Thursday, May 16, 2013
Allaire Village recruiting volunteers
Local folks hoping to reenact the history of the Howell Iron Works' Militia can join Allaire Village volunteers Sunday May 19. The militia protected the village and its residents during the 1830s, and volunteers would be a key part in programs throughout the year. The Allaire Village Militia is recruiting members on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. Allaire Village is planning historic events throughout the year, and the Militia play a key part in programs and always draw large crowds. Families, adults, and kids of all ages to join the Militia and practice with them throughout the day. Visitors are also invited to tour the historic homes, play games, and learn more about James Allaire’s industrial Village. The General Store and Bakery …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A call for help brought 60 people to the village to clean the grounds after the storm.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Historic Village At Allaire to mark the birthday of the founder of the U.S.
The Historic Village at Allaire will kick off its 2012 season with a celebration of George Washington's birthday on Sunday, Feb. 17. The 1830s village will be open from noon to 3 p.m. with a 1 p.m. patriotic and commemorative service at the Chapel with the villagers of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company. Featuring orations, toasts, and commemorative poetry of the period, the service will pay tribute to the young nation's first president. The service will be followed by a procession through the village led by the Howell Iron Works Militia. Upon arriving at Allaire's mansion, visitors may take a tour of the building a sample a piece of birthday cake in honor of George Washington. On Sunday, Feb. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. celebrate …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
OceanFirst Foundation gives $4,000 to the living history village
Allaire Village recently received a grant from OceanFirst Foundation aimed at forwarding the historic village’s music and cultural programs throughout the year. The foundation, the charitable arm of OceanFirst Bank of Toms River, awarded the nonprofit Historic Village at Allaire $4,000 to continue its programs at the popular living history museum, according to a joint release. The foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst marketable area. It has contributed more than $23 million more than 600 local charities in Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, the release says. Allaire has received a total of $8,000 from the foundation in 2011 and 2012 – enough to nearly cover the cost of this year’…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Traditional activities of the 19th Century on display at the living history museum
Carolers will wander the streets of the historic Village at Allaire this weekend as Saint Nick hands out hands out candy canes to good little boys and girls Allaire Village kicks off its Christmas season. It's Christmas in the 1800s as re-enacted at Allaire this weekend when the living history museum on Atlantic Avenue re-creates Christmastime in the Old World tradation. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the historic village will be putting on its annual Christmas event, with Mummer plays, hearth cooking and horse-drawn wagon rides throught the woods. Bring your holiday cards and have them stamped with the United States Postal Service's Allaire Christmas Cache Cancellation Stamp. The annual Christmas event is tailored to show how a …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Annual tradition takes visitors through a candlelight stroll through time
The Historic Village at Allaire is scheduled to kick off its annual Holiday Latern Tours Dec. 8 at the Atlantic Avenue living history museum. The candlelight tours offer a glimpse of the historic village at night, with period actors and interpretors lead groups through the lantern-lit streets, explaining the holiday customs of the 1800s. All the buildings of the historic village will be open, including the Blacksmith Shop and the Howell Works Company Manager James Parshal Smith’s home, where interpreters will demonstrate hearth cooking. The 90-minute Holiday Lantern Tours begin at the Row House Visitors Center where participants will be given an introduction to the Howell Works Company. Tours, which run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Haunted hayrides part of Halloween celebration at Allaire
Ghosts, goblins and assorted spookiness is in store when the Historic Village at Allaire gears up for Halloween this weekend with its popular Haunted Hayride. Tickets, priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children, are limited to 1,000 each night and it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance because of the popularity of the attraction. The hayride includes a trip through the Lost Cemetary and a darkened tour through the village where carpenters are known to measure visitors for coffins and the blacksmith is busy making coffin nails. The ghost of Frances Allaire is said to wander during these nights. Hayrides, which begin tonight and run again Saturday, depart every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the last wagon leaving …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Poe expert and actress Helen McKenna to perform at historic village Saturday
Edgar Allan Poe will come alive at the Historic Village at Allaire for the last of a two-night stint on Saturday. Helen Mckenna, from the Poe House in Philadelphia, will once again perform Poe favorites at the village chapel on Saturday. Friday's performance has sold out and tonight's performance is limited to 100 people. The performance will be held at the Howell Works Christ Church Chapel National Historic Site at Allaire Village. Tickets are $15 and seating is limited to 100. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. To learn more or to purchase tickets in advance, call the Historic Village at (732) 919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Historic Village to celebrate the harvest season 1830s style on Sunday
The Historic Village At Allaire is scheduled to hold it's Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The annual event will feature 1830s harvest activities featuring lots and lots of apples, a puppet show for kids, hearth cooking and a special harvest sermon in the chapel. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Horse and wagon rides are extra: $7.50 for adults and $5 for chilren 12 and under.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Benefit for historic village brings crafters and artisans from all over
The Historic Village at Allaire is scheduled to hold its annual Fall Crafters' Market on Saturday at Allaire State Park. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature exhibits by more than 100 area craftspeople and artisans featuring everything from museum-quality pieces to "country crafts" handicrafts and home-made bric-a-brac, according to Alliare officials. Food and beverage services will be available. There is a $5 parking fee. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the historic and educational programs presented at the nonprofit Historic Village at Allaire.