WESTFIELD, NJ — The Miller-Cory House Museum of Westfield will be featured in Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” this weekend.
The two-day free event includes 35 house museums and historic sites from across the Union County that span nearly 400 years of history. It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, from noon to 5 p.m.
“See history come alive in Union County! Four Centuries in a Weekend began in 1994, when historic sites and the county got together to tell an exciting story: How Elizabethtown of 1664 became the 21 towns and cities of today’s Union County,” Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski said in a press release. “This year, a beautifully restored mansion and church, Revolutionary War burial grounds, the county’s oldest railroad station, quaint house museums, special exhibitions and tours showcase our treasure trove of history."
Certain highlighted locations will have special programs, including the Miller-Cory House Museum (614 Mountain Ave.), which will have open hearth cooking using 18th Century recipes and a special quilt showcase featuring antique and modern quilts. Children will be able to earn a Time Traveler’s Certificate and a Four Centuries pass by getting a Time Travel Passport at any of the sites, having it stamped and returning the completed form to the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
More details about Four Centuries in a Weekend are available online at ucnj.org/parks-recreation.
For free copies of the Four Centuries in a Weekend tour booklet, map and further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-558-2550 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. NJ Relay Users dial 711.