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Bringing awareness to historic sites around the country.
Bringing awareness to historic sites around the country.

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Lots of events this #weekend in #NewJersey! Check out Vineland Founder's Day, the 3rd Annual Base Ball Classic in Nutley, Armed Forces Day at the Whippany Railway Museum, Rockingham Historic Site's Annual Children's Day, Walnford Day at Historic Walnford, Warren County Preservation Day, Pinkster at the Bergen County Historical Society, and much more! Get all the details here: https://goo.gl/JMXRxP #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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Today, Preservation New Jersey announced announced its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in #NewJersey on the front steps of the State House in Trenton. Sites this year include the Trumbauer/Abele Greenhouse Complex at Duke Farms (Hillsborough), King George Inn (Warren), and Colemantown Meeting House/Jacob’s Chapel (Mount Laurel). See the full list and challenges facing each site here: https://goo.gl/h18rt5 #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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#tombstonetuesday Grave of Private Aaron Pool (April 20, 1828 - October 27, 1888) at Drakestown United Methodist Cemetery in Washington Township (Morris County), #NewJersey. He was a member of Company G, 31st New Jersey Volunteers. The 31st Regiment, New Jersey Infantry was organized at Flemington and mustered in September 17, 1862. When Pool passed away, he was a resident of Byram Township (Sussex County). #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #CivilWar

This week, enter to win a copy of "Tenafly (Images of America)" by Paul J. Stefanowicz and published by Arcadia Publishing. Click here to enter: https://goo.gl/sEsnYn
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Preservation News: "More than 100 people came to see a ground breaking ceremony which will lead to more renovations and improvements at the Ford-Faesch House in Rockaway Township, #NewJersey on Saturday, May 6." Read more here: http://www.newjerseyhills.com/the_citizen/news/renovations-continue-at-rockaway-township-historic-home/article_90da2ada-ca96-5497-a1bd-3ef1963d1243.html #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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#markyourcalendar: This weekend there are three events at Sandy Hook, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, in Monmouth County, #NewJersey, presented by the members of the Army Ground Forces Association. The association is preserving, restoring, and interpreting Fort Hancock’s history during World War II. Get all the details for this year's Coastal Defense Weekend here: https://goo.gl/SjkSJg #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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This afternoon after the rain showers, we found ourselves in Drakestown, a village that spans Mount Olive and Washington Townships, #NewJersey. Ebeneezer Drake purchased 200 acres there in 1759. There was a tavern, school, post office, and the present-day Drakestown United Methodist Church, which was constructed in 1855. The church is surrounded by a small cemetery. #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory
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This week, enter to win a copy of "Tenafly (Images of America)" by Paul J. Stefanowicz and published by Arcadia Publishing. Click here to enter: https://goo.gl/sEsnYn #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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#markyourcalendar: On Sunday, May 21, at 1:30 pm, balladeer Linda Russell will perform historical music at the Old Dutch Parsonage historic site in Somerville, #NewJersey. Suggested donation of $10 and tickets must be reserved. Get more information here: https://goo.gl/ILd6rO #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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In the news: Have you ever seen “The Legend of Watchung” mural, located in Sears in Watchung, #NewJersey? The mural, painted by Garfield Hunter Jones around the time of the store’s opening in 1965, depicts the Dutch Captain Michealson alongside Chief One Feather and Princess Wetumpka of the Lenape. The mural has been a piece of borough history for over five decades, however, with the fear of Sears closing and being demolished, the future of the painting is in question. The Watchung Historical Committee has hopes of keeping the mural as is without damaging it - at a location to be determined. Read more here: http://www.newjerseyhills.com/echoes-sentinel/news/future-of-the-legend-of-watchung-mural-in-question/article_8b29d5da-5aa5-5741-b45a-19dd722c76ba.html #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory Thanks to Camille for alerting us to this!

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Today in #NJhistory: #OTD, May 11, 1779, statesman John Hart of Hopewell, #NewJersey died. Originally a farmer, he was elected to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey in 1776, sent as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress that same year, and signed Declaration of Independence. He is buried at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Hopewell. #SpreadTheHistory
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