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10:00 am 2018_ Apr 1st Sat wak

April 7 (Sat.), Walking in Nature, Wellness Walk. 10 a.m. – noon.  Spring Lake Trail, Roebling Park.  Meet at Spring Lake. Take South Broad St. to Sewell Ave., turn onto Sewell, drive to end, turn left and drive down the hill to the parking lot. Trail is flat. Guide: Kelly Rypkema.

All 1st Saturday Abbott Marshlands Walks will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last until noon. In addition to RWJ – Hamilton, Friends for the Abbott Marshlands, and Tulpehaking Nature Center, these walks are cosponsored by Mercer County Park Commission, Bordentown Twp. Environmental Commission, and D&R Canal State Park.

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10:00 am 2018_Canal Walk_History Weekend_

April 14/ 15 – History Weekend – other details TBA,

April 14 (Sat.), Canal Walk with Robert Barth, D&R Canal Watch, 10 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Bordentown Light Rail Station, located at 100 West Park Street in Bordentown. We will walk through Bordentown, admiring the architecture, on the way to Crosswicks Creek, Lock 1, and the Towpath Trail.

12:00 pm History

History Weekend
Apr. 14 (Sat.) Bordentown Historical Museum, exhibit:
Point Breeze and the Natural World.
noon– 4 p.m, 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505. Exhibit of Joseph Bonaparte furnishings from Point Breeze, his home in Bordentown, and artifacts from his nephew and son-in-law Charles Lucien Bonaparte, a distinguished naturalist. Free, donations appreciated.

1:00 pm History_ Shad

History Weekend
Apr. 14 (Sat). “
Discover the American Shad” with Susan Plaisted, 1– 3 p.m. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610. It’s spring! How do you know? The shadbush is in bloom and the shad are journeying up the Delaware River in large numbers. In this family-friendly program, learn about the important role this fish served for both the Lenape and Colonists, and try your hand at making cordage for nets, fish scaling and other skills of the historic fishermen. $5/person or $20/family. Registration required to natureprograms@mercercounty.org or 609-888 3218.

1:00 pm History_Watson House

History Weekend
Apr. 15 (Sun). Watson House tours, 1–4 p.m., 151 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610. View this historic house with Daughters of the American Revolution guides. Built in 1708, Watson House is the oldest house in Mercer County. Group tours run for 30 minutes. No registration needed. Free.

1:00 pm History_Point Breeze

History Weekend
Apr. 15 (Sun). History Walk with Dr. Richard Veit at Divine Word, 1– 3 p.m. Meet at Parking lot at 101 Park St., Bordentown, NJ. 08505. Walk the grounds of Divine Word, former site of Point Breeze, home of Joseph Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. Dr. Veit, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University, has led archeological explorations of the site and will share details of the area. Before the walk, Dr. Charles Leck will talk briefly about the scientific contributions of Charles Lucien Bonaparte, often called the father of American ornithology, who was nephew and son-in-law of Joseph Bonaparte. No registration needed. Free.

 

3:00 pm 2018_History Weekend

History Weekend
Apr. 15 (Sun.) Bordentown Historical Museum, exhibit:
Point Breeze and the Natural World.
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– 4 p.m, 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ 08505. Exhibit of Joseph Bonaparte furnishings from Point Breeze, his home in Bordentown, and artifacts from his nephew and son-in-law Charles Lucien Bonaparte, a distinguished naturalist. Free, donations appreciated.

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