Area Events

 

Saturdays in October – Morgan Farm Museum and Farm Stand, 903 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove.  Museum: This special property is a 14 acre site that was farmed continuously from the mid-1800’s until 1985 when Courtenay Morgan donated the farm to the Township of Cedar Grove.  Today the house functions as a museum depicting it much as it was in the early 1900’s, with related farm equipment in the barn.  Visitors are welcome on Saturdays 10 a.m to 1 p.m through the last Saturday in October or by appointment. Individual and group tours are welcome. Email Julie Ostering at 2JVO@comcast.net or Jean Jaeger at jeanjaeger@optonline.net. to make an appointment. You can also leave a message on the Historical Society’s phone, 973-239-5414.  Farm Stand:  Produce grown with organic practices is grown right at Morgan’s Farm and sold each Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. through the end of October.  For more information go to the Morgans Farm Stand Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MorgansFarmStand.

Friday October 20 and Friday October 27, 7 pm or 9 pm – Liberty Hall Museum, Union, NJ. Candlelight Ghost Tours.  Enjoy a spine-tingling candelit tour of historic Liberty Hall, guided by staff members who recant tales of eerie happenings at the house. Costs $20 for adults, $13 for children ages 10-16. Call 908-527-0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu for reservations.

Thursday October 26, 7:30 pm – Cedar Grove Historical Society Monthly Meeting, Cedar Grove Library. Gotcha Snapshots that Made History” presented by Jim DelGiudice. In this program Mr. DelGiudice will look at photos that changed history by accident–why a snapshot of Abe Lincoln’s tousled hair, for example helped him gain him the presidency, but one of Gary Hart on a yacht lost if for him.  Along with each image the historical context will be discussed – how and why the event happened and what its was that made the photographer say “Gotcha!’  A short business meeting will be held before the program.