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Summer Saturdays By The Bay

Join us for Summer Saturdays By the Bay for free, family-friendly programming.  Summer Saturdays offer hands-on children’s activities, educational programs, entertainment and an exploration of the outdoor environment right here in Bivalve, New Jersey! FREE!

3rd Annual Heritage Day – August 20th, 2016, 11-4:00

This year, Heritage Day’s theme will feature the region’s pre-1800’s history. It will be an opportunity to learn about Colonial local history and architecture and explore your own history.

Speakers: Presentations throughout the day include a genealogy workshop, early homes of Cumberland County lecture and a talk on preserving your family’s history.

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Time: 1:00pm – Genealogy 101 with Ginny Wallace, Assistant Director, Vineland NJ Family History Center. Learn tips and resources for researching your family’s history using FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com. Just getting started? Or, are you an old pro? Come with your questions. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is known for preserving and making accessible genealogical records on www.familysearch.org that will help identify ancestors. The church sponsors about 4700 Family History Centers throughout the world, which are satellite libraries of the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Time: 2:15pm – Architecture of Early Homes of Cumberland County.  Michael J. Chiarappa, Professor of History at Quinnipiac University of Hamden, CT will have a presentation on  some of the prevalents architectural patterns between Greenwich and Port Norris.

Time: 3:00pm – New Sweden Centre.  Four representatives from the center will present information on the Swedish settlement and Abdullah Muhammad will be portraying Anthony Swart ( BlackAnthony), providing information on New Sweden’s Best Known African.

Exhibits: Informative displays presented by local historical societies, information about the Bayshore Center’s history archives and genealogy help throughout the day provided by the NJ Family History Center.  Learn how these entities can assist you with researching your genealogy or local history.

The New Sweden Centre volunteers will appear in Colonial clothing and will feature children’s games to interact with children of all ages.

Swedish GranaryThe Cumberland County Historical Society will provide update on their research on the Swedish Granary and the ongoing tree ring project to date the structure.

There will be a display of 150-300 year old building materials of timbers, shingles, trim and nails.

Activities for children will be available all day, including a scavenger hunt.

Music – Valerie Vaughn, New Jersey’s Troubadour  – On the wharves, noon-3:00

Food: The Oyster Cracker Cafe will be open for lunch from 11-4:00.


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