WE ARE BUSY WORKING ON UPDATING OUR FALL AND WINTER CALENDAR OF FABULOUS EVENTS, TOURS AND TALKS ABOUT HUNTERDON'S ROLE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. GET READY TO SCORE TOUR TICKETS FOR OUR FABULOUS DAY LONG TREK AND LUNCHEON AT THE WASHINGTON CROSSING INN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, BUS TOURS TO WHISK YOU AROUND BOTH SOUTH AND NORTH COUNTY TO VIEW REVOLUTIONARY WAR GRAVES (NOVEMBER 5TH AND 12TH), amazing lectures on both the Potterstown and Geary's Ridge Skirmishes, a hard cider festival with grave yard tours, a British High Tea and more (now there's a combo -- maybe a fiddler as the moonrises!?), the annual Cemetery Cemenar and so much more! Ticketing for September is going to be out any day and YOU'LL be the first to know!
Meanwhile, if you are looking for any of our fabulous merchandise including our new t-shirt or our beautiful American Flags of the Revolution blank note cards, you can find us at the Hunterdon Agricultural and 4H Fair this month located in the Community Tent. We are also going to be taking pre-sale orders for our new, 24 month (YES, that's TWO years!) calendar of artist Dan Campanelli's renderings of Hunterdon 18th century tavern signs (companion lecture on November 1st). 100% of the proceeds of all of our sales go to underwrite the Hunterdon 300th's programs and lectures.
HERITAGE AND HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS AROUND THE COUNTY IN AUGUST
DONATIONS BEING SOUGHT AND SAVE THE DATE! 1759 Vought House Second Annual Country Auction Coming October 1st Donations Needed for Fundraiser: The 1759 Vought House is planning its second annual benefit auction on its grounds—and is hoping YOU will want to participate. Last year’s auction was a super success, and a repeat on Saturday, October 1st, is planned. Please check your garage and attic for items you no longer need, but that could be someone else’s treasure on the big day. And plan to come and bid on new items for yourself!
Friends and neighbors of this future Clinton Township Loyalist homestead museum have begun donating quality items from their homes, attics or garages for the “Confiscation” Auction.
The event is inspired by a real “Confiscation” auction in 1778, when victorious American Patriots confiscated the goods and property of the defeated Vought family, who had remained loyal to the British king during the Revolution. So anything that could be in a rapidly-abandoned fully-working home (the unhappy Voughts fled and resettled in Nova Scotia) is fair game for this auction. This includes china, toys, hooked rugs, costume jewelry, lighting, tools, and decorative objects. This is a wonderful opportunity to clean house—or to find treasures at the October auction!
The October 1st auction will start at 9:30 a.m. (previews) and 10:30 a.m. (auction) at the 1759 Vought House, 34 Grayrock Road, Annandale (next to the Clinton Township Middle School). If you have auction-ready items you would like to drop off or have picked up, please contact Kerry at 908-447-2006.
All proceeds benefit the 1759 Vought House. Check their website: www.1759VoughtHouse.org
FREE CONCERTS AT DEER PATH PARK - THURSDAY IN AUGUST UNTIL THE FAIR! ALL START AT 7 PM. AUGUST 4: THE EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND; AUGUST 11TH: BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE; AUGUST 18TH: THE AMISH OUTLAWS (WE'VE GOT TO GO JUST CUZ THE NAME IS SO COOL!).... LOOK FOR THE 300TH THERE -- WE MAY SHOW UP HAWKING OUR MERCHANDISE AND UPDATED CALENDAR OF EVENTS!
FREE WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC MAIN STREET, FLEMINGTON, 10:30 AM -- BEGINNING AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE: There is a proposal before the Flemington Redevelopment Committee and Borough Council to demolish the Union Hotel and three other 19th century major structures that will change the streetscape in Flemington forever. Flemington's Main and side streets contain one of the highest percentages of original 19th century architecture in the state of NJ.... come and learn about the importance of this architecture from historical experts. Like the Joni Mitchell song says "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot with a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot; don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Come and learn what you got before it's gone.....
HUNTERDON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND 4-H FAIR -- FROM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH: South County Park. Rides, food, attractions, vendors, entertainment, livestock, tractor pulls, and the Hunterdon 300th in the Community Tent! What else could you want for the end of the summer?!?