LET'S START WITH THE OBVIOUS (AND BAD NEWS): DECEMBER TICKETS ARE NOT READY YET!
BUT HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS:
TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 15: WE HAVE A LITTLE TREAT IF YOU ARE FREE AROUND 2 PM. Following our nearly sold out lecture at 1 pm (if you want tickets, grab them now at www.hunterdon300th.org!) on the Skirmish of Geary's Ridge at the Main Branch of the County Library, we will all be reconvening around 2 pm at Geary's Ridge for a little Revolutionary War fun. Our friends from Bergen County, The Outwater's Militia, will be parading and firing a few musket rounds.... can't have too much gun powder on a chilly December day! There will be a brief recitation from Raritan Township Historian Emeritus Dick Stothoff on the skirmish and the lay of the land, and then a British Loyalist in full red regalia (boo!) will place a wreath on Geary's grave. Not a full blown skirmish, but it will be entertaining.
WHERE is Geary's Ridge? well, head south on 202 until you are almost in Ringoes.... there is a jughandle signed "Cornet Way" and across the street on the North bound side is the Geary's Ridge Homeowners Sign.... take that jug handle (if you are heading South) and enter the development.... and bear left up the ridge.... if the 300th is on our best game tomorrow, there should even be signs!
Tickets/reservations are free but required for the lecture; the Geary's Ridge event is free and open to the public.
TRYPTICH? Maybe we should go with the familiar name, "The Hunterdon Tercentennial Murals" -- that is, the three panels depicting icons of Hunterdon's history from the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. On Wednesday, November 19th at 5:30 pm we will be celebrating the three panels coming together for the first time -- even the artist has not seen them finished and joined! And we're having a nice little party at the Main Branch of the County Library. This is free and open to the public and following the speeches and shindig will be a lecture on the 1900s by County Historian Stephanie Stevens.
SEARCHING THE SEARCH ROOM AND ENCORE! SEARCHING THE SEARCH ROOM EVENTS WERE SO SUCCESSFUL THAT COUNTY CLERK MARY MELFI decided to open up the Search room one more time..... first one was limited to 40 people; second was limited to 30 people..... this one isn't limited... it would be interesting if a hundred people showed up!! Here's what Mary says: From Hunterdon County Clerk Mary H. Melfi: For those who attended the Spring or Fall “Searching the Search Room” workshop, we thank you for your interest. We hope you found the course educational and enlightening. By now you understand searching your property requires time. Therefore we are pleased to announce the Search Room, located in the Hall of Records, 71 Main Street, Flemington, will be open to the public onSaturday, November 22, 2014 from 9am-1pm. We hope this additional time can assist you with the project you started or may encourage you to begin a new one. Questions, please call (908)788-1214.
FYI, THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR SUNDAY'S LECTURE AT 2 PM AT THE MAIN BRANCH OF THE COUNTY LIBRARY ON THE CREATION OF HUNTERDON AND COLONEL READING BY DELAWARE TOWNSHIP HISTORIAN EMERITUS MARFY GOODSPEED. TICKETS ARE FREE BUT REQUIRED!
STAY TUNED FOR ALL OF DECEMBER EVENTS BY EARLY NEXT WEEK!