Genealogy…Get Ready, Get Set, Get Going! with Central Jersey Genealogy Club
Genealogists Carol Scheaffer & Nancy Nelson of the Central Jersey Genealogical Club will teach participants how to organize and begin researching your family history by digging into your family archives for photos, documents, diaries, journals and oral histories to help tell your story. You will also learn how to use vital, immigration and military records; church and local records; and online sources. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited.
Admission $10 per person, Members Free, Children 12 and Under Free.
Beginner Rug Hooking Class with Cheryl Halliday 1 to 4 pm
Museum open for tours 1 to 4 pm
Have you ever wanted to learn rug hooking? Now’s your chance! Cheryl Halliday, a member of the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild and an award-winning McGown certified instructor, will introduce participants to the art and tradition of rug hooking, and allow you to create your own masterpiece. Pre-registration by March 12 required. Limited to 14 adults per class. Age 18 and older. $70 per person. Please register directly with Therese Shick, Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild, at 908-735-7985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild was founded in April 1977. It currently has over 130 members from nine states. The mission of the Guild is to perpetuate the tradition and art of rug hooking, to encourage creativity, to provide the means for an exchange of ideas and information and to promote educational activities to enhance the interest in rug hooking. Monthly meetings in Flemington, New Jersey offer programs for someone new to rug hooking as well as the seasoned artisan. Members have opportunities to participate in hooking demonstrations, rug exhibits, rug camps and “hook-ins”. A supportive environment is provided for those new to the craft and for those looking to refine their technique.
For more information about the Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild, visit http://hcrag.com/index.html
Open House: Museum Open 1 to 4 PM
Walk in the footsteps of Generals George Washington and Henry Knox. See where some of America’s first Dutch farmers staked their claims in the new world. Learn more about America’s first military training academy. It’s all here at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum in Bedminster, New Jersey, just off Routes 78 and 287 in Somerset County.
Docents are available at the house to provide information on the history and furnishings of the house. Additional information can be found on printed material available in every room and on the website, which can be viewed on all mobile devices to enable a self-guided tour.
The museum is open on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person; Members Free; Children 12 and Under Free. For more information, click here or download the JVH brochure here.
2 pm Morristown National Historical Park Auditorium
Without a doubt, the duel between former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr is the most famous duel in American history. On July 11, 1804, the two political rivals met on a dueling ground in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton’s shot went high—perhaps deliberately, perhaps not. Burr’s shot hit Hamilton in his abdomen, pierced his liver, and lodged in his spine. He died the next day. Listen as Alexander Hamilton, portrayed by Eben Kuhns, retells the story charged with political rivalry and personal animosity between the two. Admission is free, however pre-registration is required at www.jvanderveerhouse.org.
Paint & Sip
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Learn to paint with Center for Contemporary Art’s Priscilla Flores as she guides you through the creative process. Relax and unwind with friends as you learn painting styles and techniques while creating your own masterful design using acrylics on canvas. Cost of the program is $35 or Members $25.
Includes supplies for painting and sipping!