Showing posts from May, 2018

Mercer County - Princeton - Storytime at Morven Museum & Garden: Become a Worm Farmer with Winnie Finn!

Thursday, May 31 – Mercer County Storytime at Morven Museum & Garden Ages 2 to 6 $10; Free with Family membership - Limit 12 May 31: Become a Worm Farmer with Winnie Finn!
Spring is the perfect time to start digging under rocks looking for red wriggly earthworms! We’ll meet a girl who is earthworm crazy when we read Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler. Then, we’ll take a walk in Morven’s garden looking for earthworms (weather permitting) All children will go home with instructions and some materials for starting their own mini backyard worm farm.Reservations required.
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street | Princeton, New Jersey 08540; 609-924-8144

Union County - Union - Uncork History: William Livingston

Wednesday, May 30 – Union County Uncork History: William Livingston Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
To kick off our summer series in the garden, join us for Uncork History: William Livingston! Guests will enjoy the summer evening with a VIP tour of Liberty Hall focusing on the man who envisioned it, William Livingston. Learn what his life was like in the 1770s as the first elected Governor, military man and farmer. 
Afterwards, relax in our historic gardens with wine and finger foods. It’s perfect for a summer date night or a night with friends! Must be 21 years or older to attend.  
Program Fee: $25 per person, $20 for museum members/Kean Alumni
Reservations required by May 24, purchase tickets by calling 908-527-0400 or visiting our website,
1003 Morris Avenue, Union.

Mercer County - Trenton - Legacy of Remembrance - Memorials of the Great War

Legacy of Remembrance - Memorials of the Great War

On Wednesday, May 30th, 5:30-7 pm, photographer Erik L. Burro will discuss the images and how this project came about. “Legacy of Remembrance - Memorials of the Great War” is now on display in the Mezzanine Gallery at the Trenton Free Public Library through June 1st. The gallery is open during regular library hours. 

Mr. Burro has independently photographed all of New Jersey’s major World War I monuments and many local monuments listed in the state and national memorial databases. He recently visited France where he was researching New Jersey stories about the Great War. He is the founder of Pennjerdel House, a nonprofit public history advocacy covering the tri-state region and headquartered in Burlington City.

The Trenton Free Public Library is located at 120 Academy Street, and is open Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 8 pm and Friday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public during these hours. For more information: www…

Monmouth County - Holmdel - Decoration Day Celebration

Monday, May 28 - Holmdel, Monmouth County Decoration Day Celebration
This family holiday originated soon after the Civil War when women decided to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Today we call this special holiday Memorial Day. It was a time for family reunions and fun-filled visits. Join in the celebration as the staff of Longstreet Farm enjoys an old-fashioned Decoration Day. This free event runs from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm. 

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit

Bergen County - Hackensack - BCHS MEMORIAL DAY WREATH LAYING: 10 am

Monday, May 28 – Bergen County BCHS MEMORIAL DAY WREATH LAYING: 10 am
    At 10 am on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, the Bergen County Historical Society honors the veterans of all wars with a wreath-laying at the grave of General Enoch Poor in the burial ground of the First Dutch Reformed Church on the Green, 42 Court Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Excerpts from chaplain Israel Evans' graveside funeral oration will be read at the ceremony, followed by a tour of the historic cemetery.
Brigadier-General Enoch Poor, of New Hampshire, died at 44 years of age from either typhus fever or diptheria on September 8, 1780, while about 14,000 Continental troops were encamped on "a high Ridge of land in a place called Steenrapie," the old name for the high ground extending from northern River Edge through Emerson.
   The main cantonment was situated between River Edge Avenue in River Edge to the vicinity of Soldier Hill Road, where Oradell, Emerson and Paramus intersect. While encam…

Monmouth County - Farmingdale - Allaire Village Open for Memorial Day

Monday, May 28 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Village Open for Memorial Day

The Historic Village at Allaire will be open for Memorial Day! This marks the beginning of their summer hours when the village will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The parking fee also goes into effect Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at 732-919-3500 or visit

Hudson County - Hoboken - WWI talk by reenactor Brandon English

Sunday, May 27 – Hudson County Hoboken Historical Museum
On Sunday, May 27, at 4 pm, the Hoboken Museum will host another WWI talk by reenactor Brandon English, a former Hobokenite, who will talk about his experiences as a reenactor and what the life of a typical doughboy was like.
Hoboken was an important hub during the Great War, as a port of embarkation for about 2 million U.S. soldiers shipping to and from Europe. Admission for the talk is $5; free for Hoboken Museum members. Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Cumberland County - Port Norris - 2018 Schedule for A. J. Meerwald

The A. J. Meerwald, the state tall ship: Step back in time. Join the crew of NJ's Tall Ship, the A. J. Meerwald on a public sail. Bring your friends and family for an adventure to remember.  The A. J. Meerwald is a restored oyster dredging schooner, whose home port is in Bivalve, Commercial Township, NJ. launched in 1928, the Meerwald was one of the hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey's Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry which coincided with the Great Depression.  She is celebrating her 90th Birthday all season. Come celebrate with her! Sails are 1 to 2 hours in length and offer interactive and exciting experiences for all ages. Everyone is invited to help the crew raise the 3,500 square feet canvas sail and engage in an educational presentation about the Meerwald's historic role in the oyster industry as well as connect with the maritime heritage and rich natural resources that surround you.
 Our "Special Sails" are always fun! Dres…

Mercer County - Hopewell - Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend 2018

Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend 2018 MAY 25, 26, 27, AND 28 HELP SUPPORT ONE OR MORE OF THE EXCITING COMMUNITY EVENTS PLANNED FOR THIS SPECIAL WEEKEND BY BECOMING A SPONSOR. $50 – $100 COMMUNITY SPONSORListed as such here on the website and our Facebook page. $101 – $300 COMMUNITY PARTNERListed as such here on the website and our Facebook page with a link to a website, if applicable. $301+ EVENT SPONSOR Sponsors will be listed as such here on the website and our Facebook page with a link to a website, if applicable. They will appear as an event sponsor on all printed materials. SPONSORS CAN CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS: Opening Reception at the historic Hopewell Train StationCivil War Encampment with the 6th Regiment Infantry USCTLecture by Kellee Green Blake, Retired Director, National Archives, Mid-Atlantic Region, "No Slave Beneath that Starry Flag: Civil War Heroes of the Pennington African Cemetery" Pennington African Cemetery Association’s Memorial Day Service …


Spring Lake is primarily a unique year-round community that welcomes a large influx of summer vacationers. The town boasts a quaint downtown area and a variety of charming historic Victorian homes, lovely bed and breakfast inns and a comfortable two-mile non-commercial boardwalk that borders a beautiful sand beach.
On Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Spring Lake Historical Society will hold its 39th annual House Tour. The tour will feature several lovely homes. In addition, the historic Ocean House Inn and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will also be featured.  The Historical Society’s Museum will be open for viewing with its Main Gallery, which contains the permanent collection, as well as the Changing Gallery with its Hidden Treasures, Spring Lake Police, Firefighters and First Aid Exhibit, an Exhibit saluting the Mayors of Spring Lake and our exhibit saluting…

Middlesex County - Rahway - 2018 Summer Archaeology Lab A One-Week, Hands-On Learning Opportunity for Young History-Lovers!

Register now for this event Monday-Friday, August 6-10 – Middlesex County 2018 Summer Archaeology Lab A One-Week, Hands-On Learning Opportunity for Young History-Lovers! PROGRAM INFORMATION: Under the direction of a professional archaeologist from Bard Graduate Center in NYC, participants will engage in hands-on learning about archeology and how archaeologists and historians use artifacts to understand the past, using actual artifacts removed from digs on the museum site. Participants will learn how to process - identify, clean, sort, label, store - real artifacts, and choose items to research, using professional-quality sources. This is a fun, intense educational program for youth with a strong interest in history, archaeology, and/or museums! WHEN & WHERE: August 6-10 from 10AM to 3PM, at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue (corner of Westfield Avenue) in Rahway. ELIGIBILITY: Children and teens of middle- and high-school age who have a strong in…