PISCATAWAY, NJ --- History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Olde Towne Village for a site-wide celebration filled with demonstrations, performances, and other family-friendly activities.
Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Olde Towne Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Road in Piscataway.
Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, wool carding, yarn spinning, weaving, chair caning, antique clocks, furniture making and 19th century decorative painting techniques.
The Local History Tent will feature exhibits and displays that will be brought to life by the members of 20 historical societies and groups.
Several musicians will perform 18th century music in the Church of the Three Mile Run. Other activities include hard-hat tours of the ongoing restoration of the Wagon House and historical children’s games for young visitors.
“We are excited to offer our first History Day, which offers something for everyone,” says Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “This is a great way for a family to spend time together, enjoying our beautiful village and seeing history come to life.”
“This event’s approach is fun and enjoyable and will teach our residents of all ages a little about our important place in American History,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee.
History Day will be held rain or shine and is offered free of charge with no advance registration required.
For further information, or directions, please call 732-745-3030, ext. 311. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. East Jersey Olde Towne Village is an accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during programs. An American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are available upon request for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the event