The Whitesbog Preservation Trust will host its 1920s Cranberry Harvest Living History Tours and Antiques Show on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Beginning at 10:00 AM, visitors will be able Shop dozens of Antique Dealers for vintage tools, toys, postcards, bottles & turn-of-the-Century collectible treasures…. Free admission and parking.
At 1:00 PM, Enjoy the reenactment of a 1920’s Cranberry Harvest and Learn about Whitesbog’s founder and legendary cranberry grower, J.J. White, his daughter and blueberry innovator, Elizabeth C. White, and other residents of Whitesbog from scientists to berry pickers. Docents in period dress will guide you through the Village’s many museums and historic buildings.
Visit all Whitesbog Village’s interpreted museums & historic landscapes with to:
• Meet Whitesbog’s founder and famed cranberry grower, J. J. White, and harvest your own cranberry’s with an authentic 1920s cranberry scoop.
• Meet Elizabeth Coleman White and tour her historic home and office at Suningive.
• Learn about a typical villager’s day in the Workers’ Cottage.
• Meet Charles Beckwith and visit the 1st Rutgers’ Experimental Research Substation (circa 1920).
• Visit the Paymaster’s Shed and trade your cranberries in for a 1920s pickers voucher – then spend it in the General Store.
• Enjoy a Wagon ride out into the Bogs and old time bluegrass by the Blueberry Jam Band.
Tour admission: Adults $8, Children 5 to18 years old are $5, Children under 4 years are free
Reservations are requested to 609-893-4646
Historic Whitesbog Village is located on County Route 530 at mile marker 13, just 1.3 miles Northwest of Route 70, and a few miles southeast of Browns Mills, NJ.
GPS or Mapquest address: 120 North Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015. Telephone (609) 893-4646 for more information
Visit our Website: www.whitesbog.org for Directions from the Tri-State Area—using I-95, the New Jersey Turnpike & the Garden State Parkway.
Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders.