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Living History Day: The British Encampment

Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters 199 Totowa Road, Wayne, New Jersey

The British are coming! The British are coming! The 35th Regiment of Foot make their way back to Dey Mansion. While occupying the site for His Majesty King George III for the day, they will preform musket and bayonet drill, demonstrate camp life activities, such as cooking, and even attempt to entice fellow colonials to …

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Alexander Hamilton’s Founding of Paterson, NJ

Virtual

Join Gianfranco Archimede, Director of the Division of Historic Preservation for the City of Paterson as he shares Alexander Hamilton's intimate role in the selection of the Great Falls of the Passaic as the site designated by the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufacturers for their experiment with Hamilton’s vision of a national economy …

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Living History Day: Cottage Industry Day

Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters 199 Totowa Road, Wayne, New Jersey

Join us to learn about 18th Century crafters, tradesmen, and tradeswomen, as they demonstrate home industrial arts.

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Living History Day: Cottage Industry Day

Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters 199 Totowa Road, Wayne, New Jersey

Join us to learn about 18th Century crafters, tradesmen, and tradeswomen, as they demonstrate home industrial arts.

Free

Lecture: Pirates and Privateers in New Jersey

Virtual

New Jersey’s coast has a rich history, from sunken German submarines to buried and sunken treasures still undiscovered. Guest speaker Fred Eckert will regale us with swashbuckling stories of the state’s past.

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Colonial Militia Day

Meet Col. Theunis Dey and his colonial militia as they make camp and drill in preparation for Washington's arrival. Demonstrations will include musket drills, camp life, and meeting Col. Dey himself!

Virtual: When Steampunk was Real – The History of Steam Technology

Virtual

As a subgenre of science fiction, Steampunk is an alternate world free of electricity and gas-powered engines. We have forgotten that at one time Steampunk was not a fantasy, but a reality. Come and be surprised at how technologically advanced the steam culture was.

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Second NJ Day

Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters 199 Totowa Road, Wayne, New Jersey

Come view how the Continental Army went about setting up camp and witness the different tasks preformed by soldiers and camp followers. A variety of demonstrations will take place all day including musket drills and camp life activities.

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Game Based Learning: The Use of Gaming in Education

Virtual

Join Jared Fishman, Co-Founder and Co-Director of HMGS Next Generation, on how to integrate game based learning into the classroom. With over 17 years of teaching experience, Jared has successfully integrated gaming culture into the classroom. He will discuss classroom strategies, tried and true simulations and general perspectives on integrating games as an engaging tool …

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Living History Day: The Women’s Encampment

Did you know that camp followers played a crucial role in the upkeep of Washington's Army? Often overlooked, this camp follower focused encampment will highlight the contributions of women and others made to the Continental army. Witness full demonstrations from cooking, washing of clothes, medical practices and more throughout the day!

Virtual: Suffrage and Women’s Fashion of the 19th Century

Virtual

American women's fashion changed drastically between 1830 - 1920. One of the ways we can study this change is through their undying pursuit for equal rights through voting. With each step towards the Vote, women's fashion stepped in a direction that directly affects how women dress today.

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