Martha Washington Visits Buccleuch
Professional actress, Maggie Worsdale, portrayed the first, first lady Martha Washington, sharing insight into the life and times in which Martha lived through an engaging and immersive performance.
Jersey Blue members stay socially distanced while cleaning Revolutionary War gravestones at historic cemeteries.
Ornament Making Workshop
Jersey Blues handcrafted star ornaments for our Christmas tree display at the American Hungarian Foundation tree exhibit in December 2019.
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 in 2019.
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
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.
Holiday Gift Bags for Veterans
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. Jersey Blues sort and pack items into holiday gift bags for residents during the holiday season.
Buttons and the Stories They Tell Program
Barbara Michaels, professional appraiser and button collector, shared stories from her prized collection and how she began collecting buttons.
Sippin' and Stitchin' Workshop
Jersey Blues explored the classic craft of embroidery with Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary textile artist, Lea Saccomanno. After an educational lecture on colonial embroidery, attendees tried their own hand at embroidery basics and techniques to create their own unique embroidered piece while drinking sparkling cranberry mocktails.
U.S. Citizenship Trivia Contest and Ice Cream Social
Jersey Blues aren't afraid to "dress up" for the occasion! "Uncle Sam" visited Jersey Blue and tested members' knowledge on basic American history, geography, and the rights and responsibilities that come with U.S. citizenship.
Zoom Chapter Meeting
Jersey Blue has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by using Zoom for chapter meetings. Here, members were challenged on our Flag Day knowledge and caught up with one another.
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.
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 in 2018.
Paint & Sip Holiday Social
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 in 2017.
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.
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
In honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Jersey Blues donned Cat in the Hat hats and read to students during Read Across American Day.
Earth Day River Clean Up
Jersey Blues banded together for the environment and joined the Raritan Headwaters Association for a stream cleanup event at the Raritan River watershed in Raritan, New Jersey.
Jersey Blues and volunteers helped prospective members with research for their DAR applications or answered general genealogy questions. Jersey Blue loves to share our passion for genealogy with the community!
Placing Flags on Patriot Graves
Every year, the Jersey Blue Chapter honors veterans on Memorial Day by placing flags on patriots' graves throughout several central New Jersey counties.
Buccleuch Mansion Ribbon Cutting and
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