Showing posts from January, 2019

Cape May County - Cape May - “From Our Correspondent with the 29th Regiment: The Story of a NJ Civil War Regiment in Their Own Words” - Fireside Chats @ Cold Spring Brewery

Thursday, January 31 – Cape May County Fireside Chats Cold Spring Brewery, Thursdays From 4 pm-5 pm on Thursdays in the winter at Cold Spring Brewery, gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery for this free lecture series!
January 31st – “From Our Correspondent with the 29th Regiment: The Story of a NJ Civil War Regiment in Their Own Words” by Jim Stephens, HCSV Deputy Director 
    Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Admission during the season is $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, or visit the Village website at

Mercer County - Princeton - Still Life Stew Storytime & Painting Session

StorytimeAges 3 to 6
$10; Free with Family membership
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. January 31: Still Life Stew Storytime & Painting Session

Vegetables can be a feast for the eyes and the tummy when they go from art to dinner! Helena Clare Pittman and Victoria Raymond’s picture book and Morven’s Masters of Illusion exhibition will inspire young artists as they hear the story, view some pieces in the exhibition, and then create their own still life watercolor paintings. Children will take home their paintings and stew recipe.:

Monmouth County - Freehold - Now at MCHA - Polite and Useful Education: Pictorial Needlework Embroidery

Polite and Useful Education: Pictorial Needlework Embroidery

POLITE AND USEFUL EDUCATION: PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK EMBROIDERY Eight works ranging in date from 1706 to 1985 represent the highest achievement in female needlework art, being the culmination of a young girl’s training with the needle. They include such subjects as religious scenes, mourning memorials, depictions of buildings, and simply decorative designs. Six of the pictures were worked by young and adult women from Monmouth County. Monmouth County’s proximity to the city centers of Philadelphia and New York meant easy access to high-quality teachers, a number of whom opened schools in and near Monmouth. The necessary materials such as imported silk threads, needles, and popular design sources such as prints and engravings could also be readily obtained. Large and complex needlework pieces, such as Catherine Schanck’s Balshazzar’s Feast, relied on the assistance of professional artists, who would sketch out the preliminary de…

*Monmouth County - Freehold - Currently at MCHA - A Family Reunited: The Conover Portraits and Polite and Useful Education: Pictorial Needlework Embroidery


A Family Reunited: The Conover Portraits
« Diane Turton Sandy Exhibtion Presentation

Special Exhibit Reception »

Caption: Portrait of William I. Conover (1836 – 1902) by George Henry Durrie. Gift of Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, 1939.
MCHA will open a special new exhibit on 2 November entitled “A Family Reunited: The Conover Portraits.” Seven portraits of Tunis V. Conover of Marlboro, his wife Rebecca Crawford Conover, and their three children Hendrick S., Anne B., and William I. Conover, were painted between 1819 and 1855 by three artists who worked in Monmouth County during those years. They were Micah Williams from New Brunswick, George Henry Durrie from Connecticut, and Harvey Jenkins, a local portrait painter. Five of the likenesses commissioned in 1842 from Durrie depict the entire family. Rebecca sat for her first portrait in pastel by Micah Williams in 1819 at age seven. Durrie captured her at age thirty. Then Harvey Jenkins …

Monmouth County - Middletown - Photography Exhibits in the Parks: The Cycle of Life


Monmouth County - Howell - Wondrous Winter Walks @ Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wondrous Winter Walks @ Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 AM 
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center Parking Lot
331 Georgia Tavern Rd, Howell, NJ 07731

Nature walks are like snowflakes, each one is unique in its own way. Tag along with a Park Naturalist as you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Please wear appropriate Winter clothes and sturdy footwear.

Monmouth County - Freehold - January 2019 Issue of the Thistle

Volume 3, Issue 1

Cape May County - Cape May - Lunch & Learn - Impact of Immigration on Victorian Life, with Ted Bryan

Wednesday, January 30 – Cape May County Cape May MAC’s ‘Lunch & Learn’ series continues this winter
CAPE MAY – Meet other curious learners during this winter’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Lunch & Learn series — informative and illustrated talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts through March 27. All talks are at noon.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Lunch & Learn - Impact of Immigration on Victorian Life, with Ted Bryan
America is a country of immigrants. This presentation by Ted Bryan explains the impact of immigration on those who lived during the Victorian era. Learn why immigrants chose to come to America and how they shaped the country. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. The presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for nonmembers. Bring a bag lunch.

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Winter Birding Expeditions

Winter Birding Expeditions
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Wed, Jan 30 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
(ages 16 and up)

Rare and unexpected birds visit New Jersey every winter. Join our day-long adventures to state- wide destinations determined by recent “hotline” reports. Participants should bring binoculars, lunch, and warm clothes. Transportation will be via mini-bus.
One Session $40.00 Per Person

Somerset County - Somerset - Astrophotography for the Rest of Us at Franklin Library

Tuesday, January 29 – Somerset County
Astrophotography for the Rest of Us at Franklin Library, Somerset, NJ, 
 Learn the basics of taking photographs of the universe at night, both with and without a telescope at Franklin Library on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. This introduction will focus on users who want to begin with their own cell phone and/or DSLR camera. It is open to teens and adults.
   Professional photographer, Peter Alessandria, will present just how to shoot nightscapes, including the moon and star trails.  
   Amateur astrophotographer, Bob Graham, will introduce how to use a DSLR camera or cell phone to begin shooting celestial targets with a telescope.  
   The presentation is provided by the Franklin Astronomy Club.Registration is requested but not required. Interested individuals can register via the library’s website at or by calling 732-873-8700. 
This program is free and open to the public. The Franklin Township Public Library is located at 485 DeMott L…