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Millbrook Village Society: Millbrook Days
September 16 - September 17
Millbrook Village is located in Hardwick Township, NJ at the intersection of Old Mine Road and Millbrook Road, County Route 602N.
Are you tired of the fast pace of the 21st century? Step back to a quieter time where the high price of gas, credit cards, cell phones and computers are not found.
Experience Millbrook Days where Millbrook Village comes alive as it was over a century ago.
Volunteers in period clothing will demonstrate 19th century crafts and trades recreating the atmosphere of a late 19th century rural farming community.
Try the stilts, jump rope or roll the hoop. There will be kid’s games throughout the village . Marbles, checkers, ring toss, tug of war, sack race and corn husk doll making to name a few. Kids of all ages can join the fun. No batteries needed!
Millbrook’s “residents” will be busy plying their trades and doing everyday chores and activities. Woodstove cooking, butter churning, spinning yarn, weaving, natural dyes, gardening, lace making, sewing, quilting, food drying and preserving, , open hearth cooking and other things will be demonstrated.
The blacksmith, wood workers, wheelwright, carvers, , miller, rope maker, chair caner, chair maker, wooden pitch fork maker, and other craftsmen will be demonstrating their skills. Step in and ask if you can help; there are lots of hands-on things to try.
An assortment of hit and miss engines will be setting the tempo for the corn Sheller, grinder and other vintage machinery. To some the sound of the old engines is music too.
Apples are in season. The grinder and press will be turning out some fresh cider and the kettle will be cooking down some apples for delicious apple butter. Lend a hand, it’s fun.
There’s something for everyone to see and enjoy. A friendly atmosphere abounds and new friends are sure to be found at Millbrook Village. Everything is free of charge and family oriented. Donations are accepted.
Picnic and rest room facilities are available. A food concession is available on both days provided by the Harmony Hill Methodist Church.
Millbrook Days is presented by the Millbrook Village Society in cooperation with the National Park Service.
Parking and admission is free. Shuttle bus service is provided between the Watergate & Turtle beach area to Millbrook Village from 10 AM to 5 PM daily – free of charge.