to our three winners of the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum “Golden
Anniversary” 50-50 Raffle!
At a random drawing held at the museum on July 4th, 2020, the following tickets were drawn:
1st Place, Rose N. (Rahway) #0875
2nd Place, Joanne K. (Rahway) #0084
3rd Place, Sandy R. (Holmdel) #0792
lucky winners have all received their prizes.
raffle raised almost $1,000 for the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, to
help fund our historic preservation and educational programming.
Many thanks to everyone who helped by purchasing tickets!
In response to growing concern over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. We will be checking emails and phone messages periodically and will respond when possible.
We will also be postponing our upcoming Prohibition Night event, originally scheduled for March. 28, 2020, with the postponement date to be determined pending further developments. If you have already purchased tickets, you will be contacted separately.
Please follow our social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for further updates as they become available. Updates will also be posted on our website, www.merchantsanddrovers.org.
Rahway, NJ – March 7, 2020 -The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association has announced the return of their annual Children’s Ghost Story Night on March 7, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
children from ages 5 to 14 are invited to step back in time to the early 1800s
to visit a candlelit tavern and hear true tales of ghostly happenings from the
era. Visitors will be guided by candle light through the 225-year-old building by
the “ghosts” of innkeepers and travelers who will share their strange and
mysterious experiences. Parents are also welcome to join this spooky but fun
evening event at this local historical landmark.
Stories will begin at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour and will be followed by refreshments in the museum’s kitchen. Tickets are $5 (ages 5-14) for children and $7 for accompanying adults. Reservations are required and may be made through the museum’s website www.merchantsanddrovers.org or by calling the museum at (732) 381-0441.
Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association is dedicated to preserving the
Merchants and Drovers Tavern (c. 1795), the Terrill Tavern (c. 1735),
developing the site as a tavern museum and to interpreting the important role
played by taverns in early American history and to preserving local history. The
Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, located on the corner of St. Georges
Avenue and Westfield Avenue, is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and is recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey.