Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association

Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association The Association supports the Lyceum with their mission by offering free programs to the public.
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Operating as usual

06/06/2021

We think this will be a great addition to all the wonderful historic sites around Burlington County

12/23/2020
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Thought I would share, just in case you missed them. The Lyceum has a collection of nutcrackers but we are not displaying them this year. Happy Holidays!!

It’s been an unprecedented year (with an unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented”) and so we thought you might enjoy a bit of lighthearted humor.

From all of us at Monticello—including this mildly unsettling Thomas Jefferson nutcracker—Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

12/17/2020
It's time for our 3rd Saturday presentation and it's Holiday themed.  Join us!!
12/16/2020

It's time for our 3rd Saturday presentation and it's Holiday themed. Join us!!

12/12/2020

Coming up at 2 pm, Don Hagist will be speaking on his new book, Noble Volunteers, during our virtual Iron Works Hill event.

12/12/2020

We are back up and running. Sorry for the earlier crash.

The Battle of Iron Works Hill is going virtual this year, December 12, starting at 11 am.
12/09/2020

The Battle of Iron Works Hill is going virtual this year, December 12, starting at 11 am.

Learn how to make a cornhusk wreath in time for Thanksgiving.  Registration  information below.
11/09/2020

Learn how to make a cornhusk wreath in time for Thanksgiving. Registration information below.

10/17/2020

The corn husk door hanger project has been rescheduled to 11/21 at 1 pm. Look for additional details coming up soon. T
thanks for your understanding.

This Saturday will be our first Zoom program for the upcoming season.
09/17/2020

This Saturday will be our first Zoom program for the upcoming season.

May's calendar picture of Emily Warren Roebling from our Women in Burlington County History 2020 calendar celebrating th...
05/06/2020

May's calendar picture of Emily Warren Roebling from our Women in Burlington County History 2020 calendar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote.

Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association
04/25/2020

Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences Association

April's calendar picture from our Women in Burlington County History 2020 calendar celebrating the 100th anniversary of ...
04/06/2020

April's calendar picture from our Women in Burlington County History 2020 calendar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote.

In time for women’s history month, a calendar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote.  Each page...
02/28/2020

In time for women’s history month, a calendar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote. Each page presents a prominent historical Burlington County woman. The calendars are $10 & available at the Lyceum’s gift shop. Proceeds benefit the Lyceum Association’s Third Saturday programming.

01/18/2020

Today's presentation has been postponed due to weather. Stay tuned for rescheduled date!!

Nutcrackers were so in demand last year, we made ornament sized ones available for sale.  Only $5 & proceeds go to benef...
12/11/2019

Nutcrackers were so in demand last year, we made ornament sized ones available for sale. Only $5 & proceeds go to benefit the Lyceum’s 3rd Saturday programming!!

The Battle of Iron Works Hill
12/10/2019

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

Join us Saturday, December 14, as author and historian Peter Lubrecht discusses Mount Holly's Hessian occupation as part of our Iron Works Hill Day. Books will be available for sale and signing.

12/08/2019
The Battle of Iron Works Hill

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

The Battle of Iron Works Hill December 14, 2019, 11 am - 3 pm

"The story was more tangled than the under plot of a Spanish tragedy. It involved three marching American armies (plus a patchwork 4th) , two quarreling Hessian colonels, one incompetent British commander, and a beautiful widow in the village of Mount Holly. Ordinary people in New Jersey came together to do something about their lost liberty. They were unable to break the grip of the conqueror in their state, but they created an opportunity for the Continental Army..."

Washington's Crossing (p. 182)
by David Hackett Fisher

12/08/2019
The Battle of Iron Works Hill

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

The Battle of Iron Works Hill December 14, 2019, 11 am - 3 pm

"The story was more tangled than the under plot of a Spanish tragedy. It involved three marching American armies (plus a patchwork 4th) , two quarreling Hessian colonels, one incompetent British commander, and a beautiful widow in the village of Mount Holly. Ordinary people in New Jersey came together to do something about their lost liberty. They were unable to break the grip of the conqueror in their state, but they created an opportunity for the Continental Army..."

Washington's Crossing (p. 182)
by David Hackett Fisher

Coming up this Saturday!!!  It should be a very interesting presentation.
11/13/2019

Coming up this Saturday!!! It should be a very interesting presentation.

This Saturday's program - A Photographic History of Burlington Island.  Hope to see you!!
09/18/2019

This Saturday's program - A Photographic History of Burlington Island. Hope to see you!!

Find out about the Battle of Petticoat Bridge at our next program on Petticoat Bridge on Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm.
05/09/2019

Find out about the Battle of Petticoat Bridge at our next program on Petticoat Bridge on Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm.

03/08/2019
American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey
03/01/2019

American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey

This Friday...Vulture Culture:  A Face Only a Mother Could Love.  Find out about the Turkey Vulture, one of Mount Holly'...
02/27/2019

This Friday...Vulture Culture: A Face Only a Mother Could Love. Find out about the Turkey Vulture, one of Mount Holly's most populous birds.

02/08/2019
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area

Interested in learning more about the Revolution with like-minded folks? Meet members of the American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey on Tuesday evening at the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences as Steve Elliot presents “Provisioning the Continental Army.” More info: http://ow.ly/mYTb30nDikg

Our next program is a first person interpretation of Harriet Beecher Stow by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theat...
01/24/2019

Our next program is a first person interpretation of Harriet Beecher Stow by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre, February 16 at 1 pm. Come join us.

American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey
12/28/2018

American Revolution Round Table of South Jersey

The Round Table's first event of 2019!

12/07/2018

RIX returns to Mount Holly for a free concert Friday, December 7 from 7-9 pm at the Friends Meeting House,. 81 High Street. Mount Holly Friends Meeting will again host the fun and talented "RIX" a captivating folk group formed by two musicians who played with legendary song writer, folk singer, and environmental activist Pete Seeger.

The Battle of Iron Works Hill
12/07/2018

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

The historic buildings of Mount Holly will be open Saturday for the Battle of Iron Works Hill. Admission to the Historic Prison Museum is free for the day. Here's a chance to see what is inside these wonderful buildings.

The Battle of Iron Works Hill
12/06/2018

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

Colonial kid's crafts, including cornhusk dolls, tricorn hats, and pod babies, are part of the day.

The Battle of Iron Works Hill
11/30/2018

The Battle of Iron Works Hill

Battle of Iron Works Hill coins will be available for sale on event day. All proceeds from sales go to support the event.

Come join us for the start of the Holiday season with our 1 pm presentation on Victorian Holidays at the Langstaff Mansi...
11/16/2018

Come join us for the start of the Holiday season with our 1 pm presentation on Victorian Holidays at the Langstaff Mansion presented by Marisa Bozarth.

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Mount Holly, NJ
08060

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Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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The next meeting of the Burlington County Natural Sciences Club is Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 PM, at our NEW location, the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences, 307 High St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060. Our speaker will be Don Jones; his topic: “A Taste of Southern Africa.” The program covers a 17 day birding trip to Southern Africa (Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia) arranged through Birding Ecotours. Many of the birds and mammals encountered will be shown. The trip began at Victoria Falls near Livingstone, Zambia and proceeded west to Shakleton’s Lodge on the Zambesi River. Continuing west through the Caprivi Strip of Namibia we detoured south to bird along the Okavango River in Botswana. Returning to the Caprivi Strip we continued west to the Mahangu Game Preserve and explored a mopane woodland for its avian specialities. From Mahangu it was southwest toward the main attraction of our trip-five days at the renowned Etosha National Park searching for its spectacular array of mammals and birds. The highlight — a 45 minute observation of two cheetahs stalking a herd of impala. From Etosha we continued southwest toward the Namibian coast with two nights in the Erongo Mountains, then crossing a portion of the Namib Desert — gravel plains and sand dunes with rainfall < 2 in./yr. — before arriving at the coast at Walvis Bay with its Greater Flamingo lined shores, gulls, sandpipers and plovers. Don Jones is a local, born in Pemberton and now living in Southampton Township. He spent his undergraduate years at the University of Michigan majoring in organic chemistry, graduate years at Rutgers, and did one year of post-doctoral research and teaching at Oregon State University. His career was spent at Rohm and Haas Company where he first developed additives for plastics and then was a research manager. Don became interested in birds and nature as a boy scout (early 1950s), attracted by the Evening Grosbeaks that visited their feeders each winter. He was a casual birder until 1980, when he took his first purely birding trip to Manitoba with his mentor-to-be, Rick Mellon, and was hooked by the spectacular migration at Churchill. In 1982 he finally joined the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. He had been invited to join in 1969 after returning from Oregon, but declined fearing it would take too much time from raising his two children; in hindsight, he says, he probably could have done both.
New addition to Mill Dam after flood. Sand bar w mussels. Unconsolidated sand. Firming up nicely. Formed where Pine Barrens Outflow meets the tide. A few other places along the Oxbow and Flood channel w new deposits of sand. Creek is very much thriving, vibrant ecology and environment. Currents and tides are a wee bit different. Living classroom.
1940 centreton, nj, rancocas creek main stem. visible is the old sea scout base concrete ship and others sites from the area. was told today while sitting down yonder on the creek under the shade of sliver/swamp maple....1st hand accounts by a creek old timer swimming w cork filled life jackets, hanging flags, learning maritime knots and going to the phila markets via the rancocas and delaware river. he spoke of being a youngster and about tug boats coming up the creek, hearing their deep throated whistles coming up the creek, hand cranking the centerton draw bridges, of riding on rancocas creek barges, of mother who worked in the centerton fireworks factory and of fishing w cane poles at the "texas" works pond. of manure barges being unloaded at cox's landing and produce being shipped barged out. very chill for sure and to get 1st hand accounts of the creek's heritage on national maritime day, write on. :-)
Winter ecology roundtable being held at the Burlington County Lyceum from 1PM to 3 PM. Join the discussion on the Rancocas Creek Watersheds winter ecology: Topics include and are not limited to: Natural History, Conservation, Ideas to engage kids in the winter, Recreation, Ecology and more. Updates to the Melpine Landing access road also. Objective is to enhance public access to the Rancocas Creek Water Trail and promote water quality in the Rancocas Creek Watershed. Roundtable is being held the first day of Spring. Kayak rentals are available, if needed. If not bring your own. Zap a note back if you want to join the First Day of Spring Paddling. Mt. Holly Oxbow Channel and into the Rancocas State Park. 2 Hours of Paddling. Free shuttle.
tip of the hat txs to everyone who helped snug up the lines on the berth of rancocas creek heritage. NJ's lumberton s branch presentation https://rcnwt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Microsoft-PowerPoint-lumberton-hx-sx-NXPowerLite.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3DfPQZ_A1-CDKNmpwAuA34oVhF0KnbXQNB3Zwq59UkXGwsi-mSfluakfo
Kids Activity to Observe Winter Ecology. Engage kids to check out ice crystals. Hands on Activity. Discussions on obs are simple structure to complex physics of ice. Ice is a Vice on NJ's Rancocas State Park Blue Water Trail. https://rcnwt.com/blog/