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History, Art, Goat Return Highlight RRA October; Four Centuries Weekend Slated for Oct. 17-18, Fall Festival Follows Oct. 25

The "Celebrate Fall" festival will feature the eagerly anticipated return of RRA's herd of eco-goats.
SUMMIT, NJ - Fall is in the air, as changing temperatures and colors make their way into the Hilltop City. Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) is celebrating the seasonal change with a slate of events, beginning with their role in "Four Centuries in a Weekend," an award-winning county-wide program that includes diverse historic sites, from humble farmhouses to extravagant mansions, each telling their own story of the evolution from the Colonial era into modern day Union County.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum will once again be a stop along theis historic trail, celebrating more than 40 years as a public garden, and featuring a video presentation of archival materials, historic photos and maps, and self-guided tours of the grounds. Drew University doctoral candidate and RRA archivist, Gabriel Ertsgaard, will be on hand to answer questions throughout the two day event. Lisa Martin, RRA Environmental Educator, will host the usual Discovery Saturdays program, adding an historic point of view to her nature-rich programming, offered both in Spanish and English.

This year also marks the 125th Anniversary of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and chapters throughout the country will be commemorating this occasion with special events. The DAR Beacon Fire Chapter of Summit, will dedicate a plaque recognizing the Beacon Signal #10 and the cannon, “Old Sow,” that were both used by the local militia to alert General George Washington in Morristown of the invasion of the British Troops. The unveiling of the historic marker will be held at the Arboretum, as part of the Four Centuries commemoration, on October 18 at 2 p.m.

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Immediately following the DAR unveiling, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host a ‘meet-the-artists’ reception, from 4 to 6 p.m., for the current exhibition and installation at the historic Wisner House Gallery and on the grounds, The Grass Menagerie.. which features 20 internationally renowned artists and scores of works.
All the events scheduled for "Four Centuries in a Weekend" are open to the public free of charge.
Celebrate Fall Festival
Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s annual fall festival, "Celebrate Fall," is set for October 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature the eagerly anticipated return of RRA's herd of eco-goats, once again be on hand to clear the Arboretum’s historic Daffodil Bowl, as well as provide comic relief with their antics and gentle good-natured frolicking.

"Celebrate Fall" will also include music, games, face painting, a costume parade, apple cider demonstrations with RRA Horticulture Director, Marc Montefusco, an outdoor green market, and craft fair, and pumpkin decorating.  There will also be a live presentation of various birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, by the Raptor Trust of New Jersey.

Admission to the "Celebrate Fall" festival is free to RRA members, $10 per person / $25 per family for non-members, with children under 3 admitted at no charge.

For more information, visit, or call 908-273-8787.

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