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Sunday, November 27, 2016

END OF YEAR EVENTS PLUS OUR HOLIDAY "BITS AND PIECES SALE"!!!

WE'RE WINDING DOWN OF OUR YEAR CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND EXPLORING HUNTERDON COUNTY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.  WE HAVE 3 EVENTS TO GO, AND THERE IS MORE HERITAGE EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTY.  

ALSO, SPECIAL SALES EVENTS HAPPENING IN DECEMBER:  

OUR BITS AND PIECES SALE -- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 BEGINNING AT 1 PM AT THE MAIN BRANCH OF THE HUNTERDON COUNTY LIBRARY.  WE HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING 300+ YEARS OF HUNTERDON COUNTY AND NOW WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT FROM 3 YEARS OF SELLING OUR FUNDRAISING MERCHANDISE.  STOP BY FOR FANTASTIC DEALS ON BOOKS, CARDS, AND MORE!  ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ON OUR OLDER MERCHANDISE INCLUDING OUR AMAZING COFFEE TABLE BOOK, HUNTERDON IN MY HEART.  DURING THIS SALE ONLY, BUY 3 FOR $100!!  ORIGINALLY $50 EACH.  THAT'S 30% OFF THE COVER PRICE AND YOU WON'T FIND IT CHEAPER ANYWHERE OR AT ANYTIME THAN DECEMBER 3RD! AND WE'LL HAVE OUR FABULOUS 2 YEAR CALENDAR FEATURING ARTWORK AND HISTORIES OF SOME OF HUNTERDON'S 18TH CENTURY TAVERNS AVAILABLE AS WELL! A GREAT GIFT ITEM PRICED RIGHT AT $12 EACH OR 2 OR MORE FOR $10 EACH!

COUNTING DOWN TO 2017:  TWO GREAT TALKS, ONE GREAT TAVERN TOUR TO GO!

Tuesday, November 29th:  THE ARCHITECTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF 18TH CENTURY CLINTON TOWNSHIP:  CLINTON WAS A HUB OF BOTH PATRIOTISM TO AMERICA AND LOYALTY TO THE CROWN!  The Honorable Paul J. Muir will delve into the industrial evolution and economic growth of Clinton with a focus on the area surrounding what is now known as the Red Mill Museum Village where he serves as Executive Director.  Michael J. Margulies, AIA of Eclectic Architecture, will discuss the Clinton settlement and architectural evolution with a focus on the early Germanic settlement associated with the 1759 Vought House.  An amazing dynamic duo of speakers for this talk on early north Hunterdon County and the Patriots and Loyalists who settled and lived there.  Main Branch of the County Library, 7 pm,  Free (reservations recommended), Refreshements follow.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3:  THE SKIRMISH AT GEARY'S RIDGE:  Loyalist Geary massacred by Hunterdon Militiamen?  Dragoons racing over hills?  Did this little event really scare the Big Bad British from invading Hunterdon?  Join Historian, author and subject matter expert Charles "Chip" Riddle for a riveting tale of patriotism, arrogance and murder.  Main Branch of the Hunterdon County Library, 2pm, 314 Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822, Free! Reservations recommended, Refreshments follow.

DECEMBER 10, SATURDAY, 11:30 am:  TAVERN TOUR AT THE HISTORIC GLEN GARDNER INN, NOW HUMPHREY'S TAVERN, MAIN STREET, GLEN GARDNER.  We love our Tavern Tours!  If you are a Tavern Tourista, come and join us at 11:30 am in Glen Gardner on Saturday, December 10th for a period-style 4 course meal in this historic inn.  Humphrey's Tavern was originally Eveland's Tavern and has been operating as a public establishment since the 18th Century.  The only other restaurant in 2016 Hunterdon County that can make the same claim is The Pittstown Inn.  If the Perryville Inn reopens, it will also be able to make this historical culinary claim.  The Humphreys Tavern Tour menu includes:

1st course: Gourd Soup from the 1839 Dutch American Cookbook;
2nd course: Three Sisters Native Salad - corn, beans, squash, baked american cheddar;
3rd course: Choice of entree:
Stewed Beef and Baked Bread - Confessions and trials of a housekeeper c. 1839
Guinea Fowl Pie
Vegetarian Pasta Option (not historical)
4th course: Cherry Cobbler 
  
Not only will you get a fabulous meal in a really beautiful renovated 18th century inn, but you also get TWO talks!  First, tavern owner Michael Keller will give a chat on the history of the inn and second innkeeper, E. Humphrey (who purchased it from the Evelands) as well as his renovations and restorations.  Second, you'll hear a talk of the history of the area by Glen Gardner historian Ruth Otey.  If we time this right and you make reservations at the North Branch of the County Library, Anne and Ridley Enslow, historical musicians, are playing the music heard during a Colonial Christmas at 2 pm, see below for more information.  The Tavern Tour is $40 per person all inclusive of tax and service.  You can spend a wonderful, colonial afternoon getting in the holiday spirit!

AROUND THE COUNTY WITH MORE HERITAGE AND HISTORY:

A SPECIAL SALES ITEM: LIMITED STOCK:  THIS ITEM HAS HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND IT IS PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS FOR YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT ARE IN OR HAVE MOVED OUT OF HUNTERDON COUNTY.


On sale now:  Union Hotel Brass Holiday Ornaments!  Beautiful rendition of the Union Hotel in a pretty little box perfect for gift giving or storing your own ornament.  This nationally recognized historic treasure (the REAL hotel, NOT the ornament) may be demolished to make way for a new hotel.  The keepsake is a wonderful way to celebrate Hunterdon's history with your friends and loved ones who have moved out of county.  A perfect price point for gift giving at $20.  You can find the ornaments on sale at a special Gift Market December 3rd and 4th at 123 Main Street (the corner of Main and Mine), Flemington, and beginning this weekend, at the Stangl Market on Saturdays (Flemington), at Teaberry's Tea Room, Main Street, Flemington, and by contacting the Friends of Historic Flemington via their website at friendsofhistoricflemington.com.  There are only a limited number of ornaments, so please purchase early!

EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTY:


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH:  13th Annual Tewksbury Christmas Antique Show sponsored by the Tewksbury Historical Society:  
55 antique dealers from NJ, NY, PA & CT selling primitives and antiques Old Turnpike School 173 Old Turnpike Road Califon NJ 07830, Sat. Dec. 3 10 am to 4 pm; Sun. Dec. 4 11 am to 3 pm.  Admission:  $ 8 per person.  Food available for purchase.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH: READINGTON MUSEUMS DUTCH CHRISTMAS OPEN HEARTH COOKING:  with Bev Altrath and Arlene Soong; CONTACT THE READINGTON MUSEUMS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH:  CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES WITH HISTORICAL MUSICIANS ANNE AND RIDLEY ENSLOW: Anne and Ridley Enslow will present a holiday show that celebrates a colonial Christmas and other midwinter holidays. While dressed in Colonial period clothing, they will perform festive music on violin and hammered dulcimer, along with stories from the period and tales of good cheer at the North County Branch Library on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 pm. Due to popular demand, they have a new CD, To Hear the Angels Sing ​-- Christmas Songs Through the Ages. To celebrate this launch, there will be chocolate chip cookies (nut free) for all, ​and their CDs will be available for $10 each (instead of the usual $20).

Ridley began playing Colonial American music more than 30 years ago while working at Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey. His interest in music of the period has grown since then. He has made five albums with the noted balladeer Linda Russell and five with his wife, Anne. All of Anne and Ridley’s CDs were conceived initially with educational purposes in mind—to provide an enjoyable history lesson, while also providing entertainment sophisticated enough for adults. Two of these recordings—Music of the American Colonies and Music for Abraham Lincoln—were named Notable Recordings by the American Library Association. The Lincoln CD also received the endorsement of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Their latest recording, Brandy O!, consists of music found in the households of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Anne began playing Colonial music when she met Ridley. She also played as a regular substitute on Broadway in the orchestra of The Secret Garden. She does most of the duo’s research, which has included hours spent in the Library of Congress, Colonial Williamsburg, the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Mount Vernon, historical societies and various archives. With rare exceptions, all of their music is drawn from original manuscripts, sheet music and songsters.

North Branch of the County Library, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ 08809, 2 pm, Free. Reservations required by contacting the County Library (908) 730-6262.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH:  Christmas Celebration at the Historic Turner House: 
Please join the Union Forge Heritage Association in celebrating the Holiday Season at the Historic 1760 Jos. Turner House. Come see our history museum decked out in Victorian Christmas style, enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, and experience the joy of Holiday cheer with the company of family and neighbors.
December 11th from 1-5pm
117 Van Syckel’s Road Hampton NJ 08827
Suggested Donation $10 per person
For information contact them at UFHAevents@hotmail.com
Sponsored by the Union Forge Heritage Association



SATURDAY, December 17th:  Tewksbury Historical Society Headquarters & Museum Holiday Sale:  Come purchase that local Tewksbury gift item for that special person:  Tewksbury Afghans in Blue, Cranberry & Red; Tewksbury note cards and post cards; Prints of Tewksbury, Oldwick, Pottersville, Mountainville and Califon; Beers maps of Tewksbury and New Germantown; History books on Fairmount, NJ and New Jersey; 
Tewksbury T-shirts.  9 am to 1 pm. Check out all these items and more on our website www.tewksburyhistory.net.



THE HUNTERDON 300TH IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2017 LECTURE AND EVENT SERIES:  "HUNTERDON AT WAR:  THE HOME FRONT."  Join us for a year of exploring what was happening in Hunterdon County at the time our country's major wars were raging, from the the French-Indian War through the War on Terrorism.  How was Hunterdon impacted?   What was Hunterdon's response?  A series that explores war from a different vantage point.  Our full calendar will be announced in January, 2017!

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