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Sunday, March 8, 2015

MARCH MISCELLANY

Part of our continuing mission is to promote Hunterdon's Heritage... so although the 300th doesn't have an aggressive calendar of official events in the month of March, we hope you'll consider attending one of the following fine heritage events:

ABC'S OF DNA: AN INTRODUCTION TO GENETIC GENEOLOGY AND GENOMICS:
A talk with Walter Choroszewski. As a former science education, Walter decodes the confusing science of DNA and translates it into common language.  He shares his experience with DNA testing and explains how to discover the hidden treasures in your DNA.  He also compares genetic testing companies and details how to find your genetic relatives, bio-geographical origins, and so much more. This lecture is presented by the Hunterdon Historical Society at the Flemington Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Flemington at 2 pm.  It is free and NO reservations are required. We hope you'll consider a membership to the Hunterdon Historical Society.... you can click on the image in the scrolling pictures on our home page for information -- www.hunterdon300th.org.

SEARCHING THE SEARCH ROOM:  Join Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi and Staff who will help you locate records to research your home's history, titles, etc. at the Hunterdon County Hall of Records, 71 Main Street, Flemington from 9 am to 1 pm.  Although free, reservations are required from our website www.hunterdon300th.org or by calling (908) 788-2030.  This event is limited to 30 people and we still have a little room left!

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM THE 300TH:  The 300th's special events and lecture series on Hunterdon's Agricultural Heritage was kicked off in February with a special opening lecture on the history of agriculture in our county.  Stay tuned for an exciting calendar of events for this year.  As a teaser, dates you might want to jot on your calendar include June 7th for a special tour with our wonderful partners at the Hunterdon Land Trust of the inside of the Dvoor House in Flemington followed by a special book reading; July 12th brings us into the vineyard at Unionville Vineyards in East Amwell for a talk on growing grapes in Hunterdon and then refreshments and a special performance of 18th century drinking songs; on August 12th, John Kuhl will be lecturing on new research on the agricultural science and innovations coming from Hunterdon County;  and we'll be having a special private tour of the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead on October 3rd.

None of these events caught your attention?  well, in the works is a special children's craft project from the archives of 4-H, a bus tour of some of the best barns in the county and a whole assortment of additional events and talks.

We hope you'll visit our calendar weekly for events and lectures sponsored by Hunterdon's wonderful local municipal historical societies and commissions, fabulous museums and other special partners.