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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!!

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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.