Showing posts from September, 2019

Burlington County - Westampton - New Jersey: Where Ideas Grow

At Peachfield, Burlington County: Rescheduled for September 15 New Jersey: Where Ideas Grow
Sunday, January 20 – Burlington County
New Jersey: Where Ideas Grow Something for Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
  From Thomas Edison’s phonograph to Les Paul’s electric guitar, submarines, Band-Aids, movies, color TV, ice cream cones, bar codes, Bubble Wrap, solar panels, flexible film and transistors – all of these things began in New Jersey. Why?
 Join author Linda Barth as she explains why and how New Jersey became the great state of inventions.
    Admission is $10 per person for everyone. Seating is limited; prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating. Please call 609/267-6996, or email at
  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.
  Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of St…

Monmouth County - Manalapan - 2019 Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair


Monmouth County - Freehold - Springsteen: His Hometown

New Exhibit Opening at the Museum in Freehold, NJ

Springsteen: His Hometown

Bruce Springsteen will be the subject of a unique exhibition at the Museum in Freehold next fall.  “Springsteen:  His Hometown” will take a comprehensive look at the rock icon’s life and his impact on music and culture. It will be the largest exhibition drawn from the artifacts of The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University (The Archives) ever to be mounted in the Boss’s home state.  Freehold is, of course, the town he called home from his birth until his late teens. The exhibit’s unveiling will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday as well as the centennial of Freehold Borough. Items included in the exhibition will range from personal scrapbooks handmade by Springsteen’s mother to alternate album covers never before seen by the public.  Oral histories from The Archives will lend unique perspectives from those in Springsteen’s orbit (and legends in their own right), incl…