Wreathes Across America at the Historic Rahway Cemetery

On December 15, the Historic Rahway Cemetery was one of over 1200 sites to participate in the annual Wreathes Across America event, honoring 653 veterans, dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Coordinated by the New Jersey Freemasons, Lafayette Lodge #27, volunteers met at the Merchants and Drovers Museum on a chilly, rainy day to place the wreathes on the graves, and most importantly, to speak the name of the soldier in remembrance.

This annual event is always looking for volunteers – follow the Lafayette Lodge #27  or the Merchants and Drovers on Facebook for information on next year’s event.

And thank you to all who gave their lives in service.

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The Annual Candlelight Evenings Wrap Up 2018

It was wonderful to see so many old friends and new faces at our Candlelight Evenings on December 1st and 8th! The museum was beautiful with its holiday decorations of fresh greenery and real candlelight, and listening to Linda Russell’s music in a warm tavern on a cold night was a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season.

A special thank-you to all of our volunteers and staff who help make this event an annual favorite! And thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the holidays, 19th Century Style! Please enjoy one of our favorite Christmas songs, as performed by Linda Russell!

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The Spirits of Rahway – Lantern Lit Tour 2018

The Annual Lantern Lit Tour was a spooky success – despite the weather having other ideas.

We’d like to thank all of our guests for the Lantern Lit Cemetery Tours for coming and hearing our tales, and to all of the volunteers who helped bring the whole event together.

Here are some pictures of the Lantern Lit tour that we took – but if you visit our Facebook page, you can see all the pictures that our guests have shared!  Maybe YOU have a picture to share as well?  We’d love to see them!

And save the dates for next year’s tour – October 25 & 26th, 2019!

Hope to see you at our next event – the Candlelight Evenings!

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