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1836 Temperance Rally
Allaire Village, Inc. presents an 1830’s Temperance Rally at The Historic Allaire Village located in Allaire State
Park on Sunday, July 29th, at 1pm and 2:30pm. This special event focuses on the villagers of the Howell Iron Works Company of the 1830’s and their crusade against the evils of “Demon Rum” and immoderation. It also
features a Ladies’ Temperance Social to celebrate the advantages of sobriety. There will be a $5/car parking
fee to the State Park; admission to the event is free and there is a charge to enter the historic buildings. The Historic Village opens at 12:00 noon and closes at 4:00 pm.
The Temperance movement grew up with the Industrial
Revolution. Increasing use of machines for manufacturing led to a greater concern for competent and sober workers in America’s factories. But the movement, whose
original purpose as to shape and more responsible society through moderation of life’s pleasures, soon grew many branches and encompassed many other social causes.
The fight to rid the land of the dangers of alcohol was becoming more prominent and women began to play a greater role in the crusade by the 1830’s.
Our event begins with a meeting and rally of the
Howell Work’s Temperance Society in the Historic Village and will feature inspiring speeches rallying against the horrors of “Demon Rum”. Villagers will
encourage visitors in the taking of the Temperance oath. Visitors are also welcome to participate in 19th century games and amusements with the villagers. It’s a great day of history and family fun. The Bakery and General Store will be open for shopping and refreshments.
Allaire Village Incorporated is licensed by the State of
New Jersey to operate the 40-acre Historic Village at Allaire, site of James P. Allaire’s Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830’s. Allaire Village, Inc. receives no state funding towards the educational programming presented throughout the year, but is strongly supported through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising
events and patronage of our retail stores. Allaire Village, Inc. received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. In addition, funding for our historical events is
made possible in part to a generous grant from the Ocean First Foundation.
The Historic Village at Allaire is located within
Allaire State Park at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Historic Village at
Allaire is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, off exit 98, and off exit 31B of Interstate 195. For more information, contact the Allaire Village Incorporated office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 732-919-3500 or visit us online at www.allairevillage.org.
|Where||Allaire State Park 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ 07727|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||1:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
|Price||Free admission to event, $5 state parking fee, building admission fee applies|
More About Allaire State Park
In addition to camping, wildlife, picnicing and playground facilities, Allaire State Park is also home to the Historic Allaire Village, known as the Howell Works in the early 19th century. The buildings which remain today include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter's shop, manager's house, foreman's house and a church. One of the workers' row house buildings is now the visitor center and museum. It is also the site of Pine Creek Railroad, stablished in 1953, as an example of rail travel at the height of the steam era.