Special features confirmed as of June 2019. Check back for continuing updates and additions.
Two historical interpreters from Hearth to Hearth Cookery will demonstrate the foodways of the Lenape, New Jersey’s native people. Heart to Hearth Cookery is a food history business based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Sea Dogs Sing
Listen to the Sea Dogs, a band of pirates, sing shanties and songs of the sea. Learn about a pirate’s life & sailing in and around NJ.
Making Ice Cream in the 18th Century
Culinary historian Deborah J. Peterson draws from in-depth research on colonial domestic skills to demonstrating 18th-century ice cream making.
Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus & Wahoo Medicine Show
You won’t want to miss this hilariously funny & entertaining performance! You will be enthralled by the heart-stopping, death-defying feats of Phydeaux’s famous acrobatic fleas & tremble in awe at the inimitable life-changing scientific wonder of the age, Chief Wahoo Miracle Elixer. The show is a delectable slice of 19th-century Americana.
Baseball began here in New Jersey on the Elysian Fields of Hoboken. Take in a ball game played according to nineteenth-century rules as the Hoboken Base Ball Club, Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club, and Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick take the field with vintage uniforms and period equipment.
Dollar Princesses of New Jersey
Days ahead of Downton Abbey’s cinematic debut, Melissa Ziobro of Monmouth University explores the history of New Jersey’s “Dollar Princesses.” Like Downton Abbey’sfictitious Cora Crawley, these New Jersey women of great wealth but less social standing married into the aristocratic families of England who despite their inherited nobility were losing their economic security at the turn of the twentieth century.
Over There: Songs of WWI
Linda Russell & Companie give a look at the Great War through the music of the battlefield & the home front, including marching tunes, humorous ditties, love songs & wistful laments. With guitar, ukelele & dulcimer, the trio sing favorites such as "Pack Up Your Troubles", "Mademoiselle from Armentieres" and "Keep the Home Fires Burning".
Boss of the Boardwalk
Engage with Dr. Levi Fox who channels Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, Prohibition-Era political boss and gangster, as he regales you with stories of old Atlantic City in the Boardwalk Empire era of the 1910s through 1940s. Learn about the origins of Atlantic City, some of the innovative ways that he kept the town supplied with liquor during the 1920s, and his business connections with people like Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, and Joseph P. Kennedy. Dr. Fox is the owner of Jersey Shore Tours.
It’s Live and It’s on Radio!
Vince Turner presents “SPAM TIME” a fictional U.S. Army radio & live show modeled on actual entertainment presented to U.S. military personnel from WWII to the Vietnam War era. SPAM Time provides a full day of prerecorded & live musical entertainment including actual recordings & announcements from various archival sources.