AutumnFest 2021

On September 26th, the Wicoff House Museum held its AutumnFest 2021 event! Along with the Youth Advisory Council, we celebrated the harvest season with members of the public.

Black and white photograph of a train coming towards the viewer to the left.
Black and white photograph of a train coming towards the viewer to the left.

To start off the day, we wished happy birthday to our volunteer, Rudy, who turned 92 that week! Rudy is one of the oldest living residents of Plainsboro and the museum’s longest volunteer.

Black and white photograph of Plainsboro Station. There are four sets of train tracks. There are wooden platforms on either side with wooden buildings. A bridge crossing over the tracks is seen in the distance.

During the event, we had crafts, games, and scavenger hunts for children and families to complete. We also served refreshments, including warm apple cider and snacks.

Sepia photograph of Plainsboro Station in 1915. In the center is a man standing on the railroad tracks, facing right. To the right of the tracks are several men working in a trench. Behind the men and on the left side of multiple tracks are wooden buildings. In the background is a bridge crossing over the tracks.
Sepia photograph of Plainsboro Station in 1915. In the center is a man standing on the railroad tracks, facing right. To the right of the tracks are several men working in a trench. Behind the men and on the left side of multiple tracks are wooden buildings. In the background is a bridge crossing over the tracks.
Sepia photograph of Plainsboro Station in 1915. In the center is a man standing on the railroad tracks, facing right. To the right of the tracks are several men working in a trench. Behind the men and on the left side of multiple tracks are wooden buildings. In the background is a bridge crossing over the tracks.

Two new temporary exhibits inside the museum were also debuted. One is a living interpretation of John V. B. Wicoff’s study, as it may have looked in the early 20th century when he lived in the Wicoff House and worked as a gentleman farmer, lawyer, and bank president. The second exhibit contains objects owned by the Wicoff family, such as Mrs. Wicoff’s wedding dress.