This year the Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village. At the seamstress shop Miss Sharon will demonstrate her skills in a 19th century setting using a vintage treadle sewing machine to recreate authentic period garments.
HIGHLANDS CANAL BOAT EXHIBIT: Our all new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit features the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat.
HISTORIC TRADES & CRAFTS:
– Rick Giles will be greeting visitor at the Smith’s Canal Store with stories of the canal; the Smith family and long and complex history of the village.
– 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.
– John Holochwost tinsmith, will be demonstrating his skills at make household item of all kinds.
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)
Remaining Canal Heritage Days throughout the Summer and Fall Season: August 25, September 8 & 22