THE STORY: The Historic Village at Allaire is one of the premier living history museums in the state of New Jersey. We preserve and interpret life during the early 1800s and the American Industrial Revolution. We have over 150 dedicated volunteers who range in age from 6 to 102 years old! Our volunteers dress up in reproductions of period clothing and demonstrate historic trades and activities. They bring history to life for over 7,000 New Jersey school children in addition to over 200,000 members of the public. Visitors can get their hands dirty with some history! Most of our programs are free and open to the public. We need to raise 100% of our operating funds and receive no funding from the State of New Jersey. Most of the funds go to support our educational programming by supplying materials for the interpreters. This includes plants for the gardens, metal and coal for the blackmsmiths, tin for the tinsmiths, wood for the carpenters, materials to make reproductions of period clothing, upkeep of our historical buildings, supplies for our workshops and public events. and much, much more! Your donations help us make our unique programs possible. Thank you for your support.