On Saturday May 16, 2009 the DAR museum on Rte 23 north will be open for the season.
The museum is the grand home of the Rev. Elias VanBunshooten and dates back to the late 1700s. The museum features many original family pieces from the VanBunschooten/Cooper families. The lovely Dutch colonial home and the outbuildings will all be open for viewing and touring. Also housed in the museum is a local genealogy library.
The Chinkchewunska Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution operates the museum. It is open to the public on Thursdays and Saturdays between 1 PM and 4 PM from May 17 through October 15. Donation is $4 for adults, $3 for Senior citizens over 55 on Thursdays and $1 for children. This year, in honor of 100 years of Boy Scouts, boy scouts in uniform will be admitted to the museum for free!
The museum is located at 1097, Route 23 North in scenic Wantage township. School and other groups are asked to please call ahead for an appointment. Contact 973-875-4610 for directions and appointments. Other questions, call 973-875-2204.
Okay, so when I first saw it I thought it had something to do with one of my favorite folksingers Dar Williams, but what's better than American history?