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Mercer County - Trenton - Lost Amusement Parks at the William Trent House

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/25/17



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The 1719 William Trent House Museum is open for guided public tours Weds. - Sun. from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed municipal holidays.) Ample free parking. 


Sincere apologies; our wheelchair lift is temporarily unavailable, limiting access to the Trent House itself. This lecture series is in the Carriage House and is fully accessible.  Please refer to our website for additional accessibility information. 

 

 

For driving directions and further information, go to

www.williamtrenthouse.org

 

 

 

 The 1719 William Trent House Museum is owned, maintained and operated by the City of Trenton, with assistance from the Trent House Association and general operating support grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State.

 

 

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This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 




Watch for our

upcoming events:


 Annual Ice Cream Social

 Saturday, June 3 at 1 pm


 Early American Georgian Architecture 

with Kevin Joy

Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm



Please join us at the Trent House for this illustrated lecture!


Lost Amusement Parks


of the North Jersey Shore


 May 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Tickets available at the door

$10 for non members

Members - Free

 

Light refreshments will be served and tours of the museum are included in the ticket price.


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The Trent House is pleased to welcome back Rick Geffken to speak about his latest book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, written with George Severini. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the lecture.

 

 

The book brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in the book's pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.

 

Rick Geffken will share those images with the Trent House audience and tell the story of how James Bradley in Asbury Park and William Sandlass Jr. in Highland Beach created mass entertainment for hundreds of thousands of people. Their seaside recreation centers, along with those in Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Pleasure Bay, and others, endured for years but are today, they are just fond and fading memories.

 

In addition to his previous book, The Story of Shrewsbury Revisited, 1965-2015, co-authored with Don Burden, Geffken has written numerous articles on Monmouth County history for The Two River Times, The Howell Times, on-line Patch blogs the Crown newsletter of Christ Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury; and the Monmouth Connection newsletter of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society. He also publishes the Monmouth Connection.

 

Geffken has presented historical research topics for New Jersey History & Historic Preservation in 2014 and 2015. He has participated in Symposia for the Navesink Maritime Historical Association, and has appeared on the New Jersey Cable TV show, Family Historian.

 

He has spoken about Monmouth County historical topics at dozens of historical societies and has been a featured speaker at the Trent House Museum, the Quaker Meeting of Shrewsbury, the Battleground Historical Society, and for other organizations. He is President and a Trustee of the Jersey Coast Heritage Museum at Sandlass House.

 

Geffken has a wide array of interests besides history: he retired from a career as a sales executive for Hewlett-Packard where he spent most of his computer industry career; he owned and operated several small businesses and taught secondary school mathematics earlier in his career; and he was an Adjunct Professor at Ocean County Community College in the Physical Education Department.

 

A retired U.S. Army officer and Vietnam veteran, Geffken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from St. Peter’s University, a Secondary Teaching Certificate from Monmouth University, and a Master’s Degree from Montclair State University. 


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The 1719 William Trent House Museum

15 Market Street

(adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex)

Trenton, New Jersey 08611

(609)989-3027 museum office

(609)989-0087 Trent House Association office 

www.williamtrenthouse.org


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Trenton, New Jersey 08611

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Morris County - Jefferson - Events at the George Chamberlain House

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

Sunday, May 7 - Morris County
    The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm.  Admission is free.  Costumed docents will be available to talk about this Victorian home.  The theme of this month's exhibit is "Pteridomania:  The Victorian Fern Craze."  The Victorian fern craze led to adventure, romance, and crime.
   There will also be some examples of "Scherenschnitte" on display - The Victorian art of papercutting.  The Museum, located at 315 Dover-Milton Road, was entered into the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 2010.  Be sure to visit Miss Elizabeth's Shoppe located in the original kitchen of the Museum.  The Shoppe is packed with new and vintage items for sale, perfect for spring or anytime.  For further information, refer to the Jefferson Township's Historical Society website at www.jthistoricalsociety.org, or call Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at 973-697-0258.

Monday, May 8 -- Morris County
      The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its spring meeting on Monday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Riker Room of the Jefferson Public Library, 1031 Weldon
Road, Jefferson, NJ.   New members are welcome.
     Anyone interested in joining the organization is encouraged to attend this meeting.  The purpose of the Jefferson Township Historical Society is the maintenance of the George Chamberlain House, known as the Jefferson Township Museum, as a historic site for this and future generations.  The Jefferson Township Museum was entered into the National and State Registers of Historic places in 2009.
     For further information, refer to the Jefferson Township's Historical Society website at http://www.jthistoricalsociety.org/, or call Christine Williams, Jefferson Township Historical Society President at 973-697-0258.

Passaic County - Paterson - Passaic County Historical Society will welcome back Pianist Sophia Agranovich.

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

Sunday, May 7 - Passaic County
     On Sunday May 7th at 5:00 p.m. in Lambert Castle (at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ), the Passaic County Historical Society will welcome back Pianist Sophia Agranovich.
Sophia Agranovich is an award-winning virtuoso pianist, recording artist, educator, and program director.    
     A Steinway Artist and a Juilliard graduate, she is "a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics...A tigress of the piano" - Fanfare. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt.Admission to the concert is $15. Seating is limited, no reservations will be taken.
This performance is a part of the 2017 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 http://lambertcastle.org/ or call 973-247-0085.

Union County - Westfield - Welcome Spring with Flower Power

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

Sunday, May 7 - Union County
"Welcome Spring with Flower Power" at the Miller-Cory House Museum 
    Birds singing, flowers blooming - is spring here at last?  Visit the Miller-Cory House Museum on May 7, 2:00 - 4:00 to "Welcome Spring with Flower Power."  The museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield.
     Children may decorate a flower pot and then choose a flower or other plant to put inside, and also may make festive paper flowers.  The program includes tours of the fully restored, c1740 farmhouse museum, as well as open-hearth cooking demonstrations featuring period techniques and recipes. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3-12, and free age 2 and younger. For more information, call 908-232-1776 or email millercorymuseum@gmail.com.

Monmouth County - Eatontown - The Monmouth County Genealogy Society Topic: "Get More Organized"

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

Sunday, May 7 - Monmouth County
The Monmouth County Genealogy Society Topic: "Get More Organized"
  "Get More Organized" will be the theme of the Sunday, May 7, 2017 meeting of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society at the Community Center,72 Broad Street, Eatontown. Beverly Yackel, lecturer, researcher, and super-organizer will explain her techniques for organizing genealogy research at 1:30 P.M.
   "Keeping track of links between people is at the heart of genealogy research" Ms. Yackel says. "Keeping track of all the documents, notes, website information, photographs, and correspondence about our ancestors can be daunting. We remember that we did find a really great piece of information on our third great-grandfather . . but . . where is it? We can't find it. In which stack of paper waiting to be filed away is that item hiding?"
   Bev's presentation is in two parts- "Ways to Get More Organized" and "Re-Organizing Your Research Files." The first part includes such topics as "Basic Steps of Getting Started", "Your Office Space: Keeping Track of Correspondence", "Helpful Forms", "Creating Timelines" and the biggie - "PROCRASTINATION."
   The second part of her talk is helpful to the experienced genealogist who should know better but just hasn't mastered organization. This is where Bev will recount her own efforts to re-organize and how she fought her procrastination nemesis.
   The program is free and the public is welcome.

Hudson County - Hoboken - Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: The U.S. Army Port of Embarkation in Hoboken During World War I

by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

Hoboken WWI Lecture Series - Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken
Hoboken, N.J. - In the summer of 1914, nationalist fervor drove European nations into war. Although the United States did not engage until the spring of 1917, the conflict later known as World War I had an enormous impact on Hoboken, N.J., a small city with large immigrant communities and a busy port.
    As early as July 1916, the war intruded on Hudson County with the explosion of a munitions depot on Black Tom Island, just off the coast of Jersey City. The explosion obliterated the island, shattering glass for miles around, yet the incident was initially downplayed, to avoid ramping up public support for America's entry into World War I.
    When America formally entered the war on April 6, 1917, Hoboken's waterfront became central to the war effort as the government seized the German ships docked there and commandeered the piers, which became the Army's port of embarkation for American troops. Some 2 million soldiers passed through Hoboken on their way to or from Europe. Near the end of the war, General John Pershing rallied the troops for a swift conclusion to the war with the rallying cry, "Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken."
The public is invited to learn more about the "war to end all wars" and its legacy a hundred years later through a series of 10 lectures by visiting authors, scholars and professors, mostly on Sundays at 4 pm, through May 7, 2017. Admission is free. See below for the full schedule.
  • May 7, 4 pm: "Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: The U.S. Army Port of Embarkation in Hoboken During World War I," by Mark Van Ellis, PhD, Professor of History, Queensborough Community College, and author of America and World War I: A Traveler's Guide (Interlink Books, 2014)

  • Camden County - Haddonfield - Revolutionary Tea with Stacy Roth

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Sunday, May 7 -- Camden County
     


    Burlington County - Westampton - Amelia Mott Gummere & Colonial Church Silver

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD
    Amelia Mott Gummere & Colonial Church Silver
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
       Once again in celebration of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey's 125th anniversary, we are commemorating the achievements of Amelia Mott Gummere. Born in New Jersey to a prominent family Amelia became a Pennsylvania Dame in 1897.
       Quaker Historian and Dame Amelia Mott Gummere researched, presented and co-authored a book on Colonial Church Silver. Historical researcher Sue Huesken will share how she accomplished this challenge without the aid of the internet. Mott Gummere hosted several unique exhibits featuring this silver. Join us as we celebrate her life and accomplishments.
       Admission is $10 per person. Seating is limited; prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating. Please call 609/267-6996, or email at colonialdamesnj@comcast.net.
       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.

    Union County - New Providence - Author Talk with New Providence's Own Gene Pantalone

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Sunday, May 7 -- Union County
     

    Cumberland County - Greenwich - THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE SEASONAL RE-OPENING OF THE 1730 GIBBON HOUSE

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Sunday, May 7, Cumberland County
    THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE SEASONAL RE-OPENING OF THE 1730 GIBBON HOUSE
    Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society to be held at the c. 1730 Gibbon House, located at 960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 08323
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 ~ Noon to 2 p.m.
    Visit the Gibbon House where you will see the formal dining room, the kitchen with its huge walk-in fireplace, the exhibits of locally made, rush-seated "Ware" chairs, beautiful samplers, quilts and many children's toys. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.If you have any questions or need directions, please call the CCHS office at 856-455-8580!
    "SPEAKER SERIES"
    Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society to be held at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library, 981Ye Greate Street, Greenwich NJ 08323
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 ~ 2 p.m.
    Mr. Bill Callahan will discuss the Final Report for the Swedish Granary (above) Tree Ring Project of 2016.  This event is free and open to the public.

       

    Sussex County - Sussex - High Point events

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    High Point events:

     
    Saturday, May 6 - Sussex County
    4th Annual Lake Clean Up
        Help keep High Point State Park beautiful! Join us as we clean up trash along the shores and in the waters of Lake Marcia, Steenykill, and Sawmill. Participants should bring their own waterproof footwear, hip-waiters, and work gloves if they have them. Please be aware that participants may get wet and dirty, so keep that in mind and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. There will be no swimming. Individuals, families with older children, and groups are welcome to participate in the lake clean up event. Please call 973-702-0488 if you would like more information or have questions about the event.
    (Rain date Sunday, May 7, 2017)
    Meet at the HPSP Office Parking Lot
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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    Sunday, May 7 - Sussex County
    Spring has Sprung Bike Ride
          Come enjoy the beauty of spring at High Point State Park! Bring your own bicycle for a lovely ride to view emerging spring foliage and flowers. Our route will take us on an 8-mile loop along Sawmill and Park Ridge roads. A few shorts stops will be made along the way to view points of interest and to enjoy a picnic lunch. The bike ride is suitable for ages 14 - adult. Helmets are required for all bicycle riders. Please bring your own bicycle, helmet, bag lunch and water. The group will meet at the winter-use parking lot located on Park Ridge Road. No rain date is scheduled, but visitors are welcome to explore on their own. Park maps and suggested routes for bicycling are available in the park office Please email Rob at rthawk@ptd.net for more info & to register.
    No rain date is scheduled.
    11 am to 1 pm, bring bag lunch and water --FREE, $5 donation per rider appreciated


    Hunterdon County - Lambertville - Opening Day Celebration at the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

     

    Saturday, May 6 - Hunterdon County
    Opening Day Celebration at the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
         There will be Craft/Farm Demonstrations of Everyday Existence Skills in 1700-1800s. Examples of Blacksmithing Letterpress Printing, Belt Driven Machine Shop Rope Twisting and an International Herb Garden Display. Tractors/Cars and Engines will be running from the farmstead collection and some from the Delaware Valley Old Time Power Equipment group and the Central Jersey Antique Truck Club. Children's events - Hoops Quill Pen Writing, Ice Cream making, Corn Shelling, Scale weighing, and more. Come see our 8 Foot Chicken -"Mr. Famous"
    There will also be a Silent Auction of some Antique Equipment. Hamburgers, frankfurters and refreshments will be for sale
    Free Admission for All -- Donations Appreciated.
    Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville, New Jersey 08530
    609-397-2752 Facebook-HolcombeJimison
    Contact: Randy Niederer 908-752-8299

    Essex County - Montclair - Walking Tour of Mount Hebron Cemetery

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Saturday, May 6 - Essex County
    Walking Tour of Mount Hebron Cemetery on Saturday, May 6.  
         Explore a bucolic cemetery where some of Montclair's early settlers rest in peace
    Founded in 1863, the Mt. Hebron Cemetery was established on farmland donated by the area's earliest Dutch settlers.
        Plots include some of the oldest
    family names in Speertown (Upper Montclair) and Cranetown (Montclair). The 30-acre cemetery is the smallest in Montclair, and perhaps one of the most beautiful, with stunning views from its location on the eastern slope of First Mountain. The tour will highlight interesting grave imagery and notable people interred. Tour led by Lisanne Renner/Historian, Friends of Anderson Park and Helen Fallon/Trustee, Montclair History Center. This will be an all-walking tour.  $10/person. Members may register on March 1; non-member registration opens March 5,
    mail@montclairhistorical.org or 973-744-1796. Rain date Sunday, May 7. Please be prepared to park on Valley Road near the cemetery entrance at 851 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ as parking within the cemetery may be limited, and meet near cemetery office at 1 pm. https://www.montclairhistory.org/.

    Hunterdon County - Flemington - When the Circus Came to Town -- Flemington during the Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Friday, May 5 - Hunterdon County
    "When the Circus Came to Town -- Flemington during the Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial" is Lindbergh enthusiast James Davidson's newest talk, 7:00 p.m. in Hunterdon Central High School's Little Theater, 84 Route 31, Flemington 08822. Admission is a $10 donation to benefit Friends of Historic Flemington. No reservations are required.
        Davidson says, "This talk is not about Lindbergh, nor Hauptmann nor Hauptmann's guilt or innocence. It is about all the crazy things that happened in town and in the courtroom."  He promises juicy revelations and never-before-seen pictures.
         Flemington was expecting some sort of a spectacle, but not the 50,000 people who descended on the town the first weekend. Famous writers and radio personalities, Broadway and movie stars, political figures and just plain common folk came from all over the world to see - and be seen in - Flemington.
         Movie cameras were sited all over town and secretly in the courtroom Three airports were set up outside of town. Direct cables, even to London, were strung to broadcast the latest news. The most famous bar in the world, "Nellie's Bar", named after Flemington's most famous dog, opened in the Union Hotel, which had to add 37 people to its staff.
      James Davidson co-authored the Arcadia Publishing book, New Jersey's Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial, with Mark Falzini of the New Jersey State Police Archives. A popular and engaging speaker, Davidson is the East Amwell Township Historian and is a member of the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
         Friends of Historic Flemington is a citizens group that advocates for the adaptive re-use of Flemington's historic buildings, including the famous Union Hotel, which is currently threatened by proposed development. To learn more about the threat to Flemington's historic Main Street and the Friends group, please visit their web site: http://friendsofhistoricflemington.com/.


    Mercer County - Princeton - Morven in May

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Friday-Sunday, May 5-7 - Mercer County
    Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton, NJ
          Morven in May, one of New Jersey's most anticipated spring rituals, is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary, American-made fine craft. The museum brings together 37 professional fine craft artists from around the U.S., all working at the highest levels in their respective medium, including decorative and wearable textiles, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass, metal, and more. Their exquisite work will be displayed in gallery-style booths under a grand tent on the museum's Great Lawn.
         Along with the beautifully crafted art objects, Morven offers for sale a distinct collection of plants for your garden. These include fragrant heirloom flowers, unique new varieties of annuals, perennials and vegetables, carefully chosen flowering shrubs, and select plants propagated from Morven's own garden. 
         The weekend fun kicks off on the Great Lawn with a Friday evening preview party, then opens to the public for two days of art and garden treasure hunting! 
         Highlights of the weekend's schedule are below. To view additional Morven in May details, visit Morven's website, http://morven.org/.
     Craft Show and Plant Sale Public Hours: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
        Friends of Morven get first pick on all plants at the heirloom plant sale before it opens to the public. Friends also receive a 10% discount at the plant sale AND in Morven's Museum Shop (one of the MANY benefits of membership)!

    Monmouth County - Middletown - Daffodils and Daiquiris Open House

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Friday, May 5 - Monmouth County
    Daffodils and Daiquiris Open House
        Come join MCHA for our Spring Open House hosted at our Taylor-Butler House! Enjoy cocktails and light fare while exploring the house and meeting new friends.
        This program is free and open to the public, no RSVP needed.
    Friday, May 5, 2017--6-8 p.m.
    Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway
    Middletown, NJ 07748

    Essex County - Montclair - Price of Liberty Film/Discussion Series: The One that Got Away

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Thursday, May 4 - Essex County
    Price of Liberty Film/Discussion Series: The One that Got Away
    from 1 to 3 pm
        A hyper-local film about unfulfilled potential
        Tourrie Moses was a gifted student, always engaged in his work and eager to learn. But as the years went by, Moses became less and less interested in school and spent more time on the streets, until a tragic decision changed his life forever. In The One that Got Away, director John Block follows Montclair teacher Dan Gill as he reconnects with Moses, illuminating the relationship between the two men and examining the circumstances that lead to and the aftermath of Moses' fateful actions. Moderated by Leslie Wilson, PhD with a discussion with the director immediately following the screening. Held at the Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue. Free admission.

    Union County - Westfield - World War I battle at Gallipoli

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Wednesday, May 3 - Union County
            The World War I battle at Gallipoli will be the subject of Mr. Sam Mahmoud's presentation at the Westfield Historical Society First Wednesday Luncheon on May 3rd, 2017, at noon at the Echo Lake Country Club.
          Gallipoli was one of the most disastrous World War I battles where casualties sustained by the Western allies and the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire reached 500,000, almost equally divided between the warring antagonists. It was the calamitous brainchild of the 37-year-old First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. He wanted to forcibly send the allies navies through the straits of Dardanelle and the Bosporus (sovereign Turkish water ways) into the Black sea to defend his Russian ally and supply them with their military needs. The Gallipoli peninsula is at the entrance of the Dardanelle and that is where the battle raged and the casualties mounted.
         Mr. Mahmoud is a member and trustee of the Westfield Historical Society. This will be his 15th lecture on history and world civilization to the Society's members, Rotary Clubs, Churches and several other organizations over the years. Mr. Mahmoud has been a world traveler, lecturer, columnist and a student of the histories and the cultures of many countries. He has published numerous columns and articles about history, politics, current events and editorial letters in major state newspapers including the Home News Tribune, the Courier News, and the Star Ledger.
         To attend the luncheon please make a reservation by calling Mary at 908-233-2930, by noon on Monday, May 1st, 2017. The luncheon fee of $30 (WHS members) or $35 (non-members) includes a three course meal, coffee/tea, and gratuity. Westfield Historical Society memberships will also be available at the luncheon.
    Echo Lake Country Club is at 515 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ. For Echo Lake County Club dress code information, visit: http://www.echolakecc.org/.

    Passaic County - Paterson - Women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Wednesday, May 3 - Passaic County
         On Wednesday May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ), the Passaic County Historical Society welcomes back Trish Chambers, as she presents
    Women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
      Four magnificent women have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justice to date. Join Trish Chambers Productions in a fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists.
    This program also introduces the audience to the traditions and history of the Supreme Court.
        The program is free to the public and follows a business meeting of the Historical Society.
    For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society's website at http://lambertcastle.org/ or call (973)247-0085.

    Mercer County - Pennington - Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Township Branch Library present CARE OF FAMILY PAPERS

    by Township of Ocean Historical Museum on 04/24/17

    Tuesday, May 2 - Mercer County
    Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Township Branch Library present CARE OF FAMILY PAPERS
    at 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Township Branch Library, 245 Pennington- Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ.
         Please join us to hear Janet Riemer, retired preservation archivist from the Special Collections and University Archives unit of the Rutgers University Library. The program will provide the optimum storage environment for paper documents, illustrate the dangers that might be encountered, and give aids, sources of additional information, and suppliers of archival materials.
       The program is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Parking is conveniently located at the library. For more information, visit www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org. Please RSVP to 609.737.2610 or online at http://www.mcl.org/

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