1st Delaware Regiment (Newark, DE) - is a living history group that portrays the Delaware Continentals primarily, as well as Delaware militia & civilians that supported the Cause of Liberty. The Delaware Continentals were with General Washington in December 1776 when he & his army crossed the Delaware River. Military drills, musket & rifle demonstrations including firing, as well as cooking will be demonstrated. www.1stDelawareRegiment.org
1st PA Light Artillery (Tobyhanna, PA) – re-enacts, through living history demonstrations and programs, the life of Civil War soldiers & their training. The public is encouraged to visit the unit’s camp, enter the tents & talk to soldiers. General Grant might also be available.
4th Battalion New Jersey Volunteers (Monroe Township) – is an American Revolutionary War reenacting group portraying one of NJ's Provincial (Loyalist) Battalions and the Citizens/refugees who came into the British for Protection. The unit will conduct a British Drill, musket firing, camp-life, fire starting with flint & steel & discuss such topics as Loyalists & their role in the Rev War, the life of a soldier & material culture.
4th NJ Civil War Regiment (Brick) – is a reenacting unit that marches in parades, re-enacts battles & does living history programs to educate the public. The unit has also done school programs. Members will teach children what it was like to be a soldier during the Civil War, as well as adults who would like to dress & drill with the men. The women will make bracelets for girls or women & show them how rugs were made with material. The Unit will also answer questions and do some “recruiting”.
4th NJ Field Hospital (Ewing) – Marjy Weinkop will portray a Civil War Surgeon and set up a field hospital. There will also be a demonstration and display of some of the instruments used during a battle.
9th Penna Light Company (Philadelphia) - is an 18th century living history group portraying life as Continental soldiers and staff. The unit will have a kids' musket drill , a weapons demonstration and will talk about 18th century life in the time of the American Revolution. email@example.com
23rd Regiment NJ Volunteer Infantry (Browns Mills) – will have information on the volunteers of Burlington County that made up the 23rd Reg. NJ Volunteer Infantry. This was a nine month unit that fought in the Civil War. They were also known as the "YAHOOS". The group will have a display of Civil War living history items.
104th PA Volunteer Infantry, Co. C (Warminster, PA) – was originally formed in Doylestown, PA in 1861 and recruited from Bucks and Montgomery County. This reenactment unit will conduct several living history demonstrations.
Absecon Lighthouse (Atlantic City) - is NJ's tallest and the country's third tallest lighthouse. Located in Atlantic City, there is a 171 foot tower to climb, a museum, exhibits, community garden, gift shop & a two acre lawn for picnics and play. Staff will have a small display for promotional purposes. www.abseconlighthouse.org
Advocates for New Jersey History (Princeton) - advocate & lobby for sufficient resources to promote public history & to preserve our historic resources. We encourage New Jersey’s citizenry & visitors to develop a common cultural context & enhance the vitality of state & local economies. The Advocates will distribute literature to promote awareness of the Advocates for New Jersey History.
African American History Museum (Newark) - the founder of the museum will be available for questions and answers on Black history.
Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society, NJ Chapter (Jersey City) - is the “go to” organization for exploring African American genealogical research while preserving & sharing our history. There will be Information & activities to encourage attendees to learn about the many contributions of African Americans to the state and the country. www.aahgsnj.org
Alice Paul Institute (Mt. Laurel) - API's mission is to promote full gender equality through education, development & empowerment of leaders. The legacy of Alice Paul provides the foundation & the beacon to develop critical leadership skills & inspire others to become agents of positive change. Children can put on a period-appropriate suffragist costume & have their picture taken. www.alicepaul.org
American Historical Theatre (Philadelphia) – provides world-class Historical Characters and Interpretations. The Theatre provides over 100 characters and a variety of programs and tours all 50 states and Europe. Three of their staff will be participating in the Fair, portraying Thomas Paine (Bob Gleason), Annie Oakley (Kim Hanley) and Alice Paul (Taylor Williams).
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Historic Landmark (Haledon) - From the balcony of the Botto House in 1913, IWW organizers addressed up to 20,000 Paterson silk workers who were on strike. In 1983, the house was opened as a museum dedicated to teaching the history & contemporary issues of workers, the workplace, and unions with attention to the ethnicity of workers. The museum's table will be set up with brochures & poster board. Our portable bocce court will be set up next to the table. www.labormuseum.net
Angels in the Pines Goat Farm LLC – specializes in high moisture, handmade natural goat soap. Unlike many other goat soap makers, this soap is made from natural milk and contains no harsh chemicals. In addition to soap, the company sells hand cream, soy candles and facial products. MarketPlace Vendor
Archaeological Society of NJ (Morrisville, PA) - was founded in 1931. It supports & promotes archaeological research & the protection of our state's archaeological heritage & sites. A display of artifacts & children's activities such as coloring and a mini-dig, will be presented. www.asnj.org
Arthur Lefkowitz (Piscataway) - is the author of five books about the American Revolution. His booth is titled Fabulous Fakes. It is an exhibit of reproductions of artifacts from the Revolutionary War. However, one object will be original. Children can guess which item is genuine and win a prize.
Associated Antiques Dealers of NJ (Caldwell) – will provide free appraisals for the visiting crowd to help support the show. No jewelry, fine art or weapons and firearms please.
Batsto Village (Batsto) - is an early industrial (iron and glass) factory town that now reflects its use as an 1880's gentleman's farm. Within the village is the Batsto Post Office, the oldest and most original post office in New Jersey. Mail is still hand cancelled using the original postmark. An interpretive display with site information as well as a special postal cancellation will be featured. www.state.nj.us/dep/forestry/parks/wharton.htm
Battleground Historical Society (Englishtown) - was organized by a group of people interested in preserving the heritage of Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, Marlboro and Millstone. The Society marked over 100 houses built before 1890. Five buildings have been saved and restored, including the historic Village Inn, Englishtown, which they use as their meeting place. Members will appear in period attire & explain the importance of taverns in the 1700's & 1800's. There will be displays & books of early local history. Members will also be able to discuss the possible links of the Englishtown Village Inn to the Battle of Monmouth. www.thevillageinn.org
Battleship New Jersey (Camden) – The USS New Jersey is the Navy’s most decorated battleship. Volunteers will provide a history of the ship and information about the tours, events & overnighters. There will also be a display of some of the equipment from the ship. www.battleshipnewjersey.org
Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris) - The BCB’s mission is to motivate people to take care of the history, culture & environment of NJ’s Bayshore region. The BCB operates the authentically restored 1928 oyster schooner A.J. MEERWALD, NJ's official Tall Ship. It also operates the Delaware Bay Museum & Folk Life Center on the Maurice River in Cumberland County. There will be an exhibit on the height of the Delaware Bay oyster industry featuring the people, boats & natural resources that made the Maurice River Cove the “Oyster Capital of the World” during the early 20th century. Displayed will be historic photographs, an oral history kiosk & a nine-minute film shown on a laptop. Special focus will be given to the Oyster Shipping Sheds the Schooner AJ Meerwald. www.bayshorecenter.org
Bordentown Historical Society (Bordentown) – preserves & interprets Bordentown’s place in NJ’s history in the 18th & 19th centuries. The town’s role in the war for independence, river travel & commerce & home to artists, writers, inventors, and a king will be presented. The Society will have a display of artifacts and educational materials.
Boxwood Hall State Historic Site (Elizabeth) – is located In Elizabeth, the first English settlement in NJ. This eighteenth century house was home to Elias Boudinot, President of the U.S. under the Articles of Confederation, and later to Jonathan Dayton, a signer of the U.S. Constitution. Boudinot and the house have connections to George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr & the Marquis de Lafayette. In addition to information about the house, children's activities, including old style games, dress-up opportunity, quill writing experience, and crafts will be featured.
Bruce Hockenbury (Easton, PA) – will demonstrate how hardware was made by blacksmiths before big box stores existed. He will be heating up and hammering out metal from the forge.
Bucks County Genealogical Society (Washington Crossing, PA) - Bucks County Genealogical Society is committed to sharing its passion for researching family history. Research materials will be available & assistance will be provided for quick look-ups or starting your tree. Guests can join our free mailing list, check out our upcoming events or membership benefits. "I have ___ roots" buttons will be on sale or made on site, such as "I have Jersey roots" or "I have German roots". www.bucksgen.org
Burlington County Historic Prison Museum Association (Mt. Holly) - is a non-profit organization that supports the Burlington County Prison Museum through fundraising, volunteering, giving tours, and promoting this National Historic Landmark. Staff will have an information table with brochures & other information, plus a cut-out sign for visitors to pose for photos. http://www.prisonmuseum.net/about.html
Burlington County Historical Society (Burlington) - stands at the crossroads of yesterday and tomorrow. Residents and visitors curious about Burlington County's past, present, and future are welcome to come here and explore. History isn’t boring here! Historical activities for children and their families will be featured. www.burlingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org
Camp Olden Civil War Round Table & Museum, Inc. (Burlington) - was founded in 1992 & is an organization of people brought together by their common interest in the American Civil War. The main purpose of the organization is education. The Round Table attempts to accomplish this in many ways including Living History, preservation projects, trips, tours, lectures & events. The Round Table is named for Camp Olden an 1861 training camp located in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The camp bore the name of Charles Olden, then governor of New Jersey. One of the group’s members will portray Gov. Olden. www.campolden.org
Canal Society of New Jersey (Morristown) – is a state-wide 501c3 historical organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of NJ’s towpath canals. The Society will provide public boat rides on the D&R Canal with historical interpretation of NJ’s canal era. The boat is powered by an electric motor. An information table with handouts and sale items will be available. www.csnj.org
Catherine Longendyck & Kathleen P. Galop (Newark) – will be selling their books, Forest Hill and Branch Brook Park. Both subjects are located in the City of Newark & are listed on the NJ & National Registers of Historic Places. MarketPlace Vendor
Central Jersey Military Motor Pool (Carteret) – is a New Jersey based historic military vehicle collectors organization, dedicated to the preservation & display of military vehicles & to the remembrance & honor of all those who served in our nation’s military. A static display of equipment will be presented. http://www.cjmmp.org/
Cheerful Dreams (Mount Holly) – will be selling leather tooling kits and demonstrating leather /tooling techniques. http://cheerfuldreams.com/ MarketPlace Vendor
Cliff & Brenda Jones (Ewing) – will demonstrate quill pen writing and represent a colonial school teacher. Visitors will also be able to view colonial school materials.
Co. G, 33rd NJ Volunteer Infantry “2nd Zouaves” (Belvidere) - Members will portray both military and civilian Civil War era lifestyles. Several members will wear reproduction zouave uniforms of distinction of the original regiment. The 33rd was NJ's first zouave regiment formed in 1863. Living history military and civilian camp life, military drills, weapons firing demonstrations & period music played on 19th century brass instruments will be featured.
Col. Ogden’s 1st NJ Regiment (Lansdale, PA) - is a recreated Continental Line Regiment from the American Revolution 1775-1782. The unit participates in battle re-enactments, living history events, parades and other historical activities & events. They come complete with soldiers, musicians and camp followers. The Regiment wants all to Come Join the Troops! Visit their Revolutionary War Era encampment & meet with the camp followers & soldiers. The unit will present programs on the Manual of Arms Drill, musket firing demonstrations, children’s musket drill & marching, soldiers blanket displays & paymaster scenarios. www.1NJ.org
Cumberland County Historical Society (Vineland) - is located in Greenwich, NJ. The Society’s mission is to preserve & promote the history & heritage of Cumberland County. Its buildings include the 1730 Gibbon House Museum; the Lummis Genealogical & Historical Research Library; the 1650 Swedish Granary & Storehouse; the Museum of Prehistory & the Maritime Museum. An information table about the Cumberland County Historical Society's museums & upcoming events will be featured. www.cchistsoc.org
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area (Trenton) - encompasses approximately 2,155 square miles in NJ, including 212 municipalities in 14 counties. Their mission is to assist communities, organizations & citizens to foster conservation, preservation & interpretation of NJ’s Revolutionary-era sites & landscapes; & to enhance the public understanding of the people, places & events that transformed the course of America’s & NJ’s history. Information on the Heritage Area will be provided. www.revolutionarynj.org
Daria Boyd – Historical Fragrances Co. (Hawthorne) – offers an exciting concept in perfumery designed for history buffs & lovers of high quality superior colognes & perfumes. The blends are inspired by each individual’s charismatic personality. The owner will give a unique & entertaining talk on the creation & inspiration of some of her fragrances such as Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria & General Grant. www.historicalfragrances.com MarketPlace Vendor
Darrel Blaine Ford (Babylon, NY) – will portray America’s Good Grey Poet, Walt Whitman. Mr. Whitman will recite his poetry and speak of his Civil War experiences and his life in Camden. www.waltwhitmanofli.com
David Messineo (Lafayette) - Poet/publisher David Messineo will present his poems based on history research that appear in his eighth book, Historiopticon. Along with "Announcing New Jersey, 1664," expect poems about the Underground Railroad, the American Revolution & the teenager who invented electronic television. Learn more at blurb.com, put Historiopticon in Search box. www.sensationsmag.com
Deborah Peterson (Harleysville, PA) - is an independent food historian with a special interest in Early American historic foodways & cooking with fire. She will demonstrate 18th century Dutch colonial food preparation & cooking techniques, using seasonally appropriate food.
Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch (Somerville) – The Canal Watch’s goal is to protect, maintain & promote the recreational, historical, aesthetic & environmental qualities of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park and its environs. Members also assist & support regional, state, local & private enterprise efforts which contribute to this goal. A display of educational materials about the Delaware and Raritan Canal will be presented. www.canalwatch.org
Delaware Valley Old Time Power & Equipment Association of Central Jersey (Hamilton) - is dedicated to preserving our agricultural heritage & providing education in its use. DVOTPE will display vintage farm tractors, implements, gas (hit and miss) engines and antique trucks. There will also be a demonstration of vintage farm equipment. www.daysofthepast.com
Dick Niekamp (Newark, DE) - has 45 years of study and interest in the creation of American, Pennsylvanian or Kentucky rifles. Mr. Niekamp will demonstrate the original hand methods of creating these historic firearms that were prevalent in the colonies during the American Revolution.
Don Brocklebank, Wayne Grove & Steve Wenzel (West Long Branch) – are long time volunteers at Millbrook Village in Sussex County. They also do demonstrations at several historic sites in Northern New Jersey, as well as at Historic Walnford & Longstreet Farm in Monmouth County. Dressed in period clothing & using only hand tools, they will be making & discussing wooden items that would be found in most homes & farms during the second half of the 19th Century. Examples include: hay forks & rakes, bowls & buckets, boxes, spoons, chairs & stools, & even toys.
Donegal Township Riflemen Inc., dba Penn. State Regmt (Brick) – will portray the American Riflemen during the American Revolution, from the Mid Atlantic Colonies/States & demonstrate the life of the Riflemen in the Continental Army; including 18th century skills.
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site (Bayville) - is a window into Pinelands industries. Originally a company town centered on a sawmill, but by the 20th century, cranberries became the dominant export. This State Historic Site preserves the village & offers guided tours of the restored sawmill & packing house. Prizes for the NJ Quest 350 game will be available at the Double Trouble Village exhibit. www.njparksandforests.org
Edison Memorial Tower Corporation (Metuchen) - manages the 36 acre NJ State Park where the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower & Menlo Park Museum is located in Edison, NJ. This is the original site of Thomas Edison's "Invention Factory." The organization provides tours & educational outreach programs for schools & civic organizations. Under their"Travelling Menlo Park Museum Tent," they will display images & artifacts from Thomas Edison's "Invention Factory" at Menlo Park in Edison, NJ. Souvenirs from our gift shop will be available & visitors will have a chance to reinvent a working phonograph. Visitors will also learn about the recently renovated museum & plans to celebrate the rededication of the renovated 137' high Edison Memorial Tower later this year. www.menloparkmuseum.org
Elizabeth Resolutes (Westfield) - will play two base ball games with the Hoboken Nine Base Ball Club, under 1864 and 1873 rules, respectively. Both base ball clubs will demonstrate base ball in its formative years by the playing of games in nineteenth century rules & by using the equipment, terminologies, & field conditions applicable to that time in history. www.elizabethresolutes.com
Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society (Ewing) - is dedicated to the education of the historical significance of Ewing & the preservation of materials related to that history. There will be hand-outs of historic materials, display board of historic sites in Ewing Township, hand-outs of upcoming events, programs, & fundraisers www.ethps.org
Farmingdale Historical Society (Farmingdale) - will be displaying a retired 1967 unrestored fire truck from Farmingdale, along with photos and history of the fire department.
Flemington Historic Preservation Commission (Flemington) - was established in accordance with Section 1404 of the Borough's Zoning Ordinance. It is an advisory body which encourages the repair & retention of building elements for all historic landmark buildings & structures within Flemington's Historic District. The Commission will promote Flemington's Historic District which is comprised of properties designated for special character, historical significance, and/or aesthetic value. Promotional materials including brochures, maps, photographs, art work, etc. will be displayed. www.historicflemington.com
Fort Mott State Park (Pennsville) - Fort Mott was part of the coastal defense fortification network that once protected the ports of Philadelphia, Wilmington Delaware. Selected historic equipment, uniforms photographs will be on display to help provide insight into Fort Mott's role in the protection of our country in the early 20th century. A hands-on demonstration of period military equipment & uniforms will be featured.
Friends of the Abraham Staats House, Inc. (Bound Brook) - was established in 1999 & incorporated in 2004 to support the ongoing restoration, preservation & interpretation of the historic Abraham Staats House which was built c. 1740 near the banks of the Raritan River. The property is associated with significant people & events during the American Revolution. It is also associated with the growth of the community in the early 19th century, when the Delaware & Raritan Canal was constructed between the house & the river. The house remained a private home until it was acquired by the Borough in 1999. It was placed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 2002. An information table will be featured. Members will be dressed in 18th century clothing and have some small activities (sewing, playing violin, games) to entertain, as well as talking to visitors. www.staatshouse.org
Friends of the Indian King Tavern (Haddonfield) - are volunteers dedicated to the preservation, restoration & interpretation of the Indian King Tavern Museum. They plan & support annual open house programs, provide re-enactors, period musicians & speakers, purchase artifacts & furnishings for the Tavern plus support research & fundraise. The Friends will have information on the Indian KIng & encourage people to visit.
Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, Inc. [FOLPI] (West Milford) - is a nonprofit (501-c:3) volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, restoring & interpreting the remaining structures at Long Pond Ironworks State Park. FOLPI is an "Officially Recognized Friends Organization" of Long Pond Ironworks State Park. There will be a display with many pictures & written information of the historic site. Hans Niederstrasser will dress up as Peter Hasenclever, the founder of the Long Pond Ironworks in 1765. http://www.longpondironworks.org/
Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Inc. (East Windsor) - was founded in 1990 & is a volunteer group that supports Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Members conduct tours, lectures & other interpretive programs. They also staff the historic Craig House & gift shop; co-sponsor the battle reenactment each June (June 21-22 this year) & other events year round. The Friends will distribute brochures & information about the park & their programs. www.friendsofmonmouth.org
Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands (Princeton) – was formed in 2000 to preserve the former Princeton Nurseries Kingston Site as a cultural landscape. FPNL, a 501(c)(3) organization, works in partnership with others to preserve, restore & interpret the site for the benefit of the public. A display of interpretive material will be featured. www.fpnl.org
Friends of West Hills, Inc. (Chiselhurst) – West Hill is the 214 year old home of Susanna Emlen, who survived breast cancer surgery there in 1814 & whose narratives of the experience have survived; and Eliza P. Gurney, social reformer, abolitionist, and correspondent with Abraham Lincoln. The Friends will have an informational display about the manor house, which was just placed on the National Historic Register in December, and about the importance of its occupants. www.westhillnj.org
Friends of White Hill Mansion (Fieldsboro) - are preserving the historic home of the Field family. Robert served on the governing body of Burlington County until his untimely death. Mary hosted Col. Carl von Donop & his troops during their encampment in the area. We will run a power point presentation at our display area on the history, archaeological dig, & paranormal investigation conducted in the house. sites.google.com/site/whitehillmansion/
Genealogical Society of NJ (Trenton) - The GSNJ’s mission is to discover, procure, preserve & publish information on NJ families. It serves the general public & its membership through periodical & special publications, seminars & workshops, development & preservation of research collections & direct assistance to family-history researchers of all age groups & ethnic backgrounds. There will be information on the organization and society members will make available for purchase copies of their publications, provide brochures on society information, collections, & upcoming events; answer questions from attendees relative to genealogy & family history research on NJ families; and provide information on resources for additional research inside & outside NJ. www.gsnj.org
George Apgar (North Brunswick) – will set-up an exhibit and walk around the 18th century area of the Fair portraying a Palatine Blacksmith from Cokesbury 1713 Hunterdon County. Mr. Apgar will talk about the 1714 Jersey Palatines of German Valley, Hunterdon County, NJ.
Gilded Age Society (Rahway) - is a newly formed social club created to bring together people who share the common love for the art, fashion, architecture, literature, music, recreational past times & culture of Europe & America during the last quarter of the 19th century & the first quarter of the 20th century. Members of this Victorian/early 20th century social club will relax, have tea, play croquet, perhaps badminton, perhaps fencing, do poetry readings and discuss their future outings & gatherings. www.GildedAgeSociety.com
Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society's (String Dancers Group (Robbinsville) - will play old timey, Celtic and folk music. www.gpdsonline.com
Griffith Morgan Committee (Pennsauken) – is an all-volunteer organization that preserves & maintains the ca. 1693 Griffith Morgan House in Pennsauken. The house is a small museum focusing on local history and presents living history events such as hearth cooking. A table-top informational display, standing ephemera display and a few operational artifacts or replicas to promote site awareness will be featured. https://www.facebook.com/GriffithMorganHouse
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (Caldwell) - is an ORFO that supplements & enhances the visitor experience at this State historic site. The Association offers educational programs including traveling trunks, conferences & speakers & a gift shop—“Grover's Corner” featuring presidential, Cleveland related, and period toys, games & books. The Gift Shop, educational materials, traveling trunks & literature will be available.
Hamilton Township Historical Society (Trenton) – conducts tours of the c 1730 John Abbott II House on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon – 5pm. The Society will have site related merchandise for sale as well as literature about their organization and its activities. www.hamiltontownshiphistory.org
Hancock House State Historic Site (Hancock’s Bridge) – is the site of a Revolutionary War massacre and the ancestral home of Cornelia Hancock who served as a nurse during the American Civil War. Staff will have a display table.
Heart to Hearth Cookery (Morrisville, PA) - is a food history business that provides programs and demonstrations from pre-contact Lenape, 17th and 18th century foodways into the 19th century. Lenape foodways will be demonstrated and interpreted along the Delaware River. More information can be found at www.hearttohearthcookery.com and www.hearttohearthcookery.wordpress.com.
Hendricks(on) Family Association of NJ (Sayreville) - is a 501(c) 13 tax exempt organization with the goal of restoring the 300-year old Hendrickson Burial Ground in Holmdel, NJ & making the public aware that there is no law that protects family or private burial grounds in NJ.A display of artifacts from the burial ground will be featured. www.Hendricksfamilyburialground.org
HHC 1st Bde 50th Armored Division, NJNG (Clark) - is a living history detachment that interprets the Cold War era. A Field Headquarters area will be established & members will interact with the public talking about such topics as the Newark riots & Nike Missile Bases.
Historic Allaire Village (Farmingdale) - is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit living history museum with a mission to interpret and preserve the history of James P. Allaire and the people of his Howell Iron Works Company. Costumed interpreters will be educating visitors on the village and its events. www.allairevillage.org
Historic Cold Spring Village (Cape May) - is a 30-acre living history museum featuring 26 restored, locally-significant historic structures dating back as far as 1691 that recreates aspects of life in South Jersey during the Early American era. An informational display on activities at HCSV & a selection of period toys for visitors' use will be featured. www.hcsv.org
Historical Military Impressions (Mount Holly) – members will portray soldiers from the 18th – 20th centuries and explain what a soldier did during different time periods. www.hmisite.com
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, Inc. (Tuckahoe) – is a volunteer organization that promotes the history of Upper Township in Cape May County for the public’s edification & acts as stewards of 3 historically significant buildings. There will be a display of artifacts from the HPSUT collections and site related items for sale. www.uppertwphistory.org
Historical Society of Princeton (Princeton) - Celebrating its 75th anniversary of its incorporation, HSP is a museum & resource center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, NJ. HSP offers a wide array of exhibitions, lectures & public programs each year to schools, adults & families at its two locations, Bainbridge House & the Updike Farmstead. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the HSP booth to test their knowledge of NJ facts, symbols & local celebrities. www.princetonhistory.org
Historical Society of West Caldwell (West Caldwell) - is a local history society that collects & protects the history of the Caldwells as well as providing educational experiences depicting the history & history makers of this community.
History on the Hoof [Stacy F. Roth and B. David Emerson] (Burlington) - creates educational programs on themes in American history through storytelling, roleplay, the use of material culture, & other techniques. Stacy Flora Roth will portray American Revolutionary War heroine Mary Hays, also known as Molly Pitcher. Mary Hays will relate anecdotes about her life as a "woman of the army" & her brush with fame as a cannoneer during the June 1778 Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. B. David Emerson will portray General George Washington, conversing about his memories of crossing the Delaware to surprise the Hessians at Trenton, the Revolution in the Jerseys, & anything else visitors would like to ask of the General. www.historyonthehoof.com
The History Press (Charleston, CT) – will be selling 20 local history books written by local authors including 350 Years of New Jersey History From Stuyvensant to Sandy by Joseph G. Bilby. MarketPlace Vendor
Hoboken Nine Vintage Base Ball Club (Hoboken) - plays 19th century baseball using rules from 1864 and bats and balls from the 19th century. The Hoboken Nine will play a vintage baseball doubleheader vs the Elizabeth Resolutes www.HobokenNine.Jimbo.com
Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead (Flemington) - is a farmstead museum dedicated to preserving & promoting Hunterdon's agricultural heritage. Demonstration will include bird food-making with corn, bracelet-making with a miniature rope-making machine, making church "ticklers” & possibly making candles. www.holcombe-jimison.org
Hopewell Valley Historical Society (Pennington) - The HVHS mission is to collect & preserve items relating to Hopewell Valley; encourage the preservation of historic sites that connect our community to its past; and publish an award-winning newsletter four times a year that includes well-researched articles about Hopewell Valley history and news & events of the Society. www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org
Howell Living History Farm (Titusville) – Howell Living History Farm, a facility of the Mercer County Park system, is a working farm circa 1890-1910. The Farm is open 5 days a week for self-guided tours & Saturdays for seasonal hands-on programs. We offer group & school visits, Intern programs, volunteer opportunities, preschool programs, summer camps and more. Staff will demonstrate plowing with a two horse plow. The public can try their hand at steering the plow while staff drives the horses. The public can also do corn shelling by hand & broadcast seeds on the finished field. www.howellfarm.com
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society (Hudson County) - The Society’s goals are to promote the study of genealogy and history of Hudson County; to collect, preserve & index this information in cooperation with local libraries & internet resources; to encourage adherence to the highest standards of research & documentation; to offer educational programs such as lectures, seminars & workshops & promote the observance of Family History Month. Staff will be conducting “Ask Granny” sessions that are designed to help participants start creating their own family trees. Workshops will be held at the HCGS booth several times throughout the day at 11:30am, 1:00pm 2:30pm & 4pm. http://www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/
Hunterdon County Cultural & Historical Commission ((Flemington) – will have an information table with brochures, books and information about the History of Hunterdon County and the 300th Celebration of the county going on this year http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/c&h/c&h.htm
Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild (Lambertville) – will conduct demonstrations of Traditional Rug Hooking and teach visitors about the fiber art of rug hooking. Some "hands on" activity will be available to the public. www.HCRAG.com
Jack Sherry (West Nyack, NY) – will portray Dr. Benjamin Franklin. As Ben, he will regale visitors with stories and anecdotes from “his” life - especially his relationship with William Franklin, the last colonial governor or New Jersey. www.visitwithBenFranklin.com
Jane Peters Estes (Burlington) – will present a program and a display relating to mourning traditions of the 19th century (Victorian era). The program is informative but contains humorous portions as well. Information on famous last words, headstone epitaphs, mourning clothing, etc. will be provided.
Jim Wade (Princeton) - will explain who the NJ Lenape-Delaware Indians are, their lifestyle, Indian place-names & particular Indian individuals who lived along the Delaware River & surrounding region. Actual NJ Indian artifacts will be exhibited. Special emphasis will be on 17th & 18th Century information gathered from Indian land deeds & other historical documents on actual Indian names, villages, trails etc. that once resided in the Central NJ region.
Joanna Bligh (East Hanover) – will bring a 1910 Portland Cutter horse-drawn sleigh for display. Ms. Bligh will talk about the historical aspects of the sleigh & demonstrate the harness, shafts, bells, storage space and lap robes that are associated with this type of transportation vehicle. Visitors will be able to sit in the sleigh for photos.
Jocelyn Ackerman (Titusville) – and two friends will portray 3 Colonial young ladies. They will sing Colonial era hymns & spiritual songs. They will also engage children in performing simple everyday tasks on an 18th century farmstead.
John & LaRae Garretson (Easthampton) – Mr. Garretson will portray The Reverend Jonathan Edwards - theologian, philosopher, scientist, and preacher. Mrs. Garretson will portray the Reverend’s wife Sarah. The two will discuss 18th century family life & ministry during the Colonial Great Awakening Period. They will also discuss how spiritual and cultural unification made possible the subsequent idea and reality of American Independence.
John Bernaski (Oxford) – is a skilled photographer in Civil War era wet plate photography using original lenses & authentic formulas, procedures & equipment. Mr. Bernaski will explain and demonstrate this type of photography, outline the general history of the process, answer questions & allow interested visitors to view the less hazardous manipulations.
John Dwyer (Clinton) – will present a 1944 US Army battalion aid station display. Visitors will see how front-line medical support was provided in Europe in the Fall of 1944. The display will include a medical evacuation Jeep.
Johnson Ferry House State Historic Site (Titusville) - This circa 1740 house will feature characters portraying NJ's spiritual heritage: Jonathan Edwards & Judith Johnson/Parnell Davenport and hymns sung from the 18th century. There will also be Dutch-American Food ways, kitchen gardening and children's & hands on activities that include daily chores.
Julie Power (Yardley, PA) – will wear period dress and serve as hostess at the Johnson Ferry House. Ms. Power will greet visitors, guide them through the House and assist with hands-on activities.
Kingston Greenways Association (Princeton) – is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998. It aims to establish a permanent green belt around the village of Kingston consisting of natural environments, recreational parkland, agricultural & horticultural land, wetlands, streams & ponds, and sites of historical interest. The Association will have a display of maps & photographs of the Kingston green belt. www.kingstongreenways.org
Kingston Historical Society (Kingston) – is non-profit organization founded in 1997 to preserve, enhance & promote the history of Kingston and its environs. There will be a display of historical photographs with interpretive materials. www.khsnj.org
Laura Crockett (Trenton) - Laura Crockett & friends will tell the stories of New Jersey through traditional storytelling which brings history alive! Stories of devils, soldiers, poets & the ordinary people who created beautiful New Jersey will be featured throughout the day as Ms. Crockett & friends present their stories & interact with visitors & historical characters. www.lauracrockett.com
Libby Prison Minstrels (Voorhees) –debuted in April 1995 on the stage at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. They will bring the songs of the Civil War period to life with guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, voice & percussion. The group has performed at many reenactments, Civil War period balls & other educational events. www.libbyprisonminstrels.com
Lincoln Experience (Jamesburg) - Robert Costello will portray President Lincoln, providing factual insight into his life and the events of the time period. Several Civil War officers and their wives will also be on hand to interact with visitors. www.nj-lincoln.com
Long Hill String Band (Lambertville) – is a six-piece group on acoustic instruments performing its own renditions of well-known Old-Time Country Music from the 19th & 20th centuries. In addition to playing, the group will talk to visitors about he history of this type of music. www.thelonghillstringband.com
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (Morristown) - preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community & the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational & cultural programs. Tours of the period rooms & exhibits are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 1 to 4 pm. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, families can learn about the dramatic events of the naval Battle of Port Royal (1861). Families can build models of the forts protecting Port Royal or one of the Union or Confederate ships that were present in the harbor & have them displayed in the Museum's exhibit tent during the fair. The Battle of Port Royal involved the largest American armada yet assembled in US history & was led by New Jersey-born, Flag Officer Samuel Francis DuPont, while Henry Miller, grandson of George Macculloch, served on board the U.S.S. Mohican www.maccullochhall.org
Marc Dowdell (Yardley, PA) – will portray an indentured servant for the Johnson family at the Ferry House. He will work in the garden planting corn and beans, tilling and raking.
Maureen Wlodarczyk – Past-Forward Association, LLL (Sayreville) – is a genealogist & the author of 3 books about life in NJ in the 19th century. Two are non-fiction & the third is a fictionalized account of a true 19th century crime and trial. Her books are: Past-Forward, Young & Wicked & Canary in a Cage. www.past-forward.com MarketPlace Vendor
Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association (Rahway) - is dedicated to preserving the Merchants and Drovers Tavern (1795/1820)and to interpreting early tavern life. Throughout the year we offer a variety of programs geared to a varied population. Members will distribute materials highlighting the museum and its programs. www.merchantsanddrovers.org
Mid-Atlantic Ladies Aside (Neptune) – is a social & educational group dedicated to preserving the history & art of sidesaddle riding in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. The group is committed to fostering a love for the art of riding aside. There will be a sidesaddle demonstration and discussion with mounted and un-mounted participants in period dress.
Mid-Jersey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (Burlington) - works to preserve vehicles of the past and teach the rich history of the automobile in American life. The Club will display a group of antique automobiles from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Millstone Valley Scenic Byway – Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition (Somerset) – MVPC is the sponsor of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway, a 25 mile loop along Canal Road from East Millstone to Kingston and back up to Millstone along Millstone River Road, Somerset County. This grassroots organization is dedicated to telling the rich history of a very intact Pre-Rev War area. A display will tell the story through photographs, maps & brochures of the Byway’s 5 National/State Historic Villages, historic sites & events. Visitors will be encouraged to visit the Byway’s Griggstown Bridgetenders House Tourist Center to view a film and bike, hike, kayak or drive the historic corridor.
Monmouth County Archives (Manalapan) - The Monmouth County Archives contains government records & special collections that document the history of Monmouth County from the 17th century to the present day. It publishes annual exhibition catalogs on themes related to the New Jersey history and guides to its record series. There will be a table exhibit with free publications. http://visitmonmouth.com/archives
Monmouth County Genealogical Society (Hazlet) - promotes the study of family history as well as the study of history, geography, & social customs of our ancestors. The Society collects, preserves, and disseminates significant genealogical materials, particularly those of local origin. There will be a display table with genealogy related materials to view & purchase. www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmcgs/
Monmouth County Historical Association (Freehold) - collects, preserves & interprets its extensive museum, library & archival collections relating to Monmouth County’s history & makes these resources available to the widest possible audience. Educational programming promotes the appreciation of regional & national history. The Association also preserves & interprets five significant historic sites. The Association will have demonstrations of Spinning & Early Medicine. www.monmouthhistory.org
Monmouth County Historical Commission (Freehold) - as established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders administers a preservation grant program for governmental & non-profit organizations. The Commission presents preservation awards in recognition of private & public historic preservation projects & conducts a yearly self-guided tour of historic sites in Monmouth County. An information table on the County’s numerous historic sites & the distribution of Weekend in Old Monmouth tour guides will be featured. www.visitmonmouth.com
Montclair Historical Society (Montclair) – preserves Montclair’s history through its historic buildings, artifacts and documents. The Society educates the community on local history & its importance through programs, advocacy & exhibits. It shares the stories & history of the various persons & groups that have & continue to shape Montclair. There will be an interactive table for families to learn about the Montclair Historical Society. Games and activities for children will be available. www.montclairhistorical.org
Morris County Park Commission Historic Sites (Morristown) - The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission are comprised of Historic Speedwell - Birthplace of the Telegraph in Morristown, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township & the Cooper Gristmill in Chester, spanning the 19th & early 20th centuries. The staff will conduct a simple table top activity for visitors & distribute brochures & flyers about the sites. www.morrisparks.net
Morristown National Historical Park (Morristown) - commemorates the winter encampments of General Washington and his Continental Army’s troops during the American Revolution, particularly the winter of 1779-1780, when approximately 10,000 troops survived what is believe to be the coldest winter on record in the Northeast. One ranger will assist visitors at an information table and another ranger will be dressed in period clothing and will interpret life in the Continental Army. http://www.nps.gov/morr
Mott’s Artillery (Mount Holly) - Mott’s Artillery is a non-profit educational organization that conducts domestic & military living history demonstrations to educate the public on the life of the men & women of the late 18th Century & the Revolutionary War. The group also works to preserve our shared historic sites. There will be artillery firing and camp life demonstrations. www.mottsarParkstillery.org
Mr. & Mrs. Galloway Morris (Phoenixville, PA) – will have a display of antique bicycles.
National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the State of NJ (Westhampton) - is committed to the stewardship of its museum properties, Peachfield and the Old Schoolhouse. The Colonial Dames desire to preserve the building, land & collections in order to enrich & enlighten a diverse public. A table top display with brochures and a power-point presentation will be featured. www.colonialdamesnj.org
New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission (NJCHC) (Springfield) - Founded in 1976, the Commission is a specially appointed board sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey & Seton Hall University. The objective of this Commission is to collect, preserve & publish works related to the NJ Catholic history experience in line with its ongoing mission of scholarship & public awareness. A display table with information & literature related to the organization will be presented.
NJ Civil War Heritage Association (Matawan) - is the State-authorized representative for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Association has published 6 books on the subject - 2 of which have won the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance's award for "Best Reference Book"! Autographed copies of our publications will be available for purchase. www.njcivilwar.org/ www.njcivilwar150.org
NJ Council for the Social Studies (Piscataway) - is the only statewide association in New Jersey devoted solely to social studies education. Together, NJCSS members work toward a better understanding of the social studies & its importance in developing responsible participation in social, political, & economic life. A table display with information about the organization, upcoming professional development opportunities for teachers, & additional information about the promotion of Social Studies throughout the State will be presented. www.njcss.weebly.com
NJ Daughters of the American Revolution [NJDAR] (Franklin) - is a non-profit, non-political volunteer woman's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, & securing America's future through better education for children. The historic Watson House (1708) in Trenton serves as the NJDAR Headquarters. The NJDAR will provide genealogical & membership information as well as a display of historic properties owned and/or operated by the society. www.njdar.org
NJ Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (Trenton) - provides Veteran services to veterans of the State of New Jersey. These services include information on state & federal entitlements, homeless issues, counseling, state-run nursing homes, burial allowances, & many more services. Information will be available to any veteran or their family member on entitlements due them from their military service. www.state.nj.us/military
NJ Division of Parks & Forestry (Trenton) – will provide information on NJ's State parks, forests and historic sites. The hands-on activity of paper marbling will also be featured. www.njparksandforests.org
NJ Fire Museum (Piscataway) - honors the heritage of New Jersey's firefighters by preserving fire apparatus and equipment. The museum also pays tribute to firefighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice. There will be a display of several fire trucks and a hands-on activity of setting up a 'house-a-fire' for participants to douse the 'flames' using a fire hose.
NJ Frontier Guard (Blairstown) - will display arms & equipment utilized by our unit in the French and Indian War. Unit members will also demonstrate these arms & equipment of the mid-18th century. www.Njfg.org
NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum (Newark) - The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. Since 2008, some 70 notable people from 15 fields of human endeavor have been inducted. The Hall of Fame reinforces the message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. The New Jersey Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization with two collaborating boards working jointly: the New Jersey Hall of Fame Board of Commissioners, administered by the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation Board of Trustees. www.njhalloffame.org.
NJ Historic Trust (Trenton) - provides financial & technical assistance to historic site stewards & for heritage tourism planning. An information table to promote grant funding, preservation conference & other educational activities will be presented. www.njht.org
NJ Historical Commission (Trenton) - The mission of the NJ Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record & advancing interest in & awareness of NJ's past. The Commission will be promoting the statewide celebration of New Jersey's upcoming 350th Anniversary in 2014, with the themes of innovation, liberty & diversity. www.history.nj.gov
NJ Lighthouse Society - is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history & preservation of lighthouses, particularly those located in NJ, Delaware Bay & NY Harbor. The Society also raises funds to benefit lighthouses in these areas. The Society will feature children's activities & an exhibit on lighthouse & nautical/coastal history & sales of lighthouse-themed items, incl. apparel. www.njlhs.org
New Jersey Scout Museum (Morganville) - focuses on the people & places in New Jersey that have helped to shape & enrich the Scouting movement through the many special places across the Garden State that are associated with Scouting. There will be an exhibit of artifacts & documents relating to the history of Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts in NJ. Staff will educate the public about Scouting's role in our communities & nation in developing young people into responsible citizens and leaders. www.njsm.org
NJ Society Sons of the American Revolution (Somerset) - promotes education regarding the service of American Revolutionary War soldiers and the history of the U.S. Constitution. A small canopy tent & table for recruitment with educational material about the American Rrevolution will be featured. There will also be a display cannon & members in revolutionary war style uniforms.
NJ State Archives (Trenton) - is New Jersey's official research center for public records of enduring historical value. Current holdings amount to over 37,000 cubic feet of paper records & over 32,000 reels of microfilm. Our records date from the founding of NJ as a colony in 1664 to the present. An information table on the Archives' research materials, both historical & genealogical will be available. www.archives.nj.gov
NJ State Museum (Trenton) - The New Jersey State Museum, through its exhibitions, programs, collections, publications & scholarship in science, history & art, explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present. Sandbox Archaeology & Pottery reconstruction will be featured.
The NJ Wheelmen (Verona) - is a division of The Wheelmen, a national organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of bicycles and their role in society. The group will have a static display of antique bicycles from the 19th century and objects such as lamps, bells & advertisements that are associated with these bicycles. Members will have riding demonstrations of these bicycles if accomplished riders are present. www.thewheelmen.org
North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society (Rahway) - is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization committed to further the study of historic electric railway operations & equipment in NJ. NJERHS also collects & exhibits data on these subjects, for its members as well as helping to keep the general public informed on said subjects. A costumed trolley car motorman portrayer will speak on the history of streetcar & electric railway operations in NJ. A demonstrations of the warning bell will be given & young children will be invited to ring the bell. Also, methods of fare collection will be demonstrated. Information on our area of interest will be available for purchase. www.njerhs.org
Ocean County Historical Society (Toms River) – is a volunteer society that interprets the history of Ocean County. There will be a display of booklets & pamphlets developed by OCHS researchers and listings of resources available at the Historical Society’s Building in Toms River.
Old Baldy Civil War Roundtable (Cherry Hill) - promotes greater understanding & interest in the American Civil War by sponsoring meetings, programs, & other events that highlight the history & people of the Civil War era. The group also advocates & supports local & national Civil War preservation programs & sites. A Civil War Drummer will be featured.
Old Barracks Museum (Trenton) - focuses on the history of the French & Indian War & the Revolutionary War with a special focus on Trenton's role during these wars. The museum is housed inside the original 1758 British military barracks & guided tours are provided Monday through Saturday. There will be demonstrations of 18th century medicine, specifically, small pox inoculations that took place in the building starting in 1777. There will also be a soldier from the 1758 New Jersey Regiment & a British officer doing recruitment (for kids) into the New Jersey Provincial Troops. www.barracks.org
Old First Historic Trust (Elizabeth) - represents the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, the site where New Jersey's first official settlers built their meetinghouse in 1664! The church played significant roles in both the founding of our state and the fight for Independence 100 years later! An informational booth & displays will be presented. www.acadenj.org
Outwater’s Militia (Hillsborough) – will portray an active Bergen County militia unit during the Revolution showing visitors what it was like to be in the militia during this time period. www.outwatersmilitia.com
Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee, Inc. (Pittsgrove) - was organized to promote the use of the park by the public & to educate visitors on its rich history, as well as providing volunteer support of labor & equipment to help maintain the park in a safe manner. The Committee is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (Designer); members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Companies 1225 & 2229V (Builders of the park) & to work with the Division of Parks and Forestry to create long range plans for the enjoyment of outdoor recreation for future generations. There will be displays of the parks early construction, Civilian Conservation Corps camp & German POW camp during WWII. The Committee will also provide tram transportation. www.parvinstatepark.org
Patrick Garner (Upper Montclair) - will perform two 30-minute presentations as Thomas Edison recounting his inventions & demonstrating his invention process. Mr. Garner has his own business, History’s Alive, and travels the country (and Canada in 2015!) bringing history's greatest figures to life at schools, museums, theaters & special events. He believes you don't learn history, you learn from history! Mr. Garner He will also roam through the crowd as Edison throughout the fair. www.historysalive.com
Patrick Peters (Vineland) – will provide a display with descriptions of 18th century medical practices, especially those of the Revolutionary War period. Mr. Peters will also portray Ludwig Wirtenberg, a surgeon with the German Battalion of Washington’s Army. Wirtenberg actually fought in the Battle of Trenton as a private. He was made a surgeon in 1777.
Pennsauken Historical Society (Pennsauken) – is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1965. The Society preserves & interprets the ca. 1710 Burrough-Dover House in Pennsauken. The Society conducts regular, annual free public festivals & an annual meeting with public programs used to involve community in local history. Members will have table-top informational displays, free standing displays of ephemera related to local history & possible functioning artifacts/replicas to be placed in display area. https://www.facebook.com/PennsaukenHistoricalSociety
Phil J. Gilson (Clayton) – will sell traditional South Jersey glass items. All items are made in NJ with recycled bottle glass. MarketPlace Vendor
Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus & Wahoo Medicine Show (Phillipsburg) – George Esparza is a professional living history entertainer. He will present a recreation of a 19th century low-pitch medicine show and flea circus. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Practitioners of Musick (Princeton) - specialize in presenting music heard in the Colonial & early Federal periods in America with a special emphasis on the musical life in 18th century New Jersey & Francis Hopkinson in particularly. Hopkinson was a musician and one of NJ's five Signers of the Declaration of Independence. A performance of music associated with Francis Hopkinson based on his manuscript & printed music collection that survives in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania will be featured. www.practitionersofmusick.org
Preservation New Jersey (Trenton) - advocates for & promotes historic preservation as a sustainable strategy to protect & enhance the vitality & heritage of New Jersey’s richly diverse communities. PNJ is the only statewide private membership-supported historic preservation organization in NJ. PNJ will promote HP events & issues, hand out brochures, try to increase membership in & awareness of PNJ & celebrate NJ's 350th birthday! www.preservationnj.org
Princeton Battlefield Society (Princeton) – is the Official ORFO for Princeton Battlefield State Park. The Society will have maps & literature on the Battle of Princeton. They will also be selling t-shirts & caps related to the Battlefield www.thePrincetonBattlefieldSociety.com
Princeton University Library (Princeton) - To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the naming of New Jersey, the University is publishing "Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888"-a heavily illustrated color volume of maps, illustrations & photographs. Flyers about the forthcoming book & sample images will be available.
Private Paranormal Investigators (Levittown, PA) - has been involved with The Friends of White Hill Mansion for the last three years. They have conducted investigations as fundraisers in the Mansion. Researching the evidence collected during these investigations has uncovered additional historical facts regarding the Mansion. A digital presentation of paranormal investigations conducted at the White Hill Mansion will be presented. www.ppi-ghosthunters.com
Rancocas Merchants (Delran) – will be selling 18th century reproduction clothing & wooden toys. MarketPlace Vendor
Rebecca Morris (Wilmington, DE) - In the past, many different carriage styles were made in child size versions. These little carriages were hitched to dogs, goats, and even sheep. These child size carriages were the modern-day equivalent of pedal cars. Some famous makers of dog carriages were Studebaker, John Deere, and Peugeot. Ms. Morris will discuss and demonstrate vintage dog carriages for the public.
Richard S. Toone (Columbus) - custom builds 18th century household items primarily used while camping incl. folding bedsteads, cots, chairs, tables, chests, desks & flintlock guns. A demonstration of the use of an 18th century reproduction Spring Pole Lathe as well as other original & reproduction carpenter/joiner hand tools will be featured. www.livinghistoryshop.com
Richard Smith (Rocky Hill) – will sell his book, Legendary Locals of Princeton which is a new information- and image-rich history of this historic NJ town’s most notable figures, from the Leni Lenape Native Americans and Quaker settlers to prominent 21st century residents. MarketPlace Vendor
Ringwood Manor (Ringwood) - is a National Historic Landmark situated in the Ramapo Mountains. The area's magnetite iron deposits made it home to a succession of ironmasters for 200 years. During the Gilded Age, it became the summer estate for partners Peter Cooper & Abram S. Hewitt & their families. A tabletop display on the history of the site with information materials will be presented. www.ringwoodmanor.org
Rip Diringer (Skillman) – will portray a Spanish-American War soldier and interpret the soldier’s war time experience.
Robert Mouland (Geigertown, PA) - performs the popular music of the 18th century on period & antique instruments. He also uses two 'marionettes a' la planchette' which are an early type of jig puppet that dates back to the 1600's. He can be seen in his small covered wagon. Mr. Mouland will demonstrate popular 18th century music on period & antique instruments. www.wireharp.com
Rockingham Association/Rockingham State Historic Site (Kingston) - Rockingham served as the final wartime headquarters of General George Washington, late August to early November, 1783, while Congress met in Princeton. He wrote his "Farewell Orders to the Armies" here & was in residence when Congress received word, Oct. 1783, of the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Copies of the "Farewell Orders" will be available. There will also be a display of herbs & honeybee production representing the kitchen garden & small period toys for display & sale. www.rockingham.net
Roebling Museum (Roebling) - The mission of the Roebling Museum is to preserve & interpret the history of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company & the village of Roebling. It focuses on the industrial & technological achievements of the company & the unique social history of its workforce & the town it created. www.roeblingmuseum.org
Roy Justice (Chambersburg, PA) - is a singing historian, presenting programs on varied periods of American history. At the fair he will focus on the canal era, roaming the fair, engaging visitors and performing at the canal. www.royhjustice.com
Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick) – will be selling its award-winning scholarly & trade books, as well as popular regional titles in celebration of the 350th anniversary of NJ. The books that are listed on the 101 Great New Jersey Books List will be featured. www.rutgerspress.rutgers.edu MarketPlace Vendor
Samuel Fleming House Museum & Gardens (Flemington) – was built in 1756 & was the first house built in the village that would become Flemington. Samuel owned & operated a tavern on the main route from New York to Trenton. Fleming's Tavern, a popular stop for travelers, was central to the community during the colonial era. Representatives will have artifacts & photos on display & museum information to distribute. – www.fleminghousemuseum.org
Sayreville Historical Society (Sayreville) - preserves & educates the public about the history & ancestry of the Borough of Sayreville. A display of artifacts from the Society's museum will be featured as well as publications produced by the Society. www.sayrevillehistory.org
The Sea Dogs (Fieldsboro) - is a band & pirate/privateer re-enactment group that perform sea shanties & songs of the sea. The group also participates in historical re-enactments or encampments & giving educational talks on all aspects of piracy & sailing in & around NJ. There will be musical performances; a display of items typically found aboard sailing ships; weapons demonstrations; and Q & A discussions about all aspects of maritime life & piratical activity in & around NJ. www.SeaDogsNJ.com
Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission (Somerville) - was formed in 1983 to cultivate interest in history, historic preservation & the arts. It sponsors the County Historic Preservation Grant Program, the Historic Awards Program, administers NJ State Council on the Arts Grants, the Teen Arts festival & numerous other activities. There will be information on the programs & activities of the Commission, a display of maps featuring Revolutionary War sites in the county and distribution of literature of local and county historic organizations. www.co.somerset.nj.us/publicworks/cultural/
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln Camp 100 (Hightstown) – is an organization that preserves the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and our ancestors who fought to preserve the Union during the American Civil War 1861 - 1865. The Abraham Lincoln Camp 100 was founded on April 25, 1953 & is based in NJ. The Lincoln Camp 100 is a member of the National SUVCW and the SUVCW Department of NJ & has more than 75 members. http://www.amartcivilwar.org/SUVCW_LC100/
Springfield Township Historical Society/Richard Toone (Columbus) – serves as the history & genealogical center for Springfield Township. Mr. Toone is President of the Society & helps promotes the Society’s activities.
Stan Saperstein (Pennington) - will relate the story of how the American flag was developed and designed by Francis Hopkinson. He will portray Hopkinson in first person & talk about his life during the American Revolution. www.artisansofthevalley.com
Stockton Carriage Tours (Stockton) - go out in all seasons and have many themed tours. The owners have nearly 75 combined years of horse experience and both have come from "horsy" families. At the History Fair, visitors can take a ride in a hay wagon pulled by two draft horses. The ride ($) will start in the agricultural field and go through the woods behind the field. www.stocktoncarriagetours.com
Susan Hazard – The Gang from West End (Long Branch) – will sell her books Long Branch in the Golden Age, The City Beyond the Bluff: The Life and Times of Long Branch, Long Branch Memories & Historic Photos of Newark. All the books are based on local history from the 1600s to the present. www.sharonharzardauthor.com MarketPlace Vendor
Swan Historical Foundation, Inc. (Langhorne, PA) – will represent the park's museum/visitor center exhibit gallery & assist the fair organizers with financial and logistical aspects of the Fair. www.NationalMuseumoftheAmericanRevolution.org
Thomas Edison National Historic Site (West Orange) – To the passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once housed, but this is where modern America was invented. Thomas Edison's laboratory is a step back in time, when machines were run by belts & music was played on phonographs. Discover where America's Greatest inventor changed our world forever. Park rangers will be available to answer any questions about the park. Staff will have historic photos displayed of both the laboratory and Glenmont Estate. There will also be a children’s hands on activity explaining the steps in the invention process. www.nps.gov/edis
Three Cedars Forge (Bridgeton) – Traditonal blacksmithing, using methods & equipment from the early 1800s, will be demonstrated. Items for home and garden such as fireplace tools, door handles, flowers, wine racks and mirrors will be for sale. MarketPlace Vendor
Timand Productions (Exton, PA) – will present “Levram the Great, the Colonial Conjurer” who will perform magic shows for the young and the young at heart. www.timand.com
Township of Lebanon Historians (Hampton) - is a volunteer group of 9 township residents who oversee the Township of Lebanon Museum which is housed in an 1825 limestone schoolhouse, in the New Hampton Historic District - the only listed district in Lebanon Township. Members will be providing information on the Lebanon Township Museum & the New Hampton Historic District. There will also be a display of 18th century pottery, information on General Daniel Morgan who is reputed to have been born in Hunterdon County & information on the abandoned "Swackhammer Church and Cemetery" also known as the Mt. Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church. www.lebanontownship.net
Township of Ocean Historical Museum (Oakhurst) - is a cultural resource that invites the residents of central NJ to discover our regional past. Learn why it has been voted the "Best Museum in Monmouth County" for many years by the Asbury Park Press Readers’ Choice Poll! Costumed interpreters representing different eras from our township’s rich past will demonstrate period crafts, children's toys & activities. Mrs. Phoebe Woolley, once a resident of our Eden Woolley House & matriarch of the Woolley Family, will regale visitors with stories of life in the 18th Century & songs from her folk harp. www.oceanmuseum.org
T. Thomas Fortune House (Red Bank) – T. Thomas Fortune was born a slave in 1856. He became a writer, editor, publisher and civil rights activist, living at 94 Bergen St, Red Bank from 1901-08. We intend to purchase and restore his former home and see it used as a museum and cultural arts center. Display panels containing information on Fortune's life and works, including some copies of his original news stories, will be featured. An actor will also portray Fortune.
Trenton Historical Society (Trenton) - The Trenton Historical Society’s mission is the study & interpretation of Trenton’s history, preservation of its historic buildings & artifacts & dissemination of information about New Jersey’s capital city and its illustrious past. An exhibit table will be featured. www.trentonhistory.org
Tricorne Dance and Performing Ensemble (Hawthorne) - Dressed in period clothing, the Tricorne Dance Ensemble is an 18th century dance group that performs & teaches, to historically correct music, the social dances performed during the colonial period. The company performs regularly at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, NJ. Ensemble members will provide dance demonstrations & invite public participation throughout the day. http://www.facebook.com/TricorneDanceEnsemble
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum (Tuckerton) - is a working maritime village that is located along the Tuckerton Creek. It brings the Jersey Shore's maritime traditions of the past & present to life through people, exhibits, demonstrations, tours & hands-on activities. A beach apparatus drill from the U.S. Lifesaving Service will be featured. www.tuckertonseaport.org
Twin Lights Historical Society (Highlands) – is a historical organization. An information table will be provided. www.twinlightslighthouse.com
USS Lehigh (East Brunswick) – Members will portray the ship's company of the USS LEHIGH, an ironclad Monitor of the Civil War (1861-1865). The USS LEHIGH was a PASSAIC class monitor, an improved design of the original USS Monitor. Our members are all Civil War naval historians & present living history programs on the experience & history of the officers, sailors & marines of this time period. Members will share their knowledge with the public dressed as the crew of that period & portraying the famous & not so famous characters who helped to make our country's history. Additionally, the men will establish a simulated Naval recruiting station (Naval Rendezvous) & have members demonstrate the skills of the sailors & marines of the period with audience volunteers. https://sites.google.com/site/usslehigh/
Walt Whitman House State Historic Site (Camden) – Home of the “Great Poet of Democracy”, the renowned poet & author lived in this house from 1884 until his death in 1892. During this period Whitman, reached the summit of international recognition & acclaim as author of the pioneering free-verse book of poetry, Leaves of Grass. Today the Walt Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark, provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the poet, attracting visitors from around the world. Whitman's original letters, personal belongings, the bed in which he died, & the death notice that was nailed to the front door have all been preserved, as well as a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographs, including the earliest known image of Whitman - an 1848 daguerreotype. Literature, poetry readings & historical photography will be featured. www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/historic/whitman/
Walter Choroszewski – Aesthetic Press, Inc. (North Branch Station) - is a photographer and author of 18 photographic books on NJ & PA. He will have his current book, Hunterdon in My Heart, for sale. MarketPlace Vendor
Washington Crossing Park Association, Inc. (Glenwood) - was formed to present the History & Science of the Park and to aid efforts to maintain the Park’s buildings, roads, trails, & structures. The Association hopes to encourage greater numbers of people to enjoy the Park. An information table about the Association and its goals will be featured. http://www.washingtoncrossingparkassociation.com/
Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center Museum (Titusville) – The museum will be open and the Swan Historical Foundation’s collection of Revolutionary war artifacts will be on display.
The Whitall House at Red Bank Park (National Park) - offers tours of the historic house and battlefield. Visitors learn about colonial life & the Battle of Red Bank which took place on the Whitall's property. Following the battle, the house served as a field hospital. Staff will have information about the site, including a calendar of events & information on other activities in Gloucester County.
Whitesbog Preservation Trust (Browns Mills) - is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration & interpretation of Historic Whitesbog Village. The Village is a turn of the century farming-company town with roots in the cranberry & blueberry industry. Elizabeth White cultivated the 1st blueberry here in 1916. The Trust will present blueberry selection games and the living history character of Elizabeth White who will meet & explain her work to the visiting public. - www.whitesbog.org
William Trent House Museum (Trenton) - Built in 1719, the William Trent House is the oldest structure in New Jersey's capital city. Carefully restored, the collection of period furnishings inside this fine Georgian manor house illustrates American life in pre-Revolutionary War times. Visitors to the Trent House Museum table will try their hand at colonial toys & games such as whirlygigs, jacobs ladders, & hoops. Additionally, they can take home samples of fresh herbs from the Trent House kitchen garden. Also available will be the spring 2014 newsletter, the upcoming schedule of events,& other information about school field trips & adult tours. www.williamtrenthouse.org
William Neumann - William Neumann Photography (Rutherford) - is the author of Rutherford: A Brief History (History Press) and Rutherford: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing). He is also a contributor to Revolutionary Bergen County: Road to Independence (History Press) www.NeumannPhoto.com MarketPlace Vendor
Winakung at Waterloo (Stanhope) - has developed & provides educational interpretive programs & outdoor experiences for all ages. These programs provide an appreciation and understanding of the history of Native American life in NJ. There will be corn pounding in a mortar & visitors will learn how to use a pump drill which was used to start fires by the Lenape. They will also learn Lenape language while playing a dice game. www.winakungatwaterloo.com
Wise Owl Workshop & Friends of Swayze, Inc. – (Great Meadows) - Phil and Lorna Wooldridge run Wise Owl Workshops, which promotes interest in & respect for historic cemeteries through presentations for adults & hands-on workshops for children. They are also involved in promoting the restoration of The Historic Swayze Burying Ground in Hope, NJ through Friends of Swayze, Inc. Displays will include artwork created through rubbings & foil impressions from gravestones at The Historic Swayze Burying Ground as well as other locations across the state. Children will be provided with an opportunity to try their hand at gravestone rubbing through the use of a mock gravestone. As well as rubbings, visitors will be able to make a foil impression from casts taken from gravestones. Advice will be provided about how to obtain rubbings & impressions safely, & which stones to avoid as well as general cemetery etiquette & safety. Cemetery card games, produced for both our children's workshops, & teen workshop, will be available for play during the day.
There will be information, displays & handouts available about the work of Wise Owl Workshops & the restoration work of the Friends of Swayze, Inc. www.wiseowlworkshops.com & www.friendsofswayze.org
Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission (Woodbridge) – strives to increase awareness and work to preserve the rich history of Woodbridge Township. A visual display highlighting Woodbridge's unique history will be presented. www.wthpc.org
Wool Merchant’s Daughter (Spring Lake Heights) - is a living history group presenting demonstrations, workshops & educational programs about hand-spinning, knitting & fiber arts. “Spinning Through Time” is an interactive presentation of hand-spinning & fiber arts depicting various time periods in NJ’s 350-year history. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate spinning on both spindle wheels & flyer wheels as well as the preparation & dyeing of wool & various knitting techniques. www.thewoolmerchantsdaughter.wordpress.com
Yvonne Eason (Furlong, PA) - will portray Sojourner Truth, former slave and itinerant preacher. She will interact with the visiting public, speaking & answering questions. Ms. Eason will also deliver the well-known "Ain't I a Woman" address.