Upcoming Events at the Meadows

 

Second Sundays:  Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House Open Free to the Public

2nd Sunday, Apr-Oct, 2017    1-4pm    215 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ

Wyckoff-Garretson House, 1730 and 1805

Wyckoff-Garretson House, 1730 and 1805

The Meadows Foundation announces the opening of the Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House and Carriage Barn, every second Sunday of the month starting in April and going through October.  There will be docents on hand to conduct tours and answer questions about colonial life.  The recently renovated carriage barn features a used book and gift shop.  WG cradle

 

In addition, talks and craft demonstrations will be conducted in the conference room, and videos about life in colonial times will be shown in the media room.  The buildings will be open from 1pm-4pm, April through October.  This is a FREE EVENT, so bring family and friends and enjoy an interesting afternoon with us!  Check our calendar for exact dates.

You may print the flyer for this event (pdf):  2nd Sundays 2017

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 Fireside Chat: 1940: A Doorway to the Future

NOTICE:  POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER – APRIL DATE CANCELLED

Sat. Apr 22, 2017    2pm    280 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ

A nostalgic journey back to the 1940s!  Explore how that era laid the foundation for the social, technical and cultural changes that have shaped the world we live in today.  You’ve come a long way, baby!  Trish Chambers will discuss how women’s role in society changed during this turbulent decade.

It will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 2 pm – 4 pm at the Van Liew-Suydam House, located at 280 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township, NJ.  Tickets are $10, and current Meadows members receive a coupon for $5 off a future event.  For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Chris Retz at Chrisflp@aol.com.

You may print the flyer for this event (pdf):  1940s 04222017

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Special Event:  Paranormal Night at the Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House

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Wyckoff-Garretson House, 1730 and 1805

Wyckoff-Garretson House, 1730 and 1805

 

 

 

 

 

The historic Wyckoff-Garretson house, circa 1730, is being opened to the public for a ghost hunt!  Come join professional ghost hunters from New Jersey Paranormal, hear about the house’s past, and share in the hunt!  Learn about and use professional equipment, and feel free to bring your own.  Event date is Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 7pm.  SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 22 PAID REGISTRANTS – SO RESERVE YOUR SPACE ASAP!  $25.00 per person, 18 and over only.  Includes history/tour, Ghost Hunting 101, an investigation and refreshments.  For more information or the registration form (required with payment),  click on the pdf flyer below,  or email Sue Ann Derkach at SueAnnDVought@aol.com.  100% of all donations go toward the restoration and preservation of our historic homes.  The Meadows Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization.

You may print the flyer for this event (pdf):  PanNightWGflyer042017

 

Fireside Chat:  Marconi and Franklin Township

Sat. May 6, 2017    2pm    215 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ

In 1913 at  the intersection of JFK Boulevard and Easton Avenue in Somerset, NJ, ground was broken for an installation that would help shape the course of history.  Join us for an interesting afternoon as we learn about inventor, electrical engineer, businessman, entrepreneur, Nobel Prize in Physics winner and radio transmission pioneer Guglielmo Marconi.

Our speaker, Alex Kucsma, is a former Councilman and Mayor of Franklin Township, and for four decades has taught Composition, American Literature and Creative Writing at the County College of Morris.  He is a playwright and member of the Dramatist Guild, writing under the name of John Glennville.  Additionally, in 2013 he was named President of the Marconi Foundation of Franklin Township.

This lecture, part of our Fireside Chat series, will be held on Saturday,May 6, 2017 from 2-4pm at the historic Wyckoff-Garretson House, 215 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township, NJ. The fee for attending is $10 and includes light refreshments. Meadows members in good standing will receive a coupon for $5 off any future Meadows event.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Ann Derkach at SueAnnDVought@aol.com.

You may print the flyer for this event (pdf): MarconiMay2017

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