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Historic Walnford, a property of the Monmouth County Park System, is open all year, including THANKSGIVING! The buildings will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the gristmill will demonstrate grinding corn into cornmeal from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  For more information call: 609 259-6275.

Milling demonstrations, grinding corn into cornmeal, continue 1-4 p.m. on holidays and weekends through November 30, 2014

On exhibit through Nov 30, 2014, " The History of Harness Racing by Currier& Ives"  a traveling exhibit from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY sponsored by the CTW Foundation

November 8, 9, 15,16   "A Currier & Ives Selfie"  from 1- 4 p.m. you are invited to take photographs of family or friends in a small19th c. sleigh with Victorian accessories

Dec 7, 1-4 p.m. "Stockings Hung With Care" Drop-in to learn about holiday traditions in the early 1800s, and decorate and stitch a paper stocking to take with you.

Dec 20, 21 Gingerbread 1-4 p.m. Stop in to inhale the rich aromas and taste the sweet spiceness of a variety of Gingerbreads; prepared from 18thand 19th c. receipts. Learn about the ingredients and the evolution of this wonderful winter treat from colonial hearth to edible architecture.

January 17, 2015 Celebrating Benjamin Franklin from 1-4 p.m. From music to electricity, we'll celebrate this amazing man with some simple and fun hands-on activities based on his inventions and experiments.

February 14, 2014 Roses are Red, Violets are Blue... from 1-4 p.m. you are invited to view some lovely 19th c. Valentines and then craft your own elegant or humorous card with the array of materials provided.

Prison Museum Association & the Loyal American Regiment
December 13, 2014 - 12th annual commemoration of the Battle of Iron Works Hill in Mount Holly.  British, Hessians and Loyalists skirmish with Continental and militia forces.  Artillery demonstrations, open field cooking, English Country Dancing and more. Visit:


The 2015 NJ State History Fair is set for Saturday, May 9th at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ from 11am-5pm. The Fair will be held rain or shine.  Additional information and updates will be posted in the coming months.  Inquiries can be addressed to  or the Office of Historic Sites at 609-777-0238.



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