Deserted village

I volunteer at New Jersey literacy group which conducts ESL classes for adults and we often learn so many things from students. During one such class a student spoke about watchung reservation and I was keen to visit the same.

Thanks to the good weather today I just went to watchung with my family. We loved the long but not do tough trails but more interesting part was this deserted village at the site.

This is what their website tells about it

“In 1845, David Felt bought 760 acres of land and built a printing factory along the brook. He built an entire town on the bluff above the brook to support the mill operation, and by 1850, 175 people were living in Feltville. After Felt retired in 1860, other business ventures were tried but failed, and the town became deserted for a short time.”

Read more at Deserted village

Will visit again and write more about it.

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Liberty Science Center NJ

Today we visited the Liberty Science center which is a Science Museum. At the end of the day I was so happy we took the membership because we could’t cover exhibits in all floors in one day.

Not just the exhibits, the shows they have are so interesting and educative. I really fell in love with the Nikola Tesla Lightning show.

My husband and daughter enjoyed the 5 minute crawling in Touch Tunnel activity.

Subzero: The states of matter a science experiment show was also very engaging to kids and adults as well.lscfeb03

I kind of felt we should have visited this Museum much before as its just 30 minutes drive from home. Now that we know it has so much to offer to kids of all ages we are definitely going back to explore more.

The membership charges per family is $175. I should say the money is worth it if you have kids who are eager to learn and want to go back to the museum after first visit. I am sure because of the kind of activities they have any kid would love to go back there.

But I should add the laser show was really boring. They can make it more interesting appealing to all visitors. It was fun for first ten minutes are so then it got boring. If they make movie about laser show and show it and then do the laser show it can be interesting. They did try to explain a little in the beginning of the show but that was not that interesting either.

But there is so much to explore. There is 32 items on the Daily schedule list, and we could hardly cover 5-6 of them today!

Visit their website for more details, I will be back with more about the museum when I visit again.

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