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Friday, November 13, 2015

OUR PRE BLACK FRIDAY SALE! PLUS HERITAGE EVENTS AROUND HUNTERDON

READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS?  WE ARE!!

Just in time to do some pre-Black Friday holiday shopping, the Hunterdon 300th is offering some special gift ideas. 

Due to repeated requests, the popular woven throw, produced for Hunterdon County’s 300th anniversary in 2014, will be available once again, but in a limited quantity.  The Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee, now known as the Hunterdon 300th, sold more than 500 throws in 2014; they have not been available since.  The throws depict nine Hunterdon icons from all over the county, including the Historic Courthouse, the Zion Lutheran Church, the Reading House, the Sergeantsville Covered Bridge, and more.  A brochure is included with each purchase that provides the address and gps coordinates of each icon.  The Hunterdon 300th is keeping the price at the 2014’s $35.00.  The woven throw is only being offered in navy blue, the most popular color sold in 2014.

If you are looking for a real gift bargain, the Hunterdon 300th is placing the beautiful coffee table book by Walter Chorowszeski “Hunterdon in My Heart” on very special sale.  The book of gorgeous photographs that cover every municipality in Hunterdon, a retail cover price of $50, will be on sale for $35, a 30% discount -- the lowest price at which this has ever been offered.    

The sale items will be available on Sunday, November 15th for purchase and pick up at the Hunterdon County Public Library’s Main Branch on Route 12, Flemington, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm while supplies last.  Other items will also be available for sale including glass beer steins, 300th commemorative books and beautiful blank note cards with photographs of Hunterdon’s historic barns by photographer Anne Freeman. 

For information to reserve a woven throw in advance of the sale, please call and leave a message for the Hunterdon 300th at (908) 788-2030. 


NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS:


DO THEY KNOW WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED? A FREE PROGRAM FROM THE HUNTERDON HISTORIC SOCIETY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HUNTERDON 300TH
ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, Michelle Kuhn & Mike Gagliano from the New Jersey Geological and Water Survey will review the findings of their recent Ground Penetrating Radar scans at the Flemington Presbyterian Church Cemetery. They say "We know where the bodies are buried."  But do they? Did they find a mass grave location, used for poor people, within the cemetery?  Did they find the foundation of the original church?  Did they locate the three Revolutionary War soldiers mentioned in Dr. Mott's 1894 book, "History of the Flemington Presbyterian Church"?  Are there many graves without headstones?  They will also discuss how the Ground Penetrating Radar process works and software programs they use to interpret the data.  A Q&A period will follow their brief presentation.
This program may be of interest to church members, scientists, historians, cemetery enthusiasts/caretakers & archaeologists.

7PM at the Flemington Presbyterian Church

The program is free and open to the public.



HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
INVITES YOU TO THEIR

 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Museum Tours:

December 3, 6, 10 &13th

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PLUS: November 28, 1-6 p.m.:
Live entertainment and carriage rides 3-6:30 for downtown Flemington’s shop-local event, fiddler at Doric House!

Doric House Museum Decorated by Community Garden Club of Hunterdon County and the Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills
www.hunterdonhistory.org
114 Main Street
Flemington, NJ

 (908) 782-1091

TWIN LIGHTS MUSEUM --  down the shore but not too far, is holding an exhibit on flags and patriotic memorabilia thru next year.  why are we advertising this? well, our good friend and King of the American Flag (now THAT'S an oxymoron -- think about it....) Richard Pierce, has some of his flags in the show.... fyi, Richard is doing some new research for the Hunterdon 300th for next year's program on The Revolutionary War in Hunterdon County.... he is presenting a talk on Flags of the American Revolution on June 14th, Flag Day.  See below for the link to the show in Monmouth County.

Scroll down to the first story: Historic Flags and Patriotic Artifacts....