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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

HISTORY & HERITAGE IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER


SOLD OUT! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH:  HISTORY, HERITAGE AND HARVEST: BUS TOUR OF HUNTERDON'S 26 MUNICIPALITIES WITH 6 STOPS:  9 AM TO 4:30 PM:  Join us for a fabulous Autumn drive thru Hunterdon County's scenic 26 municipalities.  We will be hopping on and off a deluxe coach bus with private comfort facility while enjoying history, heritage and harvest. 
Our day starts at 9 am when we will meet at the NJ Water Supply Authority Park parking lot.  From there we begin our amazing journey winding through county roads, hamlets, small towns and townships.  On our route, we will go thru many historic hamlets within our 14 townships and all of our 12 small towns.  Our day includes four short stops to see some lesser known or viewed historical sites as well as some that every "Hunterdonian" should see!  Two longer stops include our lunch stop, which will be at a wonderful winery and includes some of their finest, and a stop at a cidery in the afternoon.  On this trip you will have the opportunity to purchase fresh apples, pumpkins, squash and other fresh Hunterdon produce at two farmstands, as welll as award winnng wines, hard cider, and the best apple cider in New Jersey.  The sites along the roadways and brief histories of all 26 municipalities will be provided by Historian and Author John Kuhl and Hunterdon 300th Chair Marcia Karrow. 
Tour is all inclusive: lunch with wine, snacks, hard or sweet cider in the afternoon, bus, bottled water, even the tip for our bus driver.  Sponsored by Costco of Flemington.
Return time to NJ Water Authority is approximately 4:30 pm.  
$35 per person.  Checks payable to the Hunterdon 300th and mailed to, or dropped thru the mail slot at 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822 by October 20th. 

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SOLD OUT! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27: WALKING TOUR OF AMSTERDAM:  1 PM:  The 19th century inhabitants of the Hamlet of Amsterdam in Holland Township built fascinating houses, barns, and outbuildings that will be explored on a walking tour of the hamlet.  Amsterdam is in the northwest corner of Holland Township in Hunterdon County.  Many of the early settlers migrated from Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania shortly after the turn of the 19th century.  The members of the Rapp family were known for their carpentry and engineering skills; their barn which was built in 1824 and enlarged in 1844 (according to dendrochronology), shows unique construction features; their gravity fed water supply accompanied a Victorian bank house.  Jacob Ulmer was a cobbler whose shop remains over a springhouse in a rare combination outbuilding.  "Sinclair and Snyder" operated a store and John Snyder was a blacksmith. Five bank barns can be seen within the hamlet including one an intricate switchback engineered to access the upper level .  Also illustrated are several house plan types, including an early two-story single room stone dwelling and the John Kooker house with two front doors.
Walk limited to 20 people. 
Walk begins at 1 pm; meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH:  JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE OPEN HOUSE: 1 to 4 PM:  The land that the Joseph Turner House occupies was once part of the 1742 Union Iron Works tract. The Iron Works were owned by William Allen and Joseph Turner, Philadelphia businessmen. The Turner House, constructed about 1760, is believed to be part of the Union Iron Works and was likely later used as a tenant house for the adjacent Union Farm. The original section of the structure was two bays wide (smaller right side of the house) and two stories tall, consisting of four rooms and a large cooking hearth. It was built of stone walls and hand-hewn timbers, covered by a cedar shingle roof.  Today, it is a wonderful museum with great talks, demonstrations, tours and events. As part of the celebration of 305 Years of Hunterdon's Historic Hometowns and Hamlets, the Joseph Turner House, courtesy of the Union Forge Heritage Association, opens it doors for you.  117 Van Syckels Road, Hampton, NJ 08827.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND:  WALKING TOUR OF REAVILLE (RARITAN AND EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIPS):  10 am; Rain or Shine.  Details to follow.
Limited to 20 people.
Free but Reservations are Required 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-reaville-tickets-74763594925

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH:  WALKING TOUR OF FRENCHTOWN – FRENCHTOWN CEMETERY WITH RICK EPSTEIN: 2 pm; Rain Date:  November 10, 2 pm.   
The Cemetery Tour stops at the pink granite monument to the victims of the spinal-meningitis outbreak of 1907, and at the graves of combat casualties, captains of industry, the mayor who arrived with the circus, a man who swam away from the Milford train wreck of 1877, a bottler of patent medicine, the man who owned Uhlerstown, Pa., Miss Frenchtown of 1931, Frenchtown's only woman mayor, the Man Who Worked One Day a Year, and many, many more. Metal grave markers and Victorian symbolism will be explained.
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. 
2 pm - Rain date, Sunday, November 10, 2 pm
Free but Reservations are Required
Free bottled water will be available.
Approximately 75 minutes long.
LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE.  RESERVATIONS 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  or call and leave a message at (908) 788-2030.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-of-frenchtown-frenchtown-cemetery-tickets-74764030227

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH:  THE HISTORY OF THE HAMLET OF WERTSVILLE:
2 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington
Free. Refreshments follow.
Reservations recommended.
details coming soon

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COMING LATE FALL AND WINTER:  MORE CELEBRATIONS OF OUR HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS OVER THE LAST 305 YEARS!:
Saturday, November 23:  SPECIAL EVENT:  THE JUTLAND MASSACRE - THE HISTORY AND THE MAKING OF THE DOCUMENTARY
Tuesday, December 3:  Lebanon Township's New Hampton Hamlet, 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!       


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TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS:  HUNTERDON COUNTY QUILTING GUILD BIENNIAL EXHIBIT at the Lebanon Township Museum
Tuesdays 9am - 3:30pm, Thursdays 1pm-8pm, and Saturdays 11am-4:30pm
57 Musconetcong River Road, New Hampton NJ
Visit the HCQG's website for more information


SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS THRU OCTOBER: THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT:  East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH:  THE HAUNTED RED MILL IS BACK!!:  Halloween season is here once again, and that means the famous Haunted Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village is back for its 29th season of scares!  The Creatures of the Night are ready and waiting for you in our maze, terror trail, hayride, vortex, and the historic Red Mill. The attraction runs Friday October 11th, Saturday October 12th, Friday October 18th, Saturday October 19th, Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th.  The box office is open each night from 5pm to 10pm and the attraction opens after dark at approximately 7:00pm.  Visit https://theredmill.org/haunted/ for tickets and more information.  Kids will love Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday October 13th and Happy Haunts on Saturday October 13th, 19th and 26th.  Don’t miss the Behind-the-Scenes tours on Thursday October 17th and 24th for a chance to learn how this massive attraction comes together each year and how our special effects are created.  The Haunted Red Mill is the largest annual fundraiser for the Red Mill Museum Village, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH: HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS ITS 6TH ANNUAL CEMETERY 'CEMENER' MEET & GREAT
FLEMINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s annual extravaganza for an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in our pursuits in protecting and preserving the memories of those who came before us.
This year we are all invited speakers, each given a 3 minute opportunity to share our cemetery affiliations and talk about our specific interests in or successes/struggles with projects we’ve undertaken in this area. (You can refuse to speak)
There will be a lunch followed by a group photo. Afterward in the cemetery you can stroll around or watch as we will demonstrate the visualization of inscriptions and headstone cleaning.
Come out and make new friends, establish some connections and learn from each other. I hope we see you there. Please RSVP by October 23 (we need a head count to order food.
starts at 11am
For more information email the Hunterdon Historical Society or call 908-782-1091
Download Press Release

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH:  RED MILL MUSEUM HAPPY HAUNTS: A startle-free version of the Haunted Red Mill, toned down for kids and those who find the evening Haunted Red Mill too intense.  Includes face painting and seasonal treats.  $10 per person, children age 2 and under are free. Visit the Haunted Red Mill Website for more information


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS: BUCKWHEAT-FROM GRINDING TO CAKES:

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