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Who Burned Down the Forest?
Someone’s been causing mischief at the Howell Iron Works of late... In 1836 a mysterious arsonist burned down a parcel of forestry belonging to Mr. James P. Allaire’s Iron Works. As timber was a key ingredient in the process producing iron, this was a very grave offence indeed. Join the Villagers on Sunday, July 15th at 1:00 & 2:00pm as we recreate the search for the culprit! Assist the Villagers in a scavenger hunt across the Village, unravel the clues, provide your own theories, and assist in discovering who committed the crime! A great event for the entire family! In addition to the event, visit with our tradespeople, tour the historic buildings, and enjoy a day at Historic Allaire Village! There will be a $5 parking fee for this event.
Allaire Village, Incorporated is licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate the 40-acre, Historic Village at Allaire, the site of James P. Allaire’s Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830’s. Allaire Village, Inc. receives no state funding towards the educational programming presented throughout the year, but is strongly supported through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising events and patronage of our retail stores. Allaire Village, Inc. received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. In addition, funding for our cultural and concert events is made possible in part to a generous grant from the OceanFirst Foundation.
The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Ave., in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, NJ, off Exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway and off Exit 31B of Interstate 195. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 732-919-3500 or visit our website at www.allairevillage.org.
|Where||Allaire State Park 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ 07727|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||1:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families|
|Price||Free admission to event, $5 state parking fee, Building fee applies|
More About Allaire State Park
In addition to camping, wildlife, picnicing and playground facilities, Allaire State Park is also home to the Historic Allaire Village, known as the Howell Works in the early 19th century. The buildings which remain today include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter's shop, manager's house, foreman's house and a church. One of the workers' row house buildings is now the visitor center and museum. It is also the site of Pine Creek Railroad, stablished in 1953, as an example of rail travel at the height of the steam era.