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Free Copier for Non-Profit

The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton NJ is looking for a new home for its copier machine since the Museum has upgraded to a new copier/printer. The copier is approx 48''H x22''W x''24''L and prints black and white. If you know of any non-profits who might be interested, please email Marie at admin@theredmill.org. Must be able to pick it up.


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Today in New Jersey history - June 17

[Editor's note: Thanks to Joe Bilby digging up these TINJH entries]

June 17, 1797: Charles Newbold of Chesterfield Township in Burlington County patented an improved plow, with iron moldboard, share and landside cast of iron in one piece at Hanover Furnace. In practice, the device did not work out, as conservative local farmers refused to consider it over the traditional wooden plow, some allegedly maintaining that the iron poisoned the ground, and he ceased manufacturing it.

“Images of America: Mount Tabor” book signing June 22nd

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown NJ is celebrating the 350th anniversary of New Jersey with book signings by authors whose work explores aspects of the state’s history. On Sunday June 22nd Beth Shaw will be available to sign and sell the book “Images of America: Mount Tabor” to museum visitors during touring hours 1pm – 4pm. Visitors may also wish to visit the second floor gallery exhibit “Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts” which stars the Museum’s collection of New Jersey stoneware, silver, and artists such as Thomas Nast, A.B.