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Crosswicks Book Club - The Gardens of Covington

Adult, Book Group

The Crosswicks Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month.  May's book is The Gardens of Covington by Joan Medlicott.  New members

Tue, May. 26 (7:30pm) Crosswicks

The Distaff Muse

Adult

What qualities define the 18th Century Woman? Virtue? Piety? Gentility? Spirit? Wit? Fortitude? Resignation? Passion? Historical interpreter Stacy F. Roth explores the private thoughts and popular image of women of the 18th century through songs, quotations, poetry and prose.

Sat, May. 30 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Captain Thomas Webb: 18th Century Methodist Lay Preacher

Kids, Family

Experience the enthusiasm and dramatic vigor of the colorful former British officer and early Methodist lay preacher who, using Burlington County as a base and wearing his distinctive green eye patch, was the inspiration for the founding of some of the earliest Methodist churches in this country

Sat, Jun. 20 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Colonial Era Bottles

Adult

Explore the world of Colonial-era glass production and bottle collection with Joe Butewicz, President of the New Jersey Antique Bottle Club, through the excavation of an 18th century Philadelphia privy.

Sat, Jun. 27 (12:00pm) Mount Holly

Crosswicks Book Club - To Kill a Mockingbird

Adult, Book Group

The Crosswicks Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month.  June's book is To Kill a Mo

Tue, Jun. 30 (7:30pm) Crosswicks

Here Comes Ben Franklin!

Kids, Family

Meet Benjamin Franklin, a man with some interesting Burlington County connections. Watch him relive the adventures of his younger days and learn about his amazing and varied experiences as a runaway, a printer, an experimenter in science (especially electricity) and as a statesman.

Sat, Jul. 11 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Decoding the Past

Adult

Handle museum artifacts and try to determine what they are and how they were used in the past. Share your own stories and reminiscences. For senior citizens. Presented by Meg Wastie of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.

Fri, Jul. 24 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Creating Colonial Toys

Kids, Family

Come play some games that Colonial children loved, including the Game of Graces, hoop rolling, and the cup and ball game. Make a set of the Game of Graces to take home. Ages 5 and up.

Registration is required. Please call 609-267-7111 to register.

Sat, Jul. 25 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Early American Schoolhouse

Adult

Discover what it was like to attend a one room schoolhouse in Colonial times and share your memories of early school experiences. For senior citizens. Presented by Meg Wastie of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.

Registration is required. Please call 609-267-7111 to register.

Sat, Aug. 1 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Colonial Frolick

Adult, Teen, Kids, Family

Stacy Roth and music therapist/trumpeter Flora Newberry present their favorite rhymes, riddles, rounds, ditties, instruments, and dances from the 17th and 18th centuries. For kids, their parents, and their grandparents. Audience participation is encouraged!

Sat, Aug. 8 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Theorem Painting

Kids, Family

Theorem painting, or painting with the aid of stencils, was a popular form of folk art in the 18th and 19th centuries. Theorem painting is most often done on white velvet fabric, which gives the painting a soft, lovely depth.

Sat, Aug. 15 (1:00pm) Mount Holly

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Kids, Family

Colonial clothing is explained along with a demonstration of the clothing worn by a colonial child. Participants will card and spin wool and go home with handspun bracelets. Ages 5 and up.

Registration is required. Please call 609-267-7111 to register.

Sat, Aug. 22 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Corn Husk Dolls

Kids, Family

Recycled artist Holly Dolye will present a brief history of the corn husk doll, how they were constructed and why they were an important part of the harvest season. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own corn husk dolls, complete with colonial costumes. For ages 9 and up.

Sat, Aug. 29 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Paper Marbling

Kids, Family

Learn about the history of paper marbling and its use in books. Take a tour of the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences and try your hand at this fascinating art form. For ages 5 and up.

Registration is required. Please call 609-267-7111 to register.

Sat, Sep. 19 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Who's Got the Jug?

Kids, Family

Learn about the history of pottery in the early American period and then make your own vessel to take home with you. Ages 7 and up.

Registration is required. Please call 609-267-7111 to register.

Sponsored by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

Sat, Sep. 26 (1:00pm) Mount Holly

Colonial Life

Kids, Family

Through hands-on show and tell methods, get a feeling for what day-to-day life was like for colonists in the Burlington County area in the days before the American Revolution. Both 18th century reproductions and actual period artifacts will be used.

Sat, Oct. 3 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Good Old Colony Times

Adult

Join historical interpreter and balladeer Stacy Roth for songs and anecdotes celebrating love, courtship, marriage, sex, work, current events, and politics in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Registration is required. Please call 609-267-7111 to register.

Sat, Oct. 17 (11:00am) Mount Holly

Stranger Among Saints: Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower

Adult

Stephen Hopkins was no Saint (as the separatist founders of Plymouth Colony referred to their congregation, the Church of Saints), but his previous experience in the New World made him a useful and respected member of the group of New England settlers popularly known as "the Pilgrims." Find out a

Sat, Nov. 14 (11:00am) Mount Holly

A Midwinter Night's Dream: Tales of Christmas Past

Adult

How did the diverse people of Colonial America celebrate Christmas? Storyteller David Emerson – through anecdote and story – explores ancient seasonal customs that found their way to the Colonies – despite the best efforts of Puritans and Protestants to stamp them out!

Sat, Nov. 21 (12:00pm) Mount Holly

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