Upcoming Events at the Merchants and Drovers

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Holiday Bazaar 2022
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Tis the Season to be jolly…” And a jolly time you will have at our 3 rd Annual Holiday Bazaar featuring chances to win exquisite Gift Baskets containing gift certificates, each valued at $50 or more thanks to the generosity of local restaurants and merchants.
After taking your chances on our festive baskets, you can peruse our marvelous collection of holiday décor and gifts that are available to purchase at incredibly reasonable prices. We also have on hand an array of talented vendors: Pixie Willow Candles, Free Soul Unique Bags, Project Suds Soaps, Kathryn Keller Jewelry, Renaee Smith Crochet Scarfs and Books offering their hand made wares of candles, jewelry, pet products, and scarves, just to name a few gift ideas.
Please join us on the outside grounds on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 AM to 2 PM to kick start your holiday shopping season. Our Museum will be decorated in holiday splendor and open for self-guided tours. And remember to bring the children (and children at heart) to visit with the ever jolly Santa Claus!
Many thank to our sponsors! Wet Ticket Brewing, Ace Hardware, Witty’s Fine Wine & Liquors, Firehouse Eatery and Pub, Flynn’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse, @L’Oreal, IL FORNO A LEGNA, Family Nails, The Coffee Box – Rahway, The “World Famous” Waiting Room, Millie and Joy, Tony’s Pizza & Stromboli , Union County Performing Arts Center, Nancy Townhouse Pizza & Bar, Rahway Sushi, Pampered Paws, Hugo’s Restaurant – Latin Peruvian, Rahway Bagels, and Moaaz Mediterranean Grill!
Holiday Candlelight Evening
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Step back in time for an enchanting candle-lit night of holiday merriment at Rahway’s own 227-year-old tavern.

The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum’s annual Holiday Candlelight Evening will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 7-10 PM. The museum will be ornamented with holly, pine garland, and the decorations of yesteryear.

To add to the romance of the season, the entire building will aglow with candlelight. There will also be a crackling fire in the kitchen hearth.

The taproom will be open and beer, wine, and warm old-fashioned Swedish glogg will be available for guests 21 and over. We will also be serving light refreshments and Ann’s famous colonial hot punch in the historic kitchen.

Music will be provided by Linda Russell, historical balladeer, who will perform traditional holiday compositions interwoven with Yuletide history and folklore. More information about Linda Russell can be found at: www.lindarussellmusic.com. (More information about Linda Russell can be found at: lindarussellmusic.com.)The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum invites you to celebrate the holiday season with this enchanting event for individuals of all ages.
The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made below.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for students and members of the museum, $5 for 12 and under, and free for children under 5 years old. Tickets include two spirituous drink tokens (drink tokens for 21 and over only), beverages, and refreshments.

Parking will be at Parkside Plaza, 1600 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway. The Museum is located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, N.J.

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Virtual Fireside Chat with Lloyd Garrison
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Lloyd Garrison
We hope you’re able to tune in on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. to hear our latest Fireside Chat, this time with Lloyd Garrison, a nationally-acclaimed artist born and raised in Rahway. Lloyd is a self-taught fine artist who started his career in 1966, when he opened his first gallery in town. He is best known among local residents for his many nostalgic depictions of Rahway in the 50’s and 60’s, along with historic depictions of the Museum site, cemetery, churches, and events as they may have appeared in centuries past.

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