The weekend of the 9th and 10th of December is packed with wonderful holiday events in the history community. It's hard to choose from among the many invitaions. On Thursday evening, the 8th, I worked with the other volunteers greeting visitors and giving tours at the Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield. On Saturday, Loretta Kelly (chief preservationist workin on White Hill in Fieldsboro) and I went to Mount Holly for the re-enactment of the Iron Works Hill battle. We had lunch in the Robin's Nest, delicious always, and visited many quaint stores including the one that specializes in music. While in that store, we were invited to join the owner for birthday cake!
At Jersey Made, across the street we talked with John Nagy, whose new book SPIES is out. He was signing them for purchasers. I have two other books he has written, Rebellion in the Ranks and Invisible Ink, both excellent.
On Sunday, another friend and I went to Greenwich for their historic house tour. I was finally able to visit two places I've often passed but never was able to get inside before, the Tenant House at the end of The Great Street, and the Marine Museum, with a remarkably interesting curator.
We visited the Gibbon House, and ate home-made gingerbread cookies, then enjoyed the Santa Lucia Fest at the Presbyterian Church before driving home at sunset. My companion, Dorothy, works as a tour guide in Phila. for the Assoc. Tour Guides, among other vocations and avocations.
My tour guiding at the Indian King Tavern made it possible to add another stamp to my Passport to Adventure booklet.
More later! Enjoy!