The theme for 2018-2019 is Colonial Bits and Bobs.  The emphasis will be on the daily routine of Colonial life.

Admission is $10 per person.  For a Friend of Peachfield, admission to the first five First Sunday programs are free; the May 5 & June 2 First Sunday are $10 per person for everyone.  

Seating is limited. Programs fill up quickly.  Due to the popularity of our programming, a prepaid reservation is required to guarantee seating.  No refunds.



Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Herbalists to Witches - 

Our favorite professor, James Judge of Rowan College of Burlington County is returning with stories of ancestors of the Dames, some of which were accused of witchcraft because of their ability to cure disease by herbal remedies.  Professor James will share these and other stories of the prejudices suffered by these people because of their special gifts.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - Patience the Cook Makes Catsup

Catsup in colonial times was quite different than what we call catsup today.  Patience the Cook whips ups catsups made from a variety of ingredients, including walnuts.  Share this unique culinary experience and enjoy an informative presentation on the colonial appetite.  The presentation will be given by Ingrid Sceusi who portrays Patience the Cook, an 18th century farmer’s wife.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Hercultes (Chef to Washington)

Sunday,March 3, 2019 - Bobbin Lace Making

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Quilting

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - Quilling

This program is $10 per person for everyone.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Blacksmithing

This program is $10 per person for everyone

Please call 609/267-6996, or email at         



Periodically, on the third Sunday, we will be featuring discussions covering a variety of topics.  Admission $10 per person for January 20 and May 19 and $15 per person for March 17.


Sunday, January 20, 2019 - New Jersey:  Where Ideas Grow

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Cheese Making

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Colonial Brewing

Prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating.  Please call 609/267-6996 or email us at with any questions. 


Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173‐1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military ‐ Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps ‐ and up to five family members. Some special or limited‐time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find participating museums and plan your trip, visit‐star‐museums.



Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Open Hearth Cooking Workshop - 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

Join us at Peachfield to hone your hearth cooking skills with Open Hearth Cook Margaret Quinn. If you are interested in cooking the way our ancestors did, this program is for you.  Margaret will instruct participants in preparing a multi-dish meal.  Learn the fundamentals of open hearth cooking and how to interpret an 18th century receipt. Dishes will include seasonal foods from the Colonial period. The cooks will then partake of the food they prepared. No experience is needed - just a desire to learn and to have fun. Copies of the period receipts used in class will be provided to participants.

A full menu and list of what you should bring that day will be provided upon registration.  Fee:  $45.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.  Minimum number of participants - 6; maximum - 12.  No refunds.


ONCE IN A WHILE WEDNESDAY SERIES - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - The theme of this series is a celebration of patriots through history

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - The Langstaff Family & The Mount Holly Lyceum -

The Langstaff family arrived in Burlington County as some of its earliest settlers.  James and Harriet Langstaff made their home in Mount Holly in the 1830s.  Their lovely home, Langeland, which remained in the family until the 1930s, is now the Mount Holly Lyceum.  Learn about this fascinating local family and their impact on local and national society; and the story of their home from Langeland to the Mount Holly Lyceum.  This presentation will be given by Marissa Bozarth of the Burlington County Division of Parks.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Vietnam and Vietnam Veterans -

The war in Vietnam left young men sent to fight in great pain both physically and mentally.  Retired Delran history teacher Patty Kolodi presents Vietnam and Vietnam veterans.  This war left deep emotional scars on the men who fought, as well as their families.  Learn the history of The Vietnam War Memorial, known as the “Wall”, its history, meaning to survivors and the objects often left in remembrance of those that gave their lives.  Join us for this moving presentation about a particularly troubling time in US history.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - The Story of Camp Dix

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Read and React

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore

Author Joe Bilby, Director of the National Guard Armory Museum in Sea Girt will present the maritime history of the New Jersey coast; from an attempt at submarine warfaire in 1776 to U-boats off the Jersey coast during World War II. In his book, "A History of Submarine Warfare along the Jersey Shore,” Joe relates the successes and failures of those early vessels, including John Holland’s craft tested in the Passaic River and adopted by the U.S. Navy. Please join us for this fascinating story. 

Admission is $10 per person; prepaid reservations are recommended as seating is limited.  No refunds.



Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

The Riddlesbrood Players will present The Mystery of the Jersey Devil.  This event will take place outside under a tent.  This is a seated event, with catering by Robin's Nest.  Tickets are $60 per person.  Prepaid reservations are required.  Seating limited.  No refunds.

Holiday Tea, Sunday, December 2, 2018  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Peachfield will be decorated for the holidays, and a buffet tea with specialties of the Dames will be served.  Join us as we gather round the hearth with a warming fire.   Admission:  $18 per adult, $9 per child under 15.  Prepaid reservations recommended.  No refunds.  This is not a seated tea.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   CANCELLED             

Mrs. Claus will entertain children with Christmas stories.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.  Appropriate for ages 4 - 10.  This takes place at Peachfield.  Admission:  $10 per child.

Blue Willow Tea, Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.                                                     

An afternoon buffet seated tea will be served using Blue Willow China belonging to Peachfield.  A talk will be given about the history of Blue Willow China. Collectors are encouraged to bring a piece of their Blue Willow China. Admission:  $20 per person. Prepaid reservations required; seating limited.  No refunds

Mrs. Harker's Tea - Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     

In celebration of Miriam Harker, the benefactor of Peachfield, the New Jersey Colonial Dames will host an afternoon buffet tea with many of the delicacies reminiscent of those served in the 1930s by Mrs. Harker at Peachfield.  Historic interpreter Daisy Century will be portraying Revolutionary War poet Phyllis Wheatley.    Admission:  $20 per person.  Prepaid reservations are required.  Seating is limited.  No refunds.


ADULT HISTORY CAMP - Friday, August 17, 2018 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, Saturday, August 18, 2018, and Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 Spend a weekend pretending to be an 18th century kid.  Experiences will include quilting, open pit cooking and basket weaving. These are a few of the unique experiences you’ll have at our first ever “grownup” camp.  

Cost:  $200, bring lunch, snacks will be provided.  Rates for single day available upon request.


SUMMER CAMP AT PEACHFIELD- June24-28, 2019  9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

One week summer camp for children ages 6 - 14.  The camp will take place at Peachfield, the 18th century farm property owned by the NSCDA-NJ in Westampton, New Jersey.  The focus of the camping experience will be historical as reflected through everyday life of children in the 18th century.    

For registration forms please call 609/267-6996 or email us at

The programs takes place at Peachfield, the Headquarters of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey, 180 Burrs Road Westampton NJ 08060.  



Saturday, January 26, 2019 - The Fire & Ice Festival

Professional and amateur ice carvers demonstrate their talent, while some 40 cooks offer samples of their chili.  The Old Schoolhouse will be open for tours.


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Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State, and the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Resource Conservation, Division of Parks.