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2017

January 8, 2017 – 2pm. Stacy Roth and Bob Dupre open for Mary Zikos at Cumberland County Community College Theater.

January 29, 2017 – 1-4pm. Spiced Punch quartet sings wassail songs at Terhune Orchards Wassailing of the Apple Trees event. Bob Dupre dances and sings with “Handsome Molly” Molly Dancers at the same event.

NOTE: Due to family caretaker responsibilities, Stacy’s programs between January 19 and February 17 have been postponed.

February 7, 2017 – 1pm. “George Washington Remembers New Jersey” George Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth to Middlebrook, (and more), the General spent more time here than in any other state. Join General Washington (historical interpreter David Emerson of History on the Hoof) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” Somerset County Library, Warren Branch, 42 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau and the NSDAR of Basking Ridge. Free. Please note the change in program. This was formerly listed as “Over Here Molly Pitcher: Stories of a Woman of the Army in the American Revolution.” Thanks to Dave for filling in with this alternate program.

February 16, 2017 – 7:30pm. “Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman.” Lumberton Historical Society, Gaun Community Center, 609 Main St., Lumberton, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

February 18, 2017 – 9 – 10am. Stacy Roth and Lance Peterson play fife and drum for a convention in Philadelphia.

February 19, 2017 – 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm. Stacy Roth and Bob Dupre lead songs and singing games of the Colonial and Early American period. Part of the Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. (Entire event is 10-2)

February 19, 2017 – 3-5pm. Stacy Roth and Lance Peterson play fife and drum for the Washington Crossing Foundation’s Washington’s Birthday Celebration. (This might be a private event…TBD)

February 21, 2017 – Spiced Punch performs 18th Century tavern songs for a George Washington Birthday event.

February 26, 2017 – 1:30pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Celtic Tales.” Wood Ridge Historical Society, Arnault-Bianchi House, 111 1st St., Wood Ridge, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

February 26, 2017 – 3pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Pennington Public Library, 30 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 5, 2017 – 2pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.” Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 9, 2017 – 7pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.” Gloucester County Library, Logan Township Branch, 498 Beckett Rd., Logan Twp, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 12, 2017 – 3pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.” Friends of the Middlesex Library, 1300 Mountain Ave., Middlesex, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 13, 2017 – 2pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.” Heritage Point Women’s Group, SPA Clubhouse, 1 S, Point Blvd., Bay Breeze Room, Beach Haven, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 15, 2017 – 2:30pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.” Westfield Senior Housing, 1133 Boynton Ave., Westfield, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 16, 2017 – 1pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.”  St. Francis of Assisi, 4700 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven, NJ.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 19, 2017 – 2pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Burlington County Historical Society, 457 High St., Burlington, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 20, 2017 – 7pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg,” Mount Holly Historical Society, Rancocas Valley Regionl High School, 520 Hedding Jacksonville Road, Mount Holly, NJ. Note: This presentation is for a meeting of the Mount Holly Historical Society.

March 21, 2017 – 2pm. “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Brandeis National Women’s Committee, Allentown First Aid Building, 70 County Road, Allentown, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

March 27, 2017 – 6:30pm. “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Burlington County Library, Pinelands Branch. 39 Allen Ave., Medford, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

April 6, 2017 – 6:30pm. “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Soaring Heights Charter School, 1 Romar Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07305. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

April 19, 2017 – 1:30pm. “Over Here Molly Pitcher: Stories of a Woman of the Army in the American Revolution.” Pitman Manor, 535 N. Oak Ave., Pitman, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

April 29, 2017 – 3pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society. 504 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

May and June (various dates) Dave will portray Cornelius Low for a series of school tours at the Cornelius Low House in Piscataway, NJ, on 9 dates.

May 6, 2017 – 2pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Flemington Presbyterian Church Fellowship Committee, 10 E. Main St., Flemington, NJ 08822. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

May 7, 2017 – 1:30pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Indian King Tavern Museum, 233 Kings Highway E., Haddonfield, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

May 13, 2017 – 11am to 5pm. Stacy portrays Molly Pitcher and David portrays George Washington at the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.              Sadly, this event has been cancelled due to an impending storm. Hoping for better luck next year.

May 18, 2017 –  7 or 7:30pm TBD. “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Lumberton Historical Society, Gaun Community Center, 609 Main St., Lumberton, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

May 21, 2017 – 1pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Proprietary House, 149 Kearney Ave., Perth Amboy, NJ. (Includes full afternoon tea. Advanced ticket required.)

May 25, 2017 – evening Dave presents Revolutionary War Soldiers Stories for a school encampment. Private.

May 27, 2017 – time noon (audience admitted at 11:30). “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Medford Leas Residence Association, Medford Leas Theater, Medford, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

May 29, 2017 – 11am. Stacy, and Lance Peterson, play fife and drum in the Yardley Memorial Day Parade.

June 4, 2017 –  1-4pm. David portrays George Washington at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site, Somerville, NJ.

June 7, 2017 – 4:30 – 7:30pm. Dave portrays Cornelius Low for at a conference reception at the Cornelius Low House, Piscataway, NJ.

June 14, 2017 – 11am. “Over Here Molly Pitcher.” Privately booked program.

June 17-18, 2017. “Over Here Molly Pitcher.” Battle of Monmouth Annual Reenactment. [Performances sadly cancelled due to illness this year.]

June 24-25, 2017. “Over Here Molly Pitcher.” Monmouth Battlefield Annual Celebration of the Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth. TBA.

July 2, 2017. Tour the Cornelius Low House with David Emerson as Cornelius Low. River Road, Piscataway, NJ. Details TBD.

July 2, 2017 - approx.. 10pm. Stacy and drummer Lance Peterson play Revolutionary War tunes following the fireworks at Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing, PA.

July 4, 2017 – 12-3pm. Stacy portrays Molly Pitcher at the Morven 4th of July Jubilee. Stacy and drummer Lance Peterson play Revolutionary War tunes from 11:45-12:15 and 2:45-3:15 to open and close the event. Morven House and Gardens, 55 Stockton St. Princeton, NJ. Lots more to see at this event! Historical displays, bluegrass music, food trucks. Free!

July 4, 2017 – 12-4. David portrays George Washington at the East Jersey Olde Town 4th of July festival, Piscataway, NJ.

July 7, 2017 – 7pm. “Songs of the Revolutionary Era” with Stacy Roth and Bob Dupre. Salem County Library at Salem County Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carney’s Point, NJ.

July 19 – 22, 2017. Wednesday-Friday, 7-8pm; Saturday 2-5pm. Dave appears as Benjamin Franklin at the History Tent of the Burlington County Farm Fair, Route 206, Columbus, NJ. http://www.burlingtoncountyfarmfair.com/

July 23, 2017 – noon to 4. Drummer Lance Peterson and Fifer Stacy Roth fill the air with fife and drum music at Washington Crossing Historic Park as they celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the Park. This event features many other activities and is free to the public.

August 25, 2017 – 7pm. “George Washington Remembers New Jersey” with David Emerson. Salem County Library at Salem County Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carney’s Point, NJ. 

September 2, 2017 – “Over Here Molly Pitcher” at Washington Crossing Historic Park, Titusville, NJ. TBD.

September 9, 2017 – 11am-5pm. General Washington (portrayed by David Emerson) will be in residence depicting his stay at Rockingham in the summer of 1783 at Rockingham Historic Site, Kingston, NJ. The day’s events will feature other 18th century activities.

September 9, 2017 – Stacy will interpret the lives of women defense workers on the John Brown Liberty Ship’s living history cruise. Baltimore, MD.

September 15, 2017 – 2pm. Stacy, and Bob Dupre, present “Songs of the Revolutionary Era at a Senior Residence in Monmouth County, NJ. Private.

September 26, 2017 – 8pm. “Over Here Molly Pitcher: Stories of a Women of the Army in the American Revoultion.” Historical Society of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Scotch Hills Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

October 2, 2017 – 3:30pm. “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Ocean County Library, Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., Island Heights, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

October 15, 2017 – 3pm. David portrays Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower at the Middlesex Public Library, 1300 Mountain Ave., Middlesex, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

October 20, 2017 – 7pm. “Spooky Tales with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg (David Emerson).” Salem County Library at Salem County Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carney’s Point, NJ.

October 24, 2017 – 1pm. “Over Here Molly Pitcher: Stories of a Women of the Army in the American Revolution.” Flemington Presbyterian Church Women’s Association, Flemington Presbyterian Church, 10 E. Main St., Flemington, NJ.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau Free.

October 27 & 28, 2017 – 7pm and 8pm. Dave tells Irish Stories for the East Jersey Olde Town Halloween Festival, Piscataway, NJ. Reservations required.  Further details will be provided as the date gets closer.

December 1, 2017 – 5pm. “Greasy Luck: Stories of New England Whalerman” with David Emerson. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, NJ.

December 2 & 3, 2017 – TBA afternoon. Spiced Punch quartet performs vintage holiday carols strolling at Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA.

December 8, 2017 – 7pm. Spiced Punch performs vintage carols at Salem County Library at Salem County Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carney’s Point, NJ.

December 10, 2017 – 4pm. Spiced Punch performs vintage carols at East Jersey Olde Town Village, Piscataway, NJ.

December 23 & 24 – early afternoon for two hours TBA. Spiced Punch quartet strolls the square with holiday carols. Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ.

December 25, 2017. Washington Crossing Reenactment. Washington Crossing, PA.

May 2, 2018 – “Revolutionary Tea.” Pitman Manor. Date reserved.

History on the Hoof
Stacy F. Roth / B. David Emerson
P.O. Box 421
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 239-2706
email: historyonthehoof AT verizon.net

 

 

LAST YEAR 2016

February 6, 2016 – 1-4pm. Stacy Roth and Steve Shelly host the Washington Crossing Area Fifers and Drummers practice and jam at Washington Crossing State Park, River Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

February 11, 2016 – 7-8pm. Stacy Roth and Lance Peterson play fife and drum music for the Continental Tavern’s (Yardley, PA) Patriot Pale Ale launch. Part of the proceeds from this ale will be donated to Washington Crossing Historical Park, Washington Crossing, PA.

February 11 & 18, 2016 – Dave models as Benjamin Franklin for the Willingboro Art Alliance.

February 13, 2016 – David portrays George Washington for a convention in Philadelphia.

February 13, 2016 – Stacy and Lance Peterson play fife and drum for a convention in Philadelphia.

February 20, 2016 – 2pm. David portrays George Washington at the Indian King Tavern, Haddonfield, NJ.

February 20, 2016 – 5-7pm. David portrays George Washington at the Drake House Museum, 602 W Front St, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

February 21, 2016 – 2:30-5pm. Stacy Roth and David Merritt play fife and drum for the Washington Crossing Association’s annual Washington’s Birthday event.

February 22, 2016 – Spiced Punch vocal quartet performs 18th Century songs for the Washington Campground Association’s annual meeting.

February 25 & March 3 – Stacy’s husband John Niemiec models in his 1812 Navy kit for the Willingboro Art Alliance.

March 7, 2016 – 1:30pm. Dave tells Irish Stories as the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg at the East Rutherford Memorial Library, 143 Boiling Springs Ave., East Rutherford, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 8, 2016 – 12:30pm. Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” for the Piscataway Senior Center, 700 Buena Vista Ave., Piscataway, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 14, 2016 – 2pm. Dave tells Irish Stories as the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg at the Mirage Women’s Club, 1 Esplanade Dr., Barnegat, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 14, 2016 – 8pm. Dave presents Irish Stories for the Women’s Club of Cranford, NJ, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 16, 2016 – 2pm. Stacy presents “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII” at the Ocean County Library, Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 16, 2016 – 7pm. David presents Irish Stories as the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg at the Ocean County Library, Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavalette, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 18, 2016 – 7pm. Irish stories as the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg at the Salem County Library, 900 Route 45, Pilesgrove, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 20, 2016 – 2pm. Stacy presents “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII” at the Drake House Museum, 602 W Front St, Plainfield, NJ 07060. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 24 & 31, 2016. John models as a Roman Soldier for the Willingboro Art Alliance, Willingboro, NJ.

March 29, 2016 – 1pm. Irish Stories with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, Senior Friendship Club of Fair Lawn, 11-05 Gardiner Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

March 29, 2016 – 7pm. Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” for the Glassboro Branch of the Gloucester County Library, 2 Center St., Glassboro, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

April 5, 2016 – 1pm. Revolutionary Tea at the Warren Township Library, 42Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

April 9, 2016 – New Jersey Living History Advisory Council Annual Conference.

April 16, 2016 – Revolutionary Tea for the Lansdale, PA Historical Society.

April 18, 2016 – Revolutionary Tea for Brittany Pointe Community.

April 27, 2016 – May-themed concert by Hopewell Hall at a Somerset Senior Residence.

April 30, 2016 – WWII Days at Grahame Park

May 1, 2016 – May Day Singing Tour with Hopewell Hall Ensemble

May 6, 2016 – Stacy and drummer Dave Merritt play fife and drum and Dave Emerson portrays Benjamin Franklin at a Bucks County Elementary School Colonial Day.

May 12, 2016 – David presents Greasy Luck: Stories of a 19th Century Whaleman” for a private function at a Mercer County Library.

May 14, 2016 – Stacy portrays Molly Pitcher and David portrays George Washington at the New Jersey History Fair, Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

May 20, 2016 – Stacy and vocalist Bob Dupre present “Colonial Frolick: Songs, Singing Games, Riddles and more” at a Somerset County Elementary School.

May 25, 2016 – Dave tells Revolutionary War Soldiers Stories for 5th Graders at a school camp-out.

May 28, 2016 – 1pm. Stacy presents “Revolutionary Tea” at the South Plainfield Public Library, 2484 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, NJ. Registration recommended, call (908) 754-7885. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

May 28, 2016. David, and Tom & Marianne Tucker perform 18th century songs as Spiced Punch at the Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Chestertown, Md.

June 2-5, 2016 – WWII Days at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. Stacy will be wandering the grounds as a defense worker. John Niemiec will be interpreting a soldier in the Russian encampment area.

June 10-12, 2016 – Stacy will attend the American Rosie the Riveter Association Conference in Atlanta, GA.

June 14, 2016 – Stacy will interpret the life of Molly Pitcher as part of the Crossroads of the American Revolution “Revolutionary Night Out” at the Somerset Patriots Ball Park in Bridgewater. 5pm through the game. The festival is free to ticket holders of that evening’s game.

June 18-19, 2016 – Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” at the annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.

June 18, 2016 – David presents Irish stories to a motor home club. Private presentation.

June 20, 2016 – 2pm. Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” at the Cinnaminson Branch Library of the Burlington County Library System, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ. Registration suggested. (856) 829-9340. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

June 24, 2016 – Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” for the New Jersey Social & Cultural Club of Rossmoor, Monroe Township. NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

June 25 – 26, 2016 – Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” and plays fife and drum at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.

July 4, 2016 – 12-3 - Stacy and David will appear at Morven Museum and Gardens as Molly Pitcher and Benjamin Franklin, Princeton, NJ.

July 20-22, 2016. 5:30 - 7pm. Stacy and fellow folksinger Bob Dupre present songs and singing games of Early America at the Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ.

September 3, 2016, noon to 2. – Stacy Roth and Lance Peterson play fife and drum at Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA.

September 10, 2016 (rain date Sept. 11) – Wood Street Fair, Burlington, NJ. http://www.woodstreetfair.com/ . Stacy Roth and Lance Peterson play fife and drum, 9-1. (Lance will have a drummer/soldier demonstration from 1-4 as well.) Dave portrays Benjamin Franklin throughout the day.

September 22, 2016 – 2pm. Stacy presents “Revolutionary Tea” at the Second Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corporation, 1129 Boynton Ave., Westfield, NJ. Reservations suggested, (732) 895-6282 ext 5. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

September 24, 2016 – Stacy presents 30-minute version of Over Here Molly Pitcher at noon and 2pm. Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day, Malvern, PA.  http://pbpfinc.org/hdevent/

September 26, 2016 – Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” for a tour group at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

October 1, 2016 – WWII programming on the John Brown Liberty Ship, Baltimore.

October 5, 2016 – 2pm. Stacy presents “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII” at Pitman Manor (United Methodist Homes of NJ), 535 North Oak Ave., Pitman, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

October 9, 2016 – 1-4pm. David portrays Cornelius Low, Jr. for the opening of a new exhibit on the history of the Low family at the Cornelius Low house, River Road, Piscataway.

October 14, 2016 – 2:30pm. Stacy presents “Revolutionary Tea” at the Westfield Senior Housing Corporation, 1133 Boynton Ave., Westfield, NJ. Reservations Suggested, (908) 233-5898 ext. 9. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

October 15, 2016 – 12-3. Dave portrays George Washington and Stacy sets up and interprets a display of 18th century tea and tea substitutes at the Revolutionary War festival sponsored by the Historic Midtown Elizabeth Special Improvement District. Location: First Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ. Part of the Union County-wide event “Four Centuries in a Weekend.”

October 16, 2016 – 10-4pm. Stacy Roth and Lance Peterson host a Washington Crossing Area Fifers and Drummers jam at Market and Muster Day, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA.

October 21, 2016 – 7pm and 8pm. Spooky Irish tales with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybegg (David Emerson) at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854. Reservations necessary. (732) 745-3030. Free.

October 22, 2016 – 7pm and 8pm. Spooky Irish tales with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybegg (David Emerson) at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854. Reservations necessary. (732) 745-3030. Free.

October 25, 2016 – 8pm. Irish tales with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybegg (David Emerson). Historical Society of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Scotch Hills Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

October 30, 2016 – time 11:30, 12:30, 1:30. Dave tells Spooky Irish Tales at Historic Allaire Village’s All Hallows Eve festival. Allaire Village 4252 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ 07727.

November 15, 2016 – 7pm. David presents Stranger Among Saints: Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

November 25, 2016 – Time TBA, afternoon. Spiced Punch quartet sings holiday songs Ocean City, NJ Shopping District.

December 3 & 4, 2016 – 1-3pm. Spiced Punch quartet sings holiday songs at Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA.

December 11, 2016 – 1pm. Spiced Punch holiday concert at Woodridge Historical Society, Bianchi House, 111 First Ave., Wood Ridge, Woodridge, NJ.

December 11, 2016 – 4pm. Holiday stories and anecdotes by Dave at East Jersey Olde Town Village, River Road, Piscataway, NJ. Reservations necessary, 732 745-3030.

December 11, 2016 – 5pm. Holiday concert by Spiced Punch at East Jersey Olde Town Village, River Road, Piscataway, NJ. Reservations necessary, 732 745-3030.

December 12, 2016 – 2pm. Stacy presents Revolutionary Tea at the Galloway Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 306 Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway Twp., NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

December 17 & 18, 2016 – 1-3pm. Spiced Punch strolls and sings at Palmer Square Shopping Center, Princeton, NJ.

December 25, 2016 – 11-3. Stacy and John participate in the annual Crossing of the Delaware, River Road, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA. Stacy fifes, John rows.

December 28, 2016 – noon. Stacy Roth and Bob Dupre present “Songs of the Revolutionary Era” at the New Jersey State Library, 185 West State St., Trenton, NJ.

 

2015

February 14, 2015 – 9am-noon. David portrays Benjamin Franklin for the American Craft Retailers Expo at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

February 14, 2015 – 9am-9:45am. Stacy (fife) and Kim Newell (drum) entertain customers waiting for the opening of the American Craft Retailers Expo at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

February 22, 2015 – Vocal quartet Spiced Punch (Stacy & Dave, plus Tom and Marianne Tucker) present Colonial Era songs for the Washington Campground Association Annual Meeting and Dinner in Bridgewater. (This event is open to the public @ $25 per person. Contact us for details, if interested.)

March 15, 2015  3pm (note change of time from earlier posting.) “Revolutionary Tea,” Lower Makefield Historical Society, held at Yardley Community Center, 64 South Main St., Yardley, PA. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Light modest refreshments will be available.

March 17, 2015  – 2pm. “Revolutionary Tea,” Brandeis University National Women’s Committee at the Mercer County Library, Washington Branch, 42 Allentown Robbinsville Road, Robbinsville, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau.

March 19, 2015  “Irish Stories with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg,” Long Valley Women’s Club, Long Valley Presbyterian Church, 39 Bartley Rd., Long Valley, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau.

 

March 21, 2015 – 1pm. “Colonial Tea,” Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

April 8, 2015  2pm. “Revolutionary Tea,” Greenwich Library, 411 Swedesboro Rd., Gibbstown, NJ. Sponsored by the Horizons Speakers Bureau, New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

April 11, 2015 – 1pm. “The Lure and Lore of Liquor: Tavern Beverages in Colonial America,” Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

April 18, 2015  11-4. John Niemiec will demonstrate the world of the Roman Soldier as part of XXIV Legion at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, (3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000) for “Rome Day,” part of the museum’s World Culture Days series. http://www.penn.museum/public-programs/world-culture-days.html

April 21, 2015 – John Niemiec will demonstrate the world of the Roman Soldier with XXIV Legion at a High School Latin Day, Wilmington, DE. Private event.

April 25, 2015 – 1-1:30pm and approx. 3-3:30pm. Fife and Drum music for Historic Barn dedication at Rockingham State Historic Site, Kingston, NJ.

April 27, 2015 – 7pm. “Over Here Molly Pitcher,” Ocean Grove Historical Society, Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau. Free.

May 2, 2015 – Stacy and drummer Kim Newell will play fife and drum intermittently at the Washington Crossing Brewfest, Washington Crossing, PA.

May 9, 2015  Stacy and David portray Molly Pitcher and George Washington at the New Jersey State History Fair at Monmouth Battlefield State Park. www.njhistoryfair.org

May 15, 2015 – 5:30-9:30pm. David appears as George Washington at the Historic Sun Inn in Bethlehem, PS. Details TBA.

May 21, 2015  “Revolutionary War Stories with Sgt. MacCaffrey,” school presentation.

May 23, 2015  Chestertown Tea Party, Chestertown, Maryland. Spiced Punch (Dave Emerson and Tom and Marianne Tucker) performs Colonial Songs. Stacy is sitting this one out this year. Times TBA.

May 24 and 25, 2015. Stacy will play fife at Memorial Day parades. Details TBA.

May 26, 2015. John Niemiec and George Metz of Legion XXIV will bring their Roman Soldiers program to a school in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.

May 28, 2015  “Irish Stories with the Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg,” Pequannock Library. Sponsored by the Horizons Speakers Bureau, New Jersey Council for the Humanities. (details TBA)

May 30, 2015 – 11am. “The Distaff Muse,” Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

May 31, 2015 – 10:30 – 12:30. Stacy (fife) and Kim Newell (drum) play tunes from the 18th century at East Jersey Olde Towne’s Middlesex County History Festival, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. The festival begins at 10am and ends at 4pm.

May 31, 2015 – 2pm. Stacy presents “Over Here Molly Pitcher” at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Bus. Route 33, Manalapan, NJ.

May 31, 2015 – Stacy Roth and Kim Newell close out the day at Monmouth Battlefield State Park with Revolutionary War fife and drum tunes.

June 1, 2015. “Over Here Molly Pitcher,” School programs.

 

June 5-7, 2015. Look for John Niemiec in the Russian camp and Stacy as a roving defense worker at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend, Reading, PA. http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html

June 13, 2015. “Tall Tales of Davy Crockett and Lies of the Mountain Men” – private engagement.

June 18, 2015  7pm. “The Lure and Lore of Liquor: Tavern Beverages of the American Revolution,” Pequannock Library, 477 Newark-Pompton Tpk., Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.

June 20 & 21, 2015  “Over Here Molly Pitcher,” Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ. Sponsored by the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield. This is the weekend of the Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. (OHMP time TBA)

June 27 & 28, 2015  “Over Here Molly Pitcher,” Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ. Sponsored by the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield.  (details TBA)

July 4, 2015 – 12-3pm. Historic Morven 4th of July Jubilee. Princeton, NJ. David will be on hand as Benjamin Franklin and Stacy will present Revolutionary Tea lore, songs, poetry, and anecdotes. Details TBA.

July 5, 2015 – 1-3pm. “Brunch with Benjamin Franklin and Friends.” David will portray Franklin and teach card and dice games of the 18th century. Fundraiser for the Metlar-Bodine House in Piscataway. Advance tickets required. Details to follow.

July 5, 2015 – 2pm “Over Here Molly Pitcher,” plus fife and drum music by Stacy Roth and Dave Merritt (times TBA) Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ. Sponsored by the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield.

July 8, 2015 – 11am. “Revolutionary Tea,” Warrenville Seniors, Warren, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau.

July 9, 2015 – 7pm. “Greasy Luck,” Ocean Township Library
701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau.

July 15-18, 2015  Burlington County Farm Fair. David will be on hand to greet fairgoers as Benjamin Franklin from 7-8pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and 2-5pm on Saturday.  Stacy and Flora Newberry will entertain kids of all ages with “Colonial Frolick” at 4:30 and 5:30 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

July 28, 2015 – 6:30pm “The Tall Tales of Davy Crockett and Lies of the Mountain Men” presented by David Emerson. Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606

August 1, 2015 – Time TBA – “Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman,” Cape May Historical and Genealogy Society. Location TBA. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizons Speakers Bureau.

August 8, 2015 – 11am “Colonial Frolick” with Stacy Roth and Flora Newberry, Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

September 5, 2015 – 1pm. David portrays George Washington for the Marcus Hook Preservation Society’s Rochambeau Route event. The General will discuss the road to Yorktown and other memories in a 45 minute presentation. Location: Marcus Hook Community Center, 7 Delaware Ave., Marcus Hook, PA. Note: The afternoon’s event begins at 12:30 at the Plank House, 221 Market St., Marcus Hook, processes to St. Martin’s Cemetery to honor soldiers of the Revolution, and thence to the Community Center. An ice cream social will follow David’s talk. All events are free to the public. http://www.marcushookps.org/

September 26, 2015 – John Niemiec will demonstrate the life of the Roman Soldier at Historic Soldiers Weekend, Fort Mott, Pennsville, NJ. www.historicsoldiersweekend.org

September 28, 2015 – 10:30am. Celtic Tales with the Shannachie of Glendunbunn Ballybegg (David Emerson) Warrenbrook Senior Center, 500 Warrenbrook Rd., Warren, NJ. Free. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau.

October 3, 2015 – evening. David Emerson and Ted Edgar will portray George Washington and Anthony Wayne at a private event commemorating the Battle of Germantown.

October 3, 2015 – all day. Stacy Roth and John Niemiec will be among the living history staff of the John Brown Liberty Ship in Baltimore for their Living History Cruise. http://www.ssjohnwbrown.org/living-history-cruise/      CANCELLED due to weather

October 16 & 17, 2015 – 7pm and 8pm. The Shannachie of Glendunbunn Ballybegg: Spooky Stories for Halloween," East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. These performances are part of EJOT's annual Halloween Storytelling Festival. Reservations are a must. Please call 732 745-3030 to register.

October 17, 2015 – 12-3pm. David portrays George Washington for Historic Midtown Elizabeth’s Revolutionary War Days at the First Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ.

October 17, 2015 – 11am. “Good Old Colony Times (songs, poetry and anecdotes),” Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

October 18, 2015 – 2pm. “Over Here Molly Pitcher: Stories of a Woman of the Army in the American Revolution.” Drake House Museum, 602 West Front St., Plainfield, NJ.

October 25, 2015 – 2:30pm. “Revolutionary Tea.” Jefferson Township Public Library, 1031 Weldon Rd., Oak Ridge, NJ 07438. Free. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau.

November 6, 2015 – 7:30pm. “Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII.” Westfield Historical Society, meeting at the Westfield Municipal Building Community Room, 425 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ.

November 8, 2015 – 2:00pm. “The Shannachie of Glendunbun Ballybeg: Traditional Celtic Tales.” Burlington County Library Evesham Branch, 984 Tuckerton Rd., Marlton, NJ. Info: 856-983-1444. Free. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau.

November 12, 2015 – 7:00pm. “Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman.” West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ 97006. Info: 973-226-5441. Free. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau.

November 14, 2015 – 11am. “Stranger Among Saints: Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower,” Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

November 14, 2015 – 3pm. “Stranger Among Saints: Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower.” Burlington County Library, Cinnaminson Branch, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077. Info: 856-829-2347. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau.

November 18, 2015 – “Songs and anecdotes illustrating the lives of 18th Century Women.” reservation-only program.

November 21, 2015 – 11am. “Tales of Christmas Past,” Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. Funded by a grant from the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.

November 21, 2015 – 2-4pm. Spiced Punch Holiday Quartet performs at Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA.

November 29, 2015 – 2pm. “Tales of Christmas Past.” Drake House Museum, 602 West Front St., Plainfield, NJ.

December 5 & 6, 2015 – 1:30 – 3:30pm. Spiced Punch Holiday Quartet performs at Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA.

December 10, 2015 – 7pm. Spiced Punch Holiday Quartet performs for a senior residence.

December 12, 2015 – Private engagement of Over Here Molly Pitcher.

December 13, 2015 – Time TBA – Spiced Punch presents Victorian Holiday Songs and Carols at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, Piscataway, NJ.

December 17, 2015 – 7pm. “Tales of Christmas Past.” Salem County Library, 900 Route 45, Building 3, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098. Info: 856 769-1082.

December 19 & 20, 2015 – Time TBA. Spiced Punch Holiday Quartet presents wandering carols at Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ.

December 25, 2015 – Stacy Roth (fife) and John Niemiec (rower) participate in the annual Crossing of the Delaware, Washington Crossing, PA.

PAST EVENTS

FALL 2014

September 25, 2014 - 11am. "Revolutionary Tea." Raritan Senior Center, 614 First Ave., Raritan, NJ. Info: 908 201-0001.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau. Admission Free.

September 27, 2014 - Time 1pm. "Revolutionary Tea." Rockingham State Historic Site. Info: 609 683-7132.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau. Admission Free.

September 28, 2014 - Time 2pm. "Revolutionary Tea." Historic Houses of Odessa, Odessa, Delaware. Tickets required ($30). For specific location and information, see http://www.historicodessa.org .

October 2, 2014 - noon. "Revolutionary Tea." Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau.

October 5, 2014 - 11:30am "Over Here Molly Pitcher." Freehold Township Heritage Society at Oakley Farm, Freehold, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau.

October 8, 2014 - 7pm. "Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII." Spring Lake Historical Society. Details TBA. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau.

October 9, 2014 - 2pm. "Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII." Waldwick Public Library. Details TBA. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau.

October 11, 2014 - 11 to 3, with 30 minute storytelling sessions at 12 and 2. "Meet George Washington." Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell. 4835 Indiantown Road, Vienna, MD. See www.nanticokeriverjamboree.com for details.

October 13, 2014 - 7pm. "Over Here Molly Pitcher" at a senior community.

October 24 & 25, 2014 - 7pm and 8pm. The Shannachie of Glendunbunn Ballybegg: Spooky Stories for Halloween," East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. These performances are part of EJOT's annual Halloween Storytelling Festival. Reservations are a must. Please call 732 745-3030 to register.

October 27, 2014 - 1pm. "Revolutionary Tea." Saddle River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the Midland Park Library, 280 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau. Admission Free. Reservations requested. Info: Ruth Amiaga, 201 261-2392.

November 6, 2014 - 11:30am. "Revolutionary Tea." Nazareth Public Library, 295 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA.  610 759-4932. Registration required.

November 15, 2014 - 10:30am. "Over Here Molly Pitcher." Roxbury Library, 103 Main St., Succasunna, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities' Horizons Speakers Bureau and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ferro Monte Chapter. Admission Free.

November 28, 2014 – 2-4pm. Strolling holiday caroling at Ocean City, NJ with Spiced Punch quartet.

December 4, 2014 - 7pm. Christmas and Holiday Stories with David Emerson. Warren Township Library, 42 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ. Info: 908 754-5554.

December 6 (5-7pm) and December 7 (12-2pm). Strolling carols with Spiced Punch quartet at Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA.

December 13, 2014 - 2pm. "Lure and Lore of Liquor." Private engagement.

December 14, 2014 - 3pm. Historical Christmas Carols and Wassail Songs with vocal quartet Spiced Punch (Stacy, Dave, and Tom & Marianne Tucker) at East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. These performances are part of EJOT's annual Holiday program. Reservations are a must. Please call 732 745-3030 to register.

December 20 & 21 – 12-2pm. Strolling holiday carols with Spiced Punch quartet at Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ.

December 26, 2014 – 2pm. “Over Here Molly Pitcher” – Masonic Temple, Trenton. Part of Downtown Trenton’s “Patriots’ Week” festival.

December 27 & 28, 2014 – 12-2pm. Holiday songs with Spiced Punch quartet at the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia.

December 29, 2014 – noon. Following a screening of the Ten Crucial Days, David will discuss how he prepares for the character of George Washington. Part of Downtown Trenton’s “Patriots’ Week” festival. Location TBA.

December 31, 2014 – 6:45 and 7:45pm. "George Washington Remembers New Jersey." Haddonfield First Night. Location: Indian King Tavern. Admission button required. For more information, see: http://www.firstnighthaddonfield.org/

 

History on the Hoof
Stacy F. Roth / B. David Emerson
P.O. Box 421
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 239-2706
email: historyonthehoof AT verizon.net

 

Photo credits: Stacy with teacup by Andrew Wilkinson of Wilkinson Media, "David MacCaffrey" by Stacy Roth, "Rose Helen Niemiec, Welder" by John Niemiec, David as George Washington by Tim Griscom.

page updated 7/5//2017

 

Photo of David Emersonphoto of Stacy Roth by Andrew WilkinsonPhoto of Stacy Roth as a WWII welder

 

 

Photo of David Emerson as George Washington