NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum to Visit the SPIRIT of the JERSEYS
The Mobile Museum offers a dramatic multimedia exhibition created around the theme — “Make a Difference.” Through images, artifacts, film, and interactive elements, visitors can explore the ways that Hall of Fame inductees have changed the state and the world: as innovators, as leaders, and as voices for the voiceless—often against overwhelming odds. Among the inductees are Bruce Springsteen, Carl Lewis, Frank Sinatra, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Susan Sarandon and Bon Jovi.
Get Your Heirloom Appraised!
Ever wonder what that family heirloom is worth? Find out by bringing your item to the Fair & have it appraised by the Associated Antiques Dealers of NJ. Appraisals are free. Donations are welcome to support the AADNJ’s scholarship program. No jewelry, fine art, weapons or firearms, or large furniture please.
The Importance of Beer in Early America
Frank McMahon, a beer historian & professional brewer, will demonstrate 18th century beer making utilizing reproductions of historic technology typical of farmhouse brewing.
Roy Justice – Singing Historian
A Little history, a little mystery, and a lot of fun!
Mr. Justice has been exploring American history through music and storytelling for over 30 years! Come and enjoy his performances as he entertains visitors with a unique blend of 19th canal songs and storytelling.
Jane Peters Estes will present a tongue-in-cheek look at death and dying in the Victorian era. Her program delves into the mourning customs of the period, covering everything from the dying words of famous individuals to headstone epitaphs. Although the topic may be “deadly”, many portions of the program are humorous.
David Messineo, Poet
David Messineo, Publisher/Poetry Editor of Sensations Magazine - poet, historian & 2009 New Jersey State Jefferson Award for Public Service recipient - presents his original poetry based on research of American history, from his eighth published poetry collection, Historiopticon. Poems presented will focus primarily on NJ history, including his poems "Announcing New Jersey: 1664" & “American Bicentennial”.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see America’s pastime played according to 19th century rules. Dressed in period uniforms and using period equipment, the Hoboken Nine will be playing the Elizabeth Resolutes.
19th Century Photography
John Bernaski will demonstrate Civil War era wet plate photography using original and authentic formulas, procedures & equipment. He will outline the general history of the process & answer visitors’ questions.
Susan McLellan Plaisted is the proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Heart to Hearth Cookery will provide two demonstrators interpreting Lenape agricultural practices, foodways, cordage & fishing on the banks of the Delaware River, as well as a hearth cook for the Nelson House.
Robert Mouland Performs
Robert Mouland is a rare musician - a combination of performer, historian and storyteller who uses period instruments and clothing to educate and entertain in a variety of settings with an unparalleled authenticity. Come and enjoy the music from America’s war for independence & discover that it consists of far more than “Yankee Doodle”. For example, George Washington’s favorite marching tune was actually a dance melody called Jamaica.
Levram the Great
Back for a second year, Levram the Great will delight audiences with his funny antics and sleight of hand. He is a simple-minded Colonial Conjurer who claims to have traveled the world and performed for the heads of state (as well as their feet)!