November 15, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
As the City of Newark prepares to celebrate its 350th anniversary in 2016, join us for Newark through the Ages, a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Elizabeth Del Tufo, President of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee and one of Newark’s best-known civic activists and ambassadors. As the nation's third oldest city, much of America’s history can be seen in the streets of Newark from its founding through the years of immigration and migration, industry and commerce, the unrest of the 60's to its present role as it readies to take its place as a destination city, proud of its rich history and promising future. Ms. Del Tufo will introduce landmarks which in turn illustrate each period ranging from Old First Church, Washington Park, The Ballantine House, Branch Brook Park, Forest Hill, The Rock, Penn Station, Terminal One, James St. Commons, NJPAC, and the new Pru Tower. There are 75 buildings on the State and National Registers and six historic districts in Newark. Come and be surprised.
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October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
Come to the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Oct. 17 to learn about the critical Revolutionary War battle of 1780 that was fought just down the road from here, in Vauxhall, the Short Hills, Springfield and Connecticut Farms (Union).
Historian John Kieser will bring to life this often-overlooked conflict, in which the New Jersey militia held off the British and prevented them from getting to Washington’s troops in Morristown.
House and Country Store open 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Presentation at 2:00 pm
Proof of vaccination and masks required.