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Saturday, November 30, 2019

WINDING DOWN 2019 WITH THE LAST HISTORY AND HERITAGE EVENTS IN HUNTERDON!

CABIN FEVER AFTER THE SNOW ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY?  COME OUT TO THE NORTH BRANCH OF THE COUNTY LIBRARY FOR OUR FINAL TALK ON ONE OF THE MORE THAN 120 HAMLETS AND HOMETOWNS IN HUNTERDON COUNTY! NO RESERVATION REQUIRED....

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD:  LEBANON TOWNSHIP'S NEW HAMPTON HAMLET:  Join the Lebanon Township Historical Society for a wonderful virtual tour of this hamlet that has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The New Hampton Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1998 for its significance in architecture, commerce, education, transportation, and community development. For Revolutionary War enthusiasts, it is also the birth place of hero Daniel Morgan.
Free. Refreshments follow.7 pm, North Branch of the Library


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH:  THE HUNTERDON 300TH'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE -- COME AND MAKE A FUN BRACELET WITH A MORE THAN 100 YEAR OLD ROPE MACHINE - FUN FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE! 10 am to 2 pm, Main Branch of the County Library:  Join us for a snack of hot chocolate and cookies and browse our sales tables.  Unique gifts for lovers of Hunterdon County.  The perfect all cotton woven throw for winter nights, a terrific umbrella and rain slicker to store in your car in case you get caught off guard.  Stocking stuffers, books about our historic county and so much more!  We always offer great deals at this sale! 

And no purchase necessary to put your name in for our annual famous basket of goodies.

TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR ENCORE BUS TOUR OF 26 MUNICIPALITIES ON OCTOBER 24, 2020!!  HISTORY, HERITAGE AND HARVEST: BUS TOUR OF HUNTERDON'S 26 MUNICIPALITIES WITH 7 STOPS:  9 AM TO 4:30 PM:  Tour is all inclusive Book now and guarantee the 2019 rate of $35 per person.  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waiting-list-for-bus-tour-of-hunterdons-26-municipalities-in-one-day-35-per-person-tickets-74589474125

THE HUNTERDON 300TH WILL BE ANNOUNCING A BRAND NEW LECTURE AND EVENT THEME FOR 2020 IN JANUARY, PROMISING A CURIOUS COLLECTION OF TOPICS!!    

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!       



2019 PROVIDED AN EXCITING TOUR AROUND OUR COUNTY'S 26 MUNICIPALITIES.  THE 300TH VOLUNTEERS PRODUCED ABOUT 60 EVENTS, LECTURES AND TOURS.  WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS SPECIAL 305TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH US!  WE WISH YOU A BLESSED AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON AND 2020 AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!!

   HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE        
           EVENTS FROM AROUND        
               THE COUNTY:                    


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH:  THE HAUPTMANN- LINDBERGH TRIAL:  WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN:  On a stormy March 1, 1932 night, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the “Little Eaglet” was stolen from his home outside of Hopewell, NJ. After paying a $50,000 reward in marked bills, the corpse of “Little Charlie” was found four miles from the Lindbergh home. Almost immediately marked kidnapped money began showing up around New York City, especially in Manhattan and the Bronx. In October of 1934, Bruno Richard Hauptman was caught passing a $10 bill from the Lindbergh ransom money. Hidden in his garage was found another $14,000. Hauptmann was extradited to Flemington, New Jersey where the “Trial of the Century” began on January 2nd, 1935.
Jim Davidson, Lindbergh enthusiast, Lindbergh memorabilia collector and frequent speaker on everything Lindbergh related, will captivate you with a power point of the six weeks of the Hauptmann Trial in Flemington. Topics such as the first weekend of the trial when 50,000 people descended on Flemington and trashed the courthouse; the movie stars and radio personalities who were there; Nellie’s Bar at the Union Hotel, etc.  Growing up in Flemington he knew many people associated with the case. Co-author of the book “New Jersey Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial” he will attempt to talk not about weather Hauptmann was guilty or not, but all the crazy things that occurred in and out of the courtroom over the five months that Hauptmann was in the Flemington jail.
Hunterdon Central High School Little Theatre.  7 pm.  $15 at the door or in advance.  Benefits the Friends of Historic Flemington.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS: DUTCH CHRISTMAS ON THE FARMSTEAD:  Cooking, Musicians, Sinterklaas, and more

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE:  "Where Colonial Charm Meets Victorian Splendor":  2PM TO 7PM, 117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.
18th and 19th Century Style Decorations
Colonial Cooking Demonstration
Vintage Fashion Display and Presentation
Wide Variety of Food and Drinks

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE:  "Where Colonial Charm Meets Victorian Splendor":  1PM TO 5PM, 117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.
18th and 19th Century Style Decorations
Colonial Cooking Demonstration
Vintage Fashion Display and Presentation
Wide Variety of Food and Drinks
DOWNLOAD FLYER


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A SPECIAL EVENT!! + HUNTERDON'S HERITAGE, HISTORY AND HOLIDAY EVENTS!

THE HUNTERDON 300TH HAS JOINED FORCES WITH MEDIA 523, THE FILMMAKERS OF "THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT," TO MAKE A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A DARK EVENT IN HUNTERDON'S HISTORY, REFERRED TO AS THE "JUTLAND MASSACRE" OR THE "SIEGE AT JUTLAND."  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, THE HUNTERDON 300TH WILL BE HOSTING A SPECIAL FUND RAISING EVENT ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT, BUT LITTLE KNOWN EVENT.  SEE DETAILS BELOW.  THERE IS LIMITED ROOM AND WE HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT!  THE EVENT IS FREE, BUT WE WILL GRATEFULLY ACCEPT DONATIONS.

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.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH:  THE HISTORY OF THE HAMLET OF WERTSVILLE:  The area surrounding the Wertsville Historic District was originally settled by Europeans in 1718, but the hamlet itself was only named “Wertsville" when the post office was established in town in 1854. But canal, railroad and highway systems by-passed the area. Without significant transportation links, the hamlet’s size peaked in the late 19th Century. Fortunately, we have architectural, photographic, map, and documentary evidence of Wertsville’s heyday. It tells a wonderful story!
2 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington
Free. Refreshments follow.
Reservations recommended.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD:  SPECIAL EVENT:  THE JUTLAND MASSACRE - THE HISTORY AND THE MAKING OF THE DOCUMENTARY:
Join David Konicki and Eric Auteaur, the producers of the Emmy winning documentary "The Town That Disappeared Overnight" as they discuss the making of their newest film about the Siege of Jutland.  We follow the dark story of illegal trespass, invalid search, and manslaughter in 1926 in the tiny hamlet of Jutland.  With a story-line right out of today's headlines, Historian John Kuhl will relate this tale of a local family accused of animal abuse that turned into a shoot out with the nascent NJ State Police.  This event was so big that it took the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case to take if off national headlines. 
We will start the afternoon out with a great cheese board and appetizers and a welcome by the Mayor of Union Township, Frank Mazza.
Following brief comments by John Kuhl, David and Eric will discuss how they approach making a documentary and what we look forward to when the film debuts. 
We will then step outside and take a short walk to see the house where the siege took place.
Although this event is free,  donations are gratefully accepted -- 100% of all donations will be used to produce this film.   We have lots of supporters who have offered the Hunterdon 300th donations in the past which we have always refused.  Now is the time to donate.   A film like this costs about $10,000 to produce. 
The Hunterdon 300th is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit Corporation.
2 pm.  Union Township Municipal Building, 140 Perryville Road, Hampton, NJ  08827.

LIMITED SEATING - RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD:  LEBANON TOWNSHIP'S NEW HAMPTON HAMLET:  Join the Lebanon Township Historical Society for a wonderful virtual tour of this hamlet that has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The New Hampton Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1998 for its significance in architecture, commerce, education, transportation, and community development. For Revolutionary War enthusiasts, it is also the birth place of hero Daniel Morgan.
Free. Refreshments follow.7 pm, North Branch of the Library


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH:  THE HUNTERDON 300TH'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE WITH CHILDREN'S HISTORIC CRAFTS! 10 am to 2 pm, Main Branch of the County Library:  Join us for a snack of hot chocolate and cookies while your children make historic crafts and you can browse our sales tables.  Unique gifts for lovers of Hunterdon County.  The perfect all cotton woven throw for winter nights, a terrific umbrella and rain slicker to store in your car in case you get caught off guard.  Stocking stuffers, books about our historic county and so much more!  No purchase necessary to put your name in for our annual famous basket of goodies.

TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR ENCORE BUS TOUR OF 26 MUNICIPALITIES ON OCTOBER 24, 2020!!  HISTORY, HERITAGE AND HARVEST: BUS TOUR OF HUNTERDON'S 26 MUNICIPALITIES WITH 7 STOPS:  9 AM TO 4:30 PM:  Tour is all inclusive Book now and guarantee the 2019 rate of $35 per person.  


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waiting-list-for-bus-tour-of-hunterdons-26-municipalities-in-one-day-35-per-person-tickets-74589474125

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:                    

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS: MUSCONETCONG WATERCOLOR GROUP EXHIBIT at the Lebanon Township MuseumFor the month of November, many beautiful and unique watercolors created by the members of the Musconetcong Watercolor Group will be adorning the Museum's walls.  Opening reception is Saturday, November 9th from noon to 3 pm.  You'll have a chance to see the artwork, meet and mingle with the artists and enjoy some light refreshments. 
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



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH:  HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS NJ WOMEN'S HISTORY AND THE COMING CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE:  The Hunterdon County Historical Society announces its 2019 Annual Membership meeting and lecture at 2:00 pm at the Flemington Presbyterian Church, 10 E. Main St., Flemington, NJ.
Celebrate women’s history and the coming centennial of women’s right to vote with the Hunterdon County Historical Society. Andrea Tingey, Historic Preservation Specialist with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office, will present a pictorial journey through the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH:  LEBANON TOWNSHIP MUSEUM PRESENTS DOROTHEA DAY!:  1-3pm.  Celebrate the legacy of our Museum’s first Curator, Dorothea Connolly. Come hear personal stories of how she inspired others, watch an episode or two of her cooking show, peruse her cookbook (and sample some recipes!) Sharing colonial crafts with children was very important to Dorothea and we will have some available for the children to try (including making a birthday candle for Dorothea, weather permitting.
We are still accepting personal stories at museum@lebtwp.net 
VISIT THE LEBANON TOWNSHIP MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST: "PICTURING THE WORDS" WITH ARTIST DORIS ETTLINGER AT THE LEBANON TOWNSHIP MUSEUM:  7 pm.  Doris Ettlinger will present an overview of her thirty year career as a children's illustrator.  From thumbnail sketches to final art, Doris will show her process of translating a manuscript into visual images.  On display and for sale will be some of her 40 titles, including "The Legend of the Sea Glass" and "The Orange Shoes."  Visit her website at www.dorisettlinger.com.  Light refreshments will be served.  Visit the LEBANON TOWNSHIP MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH:  THE HAUPTMANN- LINDBERGH TRIAL:  WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN:  On a stormy March 1, 1932 night, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the “Little Eaglet” was stolen from his home outside of Hopewell, NJ. After paying a $50,000 reward in marked bills, the corpse of “Little Charlie” was found four miles from the Lindbergh home. Almost immediately marked kidnapped money began showing up around New York City, especially in Manhattan and the Bronx. In October of 1934, Bruno Richard Hauptman was caught passing a $10 bill from the Lindbergh ransom money. Hidden in his garage was found another $14,000. Hauptmann was extradited to Flemington, New Jersey where the “Trial of the Century” began on January 2nd, 1935.
Jim Davidson, Lindbergh enthusiast, Lindbergh memorabilia collector and frequent speaker on everything Lindbergh related, will captivate you with a power point of the six weeks of the Hauptmann Trial in Flemington. Topics such as the first weekend of the trial when 50,000 people descended on Flemington and trashed the courthouse; the movie stars and radio personalities who were there; Nellie’s Bar at the Union Hotel, etc.  Growing up in Flemington he knew many people associated with the case. Co-author of the book “New Jersey Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial” he will attempt to talk not about weather Hauptmann was guilty or not, but all the crazy things that occurred in and out of the courtroom over the five months that Hauptmann was in the Flemington jail.
Hunterdon Central High School Little Theatre.  7 pm.  $15 at the door or in advance.  Benefits the Friends of Historic Flemington.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH:  READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS: DUTCH CHRISTMAS ON THE FARMSTEAD:  Cooking, Musicians, Sinterklaas, and more

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE:  "Where Colonial Charm Meets Victorian Splendor":  2PM TO 7PM, 117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.
18th and 19th Century Style Decorations
Colonial Cooking Demonstration
Vintage Fashion Display and Presentation
Wide Variety of Food and Drinks

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH:  UNION FORGE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE:  "Where Colonial Charm Meets Victorian Splendor":  1PM TO 5PM, 117 Van Syckel's Road, Hampton.
18th and 19th Century Style Decorations
Colonial Cooking Demonstration
Vintage Fashion Display and Presentation
Wide Variety of Food and Drinks
DOWNLOAD FLYER