Showing posts from March, 2018

Monmouth County - Highlands - The Story of Sandy Hook - "Walking on the Wild Side (Part 10 of 15)" - JERSEY BAYSHORE COUNTRY

The Story of Sandy Hook - "Walking on the Wild Side (Part 10 of 15)"


Hudson County - Jersey City - Black Tom Island


Monmouth County - Rumson - Rally for the Navesink Update

Rally for the Navesink                                                                                                                                                                                                 032818  DISCOVER                 ENGAGE                    SUSTAIN PUBLIC MEETING: Rally for the Navesink Update Thursday, March 29th at 6:30pm Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Avenue, Rumson  Calling all Navesink River Supporters!
Did you know? The Navesink River Citizen Science Volunteer Water Quality Program just completed week 42 out of 52, and the program is due to end in June, though sources of poo-llution remain that have yet to be found and fixed. At this Thursday’s meeting, the NJDEP will announce the fate of the program and whether or not it will continue for another year.
 The agenda for the meeting also includes:
NJDEP on water quality in the Navesink, including the fate of the citizen science program, real-time water quality monitoring buoy, and fish kill response action pla…

Monmouth County - Oakhurst - SOLD OUT - Tickets Now Available - April 28, 2018 - 14th Annual Spring Tea

View this email in your browser14th Annual Spring Tea - A "Garden Tea Party"
Saturday April 28, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00 pm
West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold it's 14th Annual Spring Tea, "Garden Tea Party," which will take place on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Seating will begin at 1:30 pm. The Tea will be held at the West Park Recreation Center in Oakhurst, NJ 07755. Tickets ($25) are available starting March 1. Call 732-531-2136 to reserve your space. Single tickets are available, but the most fun is coming with friends and reserving tables for four or eight!

All food is prepared by Museum volunteers and includes: tea sandwiches, breads, desserts and scones with whipped cream, butter and jam along with a variety of teas. There will be a gift auction, a boutique of hand quilted crafts and doll clothes, and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for a fancy hat…

Morris County - Oak Ridge - Open House at the George Chamberlain House

Sunday, April 8 – Morris County  The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. Costumed docents will be available to talk about this Victorian home. Featured this month will be an exhibit of antique and vintage dolls and toys. The Museum, located at 315 Dover-Milton Road, was entered into the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 2010. Be sure to visit Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe located in the original kitchen of the Museum. The Shoppe is packed with new and vintage items for sale, perfect for spring or anytime.
For further information, refer to the Jefferson Township’s Historical Society website at, or call Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at 973-697-0258.

Mercer County - Princeton - Creating "A Gentleman's Pursuit": A Family Day with Hunter Research


Mercer County - Princeton - Building Princeton

Sunday, April 8 – Mercer County Building Princeton 2:00 - 4:00 PM
   The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is excited to host a brand-new family program designed to increase awareness of the town’s rich architectural heritage. Building Princeton will be held on Sunday, April 8 in the Wojciechowicz Barn at HSP’s Updike Farmstead.   Using 70,000 LEGO building blocks, fifty teams will each receive a photograph and story of a historic building, which they will build within the 2-hour program. When the models are finished, they will be placed on a 30-foot map of Princeton, providing an amazing aerial view of the town. This program, with adults and children working together, is ideal for children ages 8-12, but all ages are encouraged to participate.
   Led by Architect Stephen W. Schwartz AIA, of Building Blocks Workshops, Princeton will join other cities that have participated in this program, including Montclair, Morristown, and Summit.
   At the conclusion of the program, each family wil…

Burlington County - Westampton - Dorothea Dix – Teacher, Nurse, Advocate

Sunday, April 8 – Burlington County FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD Dorothea Dix – Teacher, Nurse, Advocate 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
   Pat Jordan’s engaging representation of the remarkable Dorothea Dix is entertaining as well as enlightening. Dorothea Lynde Dix, American teacher, nurse, and activist lobbied vigorously with state legislatures and the United States Congress for proper care of indigentmentally ill. She created the first American mental asylum, insisting the mentally ill be treated with dignity and provided basic comforts. During the Civil War, she was appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses. Join us a Pat relates the life and significant accomplishment of this amazing woman.
Born to a sickly mother and an absent father, Dorothea Dix was called upon to mother her younger siblings. Consequently, at age 12 she visited her grandmother in Boston and never returned. Her grandmother was a strong New England woman who got Dorothea an education, allowing her to become a teacher, and Doroth…

Somerset County - Bridgewater - Early Life in the Village of Blawenburg and Blawenburg Reformed Church

Sunday, April 8 – Somerset County Somerset County Historical Society at 2 PM Many friends and neighbors are still recovering from power failures caused by recent storms. They are experiencing conditions residents of our area in the past considered normal and every day. How did our ancestors cope? 
The Somerset County Historical Society is pleased to announce the second in a series of talks: Early Life in the Village of Blawenburg and Blawenburg Reformed Church by Dr. David Cohen at the society’s headquarters, 9 Van Veghten Drive, Bridgewater, NJ.
The Village of Blawenburg and the Blawenburg Reformed Church, part of Montgomery Township in southern Somerset County, are on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. In his presentation, Dr. David Cochran will share interesting facts about the village and church revealing what life was like in nineteenth and early twentieth century. He has given this presentation to thousands of Montgomery Township elementary students over th…