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October 2018

Tavernfest

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tavern Museum at Allen House, 400 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 United States
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Gather with us on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 7-10 pm at the Allen House, Shrewsbury, NJ  (c.1710) for Tavernfest!  This event at the former Blue Ball Tavern of Colonial times will provide revelers with a casual evening of spirits, music, and fare! Purchase Your Tickets Here! On October 12, 2018, exactly 120 years since the founding of the Monmouth County Historical Association, the Annual Tavernfest will kick off a year-long celebration of the organization’s milestone anniversary.  The 18th century…

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November 2018

Special Exhibit Reception

November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monmouth County Historical Association, 70 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
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Join us for a reception on Sunday November 4 at our museum in Freehold to celebrate the opening of two new exhibits. Attendees will have the opportunity to view "A Family Reunited: The Conover Portraits" and "Polite and Useful Education: Pictorial Needlework Embroidery" and hear curatorial remarks on the background and significance of each installation. Portrait of William I. Conover (1836 - 1902) by George Henry Durrie. Gift of Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, 1939. "A Family Reunited: The Conover Portraits"…

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Exhibition Closing

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monmouth County Historical Association, 70 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
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Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers will close after exploring the impact of Superstorm Sandy on Monmouth County for over a year on Saturday, November 24, 2018. To commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the natural disaster, Monmouth County Historical Association prepared our first ever crowd-sourced exhibition, hearing the story of Sandy from those who lived through it. Those involved in the exhibit spent the better part of a year collecting photographs and artifacts and conducting oral history interviews in order to allow…

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December 2018

Mistletoe

December 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748 United States
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Be of good cheer! The Taylor-Butler House is decking its halls and throwing open its doors for the 2nd Annual Mistletoe Please join friends old and new on Saturday, December 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 at this Victorian gem in the heart of historic Middletown for libations, revelry and a carol or two. Come join in the merriment! Purchase tickets HERE! P For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deanna Wilson at dwilson@monmouthhistory.org or (732) 462-1466 x19.  

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January 2019

120th Annual Meeting

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave
Red Bank, NJ 07701 United States
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We hope to see you at our 120th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2019! We will be meeting at the Two River Theater at 7 pm for a brief business meeting to elect new Trustees, recap 2018, and share our plan for 2019. The business meeting will be followed by remarks from our guest speaker, Eileen Chapman, Director of  The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.  Eileen will talk about how the Archives started,…

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February 2019

RED – A Ladies Valentine Luncheon

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road
Rumson, NJ 07760 United States
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Monmouth County Historical Association

Join us February 7, 2019 for our Annual Red Ladies Valentine Luncheon at the Rumson Country Club. Shop boutique vendors featuring unique items ranging from jewelry and clothing to home décor. Bid on a wide variety of auction items and take a chance (or two) on the grand prize! All proceeds from Red benefit the important work of the Association. Celebrate your friends while supporting a good cause! Purchase tickets HERE! For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deanna Wilson at dwilson@monmouthhistory.org…

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March 2019

Open Hearth – Open House

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Covenhoven House, 150 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
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Join us at the Covenhoven House on Saturday, March 23 for our Open Hearth- Open House. Take a tour of the historic house, enjoy 18th-century recipes cooked on the hearth, and period children's games outside. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors will be transported back in time as costumed interpreters demonstrate how food was prepared in an eighteenth-century open-hearth kitchen at the Covenhoven House in Freehold. Featuring a rotating theme and menu, this program offers visitors…

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April 2019

Wool Days

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - April 28 @ 3:00 pm
Holmes-Hendrickson House, 62 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733 United States
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Become a part of 18th-century farm life during our Wool Days Spring Festival at  Holmes-Hendrickson House in Holmdel, activities include wool carding, spinning, and weaving demonstrations, as well as indigo dyeing. Join us on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 12-3 pm for our Annual Wool Days Spring Festival. Start at Longstreet Farm for sheep-shearing, then take a wagon ride to the Holmes-Hendrickson House for activities! The event is free and open to the public. Wool Days Spring…

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May 2019

Weekend In Old Monmouth

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Come visit MCHA at all of our locations during Weekend in Old Monmouth! All five historic houses will be open on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, May 5 from 12 - 5 pm. Admission is free at all locations. Museum - 70 Court St, Freehold Covenhoven House - 150 W. Main St, Freehold Allen House - 400 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury Marlpit Hall - 137 Kings Hwy, Middletown Taylor-Butler House - 127 Kings Hwy, Middletown…

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J. McLaughlin Shop and Sip

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
J. McLaughlin, 15 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
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Shop your favorite styles from J.McLaughlin and support MCHA! Join us on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8 pm and 15% of sales will be donated to MCHA in support of our 44th Annual Garden Party! Hope to see you there!

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June 2019

18th Century Jacket Workshop

June 15 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748 United States
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$20 – $150

Join us for a 2-day workshop in 18th-century women's jacket construction! Put your own modern twist on the garment or create a bespoke piece using historically accurate construction methods. Jackets were "undress" wear in the 18th century and the silhouette of the jacket used in the workshop will be the creative starting point for your own designer garment. Included in the workshop are: the jacket pattern, instructions, muslin for fitting, lunch, and pattern grading instructions. On Saturday evening, opt-in for…

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Garden Party

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Plans are underway for the Monmouth County Historical Association’s 44th Annual Garden Party to be held the afternoon of Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the historic Mostly Oaks in Rumson. Continuing the Garden Party tradition, the Association is delighted to be honoring Charles “Chuck” Jones III, Ed.D, former Interim Director and Association Trustee, for his remarkable commitment and service over so many years to MCHA. Come support MCHA and celebrate a deserving honoree while enjoying a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and…

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July 2019

4th of July

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tavern Museum at Allen House, 400 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 United States
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Celebrate our Nation's independence as the colonists did. Join your neighbors at 10 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in a shared reading of the Declaration of Independence and then enjoy tours of Allen House (built c. 1710) given by costumed interpreters. Refreshments reminiscent of the Colonial era will be available to guests on this day of camaraderie and patriotism. Sponsorship for this event is still available. Please contact Special Event Coordinator Deanna Wilson at dwilson@monmouthhistory.org or call 732-462-1466 x…

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August 2019

Revolutionary Rave

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748 United States
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Join Us! Join us for an afternoon of musik, games, and revelry 18th-century style at our 2nd Annual Revolutionary Rave on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 1-4 pm at the Taylor-Butler House! Travel back in time and experience a bit of 18th century social entertainment. Enjoy live musik, learn popular dance steps of the period and try your luck at cards or other historic games! Light refreshments and tasty treats will be served. MCHA’s Marlpit Hall c. 1686, located adjacent…

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