Historical craftsmen and interpreters

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Allaire Village Inc.

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Across the Mill Pond
A view of the Bakery from the far side of the Mill Pond

Volunteers may choose to participate in village life by becoming an interpreter in any of our historic village buildings or, by learning a craft (blacksmithing, carpentry, wood carving, gardening, basketry, weaving etc) that they can then teach to upcoming volunteers or members of the public. All training is included as part of the volunteer experience so no initial experience is necessary (although it is welcome!). Our goal is to encourage learning and preserving traditional skills and arts of the mid-19th century in order to pass them down from generation to generation.

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About Allaire Village Inc.


4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727, US

Mission Statement

To oversee development, restoration, preservation, interpretation, and operation of the Historic Howell Works within Allaire State Park. To accomplish this mission, the Corporation shall be known as the Historic Village at Allaire, and shall promote the historical, aesthetic, and cultural significance of the Historic Howell Works by means of news media, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, cultural programs, tours, interpretive programs, publications, and any other acceptable and approved means. Shall develop, produce, and distribute educational material and conduct school and public educational tours and programs. Shall maintain a historical library directly pertaining to the Historic Howell Works. Shall encourage and participate in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, research and display of appropriate and/or related artifacts and memorabilia.


The Historic Village at Allaire is a mid-19th century iron producing town - The Howell Works - established by James P. Allaire with the purchase of the property in 1822. Original buildings from the heyday of the 1830's are sited in the Allaire State Park in Farmingdale NJ. The buildings are interpreted as a living history museum and includes backsmith shop, carpenter's shop, bakery, general store, the Alliare house, Managers and Foreman's cottage.


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4263 Atlantic AvenueFarmingdale, NJ 07727



  • History
  • Mentoring
  • Storytelling
  • Acting
  • Archeology
  • Woodworking


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 5 hours per month
  • must attend continuing education classes at least twice yearly

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