Posts with the label museums
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Showing posts with label museums. Show all posts

May 12, 2015

The Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, New Jersey

Tom Nussbaum "Listen" 2008 sculpture
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008

Even though Montclair, New Jersey has fewer than 40,000 residents, it boasts of many parks, a diverse population, and a strong interest in the arts. 

The town even has a fine art museum, situated on a beautiful street with quite a few splendid mansions. 

The Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, New Jersey

May 12, 2015

December 15, 2014

Northlandz, Part II (With Dolls!) | Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz 2000 pipe organ
2,000 pipe organ which the Northlandz owner sometimes plays


Last week I told you about Northlandz, the model railroad located in Flemington, New Jersey. I showed you some trains and the spectacular scenery and settings that were created by the owner.

Northlandz, Part II (With Dolls!) | Flemington, New Jersey

December 15, 2014

July 16, 2013

National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey

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

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories! 

National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey

July 16, 2013

December 20, 2012

Can the Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion Be Saved?

Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion, Oradell, New Jersey

The Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion located on Kinderkamack Road in lovely Oradell, New Jersey, was originally built in 1897. 
 
The manse is interesting because it was a fine example of shingle-style architecture.

Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion, Oradell, New Jersey
Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion, Oradell, New Jersey
Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion, Oradell, New Jersey

The original owner was Kimball Chase Atwood, and the second owner was Elmer Blauvelt who bought the home in 1926. 
 
The property also includes the former carriage house, which has housed the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum and Foundation, since 1957 (seen on the right of the last of the above photos.)

This small museum is a fascinating one, devoted to wildlife art and displays. It is free and open to the public. 
 
It is well worth a visit!

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey

The home has been owned by another family since 1978, but they fell into financial straits which made it difficult to keep the home. 
 
The owner has really tried to keep the mansion from being razed, but finds it difficult and costly to maintain. The owners asked for help from the town of Oradell, but the town has also found maintaining the home to be difficult. 

The house has been the subject of much debate in the town of Oradell, since the owners have tried to find a buyer. At one point the owner sold the property for use as an assisted care facility, but the town fought back. 

Even though the home would qualify to be placed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, for some reason it has never been placed on either list! 
 
Right now the house is in foreclosure and the status of the mansion is in limbo. I don't know if this also includes the art museum.

The town will hold more hearings in January.

 
What will happen to the Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion? 

Can the Atwood-Blauvelt Mansion Be Saved?

December 20, 2012

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

May 01, 2012

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

Stickley Museum


Gustav Stickley was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. He designed furniture and buildings in that style. He launched The Craftsman Magazine, and had a profound influence on furniture and architecture. He produced "Craftsman" furniture, also known as mission-style.

 
He established his home in Morris Plains, New Jersey (now part of Parsippany). At first, the main buildings was meant to be used for a school, but it was eventually used for his family, calling the estate Craftsman Farms.

Stickley eventually went bankrupt, and his farm was sold. The farm was originally over 600 acres, but 30 acres have been preserved to set up a Stickley Museum.

The grounds are open year-round for visitors free of charge. If you want to visit the "log house", which I heartily recommend at least once, there is a fee, but the guided tour is in-depth and wonderful.

You can read more about Stickley and Craftsman farms on the beautifully designed website The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. On this site you can read detailed accounts of Stickley's life and the history of Craftsman Farms.

You can also see some indoor photos of the log house (I couldn't take those photos, since you need prior permission, and it was also rather dark inside).

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

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Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

May 01, 2012

August 19, 2011

Whippany Railway Museum, Part III



Whippany Railway Museum, Part III

August 19, 2011

August 18, 2011

Whippany Railway Museum, Part II



Whippany Railway Museum, Part II

August 18, 2011

August 16, 2011

Whippany Railway Museum, Part 1



Whippany Railway Museum, Part 1

August 16, 2011

November 10, 2010

Railroad Museum in Greenville, Pennsylvania

Railroad Park

Last week I posted some photos from Greenville, PA
 
Here are some more photos from the Greenville Railroad Park Museum.

train crossing
Greenville Railroad Park & Museum in Pennsylvania
The Gift Shop:
 gift shop
The Switchboard:
 switchboard
For some reason there is an antique car inside this room, hiding behind the counter.

Antique car

To read about the Greenville Railroad Museum, click HERE.

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Railroad Museum in Greenville, Pennsylvania

November 10, 2010