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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

OUR BIG HOLIDAY SALE IS HERE + DECEMBER HUNTERDON HERITAGE EVENTS AND OUR UPDATED 2016 CALENDAR IN THE WORKS!

FIRST:  OUR BIG SALE JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
The Hunterdon 300th is opening the Flemington Choir School on both Saturday, December 12th and 19th from 10 am to 3 pm for holiday shoppers looking for that special something with a historical touch of Hunterdon for people on their gift list. 

Due to repeated requests, the popular woven throw, produced for Hunterdon County’s 300th anniversary in 2014, is 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 comes 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 and the lowest price made available to the public.  This sale ends on December 31st.

The sale items will be available for purchase and pick up at the Flemington Choir School, 3 Chorister Place in Flemington Borough, while supplies last.  Other items will also be available -- most on sale -- 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. 

SECOND, DECEMBER'S HUNTERDON HERITAGE EVENTS:  

DECEMBER 18, 19, 20:  TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS OPEN FOR HOLIDAYS:  The Tewksbury Historical Society Headquarters located at 60 Water Street in the Mountainville section of Tewksbury Township will be open on Friday, December 18 from 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday December 19 from 9 am to 12 pm, and Sunday, December 20 from 10 am to 12 pm.
The Society has numerous gift items for sale including a new shipment of Tewksbury afghans in Williamsburg Blue and Cranberry, and now a new Hunter Green color, Tewksbury Art Show notecards depicting winning works from previous shows, Tewksbury Churches notecards and post cards replicated from original historic scenes and buildings in the Township.  There are books for sale including hardcover and paperback editions of Historic Notes onFairmount, NJ by Freeman Leigh as well as prints on Tewksbury, Oldwick, Califon, Mountainville and Pottersville.  In addition, there are signed copies of the Mountainville prints by longtime resident Charles Burrell.  And the latest item is the Tewksbury Auto Tour booklet – the self-guided tour by auto of Tewksbury.
The Tewksbury Historical Society is a NJ not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury.    For more info. on the Society please call (908) 832-6734 and leave your name and phone number.

FINALLY, OUR UPDATED 2016 CALENDAR IN THE WORKS "THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN HUNTERDON COUNTY":

February 16:  Black Slaves and Soldiers in the American Revolution (Snow Date, 2/23)
March 8:  History Mapping the American Revolution in New Jersey (Snow Date 3/15)
March 12:  Children's Historical Craft Project: Corn Husk Toys, Lenape Medicine    Pouch, and More!
April 9:  Hearth Cooking Demonstration & Luncheon (Snow Date, April 16)
April 19:  Daily Life in 1776: What was 18th Century’s Charmin? and More Answers to Questions You Never Asked!
April 26:  History Thru Art: 1700s Mural Panel in Detail­
April 30:  Children’s Chat and Play:  A Child's Life in the Days of George Washington and Games of the 18th Century
May 17:  Pittstown During the American Revolution
June 7:  Washington’s Crossings and Battles in Hunterdon
June 11:  Hunterdon Takes Back Trenton: Bus Tour of 1776 Trenton, Hunterdon County
June 14:    Flags of the American Revolution
July 23:  Colonial Camp for Kids at the Red Mill
September 6:  History Mapping:  “Washington Slept Here”
September 13:  The Potterstown Skirmish
September 17:  The Fate of Hunterdon Loyalists
October 16:  The Lowery’s Town & Country:  A British High Tea in Town
October 18:  “Layers of History”:  An 18th Century Women’s Fashion Show
October 23:  Love, Death and Desertion:  Hunterdon’s Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Pension Records Revealed”
November 5:  Revolutionary War Cemetery Tour South
November 12:  Revolutionary War Cemetery Tour North
December 3:  The Skirmish of Geary’s Ridge
  
Other events planned include: A Tour of Washington Crossing State Park (PA and NJ); Hunterdon Returns to Trenton Bus Tour; The Lowerys: Town and Country:  Country; Military Fashions and Arms; more Children’s Historical events, and much more!

For further information, please check our website www.hunterdon300th.org, or call (908) 788-2030.