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April 30-May 1—Pathways of History and Weekend in Old Monmouth
April 30-May 1 -- Morris County
Pathways of History
More than four
centuries of Morris County history and culture will be on display during
the family-friendly Pathways of History tourSaturday, April 30, and
Sunday, May 1, noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Volunteers will be on
hand to provide the history and significance of the nearly two dozen
participating sites. Check back frequently for more information at www.PathwaysofHistoryNJ.net.
of History Tour
Travel back in
time to an 18th-century Quaker Meeting House, an early 19th-century farming
community or a mid-19th-century Methodist Camp Meeting, all
within Morris County, during this year’s “Pathways of History Tour.” This
free, two-day event on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, will feature
27 museums and sites representing the themes of New Jersey and the
histories of immigration/migration; Native Americans of New Jersey, past
and present; and historic preservation.
www.pathwaysofhistorynj.net for the hours and day each site is
available plus a tour guide, including site listings and their planned
activities in printable and mobile formats. Morris County Historical
Society’s Acorn Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 1, in support of local
Long Valley to Ledgewood, Chester to Chatham, the weekend-long family
friendly event offers something for everyone.
April 30 and May 1 -- Pathways in Morris County
Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will
participate in the Pathways of History Tourin Morris County. This
two-day family-friendly, admission-free event features self-guided
tours of 27 landmark sites. The Jefferson Township Museum will be open on
both days of the Pathways tour on Saturday, April 30, from Noon to 4:00
PM and on Sunday, May 1, from Noon to 4:00 PM. Jefferson’s
exhibit will feature “The Grand Tour Victorian Travel Writers and Faraway
Places.” Tours will be conducted by docents and guides dressed
Victorian-era attire and will discuss Victorian authors and their tales of
distant places, travel writers, foreign correspondents and travelers, their
tools and the trade and letters home. On-site parking is available at
the Jefferson Fire Department #1 on Milton Road on Saturday. Parking
on Sunday will be available across the street at the Milton United
Methodist Church from 1 to 4.
Jefferson Museum is located at 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson, NJ. Miss
Elizabeth’s Shoppe, located in the original kitchen of the museum, will
be open to visitors.
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April 30-May 1 -- Morris County
Society is joining the twelfth year of the Pathways of History Tour.
Over twenty historic venues in Morris County will welcome you on April 30th
and May 1st. We hope you will join us on Sunday, May 1, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Boonton
when the Historical Society will open two venues for the tour:
The Boonton Museum, 210 Main Street, Boonton
Sunday, May 1 --
HISTORY AT RED BRICK SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM
May 1, 10:00 to
The Red Brick
Schoolhouse Museum will again be part of Morris County’s premier free
self-guided tour of museums and historic sites. Visit the museum to see our
special displays about the Lenape People and our historic preservation work
on the Red Brick Schoolhouse and the Averett Corn Crib. Learn how
immigrants helped create Chatham Township and have continued to contribute
to the township’s character throughout its history.
Sunday, May 1 --
HISTORY TOUR 2022
House, 16 Village Road, New Vernon, New Jersey
Open Sunday, May 1, 10AM-4PM
The Pathways of History Tour 2022
showcases 27 historic homes and museums highlighting almost 300 years of
Morris County history. Knowledgeable docents will greet you at each stop on
the tour. With free admission at all locations, the Pathways of
History Tour is an excellent idea for a family outing on this Spring
weekend. The venues are open on different days. Please visit www.PathwaysofHistoryNJ.net for maps and details on times and dates.
Tunis-Ellicks House was builtwas built in 1795. It is an example of an early East Jersey Cottage
which includes a 19th century parlor garden containing varieties
of herbs and perennials. An exhibit of Native American Artifacts found
locally will be on exhibit in the house. Also open for the tour will be the
Tramp House built in 1876 which provided temporary refuge for homeless
wanderers post-Civil War.
to the events listed above, from Noon to 4PM there will be family
friendly activities. General George Washington (portrayed
by Sam Davis) will pay a visit to the house and greeting visitors. Join him
for a reading of George Washington and the General’s Dog at
1PM, 2PM & 3PM. Enjoy a Colonial wool spinning demonstration. Join
a butter churning demonstration and churn your own butter.
Tunis-Ellicks House is on the State and National Register of Historic
Places as part of the New Vernon Historic District.
Sunday, May 1 --
May is Historic Preservation
Month. The Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation is participating in Pathways of
History Morris County Annual Historic Tours Weekend.
Sunday, May 1, from 10 am to 4pm.
Admission is free to
all 23 nonprofit, historic sites on the tour. The Foundation is sponsoring
the New Jersey Region Antique Club of America Spring Meet and Show
at Lakeview School on Cooper Road across from the Farm 9 am to 3 pm. A
small admission is normally charged for visitors and a
NJAACA registration charge for show cars.
Self-guided tours of the
Ayres/Knuth Farm historic farm complex and the tenant house, which has not
been open for several years, are being offered. The exterior of the tenant
house has recently been restored. In addition, the Ford Model A
Club will have about a dozen cars on display by the
farmhouse. The Denville Fire Department’s antique fire engine, Ole
Betsey, will be at the barns along with tractors and farm equipment.
Parking will be available
at the New Hope Church next to Lakeview School, lower/wider Cooper Road,
Birch Run Avenue and nearby streets, and at the historic farmstead.
Union Hill Farms will be open for business. The soccer field parking lot
may have Show Cars. No parking at Lakeview School during the Car Meet.