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May 2018

New Jersey’s Colonial Architectural Told in 100 Buildings

May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
Free

New Jersey’s wide variety of 17th and 18th century extant architecture is the focus of an illustrated talk by David Veasey on May 10th at 7:30 pm at the Bethel in Mount Tabor, NJ. The talk is based on Veasey’s book, New Jersey’s Colonial Architectural Told in 100 Buildings. In this the most crowded and developed state in the union, a substantial number of buildings remain from our colonial past, including the Royal Governor’s Mansion in Perth Amboy, the still functioning Black Horse Inn in Mendham, the meetinghouse style Fairfield Presbyterian Church in…

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June 2018

Heirloom Refinishing: Making Furniture as Good as Old

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States

Refreshments at 7:00pm. Program at 7:30pm. Herb Stocknoff of Heirloom Refinishing in Rockaway, NJ, will share 40 years of experience in refinishing fine furniture. He will display a refinishing job in progress and dispel some "myths" of furniture refinishing including when to refinish and what to leave untouched. The word "antique' will be defined and how veneer got a bad name explained. Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Bethel in Mt Tabor.  The program is co-sponsored by the Mount Tabor Historical Society and…

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July 2018

Lantern Painting – Make and Take!

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
$1

The Mount Tabor Historical Society presents Make & Take: Decorate a Paper Chinese Lantern Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Bethel For adults and children! Come join the fun and decorate a traditional paper lantern, reflecting the heritage of illumination events in Mount Tabor with a modern day twist – decorate your lantern in any creative style you wish. We encourage participants to display their lanterns proudly on Children’s Day! One lantern per person, please. Quantities are limited,…

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September 2018

25th Annual Mount Tabor House Tour

September 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30

25 sites on tour in honor of our 25th Anniversary Year! Only $25 when purchased in advance! Mount Tabor, New Jersey, an historic Camp Meeting community on the National Register of Historic Places, showcases interiors of 19 cottages, plus 6 other historic buildings/sites on a self-guided, walkable tour – your opportunity to look inside these charming gingerbread "dollhouses!". Special Features: House Tours, House Museum, Camp Meeting Tent, Vintage Clothing Exhibit provided by the Morris County Historical Society, an itinerant Preacher,…

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November 2018

Holiday Craft Fair and Cookie Walk

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
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Vintage collectibles, hand-made crafts with a Victorian flair, and a cookie walk! Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 5-8pm  *Members Only Preview Sale* Join or renew your membership to shop early! Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 9am-4pm Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 12-3pm Located in the Bethel Pavilion.

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February 2019

Valentine Make & Take

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
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$1.00

This fun event, for both kids and adults, is an opportunity to gather with your friends and neighbors to make some creative Valentine cards and crafts for the special people in your life! All supplies are provided, no experience necessary.  RSVP is required, limited to 30 participants. Please call Beth Shaw at home: 973-586-1564 or cell: 973-714-7344 to reserve your space. Fee is only $1 to cover supplies.  

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March 2019

“New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More”

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
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Free

Linda Barth presents her new book “New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters, and More” What makes New Jersey so special? In addition to culture, wonderful suburban towns, a high standard of living, strong public schools, a mild climate, mountains and beaches, we must add one more: innovation. In addition to the creations of Bell Labs and Thomas Edison, New Jersey has innovators and inventors galore. In the first volume, A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From…

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Founder’s Day Open House

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
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The Historical Society will have an historical exhibit to celebrate Mount Tabor's 150th Anniversary in the Bethel Pavilion. Along with other community organizations, the Society will have a display table to promote our upcoming events, a prize drawing, and invite you to come and see how you can get involved in the community and participate in our year-long celebrations. See you there!

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April 2019

“Cottage Communities” Author Sara Hines Presents Images and Discussion of Camp Meetings

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
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In honor of Mount Tabor's 150th Anniversary year, the Historical Society has invited author Sara Hines for a special presentation based on her book "Cottage Communities – The American Camp Meeting Movement: a Study in Lean Urbanism". Sara N. Hines is an architect, urban designer, and photographer. She has practiced and taught architecture for many years and is now based in Massachusetts, where she continues to practice and research Camp Meetings and work for their preservation. Her book has many…

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May 2019

Author Joe Grabas: “Owning New Jersey” – Researching Your House History

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bethel, Trinity Park
Mount Tabor, NJ 07878 United States
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Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes & the Pursuit of Happiness Joe Grabas joins us to share his knowledge and expertise in researching land titles and to discuss how to research your own house history. Joe Grabas is a nationally certified land title professional who has researched real property records in New Jersey for thirty years. He is the state's leading land title educator and former president of the New Jersey Land Title Association. He founded the…

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