The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA) will host its Annual Conference on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell.
Registration will begin at 9:30 AM, to be followed by an illustrated lecture by Marta McDowell, a prize-winning author. Her talk will be entitled, “All The President’s Gardens,” after her noteworthy book.
Marta will trace the fascinating story of how the White House grounds were conceived, and how they have changed from President to President. From George Washington’s obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama’s kitchen Gardens, these landscapes became reflections of America’s trends and enthusiasm.
The GCBMA feels that they are very fortunate to have this popular lecturer headline their conference. Ms. McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Gardens. She was awarded the American Horticultural Society Book Award. The book also made The New York Times best seller list. She has been a featured speaker at venues ranging from the Chicago Botanical Gardens to the Smithsonian Institution.
The meeting will begin a 10:00 AM with a welcome by Dr. David Cowell, President of the GCBMA Board of Trustees. He will introduce Ms. McDowell, and following her lecture, there will be time for a book signing. At noon a delicious boxed lunch will be served to the participants.
TICKETS: The cost of the entire event will be $35 payable at the door. For reservations please phone Alice Gibson at 973-747-2794 or email her at email@example.com.
Trenton during the Valley Forge Winter
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, from 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Free parking is available in the Capitol Complex Parking Garage. Metered parking is also available near the museum.
ADMISSION: This program is included with our regular admission fee: $8-Adult, $6-Student/Senior, Free-Children under 6, Active U.S. Military, Members.
On Saturday, the Old Barracks Museum will break your winter cabin fever by reliving the winter of 1777-1778, when Washington’s troops were experiencing the harsh winter at Valley Forge. The Old Barracks will host 18th century carpenters, tailors, seamstresses, shoemakers, leather workers, hatters, gunsmiths, laundresses, soapmakers, clerks, and members of the local militia and Pulaski’s Legion. Old Barracks Historical Interpreters will offer introductions to the Winter of 1778 at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, and the artisans and tradesmen will be demonstrating all day, both days.
In the winter of 1777-1778, George Washington’s Army suffered through harsh winter with limited supplies at Valley Forge, PA. During that same winter, the residents of Trenton were almost overwhelmed with satisfying the Army’s manufacturing and supply demands while also trying to perform their obligations to serve in the militia. This bit of history about New Jersey’s capital city was not well known, until the publishing of “Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783”, written by local historian, Larry Kidder. The book vividly portrays Trenton as a beehive of activity that winter. Gen. Casimir Pulaski had come to town making a great many demands for leather goods and supplies for all the cavalry units under his command. The Pennsylvania State Navy had taken refuge in town, with supply demands for weapons, clothing, shoes, boots, and more to be manufactured by the many artisans in the community.
The Titanic & the Halifax Connection
WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 2pm
WHERE: Red Schoolhouse Museum, 182 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown, NJ
In the aftermath of history's most devastating nautical disaster, the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia made a valiant effort to recover victims of the RMS Titanic.
Our speaker, Sandy Gray, has spent many hours studying the retrieval process, the personal stories, and other intriguing facts. She has visited the site where most of the victims are buried. This program completes the story of RMS Titanic.
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