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    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Twin Lights Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Highlnds, NJ


    MARINE ART EXHIBITION at the Historic Twin Lights Lighthouse

    GUNS BLAZING! The War of 1812 and the New Jersey Shore

    From now through November 22nd, 2019

    The War of 1812 pitted the nascent US Navy against the might of the British Royal Navy.

    A series of epic naval battles are exquisitely depicted in a series of fifteen very detailed marine paintings by the renowned maritime artist Maarten Platje.

    This exhibition is the product of an initiative by Rik van Hemmen of  NMHA who is partnering with Cavalier Galleries of New York and the Twin Lights Historical Society to bring this exhibition to the Public at the Jersey Shore.

    The paintings can be viewed in two galleries at Twin Lights Lighthouse through November 22nd. Entrance is free.

    Opening hours at Twin Lights and for the art exhibition are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

    There is a 100-page Exhibition Guide describing the paintings with essays on various aspects of the war and of Monmouth County at that time. It is available for purchase at the Museum Store for $24.95.


    In addition, this show was made possible by these donors: Seastreak Ferries, Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Randive Divers, the Society of Marine Port Engineers, and Martin & Ottaway.


    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Twin Lights Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Highlands, NJ
    • 28
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    YOU ARE INVITED TO A CELEBRATION!

    Navesink Maritime Heritage Association & Twin Light Historical Society invite you to celebrate the marine art exhibit

    "Guns Blazing! The War of 1812 and the New Jersey Shore"

    at Twin Lights Historic Lighthouse, October 8th 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

    In fifteen glorious large paintings, the renowned maritime artist Maarten Platje depicts some of the epic single ship vs ship battles between the nascent US Navy and the mighty British Royal Navy.

    In addition, there are paintings depicting earlier important milestones in the history of the US Navy. 

    You will also have the rare opportunity of viewing the lights of New York and nearer locations from the headland on which the lighthouse stands (because normally the grounds are closed at 4:30pm each day!).

    There is limited capacity at Twin Lights so PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY BFORE ARRIVING at the party. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    The 100+ page Program Guide is included in the ticket price and provides in-depth narratives of the battles depicted in each painting. There are essays on the importance of maritime paintings in general, the early history of the US Navy, a detailed description of Monmouth County in 1675, eleven years after the County was officially settled, and more.

    This major show of maritime art was conceived by Rik van Hemmen of NMHA in collaboration with Cavalier Galleries of New York and Twin Lights Historical Society. In addition, the State of New Jersey graciously permitted the art to be shown at the Twin Lights Historic Site.

    There is limited capacity at Twin Lights so PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY BFORE ARRIVING at the party. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    In addition, this show was made possible by these donors: Seastreak Ferries, Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Randive Divers, the Society of Marine Port Engineers, and Martin & Ottaway.



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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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