Holiday Memories to Create and Savor

December 3, 2006, 1:00 PM

Many early colonists brought honey bee hives to America to supply honey and beeswax and to provide a means of exchange for trading. Eric Rowe of 200-year-old Douglas Farm in Gladstone will demystify beekeeping practices and will offer tips on how we as laypeople can help save this treatened insect.

Enjoy traditional holiday and Celtic harp music by Odarka Stockert in the evergreen bedecked Victorian parlor. Craft a special homemade book for friends or family under the tutelage of popular book arts teacher Judith Symonds. Take time to enjoy a cup of mulled cider by the warmth of the 1790 hearth and make a special shopping expedition to the Country Store for unique holiday gifts and books.

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Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.

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