Barnegat Heritage Village Opening on April 8

Apr 02, 2018

People wanting to look at what life was like in Barnegat Township in the 19th century can drop by the Barnegat Township Historical Society’s Heritage Village on East Bay Avenue. Consisting of several historic buildings, the complex will open for the season on Sunday, April 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. After that, it will be opened on the first Sunday of each month through September.

Special tours on other dates can be arranged. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

Fronting the East Bay Avenue village is the Lippincott-Falkinburg House, which dates to the mid-19th century, and the Edwards House, which dates to the late 18th century. The complex also features a butcher shop, barbershop, corn shed and cabin. All were moved to the village from their original sites, beginning with Lippincott in 1967.

Cindy Janowiak, historical society vice president, said that as a nonprofit organization, the society relies on donations and various fundraising events to pay for maintenance and restoration of the Heritage Village.

“We are continuing with restoring the ceiling of the barber shop,” she said. “We will be participating in the town-wide yard sale on April 28 wherein we will be selling donated items at the village.”

Donations can be sent to the society at P.O. Box 381, Barnegat, N.J. 08005. For further information, call society Janowiak at 609-698-3788 or email Barnegat.historical@gmail.com. —E.E.

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