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Monmouth County - Keansburg - "The Story of Keansburg - Part One"

"The Story of Keansburg - Part One" - JERSEY BAYSHORE COUNTRY

Monmouth County - Highlands - "From The Bottom Up - All about Bunker, the Most Important Fish in the Sea"

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Public Presentation: From the Bottom Up092917 DISCOVER                 ENGAGE                    SUSTAIN PUBLIC PRESENTATION: "From The Bottom Up - All about Bunker, the Most Important Fish in the Sea"
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 7:30pm at Bahrs Restaurant, Highlands. Free to all.
Captain Paul Eidman is a fishing captain and a most knowledgeable and entertaining speaker on the subject of the Menhaden or Bunker fish. He is at the forefront of a major conservation campaign and will describe why this fish is important to all of us.
Not a fisherman? Not a problem - you will be informed and entertained, so we look forward to seeing you!
7:30pm - FREE coffee and cookies.    8:00pm - Presentation.    9:00pm - Close. Come early and enjoy a drink and a snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant. More information HERE Copyright © 2017  Navesink Maritime Heritage AssociationNavesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and …

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

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Sunday, October 8 - Monmouth County "Save The Water Tower" Flea Market
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.org) from food vendors and organizations or individuals offering antiques, arts and crafts, and vintage, re-purposed, home décor, and flea market i…

Sussex County - Countywide - 7th Annual Sussex County Heritage Weekend

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Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8 -- Sussex County
Sussex County History Weekend 

Hudson County - Hoboken - The Patriot Farmerette: Woman's Land Army in New Jersey

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Sunday, October 8 -- Hudson County
Hoboken WWI Lecture & Tour Series Hoboken Museum fall programs. More details on the following speakers and subjects are available on the Hoboken Historical Museum website: October 8, 4 pm - The Patriot Farmerette: Woman's Land Army in New Jersey, by author and historian Elaine Weiss1301 Hudson St., which is open 6 days a week; visit hobokenmuseum.org for hours and admission.

Mercer County - Ewing Twp - Historic Graveyards of New Jersey with Central Jersey Burial Ground Historian Edward John Raser

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Sunday, October 8 - Mercer County Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society presents Historic Graveyards of New Jersey with Central Jersey Burial Ground Historian Edward John Raser
~ 2:00 p.m. at the Benjamin Temple House, 27 Federal City Road, Ewing, NJ 08638
Author Edward John Raser is the leading expert on graveyards and gravestone inscriptions of New Jersey. His publications are a resource for researchers of graveyards. Raser will show maps of the distribution of graveyards and talk about the process of researching these historically significant places in Mercer County.
Final Resting Places - Their Place in History

Morris County - Morristown - The Story of the American Civilization Institute of Morristown

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Sunday, October 8 - Morris County
   Join us, on Sunday, October 8th, at 2 p.m.  in the lower level meeting room in the Morristown and Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ, to hear Denise Meringolo, Associate Professor and Director of Public History at University of Maryland-Baltimore County and Oceanport, NJ native, tell the story of the American Civilization Institute of Morristown, which was an experiment in community-based teaching and learning.

    As a case study, it suggests that teaching beyond the test and beyond the classroom can have a meaningful impact not only on students' intellectual achievement, but also on the life of the local community.  The idea for ACIM was hatched in the spring and summer of 1964.  Morristown School District superintendent Harry Wenner, Morristown High School social studies teacher Jack Stewart, and Morristown school board member Dorothy Harvey, developed a plan for using the Timothy Mills House, a mid-eighteenth century stru…

Middlesex County - Perth Amboy - A Victorian Tea and Fashion Show at the Proprietary House

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Sunday, October 8 - Middlesex County
            RESERVE NOW FOR VICTORIAN TEA AND FASHION SHOW!

Morris County - Morris Plains - Stickley Weekend at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

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Sunday, October 8 - Morris County   Regular tours will be suspended for the day and the Open House at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms will be held from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8.  Visitors are welcome to stroll through the Log House at their own pace, experiencing both the standard furnishings and the new items in our special Original: Gustav Stickley Furnishes his Log House exhibition. The Open House will feature spotlight talks by museum docents throughout the afternoon. No reservations are necessary.  No admission charge.
http://stickleymuseum.org/programs/upcoming-programs/stickley-weekend.html

Cape May County - Cape May - US Coast Guard (retired), 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard Thad Allen

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Sunday, October 8 - Cape May County Cape May Convention Hall: 4:00 p.m. Presented by Admiral Thad W. Allen,  US Coast Guard (retired), 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard Thad Allen 
   Hear from Admiral Thad Allen about his two extraordinary leadership roles:Hurricane Katrina onsite search-and-rescue and recovery efforts in 2005 and the Federal response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
          A Meet the Lecturer food & wine reception to follow at the Mainstay Inn 
Admission before Labor Day: $35 lecture only, $65 lecture and reception Admission after Labor Day: $40 lecture only, $70 lecture and reception

Tickets and information:https://www.capemaymac.org/lessons-of-history

Morris County - Countywide - THE PATHWAYS OF HISTORY - 8th Annual Tour of Historic Places

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THE PATHWAYS OF HISTORY 8th Annual Tour of Historic Places Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, October 8, 2017 from Noon - 4:00 pm
    The 2017 annual Pathways of History Tour of Historic Places in Morris County features 19 groups offering 20 landmark sites! This self-guided tour is a family-friendly, admission free event for visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy. The properties are independently operated, but for Pathways all locations will open their doors in simultaneous welcome on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Sunday, October 8 from Noon - 4:00 pm. Randolph Friends Meeting (above)          Eight years ago five historical groups created the Pathways of History as a way to encourage the public to visit their local museums and landmarks. Whatever your interest - it's certain to be covered by this outstanding assemblage of small, admission free, and entirely volunteer-run historic groups. Represented this year are properties of signific…

Essex County - Newark - JERSEY GOLD: New Jersey and the 1849 California Gold Rush

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Tuesday, October 3 - Essex County 
JERSEY GOLD: New Jersey and the 1849 California Gold Rush

Camden County - Blackwood - The Mutinous Regiment: The 33rd NJ in the Civil War: 2017 Lecture Series at Camden County College

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Tuesday, October 3 - Camden County
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 4: October 3
John Zinn discuss The Mutinous Regiment: The 33rd NJ in the Civil War. The 33rd NJ served in Sherman's great western campaign after being formed in 1863 during the draft riots. Mr. Zinn will summarize and give a detailed  examination of the 33rd's service in the Atlantic Campaign. There will be a…

Morris County - Morristown - Find Your Match: Grantmakers and History Organizations, Perfect Together

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Tuesday, October 10 - Morris County Find Your Match: Grantmakers and History Organizations, Perfect Together
Join us October 10 at Washington's Headquarters in Morristown National Historical Park to hear from some of New Jersey's top funders about what they look for in successful proposals and to learn about the range of grant funding available, from government agencies to private foundations to corporate funders.

Panelists: Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission
Gigi Naglak, New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Sharnita Johnson, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation William Byrnes, The Kirby Foundation
Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
Participants should come prepared to talk about their projects and funding needs, and time will be set aside to discuss strategies. The workshop will conclude with a networking lunch.    
Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historic Trust, and the New Jer…

Essex County - Newark - Heritage Tourism Workshop with Emily Manz

Wednesday, October 11 - Essex County 
Heritage Tourism Workshop with Emily Manz 
      This workshop will teach you how to "link" your historic site with potential partners and programs you may not have previously considered, in order to attract broader audiences and enrich the visitor experience. Participants will learn how to identify regional partners, work with neighbors to bring in more visitors, and develop interesting content for online and social media that will attract your target audience.          Led by Emily Manz of EMI Strategy and Have You Met Newark Tours, the workshop will include a guided walking tour of downtown Newark, a hands-on workshop, and lunch from a well-known local deli. 
Wednesday October 11 - advance registration required
Schedule:
9:00 am  Welcome & breakfast at Grace Church
9:30 - 11:30  Downtown Newark Tour
11:45 - 12:30  Catered lunch from Hobby's Deli
12:30 - 2:30   Instructional workshop

$35/person Grace Church in Newark,  950 Broad Stre…

Statewide - Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

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Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops
      The New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR), will present a series of disaster preparedness trainings for small to mid-size libraries and humanities-collecting institutions.
     The workshops will focus on risk assessment, disaster plan development, salvage priorities and salvage methods, and wet material recovery. At the conclusion of the first session, workshop attendees will have learned the tools necessary for their "homework" of creating draft disaster plans or revising old plans for their institutions. At the second session, attendees will review their plans with workshop leader Thomas Clareson of LYRASIS, and continue their training. Both sessions of the workshop must be attended.
     Statewide organizational members of NJCAR will provide in-person follow-up with workshop attendees three months after the training.
     Each two session workshop will be offered in North, Central,…

Morris County - Morristown - BEAT THE HOLIDAY RUSH WITH THE MCHS MADE IN NJ VENDOR FAIR

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Sunday, October 1 - Morris County
   BEAT THE HOLIDAY RUSH WITH THE MCHS MADE IN NJ VENDOR FAIR
Savvy shoppers can get a head-start on their holiday gift-buying while shopping locally on Sunday, October 1, at Morris County Historical Society's Made in NJ Vendor Fair.   
   Proprietors and their NJ-based businesses will display and sell their products on the idyllic setting of the manicured lawn and gardens at Acorn Hall, MCHS headquarters, 68 Morris Ave., Morristown, from 1-4 p.m.
   The cottage industries will be food-related, crafts, jewelry, works of arts, personal care items, candles and other products - all Made in New Jersey.
     Vendors will have candles, food products, mugs, body lotions, and tons of other crafts and wares for visitors to peruse and purchase. October is a great time to start shopping for the holidays, and our Vendor Fair is a fantastic way to support local small businesses. Products include artisanal soaps, hand-crafted chocolates, made-to-order coffee mugs…

Burlington County - Westampton - FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD: Margaret Hill Morris

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Sunday, October 1 - Burlington County FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD Margaret Hill Morris October 1, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Margaret Hill Morris was a widow, mother, and doctor whosefirst-hand account of the Revolutionary War in and around Burlington City, gives one of the most detailed and comprehensive accounts of the time.Was she involved with an elaborate spy ring during the war? Hear her story in her own words, through letters and her diary.  Marisa Bozarth of the Burlington County Parks Department will be the presenter for this program.
     Admission is $10 per person; Friends of Peachfield admitted free of charge. 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.

Middlesex County - Rahway - The Unknown Woman Murder Mystery Tour

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Sunday, October 1 - Middlesex County
The Unknown Woman Murder Mystery Tour
     The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association invites you to a special cemetery tour based on this 1887 unsolved murder, a crime that intrigued the nation.
    At the circa 1724 Rahway Cemetery, corner of St. George and Westfield Avenues, Rahway, NJ
    Call the museum at 732-381-0441. Adults $15 - Seniors (65+) & Members $10 - Children $5. Meet F. Alexander Shipley, author of The Case of the Unknown Woman.

Bergen County - Upper Saddle River - TUXEDO PARK

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Register now for this November 1st luncheon:
 Join us for a Luncheon & Presentation on TUXEDO PARK Wednesday, November 1 at 11:30 a.m. at The Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, NY $50 per person (cash bar). Co-sponsored by The Northwest Bergen History Coalition and The Historical Society of Rockland County
   Tuxedo Park is a rural idyll listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is singular among historic villages for boasting over 200 historical and architecturally significant houses nestled in more than 2,000 acres of an unspoiled natural environment. Forged out of the wilderness of the Ramapo Mountains in 1886 by wealthy tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard IV on the shores of Tuxedo Lake, the Park was built as a resort haven and sportsman's paradise for blue blood society.
   The gated village was soon transformed by Lorillard into an exclusive suburb synonymous with upper-class living. It was the birthplace of the tuxedo jacket, and its Autumn Ball  launched the social and mari…

Monmouth County - Manalapan - MONMOUTH COUNTY ARCHIVES AND HISTORY DAY

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ARCHIVES AND HISTORY DAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive Manalapan, New Jersey
   To view the entire program, please click here.  Events are in the Auditorium in the Lower Gallery except where noted.
Will be followed by light refreshments. We are requesting that those interested please call the site at 609-693-7132 to make a reservation, as seating is limited.

Other Archives Week History Programs at the Monmouth County Library, October 10-19, 2017
 Tuesday, October 10, 2:00pm: Movie (Invention-related): To be announced.
 Wednesday, October 11, 10:00-11:30am: Lecture: George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives, "From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors." Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist. Wednesday, October 11, 1:00-2:30pm: Lecture: Edward Eckert, Nokia Bell Labs Corporate Archivist and Sr. Manager of IIS Intellectual Property Services. "Nokia Bell Labs: Nine Decades of Inven…

Monmouth County - Red Bank - T. Thomas Fortune 5th Annual Birthday Bash

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Sunday, October 1 -- Monmouth County
Save the date for our next fundraiser,  WELCOME HOME T. THOMAS FORTUNE
12:30 PM - 3:30 p.m.
Molly Pitcher Inn, 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank
RSVP: 732-759-0485
Tickets: $80
    If you are on Facebook, Please like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TThomasFortune9/ Follow us on Twitter @TThomasFortune9 
 Check out our website: www.tthomasfortuneculturalcenter.org
 Keep up on our blog: https://tthomasfortunehouse.wordpress.com/
 We are now our own 501 c     Donations and now be  payable to T. Thomas Fortune Foundation and can be mailed to T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, PO Box 2007, Westside Station, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Hudson County - Hoboken - Sabotage at Black Tom, by author and historian Jules Witcover

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Sunday, October 1 -- Hudson County
Hoboken WWI Lecture & Tour Series Hoboken Museum fall programs. More details on the following speakers and subjects are available on the Hoboken Historical Museum website: October 1, 4 pm - Sabotage at Black Tomby author and historian Jules Witcover1301 Hudson St., which is open 6 days a week; visit hobokenmuseum.org for hours and admission. About the Hoboken Historical Museum: Founded 1986, the Museum's mission is to educate the public about Hoboken's history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of themed exhibits that change every 6 - 12 months. The Museum is open six days a week, 2 - 7 pm on Tues. - Thurs., 1 - 5 pm on Fridays, and noon - 5 pm on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for…

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 …