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A Civil War Living History Event
70 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Saturday, September 20
10am - 5pm
Sunday, September 21
10am - 4pm
The encampment, organized by the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Company D reenactors group, will include games for children such as military marches, ball & cup, sack races and rope jumping. Reenactors, both Union and Confederate soldiers, will engage visitors as they practice their military drills and demonstrations and answer questions about the life of a Civil War soldier. Ongoing activities featured throughout the day include: demonstrations of rug making, chair caning, hat box making, doll making, and cooking over the open fire using recipes from the mid-nineteenth century. Also to be demonstrated will be a tea ceremony and period dancing. Civil War era toys and models of actual naval vessels will be on display and Mary Todd Lincoln will be on hand to talk about her husband, President Lincoln and her White House experiences. Sutlers will be selling their reproduction Civil War era wares. Join us!
Historically Speaking Lecture Series
"There Used to be a Railroad..."
A Presentation by Michael McCann
Tuesday, September 23, 7pm
2 Monmouth Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
In "there used to be a railroad..." the viewer is taken on a flight across the Garden State of the 1920s, '30s and '40s and its once extensive network of railroads from the first - the Camden and Amboy with its State-sanctioned monopoly, to the last mainline built in New Jersey - the Delaware Lackawanna and Western's 'Delaware Cutoff,' across which Phoebe Snow once whisked travelers to Buffalo. "there used to be a railroad..." captures steam engines en route to Morris County's Mount Hope iron mines; hauling coal and freight on the Central of New Jersey and Lehigh Valley Lines; the railroad whose route was sanctioned by President Lincoln over the objection of the U.S. Army, and the tracks laid overnight to bring a dying President Garfield to the one-time summer capital by the sea, Long Branch, NJ! From the New York Susquehanna & Western's crossing of the Delaware from Pahaquarry Township, Warren County to Experiment Mills, PA, to the Pennsylvania Railroad's terminus at Cape May Point's Northwest Magnesite Plant, there used to be a railroad. .
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