October 25, 2011

Walking Around | Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 


Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, is a charming place with a downtown that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

 

Famous because of the prestigious Bucknell University, the town is nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna River.

There is a converted and restored woolen mill that contains 125 shops. 

 

The downtown movie theater is a single screen art deco palace.

I didn't have much time to investigate the town, although I did manage to visit a bookshop!



Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Campus Theatre
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Street of Shops
Lewisburg Hotel
Lewisburg Hotel
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Downtown Lewisburg
Downtown Lewisburg
Downtown Lewisburg
Mondragon Book Co-op, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Mondragon Book Co-op, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania


You can also see my post about the Little League Museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


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October 23, 2011

Fosterfields, - A Living Historical Farm, Part 2 | Morristown, New Jersey

Corn cribs at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 

 

Fosterfields, located in  Morristown, New Jersey, is a beautiful place to visit. 

 

Yesterday I explained the history of Fosterfields. Here are a few more photos.
 

In first photo above are corn cribs, used for storing and drying field corn, which is eventually fed to the animals.

 

The next two photos are cornfields.


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

The first photo below shows the ensilage pits

 

Ensilage is livestock feed made by chopping green corn stalks and storing them in an almost airtight environment.


Ensilage Pits

The farm superintendent's home, the 1920's farmhouse:


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

Walking the cows home:


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

To read my first post on Fosterfields, click here.

 

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October 22, 2011

Fosterfields -- A Living Historical Farm, Part 1 | Morristown, New Jersey

Cat and Horse at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Fosterfields is a living historical farm

 

It is located in beautiful and historic Morristown, New Jersey. 

 

In the first photo of this post, B.J., the very friendly farm cat, is front and center, and Calvin the horse is poking his head through the door. 

 

His companion, an almost identical horse with a missing left eye, Hobbes, is inside the stall (yes, they were named Calvin and Hobbes after the comic strip -- my favorite!) 

 
General Joseph Warren Revere, who was the grandson of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere, bought the property in the 1800s (which had been a working farm since the 1760s) and built the Gothic Revival main house, The Willows. 

 

Around 1881 Charles Foster bought the property and renamed it Fosterfields after himself. 

 

His daughter, who was around four years old at the time, lived in the house her entire life. 

 

Apparently country life agreed with her, because she lived to be 102! She was quite an interesting character.

As the website says:

Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster in 1979 bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a "living historical farm," the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.

 

Fosterfields closes for the season on October 30th. 

 

It is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

The Willows:


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

The Ice House:


The Ice House, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

The Woodshed:


The Woodshed, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

You can read more about Fosterfields, including some wonderful stories about Caroline Foster.

 

Click HERE for Part 2!

 

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October 18, 2011

Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair









I also visited these gardens in 2015.

 

To read more about Van Vleck Gardens:

 

The Montclair Foundation

 

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