Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Musical and "Playful" Afternoon Kickoff

Bells will ring, musicians will play and a group of historians, former freeholders and founding family descendants will re-enact the founding of Hunterdon County.

Beginning at 1 p.m. on January 1st at the Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse the Hunterdon County 300th Celebration officially kicks off.  Congressman Leonard Lance will open our afternoon and then there will be a short play about the incorporation of our County.  Historian Gayle Maher wrote the play after pouring over actual minutes from 18th century meetings of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

How many men behind the ruffled shirts, buckled shoes and breeches will you recognize?  And pay close attention to the superb acting skills -- especially in the scene in John Ringo's Tavern - tankards and all!

Immediately following the play, an amazing recital of music from 1714 and the Court of Queen Anne will commence played by the extraordinary Practitioners of Musick.

And if that isn't enough for a great afternoon, Shop Rite of Hunterdon is supplying a wonderful Reception Repast AND attendees of this event will be given a special 300th gift to kick off this special year!

The afternoon is free and family friendly. 

225 tickets are available for this event.  To acquire tickets via the internet, please visit our website or tickets are available at the Flemington Choir School, 3 Chorister Place, Flemington this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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