The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides (water levels permitting). Singing historian Roy Justice brings his own unique blend of music and story telling.
HISTORIC TRADES & CRAFTS
– Rick Giles will be greeting visitor at the Smith’s Canal Store was stories of the canal, the Smith family and long and complex history of the village.
– Sharon Sokalski will demonstrate her skills in a 19th century Seamstress Shop using a vintage treadle sewing machine to recreate authentic period garments.
– Rich Brusco, a metallurgist and blacksmith from Brookside, NJ, will be working in the blacksmith’s shop hammering red-hot metal and interpreting the process.
– Earle Post woodworker, has set up a carpentry shop in the Peter D. Smith Carriage House where he will be building a full size canal boat rudder.
CANAL BOAT RIDES
A narrated boat ride on the historic Morris Canal will be offered continuously from late morning until 3:30 in the afternoon. (Canal water levels permitting)
For further information, please contact Joe Macasek at 973-292-2755 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.