Doors open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres. Hearthside Dinner on February 23, 2019 Doors open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres. Hearthside Dinner on March 30, 2019 Doors open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres.
Each menu is based on recipes from cookbooks of the day and includes foods that were typically served during the winter.
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*Monmouth County - Holmdel - Cookstove Demonstration at Longstreet Farm

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Cookstove Demonstration at Longstreet Farm
Monmouth County Park System
44 Longstreet Rd
Holmdel 07733 7/14/2018 - 8/25/2018 Monthly on the Second, Fourth
Saturdays, September 8 & 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Saturdays October 13 & 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturdays, November 3 & 17 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
AGE RANGE: All Ages
FREE
CALL:
WEBSITE MORE DETAILS:  Visit our kitchen and see what is cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how food, recipes, cooking techniques and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Visit our kitchen and see what is cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how food, recipes, cooking techniques and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s.
FREE!

Union County - Painfield - The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects

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Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections: Best Practices for Nonprofit History OrganizationsA Two-Part Workshop Series Whether a historical society or an historic site, the buildings and objects your organization stewards require responsible collections care. The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to present Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections, a two-part workshop series devoted to collections care for buildings and objects. Register Early -- Space is Limited! Part Two The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects January 8, 2019 (snow date January 15th) 10:00am - 4:00pm, registration 9:00am - 10:00am Location: Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060 Instructor: Joan Harris-Rico, Collections Manager, Thomas Edison National Historic Park Cost: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch Description coming soon.

*Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Ceramics

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Open Ceramics
Monmouth County Park System Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft 07738 Sunday, September 9, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, October 7, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, November 4, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, January 6, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, February 3, 12:30-4:30 PM REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
AGE RANGE: Preschoolers, Elementary, Tweens
COST: $6 per hour, plus the cost of bisque-ware.
CALL: (732) 842-4000
WEBSITE MORE DETAILS:  Drop in at Thompson Park for ceramics. Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Go for an hour or two, alone or with a friend and let your creative juices flow. Leave your piece with us and we will have it fired up in about a week. No pre-registration required. Children 12 and under are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. $6 per hour plus the cost of bisque-ware. Cash or check only please. Drop in at Thompson Park for ceramics. Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces…

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Historic Jersey Journey to Princeton

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Historic Jersey Journey to Princeton: December 16 from 50.00 We will call and confirm your reservation a week before the event. No actual tickets are given. Please print your receipt.  The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is launching its sixth year of Historic Jersey Journeys with a day trip via motor coach to Princeton, NJ, on December 16. In Princeton we will tour the Princeton University Art Museum, Morven Museum, take a walking tour of the historic parts of Princeton University and also stop at Tehune Orchards and Winery on the way home. http://www.ahhistory.org/shop/historic-jersey-journey-to-cold-spring-village-aug-26 Strauss Mansion Museum
27 Prospect Circle
Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716 Email:
ahhistoricalinfo@gmail.com Phone:
732 291 1861

Cumberland County - Greenwich - Victorian Christmas at the Gibbon House

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Victorian Christmas at the Gibbon House
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Cumberland County Historical Society 960 Ye Greate St (P.O. Box 16), Greenwich, New Jersey 08323
The modern-day Christmas formed throughout the nineteenth century. Come view the special holiday-themed Christmas trees and take a tour of the Gibbon House as we celebrate Christmas as the Victorians did. Punch and Christmas cookies galore will be served! Cost: $2 per person

Mercer County - Princeton - Rago to Hold Valuation Day at Morven Museum & Garden

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Tuesday, November 13 – Mercer County
Rago to Hold Valuation Day at Morven Museum & Garden from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Tuesday, December 11from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
   Unused heirlooms are a source of financing for vacations, tuition or more, better jewelry. Why not discover what the jewelry you’ll never wear is truly worth? Katherine Van Dell, Director of the Jewelry Department, being joined by Sebastian Clarke, Director of Estate Services, specializing in Furnishings and Decorative Arts. Sebastian is also a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America. Valuations are Free!    Call for a scheduled appointment from 10am-1pm or, if you prefer, drop by between 1pm-3pm when no appointment is necessary.
    Should you choose to sell, Rago will donate a percentage of that sale to Morven Museum and Garden. For more information, or to schedule your appointment, contact Robin Daum at 609-397-9374, ext. 119 or email robin@ragoarts.com. (Should you wish to have one of Rago’s specialists come …

*Mercer County - Titusville - Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing

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Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing

Two Chances to Watch George Washington’s Annual Delaware River Crossing December 9 and 25, 20198
Each December, thousands gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring Christmas Day 1776 river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.
The public has two opportunities to view the reenactment. The first is on Sunday, December 9, 2018 when the park will hold a full dress rehearsal from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (actual crossing at approximately 1:00 pm).

On this day, in addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village will provide families with a full day of fun and learning. Cost to attend the dress rehearsal is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and f…

Cumberland County - Greenwich - 50th Annual Christmas in Greenwich Holiday House Tour

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49th Annual Christmas in Greenwich Holiday House Tour Dec 9, 2018 Cumberland County Historical Society 960 Ye Greate St., Greenwich, NJ08323
856-455-8580 | 856-455-8580

sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society, will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from Noon to 5 p.m.  Admission is $15 per person (children 12 and under are free).

Celebrate a Christmas in Greenwich on the Cohansey River with an afternoon of festive activities that are sure to fill your heart with Christmas warmth.  Tour through the town’s historic homes and buildings that will be decked out in their Christmas finery.  As you stroll along your self-guided tour, children will be able to visit Santa in his workshop and drop-off their letters to be sent to the North Pole.  Gingerbread creations will be on display there also.  You may purchase hand-crafted holiday gifts and decorative items at the craft show to be held in the local Fire Hall.

Tour the four community churches that will fill you with the Chris…

Cumberland County - Greenwich - S'mores with Santa

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