www.hunterdon300th.org   Hunterdon County, State of NJ



Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014

Welcome to the County of Hunterdon's Tricentennial Celebration website. Please visit often as we update this site daily. We are planning many special events, lectures, tours, fundraisers and more. Join us as we celebrate our 300th Year.

If you have any questions please email 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call us at 908-788-2030.

Our office which is located at 3 Chorister Place in Flemington, NJ (just off of Main Street adjacent to the Flemington Borough Police Department) and is open to the public on Saturdays only from 10am to 2pm.

SOME EVENTS WILL REQUIRE RESERVATIONS, ALTHOUGH MOST ARE FREE. Reservations will be taken on a first come first served basis. Reservation information will be posted 3 to 4 weeks prior to each event.

  • Up Coming Event Tickets ... Up Coming Event Tickets ... See What's Available On-Line or you can pick them up at the Tricentennial Headquarters, located at the Flemington Choir School, 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Join Kingwood Historian Join Kingwood Historian and Revolutionary War Re-Enactor Sal DeSapio at one of his 300th lectures: August 27th, October 21st or December 3rd. See our Calendar of Events for Details
  • Missed Our Farm Tour? Missed Our Farm Tour? No use crying over spilled milk! You have another chance on Saturday, September 6th when the 300th visits farms in the North County. Ticket now available on our website or at the Choir School on Saturdays 10am to 2pm.
  • Barns of Hunterdon County Barns of Hunterdon County A Pictorial Essay by Photography Anne M. Freeman - September 6th to the 27th at North Branch County Library and Lecture Hunterdon's Historic Barns with Heritage Conservancy Building Historian Jeffrey Marshal on September 16th 7pm.
  • 300th Anniversary Photo Contest 300th Anniversary Photo Contest Be a Part of Hunterdon's History
  • Quarkertown Walking Tour Quarkertown Walking Tour Historians and Artists Dan and Marty Campanelli pose iwth historic Hunterdon Samplers (from their lecture on May 7th). Join the Campanelli's on their Walking tour of Quakertown on September 20th.
  • MARY, YA DONE GOOD! MARY, YA DONE GOOD! We salute 300th Corporate Board Secretary, County Clerk and Fireworks Project Manager Mary Melfi for the AMAZING fireworks display she coordinated for the people of Hunterdon County both on August 7th and on March 22nd! THANK YOU, MARY!
  • 3 Panel Mural - a Work in Progress 3 Panel Mural - a Work in Progress 300 Years of Hunterdon Illustrative 3 Panel Mural - Panel 2 in Progress 1800s by Paul Jennis
  • 300 Facts About Hunterdon County 300 Facts About Hunterdon County In celebration of Hunterdon's Tricentennial - A Special Thank You to County Historian John Kulk, the Creator of the Collection.
  • Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon and the Breeds of Dairy Cows - Held on June 18th with John Force. In recognition of National Dairy Month, Hunterdon Dairy Farm Historian John Force shared the story of the decline of the Dairy Industry and the Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon. John had some of his 100s of antique milk bottles on display. Following John's talk, Retired Dairyman Bernie Beatty spoke on the breeds of Dairy Cows in Hunterdon and the United States. Click on the milk bottles to download a list of the lost dairy farms of Hunterdon County.
  • Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence On Tuesday, July 8th at 4pm, the public was invited to experience the declaration of independence as it was first introduced to the people of Hunterdon County. This event, took place on the steps of the Historic Hunterdon Courthouse
  • Happy Birthday Hunterdon Happy Birthday Hunterdon See photos from our Official 300th Birthday Celebration held on Saturday, March 22. Parade, Cake, Fireworks and more...
  • First Energy Foundation Donation First Energy Foundation Donation John Anderson of the First Energy Foundation delivers a generous donation of $10,000 to Tricentennial Chair Marcia Karrow. First Energy is one of the 300th Committees Special Sponsors who are helping to bring most of our fabulous events to you free of charge.
  • Gebhardt & Kiefer, Donate Saplings Gebhardt & Kiefer, Donate Saplings Shade Tree Commission Chair John Anderson is joined by his son Michael and volunteers Carolyn Sepkowski & Alla Dmytrieva as they help plant 130 saplings at South County Park in celebration of National Arbor Day. The trees were donated by the law firm of Gebhardt & Kiefer, celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. The Shade Tree Commission will be planting 300 trees in 2014.
  • A Click In Time Photo Contest A Click In Time Photo Contest For Kids. An Event Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission in Honor of the Hunterdon County Tricentennial.
  • The First 300 Years... The First 300 Years... of Hunterdon County, 1714-2014. Published by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission for the Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee. This new paperback has chapters from agriculture, to transportation; government to parks. It an important part of your Tricentennial memorabilia as well as Hunterdon book collection! $10 Each.
  • Happy 80th John Kuhl Happy 80th John Kuhl The 300th celebrated author and County Historian John Kuhl's 80th birthday with a surprise cake (courtesy of our friends at Shop Rite) following his Walking Tour of Three Bridges. The cake shows John's now famous photograph in Civil War uniform (a northerner of course!) taken by Walter Choroszewski in his beautiful book "Hunterdon In My Heart."
  • Hunterdon in my Heart Photographic Essay Celebrating Hunterdon at the Tricentennial by Walter Choroszewski Hunterdon in my Heart
  • Celebrate Our 300th Celebrate Our 300th and Join the Hunterdon County Historical Society. Click image for additional information.
  • Limited Edition Prints of Blue Skies Artist Dan Campanelli signs his limited edition prints BLUE SKIES ; of the historic County Court House Limited Edition Prints of Blue Skies
  • Teaberry's Tea Shop Teaberry's Tea Shop located in Flemington served up an amazing assortment of treats popular during the Civil War period. The 300th will be celebrating both the holidays and the end of our special celebratory year with a special afternoon tea at Teaberry's on December 27th
  • Anne and Ridley Enslow Anne and Ridley Enslow received a standing ovation for the performance of both entertaining and often poignant Civil War period music." The Enslows will be performing Christmas music heard at the time of the Revolutionary War on December 20th.


CLICK on the MAP IMAGE BELOW for a Detailed Presentation on
How the County's Municipal Boundary Lines Have Changed Over the Years.

Hunterdon - Then and Now!!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2014: Fab Four and Fab Tour! September Tickets are Here: read more...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014: History of the Flemington Fair: read more...

Thursday, August 7, 2014: Concert and Fireworks:

Saturday, August 9, 2014: Elizabeth Gilbert:

Saturday, August 13, 2014: At the Office of the Surrogate, lecture on the Probate Process: read more...

Thursday, August 14, 2014: Beatlemania: read more..



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September Tours
North County Farm Tour and BR&W Train Tour

The North County Farm Tour on September 6th includes a bus ride, tours and lunch.
North County Farm Tour - September 6th

The Train Tour on September 13th includes live music, special tours of museum and restored train cars, lecture the History of Rail in Hunterdon (NOT the same lecture as 9/10), lunch and a special dessert.
Black River & Western Historic Rail Experience - September 13th


Thru October 1st: 300th Anniversary Photography Contest

August 27: Kingwood's Hidden Past: The Lenni-Lenape Indians
September 6: Farm Tour of Northern Hunterdon County
September 6-27: Barns of Hunterdon - A Pictorial Essay by Anne M. Freeman
September 9: Your Life in Hunterdon - March 22, 1814
September 10: Trains, Train Stations and Railroads of Hunterdon
September 13: Black River & Western Train from Flemington to Ringoes
September 16: Hunterdon's Historic Barns
September 20: Children's Historical Craft Poject - Puppetry
September 28: Col. John Reading, Sr. and the Creation of Hunterdon County
September 30: Green Living the Historic Way

Let us know if you want to be on a waiting list for an event


Now Thru September 11th: Prall House Docent Tours at the Prallsville Mills, Stockton Delaware River Mill Society
Now Thru September 21st: Exhibit - Overview of Hunterdon County: A history through Aerial Photography The Red Mill Museum Village
August 31: Riverfest Frenchtown Borough
September 1-31: Photo Exhibit- Barns of Hunterdon - by Anne Freeman
Sepember 7
: Lambertville Walking Tour - Lambertville Historical Society
September 14: Amewell Church of the Brethren and Cemetery
September 14: Historic Pottersville Walking Tour Tewksbury Township Historical Society
September 14: Scarecrow Contest - Flemington-Raritan Parks and Recreation Commission
September 20: Historic Quakertown Walking Tour
September 20: Historic menu, Tavern Tour and Lecture at Glen Gardner Inn
September 20: Glen Gardner Borough Historic Exhibit
September 27: Chief Tuccamirgen Day, Fleming Museum and Garden Association
September 27: Hisotric Milford Walking Tour and Photography Exhibit Milford Borough Historical Society
September 27: Milford Alive
September 29: Annual Design Awards and Dinner Ceremony Hunterdon County Planning Board

The Hunterdon County Tricentennial is a Federal 501C3 Not For Profit Organization: Tax returns available upon request.