Area Events

Frederick Douglass Series 2017 Exhibit – now through April 28, 2018 at The American Labor Museum, Haledon,  NJ. An exhibit of contemporary paintings and drawings about the life of Frederick Douglass, slave, abolitionist, and statesman, put together by artist and teacher Mark Priest. The Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon.   Open Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.  For further information, please visit the Museum’s website or contact the museum at (973) 595-7953 or email 

March 14 – March 28, Wednesdays & Sundays – “Afternoon Tea & Tours,” at the 1764 Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy. Assorted teas and homemade desserts served in the colonial brick wine cellar ($10/Adult; $5/Child 12 & under). Served from 1-4 pm. Reservations recommended for Sundays.  Contact the museum at 732-826-5527 or visit

Sunday March 18 – Tours of the Crane House, 1 pm- 4 pm. This historic house is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA are on the hour, last tour at 3 pm. 110 Orange Road, Montclair.  Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free, good for both sites. Guided tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 1 pm.

Saturday March 24 & Sunday March 25 – Afternoon Tea at The Hermitage, 335 N. Franklin Tpke., Ho-ho-kus. Partake in a three course Afternoon tea inside the historic Gothic revival building. Courses include 3 specialty teas, scones, tea sandwiches, and dessert. Seating is available for Saturday, March 24th OR Sunday, March 25th at 1:00pm. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased here. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tel. 201-445-8311.

Friday April 27-Sunday April 29  – annual Victorian Tea at Lambert Castle. Seatings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily with a musical performance by the Four Old Parts. Admission $45. Reservations required. To reserve a seat call (973 )247-0085 ext. 201. Lambert Castle Museum is at 3 Valley Road in Paterson.

Saturday May 5 -Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation – Princeton  Historical Society. A one-day workshop given by the Historic Preservation at MARCH. The workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism. Cost is $75.00, space is limited.

For information visit  or call  856-225-6875.