19th Century Photography
John Bernaski will demonstrate Civil War era wet plate photography using original and authentic formulas, procedures & equipment. He will outline the general history of the process & answer visitors’ questions.
Listen to the Music of America’s Civil War Era
Charlie Zahm will entertain visitors with music of America’s Civil War era. His songbook will include Scottish, Irish & traditional American songs. He will be joined by fiddler extraordinaire Tad Marks.
Catch the NJ Wheelmen riding their antique big wheels & learn about the history of these antique bikes.
Susan McLellan Plaisted is the proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Heart to Hearth Cookery will demonstrate & interpret Lenape foodways.
Come Fly with the Music of Frank Sinatra
Jonni Drue will perform the music of NJ’s own Frank Sinatra. Come hear the songs that made Sinatra a household figure and an American musical icon.
Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus & Wahoo Medicine Show
You won’t want to miss this hilariously funny & entertaining performance! You will be enthralled by the heart stopping, death defying feats of Phydeaux’s famous acrobatic fleas & tremble in awe at the inimitable life changing scientific wonder of the age, Chief Wahoo Miracle Elixer. The show is a delectable slice of 19th century Americana.
NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum to Visit the SPIRIT of the JERSEYS
The Mobile Museum offers a dramatic multimedia exhibition created around the theme — “Make a Difference.” Through images, artifacts, film, and interactive elements, visitors can explore the ways that Hall of Fame inductees have changed the state and the world: as innovators, as leaders, and as voices for the voiceless—often against overwhelming odds. Among the inductees are Bruce Springsteen, Carl Lewis, Frank Sinatra, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Susan Sarandon and Bon Jovi.
Oh Freedom! Exhibit
At the dawn of the American Revolution, the chains of enslaved & oppressed blacks clanged while cries for political freedom from British
rule rang. This exhibit explores the role of Blacks in the American Revolution.
Shop the MarketPlace
Browse the MarketPlace for books on the history of NJ or purchase a hand-crafted item.
The Flemington Neshanocks, Elizabeth Resolutes & the Hoboken Nine will play a base ball match according to the rules of the 1860s & 1870s. Period equipment & uniforms will be featured.
NJ National Guard Army Band
NJ National Guard Army Band will play a variety of music from the big band era to Sousa’s marches to some NJ rock and roll contemporaries.
FDR’s CCC Boys
Rich Pawling will portray Elmer Leininger whose son was in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. He will talk about the work his son did & how his son's salary helped get the Leiningers through hard times.