Red Mill Museum Village explores NJ’s vibrant history through stories and folklore
Master storytellers Paul Pedersen and Carol Levin will explore questions and topics of New Jersey’s vibrant history at the Red Mill Museum Village’s third Annual Storytelling Festival. Come out Sunday, May 18 and enjoy the rich, age-old tradition of sharing stories. There will be continuous storytelling from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. one of two stages: a heritage site for adults and stories for children in the historic one-room school house. This year’s festival compliments the year-long 350th Anniversary Celebration of New Jersey’s history.
Take a look at two of the featured storytellers. Paul Pedersen’s vivacious stories work in tales from his latest book, The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales from Old Haunts. Exploring odd takes on popular legends like the Jersey Devil to strange doings in mysterious towns, his love for the Pine Barrens radiates in his stories and songs. Carol Levin will entice your interest in historic accounts of women in technology while sharing the extraordinary story of Emily Warren Roebling who acted as the first woman field engineer and saw to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge.