Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Up, Up and Away 

New Jersey has a rich aviation history. Here are a few notable events: • 1793: French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first flight in the Western Hemisphere when he ascended from Philadelphia, flew across the Delaware River and landed in Deptford. •... Read More

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

As beach lovers head back to the seaside, this Historic Havens turns its focus to a real beacon of history: the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, located in the Fort Hancock section of the Hook. Opened in 1764, it is the oldest lighthouse in the nation and is still... Read More

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial

As we commemorate Memorial Day, Historic Havens takes a look at a more recent part of history and the unique and striking museum and memorial that honors veterans of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, like the Civil War, polarized the nation; only this... Read More

Bayonet Farms 

Holmdel is a most curious place. On the one hand, it is a high-tech metropolis of innovation and futuristic vision. On the other hand, it is rural treasure, with long winding roads, farmlands and tons of history. The history of Holmdel dates back to the... Read More

USA Presidents in New Jersey

In February, while romantics turn to thoughts of Cupid, historic hounds spend a little time thinking of the Presidents. While Virginia and Ohio may have produced the most presidents, New Jersey and specifically, the Jersey Shore has been a favorite spot... Read More

The Old First Church

Anyone who has driven along Kings Highway in the Village section of Middletown has seen the Old First Church. The white steepled landmark is also well-known to book lovers, as it is the site of the annual AAUW book sale. This historic landmark is still... Read More

Lauriston Estate

It is no secret that Rumson is home to some of the most magnificent estates and historic homes in New Jersey. Among them is the Colonial Revival mansion, called “Lauriston.” The home was designed by Red Bank and New York architect Leon Cubberly as... Read More

Haunted Places

Whether you are a casual viewer or a true believer, most people have seen at least one of the ghost investigations shows on TV, proving that everyone loves a good ghost story. So this month, in the spirt of the spirits, we’ve teamed up with a well-known... Read More

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