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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:

 September 1 and 2; 11 am - 3 pm

 October 6 and 7; 11 am - 3 pm

 November 3 and 4; 11 am - 3 pm

 

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September 26 - Ed Leaf - Ship Models

Your opportunity has finally arrived to meet La Couronne. She will make an appearance September 26 at 7 p.m. at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park.

She will be escorted by Edwin B. Leaf, who created this exquisite model of the 17th Century French warship and who, on previous occasions, has enthralled guests at his lectures both with the craftsmanship in dozens of his ship models as well as the fascinating details about their “lives”.

Ed Leaf’s book, Ship Modeling from Scratch, is the authority on museum-quaity model ship building. La Couronne is one of more than 160 models he has created over his lifetime of work.

La Couronne was the flagship of the French navy from 1610 until 1675. She fought in 25 major battles and, as Ed says, “looks like something that Walt Disney would have thought of.” He says she is beautiful.

Leaf’s encyclopedic knowledge of the history and construction of the ships he has modeled, and the stories, often humorous, he can tell about each vessel, propel his talk into the realm of entertainment.

For this program, Leaf will present models of military and commercial ships spanning the years from La Couronne up to and including World War II

Leaf’s models are on display at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. He has been commissioned to create models for the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. His book is in its 8th printing.

The Wednesday evening program is free to the public and will feature a dessert intermission. Tours of the Shipman Mansion, which is listed on the state and federal registers of historic places, will begin at 6 p.m. in the mansion, at 221 Edgewater Avenue.

 

 

 

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What really happened to Amelia Earhart? Mark Allen, retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel who flew jet fighters for more than 27 years, will present his answer at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 25 at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park. Allen’s fascination with Amelia Earhart’s story began when he was a child, well before he began flying F-4 Phantoms, in which he was a command navigator. He concluded his military career as Commanding Officer of the 150th Air Refueling Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base. “There are countless theories, books and movies on the subject” of the loss of Amelia Earhart, Allen says. “Was she really captured by the Japanese and spent the war broadcasting as Tokyo Rose? How about the claim that she survived and ended up living in New Jersey? Who was Fred Noonan and what role did he play? Was she really in radio contact for hours before she was lost? Did Amelia simply get lost and disappear into the vast Pacific without a trace?” Allen’s presentation, which includes a discussion of the role of celestial navigation in Earhart’s loss, will use a well researched theory, supported by circumstantial evidence, to answer these questions. The Shipman Mansion, home to the Red Dragon Canoe Club, is at 221 Edgewater Avenue, Edgewater Park. Admission to Allen’s talk is free and is part of an on-going series of monthly educational events at the Mansion. As always, desert will be served.