Upcoming Events at the Parker Homestead in Little Silver

Saturday, July 13, 11AM - 3PM

Historic Base Ball Game

It’s our annual historic base ball game! (That’s not a typo, it used to be two words!) Come see the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club vs NY Mutuals. House open 11-3, game starts around 12/12:30. Free and open to all. Donations accepted.


Sunday, September 22, 9 AM – 2 PM

Antique Car Show

Join us at our annual antique car show! House open for tours. Free and open to all. Donations accepted.


Sunday, October 27, 2 PM

Seeking 1880s Middlesex County Petit Juror Records

As I have mentioned here before, I am working on a new book about Thomas Mundy Peterson, the first African-American to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, in Perth Amboy. I want to have this done in time for 2020, which will mark the 150th anniversary of his vote. He mentioned going on to do such things as attend political conventions and serve as a petit juror in a subsequent interview with a New York Tribune  correspondent.

Seeking Image of 19th Century New Jersey Print Shop

I am creating some displays for East Jersey Old Town to be installed in the room where the "living history" print shop is set up. We are looking for a good image of a typical print shop in the 1800s, showing equipment and workers. This will be enlarged as a mural for one of the walls. It should be in New Jersey, especially in Middlesex County if possible. There are some images online, but the source is uncited and the resolution too low to withstand being enlarged to the size needed.


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