Posts with the label Revolutionary War
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January 01, 2022

Henry Doremus House | Montville, New Jersey

historic house

The Henry Doremus House in Montville, New Jersey is a historical house made of Dutch Stone. 

 

George Washington and Alexander Hamilton stayed there from June 25-27, 1780. 

 

This was in the aftermath of the Battle of Springfield.

 

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Henry Doremus House | Montville, New Jersey

January 01, 2022

December 10, 2012

Christmas at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, New Jersey

Christmas tree


Kingsland Manor is a Dutch Colonial home dating from the 1700's, located in Nutley, New Jersey. 

 Nutley is a town in Essex County. Martha Stewart grew up in Nutley, and Annie Oakley lived there as an adult.

Members of the Kingsland family were in America as early as the 1600s. The Nutley property was purchased by the family in 1790.

The town of Nutley acquired the property in 1973 and has spent much time in preserving the house.

Kingsland Manor is currently dressed up for the holidays!


Kingsland Manor

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, New Jersey

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, New Jersey

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, New Jersey

table with Christmas decorations

living room

writing desk

bed in bedroom

dresses

To learn more about Kingsland Manor, click here.


Christmas at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, New Jersey

December 10, 2012

September 11, 2012

Dey Mansion | Wayne, New Jersey

Dey Mansion, Wayne, New Jersey

The Dey Mansion in Wayne, New Jersey, was the temporary headquarters for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. 

Dey Mansion is now part of the Passaic County Park System

Dey Mansion | Wayne, New Jersey

September 11, 2012

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 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. The weather should be gorgeous this weekend!


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 II!

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

October 22, 2011