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2017-04-29 - 2017-05-13 - Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
Saturday May 13, 2017
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 462-9616
www.njhistoryfair.org
Email: historyfair@dep.nj.gov
Free Admission
Suggested Parking Donation/$10 per vehicle
Rain or Shine

The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS Returns to Monmouth Battlefield State Park!


Experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place at the annual SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair - a historical festival for all ages on Saturday, May 13th, Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ.


This free, award-winning event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, is a fun-filled adventure into New Jersey’s past with living history demonstrations, military re-enactors, tours, exhibits, period music and dance, and historical organizations and museums from around the state.


This year’s fair will commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI with several special programs including music of the era, a one-man stage production featuring President Woodrow Wilson and a reading of New Jersey poet Joyce Kilmer’s poetry. Other exciting new programs will feature the Princeton Swing Dancers and a presentation on Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII.


There are plenty of hands-on activities for kids and adults, from participating in historical games to plowing a furrow or participating in a military drill. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet such historical figures as Harriet Tubman, President Teddy Roosevelt, Alice Paul, Dr. James Still, Walt Whitman, President Woodrow Wilson, Molly Pitcher and George Washington.


One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. The park preserves a splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a Visitor Center with exhibits and media programs that interpret the Battle of Monmouth and its impact on America’s fight for independence from England. The park is easily accessible from Routes 9 and 33.


For more information and a complete list of activities about the Fair, visit http://www.njhistoryfair.org/ or call (732) 462-9616.


The Fair is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Historic Sites, Division of Parks and Forestry, and its partners.

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, founded in 1984, is a member-supported, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey. Its headquarters, the Eden Woolley House, is one of the few 18th century structures still in existence in the Township and is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday Evenings (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 through December 15) and the first and second Sundays of each month (1p.m. to 4 p.m.). The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The Museum is also 100% volunteer supported, with no paid staff. The Museum maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information, please call 732-531-2136 or visit our website at http://www.OceanMuseum.org or our other web locations listed below.


Funding for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.
Funding has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission
Painting and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with financial assistance from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust
Township of Ocean Historical Museum Located in the Historic Eden Wooley House
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516
(732) 531-2136
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