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Royal wedding fever is in the air as Great Britain’s Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018- but did you know that marriages between Americans and European nobles once happened by the hundreds?

During the Gilded Age, wealthy American heiresses married impoverished European nobles by the score. The marriages secured social status for “new money” American families often slighted by the established elites in their own country; while the infusion of American dollars allowed the impoverished nobility across the Atlantic to continue to maintain the lifestyles to which their families had been accustomed for generations. There were literally hundreds of these marriages, some more famous than others- including several featuring brides with roots in NJ.

Join us as we discuss the so-called “dollar princesses” of the Gilded Age, to include Lady Monson (nee Romaine Stone, daughter of General Roy Stone of Morristown NJ), Lady Roberts (nee Elizabeth Marie LaRoche, daughter of William Tell LaRoche of Harrington Park, NJ), and Princess Miguel of Braganza (nee Anita Stewart, born in Elberon, NJ), and more.

Melissa Ziobro is currently the Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, teaching courses to include Introduction to Public History, Oral History, and Museums and Archives Management.

Melissa serves on the Executive Board of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region and as the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University. She has worked with public history organizations such as the Monmouth County Park System, InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum, Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Historical Association, Monmouth County Historical Commission, Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage, National Guard Militia Museum of NJ, and more. She worked as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011.

For tickets  call Helen Brown @ 732-224-1993, email:, or mail checks made out to
Monmouth Museum, PO Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738

MMKIDS BoxBots: A “Make & Take” Robotics Workshop for Children ages 7-10

MMKIDS BosBots: A “Make & Take” Robotics Workshop for Children ages 7-10

This “hands-on” workshop is a great way to introduce your child to the technology of robotics. Under the guidance of our docents, participants will build their own robots using a kit that includes simple tools and common materials.
Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 -3:00 pm
Friday, November 9th at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Pre-registration required and limited to 10 participants. Call 732-224-1988 or pay here on-line:
Museum Members: $12; Non-Members: $20 includes Museum admission for the participating child and one adult chaperone.
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MMKIDS Dining Car Magic

Join Steve the Magic Conductor aboard the dining car for a fun train-themed family magic show at the Monmouth Museum.
Friday, November 30th
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Museum Members Child: $12 Adult $15
Non-members Child: $15 Adult $18

MMkids Dining Car Magic

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