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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BIG HOLIDAY SALE AND JIM DAVIDSON TALK! AND MORE!


THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH:  300TH'S HOLIDAY FUN SALE AND MORE AT THE MAIN BRANCH!!  

Join us for our annual holiday blow out sale, live music, refreshments, rope making machine for fun home made bracelets, and a chance to win a fabulous 300th basket of gifts!  Sale items include t-shirts, books, blank note cards and more!  10 am to 2 pm.  Main Branch of the Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Flemington.

JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!! OUR WOVEN THROWS ARE BACK!!

The perfect gift for your Hunterdon friend, parent, child, college student, or "BFF" who moved out of town.  The Hunterdon County Tricentennial Commemorative Woven Throw is 100% cotton and made in the USA.  Beautiful woven pictures of 9 of Hunterdon's most famous and beautiful landmarks including the Historic Courthouse in Flemington, Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick, the Red Mill in the Town of Clinton, Reynold's Tavern in Union Township, Governor Reading's Home in Raritan Township and many more. 

The border proudly displays all 26 of our municipalities and the center depicts the County Seal and 300th's flourishing Ribbon proclaiming 300 Years of History from 1714 to 2014. Available in Navy Blue. Each throw comes with a brochure describing the history of each structure and provides both address and GPS coorinates so you can visit them.  Other woven throws of equal or lesser quality sell for twice our price of $35!  We price these to sell because we want everyone to have one!!


THE HUNTERDON 300TH'S LAST PROGRAM FOR THE YEAR -- OUR POIGNANT CONCLUSION TO OUR LOOK AT HUNTERDON AT WAR: THE HOMEFRONT:  

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH:  GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OF 1930 TO THE WORLD WAR I AMERICAN GRAVES IN FRANCE:  Join Jim Davidson for a new talk about the poignant story of Hunterdon County Gold Star Mothers going to France to see the graves of their sons who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War I.  A fitting conclusion to our year of studying Hunterdon County dealing with war. Reservation recommended.  Free.  Main Branch County Library.  7pm.  Refreshments follow.

PROGRAMS FROM OUR HERITAGE PARTNERS:

NOW THRU DECEMBER 10TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM  VILLAGE FESTIVAL OF TREESThe Red Mill Museum Village will host its 8th annual Festival of Trees through December 10th.  This annual holiday favorite features trees, wreaths and centerpieces decorated by community members, local organizations and businesses.  Over 30 decorated items will be on display in our famous Red Mill.  Contact Marie Salthouse at 908-735-4101 x100.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH:  WINTER WALKS IN FLEMINGTON WITH THE HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  The Hunterdon County Historical Society announces winter walking tours through Flemington beginning at the decorated Doric House Museum at the Society’s headquarters @ 114 Main Street in Flemington on Thursday, December 14 @ 1:30 pm.
Led by heritage educator, Janice Armstrong, the tours will begin at the Society’s Doric House, decked out for the holidays by the Community Garden Club and the Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills. The walking tour will last about an hour.
Ms. Armstrong will highlight the beautiful Greek Revival and Victorian architecture in homes and businesses, as well as detail the fascinating history of Flemington’s lesser explored side streets. Tours will walk from the Doric House, down Main Street and continue to Mine and Park Avenues to cover some interesting local history before returning to tour the Doric House Museum. A suggested donation of $5 per person will benefit the Historical Society. Pre-registration is suggested and can reserve a space, but guests may show to see if they can be accommodated.

The Doric House is open free of charge for visitors to view its collections and holiday decorations from 12 until 3:00 on December 3. (Street parking is no longer available after 4:00 pm to make way for Flemington’s holiday parade.) The Doric House is also open each Thursday in December prior to Christmas: December 7, 14 and 21 from 12-3:00 pm.

For more information and for possible weather cancellations, call the Society @ 908-782-1091 and check for updates and details at the Society’s website. The Hunterdon County Historical Society received an operating support re-grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the department of State. 
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THE HUNTERDON 300TH PROUDLY ANNOUNCES OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE THEME FOR 2018:  "WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!"  Join us for a year of exploring the many facets of how water has affected Hunterdon's history -- from the migration of the Europeans using the Delaware and Raritan Rivers, to the Great Flood of '55, to Lenape encampments along the rivers, to our historic mills and ferries, the importance of the D&R Canal, the history of the reservoirs and so much more. A year of fun events, trips and talks. Our program of events will be coming out by early February.