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Mercer County - Trenton - Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay and Muse

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Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay and Muse
Opening January 4, 2020

They occupy our forests, fields, parks, beaches, farms, backyards and even our homes. Indeed, birds are everywhere. But many New Jerseyans remain largely unaware of the profound natural and cultural significance of these ubiquitous avian creatures.

This exhibition brings together a wide assortment of artifacts and specimens to explore two concepts about our fine feathered friends – their status as an important ecological mainstay and their historical role as a design-inspiring force – or muse – for New Jersey artisans in the decorative arts.


Museum Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday 
9 am to 4:45 pm 
Galleries begin closing 

at 4:30 pm

*Monmouth County - Oakhurst - 35th Annual Holiday Weekend and Craft Sale

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35th Annual Holiday Weekend and Craft Sale
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Burlington County - Westampton - New Jersey: Where Ideas Grow

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At Peachfield, Burlington County: Rescheduled for September 15 New Jersey: Where Ideas Grow
Sunday, January 20 – Burlington County
New Jersey: Where Ideas Grow Something for Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
  From Thomas Edison’s phonograph to Les Paul’s electric guitar, submarines, Band-Aids, movies, color TV, ice cream cones, bar codes, Bubble Wrap, solar panels, flexible film and transistors – all of these things began in New Jersey. Why?
 Join author Linda Barth as she explains why and how New Jersey became the great state of inventions.
    Admission is $10 per person for everyone. Seating is limited; prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating. Please call 609/267-6996, or email at colonialdamesnj@comcast.net.
  This event takes place at Peachfield, the Headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.
  Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of St…

Monmouth County - Manalapan - 2019 Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

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Monmouth County - Freehold - Springsteen: His Hometown

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New Exhibit Opening at the Museum in Freehold, NJ

Springsteen: His Hometown




Bruce Springsteen will be the subject of a unique exhibition at the Museum in Freehold next fall.  “Springsteen:  His Hometown” will take a comprehensive look at the rock icon’s life and his impact on music and culture. It will be the largest exhibition drawn from the artifacts of The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University (The Archives) ever to be mounted in the Boss’s home state.  Freehold is, of course, the town he called home from his birth until his late teens. The exhibit’s unveiling will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday as well as the centennial of Freehold Borough. Items included in the exhibition will range from personal scrapbooks handmade by Springsteen’s mother to alternate album covers never before seen by the public.  Oral histories from The Archives will lend unique perspectives from those in Springsteen’s orbit (and legends in their own right), incl…

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - 2019 American Girl and Teddy Bear Tea

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2019 American Girl and Teddy Bear Tea
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Rain Date - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - New Exhibit Opening – "Votes for Women: Suffrage in New Jersey "

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New Exhibit Opening – "Votes for Women: Suffrage in New Jersey " Opening - Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Hunterdon County - Flemington - NJCAR Disaster Preparedness Workshops

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View this email in your browserDisaster Preparedness Workshops Join us for a disaster preparedness training provided by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This series of workshops will introduce the Pocket Response Plan (PReP), its use a tool to begin institutional planning, and provide guidance on use and implementing it. This will be followed by information on staff training. Finally, there will be a group table top exercise. The training will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A continental breakfast will be provided. Dates and Locations: February 6 - Hamilton Club, 32 Church St, Paterson, NJ 07505 March 6 - Atlantic County Library System - Mays Landing Branch - 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330 April 3 - Trailside Nature and Science Center - 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092 May 1 - Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences - 307 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060 June 5 - Historic Courthouse - 71 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822 REGISTER NO…

Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Sears Homes Waling Tour

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Mercer County - Trenton - Many Inspired Steps

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Many Inspired Steps Opening May 25, 2019 through November 10, 2019 Riverside Gallery, 2nd floor
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to present Many Inspired Steps an exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. On July 21, 1969 at 10:56:15 p.m. E.D.T. Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon with the now famous words: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” was just the crowning accomplishment of an endeavor that goes back centuries. Many Inspired Steps tells the story of that endeavor. The exhibit is supplemented by objects in the Museum’s collection and on loan that bring this story to life and emphasize New Jersey’s connection to this historic event. The exhibit will be on view through November 10.
Many Inspired Steps was organized by Thomas A. Lesser (who has donated the exhibition) and is distributed by Audio Visual Imagineering, Inc. (which has donated the d…

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 - Countywide - Weekend in Old Monmouth

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Weekend in Old Monmouth Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712​

Monmouth County - Lincroft - 5th Annual Thompson Park Creative Arts & Music Festival

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5th Annual Thompson Park Creative Arts & Music Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM 805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738-1605
This celebration of the arts will feature fine art vendors, live music, creative activities and food vendors. Submission deadline is February 20, 2019.A non-refundable jury fee of $15.00 is to be paid with your application.See entry instructions.Download an application. For more information, email ccarlson@monmouthcountyparks.com, or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4343.

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…

Burlington County - Mount Holly - NJCAR Disaster Preparedness Workshops

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View this email in your browserDisaster Preparedness Workshops Join us for a disaster preparedness training provided by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This series of workshops will introduce the Pocket Response Plan (PReP), its use a tool to begin institutional planning, and provide guidance on use and implementing it. This will be followed by information on staff training. Finally, there will be a group table top exercise. The training will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A continental breakfast will be provided. Dates and Locations: February 6 - Hamilton Club, 32 Church St, Paterson, NJ 07505 March 6 - Atlantic County Library System - Mays Landing Branch - 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330 April 3 - Trailside Nature and Science Center - 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092 May 1 - Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences - 307 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060 June 5 - Historic Courthouse - 71 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822 REGISTER NO…

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…

Mercer County - Princeton - Illustrated lecture with trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe

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Illustrated lecture with trompe l’oeil artist Gary ErbeSaturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m.
$15; $10 for members Join us for an illustrated lecture by renowned trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe, Q&A, and book signing of Erbe’s collectible FOOTPRINTS: THE ART AND LIFE OF GARY ERBE. FOOTPRINTS available for purchase and signing separately. Ticket includes admission to Museum galleries Saturday, April 13.
Image Credit: Master of the Ruptured Word, 2015. Gary Erbe. Oil on canvas. Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC.