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2017 SPECIAL FEATURES

 

The Sea Dogs Sing!

Come listen to a band of pirates sing their shanties and songs of the sea.  Learn about a pirate’s life & sailing in around NJ.

 

Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing
Carol Simon Levin will present a program on Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII. She became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the War & the first woman in the world to fly a jet airplane!

 

 

 

 


Play Ball!

The Flemington Neshanocks, Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club, Hoboken Nine and United Base Ball Club of Trenton will play a baseball  match according to the rules of the 1860s & 1870s.  Period equipment & uniforms will be featured.

 

 


It’s Live and It’s on Radio!

Vince Turner presents “SPAM TIME” a fictional U.S. Army radio & live show that is modeled on actual entertainment presented to U.S. military personnel from WWII to the Vietnam War era. SPAM Time will provide a full day of pre-recorded & live musical entertainment that includes actual recordings & announcements from various archival sources.

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 


The Fort Delaware Cornet Band

Wearing authentic Union uniforms of the Civil War & performing on period instruments, this brass band will entertain visitors throughout the day. Come sit a spell & enjoy the music!

 

 

 

 

 


Meet a “Colonial” Brewer

Historian, beer lover & colonial reenactor Rich Wagner will make his second appearance at the Fair.  Watch as he demonstrates the process of making beer in the 1600s.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Lenape Foodways

 

Lenape Foodways
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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