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Middlesex County History Day Brings Past to Life with Crafts and Demonstrations

May 24, 2016
​Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Old Town Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway.

​History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village for a site-wide celebration filled with demonstrations, performances and other family-friendly activities.

Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, yarn spinning, weaving, chair caning, antique clocks, lacemaking and 19th-century decorative painting techniques.

The History Tent will feature exhibits and displays that will be brought to life by the members of 25 historical societies and groups.

Several musicians will perform 18th-century music throughout the day. For the first time, carriage rides through Johnson Park will be offered from noon to 4 p.m.

“We are excited to present our second History Day, which offers something for everyone,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “This is a great way for a family to spend time together, enjoy our beautiful village, and see history brought to life.”

“This event’s approach is fun and enjoyable and will teach our residents of all ages a little about our important place in American History,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. 

History Day will be held rain or shine and is offered free of charge with no advance registration required. 

For further information, or directions, please call 732-745-3030, ext. 311. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial
732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System.  East Jersey Old Town Village is an accessible site.  An Assistive Listening System will be in use during programs.  An American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request.  Wheelchairs are available upon request for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the event.
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