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Clark's 150th Anniversary and Four Centuries Weekend

The Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum will host many special events on Four Centuries Weekend October 18-19th.
Cooking demonstrations on the Robinson House hearth will take place throughout the weekend Credits: Scott McCabe

CLARK, NJ –On Oct. 18 and 19 the Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum and Clark Historical Society will be participating in Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend.” 

Four Centuries Weekend started in 1994 as a way to showcase the historic sites of Union County and how they developed from the 1600s into the towns they are today.

The Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation Museum on Madison Hill Road in Clark will host numerous events during the weekend including a special tribute to Clark through poetry to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the town. Clark Township was established in 1864 by residents of the 5th Ward of Rahway.   

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Here is a list of all the events planned for the weekend:


  • The Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe performing Native American dancing and music.
  • Betsy Ross will be on location to talk about the history of the American flag.
  • Tastings from the Hearth –Cooking demonstrations on the open hearth within the historic home
  • The three floor museum is open to the public to tour.  Guides will be available to answer questions about the history of the house and Clark.

Special Events:

  • Saturday night, Oct. 18, the museum will host paranormal tours hosted by New Jersey Paranormal. Tickets are $5 with four tours starting at 6:45pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance as tour size is limited.
  • On Sunday, Oct. 19, a special celebration in honor of Clark Township’s 150thAnniversary will be held with poetry reading and light refreshments while they last

For more information on any of these events visit, or find them on Facebook

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