August Open House at Salt Box Museum

BFS21157103-SaltBoxOpenFlagJoin us for guided tours of the Salt Box House and all it’s artifacts and exhibits on Sunday, August 2nd, 1-3 PM.  Learn about the history of New Providence and beyond.

The next open house will be Sunday, September 13th, 1-3 PM

The Museum will also be open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 17 & 18, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

The Salt Box Museum is located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.

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Open House at Salt Box Museum

Kitchen in the Saltbox MuseumJoin us for guided tours of the Salt Box House and all it’s artifacts and exhibits on Sunday, July 12, 1-3 PM. Future Open Houses include:

  • Sunday, August 2, 1-3 PM
  • Sunday, September 13, 1-3 PM

The Museum will also be open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 17 & 18, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

The Salt Box Museum is located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.

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Flag Retirement Ceremony at NP American Legion Post

American Legion Post 433 of New Providence, New Jersey will conduct its annual Flag Retirement Service on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2015, beginning at 7 pm. The Legion will properly destroy approximately 3,000 United States flags that have been worn by use and the passage of time. The New Providence Police Honor Guard will participate in this service, and the Honorable Al Morgan, Mayor of the Borough of New Providence will speak. All are welcome to attend this service, which will be held outside the Legion at 357 Elkwood Avenue.

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Salt Box Museum Open House Schedule for Summer 2015

Join us for guided tours of the Salt Box House and all it’s artifacts and exhibits.

Sunday, June 7, 1-3 PM
Sunday, July 12, 1-3 PM
Sunday, August 2, 1-3 PM
Sunday, September 13, 1-3 PM

The Museum will also be open for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend event on October 17 & 18, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

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“Salt Box Craft Fair” Set for May 2nd

The Salt Box Fair will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 9 AM to 3 PM, on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum grounds located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ. The rain date is 5/9/2015.

On sale will be antiques, books, toys, jewelry and other collectables. Proceeds from the sale go toward a $500 scholarship for a current
New Providence High School student.

Outside vendors will also be attending, as will “Bubby” the clown.
Some of the attending vendors include:

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Society’s Annual Dinner on April 16, 2015

At the Society’s Annual Dinner on April 16th, we will be treated to a talk by J. Richard Pierce on the more unusual historical aspects of the American flag. Mr. Pierce is the author of the 2005 book, The Stars and Stripes, Fabric of the American Spirit, which highlights the evolution and broad variations the flag has undergone.

The event will begin at 6PM at the Berkeley Plaza, 735 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The cost is just $35 per ticket for hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a stimulating speaker. Copies of Mr. Pierce’s book will be available for purchase.

Below is a preview video of Mr. Pierce.

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Holiday Open House – December 7, 2014

The Society will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at the Salt Box Museum, located at 1350 Springfield Avenue, near the center of New Providence.
Join us for holiday cheer and refreshments!

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Save the Date – October 23, 2014

Our guest speaker will be Janet Stafford, an author of historical novels, including Saint Maggie and Walk by Faith, will be speaking about the Underground Railroad in New Jersey . Her third novel, provisionally titled After the Storm, is expected to be published in October.

Meeting begins at 7:00pm  Speaker at 7:30pm. So save the date.

Admission will be free.

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Salt Box Fair Opens Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9am – 3pm

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The 2014 Salt Box Fair will be open 9AM to 3PM on the grounds of the Salt Box Museaum at 1350 Springfield Avenue, near the center of New Providence. Lots of fun, treasures, craft for all. Download Salt Box Fair flyer here.

This year’s fair will include a “Bubby” the Clown and a magician.
Vendors will include:

  • Leigh K. Cole – “Leigh’s Jams Jellies & Goodies” www.LeighsJams.com
  • Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc. www.homeforgooddogs.org
  • Donna Gunther- Collectibles
  • Secret Garden Soap of Madison – www.secretgardensoapofmadison.com
  • Enchanted Forest Crafts – www.etsy.com/shop/WendiMulvey
  • Christine Napolitano – Knit items
  • Joseph La Gregor – The Flats For Feathered Friends – Bird Houses
  • Dee Tamburro – Crochet & Knit items
  • Remy’s Gems – Jewelry
  • Laura Kropl – Assortment of stuff
  • Anita Torsiello – Knits by Nonna Assorted Knits
  • Jojo’s Bags and Things – www.jojosbagsandthings.com
  • Scott & Kat Bale – Dept 56
  • Rosemarie A Hilse – Crafts, collectibles, small furniture
  • Laura Fazzio – upcycled sweater pet beds
  • Eileen Osborne – “Reincarnations” – vintage Jewelry & Accessories

The fair will also have slightly used books and other items for sale.

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Annual Dinner Honors Members & Shares History

The Society held its Annual Dinner at the Berkeley Plaza on April. Before dinner, President Linda Kale made Charles Hovanec and Tony Shipani honorary members for their support to the Society.

Former President John Bale and former Recording Secretary Marion Bale were honored for their service. John Bale, who was President for 13 years, was given an inscribed clock. Marion Bale, the society’s secretary, received a bouquet of flowers. John Bale said, “It was a pleasure to be the president for 13 years. It wouldn’t have been successful without you folks.”

After dinner, Robert Mayers spoke about local involvement in the Revolutionary War. Mayers is the author of The War Man, The Alison-Mayers Family History, and the upcoming book, The Forgotten Revolution. His new book will cover the critical battlefields, encampments and sites in the American Revolution that have been forgotten or ignored by history. Many of these significant events occurred locally, including in New Providence.

You can read more about Mayers at RevolutionaryDetective.com.

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