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Clark Museum Celebrates Four Centuries in a Weekend

Docent Grace Schadt welcomes visitors to the Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum.
Museum Director Scott McCabe cooks up an early-American feast over an open hearth fire.
Civil War reenactors keep history alive during "Four Centuries in a Weekend."
A member of the Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe
The Red Strom Drum & Dance Troupe perform a native-American song.
Members of the Union Army, Civil War Reenactors at the Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum for Four Centuries in a Weekend.
Karen Kulaga displays authentic Civil War surgical gear.
Pvt. Paul Serge, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Division, Company D, Union Army

CLARK, NJ – Four Centuries in a Weekend festivities are in full-swing at the Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum on Madison Hill Road in Clark. 

Step back in time and visit with Civil War reenactors representing both the Union and Confederate armies.  The men and women will share little known facts (Van Camp’s beans and Necco wafers pre-dated the Civil War!) and provide a glimpse into life as a soldier in the 1800s.

“We’re here to keep the Civil War and American history alive,” said reenactor Paul Serge, a private with the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, D Company of the Union Army. “And it’s fun.”

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The reenactors are based in Woodbridge, NJ and draw members from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York.  They are always seeking new members and invite anyone interested in learning more about their activities to contact Sgt. Phil Kohn at 908-463-0204 or email him at

The Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe returns to the museum with music, dance and stories.  This inter-tribal Native American group conducts historical, educational and musical presentations about Native American culture.

Inside the museum, Director Scott McCabe is cooking up a feast over an open-hearth fire.  On the menu: beef stew, corn chowder and mouth-watering baked spiced apples.

Activities continue through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m.  

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