December 03, 2013

Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey, Part 2

Log Cabin

Historic Red Mill Museum Village
Historic Red Mill Museum Village
Historic Red Mill Museum Village
Historic Red Mill Museum Village

Read more of my posts about the Red Mill and the village here.

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read here.

November 26, 2013

Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey

The Red Mill Museum Shop


Historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton includes several different buildings that hold historic interest. 

 

The mill was used to make many things over the years, including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

Historic Red Mill Village
Historic Red Mill Village


The Blacksmith: 

 The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith
The Blacksmith

The General Store and Post Office:

The General Store and Post Office
The General Store and Post Office

Read more of my posts about the Red Mill and the village here.

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read this page.

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November 19, 2013

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Schoolhouse


Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. 

 

There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 

 

This schoolhouse was not original to this site. According to the website:

In 1974, the circa 1860 Bunker Hill Schoolhouse was moved to the Museum grounds from a site near Sky Manor Airport in Franklin Township. Former Curator Claire Young remembers that moving the school house took several days even though it was only five miles away. She followed behind the building picking up pieces of the siding that fell in the road, to replace later. Some of those boards had the school children’s initials carved in them from long ago. 

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

There is a sign in the schoolhouse called "Rules for Teachers 1862"

 Rules for Teachers sign



If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, click here.

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November 12, 2013

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey


This may be the most photographed building in New Jersey. 

 

The little town of Clinton in beautiful Hunterdon County is the home of The Red Mill, a very important building in its day.

The mill was used to make many things over the years; including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

These photos show the outside of the mill, and the last photo shows the powerful wheel from the inside.


The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey




If you want to read more about The Red Mill, read my other posts!

 

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August 06, 2013

Diners of New Jersey - Jersey Shore Edition

Diner

New Jersey is considered the diner capital of the world. 

 

There are hundreds of diners in the state, and they are an integral part of the New Jersey dining experience. 

 

Many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

The diner in the top photo is the Marvis Diner in Wildwood, New Jersey. 

 
This week I am posting photos of diners I have visited located near or at the Jersey shore. 


Next is the Princess Maria Diner in Wall Township:



diner sign
diner



In  the Wildwoods, many of the buildings are in the Doo-Wop Style, or Googie Architecture,  

 

The top photo of the Marvis Diner is an example of that.

There is also the Doo Wop Diner on the Wildwood boardwalk:


diner


 

Check out my post on Wildwood Days


Check out my other posts on New Jersey diners!


For more on New Jersey diners (albeit a dated site) click here:

New Jersey Diners


For an opinion piece on New Jersey diners, click here:

Jimmy K. - The Best New Jersey Diners

For a recent article on popular diners, click here: 


New Jersey’s Favorite Diners


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July 23, 2013

Historic Speedwell in Morristown

Speedwell Village


Historic Speedwell is a beautiful 7.5 acre park which includes the former Speedwell Ironworks and Speedwell Village, in historic Morristown, NJ.  

This is the place where the first electric telegraph was demonstrated. Before the Internet, before television, before radio, and even before the telephone – the telegraph eventually allowed a way to almost instantly transmit messages across the country and even overseas. This is one of the most critical inventions – ever! Stephen Vail was the proprietor of the Speedwell Ironworks. Stephen Vail’s son, Alfred, helped Samuel Morse perfect the telegraph.The village included The Granary, Moses Estey House, Ford Cottage, and the Wheel House.  Here is a wonderful article about this place from Jersey Through History:

Jersey Through History: Historic Speedwell & Speedwell Ironworks

Also read this:

A Forgotten History: Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse

Speedwell Village
Speedwell Village
The Vails
Speedwell Ironworks
Telegraphs
Telegraphs
Speedwell Village

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July 16, 2013

National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt

Sherman tank at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey
The National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey is a non-profit museum designed to preserve the military history of New Jersey. The little museum has many interesting exhibits to explain New Jersey’s important role in various military campaigns.
On the front lawn of the museum reside interesting battle-scarred tanks, helicopters, and planes, including Patton tanks and the classic Sherman tank.

Admission is free!


National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Tanks at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey


Helicopter at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sherman tank


For more information about the National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt: 

National Guard Militia Museum

And the Museum’s Facebook page

 

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July 09, 2013

Sea Girt Lighthouse in Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Sea Girt Lighthouse in pretty little Sea Girt, New Jersey is a sweet little lighthouse. It is different, because the little light tower is actually part of the house. Most lighthouses are separate structures from the keeper’s house.

Sea Girt Lighthouse

After you enter the house, you see the little parlor.



Sea Girt Lighthouse parlor

To get to the light, you must climb a small ladder: 

Sea Girt Lighthouse

You can see the light:

Sea Girt Lighthouse light

The views from the lighthouse are great.

Sea Girt Lighthouse
Sea Girt Lighthouse

There are two wonderful websites that you tell you all about the lighthouse: 

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Lighthouse Friends

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