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New Exhibit at Lambertville’s Marshall
House Museum Showcases High-Resolution Photos from 1890-1915 by John A.
Above: Lambertville on March 16, 1898, looking west along Bridge
Street toward New Hope. Photo courtesy of the Lambertville Historical
Society, original image from the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of
the Bucks County Historical Society
A new historical photography exhibit at Lambertville’s James Wilson Marshall House Museum showcases 56 images of Lambertville as it transitioned to the 20th century, remarkable portraits, and other examples of the art of John A. Anderson.
John Alexander Anderson (1829-1917), a prominent Lambertville resident and railroad executive, was an exceptional, dedicated photographer. His work communicates history and a sense of place in remarkably high resolution, thanks to his artistry and technical skill, and it holds enduring interest. In addition to the photographs, items on display include Anderson’s extraordinary scrapbook and articles he wrote about local history and photography.
The exhibit is open every Sunday from 1-4 pm at the James Wilson Marshall House Museum at 60 Bridge Street in Lambertville. The exhibit is free; donations are welcome.
The Lambertville Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes, inspires and encourages the preservation and appreciation of Lambertville’s architecture and history through education, community involvement, and through preserving and maintaining the James Wilson Marshall House. For more information, visit www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org.
Tuesday, June 21
-- Mercer County
Join us at Old
Hights Brewing Company for a premiere under the stars as we screen our
short film about the train that put Hightstown on the map!
WHEN: Tuesday, June
21; Seating starts at
7:30 pm. Show starts at 8:30 pm. WHERE: Old Hights
Brewing Company, 123 West Ward Street, Hightstown, NJ TICKETS: $12 in
advance or $15 at the door. Purchase online HERE
Hightstown Diner is
across the street. Feel free to bring food to enjoy while watching the
show! Seats will be available, but feel free to bring your own!"
Are you a
genealogist trying to locate ancestral graves? This program will introduce
the Library’s resources covering the historical funeral homes and
cemeteries that have served Plainfield over the years.
Thursday, June 23
-- Virtual and at Morris County
North Jersey Civil War Round Table
PM WHERE: Hybrid Meeting
Main Public Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany
Zoom: Please request
link at NJCivilWarRT@aol.com. Please mention that you received this
notice from the League of Historical Societies.
LEE INVADES THE NORTH
A Comparison of the Antietam and
Robert E. Lee and
his Army of Northern Virginia invaded the North twice. First, in September
1862 in a campaign that culminated in the battle of Antietam. Better known
is Lee’s second invasion that ended with the battle of Gettysburg. The two
campaigns have a number of similarities and differences and this
presentation will discuss the major ones. In both cases, the Union cause
prevailed because of Lee’s rashness and the effective leadership of the
Union army. This presentation will use a variety of photos, maps, and
graphics to illustrate the major points.
Presented by DR. BRADLEY GOFFFRIED
Dr. Brad Gottfried
received his doctorate in 1976 and then spent the next 40 years in higher
education, beginning as a full-time faculty member, and retiring in 2017 as
the President of the College of Southern Maryland. In between, he held a
variety of administrative positions at several colleges. He has written
sixteen books on the Civil War, including The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas
of the Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg and The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of
the Antietam Campaign, he is a frequent speaker. He is also an Antietam
Certified Battlefield Guide and a Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide. He is
married and has four children and seven grandchildren.
Saturday, June 25
-- Mercer County
Vintage Base Ball
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, at
11:00 AM WHERE: Greenway
Meadows Park, 275 Rosedale Road, Princeton
history of America’s favorite pastime at our annual event for the whole
family! Part game, part show, part history lesson and ALL fun, the
Flemington Neshanock and the Diamond State Base Ball Club will play a
competitive match of bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and
using 1864 rules.
invited to take batting practice using authentic replicas of 19th Century
ADMISSION: Free; registration
is not required. Bring a blanket or lawn chair – stop by for an inning or
stay for the whole game!
Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club and Brad "Brooklyn"
Shaw, who re-established the Neshanock in 2001. The original club was
founded in 1866.
Battle of Monmouth Commemorative Events,
the 244th anniversary of the
Battle of Monmouth Courthouse will be held at Monmouth Battlefield State
Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. The programs, presented
by Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, the Park support group, follow the
State Park re-enactment of the battle on June 18 and 19, the previous
Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, the longest and largest British-American
battle of the eight-year (1775-83) Revolutionary War for American
Independence, was fought on June 28, 1778, in Freehold borough and Freehold
and Manalapan townships. The State Park is located west of Freehold
borough, off business Route 33.
begin each day at 12:15 p.m. with a children’s drill on how Revolutionary
War soldiers used field cannons in battle. Living-history historian
Stacy Roth will follow at 1 p.m. on talks inside the Park Visitor Center on
Molly Pitcher, the wife of a cannoneer who carried water to wash down
cannons after their use during the battle. Guided walks will
lead unto the battlefield from the Visitor Center at 2 p.m.: on
Saturday to the hedgerow and parsonage sections, and on Sunday to the Molly
Pitcher spring overlook.
drill on how Revolutionary War soldiers used battlefield muskets will be
held throughout both days.
will close each day with a second children’s cannon drillat 2:15 p.m.
and fife and drum musicat 2:45.
farmhouse, on the east end of the State Park near Route 9 will be open 1 to
4 p.m. on both days. The building was held by the British during the
Explore the architecture of Cape May's
Historic Districtduring this new guided walking tour
New in 2022! See America’s only National Historic
Landmark City up close on the new Architectural Walking Tour, a one-hour
tour that explores Cape May’s renowned Historic District by foot. Put on
your sturdy shoes and stroll along the sidewalks of streets such as Hughes
Street, Howard Street and Columbia Avenue, with a knowledgeable guide to
show and tell what makes Victorian Cape May so interesting. See where
Victorian gamblers won or lost their shirts, where the Great Fire of 1878
burned, and learn why front porches were so important to Victorian social
life. Tour begins and ends at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.
Comfortable shoes recommended.