And don't forget our final concert for the summer on Thursday, August 14th -- our retrospective of music heard in Hunterdon over the last 300 years ends with a big production -- THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF BEATLEMANIA on stage at Deer Path Park at 7 pm. Not only has the 300th gone all out to bring the Fab Four to Hunterdon, but their performance will be accompanied by a phenomenal light show on stage! Fifty years ago this year, the Beatles landed in America for the first time, appeared on Ed Sullivan and the rest is history! Thursday night, Paul McCartney (this blogger's heart-throb at age 4) will be playing the final performance at Candlestick Park before they tear it down; The Beatles last performance together was at Candlestick Park. But Thursday night Sir Paul won't be alone! Right here in Hunterdon we will have a special tribute to the Boys From Liverpool!
And Now for Our Fantastic September Line Up!
BY BUS: NORTH COUNTY FARM TOUR - Saturday, September 6: Take a tour of beautiful Northern Hunterdon with Hunterdon Board of Agriculture Past President George Conard; see Hunterdon's beautiful roads by bus with two morning "off the bus" stops and several afternoon "off the bus" stops that include tours of three North Hunterdon farms including a prestigious horse farm, a Christmas tree farm and an orchard. There will be additional surprise stops to enjoy amazing vistas of Hunterdon County!
Boxed lunch included supplied by our super sponsor Shop Rite.
ONLY 50 SEATS AVAILABLE! $15 PER PERSON
BY RAIL: TRICENTENNIAL TRAIN RIDE ON THE BLACK RIVER AND WESTERN! -- Saturday, September 13: Scenic train ride on the BR&WRR from Flemington Borough to Ringoes. At our stop in Ringoes enjoy a live music by the Red Oak Country Boys (featuring historic railroad songs!), a box lunch and lecture on the History of Rail and Train Stations in Hunterdon with County Historian Frank Curcio. There will also be some special treats and surprises!
Lunch included supplied by our super sponsor Shop Rite.
$15 PER PER ADULT; $10 FOR CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER; CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER FREE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLACK RIVER AND WESTERN, SEE THEIR WEBSITE AT http://blackriverrailroad.com
BIG LECTURES: YOUR LIFE IN HUNTERDON MARCH 22, 1814 (September 9): In this special lecture researched for Hunterdon's 300th, County Historian Stephanie Stevens details how we would have lived, what we would have eaten, where we would have worked and what life would been like on the 100th anniversary of the day Hunterdon officially incorporated as a county. This is the second in a three part series. "Your Life in Hunterdon, March 22, 1914" will be on October 9th.
TRAINS, TRAIN STATIONS AND RAILROADS (September 10): Join County Historian Frank Curcio for a power point presentation about the fascinating history of the trains, train stations and railroads of Hunterdon. Not that long ago there were FIVE trains leaving daily for New York City from Flemington -- today, there are none! This companion lecture to our Black River & Western trip the following Saturday will provide young and old alike with a delightful trip through Hunterdon mass transportation history even if you can't join us on the real train!
HUNTERDON'S HISTORIC BARNS (September 16): Complimentary to the historic barn photography show this month at the North Branch of the County Library by local Photographer Anne Freeman, join renowned barn historian and President of the Heritage Conservancy, Jeffrey Marshall, for an informative talk on Hunterdon's barns. Anne Freeman will also be on hand to discuss some of her photographs and her photography.
COLONEL JOHN READING (September 28): Join us as historian Marfy Goodspeed provides a lecture on Col. John Reading, one of Hunterdon's Founding Fathers. This is the first of a two-part series on the Colonel and his son, the General.
GREEN LIVING THE HISTORIC WAY (September 30): The agricultural lifestyle of our Hunterdon County ancestors was naturally "green" and, in comparison to our standard American diet, was quite healthy. This talk will focus on the lost details of everyday life in Hunterdon County before World War II -- such as the communal frozen cow -- and will look at what we can adopt from the past to make today's lifestyle more "green" and naturally healthier without reinventing the wheel.
CHILDREN'S HISTORIC CRAFT PROJECT: PUPPETRY! (September 21): Join Kim Cheifer in this Puppet Making Workshop for Children based on historical models of puppets. Ages 6-14; Maximum 35 children.