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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.  

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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
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