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Saturday, June 2, 2018

JUNE PROGRAMS, OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE AND MORE!

"WATER, WATEEVERYWHERE!"

OUR LAST WATERY EVENTS UNTIL OUR SUMMER BREAK PROMISE TWO WONDERFUL TALKS IN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AREAS FEATURING HUNTERDON WATER ELEMENTS!

WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING TALKS:


WE HAVE ROOM FOR YOU!  NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR TOMORROW'S TERRIFIC POWERPOINT TALK:
SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD:  "LAKE SOLITUDE AND THE FORGE"  Lake Solitude was built by the Taylor Iron and Steel Company to provide hydro-electric power to the plant.  From the time of its construction in 1858, Lake Solitude provided a functional use as a power source for the Foundry as well as a popular recreation area. In 1909 the original crib dam was replaced by the current spillway structure, which is a significant example of dam engineering known as the buttress dam. This is the earliest example of this construction type, and it is the last remaining buttress dam in New Jersey. The dam is recognized by the State and nationally as a significant historic structure.  Union Forge Heritage Association Mike Gronsky will present a power point talk about this fascinating and important piece of Hunterdon County History.   Hunterdon County Library Main Branch.  2 pm. Free. Refreshments follow.  Reservations recommended.


OUR SPEAKER IS BRINGING LENAPE ARTIFACTS -- THIS "SHOW AND TELL" SHOULD BE EXTRAORDINARY!
TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH:  "SPRING ACTIVITIES OF THE LENAPE INDIANS IN HUNTERDON"  Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum, will discuss the significance and importance of the Indian way of life during the spring season. Emphasis will focus on the activities of community fish gathering, hunting and village life. This presentation will also examine the local Indian villages that once existed in the Flemington & southern Hunterdon County area. The program will include a short slide presentation on the spring activities and actual N.J. Indian stone artifacts will be on display.  Free.  Reservations recommended.   7 pm, Main Branch. Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-activities-of-the-lenape-indians-in-hunterdon-tickets-45590371027

OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE:  PLEASE VISIT US THIS SUMMER AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

SUNDAY, JULY 8:  DVOOR FARM, ROUTE 12 CIRCLE AT THE HUNTERDON LAND TRUST'S FARMERS MARKET AND HISTORY DAY, 9 AM TO 1 PM.

THE HUNTERDON COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, DEER PATH PARK, THURSDAYS FROM JUNE 28TH THROUGH AUGUST 16TH, 7 PM.

THE HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH.  PLEASE VISIT US IN THE COMMUNITY TENT FOR OUR EXTRAORDINARY "FAIR SPECIALS".

FUTURE EVENTS:  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH: "AND WATERSHEDS BEGAT WATERWORKS"

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH:  "HISTORY OF THE RED MILL" 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE READINGTON MILLS"

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE RED MILL" AND SPECIAL TOUR OF THE WHEEL HOUSE 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE D&R CANAL"

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14TH:  SPECIAL CANOE TRIP ON THE D&R CANAL  

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 14TH:  TOUR AND TALK AT THE PRALLSVILLE MILL 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  "THE HISTORY OF ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  BUS TOUR OF THE D&R CANAL FROM BULLS ISLAND TO TRENTON

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  SPECIAL VETERANS DAY TALK:  "HUNTERDON COUNTY 100 YEARS AGO DURING THE GREAT WAR"

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH:  AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: "THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT" 

 PLEASE WATCH FOR FUTURE E-NEWSLETTERS AND OUR CALENDAR AT 

WWW.HUNTERDON300TH.ORG

HISTORY AND HERITAGE EVENTS FROM OUR PARTNERS AROUND OR ABOUT HUNTERDON COUNTY




SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH:  RED MILL RETRO RIDE AND PICNIC:  This brand-new fundraiser will feature bicycles, costumes, live music, prizes, unique vendors, picnics and more! Loosely based on London's Tweed Ride, Red Mill Retro Ride participants are encouraged (not required) to shine up their vintage bicycles and don period costumes (emphasis on 30s through 60s) for a leisurely route through Historic Clinton, NJ. The approximately 5-mile route will traverse paved streets and gravel trail and will offer six "selfie stations" for refilling water bottles as well as photo booth fun. The route even includes a portion of the path around Spruce Run that normally does not allow bicycles!  After the ride, awards will be presented in a number of categories (Noblest Steed, Most Dapper Gent, Smartest Togs, Most Magnificent Mustache/Beard, Most Distinctive Participant, Family of Distinction, Most Magnificent Hat, Coolest Restoration, Hottest Re-Imagining of a Second-Hand Bike and Best in Show). Live entertainment will provide the opportunity to break out your swing-dancing moves; there will be a DJ spinning vintage vinyl and live music from local band Mike DeVita and the Slick Back Boys. Win a prize for your Picture-Perfect Picnic Set Up! Spectators are welcome to register as such and will have access to all the festivities of the day including live entertainment and shopping. Registration cost is $20 for all riders over 6 years of age, $60 for Family Package, $5 for Spectators. Volunteers are FREE! Volunteers are needed to help with Set-Up, Registration, Clean-Up, to act as Road Marshals, etc. Email the Red Mill Museum with the subject "Request to Volunteer".
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH:  The American Revolution of Jacob Francis of Hunterdon County, former slave and patriot:  Historian and author Larry Kidder is the guest speaker at the Hunterdon County Historical Society’s library talk on Wednesday, June 20, @ 6:30 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Society’s headquarters, 114 Main Street in Flemington.  The evening lecture will discuss the fascinating life of Jacob Francis born in 1754 in Amwell Township. Mr. Kidder has been researching the life of Jacob for several years and has accessed the materials in the Society’s manuscript collections to help tell his story. Jacob Francis, a freed black man, had his time as an indentured servant sold to several different people before he enlisted in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He married a woman who was enslaved in Hunterdon County and purchased her freedom. The historic details of his life and times in the 18th century were difficult to research. Learn how Mr. Kidder conducted his research and how the story unfolded.
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MONDAY, JUNE 25TH THRU FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE SUMMER NATURE CAMP:  This is the perfect camp for kids who love to explore and play outside in the dirt!  Our beautiful grounds along the South Branch of the Raritan River is an ideal spot for campers to learn to observe and form conclusions about nature and the creatures in their world.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH:  PLAQUE DEDICATION BY THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS FOR THE HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE UNION HOTEL DURING THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING TRIAL.   Time to be announced.  Hunterdon County Historical Society's Doric House, Main Street.  The Union Hotel is the first National Historic Site in Journalism in New Jersey.  This is significant national recognition.  Read their press release announcing the designation of historic significance here:  Society of Professional Journalists Award

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH:  HISTORY DAY AT DVOOR FARM:  Join the Hunterdon 300th and many other historical organizations at Hunterdon Land Trust's Farmers Market on Sunday, July 8th from 9 am to 1 pm.  Sip a cup of wonderful coffee while you wander among the booths of cheese, organic pork, flowers, fruit and vegetables.  A special day of history and horticulture!  The Hunterdon Land Trust's mission of preserving and conserving Hunterdon's the lands along our pristine water ways ties in perfectly to the Hunterdon 300th's 2018 historical series "Water, Water Everywhere."

MONDAY, JULY 16TH THRU FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST:  RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE SUMMER HISTORY CAMP:  Campers will step back in time and learn about life long ago right here at our nineteenth century site.  What did kids do for fun before the Internet? How did they make their toys?  What was school like? What did they eat? How did people get what they needed?  Campers will make their own candles, churn butter and ice cream, play old-fashioned games and much more!  A live blacksmith demonstration is a highlight of the week.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE RED MILL MUSEUM SUMMER CAMP WEBSITE

FRIDAY, JULY 21ST:  READINGTON MUSEUMS LECTURE: WITCHCRAFT:  7pm - 8:30pm
For more information visit the Readington Museums website

MONDAY, AUGUST 13TH THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE SUMMER HISTORY CAMP":  Campers will step back in time and learn about life long ago right here at our nineteenth century site.  What did kids do for fun before the Internet? How did they make their toys?  What was school like? What did they eat? How did people get what they needed?  Campers will make their own candles, churn butter and ice cream, play old-fashioned games and much more!  A live blacksmith demonstration is a highlight of the week.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE RED MILL MUSEUM SUMMER CAMP WEBSITE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS LECTURE: DUTCH ARCHITECTURE:
7pm - 8:30pm
For more information visit the Readington Museum
s website


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