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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE - HUNTERDON HISTORY THRU LABOR DAY

BACK IN STOCK:  OUR FABULOUS WOVEN THROW:  NAVY BLUE WITH 9 WHITE ICONS OF HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SITES AND ALL 26 OF OUR MUNICIPALITIES LISTED.  STILL OFFERED AT THE 2014 PRICE OF $35.  100% COTTON MADE IN THE USA!  CONTACT THE HUNTERDON 300TH IF INTERESTED.  A GREAT GIFT -- MAKES A GREAT "GOING AWAY TO COLLEGE" PRESENT!

OUR SUMMER CALENDAR -- WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF OUR EVENTS, A CONCERT OR THE FAIR.... THERE IS PLENTY OF HISTORY AROUND HUNTERDON THIS JULY AND AUGUST SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT OUR PARTNERS' EVENTS, AS ALWAYS, FOLLOWING OUR LISTINGS.... 


   NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THESE                    TALKS, TOURS AND EVENTS:                    


TUESDAY, JULY 23RD:  THE IRISH SETTLEMENT IN CLINTON - A TALK AND WALK:  The Mulligan family first purchased the quarry we now know as the Red Mill Museum property in 1848. The eldest Mulligan Brother, James, leased the quarry in 1858, continuing the business his brothers started. By 1860, under James' leadership, there were 3 lime kilns and 2 tenant houses on the property. James’s family moved from Ireland to Clinton and settled on Halstead Street along with many Irish immigrants who occasionally worked at the quarry.

After his death, James' youngest son took over the business in 1862; the business flourished for almost 100 years. The Mulligan Quarry business was in continual operation through to the 1960s.

Join Red Mill Executive Director, Paul Muir, as he not only tells us about the Irish immigration to Clinton and the Mulligan Family, but, following the talk, we will take a walk with Paul to see the Mulligan homes that still stand on Halstead Street.  Free. Refreshments follow.  Reservations recommended.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-irish-settlement-in-clinton-a-talk-and-walk-tickets-62416791303



Sunday, August 4:  Open House, John Prall House, Stockton, 1-5 pm:  The historic John Prall Jr. House on Route 29 in Stockton is one of the finest 18th century houses in the region and among New Jersey's most significant early dwellings. The house is a late Georgian/early Federal residence that John Prall built for his family circa 1795. The mill complex was built by John Prall Jr., a local businessman and Revolutionary War veteran, who purchased the site along the Delaware River in the 1790s.   The complex includes a 1790 linseed oil mill, an 1877 gristmill, an 1850 sawmill, a 1900 grain silo, an 1874 railroad trestle, an 1834 canal and several secondary outbuildings.  This is a rare opportunity to visit the house itself.  No reservations required.  

Saturday, August 10:  Fleming House and Museum Open House, 1-4 pm:  5 Bonnell Street, Flemington. 
Samuel Fleming, born in Ireland in 1707, came to the present-day United States and worked nearby as a tavern master, and bought 210 acres in present-day Flemington as the site for a home in 1741 from Thomas Penn, son of William Penn, the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania.    After the house was constructed in 1756, the area becoming known as "The Fleming Settlement", then as "Fleming's" and was known as "Flemington" by the 1870s. Fleming operated a tavern, often said to be in the house itself.  Come and spend a leisurely afternoon touring this historic 18th century house and beautiful gardens.  No reservations required.


Saturday, August 17:  Walking Tour of Frenchtown -- Downtown, 10 am: The second of three Frenchtown Walking Tours!  The Downtown Tour covers the Great Fire of 1878; visits by Annie Oakley, Mary Tyler Moore and Aaron Burr; the old hotels and movie theaters; the wagon-wheel factories; the chicken hatcheries; the future site of the ArtYard theater and gallery; logging on the Delaware in the 1800s; and how Frenchtown's founder escaped the guillotine in 1794 and gave the town its name. 
Rick Epstein started gathering Frenchtown history when he was editor of the Frenchtown's Delaware Valley News in 1970s and '80s, interviewing old-timers for the newspaper. He soaked up more history as editor of the Hunterdon County Democrat, and intensified his research more recently to begin his historical tours in 2016. He currently reports on Frenchtown for the Bucks County Herald.
LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE. 
Rain date, Sunday, August 18, 10 am.
Free bottled water will be available.
Approximately 75 minutes long.  
FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 
Ticket holders will be provided with the starting location of the tour.
A Wait List will be maintained if you are shut out of this event by emailing us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.usor leaving a message at (908) 788-2030.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-frenchtown-downtown-tickets-64282159670

THE HUNTERDON 300TH WILL BE AT DEER PATH PARK FOR THE COUNTY'S "MUSIC UNDER THE STARS" SERIES EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT.  WE HAVE A WONDERFUL CONCERT SPECIAL -- ONLY AVAILABLE THERE!

COME VISIT OUR TABLE IN THE COMMUNITY TENT AT THE HUNTERDON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND 4H FAIR, AUGUST 21 THRU AUGUST 25 --- AS ALWAYS, WE'LL HAVE LOTS TO OFFER AND FABULOUS FAIR SPECIALS ON OUR MERCHANDISE!

COMING THIS FALL AND WINTER:  DOZENS OF ADDITIONAL CELEBRATIONS OF OUR HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS OVER THE LAST 305 YEARS!:

Tuesday, September 3:  NEW!!! Civil War Book Launch Party with Author John Kuhl!, Main Branch, 7 pm
Saturday, September 7:  Cemetery Cemener, Main Branch of the Library
Sunday, September 8:  Walking Tour of Glen Gardner, 11 am
Saturday, September 14:  Walking Tour of Stockton or Sergeantsville, 10:30 am; Rain Date:  September 15, 10:30 am
Sunday, September 15:  Walking Tour of Cokesbury, 1 pm; if there is rain, the tour will be inside and Virtual
Tuesday, September 17: “The Jutland Massacre”, 7 pm, Main Branch of the Library (tentative date and location)
Saturday, September 21: Walking Tour of Annandale, details tba; Rain date:  September 22, am
Sunday, September 22:  History Bowl, Team Stephanie Stevens vs. Team Jim Davidson, 2pm; location to be determined
Thursday, September 26:  The History of Franklin Township’s Hamlets, 7 pm, North Branch of the Library
Saturday, September 28:  Walking Tour of Mount Airy, am; Rain Date:  September 29 pm  - times to be announced
Saturday, September 28:  Alexandria's Prevost House Museum Open House, 1-4 pm Tuesday, October 1:  The History of Glen Gardner, 7 pm, Main Branch of the Library
Saturday, October 5:  Walking Tour of Oldwick, 10 am/2pm; if there is rain, the tour will be inside and Virtual
Sunday, October 6:  Walking Tour of Milford 1:30 pm, rain or shine
Thursday, October 10:  The Colonial History of Flemington Borough, 7 pm
Saturday, October, 12:  New Hampton Walking Tour, 11 am; Rain Date:  October 13, 2 pm
Tuesday, October 15: “Glen Gardner/Irishtown”, 7 pm, Main Branch of the Library
Saturday, October 19:  Flemington Walking Tour, 2 pm; Rain Date:  October 20, 2 pm
Saturday, October 26:  Bus Tour of 26 Municipalities with 3 Stops 9 am to 4:30 pm, details tba
Sunday, October 27:  Walking Tour of Amsterdam, 1 pm
Sunday, October 27: Joseph Turner House Open House, 2 - 5 pm
Saturday, November 2:  Walking Tour of Reaville, 10 am; Rain Date:  November 3, 2 pm
Saturday, November 9:  Walking Tour of Frenchtown – Cemetery, 2 pm; Rain Date:  November 10, 2 pm
Sunday, November 17:  The History of the Hamlet of Wertsville, 2 pm, Main Branch of the Library
Tuesday, December 3:  Lebanon Township Hamlets, 7pm, North Branch of the Library
Saturday, December 14:  The Hunterdon 300th’s Annual Holiday Children’s Historic Crafts and Sale, 10 am to 2 pm, Main Branch of the County Library

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COOKIE ANGEL, JANICE GROVER, OWNER OF GROVER GLOBAL FOOD MARKETING IN EAST AMWELL, WHO CONTINUES TO PROVIDE IMPORTED COOKIES FOR OUR TALKS.

 A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR     SPECIAL SPONSOR FOR 2019,       
       COSTCO OF FLEMINGTON!       


   HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE        
           EVENTS FROM AROUND        
               THE COUNTY:                    


MONDAY, JULY 15TH AND 22ND: MONDAY MORNINGS AT THE MUSEUM:  The Readington Museums is pleased to announce the return of Monday Mornings at the Museum, a hands-on summer program for kids ages 5-12. The sessions will be held on four consecutive Mondays – July 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. At each session, the children will have a short history lesson followed by a hands on project, with a new theme offered each Monday. Programs include candle making, tin punch designs, butter making, 18th - century games, and learning an English country dance.
$5 per session per child
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


SATURDAY, JULY 13TH:  STARS AND STRIPES: FABRIC OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: The Lebanon Township Museum is extremely honored to be hosting an exhibit entitled "The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit" UNTIL July 13th.
From its birth on June 14th, 1777 until 1912, no laws were enacted governing the arrangement of stars on the American flag, leaving their placement to the sole discretion of the flag maker. Flags from before 1912 with varying designs and configurations of stars will be on display as part of this exhibit. Others include handwritten inscriptions and stamped overprints. Together they trace the evolution of  the American flag and bring to life the personal and historical accounts that speak to the character of our nation and provide a link to important events of the past.
Collector, author and historian J. Richard Pierce is a retired senior banking executive whose lifelong love of the Stars and Stripes parallels his strong interest in politics and US history. He has been collecting flags since 1991 when he acquired his first flag as a thirtieth wedding anniversary gift from his wife, Barbara.  Closing lecture for the exhibit entitled "Famous Flags in American History" will be presented by Richard Pierce at The Lebanon Township Museum at 2pm.

FRIDAY, JULY 19TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS 18TH CENTURY ICE CREAM ON THE FARMSTEAD:  Susan McLellan Plaisted will present ice cream making from harvesting ice to moulding (molding) of ice cream. For this demonstration, ice cream will be made in a reproduction 18th century sabotiere. Documented flavors of the 18th century will be reproduced using original receipts (recipes). Plaisted holds a B.S. in food and nutrition and an M.S. in health education. 
7pm-8:30pm
Please register by clicking on 
REGISTER FOR ICE CREAM, 

MONDAY, JULY 22ND THRU JULY FRIDAY, 26TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM SUMMER YOUTH HISTORY PROGRAM:
Children will step back in time and learn about life long ago right here at our 19th century site. What did kids do for fun before the Internet? How did they make their toys? What was school like? What did they eat? How did people get what they needed? Children will make their own candles, churn butter and ice cream, play old-fashioned games and much more! A live blacksmith demonstration is a highlight of the week.
VISIT THE RED MILL MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION



SUNDAY, JULY 28TH:  HUNTERDON LAND TRUST PRESENTS HISTORIC DELAWARE RIVER SERIES - HISTORY OF THE DELAWARE RIVER WITH HAL TAYLOR:  A History of the Delaware River with Hal Taylor. The author of The Illustrated History of the Delaware River will lead this informative and fun look at this great river. The talk will include a presentation featuring many of Mr. Taylor’s illustrations.  FREE.  Dvoor Farm, Flemington, NJ.  10:30 a.m. 
Program sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Program that explore the outstanding natural, cultural and historical value of the Delaware River, and why it should be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations
For more information Hunterdon Land Trust Website

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH:  HUNTERDON LAND TRUST PRESENTS HISTORIC DELAWARE RIVER SERIES - THE FLOOD OF 1955 WITH MARY A. SHAFER: Three terrifying days and nights along the Delaware River — we’ll mark the 64th anniversary of this historic flood with the author of Devastation on the Delaware.  FREE.  Dvoor Farm, Flemington, NJ.  10 a.m. 
Program sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Program that explore the outstanding natural, cultural and historical value of the Delaware River, and why it should be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations  
For more information Hunterdon Land Trust Website

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS MIDWIFERY- ON THE FARMSTEAD:  Janine Quimby will discuss colonial midwifery in the 18th century and its impact on literature. Quimby is an English Language Arts teacher at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. She received her BA in English and Secondary Education and her MA in English from The College of New Jersey, matriculated in Drew University's Doctor of Arts Program, and has earned 30 post-Masters credits in Education. Much of her graduate work focused on the role of midwives and witches in literature. Please register by clicking on: REGISTER FOR MIDWIFERY.
7PM TO 8:30PM



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