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Sunday, October 7, 2018

holiday blow out announced; History Kids crafts, live 60's garage band and more!

WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THE ADDITION OF A COUPLE OF EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR INCLUDING A CONCERT WITH A REAL, 1960's GARAGE BAND -- AND ANNOUNCING OUR HOLIDAY FUN DAY FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!

UPCOMING TALKS:  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE D&R CANAL" Canal Historian and Author Linda Barth weaves the story of how the Delaware & Raritan Canal  meandered across New Jersey, becoming one of America’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than even the Erie Canal.  Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R which now provides people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and an amazing recreational facility. This companion talk is beneficial for all those wishing to join us for our D&R Canal Canoe Paddle on Sunday October 4th or our Bus Tour of the D&R Canal on November 4th.  Hunterdon Coounty Library Main Branch. This talk is free.  Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-the-dr-canal-tickets-49273622732

SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13TH:  AUTHENTIC 60'S GARAGE BAND!: OKAY, SO IT'S NOT A WATER THEME -- But we wanted to bring (along with our great partner, The Hunterdon County Historic Society) a little historic music "'FUN' Raiser" to the County. Coming to the Stangl Stage: THE DOUGHBOYS.  Vintage, old-school rock at its best.  Dance to your favorite Stones, Kinks, Animals, Zombies, Yardbirds and Doughboys' originals.  The play list includes:  Paint it Black, Wild Thing, Jumping Jack Flash, Louie Louie, Midnight Rambler, You Really Got Me and much more!  Baby Boomers, is this speaking to you?!!? $10 cover; cash at the door, please.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  4 Stangl Road, Flemington. 7 to 9 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Come rock with us!
www.flemington.rocks  & www.thedoughboysnj.com 

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14TH:  SPECIAL CANOE TRIP ON THE D&R CANAL: WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR A FEW MORE!  Meet at the Prallsville Mill, Risler Street (Route 29), Stockton, at 9 am.  The Hunterdon County Parks Department will shuttle you to Bulls Island, provide life vests, paddles, canoes and instruction.  You will enjoy a gentle paddle on the Canal, enjoying the fall foliage and some great nature.  The fall is the best time to canoe the D&R Canal -- it is truly beautiful.  The group will paddle back to the Prallsville Mill where you will enjoy a sandwich lunch.  After lunch, you are welcome to stay for the private tour of the Prallsville Mill or leave.  If you are staying for the tour, please make a separate reservation on Eventbrite's link below.  Reservations are required for the canoe trip. The trip is limited to 12 people.  $25 per person includes snack, water, lunch, all equipment, instruction and trip.  Payment is due at the time you make reservation payable to the Hunterdon 300th and mailed to 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ  08822.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-canoe-trip-on-the-dr-canal-tickets-50582275949

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 14TH:  TOUR AND TALK AT THE PRALLSVILLE MILL: Stockton, Route 29. 1 pm.  The unique, 10-building historic complex includes an 1877 grist mill, a 1790 linseed oil mill, an 1850 saw mill, a 1900 grain silo and the Prall House, a late 1700's residence that is considered one of New Jersey's most significant early dwellings.  Free.  Reservations required so that the docent knows how many are coming.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-the-prallsville-mills-tickets-50582130514

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  "THE HISTORY OF ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR":  County Historian and author of the book "Beneath These Waters" returns for the spell binding tale of politics, intrigue, crime, and loss as the government seized private property. Free. This talk is a "companion lecture must" before viewing The Town That Disappeared Overnight on November 18th. County Library Headquarters Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-round-valley-reservoir-tickets-50582058298

DETAILS COMING SOON FOR THE FOLLOWING HUNTERDON 300TH EVENTS (MARK YOUR CALENDARS): 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  BUS TOUR OF THE D&R CANAL FROM BULLS ISLAND TO TRENTON - details to be announced.  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  SPECIAL VETERANS DAY TALK:  "HUNTERDON COUNTY 100 YEARS AGO DURING THE GREAT WAR"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH:  AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: "THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT" (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH:  "THE HISTORY OF THE MUSCONETCONG RIVER"

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH:  HOLIDAY FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!  Come with the kiddos or just yourself!  

10 AM TO 2 PM: CHILDREN, TWEENS, TEENS (AND YES, YOU, TOO, MOM/DAD) CAN MAKE A BRACELET WITH THE HISTORIC ROPE MACHINE:  choose different colors of yarns and make an amazing bracelet to keep or give as a gift!  You pick the yarn and turn the crank handle and the machine twists and turns and knits the yarn into a colorful and interesting piece of jewelry!  FREE.

11 AM TO NOON: Teacher and Historian Janice Armstrong will be with us for CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL CRAFTS AND GAMES: Corn Husk Toys, Lenape Medicine Pouch and more….
 your children can create a toy out of cornhusks just like children would have in the 1800’s. They can make their own Lenape Medicine Pouch to fill with tiny treasures. For children ages 6-12 years old.  FREE.

10 AM TO 4:30 PM:  Meanwhile, adults can shop their hearts content with our annual Holiday sale where we offer blowout prices on merchandise and have items that are classics for holiday gifts.  An amazing goody basket will also be up for grabs that day and we will be serving free hot chocolate, lemonade and fabulous cookies and snacks all day.


2PM TO 4:15 PM:  MOVIE SHOWING "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE":  Following our festivities, join us for a special holiday showing of "Its a Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in Frank Capra's classic.  "Water, Water Everywhere" indeed! -- this classic film opens up with our hero pondering if his life is worth living on a historical truss bridge over churning water in a small town called Bedford Falls.... The inspiration for this was our very own Califon Borough and their gorgeous, restored historic truss bridge!  The villain of the story, Mr. Potter, creates a depressing vision of a residential development called "Pottersville" -- perhaps taken from nearby Potterstown.... Free hot chocolate, lemonade and treats will be available.  FREE.

Come for the sale, goodies, music and crafts and stay for a holiday classic with deep Hunterdon roots!  Our holiday gift to you!

Main Branch, Hunterdon County Library, Route 12.  Festivities start at 10 am and end at 4:30 pm.

OUR GREAT FRIEND, JANICE GROVER, OWNER OF GROVER GLOBAL FOOD MARKETING IN EAST AMWELL, HAS DONATED FABULOUSLY DELICIOUS ITALIAN COOKIES FOR ALL OF OUR TALKS THRU THE END OF 2018.  COME FOR THE COOKIES AND STAY FOR THE LECTURE!  THANK YOU, JANICE!!

 PLEASE WATCH FOR FUTURE E-NEWSLETTERS AND OUR CALENDAR AT 

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER HISTORY AND HERITAGE EVENTS FROM OUR PARTNERS AROUND OR ABOUT HUNTERDON COUNTY


NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE:


Clinton, NJ: The Red Mill Museum Village is proudly announces the opening of our brand new exhibit: The Sound of the Times: The Michael Molnar Collection
This new exhibit highlighs the radio, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. A collection of antique and vintage radios is on loan to the Museum from collector and radio enthusiast Michael Molnar, who has been collecting for over 30 years. He has co-curated this very special exhibit which traces the evolution of radio and shares stories of the cultural impact it had on society.
For enjoyment, visitors can listen to a radio from over 70 years ago, hearing the sounds of the time. Ever wonder how was radio different from today? Try to tune a radio from a hundred years ago and find out for yourself!  Relive the Golden Age of Radio by visiting this amazing collection, currently on display on the 2nd floor of the Mill through March 2019.
This exhibition was made possible thanks to funding generously provided by the Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation.
For more information including hours and admission, please visit https://theredmill.org/

NOW ON DISPLAY... IN PENNSYLVANIA!
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Our great friend and favorite Vexologist, Richard Pierce, has curated a new exhibit.  Although the exhibit is across the river in New Hope, Richard is pure Hunterdon County!!  You can see some fine American flags from Richard's collection in the Eastlake Room of the Parry Mansion located at 45 S. Main Street, New Hope.  Richard Pierce has assembled an extraordinary collection of rare and important flags that has been displayed in museums throughout the country.  The exhibit is ope to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm through November 18th.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION PRESENTS VICTORIAN MOURNING CUSTOMS:  Explore the arts and culture of Victorian mourning customs with illustrated talks and a presentation of period artifacts.  8 to 9 pm.  117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.  $5 per person.  Reservations please email the Union Forge Heritage Association

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE TO HOST ANNUAL HAUNTED VILLAGE:
The famous Haunted Village at the Red Mill Museum Village is back for its 28th season of scares!  The ghouls are ready and waiting in our maze, terror trail, haunted hayride, vortex, and haunted Red Mill to terrify our visitors. You may just have to Run for Your Life to survive!
The box office is open each night from 5pm to 10pm and the attraction opens after dark at approximately 7:00pm.  
Visit The Red Mill Haunted Village's website for ticketing and more information.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH:  CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CALIFON! Walking tours of Califon's historic district will be offered Saturday morning at 10AM and 12PM. This interesting and educational tour will visit the Nellie Hoffman House, the Cabin by the River, the Califon Train Station and the 2nd floor of Rambo's Country Store. Guests are also welcome to stop by the Califon Historical Society Museum at the Califon Train Station, as well as the Nellie Hoffman House and the Cabin by the River on their own. The Califon Public School, also celebrating its 100th birthday in 2018, will also be offering an Open House and tours of the school between 10 AM – 1 PM.  Stop by for refreshments, meet teachers and students and see all that is happening at Califon School in 2018!  Following the tours, all are welcomed to gather at Califon Island Park at 2PM for the 100th Anniversary Ceremony. Mayor, Charles Daniel, along with several guest speakers, will speak about Califon's history. The time capsule, buried in the park 25 years ago, will be opened and a new one will replace it. Guests will also be able to enjoy a classic car show and music provided DJ Doug.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - VICTORIAN MOURNING CUSTOMS:  Explore the arts and culture of Victorian mourning customs with illustrated talks and a presentation of period artifacts. 1pm to 3pm.  117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton $5 per person.
Reservations please email the Union Forge Heritage Association



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE TO HOST ANNUAL HAUNTED VILLAGE:
The famous Haunted Village at the Red Mill Museum Village is back for its 28th season of scares!  The ghouls are ready and waiting in our maze, terror trail, haunted hayride, vortex, and haunted Red Mill to terrify our visitors. You may just have to Run for Your Life to survive!
The box office is open each night from 5pm to 10pm and the attraction opens after dark at approximately 7:00pm.  
Visit The Red Mill Haunted Village's website for ticketing and more information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH:  HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL UNIQUE AND RARE BOOK SALE: 9 am to 2 pm.  http://www.hunterdon300th.org/events/HunterdonHistoricalSociety/Pressbooksale2018.pdf



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS BARN DANCE:  7pm - 9:30pm



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH: UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - HEARTH AND HOME COLONIAL COOKING DEOMONSTRATION & VINTAGE GARMENT DISPLAYS:  Watch as we prepare Colonial fare by the newly restored fireplace and then tour the formal parlor and see a display of our recently acquired vintage garments from the 1830s - 1920s.  12pm - 4pm, 117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.  $7 per person at the door. For additional information please email the Union Forge Heritage Association



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE TO HOST ANNUAL HAUNTED VILLAGE:
The famous Haunted Village at the Red Mill Museum Village is back for its 28th season of scares!  The ghouls are ready and waiting in our maze, terror trail, haunted hayride, vortex, and haunted Red Mill to terrify our visitors. You may just have to Run for Your Life to survive!
The box office is open each night from 5pm to 10pm and the attraction opens after dark at approximately 7:00pm.  
Visit The Red Mill Haunted Village's website for ticketing and more information.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH:  TAKE ME TO CHURCH WALKING TOURS:  Co-Sponsored by the Calvary Episcopal Church and Hunterdon Historical Society.  1pm to 3:30pm (rain or shine).  Church historians will  share the rich history of  each of the local houses of worship:
- Calvary Episcopal Church
- Flemington United Methodist Church
- Flemington American Baptist Church
- Flemington Presbyterian Church
Suggested donation for tour is $5.00; tickets and tours begin HCHS Doric House, 114 Main St., Flemington.
Proceeds go to the local food pantry.
For more information, visit the Hunterdon County Historical Society’s website at or call 908-782-1091
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Monday, September 24, 2018

MILL TALK POSTPONED, DETAILS FOR D&R CANOE TRIP AND BRAND NEW EVENTS!

DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL ISSUES, WE ARE POSTPONING THE TALK "THE HISTORY OF THE READINGTON MILLS" THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR THIS TUESDAY NIGHT (SEPTEMBER 25TH).  WE HOPE TO ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE FOR THIS TALK IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

UPCOMING TALKS:  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE D&R CANAL" Canal Historian and Author Linda Barth weaves the story of how the Delaware & Raritan Canal  meandered across New Jersey, becoming one of America’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than even the Erie Canal.  Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R which now provides people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and an amazing recreational facility. This companion talk is beneficial for all those wishing to join us for our D&R Canal Canoe Paddle on Sunday October 4th or our Bus Tour of the D&R Canal on November 4th.  Hunterdon Coounty Library Main Branch. This talk is free.  Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-the-dr-canal-tickets-49273622732

SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13TH:  AUTHENTIC 60'S GARAGE BAND!: OKAY, SO IT'S NOT A WATER THEME -- But we wanted to bring (along with our great partner, The Hunterdon County Historic Society) a little historic music "'FUN' Raiser" to the County. Coming to the Stangl Stage: THE DOUGHBOYS.  Vintage, old-school rock at its best.  Dance to your favorite Stones, Kinks, Animals, Zombies, Yardbirds and Doughboys' originals.  The play list includes:  Paint it Black, Wild Thing, Jumping Jack Flash, Louie Louie, Midnight Rambler, You Really Got Me and much more!  Baby Boomers, is this speaking to you?!!? $10 cover; cash at the door, please.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  4 Stangl Road, Flemington. 7 to 9 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Come rock with us!

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14TH:  SPECIAL CANOE TRIP ON THE D&R CANAL:  Meet at the Prallsville Mill, Risler Street (Route 29), Stockton, at 9 am.  The Hunterdon County Parks Department will shuttle you to Bulls Island, provide life vests, paddles, canoes and instruction.  You will enjoy a gentle paddle on the Canal, enjoying the fall foliage and some great nature.  The fall is the best time to canoe the D&R Canal -- it is truly beautiful.  The group will paddle back to the Prallsville Mill where you will enjoy a sandwich lunch.  After lunch, you are welcome to stay for the private tour of the Prallsville Mill or leave.  If you are staying for the tour, please make a separate reservation on Eventbrite's link below.  Reservations are required for the canoe trip. The trip is limited to 12 people.  $25 per person includes snack, water, lunch, all equipment, instruction and trip.  Payment is due at the time you make reservation payable to the Hunterdon 300th and mailed to 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ  08822.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-canoe-trip-on-the-dr-canal-tickets-50582275949

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 14TH:  TOUR AND TALK AT THE PRALLSVILLE MILL: Stockton, Route 29. 1 pm.  The unique, 10-building historic complex includes an 1877 grist mill, a 1790 linseed oil mill, an 1850 saw mill, a 1900 grain silo and the Prall House, a late 1700's residence that is considered one of New Jersey's most significant early dwellings.  Free.  Reservations required so that the docent knows how many are coming.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-the-prallsville-mills-tickets-50582130514

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  "THE HISTORY OF ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR":  County Historian and author of the book "Beneath These Waters" returns for the spell binding tale of politics, intrigue, crime, and loss as the government seized private property. Free. This talk is a "companion lecture must" before viewing The Town That Disappeared Overnight on November 18th. County Library Headquarters Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-round-valley-reservoir-tickets-50582058298

DETAILS COMING SOON FOR THE FOLLOWING HUNTERDON 300TH EVENTS (MARK YOUR CALENDARS): 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  BUS TOUR OF THE D&R CANAL FROM BULLS ISLAND TO TRENTON - details to be announced.  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  SPECIAL VETERANS DAY TALK:  "HUNTERDON COUNTY 100 YEARS AGO DURING THE GREAT WAR"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH:  AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: "THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT" (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH:  "THE HISTORY OF THE MUSCONETCONG RIVER"

OUR GREAT FRIEND, JANICE GROVER, OWNER OF GROVER GLOBAL FOOD MARKETING IN EAST AMWELL, HAS DONATED FABULOUSLY DELICIOUS ITALIAN COOKIES FOR ALL OF OUR TALKS THRU THE END OF 2018.  COME FOR THE COOKIES AND STAY FOR THE LECTURE!  THANK YOU, JANICE!!

 PLEASE WATCH FOR FUTURE E-NEWSLETTERS AND OUR CALENDAR AT 

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER HISTORY AND HERITAGE EVENTS FROM OUR PARTNERS AROUND OR ABOUT HUNTERDON COUNTY


NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE:


Clinton, NJ: The Red Mill Museum Village is proudly announces the opening of our brand new exhibit: The Sound of the Times: The Michael Molnar Collection
This new exhibit highlighs the radio, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. A collection of antique and vintage radios is on loan to the Museum from collector and radio enthusiast Michael Molnar, who has been collecting for over 30 years. He has co-curated this very special exhibit which traces the evolution of radio and shares stories of the cultural impact it had on society.
For enjoyment, visitors can listen to a radio from over 70 years ago, hearing the sounds of the time. Ever wonder how was radio different from today? Try to tune a radio from a hundred years ago and find out for yourself!  Relive the Golden Age of Radio by visiting this amazing collection, currently on display on the 2nd floor of the Mill through March 2019.
This exhibition was made possible thanks to funding generously provided by the Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation.
For more information including hours and admission, please visit https://theredmill.org/

NOW ON DISPLAY... IN PENNSYLVANIA!
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Our great friend and favorite Vexologist, Richard Pierce, has curated a new exhibit.  Although the exhibit is across the river in New Hope, Richard is pure Hunterdon County!!  You can see some fine American flags from Richard's collection in the Eastlake Room of the Parry Mansion located at 45 S. Main Street, New Hope.  Richard Pierce has assembled an extraordinary collection of rare and important flags that has been displayed in museums throughout the country. The exhibit is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm through November 18.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH:  CLAWSON HOUSE GRAND OPENING:  1 Pm to 4pm.  The East Amwell Museum will open its doors to everyone on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come check out the historic home, tour the two floors of antiques and see a special exhibition of township resident Fred Gardner’s paintings. 
The East Amwell resident works with oils, watercolor and pastels, and his art can be found in collections throughout the tri-state area. Gardner also has donated paintings to several non-profits organizations, including D&R Greenways, New Jersey Conservation and Princeton Academy.
The show will include Gardner’s hand-painted Christmas cards along with a selection of his paintings. To celebrate the opening, Gardner has painting a portrait of the Clawson House which will hang permanently in the front hallway of the building. Gardner’s work will be on display until Nov. 4.
For additional information visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society's Website
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH:  ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH:  AUTHOR, AVIATOR, LIBERATED WOMAN:  Renowned local historian Jim Davidson will present another insightful and captivating talk about this area’s rich history and the Lindbergh legacy.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh is well known for having been the wife of pioneering and controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh and mother of their six children, including Charles Jr., who was kidnapped and murdered, resulting in the Trial of the Century.  This exclusive premier presentation will cover Anne’s privileged New Jersey upbringing through her whirlwind life in the spotlight, troubled marriage, retreat to Europe and even pre-war Nazi connections.
Often overshadowed by her famous husband, Anne was an accomplished aviator in her own right and a noted author, having received numerous prestigious honors and awards in recognition of her contributions to both of those fields. Her many written works included poetry, fiction and non-fiction, culminating with “Gift from the Sea,” which became a mainstay of many American women. She was a woman of her time and is inspiration for ours. 
Jim Davidson is President of the East Amwell Historical Society, a member of the Township’s Preservation Committee, and a driving force behind East Amwell’s new museum. He also served 15 years on the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Committee. A lifetime Hunterdon County resident, Jim is a former history teacher and an avid collector of Lindbergh memorabilia. Much of his collection was recently seen at the exhibit “Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple for an Age” at Morven in Princeton. He is working on a book titled “When the Circus Came to Town,” detailing the crazy things that went on in Flemington during the Hauptmann trial.  7pm.  Hunterdon Central High School’s Little Theater in Flemington.  Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit Friends of Historic Flemington, a 501(c)(3). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS 19TH CENTURY SCHOOLHOUSE VISIT TO COLD BROOK SCHOOL:  1pm - 4pm 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH:  NEW HAMPTON WALKING TOUR:  Friends of Lebanon Township Museum
Twenty years ago in 1998, New Hampton was included on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The Lebanon Township Historians are celebrating this milestone with a short lecture followed by a walking tour of this cozy hamlet. Come for the walk (or just the talk!) and learn more about the people, buildings and events that make New Hampton unique
Pre-Registration Required.  Call (908) 537-6464 or email the Friends 
Rain date October 14th.  Tours at 11am and 1pm.  refreshments available.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION PRESENTS VICTORIAN MOURNING CUSTOMS:  Explore the arts and culture of Victorian mourning customs with illustrated talks and a presentation of period artifacts.  8 to 9 pm.  117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.  $5 per person.  Reservations please email the Union Forge Heritage Association

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  THE 1759 VOUGHT HOUSE:    The 1759 Vought House Board of Directors is pleased to have Linda Peterson present a talk and tour of the water features at the Vought House including the well, the dam, conservation, and how water was used on the site.  10 a.m. rain or shine (there will be a tent).

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH:  CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CALIFON! Walking tours of Califon's historic district will be offered Saturday morning at 10AM and 12PM. This interesting and educational tour will visit the Nellie Hoffman House, the Cabin by the River, the Califon Train Station and the 2nd floor of Rambo's Country Store. Guests are also welcome to stop by the Califon Historical Society Museum at the Califon Train Station, as well as the Nellie Hoffman House and the Cabin by the River on their own. The Califon Public School, also celebrating its 100th birthday in 2018, will also be offering an Open House and tours of the school between 10 AM – 1 PM.  Stop by for refreshments, meet teachers and students and see all that is happening at Califon School in 2018!  Following the tours, all are welcomed to gather at Califon Island Park at 2PM for the 100th Anniversary Ceremony. Mayor, Charles Daniel, along with several guest speakers, will speak about Califon's history. The time capsule, buried in the park 25 years ago, will be opened and a new one will replace it. Guests will also be able to enjoy a classic car show and music provided DJ Doug.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - VICTORIAN MOURNING CUSTOMS:  Explore the arts and culture of Victorian mourning customs with illustrated talks and a presentation of period artifacts. 1pm to 3pm.  117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton $5 per person.
Reservations please email the Union Forge Heritage Association

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  1759 VOUGHT HOUSE TALK AND TOUR OF WATER FEATURES OF THE VOUGHT HOUSE:  The 1759 Vought House is pleased to have Linda Peterson present a talk and tour of the water features at the Vought House including the well, the dam, conservation, and how water was used on the site.  10 am.  The 1759 Vought House, Grayrock Road, Annandale, NJ 08801.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS BARN DANCE:  7pm - 9:30pm

UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - HEARTH AND HOME COLONIAL COOKING DEOMONSTRATION & VINTAGE GARMENT DISPLAYS:  Watch as we prepare Colonial fare by the newly restored fireplace and then tour the formal parlor and see a display of our recently acquired vintage garments from the 1830s - 1920s.  12pm - 4pm
117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.  $7 per person at the door.

Friday, August 31, 2018

OUR FALL TALKS ARE HERE!


HAPPY LABOR DAY!  

OUR 2018 LECTURE AND EVENT SERIES RESUMES WITH MORE GREAT TALKS AND TOURS ON HUNTERDON COUNTY AND 
"WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!"

OUR GREAT FRIEND, JANICE GROVER, OWNER OF GROVER GLOBAL FOOD MARKETING IN EAST AMWELL, HAS DONATED FABULOUSLY DELICIOUS ITALIAN COOKIES FOR ALL OF OUR TALKS THRU THE END OF 2018.  COME FOR THE COOKIES AND STAY FOR THE LECTURE!  THANK YOU, JANICE!!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH: "AND WATERSHEDS BEGAT WATERWORKS":  Even if you missed her talk this past spring, "IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS WATER", you will be glad you came to this "sequel" as Marilyn Cummings continues her mapping adventure of the amazing watersheds, creeks and brooks of Hunterdon County and the ways they were conquered and harnessed by our settlers of the 18th & 19th centuriesJoin her for this wide-ranging look at such topics as  ferries, bridges, mills, canals and other remarkable early waterworks, as well as the early roads that served them.  Fun and informative for both adults and students alike, this is a broad introduction to our fall series of events.  
County Library Headquarters.  7pm. Free. Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/and-watersheds-begat-waterworks-tickets-49273496354

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH: CEMETERY "CEMENER":  SUSPECTED INDIAN BURIAL VAULTS IN HUNTERDON COUNTY:  $10 per person:  Flemington Presbyterian Church, 110 Main Street, Flemington, 10:30 am to 1 pm.
PLEASE NOTE:  THERE IS A $10 REGISTRATION FEE WHICH COVERS ALL SNACKS AND A SANDWICH LUNCH.  Please mail checks payable to:  THE HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (HCHS) CEMETERY COMMITTEE, 114 Main St. Flemington, NJ 08822.  YOUR TICKET ORDER WILL BE CONFIRMED UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT.
The Hunterdon 300th and the Hunterdon County Historical Society are partnering together for our 5th Annual Cemetery Cemener and are proud to present this grave topic! 
Our morning speaker is Dr. Gregory C. Herman.  Dr. Herman earned his BS in geology from Ohio University in 1982. After receiving a MS in structural geology from the Univ. of Connecticut in 1984, he joined the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the water quality management program, regulating industrial facilities having discharge of hazardous wastes to groundwater. He transferred to the NJ Geological Survey (NJGS) in 1985 to map bedrock geology in NJ. In 1997 he received his PhD in Geology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Having retired from the NJGS after 32 years, Greg now teaches Earth Science at local colleges and a university while consulting on Earth science projects. He also researches impact tectonics and provides Earth-science themes for Google Earth.
Recently Greg has been researching native peoples in Hunterdon County, his fieldwork has led to the possible rediscovery of ancient stone burial mounds located atop the Cushetunk Mountains, the basis of his talk. The discovery awaits confirmation through professional archeological work.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cemetery-cemener-suspected-indian-burial-vaults-in-hunterdon-county-10-per-person-tickets-48718076077

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH:  "HISTORY OF THE RED MILL & TOUR OF THE WATER WHEEL" with Red Mill Executive Director Paul Muir.  The Red Mill Museum is one of Hunterdon's true historic treasures.  Directed Muir will speak on the rich history of the Mill from its founding and working years through the efforts to save the Mill from destruction.  Following the talk, we will visit the wheel house to see the water wheel.  There we will learn about the efforts to get it working again.  Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton. Free. Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-the-red-mill-tour-of-the-water-wheel-tickets-49273550516

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE READINGTON MILLS" With County Historian and Readington Township Historian Emerita Stephanie Stevens.  No one knows the history of Readington like Stephanie -- who literally wrote the book on this topic! During this slide show, Stephanie will talk about the construction of mill races and dams and also Readington's forgotten mills.  Free.  County Library Headquarters Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-the-readington-mills-tickets-49273596654

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH: "THE HISTORY OF THE D&R CANAL" Canal Historian and Author Linda Barth weaves the story of how the Delaware & Raritan Canal  meandered across New Jersey, becoming one of America’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than even the Erie Canal.  Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R which now provides people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and an amazing recreational facility. This companion talk is beneficial for all those wishing to join us for our D&R Canal Canoe Paddle on Sunday October 4th or our Bus Tour of the D&R Canal on November 4th.  Hunterdon Coounty Library Main Branch. This talk is free.  Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-the-dr-canal-tickets-49273622732

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DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER FOR THE FOLLOWING:  

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14TH:  SPECIAL CANOE TRIP ON THE D&R CANAL  Details to follow.  $.  Reservations required.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 14TH:  TOUR AND TALK AT THE PRALLSVILLE MILL Stockton, Route 29. Details to follow.  Free.  Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  "THE HISTORY OF ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR"  County Historian and author of the book "Beneath These Waters" returns for the spell binding tale of politics, intrigue, crime, and loss as the government seized private property. Free. County Library Headquarters Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  BUS TOUR OF THE D&R CANAL FROM BULLS ISLAND TO TRENTON  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  SPECIAL VETERANS DAY TALK:  "HUNTERDON COUNTY 100 YEARS AGO DURING THE GREAT WAR"

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH:  AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: "THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT" 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH:  "THE HISTORY OF THE MUSCONETCONG RIVER"

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NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE:


Clinton, NJ: The Red Mill Museum Village is proudly announces the opening of our brand new exhibit: The Sound of the Times: The Michael Molnar Collection
This new exhibit highlighs the radio, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. A collection of antique and vintage radios is on loan to the Museum from collector and radio enthusiast Michael Molnar, who has been collecting for over 30 years. He has co-curated this very special exhibit which traces the evolution of radio and shares stories of the cultural impact it had on society.
For enjoyment, visitors can listen to a radio from over 70 years ago, hearing the sounds of the time. Ever wonder how was radio different from today? Try to tune a radio from a hundred years ago and find out for yourself!  Relive the Golden Age of Radio by visiting this amazing collection, currently on display on the 2nd floor of the Mill through March 2019.
This exhibition was made possible thanks to funding generously provided by the Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation.
For more information including hours and admission, please visit https://theredmill.org/

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH READINGTON MUSEUMS OPEN HEARTH COOKING1PM - 4PM  OPEN HEARTH COOKING:  Ketchup without tomatoes? Apple pie prepared in a bake kettle?  Come to our open hearth cooking program on September 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m. as Deborah Peterson, culinary historian, demonstrates how to use a bake kettle otherwise known as a Dutch oven to make apple pie. Also, learn how to make English ketchup which is a cooking sauce that does not include tomatoes as modern ketchup does.

Deborah Peterson comes to us from the Historic Rittenhouse Town in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia and the Morgan Log House in Towamencin, PA. She has also interpreted in a multitude of museums along the Mid-Atlantic region, including Colonial Williamsburg, Washington Crossing State Park, and the Pennsbury Manor.

This Open House Sunday program will be held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of the township. For GPS use Lebanon, NJ 08833.
This is a free family friendly event, although donations will be gratefully accepted. In case of inclement weather please call the Museums to find out the status of the program. For more information please visit, www.readingtontwp.org/ReadingtonMuseums.html or call 908-236-2327.  

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS 19TH CENTURY SCHOOLHOUSE VISIT TO COLD BROOK SCHOOL:  1pm - 4pm 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION PRESENTS VICTORIAN MOURNING CUSTOMS:  Explore the arts and culture of Victorian mourning customs with illustrated talks and a presentation of period artifacts.  8 to 9 pm.  117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.  $5 per person.  Reservations please email the Union Forge Heritage Association

Saturday October 13th:  Califon is Celebrating 100 Years of Incorporation: Walking tours of Califon's historic district will be offered Saturday morning at 10AM and 12PM. This interesting and educational tour will visit the Nellie Hoffman House, the Cabin by the River, the Califon Train Station and the 2nd floor of Rambo's Country Store. Guests are also welcome to stop by the Califon Historical Society Museum at the Califon Train Station, as well as the Nellie Hoffman House and the Cabin by the River on their own. 

The Califon Public School, also celebrating its 100th birthday in 2018, will also be offering an Open House and tours of the school between 10 AM – 1 PM.  Stop by for refreshments, meet teachers and students and see all that is happening at Califon School in 2018!

Following the tours, all are welcomed to gather at Califon Island Park at 2PM for the 100th Anniversary Ceremony. Mayor, Charles Daniel, along with several guest speakers, will speak about Califon's history. The time capsule, buried in the park 25 years ago, will be opened and a new one will replace it. Guests will also be able to enjoy a classic car show and music provided DJ Doug.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - VICTORIAN MOURNING CUSTOMS:  Explore the arts and culture of Victorian mourning customs with illustrated talks and a presentation of period artifacts. 1pm to 3pm.  117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton $5 per person.
Reservations please email the Union Forge Heritage Association

1759 VOUGHT HOUSE TALK AND TOUR OF WATER FEATURES OF THE VOUGHT HOUSE:  
The well, the dam, conservation, how water was used on the site.
Details to follow.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS BARN DANCE:  7pm - 9:30pm
For more information visit the Readington Museums website

UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - HEARTH AND HOME COLONIAL COOKING DEOMONSTRATION & VINTAGE GARMENT DISPLAYS:  Watch as we prepare Colonial fare by the newly restored fireplace and then tour the formal parlor and see a display of our recently acquired vintage garments from the 1830s - 1920s.  12pm - 4pm
117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.  $7 per person at the door.
For additional information please email the Union Forge Heritage Association