Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21.
History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway, for a site-wide celebration.
Historical craft demonstrations will include blacksmithing, open-pit cooking, chair caning, furniture making, antique clocks and more.
A professional antique appraiser will be on hand to look over your treasurers. You may bring up to two antiques to be appraised. Historical societies from throughout the County will have displays, as well.
Bring a blanket or chair and find a spot on the Village lawn to listen to old-school bluegrass music. Horse-drawn wagon rides, food trucks, 18th-century music and strolling musicians also will be part of the festivities.
At 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3p.m. a special presentation “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: The Legacy of Historic Preservation,” will be presented by The American Historical Theatre inside the Indian Queen Tavern.
History Day will be held rain or shine and is offered free of charge with no advance registration required. Food is available for purchase.
East Jersey Old Town Village is a gateway site to the Crossroads of the American Revolution, where 14 historic buildings were relocated and renovated, creating a village devoted to New Jersey’s rich heritage.
For further information, or directions, please call 732-745-3030, ext. 311. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. East Jersey Old Town Village is an accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during programs. Wheelchairs are available upon request for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the event.