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What's New  April - June 2014
Events   Workshops   Exhibitions

       Sunday  April 13th 2014  2:00pm

    What Old Dutch and German
           Barns are Telling Us

Mark Pilipski is an historian of timber-framed barns, a mason and an author who has researched 18th & 19th century barns for many years. His work is soon to be published in The Old Barn Book: Building with Timbers, Building with Stone. This discussion and lecture is particularly fitting for the Village, as the historic Runyon Wagon Barn/Granary is just such a structure. Offered free of charge but space is limited, so please register.    
        Location is East Jersey Olde Towne Village
                 1050 River Road,    Piscataway

           Free of Charge/Registration Required
               Call 732.745.4489 or TTY users call 732.745.3888

Weaving of the Palms
Saturday April 12, 2014
                           1:30pm - 3:00pm

                        Free of Charge

Palaspas are young coconut palm fronds that are woven into intricate designs, created especially for Palm Sunday or the Domingo de Ramos, as it is called in the Philippines. Presented by master folk artist Mary Rose Amistad, Samahan Cultural Heritage/Eastern Seaboard. Registration required       East Jersey Olde Towne Village
        1050 River Road, Piscataway  732.745.4489


Hoh Daiko Drummers   Traditional Japanese Folk Art
Middlesex County College Performing Arts Center

Saturday May 3rd 2014   3:00pm

Folklife Program for New Jersey
presents a tradition rarely seen in Middlesex County, with the Hoh Daiko Drummers from Seabrook, NJ. Drums were used to signal information in times of conflict, as an accompaniment for chanting at Buddhist temples and during other sacred rituals. The Japanese drum is key to theatrical performances, especially when the story is ancient or a legend. Lastly, the drum ushered in festivals and holidays and other significant dates in the cultural calendar. Offered without charge - registrations are a MUST as this will be a very popular program

The Colleges Performing Arts center is located at 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ. Funded by NJ State Council on the Arts/Dept of State.
          Call 732.745.4489 or TTY users call 732.745.3888

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All Programs are offered free of charge
unless otherwise specified.

Please Note: Registration is required for all events, as space is limited. Please call 732.745.4489 for registration information and directions to event locations. Be sure to tell us the name of the program for which you are registering. Persons with hearing disabilities may call, 732.745.3888 (TTY users only), or 711, the New Jersey Relay System.  All program sites are ADA compliant.






Landmark Project

Archaeological Findings and Interpretation

the lost community of


Raritan Landing . . .


           Rediscovering a Forgotten Past


        Opening Sunday   May 4th 2014    2:00 pm


Celebrate with us as we present artifacts from the Raritan Landing digs, specially commissioned murals, Raritan Landing publications and a children's book on archaeology (available as supplies last), period music,  opening refreshments!  Registration a MUST. No charge. Raritan Landing was once a thriving port community along the Raritan River in what is now called Piscataway. The commerce, international trading and extent of this bustling port were unknown to us before the uncovering of tens of thousands of artifacts. This is a permanent exhibition, from many years of research and discovery. After May 4th, the project is open to the public Tuesday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm and every Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. We are on staff on Mondays, and welcome visitors, but that is an administrative day, so please call ahead. To learn more go to www.co.middlesex.nj.us/raritanlanding

     Runyon House at East Jersey Olde Towne Village 

                     1050 River Road,  Piscataway

Call 732.745.4489 or TTY users call 732.745.3888

Cornelius Low House
   Got Work? WPA in New Jersey presents


Rene Goodwin
of American Historical Theater



An Evening with Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt -the Early Years

Eleanor Roosevelt - the War Years


Location is East Jersey Olde Towne Village
1050 River Road,    Piscataway

Free of Charge/Registration Required
Call 732.745.4489 or TTY users call 732.745.3888

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Programs representing the ethnic traditions and cultures are part of the Cultural and Heritage Commission's  Folklife Program for New Jersey. It is funded by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Dept of State, a partner program of National Endowment for the Arts. We are very proud to receive this prestigious funding.


The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum and the East Jersey Olde Towne Village are funded in part by a GOS grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission/Department of State. 

And the Commission is a department of Middlesex County government, funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Thank you for voting the
Cornelius Low House Museum

One of the Best
Museums in Central Jersey Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Best of Central Jersey

Program sites are accessible. An Assistive Listening System is in use and available during  all programs. An American Sign Language interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are also available upon request at the Village and Low House for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the progra ms.


All event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please call for more information.

For changes due to inclement weather,
please call
our Weather-line, 732.296.8966,
on the day of the scheduled program.

The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission is funded in part by the
New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State

Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission 703 Jersey Ave  New Brunswick, NJ 08901-3605
(732) 745 4489       FAX (732) 745 4524      Email   
culturalandheritage@co.middlesex.nj.us      TTY users only call (732) 745 3888