Museum Makes History Come Alive

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CLARK—Are you tired of the same thing every weekend? 

The Dr. William Robinson Plantation and Museum, located at 593 Madison Hill Road, offers something old and exciting for the whole family. The museum’s Living History Weekend will take place Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

Civil War-era history will come alive at the Dr. William Robinson Plantation and Museum in Clark this weekend. (File photo)

Civil War-era history will come alive at the Dr. William Robinson Plantation and Museum in Clark this weekend. (File photo)

Some highlights of the weekend will be Civil War re-enactors from the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer, Company D, The 6th New York Independent Battery, from Rahway, dancing and underpinning demonstrations from the period. 

Visitors will be able to learn about the art of chair canning, hat box making and 1860s reproduction quilts. A toy maker will be on hand, displaying playthings “then and now.” Visitors can learn about toys and games played in the 1860s and earlier. 

On Sunday, there will be a discussion on Victorian Tea. Visitors will learn the difference between High and Low Tea. An actor portraying Abraham Lincoln will be on hand for the weekend festivities.   

Although this event is free to the public, donations will be accepted to help offset costs. For more information, email Dr.robinsonplantation@hotmail.com or call 732-340-1571.


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