Ornament Making Workshop
Jersey Blues handcrafted star ornaments for our upcoming tree decorating at the American Hungarian Foundation tree exhibit, opening on December 8th!
Assembling Patriotic Welcome Bags for New U.S. Citizens
Jersey Blue members assembled patriotic welcome bags for new citizens sworn in at a citizenship ceremony in Princeton, New Jersey.
Read Across America Day 2018
Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Jersey Blue members dressed the part and joined Adamsville School librarian, Kelly Mummer, in reading to students from a selection of books donated by the chapter.
Dedication of the Third Reading of the Declaration of Independence
On the 241st anniversary of the third reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Neilson, Jersey Blue members, Colonel John Neilson Society, C.A.R. members and direct descendants of Colonel Neilson attended the statue dedication and unveiling depicting that moment in history. With several direct descendants of Colonel Neilson as members, Jersey Blue and Colonel John Neilson Society each contributed sponsorships to build the statue's base.
Middlesex County History Day 2017
Jersey Blue and Colonel John Neilson members practiced their colonial curtsies at the fun-filled historical celebrations of Middlesex County's History Day at the East Jersey Olde Town Village.
Youth Good Citizenship Award
Past Regent Mimi Chu presented a Youth Citizenship Award certificate and pin to Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel Matthew Jackson at the New Jersey Wing Conference where Jackson was honored as Cadet of the Year.
Holiday Gift Bags for Veterans
Each Thursday, Jersey Blues run a clothing distribution room at the Menlo Park Veterans' Home. The clothing is all new and donated by various groups for the use and comfort of the veteran residents. Enthusiastic Jersey Blue volunteers sorted and packed items into holiday gift bags for residents during the holiday season.
Holiday Social 2016
Jersey Blues and guests visited the Cornelius Low House in Piscataway, New Jersey where several items from Buccleuch Mansion are on loan for display. Afterwards, members gathered for a Holiday Social get-together for good food, good friends and good times!
Adamsville School Multicultural Night 2016
Jersey Blues represented America at the 2nd Annual Multicultural Night at Adamsville School in Bridgewater, New Jersey with over 350 school staff, parents and students as they learned about the many countries and cultures represented in the school.
Spring Fling Mini Golf
Jersey Blues hosted Spring Fling Mini Golf at the Menlo Park Veterans' Home. Volunteers clapped and cheered for the players!
Past Program: Buttons and the Stories They Tell
Barbara Michaels, professional appraiser and button collector, shared memories from her prized collection and how she began collecting buttons.
Past Exhibit: Bridal Gowns of the Last 100 Years
Celebrating 100 years since Jersey Blue was entrusted with the care of Buccleuch Mansion, the chapter exhibited a display of carefully preserved wedding dresses showcasing the many bridal styles of the past century.
Past Program: Avoiding ID Theft
Frances Mahoney from AT&T taught Jersey Blues invaluable safety and security lessons during a presentation on how to deter, detect and defend against identify theft.
Women's Suffrage Centennial
Jersey Blues commemorated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote at a special event at Buccleuch Mansion with a historic photo opportunity.
Holiday Social 2018
Jersey Blues and guests gathered at the Cornelius Low House for an engaging World War I exhibit, followed by a holiday house tour and selection of sweet treats at Buccleuch Mansion.
Paint & Sip Holiday Social 2017
Jersey Blues and guests unleashed their inner artists and painted their own unique masterpieces while sharing in some good food, wine and fun at the annual holiday social.
Restoration of Buccleuch Mansion
Jersey Blue volunteers sorted, packed and supervised the relocation of hundreds of items from Buccleuch Mansion’s collections for the building’s massive restoration effort beginning in summer 2017. Here, Regent Mimi Chu and her husband high five after a tireless, but successful, afternoon cleaning and preparing every room for the structural work to start.
Historic Watson House Tour
After a ‘Dutch Treat’ luncheon, Jersey Blues toured Watson House, Mercer County’s oldest home built in 1708, with colonial-costumed volunteers as guides. Today, Watson House serves as the state headquarters of the NJDAR and displays several historic pieces donated by New Jersey Daughters.
Read Across America Day 2016
In honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Jersey Blues donned Cat in the Hat hats and read to students at the Adamsville School in Bridgewater, New Jersey during Read Across American Day.
Placing Flags on Veterans’ Graves
Jersey Blues were joined by Colonel John Neilson Chapter, C.A.R. before Memorial Day 2016 to distribute flags throughout Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Morris Counties on American Revolutionary and Civil War veterans' graves.
Past Program: Tasty Fall Foods
Director and past Regent Susan Luczu presented a tableful of fall treats and recipes for Jersey Blues to learn about, but it was eating the treats that members liked best!
New Jersey Sunday at Valley Forge
Jersey Blues joined hundreds of other members across the state at the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge National Park for a service to honor the soldiers who suffered through the terrible winter camped at Valley Forge during the American Revolution.
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Jersey Blues attended the Menlo Park Veteran's Home Volunteer Recognition Luncheon representing the chapter and the various veterans activities members participate in at the home.
Past Program: A Tisket, A Tasket
Jersey Blues took part in a basket weaving demonstration from past Regent Marjorie Freeman and learned about the vital roles these simple vessels have played in American history.
Naturalization Ceremony 2015
Jersey Blues took part and celebrated with excited new citizens as they took the oath of allegiance during the naturalization ceremony in October.
Holiday Mini Golf 2014
Jersey Blues were joined by Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2014 at the annual Holiday Mini Golf for residents of the Menlo Park Veterans' Home.
Placing Flags on Patriot Graves 2019
The Jersey Blue Chapter honored veterans on Memorial Day 2019 by placing flags on patriots' graves throughout several central New Jersey counties.
Buccleuch Mansion Ribbon Cutting and
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