I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Barnegat Heritage Village

What: Barnegat Heritage Village

Where: East Bay Ave.
             Barnegat, NJ

Who: All ages

Me - The Barnegat Historical Society Heritage Village, wow! It was interesting. I liked learning about how the people lived a long time ago. Some cool things we saw there were an old bed that had ropes under it instead of a mattress, and an old doll house. They also had a small Victrola. My Dad has a bigger one.  The houses people lived in there were so small. I could touch the ceiling with my hand. At some parts my head could even touch the ceiling. I have seen some old houses before that were bigger though like when I was in Amish Country. At the Barnegat Heritage Village, they also had an old butcher shop and an old barber shop. I had never seen those before. They were interesting. In one of the houses, there was a room where they had a picture of all these old sea captains. The woman who was taking us on the tour actually lived in one of the old sea captain's houses.The whole Heritage Village was very small. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. However, it was still fun to learn about the history of Barnegat.*

*The above is a guest post by older sister, Melia.

Mom's view: If you live in or near the Jersey shore or if you visit there, and you like your history in small doses, Barnegat Heritage Village is perfect for you. The Village consists of four main buildings and three smaller structures. It includes a house known as the Lippincott-Faulkenburg House, a Barber Shop, another house known as the Edwards House, a Butcher Shop, a corn crib, a motel cabin and a three hole outhouse.  The buildings are quite packed together and the area is not really well marked so if you are not looking for you it will probably pass right by it. However, quite a lot of historical artifacts are contained within this small area and each of the four main buildings is loaded with them. The buildings are open to the public on the first Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 when tours are given by members of the Barnegat Historical Society. The tours are free and quite informative. Very young children or those with no interest in history or historical items would probably not enjoy the Barnegat Heritage Village. However, those who do have an interest in history particularly Barnegat and Ocean County history would love it.  For more information go to http://barnegathistoricalsociety.com/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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