Friday, October 1, 2021

GHOST TOUR TICKETS! PLUS HISTORY EVENT AROUND THE COUNTY! BOO!

 

OUR FALL LINE UP OF WALKING TOURS OF SOME OF OUR FAVORITE HISTORIC HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS CONTINUE.  WE ARE NOW TICKETING FOR BOTH THE RINGOES WALK WITH THE WONDERFUL EAST AMWELL AND COUNTY HISTORIAN DAVE HARDING AS WELL AS THE THREE BRIDGES WALK WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNTY HISTORIAN JOHN KUHL -- DON'T MISS THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE A WALK OF THREE BRIDGES WITH JOHN BEFORE!  ALL OF OUR OTHER WALKING TOURS OF HAMLETS AND SMALL TOWNS ARE "SOLD OUT."  SORRY!  WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE GHOST TOURS AND ALSO FOR AN OPEN HOUSE WE ARE CO-HOSTING WITH THE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE DORIC HOUSE -- A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE TOUR ON MAIN STREET IN FLEMINGTON.  

WE ARE SAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RUN OUR BUS TOUR THIS YEAR AROUND ALL 26 HUNTERDON MUNICIPALITIES IN ONE DAY -- WE UNDERWRITE THIS EVENT AND WE NEED TO HAVE A FULL BUS TO MAKE IT WORK WITH OUR BUDGET.  THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR, RIGHT?

WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE A FEW TALKS STILL THIS YEAR; ALTHOUGH THE COUNTY LIBRARY IS STILL NOT ALLOWING THEIR SPACE TO BE BOOKED, WE DO HAVE OFFERS FROM SOME OF OUR OTHER PARTNERS TO USE THEIR SPACE.  THANK YOU RED MILL MUSEUM AND RINGOES GRANGE!  WE HOPE TO SEE YOU BOTH IN 2021!  AND REMEMBER, CHECK OUT OUR OTHER HISTORICAL PARTNERS' GOINGS-ON AT THE END OF OUR EVENTS LIST.  

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING AUTUMN EVENTS:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH: SORRY, SOLD OUT! WALKING TOUR OF SERGEANTSVILLE

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH:  WALKING TOUR OF FLEMINGTON, 10:30 am:  SORRY, SOLD OUT! 

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  GHOST TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON: 👻 JOIN US FOR A BONE-CHILLING WALK IN OUR HISTORIC COUNTY SEAT. 👀 STORIES OF MURDER AND MAYHEM, VOICES HEARD FROM THE PAST, APPARITIONS, AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.  ALL OF OUR STORIES ARE DOCUMENTED -- AND WE'LL THROW IN SOME HISTORICAL FLEMINGTON FUN FACTS -- AFTER ALL, WE ARE A HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION.  TOURS LEAVE AT 6:30, 7 OR 7:30 PM AND LAST 90 MINUTES.  PLEASE SELECT TICKETING FOR THE START TIME OF YOUR CHOICE.  $10 PER PERSON; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, $5; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8. RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.  REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING THE WALK ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET.


PAYMENT FOR TICKETS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN FOUR (4) DAYS OF RESERVATION!  YOU CAN MAIL A CHECK PAYABLE TO THE HUNTERDON 300TH OR DROP CASH OR CHECKS THROUGH OUR MAIL SLOT, 3 CHORISTER PLACE, FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822.


TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NOON ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD.  LINK TO TICKETING HERE:


6:30 PM TO 8 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-630-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179057083557


7 PM TO 8:30 PM:  SOLD OUT


7:30 PM TO 9 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-730-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179282608107


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH: GHOST TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON:  JOIN US FOR A BONE-CHILLING WALK IN OUR HISTORIC COUNTY SEAT.  STORIES OF MURDER AND MAYHEM, VOICES HEARD FROM THE PAST, APPARITIONS, AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. 👻 ALL OF OUR STORIES ARE DOCUMENTED -- AND WE'LL THROW IN SOME HISTORICAL FLEMINGTON FUN FACTS -- AFTER ALL, WE ARE A HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION.  TOURS LEAVE AT 6:30, 7 OR 7:30 PM AND LAST 90 MINUTES.  PLEASE SELECT TICKETING FOR THE START TIME OF YOUR CHOICE.  $10 PER PERSON; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, $5; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8. RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.  REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING THE WALK ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET.


PAYMENT FOR TICKETS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN FOUR (4) DAYS OF RESERVATION!  YOU CAN MAIL A CHECK PAYABLE TO THE HUNTERDON 300TH OR DROP CASH OR CHECKS THROUGH OUR MAIL SLOT, 3 CHORISTER PLACE, FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822.


TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NOON ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD.  LINKS TO TICKETING HERE:


6:30 PM TO 8 PM:  SOLD OUT


7 PM TO 8:30 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-7-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179282989247


7:30 PM TO 9 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-730-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179282868887


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH: 👀 GHOST TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON:  JOIN US FOR A BONE-CHILLING WALK IN OUR HISTORIC COUNTY SEAT. 👻  STORIES OF MURDER AND MAYHEM, VOICES HEARD FROM THE PAST, APPARITIONS, AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.  ALL OF OUR STORIES ARE DOCUMENTED -- AND WE'LL THROW IN SOME HISTORICAL FLEMINGTON FUN FACTS --  AFTER ALL, WE ARE A HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION.  TOURS LEAVES AT 6:30, 7 OR 7:30 PM AND LASTS 90 MINUTES. PLEASE SELECT TICKETING FOR THE START TIME OF YOUR CHOICE.  $10 PER PERSON; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, $5; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8. RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.  REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING THE WALK ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET.


PAYMENT FOR TICKETS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN FOUR (4) DAYS OF RESERVATION!  YOU CAN MAIL A CHECK PAYABLE TO THE HUNTERDON 300TH OR DROP CASH OR CHECKS THROUGH OUR MAIL SLOT, 3 CHORISTER PLACE, FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822.


TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NOON ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD.  LINKS TO TICKETING HERE:


6:30 PM TO 8 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-630-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179311915767


7 PM TO 8:30 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-7-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179312076247


7:30 PM TO 9 PM:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tour-of-historic-flemington-730-pm-10-per-adult5-per-child-tickets-179312186577


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH: WALKING TOUR OF RINGOES, 10 AM:  Take a walking tour of downtown Ringoes and discover its rich history. Our tour guide is Dave Harding, former Hunterdon County Historical Society trustee, founding member of the East Amwell Historical Society, and author of a self-guided walking tour of Ringoes. Dave will tell us about John Ringo’s arrival in the early 1700s where he became a reluctant tavern owner, and discuss the legend of his buried treasure. We'll learn about the Sons of Liberty meeting at the tavern of “the second” John Ringo, an ardent patriot who hung a portrait of George Washington outside his establishment (unless the British were passing through!). We’ll swing past the Henry Landis House where the Marquis de LaFayette convalesced after falling ill, and we’ll talk about the local doctor who rushed to his aid. Speaking of doctors, we’ll also tell you all about Dr. Mary Tidd Bennett, the town’s rare 1800s female physician, and we’ll stand beside the home and publishing house of Dr. Cornelius Larison, and discuss this physician, teacher, publisher, author, interviewer of ex-slave Sylvia DuBois and advocate of phonetic spelling. We’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago. Join us to learn about the fascinating, historic hamlet.

Reservations are required.  Approximately 90 minutes.

Meeting location to be disclosed to those holding

reservations only EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ 08551

Walk limited to 20 people.

There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite. For tickets use this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-ringoes-tickets-179280852857

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH: HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S DORIC HOUSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH RESERVATIONS, 1 to 3 PM: The Hunterdon County Historical Society is looking forward to welcoming you back to their Doric House Museum. The house is a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture that serves as an exhibit space for a selection of our Hunterdon artifact collection. The collection includes antiques, portraits, quilts, Stangl and Fulper pottery, political buttons, as well as historic photos, maps and documents of Hunterdon County. The tour will take you to the attic and basement and a peak in Miss Bessie’s upstairs parlor. Tours run for about 45 minutes.  Free but reservations are required. MASKS ARE REQUIRED INSIDE THIS VENUE.

Links to ticketing here:


1 PM TOUR:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doric-house-open-house-tour-1-pm-tickets-183063546997


1:45 PM TOUR:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doric-house-open-house-tour-145-pm-tickets-183064088617


2:30 PM TOUR:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doric-house-open-house-tour-230-pm-tickets-183064339367


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH:  WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES 10 AM:  Join County Historian and Three Bridges native John Kuhl for a walking tour of historic Three Bridges. John knows every nook and cranny of this special hamlet. Wear comfortable shoes!

Walk limited to 30 people.

The walk is free but reservations are required.

Meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only.

There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite. For tickets, link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-three-bridges-tickets-179281675317


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST:  TOURS OF THE HISTORIC CASE-DVOOR HOUSE:  COME TO THE FARMERS' MARKET AND GET A DOSE OF ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY!  The historic Case-Dvoor House on Dvoor Circle, under the stewardship of the Hunterdon Land Trust, is opening its doors for free, small-group tours.

Dave Harding, HLT outreach director and Hunterdon County Historical Society administrator, will conduct this basement to attic tour of the Georgian-style Dvoor Farm house, built in 1798 by Philip and Amy Case. The program features an historical exploration of the property’s history, and the story of the three families (Case, Davis and Dvoor) who owned and farmed the land for about 250 years.

Learn about the 1803 basement murder and come see the 18th-century graffiti in the attic.
 Tours run for about an hour and are offered at 10, 11 and noon.  Free but reservations are required.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED INSIDE THIS VENUE.

Links to ticketing here:


10 AM TOUR:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/case-dvoor-house-tour-10-am-tickets-183064660327


11 AM TOUR:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/case-dvoor-house-tour-11-am-tickets-183066726507


NOON TOUR:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/case-dvoor-house-tour-noon-tickets-183067599117


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us 


STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONS TO OUR CALENDAR SOON!


EVENTS FROM OUR HISTORICAL PARTNERS AROUND HUNTERDON COUNTY!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND:  MYSTERY OF THE SERPENT AT THE VOUGHT HOUSE: 10 AM:  Come to the Vought House and hear the theories about the mysterious serpent that crawls along the ceiling of this 1759 house.  At over 250 years old, questions include how it was constructed; why it was made; how it lasted so long and how will it be restored and preserved.  Featured speakers include Architect Michael Marguilies, Historian and Author, Stephanie Stevens, Historian Don Sherbloom and Senior Park Naturalist, Laura Bush. 35 Gray Rock Road, Clinton.  Rain or Shine. FREE.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND:  HISTORIC MARKER DEDICATION AT NIXON CEMETERY IN QUAKERTOWN, 2PM:  Quakertown Friends Meeting will hold a dedication ceremony for an historic marker that honors the Nixon Cemetery, a burial site for non-Quakers that the Meeting offered to the community in the mid-1700s. The sign also acknowledges the now forgotten site, across the road, of a former cemetery for enslaved Africans, also founded in the mid-1700s, but destroyed before the 1880s. The dedication ceremony will include several speakers. Talks will encompass the history of the two cemetery sites, the importance of preserving cemeteries, and remembrances of the deceased.

The Nixon Cemetery has no exact address and is located on Croton Road (Route 579), a half mile south of the village of Quakertown. Please use 1159 or 1161 Croton Road, Pittstown NJ for GPS directions. Parking will be available.

Join Quakertown Friends for refreshments afterwards a half mile away at the First Day School, next from the Meetinghouse at 290 White Bridge Rd (at the intersection of Quakertown Rd/County Route 579). The Meetinghouse will be open for tours.

Any CDC Covid restrictions in effect at the time will apply, such as wearing masks, standing a distance apart, etc. Refreshments at the First Day School may be outdoors if necessary.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  The Quakertown Friends Meeting, founded in 1729, is a faith community welcoming all ages, religious backgrounds, races, education, sexual orientations, gender identities, and classes. Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30 AM.  All are welcome. The buildings are wheelchair accessible. For GPS purposes use 290 White Bridge Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867.  For further information, contact Marty Campanelli, Recording Clerk, Quakertown Monthly Meeting. PO Box 520, Quakertown, NJ 08868, quakertownfriends@gmail.com, https://www.pym.org/directory/meeting/quakertown-friends-meeting, 908-735-0353.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 THRU SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30: HAND-MADE QUILT EXHIBITION:  At the Lebanon Township Museum, New Hamden. The quilts are coming back! Exquisite handmade works following both conventional and modern traditions will adorn the museum throughout the month of October. 

During the duration of this exhibit, historic quilts from the museum's permanent collection will be hung on a clothesline outside. This will serve the dual purpose of displaying them for the public's enjoyment as well as giving the quilts a chance to air out before being storage. 

For more information, please email museum@lebtwp.net 

SUNDAY, October 3RD:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS LENAPE LIFEWAYS:  FOODWAYS, GARDENING, AND FORAGING, 1:00-4:00 p.m.:  Susan McLellan Plaisted, proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County, PA, will be presenting a program on Lenape lifeways focusing on foodways, gardening and foraging. This program will be outside on the grounds of the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. Plaisted grows Lenape corn, beans and squash from original seed and processes Puhwem (Lenape white flour corn) into hominy. She will be discussing the use, processing and preservation of grown, hunted and foraged foods. Plaisted was a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Speaker on Lenape Foodways for many years and has been interpreting Lenape foodways since 1988. She has a BS in Food and Nutrition and an MS in Health Education.

OCTOBER 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29TH, THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS 30 YEARS OF FEARS, 5-10 PM: Experience over 50 live (or are they?) terrifying performers, 10 acres of frights, 3 petrifying structures, 1 haunted hayride.....it all adds up to the most spine-chilling experience of your life! The entry line starts at 5 p.m. the attraction opens at dark and runs until all attendees have made it through. There are general admission tickets or if you want to skip the long wait express tickets are available. This year there are 8 nights available!


OCTOBER 9, 16, 23, 30TH, THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS HAPPY HAUNTS: 10-1 PM:  
Explore a small portion of the Haunted Red Mill with a friendly ghoul, then go for a fun hayride, return for cider and donuts! Rain date will be the Sunday after the date of ticket purchase.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS, BOWMAN STICKNEY FARMSTEAD PRESENT  THE HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS, 3 PM: The Hunterdon Harmonizers will share their unique a cappella vocal talents in a medley of songs from the golden years of Broadway, including selections from the Lindsay/Crouse musicals The Sound of Music and Anything Goes. Reserve your spot at the link on our website  or call the museum.  FREE but donations are appreciated.  The performance will be held in the historic Wade-Wycoff barn at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead located at 114 Dreahook Road in Readington.

OCTOBER 14, 21, 28TH, THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS LIGHTS ON! 7:30-9:30 PM:   
Experience a guided tour with the creators of the Haunted Red Mill! Learn what it takes to build this world-renown haunted attraction.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH:  THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS A HAUNTED RED MILL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA, 7-11 PM:  Celebrate 30 Years of Fears with a party in the middle of the haunt with food, beer, and wine included! Mingle the creators and cast members of the event!

VISIT THE HUNTERDON 300TH AT
http://www.hunterdon300th.org/2021/events.html.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!

Friday, September 3, 2021

RESERVATIONS NOW FOR OUTDOOR HISTORICAL WALKS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER!

We hope you are okay; 2021 continues to make history, now with unprecedented flooding.  We hope your homes are dry and safe.  Taking care of yourselves in times of stress is so important; our fall line up provides good times, fresh air outdoors and some good mental cobweb cleaning.  We hope you can join us!

THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN IS SEPTEMBER 22 AND OUR FIRST EVENT IN 21 MONTHS IS SEPTEMBER 25TH! 

WELCOME TO OUR FALL LINE UP OF WALKING TOURS OF SOME OF OUR FAVORITE HISTORIC HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS.  WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS TO THE FIRST GROUP OF WALKS AND YOU'LL FIND THE LINKS WITH THE DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH EVENT.

WE'RE STILL MONITORING THE COVID SITUATION AS TO WHETHER WE WILL BE ABLE TO RUN OUR BUS TOUR THIS YEAR -- WE UNDERWRITE THIS EVENT AND WE NEED TO HAVE A FULL BUS TO MAKE IT WORK WITH OUR BUDGET.  THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR, RIGHT?

IN MID SEPTEMBER WE'LL BE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE REST OF THE WALKING TOURS INCLUDING OUR NEW GHOST TOUR IN DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON.  WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND WE HAVE HAD HUGE INTEREST.  BE ASSURED, AS SOMEONE WHO RECEIVES OUR NEWSLETTER OR SUBSCRIBES TO OUR BLOG, YOU GET FIRST DIBS ON MAKING RESERVATIONS TO THE GHOST TOUR AND EVERY OTHER EVENT WE OFFER.

WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE A FEW TALKS STILL THIS YEAR; ALTHOUGH THE COUNTY LIBRARY IS STILL NOT ALLOWING THEIR SPACE TO BE BOOKED, WE DO HAVE OFFERS FROM SOME OF OUR OTHER PARTNERS TO USE THEIR SPACE.  THANK YOU RED MILL MUSEUM AND RINGOES GRANGE!  WE HOPE TO SEE YOU BOTH IN 2021!  AND REMEMBER, CHECK OUT OUR OTHER HISTORICAL PARTNERS' GOINGS-ON AT THE END OF OUR EVENTS LIST.  

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING AUTUMN EVENTS:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH:  WALKING TOUR OF MOUNTAINVILLE, 2 PM with Tewksbury Township Historian Shawn Van Doren: Come hear the history of what was originally known as Bulls Head, where the confluence of 3 streams allowed Mountainville in Tewksbury Township to take advantage of the power of water and where the Potter family became an influential family. We’ll see the former one-room school, the local general store and post office, the hotel, the former Kitchen Caboodle cooking school and the site of a former tannery.

FOR RESERVATIONS GO TO:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-mountainville-tickets-169110563247

Tour length: 90 minutes

Free but Reservations Required.

Meeting locations will be disclosed to people with reservations only.

Walk limited to 30 people.

There is no rain date for this event. Should it rain, the talk will be moved indoors for a Virtual Tour.

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND:  WALKING TOUR OF FRENCHTOWN, 2 PM: BAD LUCK AND POOR CHOICES TOUR WITH RICK EPSTEIN: Rick's got a dozen true stories to tell you about Old Frenchtown. Well, 11 are true. The 12th one is a tall tale that George Washington Hummer told his grandson. But it's a good one. IF YOU'VE EVER SHOT A PHARMACIST, Tried to conquer Mexico, Or been knocked off a bar stool at 9:30 a.m., you'll relate to the true stories you'll hear on Rick's Bad Luck & Poor Choices Tour of downtown Frenchtown.

If you want to hear those stories, told right where they happened, sign up for Saturday's Bad Luck & Poor Choices Tour. You'll also learn about Aaron Burr and Tippoo the Killer Elephant. (They never came to Frenchtown, but Vice President Burr wanted to.)

Registration is important. If no one registers, Rick will just stay home and sulk on his porch.

Free but are Reservations Required.

FOR RESERVATIONS GO TO:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-frenchtown-bad-luck-and-poor-choices-tour-tickets-169114601325


Meeting locations will be disclosed to people with reservations only.

Walk limited to 20 people.

There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite.


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH:  WALKING TOUR OF SERGEANTSVILLE, 10:30 AM:  Delaware Township's Historical Society's Marilyn Cummings and native of Sergeantsville Lois Stewart will lead the tour around this charming hamlet.  This village was established at a crossroads and had a tavern by 1780. It went by a rather unattractive but descriptive name during its early history! Come find out what it was and why it was called that. It has since grown into the charming place it is today… and boasts one of the finest inns in the area -- stay after the walk and enjoy a great lunch there!

The tour starts at 10:30 am and will run approximately 60 minutes.

FOR RESERVATIONS GO TO:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-sergeantsville-tickets-169117865087

Free but reservations are required.

Limited to 20 people. Meeting location to be disclosed to those holding reservations only.


There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite.

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH:  WALKING TOUR OF FLEMINGTON, 10:30 am:  Let’s take a walk in Historic Downtown Flemington. Hear the stories of the buildings, the people that built them and how the downtown has changed and adapted over three hundred years of settlement.

Janice Armstrong, President of the Hunterdon County Historical Society, a life-long resident of Hunterdon County and a lover of local history, will be your guide. One of her favorite things is to take adults and kids walking and looking at downtowns including Milford, Flemington, Clinton, as well as Bethlehem, Easton, and Nazareth PA.  

The tour starts at 10:30 am and will run approximately 60 minutes.

Free but reservations are required.

FOR RESERVATIONS GO TO:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-flemington-tickets-169118486947

Limited to 20 people. Meeting location to be disclosed to those holding reservations only.

There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite.

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.


RESERVATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS WILL BEGIN IN MID SEPTEMBER:


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  26 MUNICIPALITIES IN ONE DAY BUS TOUR -- TENTATIVE; 9 AM TO 5 PM.  PLEASE WATCH FOR FURTHER DETAILS.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  GHOST TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON: 👻 JOIN US FOR A BONE-CHILLING WALK IN OUR HISTORIC COUNTY SEAT. 👀 STORIES OF MURDER AND MAYHEM, VOICES HEARD FROM THE PAST, APPARITIONS, AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.  ALL OF OUR STORIES ARE DOCUMENTED -- AFTER ALL, WE ARE A HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION.  TOURS LEAVE AT 6:30 PM, 7 PM, and 7:30 PM AND LAST 90 MINUTES.  $10 PER PERSON; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, $5; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8. RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.  REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING THE WALK ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET.


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH:  GHOST TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON:  JOIN US FOR A BONE-CHILLING WALK IN OUR HISTORIC COUNTY SEAT.  STORIES OF MURDER AND MAYHEM, VOICES HEARD FROM THE PAST, APPARITIONS, AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. 👻 ALL OF OUR STORIES ARE DOCUMENTED -- AFTER ALL, WE ARE A HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION.  TOURS LEAVE AT 6:30 PM, 7 PM, AND 7:30 PM AND LAST 90 MINUTES.  $10 PER PERSON; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, $5; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8. RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.  REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING THE WALK ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET. 👀


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH: 👀 GHOST TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FLEMINGTON:  JOIN US FOR A BONE-CHILLING WALK IN OUR HISTORIC COUNTY SEAT. 👻  STORIES OF MURDER AND MAYHEM, VOICES HEARD FROM THE PAST, APPARITIONS, AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.  ALL OF OUR STORIES ARE DOCUMENTED -- AFTER ALL, WE ARE A HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION.  TOURS LEAVE AT 6:30 PM, 7 PM, AND 7:30 PM AND LAST 90 MINUTES.  $10 PER PERSON; CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, $5; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8. RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.  REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING THE WALK ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET.


If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH: WALKING TOUR OF RINGOES, 10 AM:  Take a walking tour of downtown Ringoes and discover its rich history. Our tour guide is Dave Harding, former Hunterdon County Historical Society trustee, founding member of the East Amwell Historical Society, and author of a self-guided walking tour of Ringoes. Dave will tell us about John Ringo’s arrival in the early 1700s where he became a reluctant tavern owner, and discuss the legend of his buried treasure. We'll learn about the Sons of Liberty meeting at the tavern of “the second” John Ringo, an ardent patriot who hung a portrait of George Washington outside his establishment (unless the British were passing through!). We’ll swing past the Henry Landis House where the Marquis de LaFayette convalesced after falling ill, and we’ll talk about the local doctor who rushed to his aid. Speaking of doctors, we’ll also tell you all about Dr. Mary Tidd Bennett, the town’s rare 1800s female physician, and we’ll stand beside the home and publishing house of Dr. Cornelius Larison, and discuss this physician, teacher, publisher, author, interviewer of ex-slave Sylvia DuBois and advocate of phonetic spelling. We’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago. Join us to learn about the fascinating, historic hamlet.

Reservations are required.  Approximately 90 minutes.

Meeting location to be disclosed to those holding

reservations only EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ 08551

Walk limited to 20 people.

There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite.

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH:  WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES 10 AM:  Join County Historian and Three Bridges native John Kuhl for a walking tour of historic Three Bridges. John knows every nook and cranny of this special hamlet. Wear comfortable shoes!

Walk limited to 30 people.

The walk is free but reservations are required.

Meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only.

There is no rain date for this event.  In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite.

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.


STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONS TO OUR CALENDAR SOON!


EVENTS FROM OUR HISTORICAL PARTNERS AROUND HUNTERDON COUNTY!


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH:  REOPENING OF THE EAST AMWELL MUSEUM:   The East Amwell Museum will re-open to visitors on September 11, 2021, and will be open on the 2nd and 4th weekend of each month thereafter from 1 to 4 pm.  The Museum is located at 1053 Old York Road in Ringoes at the entrance to Clawson Park.

The Museum commemorates and celebrates the Township of East Amwell and its notable history over three centuries.  The collections include artifacts, photographs, documents, and other materials unique to the Township. Since the COVID closure, the Museum has added several new acquisitions and the East Amwell Historical Society, which operates the Museum, is anxiously looking forward to the re-opening and display of its collections.

The Museum is open to all, free of charge. It is entirely supported by generous tax-deductible donations to the Historical Society.  The Historical Society extends an invitation and encourages all to join as Members to help support the Museum and Society events.  Memberships are usually on an annual basis, however, this year, membership will include the remainder of 2021 and all of 2022.  Membership levels are $25 for an individual, $50 for a family, and $10 for a student. Patron memberships at $100 and Lifetime memberships at $1,000 are very much appreciated.  All members will receive discounts and early registration for Historical Society events, be the first to receive the annual calendar as well as acknowledgement in the calendar, and an invitation to the annual Membership Dinner.

If you wish to become a member, please go to our website at eastamwellhistory.org and click on the red "Become a Member" button to download the Membership Form and return it with your check to the address indicated.  The Historical Society will also gratefully accept in kind donations of items of historical significance to the Township. Please contact Maryellen Costello at the Historical Society if you are interested in donating any items of personal property.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH:  THE HISTORY OF EARLY MEDICINE IN NEW JERSEY, 6:30 PM:  At one time, swallowing ground glass was a suggested treatment for curing gastro-intestinal disorders . . . and cayenne pepper enemas were used to treat lung diseases! Join the Lebanon Township Museum for a lecture on the History of Early Medicine in New Jersey with Dr. Gary Grover on Thursday September 16th at 7pm.

Dr. Grover will share his research into early medical treatments and drug discoveries in New Jersey in this hour-long lecture. He is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, a professor of cell biology at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, a cardiovascular pharmacologist and a pro-bono mentor to medical students. His research in drug development has resulted in twenty patents, ten book chapters and more than two hundred peer-reviewed publications. 


Lebanon Township Museum, 57 Musconetcong River Road, Hampton NJ 08827.  For further information call
(908) 638-8523 extension 405.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH: READINGTON MUSEUMS, BOWMAN STICKNEY FARMSTEAD PRESENT: LIFE WITH FATHER, 3:00 pm. The Readington Community Theater will present staged scenes from the play Life with Father written by Lindsay and Crouse. FREE; Donations appreciated.  Reservations required. Reserve your spot at the link on their website or call the museum. The performance will be held in the historic Wade-Wycoff barn at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead located at 114 Dreahook Road in Readington.

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10, 17, AND 24TH:  THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS: FRIDAY NIGHT HORROR FILMS:    At sundown in the parking lot in front of the Red Mill, come by to enjoy the screening of a scary film. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Each week we will up the intensity of the horror from creepy, to scary, to absolutely terrifying! At what level will you tap out? For the last week, we will be joined by Glenbrook Brewery of Morristown, NJ.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND:  HISTORIC MARKER DEDICATION AT NIXON CEMETERY IN QUAKERTOWN, 2PM:  Quakertown Friends Meeting will hold a dedication ceremony for an historic marker that honors the Nixon Cemetery, a burial site for non-Quakers that the Meeting offered to the community in the mid-1700s. The sign also acknowledges the now forgotten site, across the road, of a former cemetery for enslaved Africans, also founded in the mid-1700s, but destroyed before the 1880s. The dedication ceremony will include several speakers. Talks will encompass the history of the two cemetery sites, the importance of preserving cemeteries, and remembrances of the deceased.

The Nixon Cemetery has no exact address and is located on Croton Road (Route 579), a half mile south of the village of Quakertown. Please use 1159 or 1161 Croton Road, Pittstown NJ for GPS directions. Parking will be available.

Join Quakertown Friends for refreshments afterwards a half mile away at the First Day School, next from the Meetinghouse at 290 White Bridge Rd (at the intersection of Quakertown Rd/County Route 579). The Meetinghouse will be open for tours.

Any CDC Covid restrictions in effect at the time will apply, such as wearing masks, standing a distance apart, etc. Refreshments at the First Day School may be outdoors if necessary.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  The Quakertown Friends Meeting, founded in 1729, is a faith community welcoming all ages, religious backgrounds, races, education, sexual orientations, gender identities, and classes. Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 10:30 AM.  All are welcome. The buildings are wheelchair accessible. For GPS purposes use 290 White Bridge Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867.  For further information, contact Marty Campanelli, Recording Clerk, Quakertown Monthly Meeting. PO Box 520, Quakertown, NJ 08868, quakertownfriends@gmail.com, https://www.pym.org/directory/meeting/quakertown-friends-meeting, 908-735-0353.

SUNDAY, October 3RD:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS LENAPE LIFEWAYS:  FOODWAYS, GARDENING, AND FORAGING, 1:00-4:00 p.m.:  Susan McLellan Plaisted, proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County, PA, will be presenting a program on Lenape lifeways focusing on foodways, gardening and foraging. This program will be outside on the grounds of the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. Plaisted grows Lenape corn, beans and squash from original seed and processes Puhwem (Lenape white flour corn) into hominy. She will be discussing the use, processing and preservation of grown, hunted and foraged foods. Plaisted was a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Speaker on Lenape Foodways for many years and has been interpreting Lenape foodways since 1988. She has a BS in Food and Nutrition and an MS in Health Education.

OCTOBER 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29TH, THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS 30 YEARS OF FEARS, 5-10 PM: Experience over 50 live (or are they?) terrifying performers, 10 acres of frights, 3 petrifying structures, 1 haunted hayride.....it all adds up to the most spine-chilling experience of your life! The entry line starts at 5 p.m. the attraction opens at dark and runs until all attendees have made it through. There are general admission tickets or if you want to skip the long wait express tickets are available. This year there are 8 nights available!


OCTOBER 9, 16, 23, 30TH, THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS HAPPY HAUNTS: 10-1 PM:  
Explore a small portion of the Haunted Red Mill with a friendly ghoul, then go for a fun hayride, return for cider and donuts! Rain date will be the Sunday after the date of ticket purchase.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS, BOWMAN STICKNEY FARMSTEAD PRESENT  THE HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS, 3 PM: The Hunterdon Harmonizers will share their unique a cappella vocal talents in a medley of songs from the golden years of Broadway, including selections from the Lindsay/Crouse musicals The Sound of Music and Anything Goes. Reserve your spot at the link on our website  or call the museum.  FREE but donations are appreciated.  The performance will be held in the historic Wade-Wycoff barn at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead located at 114 Dreahook Road in Readington.

OCTOBER 14, 21, 28TH, THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS LIGHTS ON! 7:30-9:30 PM:   
Experience a guided tour with the creators of the Haunted Red Mill! Learn what it takes to build this world-renown haunted attraction.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH:  THE RED MILL MUSEUM PRESENTS A HAUNTED RED MILL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA, 7-11 PM:  Celebrate 30 Years of Fears with a party in the middle of the haunt with food, beer, and wine included! Mingle the creators and cast members of the event!

VISIT THE HUNTERDON 300TH AT
http://www.hunterdon300th.org/2021/events.html.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!