CLARK, NJ - More than 100 people came out to see the annual shearing of the sheep at the Dr. William Robinson Plantation Museum on Sunday. Two mature female sheep and one yearling were shorn during the day.  

Children were fascinated by the process and asked lots of questions.  Visitors learned about different types of sheep and which breeds yield the best wool.  

The Dr. William Robinson Plantation Museum dates back to 1690.  At one time, the historic home was surrounded by more than 700 acres of farmland.

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The museums caretakers will be planting an herb garden this year and are seeking volunteers to help with planting, upkeep and harvest.  Volunteers are also needed for other activities at the museum.  Those interested in volunteering should email for more information. 

Upcoming events at the museum:

May 17, noon to 4 p.m. - Military Exhibits 

Stan Gurski will be exhibiting his collection of 'Uniforms and Equipment of the Vietnam War' There will also be several military vehicles on display. 

June 13 and 14 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m - Bloody Historical presents: Pirates of the Northern Star

Walk through a pirate encampment and observe pirates mending sails, tying rope, cooking and firing cannon. Lots of props to help with the action and laughs for the weekend. Night tours on Saturday.

For more information, visit