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#Summer2024

Today is the astronomical start to the summer season. It takes place at approximately 4:51pm (EST) tonight.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (where we are located) and the sun appears in a higher spot in the sky at the same time each day until it reaches its maximum point in December. After the summer solstice, the days will begin to get shorter and the sun will appear lower in the sky each day until the winter solstice on Dec. 21.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice happens when the Earth's tilt toward the sun is the greatest.

For those of you who relish in the heat of the season, HAPPY SUMMER!

To the rest of us who prefer cooler temps, we have a few months to go before we get to wear sweaters.

#shippenmanor #SummerSolstice

Resources

Boeckmann, Catherine. "Everything you should know about the longest day of the year." Farmer's Almanac. 17 June 2024. www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-solstice.

Dobrijevic, Daisy. "The summer solstice: What is it and when does it occur?" Space. 28 May 2024. www.space.com/summer-solstice-when-what.

"June solstice in 2024: All you need to know." EarthSky. 20 June 2024. earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice/,

Miller, Katrina. "Today is the Longest Day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere." The New York Times. 20 June 2024. www.nytimes.com/article/summer-solstice-2024.html.
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#Summer2024 

Today is the astronomical start to the summer season. It takes place at approximately 4:51pm (EST) tonight.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (where we are located) and the sun appears in a higher spot in the sky at the same time each day until it reaches its maximum point in December. After the summer solstice, the days will begin to get shorter and the sun will appear lower in the sky each day until the winter solstice on Dec. 21.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice happens when the Earths tilt toward the sun is the greatest. 

For those of you who relish in the heat of the season, HAPPY SUMMER!

To the rest of us who prefer cooler temps, we have a few months to go before we get to wear sweaters. 

#shippenmanor #SummerSolstice 

Resources

Boeckmann, Catherine. Everything you should know about the longest day of the year. Farmers Almanac. 17 June 2024. https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-solstice.

Dobrijevic, Daisy. The summer solstice: What is it and when does it occur? Space. 28 May 2024. https://www.space.com/summer-solstice-when-what.

June solstice in 2024: All you need to know. EarthSky. 20 June 2024. https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice/,

Miller, Katrina. Today is the Longest Day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere. The New York Times. 20 June 2024. https://www.nytimes.com/article/summer-solstice-2024.html.

#FromTheArchives

Even though we have a lot of older pictures of the Manor, we don't have every era, from time time of photography in the 1850s until now.

This one is not dated, but you can see that Wall Street is a dirt road and people are (at least in this photograph) using horse carts/carriages.

#WCCHA #ShippenManor #OxfordNJ
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#FromTheArchives

Even though we have a lot of older pictures of the Manor, we dont have every era, from time time of photography in the 1850s until now.

This one is not dated, but you can see that Wall Street is a dirt road and people are (at least in this photograph) using horse carts/carriages.

#WCCHA #ShippenManor #OxfordNJ

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Awesome photo

So cool

Wow!

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Thank you

2 weeks ago

#FlagDay June 14

Flag day is celebrated on June 14th and commemorates the adoption of the US flag on 14 June 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

The resolution specified that there would be 13 alternating red and white stripes with 13 white stars on a field of blue on the upper left corner.

Today's flag represents the 50 states.
- 50 small, white, 5-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows (US States)
- 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared their independence from Great Britain (secured by their victory during the Revolutionary War).

Nicknames for our flag:
- Stars & Stripes (Marquis de Lafayette called the flag this first)
- Old Glory
- Star-Spangled Banner
- The Red-White-and-Blue

The current design is the 27th version of our national flag that has been modified 26 times since 1777 to reflect additional states being formed.

On 21 Aug 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered a 50-star flag (at that point, we had a 48-star flag for 47 years!) and it was adopted in July 1960. The current flag is the longest version (63 years).

The US Army Institute of Heraldry has plans for flags with up to 56 stars, using the same staggered arrangements for when additional states are created.

"We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty." - George Washington, attributed

Resources:

"A Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2022." The White House. www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/06/10/a-proclamation-on-flag-day-and-n....

"Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes." The History Channel. www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-adopts-the-stars-and-stripes.

"The Flag of the United States." US District Court, District of Puerto Rico. www.prd.uscourts.gov/flag-united-states-america.

"The Origins of Flag Day." US Department of Veterans Affairs. www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flagday.pdf.
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#FlagDay June 14

Flag day is celebrated on June 14th and commemorates the adoption of the US flag on 14 June 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

The resolution specified that there would be 13 alternating red and white stripes with 13 white stars on a field of blue on the upper left corner. 

Todays flag represents the 50 states.
  - 50 small, white, 5-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows (US States)
  - 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared their independence from Great Britain (secured by their victory during the Revolutionary War).

Nicknames for our flag:
  - Stars & Stripes (Marquis de Lafayette called the flag this first)
  - Old Glory
  - Star-Spangled Banner
  - The Red-White-and-Blue

The current design is the 27th version of our national flag that has been modified 26 times since 1777 to reflect additional states being formed. 

On 21 Aug 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered a 50-star flag (at that point, we had a 48-star flag for 47 years!) and it was adopted in July 1960. The current flag is the longest version (63 years).

The US Army Institute of Heraldry has plans for flags with up to 56 stars, using the same staggered arrangements for when additional states are created.

We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty.  - George Washington, attributed

Resources:

A Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2022. The White House. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/06/10/a-proclamation-on-flag-day-and-national-flag-week-2022/#:~:text=On%20June%2014%2C%201777%2C%20the,stars%20on%20a%20blue%20field.

Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes. The History Channel. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-adopts-the-stars-and-stripes. 

The Flag of the United States. US District Court, District of Puerto Rico. https://www.prd.uscourts.gov/flag-united-states-america. 

The Origins of Flag Day. US Department of Veterans Affairs. https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flagday.pdf.
2 weeks ago

#volunteerism

Good afternoon neighbors, friends and community members.

Much like local historical groups, the county sites also rely upon volunteers to help us share the site's history with the greater public.

If you are interested in volunteering at Shippen Manor for regular or special programming, please reach out to Gina (grosseland@co.warren.nj.us). Applications are posted on our website (Warren200.com -- History -- Shippen Manor Museum -- Volunteer Opportunities).

Today, we had a surprise applicant, who seemed to be interested in helping with our gardens...

#ShippenManor #OxfordNJ #warrenconj
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#volunteerism

Good afternoon neighbors, friends and community members.

Much like local historical groups, the county sites also rely upon volunteers to help us share the sites history with the greater public.

If you are interested in volunteering at Shippen Manor for regular or special programming, please reach out to Gina (grosseland@co.warren.nj.us). Applications are posted on our website (Warren200.com -- History -- Shippen Manor Museum -- Volunteer Opportunities).

Today, we had a surprise applicant, who seemed to be interested in helping with our gardens...

#ShippenManor #OxfordNJ #WarrenCoNJImage attachment

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Great help!

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