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221 Edgewater Avenue Edgewater Park, NJ 08010 Phone: 609-387-9847

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The Shipman Mansion is open for tours on the first weekend of the month during April - November from 11-3 on Saturday and Sundays.  For appointments at other times, please call 856-986-7969. 

The Shipman Mansion is located at 221 Edgewater Avenue in Edgewater Park, NJ.  

Upcoming Program Events

2018 Open House Dates:

 April 7 and 8; 11 am - 3 pm

 May 5 and 6;  11 am - 3 pm

 June 2 and 3; 11 am - 3 pm

 July  7 and 8; 11 am - 3 pm

 August 4 and 5; 11 am - 3 pm

 September 1 and 2; 11 am - 3 pm

 October 6 and 7; 11 am - 3 pm

 November 3 and 4; 11 am - 3 pm

 

March 28 Lecture at 7 pm - House Tour at 6 pm

Lecture by Richard Barrios - Author of Must See Musicals -From "The Jazz Singer" in 1927 all the way to "La La Land" in modern times, Richard knows them all and will highlight his talk with film clips.  A Must See Presentation! 

April 25 Lecture at 7 pm - House Tour at 6 pm

Lecture by David Giannetto - David will focus on the factors that led to the disappearance of the almost mythical group of Delaware River watermen and the one artifact that survives them, the Delaware River hunting decoy.

May 30 Lecture at 7 pm - House Tour at 6 pm

Lecture by Marisa Bozarth - Myth, mysteries and lore – from the well known “Jersey Devil” to less familiar tales – are tucked under the deep cover of the county’s 40 municipalities. Spooky stuff, like witches and a portal to another dimension will be revealed by Marisa Bozarth, the county’s Museum Curator, History, who has collected her trove on the job over the past 15 years.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Gallery > The Secret Life of Mummers

You may wear many hats in your life, but have you ever worn a Mummer’s hat? Your chance comes on Tuesday, March 31, when the Shipman Mansion Foundation in Edgewater Park hosts The Secret Life of Mummers: Tradition; Family and Commitment. Alan Visitacion has been a Mummer for 35 years and is in the Mummer’s Hall of Fame with the Woodland String Band, with which he has played the alto saxophone for the last quarter century. Visitacion, from Edgewater Park, will bring Mummer costumes and head gear – which he has offered to make available for photos, should you choose to wear one. In a program that promises to visit all that New Year’s Day jargon, Visitacion will explain “2-Street,” demonstrate the Mummer’s Strut and identify the many Mummer “divisions” while focusing on the history of string bands. It turns out that there are some important rules for those parading through Philadelphia, which he will explore. And the parade has had many routes, which he’ll trace in a program that promises something new for everyone, including music. Oh, dem golden slippers! The Secret Life of Mummers begins at 7 p.m. at the Shipman Mansion, 221 Edgewater Avenue, Edgewater Park. With this event, The Shipman Mansion Foundation begins its third year of free programs for the public. The next program, Preparing for a Solo Offshore Passage, will be April 28 and will introduce sailors, armchair and actual, to the many steps that one should undertake to prepare sailboat and self for a singlehanded blue-water voyage. Speaker Doug Campbell has completed two singlehanded voyages to Bermuda as well as numerous coastal passages. The Shipman Mansion Foundation was formed to introduce the community to local history and the cultural roots of the area while raising funds to preserve the Shipman Mansion, which is on the state and federal Registers of Historic Places. Admission is always free and deserts are provided. Tax-deductible donations to the Shipman Mansion Foundation are encouraged and will be accepted during the program.