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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

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