Showing posts from February, 2019

Bergen County - River Edge - Women's Fierce Fight for the Vote by Penny Colman

Thursday, February 28 – Bergen County
BCHS Lecture Series: Women's Fierce Fight for the Vote by Penny Colman at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ
Penny Colman will present an illustrated program about Women's Fierce Fight for the Vote. Penny Colman is the author of award-winning biographies and social histories. Her intriguing topics range from Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II to Thanksgiving: The True Story. A popular speaker, Penny has appeared on television, radio, including National Public Radio, and on Book TV, C-Span2.
The lecture takes place in the 18th century State Historic Site, the Steuben House. 1209 Main St, River Edge, NJ. No charge. Please join us for refreshments at the conclusion.

Morris County - Morris Twp - The 7th New Jersey Regiment presented by Prof. John Hayward

Thursday, February 28 – Morris County
North Jersey Civil War Round Table - 7:14 p.m. 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. NPS Rangers – free
   The 7th New Jersey Regiment presented by Prof. John Hayward.
The 7th New Jersey fought in the major battles in the east among them the Peninsula Campaign, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the pursuit of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Appomattox Court House. The presentation will focus on the officers and men of 7th NJ Regiment and on one of its commanders  Morristown’s (and Bill Chemerka’s) Col. Joseph W. Revere.
    John Hayward is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a Master’s in History. He is currently a professor of History at Southern New Hampshire University. Prof. Hayward has published two books; one a regimental history of the 7th NJ and the …

Cape May County - Cape May - “More Stories of Old Glory: Tales of the American Flag from the Late 19th Century to Today”

Thursday, February 28 – 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!
February 28th- “More Stories of Old Glory: Tales of the American Flag from the Late 19th Century to Today” 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

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

Hours Daily: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Extended hours Memorial Day-Labor Day: Saturday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Cape May County - Cape May - Black History Exhibit: “Heroes and Sheroes

Through February 28 – Cape May County February 1 through February 28: 
Black History Exhibit: “Heroes and Sheroes.” Open to the public, free. 
Hours 10 am to 4 pm Mon. Through Sat. Exhibit opening reception—Fri., 6:30 pm.,
 Ocean City Museum, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City; 609-399-1801.

Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Wondrous Winter Walks @ Freneau Woods

Wondrous Winter Walks @ Freneau Woods
Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 AM 
Freneau Woods Activity Center Parking Lot
360 Monastery Ln, Matawan, NJ 07747

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.

Statewide - Host an African-American Read-In in February 2019


Monmouth County - Port Monmouth - The Casual Birder

The Casual Birder
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult)

Join a Park System Naturalist for these laid-back morning bird walks. We’ll meander through the parks for about an hour and half or so to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy these walks. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed.

Walks begin at 9:00 AM

Essex County - Cedar Grove - Cedar Grove Notables

Wednesday, February 27 – Essex County
Cedar Grove Notables
 What do Marty Liquori, Allen Du Mont or Amanda Freitag have in common? They all lived in Cedar Grove. Join the Cedar Grove Historical Society on February 27 at 7:30 p.m.when Jean Jaeger will present a program entitled “Cedar Grove Notables.” The program will highlight residents who have contributed to the growth of Cedar Grove and some who lived here and made contributions to the world at large. She will take you back to the 1800s and up until the present day.
    The program will take place at the Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza in Cedar Grove. Jean Jaeger is the secretary of the Cedar Grove Historical Society, editor of their newsletter and Cedar Grove Township Historian. A short business meeting will be held before the presentation. 
Caption: Marty Liquori, third high school athlete to break the 4-minute mile

Monmouth County - Highlands - A Marine Artist's Inspiration

Postponed to February 27, 2019

Public Presentation: A Marine Artist's Inspiration                                                                                                                                                020119   DISCOVER                 ENGAGE                    SUSTAIN Public Presentation: A Marine Artist's Inspiration by Nicholas 'Nick' Berger Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30pm at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands
We are fortunate to have renowned marine painter Nick Berger at our first public presentation of 2019. His paintings are in private collections, including that of a former US President. His work is exhibited in high-end galleries in New York, Connecticut, and in Beacon Fine Arts in Red Bank, NJ. Nick will talk about his art and what compelled him to create marine art after decades of success with rural landscapes.
He is drawn to the rivers and waters of the working New York City waterfront up to the mid 20th Century, and some of his painting…

Mercer County - Hopewell - Historical Watercolors: Hopewell Valley and Beyond

The Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Museum's Joint Program Committee announce Historical Watercolors: Hopewell Valley and Beyond
Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00PM

Hopewell Branch Mercer County Library
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington NJ 08534

In collaboration with the Hopewell Branch Library, Jacquelyn Pillsbury will share watercolors created by her late mother-in-law, Joyce Enoch Pillsbury. Joyce resided in Ewing, NJ for over 60 years. While her artistic talents were diverse, Joyce's watercolors of quirky local scenes, including barns, historic buildings, industrial sites, nature scenes, and urban buildings represent a unique perspective of Mercer County.
Stop in the Community Room during the month of February to see some of the watercolors that Joyce painted. These pieces were donated by Jacquelyn to HVHS and the Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society. We thank ETHPS for their generosity in loaning us the artwork for the program.
Registration req…

Cape May County - Cape May - Lunch & Learn - Music of The Titanic, with Rich Chiemingo

Wednesday, February 27 – 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, Feb. 27 – Lunch & Learn - Music of The Titanic, with Rich Chiemingo
Rich Chiemingo presents the sights and sounds of the historic, tragic voyage of the HMS Titanic. Listen to the music exactly as it was played then and learn its relevance to the spirit of the times. Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May. The presentation begins at noon. Free admission for students, MAC members. $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Passaic County - Haledon - "Peoples History: America's Untold Stories"

February 27, 2019 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm | Annual Special Events
"Peoples History: America's Untold Stories"

The Museum cordially invites educators and the general public to attend a workshop entitled People's History:  America's Untold Stories to be held on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.  Educators who attend will receive a Professional Development Certificate.   The People's History:  America's Untold Stories workshop will be held at the Museum from 9:30AM-2:30PM, with a luncheon served at midday.  Workshop plans includes a presentation entitled "Women Workers and Ladies Garments" about the immigrant women of the International Ladies Garment Workers's Union (ILGWU) by Keith Danish, Esq., an educator, lecturer and labor historian and "Women in Jazz" by Dr. Louis A. Iozzi, scholar, educator, musician and author. The registration fee of $25. for Museum members provides for admittance for the full day program, which includes lunch, teacher…


THE ART OF GARDENING AT CHANTICLEERTuesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.Chanticleer’s Executive Director R. William Thomas Join Chanticleer’s Executive Director and Head Gardener R. William “Bill” Thomas for a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at what the Washington Post calls “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America.”  Chanticleer, once the home of the Rosengarten family, is known for its residential-scale plant combinations featuring foliage textures and colors, its wide variety of containers, and its imaginative homemade furniture. This is a garden where the staff are the designers, competing with each other and with the horticultural world to design an intriguing, visually pleasing, and environmentally responsible garden. Bill Thomas will offer insights on what inspires this special place.  The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer will be available for sale and signing following the lecture.

Monmouth County - Matawan - Sand Hill Indians

February Presentation and Meeting Monday, February 25th 7:30 pm Matawan Community Center 201 Broad Street
Presentation: Sand Hill Indians Click here to learn a bit about the Sand Hill Indians Speaker: Claire T. Garland, Director Sand Hill Indian Historical Society
A meeting, updates, and refreshments are all part of the night. Free and open to all.

Somerset County - Somerset - Poetry Reading: Jacquese Armstrong reads from Blue Legacy at Franklin Library (Somerset)

Monday, February 25 – Somerset County
Poetry Reading: Jacquese Armstrong reads from Blue Legacy at Franklin Library (Somerset)
 Poet and writer Jacquese Armstrong will be reading from her newest book of poetry, Blues Legacy, on Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset, NJ. This event is free and open to the public. 
    Blues Legacy is Armstrong’s exploration of the relationship of African-Americans to music and their relationship to the United States. Her reading will center around some pieces from Blues Legacy relating specifically to music.
    Jacquese Armstrong is the recipient of the 2019 Naomi Madgett Long Poetry award and resides in Central New Jersey. Her book, Blues Legacy, was published this month from Wayne State University Press. Armstrong’s poetry chapbook, dance of the shadows, was published in 2017. Her work has been seen in several publications including midnight and indigo, For Harriet, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Rising Phoenix Re…

Middlesex County - Woodbridge - Martha Washington Visits Woodbridge


Mercer County - Princeton - Princeton Walking Tour Children

Sunday, February 24 - Princeton, Mercer County
Historic Princeton Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel, and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn on your tour.

Admission: $7 per adult; $4 children ages 6 to 12; free for children age 5 and under. Tours begin in front of the Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Tour begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. Walk up ticket sales are cash only; guides cannot provide change. Space is limited. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 609-921-6748 or visit

Morris County - Chatham - A Year on the Water

Sunday, February 24 – Morris County
A Year on the Water Speakers: Nicole and Trip von Hoffmann February 24 at 2 PM Chatham Township Municipal Building 58 Meyersville Road
     Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a year sailing? Join historical society members, Trip and Nicole von Hoffmann, as they describe their voyage aboard their 37-foot sailboat. They’ll take you through preparations to set sail, life underway, and the fun challenges of exploring new places from the historic coast of Maine to the hurricane-battered eastern Caribbean.