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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

D&R DELUXE BUS TOUR, THE POLITICS AND PAIN BEHIND ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR AND MORE!

THE END OF THE YEAR IS APPROACHING AND "WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE" IS GOING OUT WITH A FLOOD OF TRULY FASCINATING TALKS AND A COMPELLING TOUR!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  "THE HISTORY OF ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR":  County Historian and author of the book "Beneath These Waters" returns with the spellbinding 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. 7 pm. County Library Headquarters. Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-of-round-valley-reservoir-tickets-50582058298


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  BUS TOUR OF THE D&R CANAL FROM BULLS ISLAND TO TRENTON - Join us for a fabulous "on/off" walking tour of the D&R Canal.  We will be hopping on and off a deluxe coach bus with private comfort facility for a day walking the scenic and preserved Delaware and Raritan Canal system from Bulls Island State Park to Trenton.  Built in 1834 and dug with hand tools mostly by Irish immigrants, the canal starts in New Brunswick and ends in Trentonwhich we all know by now was once part of Hunterdon County.  The canal was the major shipping hub of West NJ commerce.  It has a fascinating set of locks that allowed boats to be raised and lowered. 

Our day starts at 9 am when we will meet at the Bulls Island State Park parking lot closest to Route 29. (Do not go over the bridge.) We will spend about an hour learning the history of the canal and walking the Bulls Island section of the Canal with our guides Bob and Linda Barth. Linda is the president of the D&R Canal Watch and has literally spent her life on this canal.

At 10 am we will depart in our deluxe coach and head to the beautiful and preserved Prallsville Mills where Linda and Bob will provide a tour of the grist mill and canal-related sites. The Prallsville Mills is home of the D&R Greenway Commission.
We'll make a brief stop to see the canal aqueduct near the Holcomb-Jimison Farmstead Museum, the oldest farm in Hunterdon County.
Our next stop is in Lambertville to see the lift lock and the outlet lock.
We'll stop for a nice lunch and head out of Lambertville and "2018 Hunterdon County"and then head to "18th Century Hunterdon County" for a stop at Washington Crossing State Park, once ours -- now Mercer County's -- to view the ferry boat reproduction of an 18th-century ferry located there.

From there we head to Trenton to view the Battle Monument and take a short walk to the confluence of the main canal and feeder in Trenton.
Return time to Bulls Island is approximately 4 pm.

$30 per person all inclusive day trip includes deluxe coach, two amazing tour guides, all your admissions, lunch, snacks, tip! Once you have ordered your ticket(s) from Eventbrite, please send your check to confirm your reservation(s) to The Hunterdon 300th, 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ, 08822. Your payment MUST BE RECEIVED within 3 days of reserving your seats for the tour or your ticket(s) will be released.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunterdons-dr-canal-onoff-walk-from-bulls-island-to-trenton-tickets-51385475340


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  SPECIAL VETERANS DAY TALK:  "HUNTERDON COUNTY 100 YEARS AGO DURING THE GREAT WAR":
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and ending of the Great War in 1918, Marcia Karrow will present a talk about the recruitment of Hunterdon's World War I's soldiers and the Red Cross movement in Hunterdon County.  Free. Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow. 2 pm.  Main Branch Hunterdon County Library.  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunterdon-county-100-years-ago-during-the-great-war-tickets-51442306323

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH:  AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: TWO SHOWINGS!!  "THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT" Join us as we bring back this Emmy Award nominated documentary about the creation of Round Valley Reservoir and the taking of some of the best agricultural land by the State of NJ.  The film's producers, David Kuznicki and Eric Althoff, along with County Historian Stephanie Stevens will be on hand to answer questions.   Main Branch of the County Library.  Reservations required.  Free with free Refreshments.
1:30pm   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/130-showing-the-town-that-disappeared-overnight-tickets-51442387566
3:30pm  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/330-showing-the-town-that-disappeared-overnight-tickets-51442479842

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH:  "THE MUSCONETCONG - HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HISTORIC ASBURY MILL AND BEYOND:  The Musconetcong watershed has been a great place to live for the last 13,000 years.  The watershed’s water, land, and habitat resources made it a great place to be when the glaciers of the last ice age retreated and are what make it a great place for farming and outdoor recreation today.  Hear about the history of northwestern New Jersey from the setting of the former Hoffman Grist Mill, a restoration project of the Musconetcong Watershed Association that has been gaining steam over the last couple of years.  Located in the Asbury Historic District, it is home to some notable American trends that happened a bit earlier than elsewhere – the early agro-industrial revolution, the Second Great Awakening, and transportation technology innovation.  Alan Hunt, PhD, and Executive Director of the Musconetcong Watershed Association will talk about how history of place links with modern-day caring for place, and the linkage between the Association’s ongoing ecological, historical and conservation education efforts.  Main Branch County Library, Route 12.  7 pm.  Free with free refreshments.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-musconetcong-historical-highlights-from-the-historic-asbury-mill-and-beyond-tickets-51442578136

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.  No reservations required.

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 Vexillologist, 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.



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 21ST: 36TH ANNUALAUTUMN LAMBERTVILLE HOUSE TOUR 11 AM TO 5 PM
Join us for the Lambertville Historical Society's autumn house tour -- in its 36th year!
This is a self-guided walking tour with volunteers to help you at each tour site. Walking around Lambertville is involved and usually takes from 2-3 hours to do the entire tour.
Visit Lambertville's spectacular historic homes and sites! We are proud of our town of approximately 4,000 residents, which is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Lambertville’s architecture and history span more than two centuries. Enjoy visiting the homes and buildings open for this year’s tour, to stroll our streets, explore our shops, enjoy our wonderful restaurants, and experience the beauty of our Delaware River waterfront.

It's a fun community event! Support Lambertville!  $25 PER PERSON.  FOR TICKETS GO TO https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lambertville-house-tour-2018-tickets-49149656947

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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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  CRAFTS regular meeting - open to all with special guest:  the Directors of CRAFTS are pleased to announce that renowned furniture and tool restoration expert, John Porritt, will be our presenter. John’s topic will be: “Welsh Folk Life, an appreciation of Welsh folk art as evidenced by welsh stick chairs, rare love spoons and textiles”. The talk will include a hands-on experience and discussion of various forms of these crafts, and some thoughts and conjecture about the circumstances that brought them into being. John has a love of folk culture and the influence that it provides to the design of local craft items. He has always worked in wood. From making little boats of elder wood to sail on the Hampshire streams to making bows and arrows to play in the woods. His initial formal training was at Stokecroft Arts in North London in the mid 70s. He followed this with six months carpentry training in a government skill center in Sittingbourne, Kent. The icing on the cake for him was attending Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology in 1979-80, studying fine furniture making with John Price, who trained with Edward Barnsley in the Arts & Crafts furniture tradition. Since 1980, John has been self-employed, working as a designer/maker/furniture restorer/Windsor chair collector and specialist and maker of Windsor chairs and Welsh stick chairs. John is a member of the Regional Furniture Society of Great Britain, CRAFTS of NJ, Mid West Tool Collectors Association, The Early American Industries Association, and the Austerlitz Historical Society. He has spoken at numerous tool and furniture groups. John can be contacted at porritt3@gmail.com   


Meeting Times and Location/Directions: Tailgate sales in the parking lot begin at 12:00pm (as we always say, you may want to get there earlier than that!).  The meeting itself starts at 1:00pm and runs until 3:30pm.  It is held at the...Masonic Lodge, Ridge Road & Dennis Ave, High Bridge NJ 08829.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENT THEIR FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND LECTURE - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  "For Citizens and Strangers: New Jersey Taverns During the Early American Period":  Architectural historian Dennis Bertland is the guest speaker at the Society’s fall meeting on Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. The meeting and lecture will be held at the United Methodist Church, 116 Main Street in Flemington, directly adjacent to the Historical Society Library and headquarters.
The presentation on tavern history in colonial America by Mr. Bertland is based on the extensive research that he conducted for the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Association.  The findings were used for an interpretive exhibit at its tavern museum in Rahway, New Jersey.  The exhibit script and book based on his research and authored by Mr. Bertland, is pending publication.
Over his forty-year career, Mr. Bertland has studied and written extensively about New Jersey’s early architecture.  His firm, Dennis Bertland Associates, is based in Stockton, New Jersey and specializes in historic preservation.
The talk will last about 50 minutes, followed by questions; refreshments will be served.
For more information visit the Society’s web site @ www.hunterdonhistory.org

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS SMOKEHOUSE DEOMONSTRATION:Susan McLellan Plaisted MS RD CSP LDN, will demonstrate and discuss methods and traditions for smoking pork during the 18th century. At that time, most homes had a smokehouse in their backyard, and the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead has become no exception. Thanks to Eagle Scout, Derek Scott, the farmstead is proud to showcase his recent Eagle Scout project, the smokehouse, as Plaisted demonstrates the art of smoking meat.  1pm - 4pm.
  
This program is held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead in the Stanton section of Readington, GPS address: 114 Dreahook Road Lebanon NJ 08833. Although there is no fee, donations are gladly welcome. In case of inclement weather please call the Museums to find out the status of the program. For more information please call 908-236-2327or  For more information visit the Readington Museums website





SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  BUS TRIP TO THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PHILADELPHIA, PA:  The Raritan Township Local Historians Committee is hosting a trip to the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, Pa. on November 10, 2018. 
The cost for each attendee is $55/person. For Veterans. Gold Star family members, and active duty service personnel the price is $43.
The price includes the tour bus, general admission, and a private Highlights tour of the Museum.
Lunch is not included, however there is a cafe on sight, and numerous recommended restaurants are within walking distance in Old City Philadelphia.
The bus will leave the Raritan Twp. Municipal Building parking lot at 9am and return at approximately 4:30 pm.
Tickets are available at the Municipal Building's Clerk's Office and also at Raritan Township Community Day on September 29th at Lenape Park.  Contact Pete Kinsella or Kerry Rhea at 797-3291 and 806-7116 respectively.
EMAIL US FOR TO REGISTER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH:  THE HUNTERDON SYMPHONY:  CELEBRATING 100 YEARS SINCCE ARMISTICE DAY - HONOROING COMPOSERS WHO SERVED IN WWI:  Playing the music of Still, Parry, Kreisler, Coles, Ravel, Butterworth, Vaughan Williams.  Lawrence Kursar, Conductor; Marcia Karrow, Narrator; Alex Costantino, Tuba; with Special Guests Voorhees High School Concert Choir & Woodglen Choir.  Hunterdon Central High School.  3 pm.  Tickets:  $20 Adults; $15 Seniors; $10 Students.  For tickets and information contact
www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org  


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND:  READINGTON MUSEUMS DUTCH CHRISTMAS:  1pm - 4pm 
For more information visit the Readington Museums website

















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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