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The Parker Homestead-1665

This month, The Journal focuses on home improvement tasks. Most readers who have tackled a remodeling project like adding a deck or even simply repainting a room know that things can go from easy to pretty complicated in a hurry. Now imagine if your project was the complete restoration of a 13-room, 330-year-old historic treasure […]

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A Walk Among the Tombstones, Part 3

Historic Havens is honored once again to welcome our tour guide Beth Woolley as we take our annual Walk Among the Tombstones. Woolley and her husband, Peter, are the owners of Peaceable Kingdom monuments, and in her 40-year career, Beth toured cemeteries nationwide and has designed more than 10,000 tombstones and memorials, including the first

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Lighthouses of the Jersey Shore

Sailors navigate uncertain waters by looking to lighthouses to bring them safely back to solid ground. The symbolism is too hard to resist as we begin our journey back to the comforts of the lives we know so well. So this month, Historic Havens will visit these charming and comforting landmarks. New Jersey holds a

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