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Peachfield - NJ COLONIAL DAMES

2013-2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS - FIRST SUNDAY AND ONCE IN-A-WHILE WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS

Click here for link to the complete NSCDA 2013-14 SCHEDULE

To commemorate the 350th anniversary of New Jersey, we have selected the theme, "Traveling New Jersey History via the Turnpike" for this year's First Sunday at Peachfield program series.

-September 18 - Wenesday - 7 PM - Program TBA

-September 22 - Sunday - 2 pm - Program: "Governor Livingston, I Presume?"

-October 6 - Sunday - 2 PM - Program: Molly Pitcher

-October 26 - Saturday - 2 PM - Program: Edgar Allen Poe

-November 2 - Saturday - 10 AM - Program: Open Hearth Cooking Workshop

-November 3 - Sunday- 2 PM - Program: Alexander Hamilton

-November 24 - Sunday - 2 PM - Program: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration

-December 11 - Wednesday - 11 AM or 2 PM - Holiday at Peachfield House Tour

-December 8 - Sunday - 2 PM - Holiday Tea

-December 14 - Saturday - 10 AM - 4 PM - Battle of Iron Works Hill at the Old Schoolhouse

Check Peachfield Website for details and costs.

SPRINGFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the Municipal building at 2159 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041. Refreshments available. Questions call 609-261-3415.

BURLINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES 2013-14 AT THE CORSON POLEY CENTER

Behind 457 High Street, Burlington - 2-4 PM - Q & A Period and Refreshments follow.

Email: [email protected]

September 29, 2013: The Chein Toy Company: A history of this local business by author Alan Jaffe. We will be featuring displays of Chein Toys in the museum! If you have a toy for the display please call us! Also, please bring your toys and memories to the program there will be time to share. 

FAMILY EVENTS AT THE BURLINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

All are on Saturdays from 2-4 except the first one

 

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 2013 -14

FIRST MONDAY MEETINGS – OLDE TOWN HALL, 25 PLUM ST.7:30 PM

Program Chairman: Joe Laufer

Email: [email protected]

Click here for detailed Fall 2013 Schedule and Lecture details

Fall, 2013

September 9 : Dick Sherran - NEWWS HOUND - From Halfball in South Philly to TV News. Former Philadelphia TV newsman and author of a memoir published by ComterQ Publishing in Margate.

Octiber 7 : Carol J. Cunningham Suplee - Burlington County Author and Journalist - Stories of Willingboro Township.

November 4 - Valerie M. Josephson: Author of Stirring Times: The Lives of New Jersey's First Civil War Surgeons with focus on Vincentown's Eliaja Birdsall Woolston, MD.

December 2: Dennis McDonald: Photographer, Burlington County Times - A Pictorial History of Medford.

ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE

Alice Paul Institute, 128 Hooton Road, Mt. Laurel

For more information, www.alicepaul.org.

Reserve your space by email at [email protected] or by calling 856-231-1885.

COUNTY HISTORIAN JOE LAUFER

(Click here for lecture schedules for 2013-2014)

MEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 2013

First Thursday - 7:30 p.m. - Medford Friends Meeting House, 14 Union St., Medford

Program Chairperson: Janet Jackson Gould: 609-654-6485

[email protected]

Website: www.medfordhistory.org - click on "Events" for program details.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - UNIQUE STAINED GLASS OF BURLINGTON COUNTY - By Joe Laufer, Burlingtn County Historian.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - JOHN & ABIGAIL ADAMS, A LOVE STORY - By Glenn W. LeBoeuf

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - MARK TWAIN - By Robert Billbrough (impersonation)

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - SONGS OF THE SEASON - By Charlie Zahm

 

BURLINGTON COUNTY HISTORIC PRISON MUSEUM

LECTURES AT THE MT. HOLLY LYCEUM OF HISTORY & NATURAL SCIENCES - 307 High St., Mt. Holly

Wednesday September 18 at 2pm OR Thursday September 19 at 6:30pm - Murder in Mount Holly : The story of Wesley Warner and Lizzie PeakPerhaps the most well-known crime in Mount Holly , Lizzie Peak was brutally murdered in September of 1894. Come learn what role Mount Holly played in the crime, what drove the killer to commit such a crime and the aftermath.The lecture will take place at the Mount Holly Lyceum of History and Sciences ( 307 High St. Mount Holly). Registration is required. To register please email [email protected] or call 609-265-5476.

Wednesday October 16 at 2pm OR Thursday October 17 at 6:30 pm -Haunted Happenings- Hear stories of the paranormal surrounding the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum and Mount Holly Library. Both have a long history of being haunted, some even claiming the Prison Museum to be one of the most haunted placed in America . The lecture will take place at the Mount Holly Lyceum of History and Sciences ( 307 High St. Mount Holly). Please choose from one of the two dates: Registration is required. To register please email [email protected] or call 609-265-5476.

Wednesday November 13 at 2pm OR Thursday November 14 at 6:30pm - Fun at the Burlington County Prison - A lighthearted presentation on the unexpected “fun” that took place at the Historic Burlington County Prison. Learn how prisoners celebrated holidays, games they played, etc.  The lecture will take place at the Mount Holly Lyceum of History and Sciences ( 307 High St. Mount Holly).  Registration is required. To register please email [email protected] or call 609-265-5476.

WHITESBOG PRESERVATION TRUST

120 W Whites Bogs Rd #34 Browns Mills, NJ 08015

(609) 893-4646

www.whitesbog.org

September 7 - Saturday - Whitesbog Village Tour 1 p.m. -$5 donation/person

September 15 - Sunday - Suningive's Gardens - 10 a.m. - Join Mark Szutarski. to learn about Elizabeth White’s unique plant collection and efforts to preserve her gardens. $5 donation/person. reservations requested

September 15 - Sunday - Arts in the Park at Smithville Park, Eastampton - Stop by our table to celebrate the cranberry harvest and sample J.J. White’s new blueberry & cranberry honey & jams – products grown and produced here at Whitesbog. Be sure to bring the kids

September 21- Saturday - Moonlight Walk - 7 p.m. - $5 donation/person. reservations requested.

TBA Cranberry Industry Bus Tours - $28 - View a modern wet-harvest and learn about the history and cultivation of cranberries in NJ. - Call for dates and times. Space is very limited.

October 5 - Saturday - Celebrating Elizabeth White’s Work on her Birthday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Join us to recognize Elizabeth White's pioneering contributions to agriculture, and view a modern cranberry harvest.

October 19 - Tuesday - Moonlight Walk - 7 p.m. - $5 donation/person. reservations requested.

October 20 - Sunday - Living History Tours - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Experience a 1920s cranberry harvest and tour Whitesbog Village with the "Cranberry King" Joseph J. White, his daughter, Elizabeth, and Charles Bekwith, played by historical interpreters. $15 donation per person - Reservations are required.

We are continually adding new programs and events. Check with us often at (609) 893-4646 or on the web at www.whitesbog.org

 

 
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