May has brought Hunterdon County more than just flowers! We have new events available now! Now ticketing all of May EXCEPT the Tavern Tour --- SORRY... you just have to be patient!
If you've been enjoying our Migration Settlement Pattern Series, the last two of six are now available: Stephanie Stevens, a renowned expert on the Dutch settlement in Hunterdon -- the earliest settlers of Hunterdon County -- will speak to us on May 13th. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear one of the Country's -- NOT just County's experts on this topic.
May 20th brings the last of the Migration Pattern with the South County Settlement of (Coryell's Ferry) Lambertville and the other tiny river communities as told through their important role during the Revolutionary War by Lambertville Historians John and Barbara Hencheck.
We have a beautiful, provocative lecture with our special municipal partners at the Holland Township Historical Society on "The Spirit of Place" on Friday night, May 2nd.... come out to West County and have dinner in one of our lovely river towns' cafes, restaurants or bistros and then head to the talk at the Reigel Ridge Community Center in Milford (Holland Township)... dessert is compliments of our friends at Shop Rite.
Our great friends Dan and Marty Campanelli who made our gorgeous calendar and Dan of course painted "Blue Skies" for us -- the signed and numbered watercolor of the Courthouse (fyi, we still have about 100 of these left -- a great gift that will only become more valuable over time!) are also experts in the topic of Hunterdon County (and New Jersey) samplers -- those little squares of linen stitched out by young women (and some young men!) as part of their education. Dan and Marty are curating a major exhibit of New Jersey samplers for Morven Museum after their successful show and book on Hunterdon's Historic Samplers. This is their FIRST public lecture on the topic! And we have it exclusively for the Hunterdon Tricentennial!
Finally, in celebration of National Poultry and Egg Month -- and in celebration of Hunterdon's agricultural roots, we bring you a tour and talk at the Flemington Old Egg Auction -- a venerable place this blogger remembers walking to with her grandma to get fresh eggs! Entitled "Egg-citing History" (we just love those groaners!) we are sure that there will be lots of old timers present who actually had a family stall to sell their eggs and will chime in with a few good tales of their own. This one is not to be missed and that is no yolk! And we promise: ticketing for the next Tavern Tour -- Stockton Inn -- IS coming soon!