Monmouth County - Highlands - "The Story of Sandy Hook - Living in Army Town (Part 4 of 15)" - JERSEY BAYSHORE COUNTRY

"The Story of Sandy Hook - Living in Army Town (Part 4 of 15)" JERSEY BAYSHORE COUNTRY

Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Eerie Adventures Await You At The Museum of Cape May County

Friday, February 23 – Cape May County Eerie Adventures Await You At The Museum of Cape May County Spine-chilling adventure awaits you when The Museum of Cape May County opens its doors for a walk through centuries of haunted history. 
 The museum also boasts of another kind of collection - the legion of ghosts and spirits who have inhabited it since 1704. 
On Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m., members of The museum staff as well as a teams of investigators from EVP Paranormal will take you on a tour of the historic Cresse-Holmes house and will introduce you to The Museum's resident ghosts. 
 Unlike other venues, The Museum's ghost tours will keep you spellbound as they bring you up close and personal with our other worldly residents as you walk the rooms The Museum with paranormal investigators and their equipment. Experience first-hand the spirits as they cause temperatures to drop, energy fields to change and make "conversation" with visitors and investigators.
 The Eerie Enc…

Mercer County - Princeton - Celebrate Washington’s Birthday at Morven!

Thursday, February 22 – Mercer County Storytime Ages 2 to 5 $10; free with Family membership - Limit 12 Thursday February 22 at 2:00 p.m. February 22: Celebrate Washington’s Birthday at Morven! A perfect place for Storytime since George Washington himself visited Morven! We will read Lori Haskins Houran’s My Little Golden Book about George Washington and Jean Fritz’s George Washington’s Breakfast to uncover many little-known facts about George Washington along with his favorite breakfast recipe! We’ll create three-cornered hats with wigs just like George Washington wore as a take-home souvenir. Register at


Wednesday, February 22 – Mercer County
      Ed Lengel, Chief Historian of the White House Historical Association, will be the speaker at the Princeton Battlefield Society’s Washington’s Birthday educational forum on February 22 at the Princeton Friends School. The presentation, “George Washington’s Finest Hour: Trenton & Princeton 1776-77,” will start at 7 p.m. for pre-registered attendees.
           Lengel was Professor and Director of the Washington Papers project at the University of Virginia. He has written several award-winning books including, First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation’s—Prosperity (2016);Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918 (2015); To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 (Henry Holt, 2008); and General George Washington: A Military Life (2005). He writes regularly for Military History Quarterly,American H…

Morris County - Morris Twp - THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR: May 31 –June 12, 1864

Thursday, February 22 – Morris County North Jersey Civil War Round Table – Morris County 7:14 PM 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
THE BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR:  May 31 –June 12, 1864 “It was military murder” Cold Harbor brings up images of senseless, head-long charges. In one phase of the battle in less than one half hour Union forces ran headlong into resistance and sustained over 7,000 casualties/ Yet the actual battle involved two weeks of maneuver. While it was a Union defeat, it was a near-run thing. The Confederates launched just as many attacks, and they met with failure. In the end some 13,000 Union troops and perhaps 5,000 Confederate troops sustained casualties. Park Ranger Bert Dunkerly will discuss the details of the battle and the latest efforts to preserve the sites."
Robert M. Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and spe…

Burlington County - Moorestown - "Beyond Shipwrecks"

Wednesday, February 21 – Burlington County Historical Society of Moorestown Presents "Beyond Shipwrecks" On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7 p.m., the Historical Society of Moorestown, in conjunction with the Moorestown Library, will present,"Beyond Shipwrecks: Exploring a Sunken Locomotive off the New Jersey Coast." New Jersey’s famed underwater explorer, Shipwreck Researcher Dan Lieb, returns to Moorestown and the Library (111 West 2nd Street) to discuss a mysterious find off the Jersey Coast: a sunken locomotive. You would be right to ask, “How did a train end up in the ocean?” And, “How long has it been there?” Plus, “What sorts of treasures have been discovered inside this railroad relic?” Lieb explores these questions and more as he again takes us underwater off the Jersey Coast. This event is free and open to everyone. You may register to attend the event at Many Moorestonians and other enthusiasts of the deep will remember Lieb’s m…

Burlington County - Westampton - Dr. James Still and the Still Family

Wednesday, February 21 – Burlington County Once In A While Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Dr. James Still and the Still Family
   “My studies together with my practice made my life a busy one. Often I have felt the keenness and the responsibility of being alone in my profession; on one with whom to hold conference or to cheer or comfort me when depressed with difficult cases.” Dr. James Still.   The Still family has long been an important part of Burlington County’s history. Samuel Still will present the impact the Still family has had on New Jersey’s history in both medicine and as abolitionists.
   Admission is $10 per person. Prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating.
   The program takes place at Peachfield, the headquarters of The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060. Please call 609/267-6996 or email
  Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, De…

Merccer County - Princeton - Tea/Tour/Talk: Commodore Robert F. Stockton’s “Unceasing Quest for Fame & Glory”

Wednesday, February 21 – Mercer County Tea/Tour/Talk: Commodore Robert F. Stockton’s “Unceasing Quest for Fame & Glory” Tour available at 11:00 a.m. or Noon, Tea at 1:00 p.m., Talk at 2:00 p.m.
Admission for Talk only $10; Free for Friends of Morven -- Join us for a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Joseph E. Wroblewski to learn more about Commodore Robert F. Stockton and what historians have called his “unceasing quest for fame and glory.” Between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, regardless of what aspect of the United States’ emergence on the world scene, whether military exploits, expansion through Manifest Destiny, industrialization, partisan politics, or the conflict over the question slavery, one individual involved in all these arenas of conflict was Robert Field Stockton. Known as the “Commodore,” Robert F. Stockton, played a crucial role in the development of the United States and of his beloved New Jersey. Register at

Middlesex County - South River - Local Service Men and Women in World War I

Wednesday, February 21 – Middlesex County
   The South River Historical & Preservation Society will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 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 February topic will be "The Great War" presented by society president, Brian Armstrong, who will discuss and recognize the role of local servicemen and women in World War I. Photos, letters, newspaper reports, and military records will be included along with information on the history and political climate of the times. We hope you will join us for this interesting program! Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
  If you need additional information regarding this meeting, please feel free to contact Donna Rafano by calling 732-794-7023.

Monmouth County - Red Bank - “Reading Fortune: A Voice for the Ages”

Wednesday, February 21 – Monmouth County
   The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation presents “Reading Fortune: A Voice for the Ages,” on Wednesday February 21, in conjunction with the Red Bank Public Library, as part of the 2018 African American Read-In, in honor of Black History Month. The doors will open at 6 pm for a meet and greet reception, with the presentation starting at 7 pm.  
 Fortune’s notable rise as an African American journalist, during the 19th and 20th centuries, and as a social justice trailblazer, will be brought to life through his poetry, prose, letters, excerpts of speeches and editorials. Community members, along with youth from the New Jersey Orators will present the works of Fortune, such as letters corresponding with President Theodore Roosevelt and the African American leader, Booker T. Washington, and other writings that profoundly relate to the cultural attitudes, citizenry and resistance of “We the People,” Today!      The Red Bank Public Library is located at 84 W…

Warren County - Phillipsburg - Adaptive Re-Use of Historic Buildings


Sussex County - Newton - “The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter.”

Tuesday, February 20 – Sussex County (Bristol Glen Methodist Senior Community, Newton, NJ) – 
Come and enjoy our February meeting of the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table on February 20, 2018, 7:30 pm, at our meeting location at Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, New Jersey. Come through the main entrance and the receptionist will direct you to the Town Hall meeting room. Admission is free.   February’s presentation will be given by Civil War columnist and expert Matthew Borowick on the topic of “The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter.”
  “Scapegoat”: when we hear the word we think of quarterback who couldn’t complete a crucial pass to win the Super Bowl, or a seven-foot center who misses a slam dunk and loses the NBA Championship. As in sports, the Civil War had its share of heroes and its share of men to whim blame for defeat or disaster was attached. A Union defeat at Manassas in the summer of 1862 led to criticism and a court-martial for one of the rising stars of …

Essex County - Montclair - "New Jersey's Colonial Architecture"

Monday, February 19 – Essex County THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IN AMERICA, NORTHER NEW JERSEY CHAPTER    ( PRESENTS "New Jersey's Colonial Architecture" 8:00 pm at the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair, NJ Admission: $5 non-members, Free for members. 
Lovers of architecture and New Jersey history will have a chance to learn more about our state’s rich and diverse architectural heritage at the Victorian Society of America Northern New Jersey chapter’s February meeting. Author David Veasey will give a talk on his latest book, entitled New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings. The discussion will mention buildings in every county and highlight a substantial number of buildings remaining from our colonial past; including the Royal Governor’s Mansion in Perth Amboy, the still functioning Black Horse Inn in Mendham, Nassau Hall at Princeton University, Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, and the famous Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Colonial …

Morris County - Morristown - Abraham Lincoln Remembered

Monday, February 19 – Morris County Abraham Lincoln Remembered 10:00-11:30 am; 1:00-2:30 pm; 3:30-5:00 pm
Explore Lincoln's whistle-stop train ride from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C. to take the presidential oath of office in 1861. Using a large floor map, follow his journey with "travel cards" marking significant events. Design a booklet using images and famous quotes.
 $8 general admission, $6 members, adults free. Pre-registration requested with Cynthia Winslow at or (973) 538-2404, ext. 16.