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Events for Saturday April 27, 2019

White City Amusement Park with Historian Jim Colello, Jr

Saturday April 27, 2019
9:30 AM

Let’s go to the White City Amusement Park with historian Jim Colello, Jr, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. (afternoon tour filled). White City Mansion, home of Suzy and Turner Abbott, overlooks Spring Lake, Roebling Park. Location: 301 Harrison Ave. Hamilton, NJ 08610 In the early twentieth century the White City Amusement Park was enormously popular. Historian Jim Colello Jr., native of Hamilton, NJ, has written about this abandoned Park, dubbed “The Coney Island of New Jersey,” and will talk about its fascinating history and point out sites of the old park that can be viewed from the balcony of this historic home. Parking is available on Harrison Ave. or McClellan Ave., and also in parking lot at foot of Sewall Ave. Allow 10 minutes to walk back up hill to Sewell Ave., and note that the mansion cannot be reached via the concrete staircase from the park. Registration required: please email by noon Fri. 4/26, info@abbottmarshlands.org. Free of charge; donations appreciated.

For info see: www.abbottmarshlands.org

Princeton University Eating Clubs Tour

Saturday April 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join author Clifford Zink on a walking tour of Princeton University’s majestic eating clubs. Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the sixteen Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to tour the inside of three clubs.

Location Colonial Club, 40 Prospect Avenue

Click here for more information

Wargame of the Battle of Trenton, Washington Crossing State Park

Saturday April 27, 2019
1:00 PM

The Battle of Trenton will be recreated by using miniature figures, dice and “Flint & Steel” rules developed by Richard Kane who will also be managing the game. Visitors can observe and some will be able to participate as the historic military commanders by issuing orders to their military units. As Colonel Rall can you save the Hessians from being captured by General Washington? It’s your chance to change history! The Battle of Trenton will be recreated at 1 PM at the Visitor Center Museum at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, New Jersey

The Visitor Center Museum can be reached from I-95 by taking the Trenton/Lambertville Exit (this is the first exit in N.J. heading north and the last exit heading south). Head north on Route 29 for 2 ½ miles and turn right at the first traffic light. Park Entrance will be on your left in a ½ mile. Enter the park and follow the signs to the Visitor Center Museum. For more information call (609) 737-0623.

“George Washington Remembers New Jersey”, Rockingham Historic Site

Saturday April 27, 2019
1:30 PM

On Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 pm in the Dutch barn at Rockingham, Mr. Emerson returns once again to present “George Washington Remembers New Jersey.” Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth to Middlebrook, (and more—Rockingham!), the General spent more time here than in any other state. Join General Washington as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” In this presentation, participants will learn more about New Jersey’s role in the American Revolution from the perspective of George Washington. Refreshments will be available after the presentation and Reservations are Strongly Suggested to attend, made by calling 609-683-7132.

Rockingham is located on Rte. 603 (Laurel Ave./Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd.), one mile north of Rte. 27 in Kingston and one mile south of Rte. 518 in Rocky Hill. Visit the website, www.rockingham.net for further information.

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