This weekend two historic villages are open to the public Waterloo Village and Millbrook Village will be holding events. The Sterling Hill Mine will host a mineral gathering and the Lafayette Preservation Foundation will host a tea and the Miss Lafayette Pagent.
Events for pub
Waterloo Canal Day
Date: Saturday June 28 2014 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Description: Eight building will be open to the public with demonstrations of early trades and crafts. There will be canal rides and Hoboken 9 Vintage Baseball Club will be play baseball using the 1845 rules of the game.
Link to NJ Herald article http://www.njherald.com/story/25851597/2014/06/24/canal-days-to-feature-two-new-working-shops
Old Fashion Independence Day Celebration Millbrook Village
Date: June 28 – 10 AM to 4 PM
Locations: Millbrook Village is located in the Delaware Water Gap NRA, a vast U.S. National Park Service resource located of on both sides of the Delaware River between Matamoras, PA and Belvidere, NJ. Millbrook is a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century village. Together with the U.S. National Park Service, the Millwork Village Society works to show the way of life of a typical village during the 1850-1900 time
Description: Celebrate the Two Hundred Thirty eighth Anniversary of our independence at the tenth annual Independence Day Celebration at Millbrook Village.Join the townsfolk in the parade down Main Street at one o’clock and gather at the green in front of the general store for a patriotic speech given by one of our local celebrities. Make a hat and a flag, bring your tin whistle or drum, wear you patriotic clothes and enjoy yourself. Got an instrument? Bring it along and help liven things up.Enter the water melon eating contest after the parade for some refreshing fun. Everyone is invited to the frolic; kids of all ages are welcome! There will be lots of things going on throughout the village all day. Old time games for the kids and tours of the village and demonstrations all around town. You’ll find it fun and interesting.Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the shade for a spell. Meet a new friend, learn about our history and take in the experience of a quieter time.The event is presented by the Millbrook Village Society in cooperation with the National Park Service. The event will be held rain or shine. Food is not available at the site, so plan accordingly. Restroom and picnic facilities are available.As usual, everything is free of charge and is family oriented. Millbrook village society on face book for information, or call 908-537-2544 or 973-875-3461.
Mineral Collecting at Sterling Hill (daytime only)
Time: Sunday July 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ
Collecting is allowed on the Mine Run dump and in the Passaic pit and “saddle” areas. This event is open to the public. Bring sturdy footwear, a strong hammer (carpenter’s claw hammers not allowed), and eye protection. A dark room with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of fluorescent minerals. Read details Mineral Collecting.
Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 per pound for any minerals taken. Fee does NOT include mine tour.
Age Requirements: 7 years & up on the Mine Run dump; 13 & up elsewhere
“Royal” Tea and Miss Lafayette Contest
Date: Saturday, June 28 from 12-2
Location: At the Historic Ludlum-Mabee House, 115 Rt. 15
Luncheon &Tea 12-1
$15 per ticket in advance
Miss Lafayette Contest 1-2
All are welcome!
To purchase tickets, send in the form below or email
Checks should be made out to Lafayette Preservation Foundation
Mail this form and check to Joan Smith, 136 Pelletown Rd. Lafayette,