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Clark's Robinson House Celebrates 325th Anniversary this Weekend

A Native American educational and performance group will be on hand this weekend. Credits: Courtesy of Robinson Museum
The museum is celebrating its 325th anniversary this weekend. Credits: Courtesy of Robinson Museum
Civil War reenactors camp on the grounds for the weekend in authentic reproduction tents and live the weekend as they would have on the battlefield during the Civil War. Credits: Courtesy of Robinson Museum
Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, the Dr. William Robinson plantation is a rare example of late 17th century frame construction. Credits: Courtesy of Robinson Museum
Director Scott McCabe pictured in front of hearth at Robinson House. Cooking demonstrations of 17th century through 19th century Colonial America are part of the 325th anniversary celebration. Credits: Courtesy of Robinson Museum

CLARK, NJ — The Dr. William Robinson Plantation Museum is opening its doors on June 3 and 4, for a special 325th anniversary bash. This historic Clark home, built in the late 17th Century was home to Dr. Robinson, a physician and surgeon who immigrated to America in 1686 with his family.

This home was occupied through 1973, when the town of Clark purchased it. The Clark Historical Society raised funds in the early part of the next decade to restore the dwelling to reflect the time period in which it was constructed. It is currently listed on the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic Places.

“There is something for everyone here this weekend.  We have live demonstrations of the era.   One of my favorites is the display and presentation of 16th and 17th Century medical tools,” said Scott McCabe, Director of the Dr. Wm. Robinson Plantation & Museum.

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The anniversary weekend is filled with activities for the entire family.   Here is an overview:

Saturday, June 3 (11 a.m – 5 p.m.) & Sunday, June 4  (noon – 4 p.m.)

  • Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe
  • Civil War Reenactors from 7th Viginia Calvery, Co. A
  • Heart to Hearth Cooking
  • 16th &17th Century medicine presentation by Stan Gurski
  • NJ Colonial Architecture presentation by David Veasey
  • Bloody Historical
  • Free face painting
  • Raffles
  • Refreshments
  • Gift Shop

Saturday evening only: (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Candlelight tours of the museum

The museum is located at 593 Madison Hill Road in Clark. For more information about the weekend or the museum visit  their website  or call (732) 340-1571.

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