Tuesday, March 22, 2022

SPRING IS HERE AND SO IS HUNTERDON HISTORY!

 WE HAVE ADDED EVEN MORE PROGRAMS TO OUR 2022 CALENDAR!  HISTORICAL EVENTS ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER JUST LIKE SPRING FLOWERS!  PICK ONE OR A WHOLE BUNCH AND GET A BOUQUET OF HUNTERON HISTORY!

THIS CALENDAR CONTINUES TO BE A WORK IN PROGRESS.  PROGRAMS IN THIS BLOG ARE CONFIRMED UNLESS NOTED AS TENTATIVE, BUT WE MAY NOT HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS YET (LIKE STARTING TIMES).

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND AND OVER-SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR WALKING TOURS LAST YEAR, WE ARE STRICTLY ADHERING TO SMALLER RESERVATION LIMITS IN 2022.  WE ARE REPEATING SEVERAL OF OUR MORE POPULAR WALKS TO TRY AND ACCOMODATE DEMAND.  HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO GET A RESERVATION TO A SPECIFIC WALK AND WISH TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL THE HUNTERDON 300TH AT 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us


SATURDAY, APRIL 30: WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES; RAIN DATE SUNDAY, MAY 1:  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 20 people.

The walk is free but reservations are required.

Meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only. THIS TOUR REPEATS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Rain Date on May 1 with time to be announced.   

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-three-bridges-tickets-288290664137

SATURDAY, MAY 7:  HUNTERDON HISTORY BOWL (TENTATIVE):  We're working on putting teams together, but Spring is a busy time, so this event may be postponed until the fall.  Stay tuned!

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2pm:  TOUR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR GRAVES IN THE GRANDIN CEMETERY; RAINDATE SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2pm:  Join historian John Allan for a fascinating tour of one of Hunterdon's iconic cemeteries best known for a large number of Revolutionary War heroes' graves.  Grandin Bethlehem Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Hunterdon County, established in 1730.  Three members of the church were sent to attend a meeting of the Sons of Liberty in 1766 and the church publicly supported the Continental Congress in 1774.  Church members were leaders in organizing and leading the Second Regiment of the Hunterdon County Militia.  Twenty-two members fought in the Revolutionary War.  Within this cemetery are the remains of 21 men who fought in the Continental Army, John Hackett, for whom Hackettstown is named, and John Grandin's family, including Elizabeth Grandin.  Bonnells, Bellises, Wyckoffs, Yards, Osmuns, Stewarts and many other of Hunterdon's oldest families are buried there as well.  For a link to the church's website to an index of the graves and reference map, go to 

List:   https://bethlehempc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/EagleProject-Graves-List-DanWeiss.pdf

Map:  https://bethlehempc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Cemetery-Map-By-Dan-Weiss.pdf

Walk limited to 20 people.

The walk is free but reservations are required.

Meeting location is the Church's parking lot on Race Street, Union Township.  The 300th will escort you across the street for safety purposes.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-revolutionary-war-graves-in-the-grandin-cemetery-tickets-304344762377

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1pm: WALKING TOUR OF OLDWICK; RAINDATE SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1pm: Oldwick is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, and on this tour with Tewksbury Historian Shaun Van Doren, we will see over a dozen different types of architecture employed on Oldwick’s historic business and residential buildings.  What we know today as Oldwick used to be called New Germantown until 1918, when anti-German sentiment caused the name to be changed to Oldwick. The reason behind the name Oldwick is that wick means village and since at the time of the change the village was old, it was named Oldwick, meaning old village. Prior to New Germantown, the village was named Smithfield, after its principal resident Ralph Smith. This is a wonderful tour of one of Hunterdon's very special hamlets that you won't want to miss!

Tour length: 2 hours


LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE.  Meet/Park at Cold Brook Preserve.

FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-oldwick-tickets-304364822377

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 10am: BAD LUCK AND POOR CHOICES WALKING TOUR OF FRENCHTOWN; RAINDATE SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 10am:  Former Hunterdon County Democrat Rick Epstein'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.

Meeting locations will be disclosed to people with reservations only.

Tour length: approximately 90 minutes


LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE.  

FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-frenchtown-bad-luck-and-poor-choices-tour-tickets-304370880497

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 10am:  WALKING TOUR OF POTTERSVILLE (TEWKSBURY); RAINDATE SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 1pm:  Join Tewskbury Historical Society's Shaun Van Doren as he takes us on a walk to learn about how the town that sits in 3 counties and 4 municipalities got its name. Pottersville was listed on the National & State Registers of Historic Places in 1990. It contains 44 major buildings that contribute to its historic character and embody its architectural significance. They range from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. We’ll see key buildings that were vital to the village, including the upper mill, Church, school, stores and hotel, and we’ll see that a great majority of the houses still retain their historic character.

Tour length: 90 minutes. Meet/Park at Pottersville Fire House.

Walk limited to 30 people.

Free but are Reservations Required.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:


SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE UPCOMING TOURS WITH THE HUNTERDON 300TH - TICKETING BEGINS IN LATE MAY:

SUNDAY, JULY 10:  DVOOR HOUSE TOURS 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7: "READINGTON RAMBLES PART I:  STORIES FROM THE HISTORY OF READINGTON TOWNSHIP"; 3 to 4 pm: Join us at the Barn at Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, part of the Readington Museums, where County Historian Emerita and Readington Township Historian Extraordinaire shares some of her fascinating research about the history of Hunterdon's oldest municipality, Readington Township.  In an interesting "back to back" series, return next week for another Stephanie Stevens' talk on another part of Readington's history.  Free refreshments and cold water will be provided.  The talk is free, but reservations are required. 114 Dreahook Road, Stanton, 08885.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14:  "READINGTON RAMBLES PART II: SLAVERY IN READINGTON TOWNSHIP"; 3 to 4 pm:  We're back at the Barn at Bouman-Stickney Farmstead with County Historian Emerita and Readington Township Historian Extraordinaire Stephanie Stevens shares her research on a piece of not-so-flattering Hunterdon history -- slavery.  More than 30 years ago, Stephanie did deep research into slave ownership in Readington Township and published a book about it.  Other than Stephanie's research, countywide, the subject of slavery has little almost nothing documented.  Free refreshments and cold water will be provided.  The talk is free, but reservations are required. 114 Dreahook Road, Stanton, 08885.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3:  WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES (READINGTON); RAINDATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:  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 20 people.

The walk is free but reservations are required.

Meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only. THIS TOUR REPEATS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Rain Date on September 4th with time to be announced.   

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: FRENCHTOWN CEMETERY TOUR; RAINDATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2 pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8: WALKING TOUR OF MOUNTAINVILLE (TEWKSBURY); RAINDATE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16:  "ALL HALLOWS EVE SONGS OF LOVE, DEATH AND THE SUPERNATURAL" - ENCORE PERFORMANCE (SEE READINGTON MUSEUMS BELOW, OCTOBER 2ND):  BOUMANN-STICKNEY FARMSTEAD, 2 PM. FREE. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR FABULOUS HISTORICAL PARTNERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY!:

APRIL 23: VOUGHT HOUSE:  MEET A REVOLUTIONARY WAR LOYALIST (10 AM TO NOON):  Sample the life of Lietuenant John Vought and the uniformed New Jersdey Volunteers with author and Loyalist reenactor Todd Braisted.  Learn about the lives of Cornelia and Mary Grandin Vought who, with their husbands absent, worked the farm amid the maelstrom of the American Revolution in New Jersey.  Wander and explore the 1759 Vought House, the herb garden, spring house foundation, fence and fruit trees, decorative ceilings, restored windows and front door.  View presentations, visit and ask questions of the New Jersey Volunteers.  Rain date, Sunday, April 24. Free. Donations appreciated.

MAY 1 (1-4 PM): READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS A FIBER ARTISTS SHOWCASE HAND-CRAFTED HOOKED RUGS: Fiber artists, Lucy Walsh and Sharon Ballard, will display their hand-crafted hooked rugs. Walsh and Ballard will be on-hand to share the history and the inspirations for designing their rugs.

Lucy Walsh is a fiber artist living in Clinton, New Jersey, and a Readington Township native.  She has been creating hand-crafted hooked rugs since 1990. Her recent collections of original rugs include ‘story rugs’ which tell of real-life or imaginary events, and quaint primitive designs. Her rugs have been featured on websites, fairs, rug hooking publications and have appeared in the Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebrations® book recognizing nationally known fiber artists.

Sharon Ballard started traditional rug hooking in 1985 after moving to New Jersey. She now resides in Stanton. “I first noticed theses rugs in the magazine Country Living and with a little investigation I found a wonderful local teacher, took several classes and have been rug hooking ever since. My style is to create a rug that has a folk-art look. Most of my rugs were inspired from antique rugs. Simple designs with bright and bold colors”. 

This program is held inside the Historic Wade-Wycoff Barn at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead in the Stanton section of Readington, or for GPS use Lebanon, NJ. Although there is no fee, donations to Readington Museums are gladly welcome. In case of inclement weather please call the Museums to find out the status of the program. For more information, please visit www.readingtontwp.org/ReadingtonMuseums.html or call 908-236-2327. Free.  Donations appreciated.

The Readington Museums received an operating support re-grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. 

JUNE 24 (7 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS DAVID READING:  SAVING AND PRESERVING LOCAL CEMETERIES

JULY 29 (7 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS DANA BALA:  COOKBOOKS OVER THE CENTURIES

AUGUST 26 (7 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENT GREGORY HERMAN:  GEOLOGY, ARCHEOLOGY, AND INDIAN BURIAL GROUNDS OF CUSHETUNK AND ROUND MOUTAINS

OCTOBER 2 (2-3 PM)  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENT: ANNE AND RIDLEY ENSLOW PERFORMING "ALL HALLOW'S EVE: SONGS OF LOVE, DEATH, AND THE SUPERNATURAL".


Thursday, March 3, 2022

WE'RE TOURING IN 2022! EARLY TICKETING AND A SNEAK PEAK AT OUR CALENDAR IN PROGRESS

AFTER A WHIRLWIND OF WALKING AND GHOST TOURS IN 2021, THE HUNTERDON 300TH IS BUILDING AN EVEN BIGGER CALENDAR THAT MOSTLY FOCUSES ON OUTDOOR PROGRAMS WE CAN PROVIDE AROUND THE COUNTY.    

THIS CALEDAR IS IN PROGRESS.  PROGRAMS IN THIS BLOG ARE CONFIRMED, BUT WE MAY NOT HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS YET (LIKE STARTING TIMES).

AS EACH BLOG COMES OUT, THE CALENDAR WILL ALSO BE EXPANDED.  

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND AND OVER-SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR WALKING TOURS LAST YEAR, WE ARE STRICTLY ADHERING TO SMALLER RESERVATION LIMITS IN 2022.  WE ARE REPEATING SEVERAL OF OUR MORE POPULAR WALKS TO TRY AND ACCOMODATE DEMAND.  HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO GET A RESERVATION TO A SPECIFIC WALK AND WISH TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL THE HUNTERDON 300TH AT 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2022!

SATURDAY, MARCH 26:  WALKING TOUR OF RINGOES (EAST AMWELL); RAIN DATE SUNDAY, MARCH 27:  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. 10 am start time; walk lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Meet at the Clawson House in Ringoes, the home of the East Amwell Historical Society.  The Clawson House will be open to tour participants after the tour ends as a special treat!

Walk limited to 20 people. This walk repeats on April 16th.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-ringoes-tickets-288271486777

SATURDAY, APRIL 2:  WALKING TOUR OF FLEMINGTON; RAIN DATE SUNDAY, APRIL 3:  "TRAVELING HOUSES IN OLD FLEMINGTON":  House moving was a common activity in the late 19th and early 20th century in Flemington. Unlike today where we tear it down and build something new, back then building recycling was the norm.  What started as a simple question about the original location of the park gazebo led Janice Armstrong, preservation and heritage educator, to some interesting stories and photos of house moving. You will hear about local house mover John S. Lloyd and his hardworking horse Topsy and take a walk to locate some of Flemington’s relocated structures.  This tour is an amazing look at adaptive reuse of structures and a provocative look at our County Seat.

Walk limited to 20 people. 10 am start time; walk lasts approximately 90 minutes.  FREE. Reservations are required.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-flemington-traveling-houses-in-old-flemington-tickets-288279290117

SATURDAY, APRIL 16: WALKING TOUR OF RINGOES (EAST AMWELL) - SAME TOUR, DIFFERENT DATE TO OFFER EXTRA SPACE FOR OUR PATRONS; RAIN DATE, SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (see description on March 26)

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-ringoes-tickets-288282800617

SATURDAY, APRIL 23: WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FRENCHTOWN, RAIN DATE SUNDAY, APRIL 24:  The Downtown Tour covers the Great Fire of 1878; visits by Annie Oakley, Mary Tyler Moore and Aaron Burr; the old hotels and movie theaters; the wagon-wheel factories; the chicken hatcheries; the future site of the ArtYard theater and gallery; logging on the Delaware in the 1800s; and how Frenchtown's founder escaped the guillotine in 1794 and gave the town its name. Rick Epstein started gathering Frenchtown history when he was editor of the Frenchtown's Delaware Valley News in 1970s and '80s, interviewing old-timers for the newspaper. He soaked up more history as editor of the Hunterdon County Democrat, and intensified his research more recently to begin his historical tours in 2016. He currently reports on Frenchtown for the Bucks County Herald. 2pm - Rain date, Sunday, April 24th. Approximately 75 minutes long.

LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE. 

FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 

Ticket holders will be provided with the starting location of the tour.

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:


SATURDAY, APRIL 30: WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES; RAIN DATE SUNDAY, MAY 1:  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 20 people.

The walk is free but reservations are required.

Meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only. THIS TOUR REPEATS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Rain Date on May 1 with time to be announced.   

For ticketing use this link or cut and paste into your url:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-three-bridges-tickets-288290664137

SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE UPCOMING TOURS WITH THE HUNTERDON 300TH - TICKETING BEGINS IN LATE MARCH:

SATURDAY, MAY 7:  HUNTERDON HISTORY BOWL (TENTATIVE)

SATURDAY, MAY 14:  TOUR OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR GRAVES IN THE GRANDIN CEMETERY; RAINDATE SUNDAY, MAY 15

SATURDAY, MAY 21: WALKING TOUR OF OLDWICK; RAINDATE SUNDAY, MAY 22

SATURDAY, JUNE 18: BAD LUCK AND POOR CHOICES WALKING TOUR OF FRENCHTOWN; RAINDATE SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 10 am.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25:  WALKING TOUR OF POTTERSVILLE (TEWKSBURY); RAINDATE SUNDAY, JUNE 26

SUNDAY, JULY 10:  DVOOR HOUSE TOUR 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3:  WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES (READINGTON) - SAME TOUR, DIFFERENT DATE TO OFFER EXTRA SPACE FOR OUR PATRONS; RAINDATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: FRENCHTOWN CEMETERY TOUR; RAINDATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2 pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8: WALKING TOUR OF MOUNTAINVILLE (TEWKSBURY); RAINDATE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16:  "ALL HALLOWS EVE SONGS OF LOVE, DEATH AND THE SUPERNATURAL" - ENCORE PERFORMANCE (SEE READINGTON MUSEUMS BELOW, OCTOBER 2ND):  BOUMANN-STICKNEY FARMSTEAD, 2 PM. FREE. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR FABULOUS HISTORICAL PARTNERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY!:

APRIL 23: VOUGHT HOUSE:  MEET A REVOLUTIONARY WAR LOYALIST (10 AM TO NOON):  Sample the life of Lietuenant John Vought and the uniformed New Jersdey Volunteers with author and Loyalist reenactor Todd Braisted.  Learn about the lives of Cornelia and Mary Grandin Vought who, with their husbands absent, worked the farm amid the maelstrom of the American Revolution in New Jersey.  Wander and explore the 1759 Vought House, the herb garden, spring house foundation, fence and fruit trees, decorative ceilings, restored windows and front door.  View presentations, visit and ask questions of the New Jersey Volunteers.  Rain date, Sunday, April 24.

MAY 1 (1-4 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS A PROGRAM ON RUG HOOKING

JUNE 24 (7 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS DAVID READING:  SAVING AND PRESERVING LOCAL CEMETERIES

JULY 29 (7 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS DANA BALA:  COOKBOOKS OVER THE CENTURIES

AUGUST 26 (7 PM) READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENT GREGORY HERMAN:  GEOLOGY, ARCHEOLOGY, AND INDIAN BURIAL GROUNDS OF CUSHETUNK AND ROUND MOUTAINS

OCTOBER 2 (2-3 PM)  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENT: ANNE AND RIDLEY ENSLOW PERFORMING "ALL HALLOW'S EVE: SONGS OF LOVE, DEATH, AND THE SUPERNATURAL".

NEWS FROM EAST AMWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  The first lecture by Township Historian John Allen is available for viewing on our Youtube channel! On January 26th, Township Historian John Allen presented a talk on the Hamlet of Wertsville at the Clawson House Museum.  This was the first in a series of local history talks.  Visit the East Amwell Historical Society on YouTube and subscribe (free) to see this, and future events and future lectures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdqjCErXWLUEOq6CWaT0Qw  (Copy and paste this link in your browswer, or search East Amwell Historical Society in YouTube.) Also - check their website for updates at www.eastamwellhistory.org

NEWS FROM THE LEBANON TOWNSHIP MUSEUM:  THE LEBANON TOWNSHIP MUSEUM IS TURNING FORTY THIS YEAR!  What's YOUR Museum Memory? This summer, the Lebanon Township Museum will be celebrating forty years of being a vital part of our community, integral in preserving our unique local history. They want to see and hear your memories!

Did your family donate items to the museum when it first opened (or later)? Have you come to the museum to research your home or family's history? Have you driven by the museum for years before finally stopping and saying, "Wow! I had no idea!"

Perhaps you remember taking a trip with your class or scout troop and dressing in costume with Dorothea? Maybe you took a craft class or summer day camp with Joan and Kim or Deanna? Perhaps you attended a "Make & Take Day" or an in-person or online lecture hosted by Gina and Robbie-Lynn!

Whatever YOUR Museum Memory is, big or small, they'd love to hear it! Send your stories along with any photos you might have to museum@lebtwp.net


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER HISTORICAL EVENTS AROUND HUNTERDON - ALL FREE

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SHUT OUT OF OUR GHOST TOUR OF HISTORICAL FLEMINGTON - HOWEVER, WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE RAVE REVIEWS WE RECEIVED AND HOPE TO DO THE TOUR AGAIN NEXT FALL.  WE WILL TRY TO OPEN UP THE EVENT TO EVEN MORE NIGHTS.  

WE HAVE MANY NEW SUBSCRIBERS SO WE HOPE YOU NEVER MISS OUT AGAIN ON ANY OF OUR EVENTS, LECTURES OR TOURS.  

WE STILL HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY ON OUR TWO HOUSE TOURS AND WE ARE STARTING TO WORK ON A LIST FOR WALKING TOURS THIS SPRING!  STAY TUNED!

HERE IS OUR CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS FOLLOWED BY THOSE OF OUR HISTORICAL PARTNERS AROUND THE COUNTY AND ALL ARE FREE!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH: WALKING TOUR OF RINGOES, 10 AM:  SOLD OUT -- BUT WE ALREADY HAVE A COMMITTMENT FOR A REPEAT IN SPRING, 2022!

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, 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. 

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:  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 


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST:  TOURS OF THE HISTORIC CASE-DVOOR HOUSE:  COME TO THE FARMERS' MARKET AND GET A DOSE OF ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY!  DID YOU MISS THE GHOST TOUR?  THERE WAS A MURDER IN THIS HOUSE AND A "BENEVOLENT" SPIRIT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED TO HAUNT IT!  COME AND HEAR ALL ABOUT IT AND STAND WHERE THE MURDER HAPPENED!  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, Hunterdon Land Trust's 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.  

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!

EVENTS FROM OUR HISTORICAL PARTNERS AROUND HUNTERDON COUNTY AND THEY ARE ALL FREE!


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH:  HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL FALL MEETING:  2PM, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  Everyone is welcome to join us for our annual fall meeting with special guest Dr. Stephen Kaufman, who will discuss "The Peopling of the Americas: How and When Did Native Americans Come to Hunterdon County." Dr. Kaufman, holds a PhD in Archaeology and recently retired as a full professor from Raritan Valley Community College. He chaired the Department of Humanities at RVCC for several years, and taught classes in anthropology, archaeology and racial diversity. Dr. Kaufman and his wife, Phyllis, also ran a travel agency, which gave him the opportunity to travel the globe and conduct trips to many of the world’s major archaeological and historical sites. Venue for this free event  is TBD. We will post updates on our website and through these online emails. 
https://hunterdonhistory.org/

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH: COVERED DISH SUPPER FOLLOWED BY A TALK ON SAVING AT RISK CEMETERIES WITH DAVID R. READING: SUPPER 5 PM (PLEASE BRING A COVERED DISH TO SHARE AS YOUR DONATION); LECTURE AT 6:15 PM: The Tewksbury Historical Society will host a lecture by David R. Reading. He will illustrate the talk with examples of the preservations completed over the last 15 years, beginning with the Reading Burial Ground near Rosemont. The plot is located on a farm once owned by Lloyd Wescott and contains his ashes and those of his family.

Preceding the talk is a covered dish supper at 5 p.m., also open to the public, with a request to bring a covered dish to share.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Reading is president and founder of the Mount Amwell Project, Inc., a historical preservation charity dedicated to cultural and historical preservation in Hunterdon County. He will lecture on the process, methods and legal aspects required to preserve abandoned at risk cemeteries in Hunterdon County. 

Reading served four years in the U.S. Army and received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, summa cum laude, from Maryland University. He worked in a Florida aerospace software company before starting his own consulting company in 1998. His services were provided to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, until retiring in 2013.

He is currently treasurer and board member of Preservation New Jersey, a member of the Council of Proprietors of West New Jersey, the Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the Sons of the American Revolution and a patron of the Hunterdon County Historical Society. He resides in Tewksbury.
Society membership is open to anyone interested in the history of Tewksbury Township. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and advance notice of all programs and events the Society holds throughout the year. The Society holds three regular meetings per year on the 3rd Sunday in January, March, and May with a 4th being the Covered Dish Supper with program.

The Tewksbury Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation and was organized for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury. The Society requests donations of documents, records and small artifacts related to Tewksbury’s History. Society information is found on its website.

www.tewksburyhistory.net 

Call 908-832-6734 to make a reservation to this supper and lecture at the Fairmount Presbyterian Church Community House, in the Fairmount section of Tewksbury. Leave your name and phone number for information or directions.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5TH: DORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS, 1-3 PM:  The Hunterdon County Historic Society is reopening the Doric House Museum for tours! Join them to learn all about this beautiful Greek-Revival home and the people who lived there. Make sure to visit the museum’s second floor Astle-Alpaugh Gallery, which features an exhibit of historic Main Street Flemington photos dating from 1889-1905. The images come from the archival collection of the estate of John F. Schenk and capture the shops, houses, churches and people on Main Street from the turn of the 20th century.

To sign up for this FREE tour, please email hunterdonhistoryadm@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11TH: CHRISTMAS FUSION AT THE HISTORIC JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE, 2 PM TO 7 PM: The Holiday Season is fast approaching, and the Union Forge Heritage Association is already making plans for their annual Christmas Open House! Having been closed last year due to the pandemic, they are anxious to greet visitors again for our big year-end event.

The Joseph Turner House, where Colonial charm meets Victorian splendor, will display both 18th and 19th style decorations, host a Colonial cooking demonstration, there will be a vintage fashion display and presentation,

Food and refreshments will be provided. FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Guests who bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry will receive a voucher for a free tour.

117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton, NJ 08827

E-mail the Union Forge Heritage Association at UFHANJ@hotmail.com with any questions.

Applicable COVID rules will apply at the time of the event.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12TH:
CHRISTMAS FUSION AT THE HISTORIC JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE, 1 PM TO 5 PM: The Holiday Season is fast approaching, and the Union Forge Heritage Association is already making plans for their annual Christmas Open House! Having been closed last year due to the pandemic, they are anxious to greet visitors again for our big year-end event.

The Joseph Turner House, where Colonial charm meets Victorian splendor, will display both 18th and 19th style decorations, host a Colonial cooking demonstration, there will be a vintage fashion display and presentation,

Food and refreshments will be provided. FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Guests who bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry will receive a voucher for a free tour.

117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton, NJ 08827

E-mail the Union Forge Heritage Association at UFHANJ@hotmail.com with any questions.

Applicable COVID rules will apply at the time of the event.

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

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!