It's Summer for the 300th -- which means we're going much more laid back.... a slow down in life.... kick back and enjoy the pool, the beach, the barbecue.... do nothing but relax.... well, sort of...
Our calendar remains crammed with events -- lots of Special Partner events -- but there are only a half dozen "official" 300th events -- not counting the concert series on Thursday nights. A "small" month for us at the 300th but we've made each event BIG!
In the next few days we will be sending out the FULL MUSICAL PROGRAM FOR THE JUNE 26TH CONCERT UNDER THE STARS AT DEER PATH PARK. Wait until you see the amazing program in store for you, for free!!
We start July with a really special event: on July 8th we have a talk AT ExxonMobil on the history of the relationship between Hunterdon County and the corporation. The talk falls on John D. Rockefeller's 175th birthday -- founder of the company who's family originally came from Hunterdon!! Reservations are MUST in advance for security purposes... one ticket per person. You can register multiple people using the same email address, but we have restricted your ability to take more than one ticket at a time as we need each individual name for ExxonMobil. Please read the details on our invitation at Eventbrite.
Historic Architect extraordinaire Chris Pickell will do a special power point talk about the Architecture of Hunterdon on July 9th -- his slides will be gorgeous and his talk informative -- you don't want to miss this one!
On July 19th you will have an opportunity to learn, first hand, about rural farm life in 19th century Hunterdon. Well, first hand because of the amount of writings that Jesse Sinclair of Holland Township left behind; secondhand because Jesse's long gone and his annotator and commentator, Holland Historian and author Bob Peabody will be there to speak and comment on Jesse's letters. On a hot July day, this talk is at 10:30 am to get you home to the pool for the afternoon!
We also have another fascinating Civil War lecture by author Dominick Mazzagetti. Dominick has extensively researched the 1862 enlistments coming out of Hunterdon at the old campgrounds that were located at the Flemington Fairgrounds site. As part of our ongoing commemoration of the 150 anniversary of the Civil War and its connection with Hunterdon we bring you that talk on July 22nd.
Finally, on July 26 in the afternoon, Red Mill Museum President Paul Muir will discuss the history of industry in Hunterdon using artifacts from the Museum in a talk entitled "Industrial Archeology." This talk is free but space is limited to 60 people because we are holding it in the Red Mill Museum's upstairs conference room.
We continue to book additional talks and events for July -- when we do you'll be the first to know!
Still seats left for many events in June! Check our homepage today!
PLEASE DON'T FORGET THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S FIRST EVER COUNTY WIDE COMMUNITY DAY ON SATURDAY JUNE 21ST AT THE SOUTH COUNTY PARK. FREE ADMISSION -- TONS OF THINGS TO DO -- NOON TO 8 PM! SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HUNTERDON300TH FOR MORE DETAILS AND THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!