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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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Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House Ocean Township High School at 50
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - Ocean Township High School at 50

Ocean Township High School at 50

Early September, 1965, the doors of Ocean Township High School (OTHS) opened for the first time. It was a momentous day—the culmination of an impassioned campaign and a turning point for both Ocean Township and Asbury Park, the district that up to then had educated most of the township’s teens. More.
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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 - Marie Siciliano

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

Fashion - The History of What We Wear

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Mercer County - Pennington - The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

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February 21 - Mercer County
Author Event to Benefit the Washington Crossing Park Association
    On Sunday, February 21, at 1:00 p.m., the Washington Crossing Park Association of New Jersey and The Pennington School will host Fergus M. Bordewich, Author of The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government at the The Pennington School, 112 W Delaware Avenue, Kenneth Tai Yen Building, Pennington, NJ 08534 
     After his book talk, the author will sign copies of his new book, priced at $30.
     This event is free and open to the public.  A portion of the book sale proceeds will be donated to the Washington Crossing Park Association.
     Reserve your copy today! RSVP via email at events@washingtoncrossingparkassociation.com  or call our Events Coordinator at 609-389-5657.

Bergen County - River Edge - A Country Ball upon the 284th Anniversary of the Washington's Birthday

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Sunday, February 21 - Bergen County
Washington's Birthday Celebration: Country Ball on the 284th Anniversary
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A Country Ball upon the 284th Anniversary of the Washington's Birthday
will be held at Historic New Bridge Landing.
   18th-century dancing will be featured in the Steuben House under Denise Piccino's direction with Ridley & Anne Enslow providing musical accompaniment on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Throughout the afternoon, Rodger Yaden will portray General George Washington.
    Hot cider and crullers will be served in the restored 18th-century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House, where the gift shop is also located. Visitors may also see open-hearth cooking demonstrated in the Out-Kitchen, featuring a menu he might have eaten during his stay at New Bridge and recipes from Martha's cookbook. A tiger-stripe maple bedstead that family tradition noted was used in a local home where George Washington also stayed during the 1780 Steenrapie Encampment, currently on display.
    General George Washington made his headquarters in the Zabriskie-Steuben House at New Bridge in September 1780, when 1,400 Continental troops encamped between Van Saun Park in River Edge and Soldier Hill Road in Oradell.
 Historic New Bridge Landing:  
American Revolutionary War Battleground including 3 Jersey-Dutch Sandstone Houses, Exhibits, Tavern, Gift shop & Outkitchen. (Barn closed in cold weather)  
$10 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free. HNBL, 1201-1209 Main St., River Edge, NJ. Site map below. (Become a member and support our efforts, $20 individual / $30 household) Events updates to follow.
    Check our website for event updates  | www.bergencountyhistory.org | contactBCHS@bergencountyhistory.org | 201.343.9492
 All 3 Jersey-Dutch Houses are connected by a gravel walking path. Free parking is available or take a train on the Pascack Valley Line from Secaucus via NJ Transit to the New Bridge Landing Train stop.

Camden County - Haddonfield - David Emerson as President George Washington

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Saturday, February 20 - Camden County
1-4 p.m.
     As it is an election year, open house events will focus on the early presidents and first ladies of our nation.  This is the first of several presentations.
   null     David Emerson will appear as President George Washington. For over 25 years, David Emerson has worked at living history museums and as an independent storyteller, teaching history through the eyes of a "person of the past." He is a veteran of Colonial Williamsburg, Plymoth Plantation, Morristown National Historical Park, and the Old Barracks Museum. David's academic credentials include graduate study at the College of William and Mary, and he studied at Oxford as an undergraduate. David is a much requested speaker with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Program time: 2 p.m.
Special Note: Seating is limited. President Washington will be available for a short meet and greet after his presentation.
 
Indian King Tavern, 233 Kings Highway, East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; 856-429-6792
 

Somerset County - Somerset - Meadows Celebrates Black History Month

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Saturday, February 20 - Somerset County
Meadows Celebrates Black History Month
      Our second presentation of the year celebrates Black History Month on February 20, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the Civil War-era Hageman House at 209 South Middlebush Road, Somerset.  Mr. Don Neal, retired educator with the Franklin Township Public Schools will help us learn about the 39 men and women who have been commemorated on stamps by the United States Postal Service in one of its longest-running series. 
     The presentation will include other African Americans on U.S. stamps, stamps that have been issued right here in Franklin Township, and general information on philately or, as it is commonly known, stamp collecting, one of the world's oldest hobbies. The interactive presentation is suitable for the young and young at heart. 
     Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 each, and may be paid for at the door.  However, please reserve in advance in case of inclement weather.  Reserve by calling 732-246-0638 or e-mailing Terry at IsisMaya@AOL.com

Union County - Westfield - "Spies, Lies, and Patriots of Elizabeth, NJ during the Revolutionary War"

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Friday, February 19 - Union County
"Spies, Lies, and Patriots of Elizabeth, NJ during the Revolutionary War"
                          By Damien Cregeau, M.A., History
      This program is hosted by the Westfield Historical Society but will be held at the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown / Old First Historic Trust. There will be an optional tour of the campus which will include the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, following the presentation.
     The City of Elizabeth, New Jersey possesses a rich history of several participants
involved in General George Washington's desire for accurate intelligence on the British in both New Jersey and New York City. In talking about spies, lies and alibis, it is rather ironic that the city has two locally famous patriots both named Elias, though neither needed an alias in their work as intelligence agents. Colonel, and later, Brigadier General Elias Dayton grew up in Elizabeth and among other achievements was able to supplement the intelligence gathered by the Culper Ring about the British in New York City. This under-appreciated patriot leader is buried in the First Presbyterian Churchyard in Elizabeth. Likewise, Elias Boudinot, who was known as a lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, was also involved in intelligence gathering for General Washington in both Philadelphia and the Elizabeth area. While he is buried down in Burlington, NJ, outside of Philadelphia, his stately Boxwood Hall remains as a testament to his wealth and influence.
     Furthermore, Elizabeth was also one chapter in the academic training of Alexander Hamilton, one of Washington's best and favorite aides, and who therefore was intimately involved Washington's intelligence correspondence.
     Historian Damien Cregeau will provide a one-hour presentation that will explore the important contributions of Dayton, Boudinot and Hamilton to Washington's legacy as spymaster of the Revolutionary War. It will also look at how those three contributed to Washington's disinformation strategy as one of several of his intelligence tactics, in this case in regards to where and how many Continental Army troops were positioned around New York City at various times, especially in 1781 on their way south for what was to become the Yorktown campaign.
    If you would like to attend kindly RSVP to the Westfield Historical Society at westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or tel: 908-654-1794.
    Presentation to be held on Friday, February 19th starting at 2:00 p.m.
at the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown / Old First Historic Trust First Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Parking is available at the J. Christian Bollwage parking garage which is next to the church parking lot.   http://www.elizabethparking.org/pub/iamap/default
J. Christian Bollwage Parking Garage Lot #1, Lot #2 and Lot #6 daily rates are $2.00 first hour,
$2.00 second hour/$1.00 each additional hour.

Somerset County - Somerville - "Middlebrook 101: A Comprehensive Look"

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Thursday, February 18 - Somerset County

"Middlebrook 101: A Comprehensive Look" lecture by Mr. Jim Kurzenberger, Historic Preservation Specialist
7:00 p.m.
     Middlebrook is often overshadowed by the cantonments at Valley Forge and Jockey Hollow.  In spite of this, the winter of 1778-1779 needs to be remembered for its success rather than its lack of calamity. 
   Following light refreshment, the Association will also hold its annual meeting at approximately 8:00 PM.  Members are asked to renew their annual membership at or before this meeting.  New members are always welcome!
   The lecture is open to the public, but a $10 donation is requested from non-members in order to support the sites.  Seating is limited, so advance reservations are recommended.  Email us at wallacehousefriends@gmail.com or contact the sites at 908-725-1015.
Parking lot/site address: Wallace House/Old Dutch Parsonage Meeting Room, 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876 (across from Circle Floors)

Bergen County - River Edge - Keeping Warm in Colonial New Jersey

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Thursday, February 18 - Bergen County
7:00 p.m.
Keeping Warm in Colonial New Jersey
    Illustrated talk by Karen Reeds
Bergen County Historical Society, Steuben House, Historic New Bridge Landing,
1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ
    In the mid-18th century, Peter Kalm, a naturalist and agricultural economist, left Sweden to explore America on behalf of the great Swedish scientist, Carl Linnaeus. During the two winters that Kalm spent in New Jersey, he was astonished to find that the weather here was no milder than in his Northern homeland -- and that the "houses were no warmer than barns." Thanks to his friendship with Benjamin Franklin, Kalm himself could stay warm by a Franklin stove. In this talk, historian of science Karen Reeds will draw on Kalm's sharp-eyed observations of American material culture and natural history to consider the ways early New Jerseyans kept from freezing to death.

Union County - Cranford - A Concert of Negro Spirituals

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Wednesday, February 17 - Union County

A Concert of Negro Spirituals
David S. Gooding, Tenor
Kim Baker, Accompanist
Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ
7:00 p.m.
      To celebrate Black History Month, the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Public Library invite you to attend a "Concert of Negro Spirituals" sung by tenor David S. Gooding with piano accompanist Kim Baker at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
     Mr. Gooding was born in Barbados and is a graduate of England's Royal College of Music in London. He is the organist at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Elizabeth. He has performed at many venues here and abroad including Westminster Abbey.
    Admission to the program is free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Public Library.

Morris County - Morristown - Abraham Lincoln Remembered

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Monday, February 15 - Morris County
Abraham Lincoln Remembered
     A large floor map and "travel cards" recreate Lincoln's "whistle stop tour" by train from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C. Learn how Allan Pinkerton and his agents protected Lincoln from danger in Baltimore and what role, Kate Warne, the first female detective, had in getting Lincoln safely to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration on March 4, 1861. During the program children use Lincoln quotes and pictures to design a booklet to take home.
     Sessions run:  10-11:30 a.m.; 1-2:30 pm; or 3:30-5 p.m.  Pre-registration required. 
Recommended for children 7 to 12 years old.  Fee: $6 per child for members and $8 per child for nonmembers, includes materials fee.  No charge for accompanying adult. Call (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 to register or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org.. 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Essex County - Montclair - The Changing Role of Women after the Civil War

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Monday, February 15 -- Essex County
                            The Victorian Society in America Northern New Jersey Chapter
                                                                    Presents
                                       The Changing Role of Women after the Civil War
                         at 8:00 p.m. at the Montclair Women's Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ
                                              Refreshments served.
Members Free      Non-Members $5.00     Annual Membership only $25.00
For more information, please contact christina.mayer@fmglobal.com or 973.744.5916
     Dr. Linda J. Caldwell Epps, former president and CEO of the New Jersey Historical Society,  
will present an illustrated lecture on the Victorian influence on the role of women in the United States. Dr. Caldwell Epps earned a Bachelor's Degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University.  She earned a Master's Degree in American Studies from Seton Hall University, and completed a doctoral program at Drew University with a dissertation topic, "From Zion to Brick City:  What's Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties." She is President and CEO of 1804 Consultants, an organization dedicated to the advancement of educational and cultural organizations.


Hunterdon County - Flemington - Chocolate Lovers Tea

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Saturday, February 13 -- Hunterdon County
                   

Mercer County - Trenton - The Story of Shrewsbury, New Jersey 1665-2016

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Saturday, February 13 -- Mercer County
                   The Story of Shrewsbury, New Jersey 1665-2016
                   Illustrated lecture presented by Richard Geffken
at the Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street, Trenton
1:00 p.m.
$10.00, $8.00 members
Complimentary light refreshments
      Shrewsbury, the second oldest town in Monmouth County, once included land from the Navesink River south through today's Ocean County in its entirety. This lecture by Monmouth County historian Richard Geffken explores Shrewsbury's colonial past and the compelling role of the Shrewsbury Quakers in the abolition of American slavery. Copies of Mr. Geffken's newly published book will be available for sale.
     This is the second in the series of once-a-month winter/spring 2016 lectures at the Trent House. Other dates are:
Sat., March 26:   Laura Poll, "From Point Breeze to the Trent House: Bonaparte's Paintings"
Sat., April 16:     Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, "Proud Heritage: African American History in
                          the Sourlands and Hopewell Valley"
Sat., May 14:      David Hart, "John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot"
    Located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. Ample free parking. For more information and driving directions, visit www.williamtrenthouse.org or call 609-989-3027.

Monmouth County - Freehold - Curator-led Workshop on Chairmaking Exhibition at Historical Association

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Saturday, February 13 - Monmouth County
Curator-led Workshop on Chairmaking Exhibition at Historical Association
      Joseph W.  Hammond, Curator of Museum Collections for Monmouth County Historical Association, will host a gallery workshop at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13.  The workshop will highlight pieces from the "Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking" exhibition now open at the Museum, 70 Court St.
    The special workshop will give attendees the opportunity to explore the history of chair production throughout New Jersey. The workshop will begin with a general introduction to the production of chairs throughout the Garden State. It will be followed by a comprehensive tour of the exhibition in the Washington Gallery, focusing on details in each of the four sections of the exhibition: the Craft of Chairmaking, Windsor Chairs, Common Chairs, and Factory Made Chairs. There will be ample opportunity for questions and a closer examination of the many historic pieces on display. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to study items not normally available to the public in a single setting.
      The workshop will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $10 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 732-462-1466 x11 or emailing pgithens@monmouthhistory.org.
   Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association's Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street in Freehold.  Museum hours are: Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesdays through Saturdays.  The Historic House Museums are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from May 1 through September 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For further information about the Association, please call 732-462-1466 or visit the web site at www.monmouthhistory.org 
 
Photo caption: 19th century factory-made chairs from Bergen and Hunterdon Counties. Photo credit: McKay Imaging LLC.

Union County - Westfield - Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself

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Sunday, February 7 - Union County

Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Taboo: Exposing Hidden History

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Now through April 1 -- Cape May County
Taboo:  Exposing Hidden History

             Deep inside most museums is a hidden cache of artifacts deemed too controversial for display. Due to their controversial nature many of these items are seldom seen by the public. Many of these acquisitions remind us of issues from our past that some would like to forget.
    Like most places in our nation Cape May County's past also holds untold stories. As stewards of our local history, we feel it is our obligation to present these pages of history to the public.
    Under the direction of guest curator, Gwen Brownell Raring, the museum has put together an exhibit highlighting controversial artifacts from local collections, both public and private. Many of these items have never been presented for the public's view.
     We invite you to attend this thought-provoking exhibit. Admission to the exhibit is free to museum members and $5 per person for non-members.
The Museum of Cape May County Gallery, 504 Route 9 North,  Cape May Court House, NJ 08210; 609.465.3535; cmchgsmuseum@gmail.com; cmcmuseum.org                                                          

Middlesex County - Piscataway - The Military Education of George Washington

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Saturday, February 27 - Middlesex County
Reservations required no later than Feb. 24th
 
The Military Education of George Washington
      Not only did George Washington impact our nation, in significant ways he left his mark on New Jersey and on Piscataway.  In celebration of Piscataway's 350th birthday, historian Glenn W. LeBoeuf will explore "The Military Education of George Washington."
    According to Mr. LeBoeuf, Washington began his military career as an elitist, inexperienced, Colonel of Virginia Militia under the British in the 1750s. He survived personal blunders, French and Indian ambushes and threatened mutinies, rising to lead the American "rabble-in-arms" in 1775 to ultimate victory in 1783. He fought...and lost...9 out of the 12 battles he commanded.  Yet these setbacks illuminated his essential skills as a leader of men.  With astounding self-discipline and physical stamina, he learned by every mistake he ever made and was a superb judge of military and civilian talent. Above all...he was lucky.
     A history major and former social studies teacher, Glenn W. LeBoeuf has had a love affair with history his entire life: "I don't know why people read novels.  All that stuff was made up! History really happened and the stories are incredible!" With passion, knowledge and humor he has been telling his favorite historical stories - about some incredible people - to enthusiastic audiences throughout the tri-state area since 1984. "The back-stories are everything," he vows. 
    The program begins at 2 p.m.  Cost: $15. Museum members $12. Refreshments follow the program. The museum's Dutch Door Gift Shop also will be open.  Reservations required due to limited seating.  Please RSVP NO LATER THAN February 24th.  For info, directions and to reserve, call the museum at 732-463-8363 or visit the museum's website www.metlarbodinehousemuseum.org.

Mercer County - Princeton - George Washington Encounters New Jersey, Celebrating Washington's Birthday

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Monday, February 22 - Mercer County

       "George Washington Encounters New Jersey, Celebrating Washington's Birthday"
   Lecture by Larry Kidder, Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:30 pm; FAHS Auditorium, Universalist Unitarian Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Sponsored by the Princeton Battlefield Society.
       This illustrated lecture will discuss how Washington's character and leadership skills were tested. Mr. Kidder is a local historian and author who taught history at The Hun School for 32 years and has published several books on Mercer County history. His A People Harassed and Exhausted: The Story of a New Jersey Militia Regiment in the American Revolution was published in 2013 and more recently he was a contributor to
The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Home Front, published by Rutgers University Press. In 2015 he was editor for Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors, published by Crossroads of the American Revolution and is the coordinator for the continuing "Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors" project of Crossroads. He is currently working on a book looking at the American Revolution through the experiences of people in Trenton between 1774 and 1783, and exploring the many contributions made to the Revolution by people in Trenton.
    The lecture will be followed by a book signing and refreshments. Mr. Kidder's 2013 book will be available for sale. A free-will donation for the Princeton Battlefield Society will be appreciated. Plenty of parking.
 

Burlington County - Westampton - Mirror, Mirror - is it a Chippendale?

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Sunday, February 21 - Burlington County
SHOWCASE SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD
Mirror, Mirror - is it a Chippendale?
Noon and 2:00 p.m. 
Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, New Jersey
 
    In the Great Room hangs a 1795 Chippendale Looking Glass with its original silver glass.  In the same room sits a double-bow birdcage Windsor arm chair and a double leaf gate leg table.  The corner cabinet that dates back to 1770 originally was built into a house.  Peachfield has a varied and interesting collection of furniture, all of which will be on display.  
     Program presentation and tours of the property are available at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.  Reservations are recommended. The program takes place at Peachfield, the Headquarters of The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of 
New Jersey, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.  Please call 609/267- 6996 or email:  colonialdamesnj@comcast.net.    Admission is free.  A free will donation is welcome in support of the museum. 
NSCDA-NJ has received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Mercer County - Princeton - Harry Guggenheim: Unsung Hero of American Aviation

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Thursday, February 18 -- Mercer County

 7:00 p.m.
Center of Theological Inquiry, Luce Hall, 50 Stockton Street
      Josiah Bunting III, President of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in New York City, will deliver an in-depth lecture on both the role Guggenheim and Charles Lindbergh's 34-year relationship played on advancement of aviation as well as the power of friendship.    
    This lecture is co-sponsored and hosted by the Center of Theological Inquiry, and independent research institute and Morven's neighbor on Stockton Street. 
      This program is in conjunction with Morven's current exhibition, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age. Reservations required and can be made online through Morven's Museum Shop. $25 per person, $20 for Friends of Morven. Visit www.morven.org and click on SHOP.  


Passaic County - Paterson - Valentine cards and the evolution of the holiday

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Saturday, February 13 -- Passaic County

      A little history and fun for the whole family! The Passaic County Historical Society is offering a free craft activity for children of all ages on Saturday February 13th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Join us at Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ. L
     Learn about early Valentine cards and the evolution of the holiday and also have a chance to make your own Victorian style Valentine. This activity is free with regular museum admission. The activity will be ongoing throughout the museum's open hours.
    Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County's cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County's natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest.
  
 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.

2015 History Ghost Walk
Historic Site Markers at Joe Palaia Park
Happening Now On the Grounds of the Eden Woolley House - Our Historic Site Markers have been installed.
2016 Membership Renewal

Renew your membership for 2016 (or join) on-line using PayPal, or print out a renewal form and mail or bring it to the Museum.
Congratulations to Eagle Scout Candidate Chris Kasyjanski - Troop 71, Oakhurst for restoring the Ryan Playhouse as his Eagle Scout Project, by replacing large numbers of worn out siding, replacing a large amount of the exterior fencing, and re-glazing, or replacing all of the windows in the structure, as well as repainting the entire playhouse and fence.
New Exhibit - Local Stories of the Civil War
Opening - Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Eden Woolley House, Our Town Gallery, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712