Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Preserving the Past for the Future
Street Address - Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, New Jersey 07712
 Mailing Address - P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755  

Phone (732) 531-2136




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Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516

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The Museum has a number of exhibit galleries in the rooms on the first floor of the Eden Woolley House. Two house permanent exhibits (updated regularly). The third features changing exhibits.  They include:

The Richmond Gallery - The Richmond Gallery features regularly changing exhibits.  The current exhibit is 

The Our Town Gallery  - The Our Town Gallery explores the history of Ocean Township.

The Hearth and Home Gallery - The Hearth and Home Gallery explains local life at the Jersey Shore and how it has changed over the years.
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1:00 to 4:00 P.M. - First and Second Sundays of the Month.
Happening Now at the Eden Woolley Hose Fashion The History of What We Wear
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - Fashion - The History of What We Wear

Starting with that fig leaf in the Garden of Eden, men and women have gone to imaginative lengths to cover their bodies. The founding fathers wore breeches so tight, they ordered a second pair for occasions that required sitting. Marie Antoinette’s hair on occasion took up one third her height. Victorian corsets displaced internal organs and weakened back muscles. More.
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum received an operating grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the New Jersey Department of State. 
Eden Woollry House, home of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Thank You to:

- New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the New Jersey Department of State, for a 2016 Operating Grant.

- The New Jersey Cultural Trust, for a 2016 Technology Upgrade Grant.

- The Rita and Harry Greenberger Foundation, for a 2015 Grant for the Stucile Farms Water Tower.​

- The Daughters of the American Revolution, Shrewsbury Towne - Monmouth Chapter for funds for the work on the Stucile Farms Water Tower.​

- The William T. and Marie J. Henderson Foundation Inc., for a 2015 Grant.

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You may donate to the Museum, contribute an item, buy a Memorial Brick,  mark a Centennial Home, or donate to Restore the Water Tower.
Fall 2015 Ocean's Heritage
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Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - Local Stories of the American Civil War

New exhibit tells “Local Stories of the Civil War”

The Civil War is the subject of more than an estimated 60,000 books, scores of movies, and a groundbreaking TV documentary. It’s the most documented subject in the American archive. So it’s a legitimate question to ask: What could our local history museum possibly add? The answer: local history. More.
Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
Hometown Histories Robert Landis
Hometown Histories - Deal Test Site/Joe Palaia Park

Our video series about local stories and interviewing local people for their memories.

Fashion - The History of What We Wear

Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Cape May County - Cape May - Cape May Music Festival - Bach's Lunch

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Wednesday, June 1 -- Cape May County
Cape May Music Festival - Bach's Lunch:       
     Enjoy a mini-concert by members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and an elegant Tea Luncheon at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Wednesday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. $30 per person. Part of the Cape May Music Festival. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.  


Middlesex County - Cranbury - Re-dedication of the Civil War Monument at the Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury

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Monday, May 30 - Middlesex County
      A re-dedication of the Civil War Monument at the Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury will be held on Memorial Day, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. by the N.J. Civil War History Association, re-enacting as the 14th N.J. Volunteer Regiment, Company H.
       
The re-dedication service will include the unveiling of a new smaller monument adjacent to the original. Because the lettering of the names of the 70 soldiers on the 1866 marble obelisk is wearing away, the new smaller monument was created with a bronze plaque with all the names, which will ensure that the soldiers will long be remembered.
     The Civil War Soldiers Monument is located in Brainerd Cemetery behind the First Presbyterian Church complex. Parking is available and there is only a short walk to the monument.  The original monument is one of New Jersey's earliest is 150 years old this year. In June 1865 Reverend Joseph Gaston Symmes of the First Presbyterian Church proposed the monument in memory of the soldiers from the townships of Cranbury, Monroe and South Brunswick who sacrificed their lives to help preserve the Union. The Methodist and Second Presbyterian Churches of Cranbury also supported the project. Governor Marcus Ward dedicated the monument on August 1, 1866.
     The soldiers named are from several N.J. regiments, including many from Company H of the 14th Volunteer Infantry Regiment that was formed in Cranbury in August 1862. Company H was the unit in which the largest number of Cranburians served and it had the highest casualty rate in its regiment. Other Cranbury soldiers enlisted in units such as Company B of the N.J. 28th Volunteer Regiment.

Bergen County - Hackensack - BCHS MEMORIAL DAY WREATH LAYING

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Monday, May 30 - Bergen County
BCHS MEMORIAL DAY WREATH LAYING
10 a.m.
      At 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, 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.
Photo: Taken in the 1920s of BCHS and representatives of organizations including a veteran of the Civil War at a memorial service at General Poor's grave.

Mercer County - Trenton - The Roaring 20s Event at Ellarslie; Mansions in the Park ll

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Tickets now available for June 25 gala - Mercer County  
The Roaring 20s Event at Ellarslie; Mansions in the Park ll
Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ
Saturday June 25, 2016   7:00-10:00 p.m.
Ticket price $100.00         Costume Encouraged
       For the second year, the Trenton Museum Society at the Trenton City Museum is planning a night of celebration as a fund-raiser for the museum.
     The 1848 Italianate mansion, named by the original McCall residents as Ellarslie, will be the site for a roaring 20s themed party. The elegant evening will be filled with flapper dancers, a piano music sing along, to listen to or participate in, a silent movie room, a roving magician, a silent auction, photos with stars of the time period and elegant food in a 1920's decorated setting.
   Guests are encouraged to come in costume or in costume of a favorite personality of the 1920s.
  Tickets are limited and priced at $100.00 Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum, or via website PayPal purchase while available.
   Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is located in the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park, with an entrance on Parkside Avenue, in Trenton, New Jersey. 
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Municipal Holidays
Visit www.ellarslie.org for more information and directions 
 

Passaic County - Paterson - Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra returning to the Lambert Castle Concert Series.

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Sunday, May 29 - Passaic County  
     On Sunday May 29th at 5 p.m. in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ), Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra on the Go is returning to perform as a part of the Lambert Castle Concert Series.         
    Founded in 1970 as the Somerset County College Orchestra, in 2002 the CJSO re-organized as an independent nonprofit organization. CJSO on the Go is a Chamber music outreach program featuring members and friends of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra.      Admission to the concert is $15. Seating is limited; no reservations will be taken.
   This performance is a part of the 2016 Lambert Castle Concert Series. Featuring local musicians and a variety of musical genres, all concerts are performed in the beautiful atmosphere that is Lambert Castle. Check our website for a complete listing of performances and dates.
   ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Lambert Castle is fully accessible to individuals with mobility limitations. However, no special accommodation currently exists for visitors who are visually-impaired and hearing-impaired.
      For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society's website at lambertcastle.org or call 973-247-0085.
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Cape May County - Cape May - Cape May events

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Cape May events 
Sunday, May 29 -- Cape May County
Cape May Music Festival: Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber, jazz, Irish and brass band music and Bach's Lunches at the 27th annual Cape May Music Festival. Sunday, May 29-Thursday, June 16. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
 
May 29
Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour: A trolley tour through parts of West Cape May to the Lighthouse, with tales of ghostly activity throughout. Participants will be met at the Lighthouse by a costumed Keeper who will relate a ghostly tale inside the Lighthouse with time available to climb. Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Offered Sunday, May 29 at 8:45 p.m. $22 for adults and $14 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
 
Cape May Music Festival - Atlantic Brass Band: Opening the 27th Annual Cape May Music Festival on Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m. is the 35-piece Atlantic Brass Band, a long time Cape May favorite, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa. The Atlantic Brass Band returns to present a rousing concert of American music, perfect for a Memorial Day weekend celebration. Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. Admission is free. Part of the Cape May Music Festival.Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the City of Cape May. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.  
 

Morris County - Morristown - Celebrated Hungarian pianist, Peter Toth

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Sunday, May 29 - Morris County
1 p.m.
      Morristown National Historical Park will host a series of special piano recitals to celebrate the NPS Centennial. Celebrated Hungarian pianist, Peter Toth will perform solo piano works from a variety of beloved composers on the park's 1873 Steinway grand piano. Washington's Headquarters, Museum Building 30 Washington Place, Morristown ? Free. Reservations not necessary. Info: Jude M. Pfister 973.539.2016 Ext 204 www.nps.gov/morr
 
 

Monmouth County - Ocean Grove - UNIQUE OCEAN GROVE EXPERIENCES TO BE OFFERED AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S SPRING AUCTION

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Saturday, May 28 - Monmouth County      
 UNIQUE OCEAN GROVE EXPERIENCES TO BE OFFERED AT
HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S SPRING AUCTION
     Annual Spring fundraising auction will see changes for 2016, including the addition of professional auctioneer Art Kravetz and unusual "experience" auctions
    The Historical Society of Ocean Grove's annual spring fundraising auction will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Youth Temple of the Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, NJ. Previews are 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.; the auction begins at 11:00 a.m.     
     Regular attendees will notice some changes this year.
HSOG has engaged auctioneer Art Kravetz of Kravetz Auctions in Toms River, NJ, to preside over the event. Kravetz is a skilled auctioneer known for "moving things along", so attendees can expect an exciting, fast-moving event this year.
     Additionally, HSOG's recording secretary Kim Brittingham has stepped up to chair the Spring Auction Committee, bringing a new feature to the event: "experience" auctions. High bidders will have opportunities to experience Ocean Grove in ways few others ever will. Here are just three of several packages being offered:
? July 4th VIP Package at Day's Ice Cream - After the July 4th fireworks, the line at Day's Ice Cream stretches around the block, but the winner of this auction and three guests will be able to cut to the front of the line and enjoy their ice cream at a reserved table on the dining porch.
 
? Dinner in the Tali Esen Morgan House - Four people will have the privilege of dining inside one of Ocean Grove's most splendid Victorian homes, the Tali Esen Morgan House, a private residence. The circa 1900 home has hosted notables from Enrico Caruso to Helen Hayes. Dinner includes a tour by the homeowner.
 
? VIP Parade Package - Five lucky folks will view the Ocean Grove July 4th Parade from the shady raised porch of historic Centennial Cottage, enjoying a superior view, comfortable porch rockers, and refreshments.
                          Other surprise packages will be revealed on auction day.
     As always, the auction will include antiques and collectibles and a wide array of rare Ocean Grove memorabilia. Items offered this year include a mirror from the old North End bath house etched with an advertisement for the former Homestead Restaurant on the Ocean Grove boardwalk; an "Admission 50 cents" sign from the old Strand Movie Theater; souvenir "Ocean Grove" ruby flash glassware from the 1890s; salvaged gingerbread trim from an Ocean Grove tent; 19th-century printing blocks used for Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Annual Reports; vintage dishware from the North End Hotel, and much more. Some auction items are on view in the window of the Historical Society's museum at 50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove.
Another new item to be auctioned for spring 2016 is a custom-designed, one-of-a-kind Ocean Grove beach towel. It is exclusive to the auction. The towel cannot be purchased elsewhere and the high bidder will own the only one of its kind.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Historical Society of Ocean Grove.
For more information about the HSOG spring 2016 auction, please contact the Historical Society at (732) 774-1869.


Mercer County - Trenton - "Madame C.J. Walker: Self Made Woman"

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Saturday, May 28 - Mercer County
   The Trenton Free Public Library will present "Madame C.J. Walker: Self Made Woman" as portrayed by Daisy Century on Saturday, May 28th at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton. This program is free and open to the public, and is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program is produced by the American Historical Theatre, a nonprofit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations.  
   Born with the name Sarah Breedlove, Madame C.J. Walker was an entrepreneur, and an early civil rights advocate who sought equality for African Americans. As America's first female self-made millionaire, she was a philanthropist who was an enthusiastic financial supporter of Black colleges and universities. 

   Walker amassed her fortune through dedication, hard work, and innovation. She began with a small "Special Correspondence Course" business, founded on her System of Beauty Culture. This self described "hair-growing" business, was borne out her desire to remedy her own hair loss. On 19 September 1911 the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company of Indiana, Inc. wherein Madame Walker was the President and sole shareholder, was incorporated. As she focused on growing hair, her business also grew rapidly.
   Her dedication extended not only to her wok but to her community as well. Walker began teaching other African American women how they too could likewise succeed in business and was sought after to lecture on social, political, and economic topics. Walker was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was instrumental in their efforts to make lynching a federal crime. Walker was recognized by the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) for making the largest contribution to save the home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. She donated throughout her career to the NAACP, the YMCA, and to black schools, organizations, individuals, orphanages, as well as retirement homes.
   Dr. Daisy Century recalls the thrill of receiving a standing ovation for her 3rd grade recitation of The Creation and credits this as the beginning of her desire to perform. Trained as a teacher, Dr. Century earned a BA in Biology at Claflin College, a Master's in Science Education from South Carolina University and a PhD from Temple University, also in Science Education. This naturally talented teacher and actor couples scientific methods with creative imagination in order to discover how the historical characters she interprets would respond to a given situation. An inspiring educator whose students have returned year after year to thank Dr. Century for the difference she has made in their lives, Daisy has continued to inspire through her thoroughly-researched, dramatically intense portrayals. Dr. Century is a published author, writing under the name Emily Nelson, and is an accomplished singer.    
   
For more information about this event, contact Rochelle Stern at 609-392-7188. For more information about the Horizons Speakers Bureau please visit http://njch.org/programs/hbb/.
2:00 p.m. at the Trenton Free Public Library609-392-7188., 120 Academy St, Trenton, New Jersey 08608; 

Mercer County - Princeton - Washington Returns Battlefield Encampment and Mini-Reenactments

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Saturday, May 28 -- Mercer County 
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Washington Returns Battlefield Encampment and Mini-Reenactments. General George Washington, as portrayed by Sam Davis, will give his greetings and answer questions. Jack Kelly, author of Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence will speak. Military drill, battlefield tours and a military camp. Princeton Battlefield, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton.
      YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND   
    CELEBRATION  -
WASHINGTON RETURNS! BATTLEFIELD
                   ENCAMPMENT AND DEMONSTRATIONS
     
Find out how the Battle of Princeton on that cold winter's day, January 3, 1777, saved the American Revolution. On the battlefield, we will have a military encampment and mini-
reenactments of the Battle of Princeton.  As a special feature, author Jack Kelly will join us. Band of Giants is a riveting account of those who worked alongside our most well-known founders, bringing to life those dedicated to fighting for our independence! Mr. Kelly has also authored the books Gunpowder and Heaven's Ditch (about the Erie Canal), as well as several novels. He will have books for sale and will be happy to sign them!
      The Battle of Princeton was a critical turning point that saved the American Revolution. Find out how the Battle of Princeton was fought on that cold winter's day, January 3, 1777-- Washington's first tactical victory on the field against Crown troops. The Second Pennsylvania Regiment will present drills and firing demonstrations with musketry, cannon, fife and drum.
    Another special feature will be the arrival of General Washington who will give his greetings and answer questions.And we will have a typical American Revolution military camp with campfires and the cooking and other domestic activities of camp followers. 
      A third special feature will be a display of 500 flags honoring those who died at Princeton.  And there will be a display of artifacts from the collection of Iain Haight-Ashton, a Board Member of the Battlefield Society.
     Finally, a fourth special highlight will be training for Young Patriots and marching in formation.Presentations by Jerry Hurwitz, President of the Princeton Battlefield Society, who will explain uniforms, weapons and tactics.
      The Regiment also will be participating in the Princeton Memorial Day Parade and the Ceremony at the Princeton Battle Monument. The camp will be set up in the morning and struck after 4pm. Learn more about the restoration of the Thomas Clarke House, which was constructed circa 1772 and witnessed the battle!   Take a guided tour of the Battlefield. Presented by the Princeton Battlefield Society and the Second Pennsylvania Regiment. Rain or shine unless it is storming. Free. Flier attached. For further information contact Kip at princetonbattlefieldsocinfo@gmail.com.

Morris County - Morris Twp - Gen. Emory Upton MILITARY STATEGIST AT SPOTSYLVANIA

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Thursday, May 26 - Morris County
7:14 p.m.
   North Jersey Civil War Round Table. Cabrini College Prof. James R. Hedtke to speak about Gen. Emory Upton.
     MILITARY STATEGIST AT SPOTSYLVANIA
    Emory Upton graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1861. He immediately entered the Civil War and his artillery battery fired the opening salvo at the battle of First Bull Run. At the age of twenty-four, Upton became one of the "boy generals" when he was promoted to brigadier general after the battle of Spotsylvania. During the Civil War, Upton had the unique experience of successively commanding troops in the artillery, infantry and cavalry. Upton admired the courage and devotion of the citizen-soldiers he led into battle but he felt they were woefully unprepared for combat and poorly led by their officers on the battlefield.
     After the conclusion of the Civil War, Upton spent the remainder of his military career attempting to reform the army in order to remedy the ills he witnessed during the conflict. He wrote three books (The Armies of Asia and Europe, Military Policy of the United States, and Infantry Tactics: Double and Single Rank Adapted to American Topography and Improved Firearms) that greatly impacted the organization, tactics and strategies of the U.S. Army. In many ways, Upton's works were as influential in developing the modern army as Alfred Mahan's writings were to the creation of the modern navy.
    Prof. James R. Hedtke earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from Saint Joseph's University, a master's in political science from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Temple University. He has taught history and political science at Cabrini College for forty-one years. His research resulted in a new book, The Freckleton, England Air Disaster published by McFarland in 2014.
             
Hedtke has authored two other books, Lame Duck Presidents: Myth or Reality, and Civil War Professional Soldiers, Citizen Soldiers and Native American Soldiers of Genesee County, New York: Ordinary Men of Valor, the latter of which he edited and researched with students.  
  Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Avenue, Morris Twp. (opp. the Morris County Library).

Essex County - Montclair - Farm Camp

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June through August - Essex County
Farm Camp.
This year the Montclair Community Farms, Montclair Historical Society, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H will partner for all camp sessions. Cost is $250/child/week. Scholarships available for families in need. This year's camp themes include. Down on the Farm: Experience farm life in suburban New Jersey, June 27 through July 1, ages 4 to 6, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, except Friday, field trip on Friday: Farm Tours on Rutgers Cook Campus. Homegrown Living: Connecting to each other, the community, and the farm, July 18 through July 22, ages 6 to 9, from 9 am to 1 pm, except Friday, field trip on Friday: Foster Fields Living Historical Farm. Back to the Future: Learning from the past to make a better future, August 1 through August 5, ages 9 to 11, from 9 am to 1 pm, except Friday, field trip on Friday: Sussex County 4-H Fair. For more information or registration contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H at 973-353-1337 or essex4h@njaes.rutgers.edu. Camp held at 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.  

Bergen County - Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes - Open Doors: A Springtime Romp Through History

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Wednesday, May 25 - Bergen County  
Open Doors: A Springtime Romp Through History
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes, Bergen County, NJ
     This tour features 10 private homes of the area. Don't miss the opportunity to visit some of the oldest homes from the late 1700s and early 1800s. A boutique on the tour will include antique jewelry and antique furniture. All proceeds will support the ongoing restoration projects of the Van Voorhees-Quackenbush-Zabriskie House in Wyckoff, NJ. Tickets: $40 advance, $45 day of tour. Tickets will be available mid-April. Cannot accommodate children under 12. Visit www.zabriskiehouse.org or call 201-891-9409.  

Morris County - Mendham - "Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution"

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Tuesday, May 24 - Morris County
   The Mendham Borough Historical Society meets on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St. Mendham Borough. 
    The program starts at 7:45 p.m. when Arthur S. Lefkowitz presents "Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution," a color-slide presentation of 18th century artistry in the form of rapidly executed drawings done in the field to studio-executed  history paintings, portraits and illustrations. Insights about the images, their artists, historical details frequently lost in book pictures, uniform alterations that date paintings --all come to life, gathered from various museum collections.
   An historian, Lefkowitz is the author of five award winning books about the American Revolution, lecturer, and consultant to Who Do You Think You Are? TV and NJ Public TV shows. A 'must' for everyone interested in American and/or Art history!  Program/parking are free. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Morris County - Morristown - CCM Library to Offer Free Workshops on Finding Grants for Nonprofits and Individuals

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Friday, June 3 -- Morris County
CCM Library to Offer Free Workshops on Finding Grants for Nonprofits and Individuals
Space Is Limited and Preregistration Is Required   
RANDOLPH, NJ - The Foundation Center Funding Information Network at the County College of Morris (CCM) library will offer two free workshops on finding grants on Friday, June 3.
      The first workshop, which takes place in the morning, is for nonprofit organizations interested in exploring grant funding. The second workshop, which takes place in the afternoon, is for individuals seeking scholarships and fellowships.
     The "Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources: Introduction to Finding Grants" workshop for nonprofit organizations takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the 10 most important things they need to know about finding grants. They also will have the opportunity to practice navigating the Foundation Center's Grantspace page and searching the Foundation Directory Online.
     The"Searching the Foundation Center Grants to Individuals" workshop takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m The center's database contains foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, researchers and other individual grantseekers.
     Both workshops take place in the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center, Room 205, on CCM's Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.
     The CCM library is the only organization in northwestern New Jersey to participate in the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network. Network partners provide a suite of resources including the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.
     While both workshops are free, preregistration is required as seatingfor these programs is limited.  Please register before May 31 by calling 973-328-5300.

Sussex County - Sparta - Vintage Costume Jewelry Rocks!!!

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Tuesday, May 24 -- Sussex County

Morris County - Morristown - "Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution"

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Tuesday, May 24 - Morris County
   The Mendham Borough Historical Society meets on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St. Borough. 
   The program starts at 7:45 p.m. when Arthur S. Lefkowitz presents "Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution," a color-slide presentation of 18th century artistry in the form of rapidly executed drawings done in the field to studio-executed  history paintings, portraits and illustrations. Insights about the images, their artists, historical details frequently lost in book pictures, uniform alterations that date paintings --all come to life, gathered from various museum collections.
   An historian, Lefkowitz is the author of five award winning books about the American Revolution, lecturer, and consultant to Who Do You Think You Are? TV and NJ Public TV shows. A 'must' for everyone interested in American and/or Art history!  Program/parking are free. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Morris County - Morristown - How the Past Governs Your Own Ecological Future

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Tuesday May 24 - Morris County
History and Landscape Shape Each Other:
How the Past Governs Your Own Ecological Future
7:00 p.m.
      Join Samantha Rothman, Ecologist, Community Advocate, and co-founder of Grow It Green Morristown, to learn how we can use the natural and man-made history of a landscape to predict and direct future environmental attributes.
Protecting Natural and Historic Places lecture series
     The natural and built environments together support each other, and every aspect of our lives. That's why we preserve historic resources and protect natural spaces. The series, running from April through October, features top-notch speakers in both fields, offering our community a new understanding of these local riches.
   All lectures are free, open to the public, and will take place in the library's lower level meeting room.
   Several of the talks will take place during the library's Landscape Architecture Exhibit, "Gardens and Grounds by Three North New Jersey Landscape Designers," on display in the Kirby Gallery, April 4 through July 3.
   Morristown and Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Road, Morristown;973-538-6161

Passaic County - Haledon - Workers: Books & Photographs

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New exhibit - Passaic County
Workers: Books & Photographs Exhibit by
 Eugene Glickman at the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
Haledon, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark located in Haledon, New Jersey proudly opened the exhibit Workers: Books & Photographs by Professor Eugene Glickman on Sunday, May 1st.
      "Workers: Books & Photographs" is a unique display that showcases a special, personal collection that has been acquired by Eugene Glickman, Professor Emeritus of Music at Nassau Community College and Director of the Harmonic Insurgence Choir.
     Ever since attending the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan in the late 1940's and early 1950's and despite his major interest in music, Professor Glickman cultivated a love of the visual arts. "As a worker myself," he notes, "I've always been interested in my fellow workers. Since the subject of 'work' appears in public all too rarely, I'm especially happy to offer my collection to the Museum to display."
     The exhibit features books and photographs from many eras that illustrate the lives of workers. It includes the photography of Lewis Hine and Sebastiao Salgado.
     This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
     The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey. It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events. The museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment. For further information, please visit the museum's website www.labormuseum.net or contact the museum at 973-595-7953 or email labormuseum@aol.com.
 

Middlesex County - Woodbridge - Bombardment of Perth Amboy in 1776

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 05/17/16

Monday, May 23 - Middlesex County
Bombardment of Perth Amboy in 1776
   On Monday, May 23, the Woodbridge Historical Association will present a film documentary, "The British Bombardment of Perth Amboy in 1776," produced by John Kerry Dyke, as well as a discussion of the patriots' defense led by Donald Johnstone Peck. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs Meeting Room of the Woodbridge Main Library at 1 George Frederick Plaza and Route 35. The program is free to the public.
   This documentary is based upon eyewitness accounts that unfolded during the tumultuous latter half of 1776 in the colonial capital of Perth Amboy. It recaptures the long forgotten saga of the last royal capital in New Jersey through period images, 18th century music and reenactors.
   John Kerry Dyke has made several historical documentaries of Perth Amboy. Donald Peck is the author of numerous books, monographs and published articles on eighteenth century history of Middlesex County and New Jersey. He is a trustee of the League of New Jersey Historical Societies and the Historical Association of Woodbridge Township. Mr. Peck also is a past president of the Raritan-Millstone Heritage Alliance, Somerset and the Proprietary House Association of Perth Amboy as well as an active member in numerous historical organizations.  

Our thanks to our 2016 Spring Tea Sponsors:
Spring Speaker Event - “Vintage Baseball”
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:15 pm.
Township of Ocean Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755   
Also, thank you to:

Christine Craney Levy


2016 Quilt Raffle Quilt
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