Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, December 8, 2017
6:30, 7:00, and &:30 pm (Reservation Required)
Gift Giving (Children under 12)
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Garland and snowflake making
Tree Lighting Reservations
The Historical Society of Plainfield continues their collaboration with Crescent Concerts. On Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 3 PM, the program entitled "Love is a Many Splendor Thing" will be taking place at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
Ticket prices are: General Admission $20.00; Seniors $15.00; Student/Child $5.00.
Tickets are available for purchase from the Historical Society Board of Trustees at 602 West Front Street Plainfield, NJ 07060, (908) 755-5831. A portion of the proceeds of tickets purchased through the Historical Society will benefit the Drake House Museum and Society's mission.
Program listed is tentative and subject to change.
O God, Beyond All Praising, Holst/arr. Richard Proulx (#1223)
The Seal Lullaby, Eric Whitacre (FAA)
Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Phillip Stopford (#1226)
If Music Be fhe Food of Love, David C. Dickau (#1 )
Lamb of God, What Wondrous Love, Fauré /arr. Allan Robert Petker (#1068)
If Ye Love Me, Thomas Tallis (NCAB #35, p.177) - Xeroxed
Silent Noon, David C. Dickau (FAA)
Neighbor's Chorus (from the comic opera, “La jolie Parfumeuse”, Jacques Offenbach (FBS)
Love Came Down at Christmas, Crawford R. Thoburn (#1231)
Thy Perfect Love, John Rutter (#659)
Greater Love Hath No Man, John Ireland (#214)
For He Is Our Peace, Phillip Stopford (#1232)
Londonderry Air, arr. Bob Chilcott (FAA)
How Do I Love Thee?, Eric Nelsonr (#1235)
Ms. Bonnie Witzgall is a member of the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI), an amateur astronomy organization in Central New Jersey. Founded in 1949, it currently has over 200 members, making it one of the largest astronomy clubs in the United States.
The home of AAI is the William Miller Sperry Observatory on the campus of the Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. The observatory houses two of the largest telescopes on the East Coast for amateur use. The East Dome holds a 10-inch f/15 refractor built by AAI members. The West Dome has a 24-inch f/11 Cassegrain reflector purchased by AAI.
NOTE: Due to scheduling conflict, please note date change.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 PM
In a dramatic presentation set in 1943, the Historical Society will be hosting a meeting to promote "war work" for women. Come and hear a testimonial from Rosie Niemiec (historical interpreter Stacy Flora Roth) , a housewife who decided to do her bit for the war effort (and surprise her husband) by taking a job as a welder in a shipyard.
This unique presentation features a character monologue, a display of period artifacts and ephemera, and a discussion of women's participation on the home front. Members of the audience are invited to share memories, memorabilia, and personal and family stories of the WWII.
This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sunday, March 20, 2016