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January 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Van Saun Park
January 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Campbell-Christie House
Brigit’s Day and Candlemas come midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox, when snowdrops, the first flower of spring, make their appearance, signaling nature’s awakening from winter’s sleep. Candlemas is named for the blessing of candles, used to protect homes and for procession through farm field and orchard. Some of the Society’s treasure of Revolutionary War artifacts are on display. All 3 Jersey-Dutch Houses will be open. Selections from the BCHS coverlet collection will be on exhibit. Demonstration of the 18th century craft of candle-making using authentic materials including lard in the Outkitchen.