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Friday, January 31, 2014

The Goddess Of Willendorf Sculpture

Tonight I am going to discuss a sculpture that I call the Goddess Of Willendorf. In years past, it was mockingly referred to as the Venus Of Willendorf. The sculpture, which is made from oolite, or oolitic, limestone, was discovered near the village of Willendorf in the year 1908. It dates to around 27,000 years ago to 30,000 years ago. There are several theories as to what this sculpture represents. It may have been a representation of a Female Deity, it may have been a fertility object, it may have been a child's toy or it may have been a pornographic object.

This video briefly discusses the sculpture:


I have several representations of the Willendorf statue: pendant necklace, earrings, Austrian stamps that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the archeological discovery, magnet, reproduction statue and a clay statue that I myself made in 2009.

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The following photographs were taken when I was making the statue in August of 2009. In some photos, I am working on the arms and using a pin to make precise details.

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The following two photographs were taken in a museum in Mexico in February of 2007. The example here is a reproduction.

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In the future I will be discussing similar prehistoric statues.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Souvenirs From German Charity Campaigns During World War II

Hello everyone. It is January 2014. Some of you will remember a video that I posted last month. It pertained to the Nazi Third Reich's Winterhilfswerk Winter Charity Campaign as part of my Historic Soldiers Christmas Series. The winter season extends into the month of January and as you will see in the upcoming video, it was snowing as I was filming the introduction.

One can imagine wintertime in Germany during World War II ... an individual collecting for the WHW Campaign holding a can such as the one I am holding while citizens place one pfennig coins inside of the can. I tried to recreate that moment:
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The Third Reich organized several charities. One, as I had mentioned, was WHW, another was the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz  (the German Red Cross) and one involving the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) was another.

I have six souvenirs to present in the upcoming video and jpeg collage. They were distributed to people who donated to these three charities.

This video was filmed yesterday and prepared today ... it will give you details about these three German charity campaigns:

The url for the above video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJuwdENj0I4

Here is the collage:
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A description is as follows ...

First is Winterhilfswerk (WHW). The first souvenir is Mittel Deutschland. That translates as Middle Germany. The other is Oberdonau. That translates as Upper Danube ... that is from the Upper Danube region of Germany. These two are part of the Wooden German Farmhouses series and they were sold on the 21st and 22nd of November 1942.

The next two are part of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Campaign. These are city gates. The first is Danzig Krantor. It translates into Danzig Great Crane Gateway. The next one - Augsburg Rotes Tor. My Mother was born and raised in Augsburg and this gate right here, the Red Gate, was close to where my Grandmother lived. I am not completely sure as to the dates these souvenirs were sold. I do know that there were very similar souvenirs that were sold on the 27th and 28th of June 1942.

The final two items are from the DJH: Deutsches Jugendherbergwerk. This translates into the German Youth Hostel Association. This Association was merged with the Hitler Jungen, the Hitler Youth, in 1933.  You see a dagger and a bugle with a banner featuring the letter S ... very similar to the SS. These were sold on the 10th and 11th of May in 1941.

When I was working on my video and blog entry for the WHW topic, I discovered that not all of these souvenirs are from the WHW Campaign. This is why I sought to make another video and blog entry showing the other charity campaigns that were organized and run by the Nazi Third Reich. No one should be upset if they purchase what they think are WHW items and they turn out to be from the DRK or the DJH because they are from the World War II Era. They are authentic German World War II artifacts.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Thomas Edison Amberola Phonograph And An Anvil Chorus Cylinder Record From 1913

On Tuesday, I acquired a Thomas Edison Amberola Cylinder Phonograph. It is specifically an Amberola BVI or VI-B. This phonograph was sold in 1913 and 1914. In this video, the Amberola is playing an Edison Blue Amberol Record - Catalog Number 1989. The band is Edison Light Opera Company and the song is "Anvil Chorus" from Giuseppe Verdi's Opera titled "IL Trovatore". This cylinder record was released in 1913.

It initially sounded fantastic - very loud and prominent. Toward the end of the song the record skips. The seller threw the record in so it is okay. I will have to dig up some records that I already have and see how they play. Plus, there are two other people on youtube who posted this same cylinder so better copies are available for your listening pleasure. As a matter of fact, I discovered it is very common - plenty are out there. I wanted to make a video asap so I can show people, mainly people whom I know personally, the Amberola and how it operates.

Here is a video [I chose to use photobucket instead of youtube (due to a copyright issue) and in decreasing the size of the file in order for photobucket to accept it, a lot of quality was lost unfortunately]. Note: It takes a very long time for the video to get started, and to remain playing throughout, due to incessant buffering. I suppose it would be best to pause it and then go back to it in a few minutes. Hard to believe that we still have these kinds of problems in 2014.




The front decal is not centered. It is either a reproduction decal or someone in the production line way back then did not place it on evenly. It appears as if this Amberola was serviced at some point [(by a legitimate company (the business card was inside of the machine) so I feel a lot better about any work that was done]. Neither the seller nor the restorer bothered to clean it or dust it off. That's no problem because I like my Edison record players the same way I like my women ... DIRTY!

The seller has been very secretive about this Amberola. He ain't giving me any info about it. I think he is clueless rather than deceptive. So far so good though. I just want a working player for my cylinders and it is doing the trick so far.

Here are some photographs of the Amberola VI-B and the cylinder ...

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As you can see, it is dusty and dirty and that is fine because I merely want a working phonograph that does, in fact, show the signs of age. I want it to remain in its natural time-weathered state with all of the scars of aging as opposed to an example that has had work done in order to make it aesthetically pleasing.

More information about this cylinder can be found at this link:
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php/search.php?queryType=@attr%201=1016&query=blue+amberol&num=1&start=2725&sortBy=performer&sortOrder=id

Friday, January 24, 2014

My Tribute To Jay Traynor 1943 - 2014

Hello everyone. This is my Tribute to John aka "Jay" Traynor, the first and original vocalist of Jay And The Americans. He passed away on January 2 of this year. I saw Jay in concert with Jay Siegel's version of The Tokens four times in concert and I got to speak with him three times. When Jay performed their Top 5 Hit "She Cried", more than 50 years after its release as a single, he hit it out of the park. He did an excellent job.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1q12ll8rOE

I recorded a video of Jay performing "She Cried" live in concert in August of last year. Here is the url so you can see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z-g4hFvfYU

Friday, January 3, 2014

Early Music Events For 2014

Here is my list devoted to Early Music Events (Early Music being the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Eras) for the year 2014. There are many fine performances for you to attend including and especially a Program dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.

January
10 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4 in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4615
11 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4 in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4615
12 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4 in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4615
16 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4616
17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4616
18 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4616

February
07 Renaissance Canndlemas in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://voxamadeus.org/master/schedulecomplete.php
13 The Music Of Sergei Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia, PA. Info:http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4621
14 The Music Of Sergei Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia, PA. Info:http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4621
15 The Music Of Sergei Rachmaninoff in Philadelphia, PA. Info:http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4621

March
02 Johann Sebastian Bach Gala in Gladwyne, PA. Info:  http://voxamadeus.org/master/schedulecomplete.php
07 O Say Can You See - Music Of The War Of 1812 in Lancaster, PA. Info: http://www.1812music.org/performancschedule.htm
22 O Say Can You See - Music Of The War Of 1812 in Annapolis, MD. Info: http://www.1812music.org/performancschedule.htm

April
06 Italian And English Music From 1690 To 1730 in Solebury, PA. Info: http://lafiocco.org
18 The Music Of Gioacchino Rossini And Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Wayne, PA. Info: http://voxamadeus.org/master/schedulecomplete.php

May
16 The Music Of Ludwig Von Beethoven in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://voxamadeus.org/master/schedulecomplete.php

August
24 Britannia And America: Music Of London And Philadelphia From 1730 To 1800 in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://lafiocco.org

September
14 Musical Program In Honor Of The 200th Anniversary Of The Writing Of The Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore, MD. Info: http://www.1812music.org/performancschedule.htm

October
17 The Music Of Antonio Vivaldi in Chestnut Hill, PA. Info: http://voxamadeus.org/master/schedulecomplete.php
19 The Music Of Antonio Vivaldi in Bryn Mawr, PA. Info: http://voxamadeus.org/master/schedulecomplete.php

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Historical Outings And Other Events For 2014

2014 ... another year. Once again, I have an incredibly diverse list of offerings for you to partake in. This year, we have three massive observances: the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, the 750th Anniversary of the Battle Of Lewes, the 450th Birthday of William Shakespeare and the 350th Birthday of the State Of New Jersey. 2014 will also see the continuance of the 200th Anniversary of the War Of 1812 and the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. I hope many of you come out to these extraordinary events.

January
01-30 Christmas Toys And Thomas Nast Art in Morristown, NJ. Info: http://www.maccullochhall.org/events
11 Militaria Convention in Carlstadt, NJ. Info: http://www.americangunshows.com/GunShows/MilitaryShows.htm
12 Militaria Convention in Newark, DE. Info: http://www.americangunshows.com/GunShows/MilitaryShows.htm
18 Gun Show in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.americangunshows.com/GunShows/PA-GunShows2.htm
19 Guns Across America Demonstration in Philadelphia, PA. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/182262651979155

February
01 Battle Of The Bulge World War II Reenactment in Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. Info: http://www.wwiifederation.org

08 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
15 19th Century Dining: Hearth Cooking, Table Setting and Manners in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us
16 Revolutionary War Artillery Demonstrations And George Washington Lecture in Valley Forge, PA. Info: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/events.htm
17 George Washington's 282nd Birthday Celebration in Valley Forge, PA. Info: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/events.htm
22 Three Centuries Of African American Soldiers in Trenton, NJ. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/6thregimental/home/upcoming-events
23 Three Centuries Of African American Soldiers in Trenton, NJ. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/6thregimental/home/upcoming-events

March
01 World War I Remembrance Event in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us

01 Revolutionary War Continental Army Program in Valley Forge, PA. Info: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/events.htm
01 Northeast Record And CD Fair in Berlin, NJ. Info:  http://nyrecordfairs.com
07 O Say Can You See - Music Of The War Of 1812 in Lancaster, PA. Info: http://www.1812music.org/performancschedule.htm
08 Million Woman Rise March Against Violence. Info: http://www.millionwomenrise.com
08 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
09 1681 Charter Of Pennsylvania On Display in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events
09 1830s Saint Patrick's Day Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events.html
15 1681 Charter Of Pennsylvania On Display in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events
16 1681 Charter Of Pennsylvania On Display in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events

22 O Say Can You See - Music Of The War Of 1812 in Annapolis, MD. Info: http://www.1812music.org/performancschedule.htm
15 Gun Show in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.americangunshows.com/GunShows/PA-GunShows2.htm
16 Gun Show in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.americangunshows.com/GunShows/PA-GunShows2.htm
23 A Tour Of Sites Claimed To Be The Location Of Molly Pitcher's Well in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
23 1836 Temperance Rally Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events.html

30 Punk Rock Flea Market in Trenton, NJ. Info: http://trentonprfm.com

April
05 World War II Encampment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
05 Colored Troops Civil War Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/6thregimental/home/upcoming-events & http://fortmifflin.us

05 25th Annual Neshaminy State Park Civil War Reenactment in Bensalem, PA. Info: http://www.neshaminycwevent.org
06 25th Annual Neshaminy State Park Civil War Reenactment in Bensalem, PA. Info: http://www.neshaminycwevent.org06 Colored Troops Civil War Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/6thregimental/home/upcoming-events & http://fortmifflin.us
06 World War II Encampment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html

06 Historic Trades in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events
12 The British At Princeton in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com/0000-2014%20Calendar-6-FIN.pdf
12 Spring Wagon Ride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=4/1/2014

12 World War II Western Front Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us
12 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
13 Mechanical Music Extravaganza Convention (With Phonograph Players, Cylinder Records, 78 RPM Records And More) in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.victor-victrola.com/Shows%20and%20Auctions.htm & http://antique-sound.com
13 The British At Princeton in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com/0000-2014%20Calendar-6-FIN.pdf
13 1702 Funeral Of Phineas Pemberton Reenactment (With William Penn) in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events

23 The 450th Birthday Of William Shakespeare. Info: I am organizing this event.
26 Confederate Memorial Day
26 Spring Thynge in Middletown, DE. Info: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2593
26 Revolutionary War Event in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://www.indiankingfriends.org/category/events
26 Revolutionary War Event in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html

26-27 MTA Spring Swap Meet Militaria Convention And Military Vehicle Show in Augusta, NJ. Info: http://www.mtaswapmeet.us
27 Revolutionary War Event in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
 

May
02 Lecture: Pleasant Valley In The American Revolution in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=5/1/2014
03 War Of 1812 Commemoration Event in Havre De Grace, MD. Info: http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org/events_calendar_lockhouse_museum.html
03 Sherlock Holmes Performance in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
04 Historic Trades in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events10 New Jersey State History Fair in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/centennial/fairindex.htm

10 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm 
14 750th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Lewes. Info: I am organizing this event.
17 1864 Baseball Game Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
17 Italian American Festival in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.italianmarketfestival.com/index.html

17 West Windsor Renaissance Faire in West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://festivalnet.com/29969/West-Windsor-New-Jersey/Renaissance-Medieval-Fairs/West-Windsor-Renaissance-Faire & http://www.mercercountyparks.org/calendar/?month=5&year=2014&park=
18 West Windsor Renaissance Faire in West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://festivalnet.com/29969/West-Windsor-New-Jersey/Renaissance-Medieval-Fairs/West-Windsor-Renaissance-Faire & http://www.mercercountyparks.org/calendar/?month=5&year=2014&park=
18 Italian American Festival in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.italianmarketfestival.com/index.html
24 Revolutionary War Event in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com/0000-2014%20Calendar-6-FIN.pdf
24 Spring Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=5/1/2014 

24 The Third March Against Monsanto in Philadelphia, PA. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435575726656376
24 Second Northern War 17th Century Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
25 Second Northern War 17th Century Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
31 Civil War Reenactment in Whitehall, PA. Info: http://www.campgeiger.org

31 Commemoration For Alberta Martin, A 21st Century Confederate Civil War Widow, On The Ten Year Anniversary Of Her Passing 
31 Revolutionary War Encampment in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
31 Civil War Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events.html


June
01 Civil War Reenactment in Whitehall, PA. Info: http://www.campgeiger.org

01 Revolutionary War Encampment in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
01 Civil War Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events.html 

06-08 World War II Weekend (Reenactment, Music, Airplane Rides, Veterans) in Reading, PA. Info: http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html
07 War Of 1812 Bicentennial Event in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us 

07 Revolutionary War Reenactment in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://www.indiankingfriends.org/category/events
08 Historic Trades in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events
08 School Days In The 1830s in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
14 Seven Years War Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html

14 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
15 Military Timeline Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events
21 Battle Of Monmouth Reenactment in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
22 Battle Of Monmouth Reenactment in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
22 1830s Wedding Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html

24 New Jersey's 350th Birthday. Info: I am organizing this event.
28 A Visit To The Grave Of Frank Woodruff Buckles, The Last Surviving American Veteran Of World War I, On The 100th Anniversary Of The Start Of World War I in Arlington, VA. Info: I am organizing this event (Link of interest: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27677330)

29 1830s Independence Day Celebration Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html

July
04 Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence (In An 18th Century Setting) in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html

04 Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence (In An 18th Century Setting) in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://www.indiankingfriends.org/category/events
05 Revolutionary War Encampment in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html 

05 Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence (In An 18th Century Setting) in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
06 Revolutionary War Encampment in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
06 Historic Trades in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events

12 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
12 Summer Evening Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=7/1/2014
13 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery (The First Documented Protest Against Slavery In America) Reenactment in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events

15-20 Burlington Fair in Springfield Township, NJ. Info: http://www.burlingtoncountyfarmfair.com 
19 Summer Evening Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=7/1/2014
26 Summer Evening Hayride in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=7/1/2014

August
01-10 New Jersey State Fair in East Rutherford, NJ. Info: http://www.newjerseystatefair.org
09 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
23 Fiddle Contest in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=8/1/2014
25 A Visit To The Grave Of James Sherwin Stratton (Who Was Killed In The Second Battle Of Ream's Station As Part Of The American Civil War 150 Years Ago On This Date) in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: I am organizing this event (Links of interest: http://www.lyoncamp.org/Stratton82.htm & http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2013/07/wall_of_heroes_1st_lt_james_s_stratton.html)

28 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
30 Musket Firing Demonstration in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events
30 Indo-American Festival In West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://www.indoamericanfair.com
30 Cannstatter Volksfest Oktoberfest in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://cvvphilly.com
31 Cannstatter Volksfest Oktoberfest in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://cvvphilly.com
31 Indo-American Festival In West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://www.indoamericanfair.com


September
01 Cannstatter Volksfest Oktoberfest in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://cvvphilly.com
01 Musket Firing Demonstration in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events
06 Revolutionary War Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/event & http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html
06 Roar To The Shore Motorcycle Rally in Wildwood, NJ. Info: http://roartotheshoreonline.com  & http://www.lightningcustoms.com/roartotheshore.html
11 Lecture: Black Loyalists In The American Revolution in Morristown, NJ. Info: http://www.southerncampaign.org/calendar-of-events
11 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
13 Musket Firing Demonstration in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events
13 Civil War Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.hcsv.org/events
13 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
13 Civil War Encampment and Reenactment in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
14 Musical Program In Honor Of The 200th Anniversary Of The Writing Of The Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore, MD. Info: http://www.1812music.org/performancschedule.htm
14 1701 William Penn Reenactment in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events

17 Constitution Day Celebration in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://independencehallfoundation.com
20 Musket Firing Demonstration in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events
20 Revolutionary War Encampment Day in Kingston, NJ. Info: http://rockingham.net 
20 Lakewood Renaissance Faire in Lakewood, NJ. Info: http://www.lakewoodrenfaire.com
21 A Visit To Francis Hopkinson's Home On His 275th Birth Anniversary in Bordentown, NJ. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
21 Deutscher Tag (German Day) in Clark, NJ. Info: http://www.deutscherclub.us
21 Program: Confederates In Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?m=4&id=121
23 Revolutionary War Campfire Presentation: They Passed Through This Way in Valley forge, PA. Info: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=544857-232573
25 Freedom For Iran Demonstration in Manhattan, NY. Info:  http://www.oiac.org/events-template/iranian-americans-say-iranian-president-hassan-rouhani-rally-outside-u-n & http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101592375768-16/No+to+Rouhani+092514.pdf & http://iranfreedom.org

25 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
26-8 Italian American Festival in West Windsor, NJ. Info: http://festivalnet.com/61291/West-Windsor-New-Jersey/Festivals/Mercer-County-Italian-American-Festival & http://www.italianamericanfestival.com
26-8 New Jersey 350th Anniversary Event in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com

26 Order Sons Of Italy Olde Time Italian Festival in Wildwood, NJ. Info: http://www.sonsofitalywildwood.org/Upcoming_Events.html & http://www.visitnjshore.com/wildwood/events/2014/wildwood-nj-events-201425037.aspx
27 Italian Festival in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm
27 Order Sons Of Italy Olde Time Italian Festival in Wildwood, NJ. Info: http://www.sonsofitalywildwood.org/Upcoming_Events.html & http://www.visitnjshore.com/wildwood/events//2014/wildwood-nj-events-201425038.aspx
27-8 Historic Soldiers Weekend in Pennsville, NJ. Info: http://www.9thdivision.com/events.htm & http://historicsoldiersweekend.com
27 Musket Firing Demonstration in Titusville, NJ. Info: http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events
27 Fall Flax And Textile Day in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
27 1830s Fall Festival in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
27 Autumn Wagon Tour in Howell, NJ. Info: http://howellfarm.org/cal.aspx?CalDate=9/1/2014
27 Revolutionary War Era Tea Party in Kingston, NJ. Info: http://rockingham.net
28 Early Dutch Music Concert in Kingston, NJ. Info: http://rockingham.net


October
02 Lecture: Vicksburg in Hamilton, NJ. Info: http://campolden.org
03 An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
04 Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day in Philadelphia, PA. Info:  http://fortmifflin.us/upcoming-events/events-calendar
04 Battle Of Germantown Reenactment in Germantown, PA. Info: http://www.cliveden.org/rgf-2014 & http://www.revolutionarygermantown.org &
http://musketsofthecrown.homestead.com/EventPage.html & http://www.1nj.org & http://www.24thcmr.org
04 An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
05 Slavery At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Philaelphia, PA. Info: http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar

05 1770s Festival in Basking Ridge, NJ. Info: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/eventsPrograms/calendar/Events.html#October & http://www.newjerseymilitia.org/events.htm
08 Lecture: The Roles Of Alexander Hamilton And Aaron Burr During The Battle Of Monmouth in Manalapan, NJ. Info: http://friendsofmonmouth.org/schedule14.html
09 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
10 Halloween Happenings in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/october.html
10 The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Event in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
11 The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Event in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
11 Civil War Reenactment in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html
11 Medieval Days in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
11 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
11 The Witches Ball in Mount Holly, NJ. Info: http://thewitchesball.com
11 18th Century Journey Into the Past Program in Bound Brook, NJ. Info: http://www.staatshouse.org/Events.htm
11-15 Victorian Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/october.html
12 Mechanical Music Extravaganza Convention (With Phonograph Players, Cylinder Records, 78 RPM Records And More) in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.victor-victrola.com/Shows%20and%20Auctions.htm & http://antique-sound.com
12 Civil War Reenactment in Allentown, NJ. Info: http://www.eventcrazy.com/Allentown-NJ/events/details/472694-Allentown-Fall-Festival & http://www.allentownnj.com/events
12 Medieval Days in Media, PA. Info: http://colonialplantation.org/eventsandactivities.html
12 17th Century Quaker Wedding Reenactment in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events
18 Blacksmithing And Horseshoeing Demonstration in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/ShowProgram.aspx?Program=80
18 Revolutionary War Event in Union, NJ. Info: http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html & http://www.kean.edu/libertyhall/calendar/october.html
19 Commemoration Of The 150th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Cedar Creek Aka Battle Of Belle Grove Aka Sheridan's Ride As Part Of The American Civil War. Info: I am organizing this event.
19 Assault On Fort Mercer Reenactment in National Park, NJ. Info: http://www.24thcmr.org/page3.php & http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/p/parks/events/18thcentury.asp & http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events/18th-century-field-day-at-red-bank-battlefield & https://www.facebook.com/whitallhouse
19 Revolutionary War Event in Union, NJ. Info: http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html & http://www.kean.edu/libertyhall/calendar/october.html
19 Revolutionary War Event in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com
20 50th Anniversary Of Herbert Hoover's Death. Info: I am organizing this event.
23 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
25 Oktoberfest in Atlantic City, NJ. Info: http://www.bayrische7.com/termine/details/54-usa-atlantic-city-oktoberfest & http://www.atlanticcityweekly.com/events/Oktoberfest-at-Trump-Taj-Mahal-62674407.html & http://www.trumpcasinos.com/d/trumpcasinos/media/PDFs/OctoberPromotions.pdf

26 Oktoberfest in Atlantic City, NJ. Info:http://www.bayrische7.com/termine/details/54-usa-atlantic-city-oktoberfest & http://www.atlanticcityweekly.com/events/Oktoberfest-at-Trump-Taj-Mahal-62674407.html & http://www.trumpcasinos.com/d/trumpcasinos/media/PDFs/OctoberPromotions.pdf
26 1683/1684 Witch Trial Reenactment in Morrisville, PA. Info: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/events
31 Dracula's Ball in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.draculasball.com

November
01 Model Train Show in Burlington, NJ. Info: http://www.burlington32.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Train-show-flyer.pdf & http://www.railserve.com/events/train_shows.html & http://trc.trains.com/events.aspx?page=list&type=1&cat=6
01 World War II Lookout Tower in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/attractions/worldwariilookouttower.php
02 1836 Presidential Election And Women's Suffrage Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events.html

06 Lecture: American Civil War Broadsides in Hamilton, NJ. Info: http://campolden.org 
06 Observance For General George Meade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
07 Lecture: Old Postcards Of South Jersey in Egg Harbor, NJ. Info: http://www.gehthsmuseum.org/calendar.html
07-9 Sherlock Holmes Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/toursevents/sherlockholmesweekend.html
08 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
08 Siege Of Fort Mifflin Revolutionary War Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us & http://musketsofthecrown.homestead.com/EventPage.html & http://www.24thcmr.org/page3.php & http://www.1nj.org

08-09 ATMA Train Show in Allentown, PA. Info: http://www.allentowntrainmeet.com & http://trc.trains.com/events.aspx?page=info&eventid=19211 & http://www.tinplatetimes.com/shows%20and%20events/atma/atma.htm
09 Siege Of Fort Mifflin Revolutionary War Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://fortmifflin.us & http://musketsofthecrown.homestead.com/EventPage.html & http://www.24thcmr.org/page3.php & http://www.1nj.org

09 Punk Rock Flea Market in Trenton, NJ. Info: http://trentonprfm.com
11 Veterans Day Event in Princeton, NJ. Info: http://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com/0000-2014%20Calendar-6-FIN.pdf
13 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
16 A Visit To The Grave Of Hiram Cronk, The Last Surviving Veteran Of The War Of 1812, On The 200th Anniversary Of His Discharge From The Military in Brooklyn, NY. Info: I am organizing this event (Link of interest: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4080)
21 "Christmas In Cape May" in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/november.html
21-3 Holiday Preview Weekend in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/november.html
22 VFW Post 676 Toys For Tots Train Show in Glenside, PA. Info: http://trc.trains.com/events.aspx?page=info&eventid=19348

22 Birth Anniversary Of Lafayette Sabine Foster (Pall-bearer of Abraham Lincoln and someone who would have been President if Andrew Johnson was assassinated) - Location to be announced. Info: http://michaeltheresearcher.blogspot.com
22 Revolutionary War Reenactment in Fort Lee, NJ. Info: http://www.brigade.org/barcal.html & http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html
23 1830s Thanksgiving Reenactment in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/events.html
23 Christkindlmarkt in Clark, NJ. Info: http://deutscherclub.us/DCC_Calendar
27 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html

29 The N├╝rnberg Christkind Visits The Christmas Village in Philadelphia, PA.  Info: http://www.philachristmas.com/211-0-Weekend-Events.html
29 A Soldier's Christmas (Reenactors Portray How Soldiers Celebrated Christmas During Various Wars) in Willow Grove, PA. Info: http://www.graemepark.org/Events.htm (Note: The reenactors usually leave early at Christmas Soldiers events ... sometimes an hour or earlier before the scheduled closing time. If any of you run historic sites and you want someone whom you can count on, I am available to work this kind of event. I have plenty of artifacts for several exhibits.)
29 Colonial Christmas With Revolutionary War Reenactors in Bedminster, NJ. Info: http://www.jvanderveerhouse.com & http://www.lambsartillery.org/events.html

29-30 Greenburg's Train And Toy Show in Edison, NJ. Info: http://greenbergshows.com/shows/2014/2014-11-29.html & http://www.ocsmr.com/pages/upcoming-events
30 Colonial Christmas in Bedminster, NJ. Info: http://www.jvanderveerhouse.com

December
01 "Christmas In Cape May" in Cape May, NJ. Info: http://www.capemaymac.org/toursevents/christmasincapemay.html
04 Lecture: Two American Civil War Soldiers From New Jersey (Robert Aitkin and Matthew Austin) in Hamilton, NJ. Info: http://campolden.org
04-8 Colonial Christmas in Bedminster, NJ. Info: http://www.jvanderveerhouse.com
05 A Christmas Carol Performance in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
06 Battle Of Saint Vith World War II Reenactment in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://78thinfantry.org/Missions.htm  & http://fortmifflin.us
06 Christmas On The Farm in Howell, NJ. Info: http://www.howellfarm.org/ShowProgram.aspx?Program=87
06 Candlelight Shopping in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html?Page_ID=1111

06-07 Ocean City Train Show in Ocean City, NJ. Info: http://www.ocnj.us/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.eventCalendar & http://www.hollybeachtraindepot.com/showschedule.php & http://www.capemaycountychamber.com/mobile/visitors-tourism/events/events-oceancity-nj.htm & http://www.oceancityvacation.com/details/1459-train-show.html
06-7 Weihnachtsmarkt in Sparta, NJ. Info: http://lakemohawkgermanchristmasmarket.com
11 Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://haddonfieldnj.org & http://www.downtownhaddonfield.com
11 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html

12 Candlelight Tour - A Hessian Christmas (Revolutionary War Event) in National Park, NJ. Info:  http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/p/parks/events/ctrb.asp
12 A Christmas Carol Performance in Farmingdale, NJ. Info: http://allairevillage.org/tickets.html
13 Historic Holly Day And Battle Of Iron Works Hill Reenactment in Mount Holly, NJ. Info: http://www.ironworkshill.org & http://www.24thcmr.org
13 Krampuslauf Krampus Parade in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://krampuslaufphiladelphia.com

13 Punk Rock Flea Market in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.r5productions.com/event/650493-punk-rock-flea-market-philadelphia
13 Philadelphia Record Riot in Philadelphia, PA. Info:  http://irisrecordsjc.com/philadelphia
13 Historic Soldiers Christmas in Pennsville, NJ. Info: http://www.9thdivision.com/events.htm (Note: The reenactors usually leave early at Christmas Soldiers events ... sometimes an hour or earlier before the scheduled closing time. If any of you run historic sites and you want someone whom you can count on, I am available to work this kind of event. I have plenty of artifacts for several exhibits.)
13 Wayne Record And CD Collector's Expo/Convention in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.showsandexpos.com/rswayne.htm
13 Christmas House Tour in Mullica Hill, NJ. Info: http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html?Page_ID=1111
13-4 Historic Homes And Buildings Holiday Candlelight Tour in Havre De Grace, MD. Info: http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org/events_calendar_lockhouse_museum.html

13-14 Greenburg's Train And Toy Show in Oaks, PA. Info: http://www.greenbergshows.com/shows/2014/2014-12-13.html
14 Christmas Train Ride in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm

14 Punk Rock Flea Market in Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.r5productions.com/event/650513-punk-rock-flea-market-philadelphia
18 Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield, NJ. Info: http://haddonfieldnj.org & http://www.downtownhaddonfield.com
19 Annual March In Of The Continental Army Commemoration in Valley Forge, PA. Info: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=347823-232573
20 Christmas Train Ride in Smithville, NJ. Info: http://www.colonialinnsmithville.com/towneevents/index.htm

21 Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA.  Info: http://www.christmascity.org/event/124/christkindlmarkt-bethlehem
25 Washington's Crossing Reenactment in Titusville, NJ & Washington Crossing, PA. Info: http://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/events
25 Sky-Viewing Event (with a 20-Inch Telescope) in Piscataway, NJ. Info: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
27 Battle Of Trenton Revolutionary War Reenactment in Trenton,  NJ. Info: http://patriotsweek.com

28 Wayne Train Show in Wayne, NJ. Info: http://www.eastcoasttrainparts.com/wayne.htm

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