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CELEBRATING
HUNTERDON COUNTY
HERITAGE

300+ YEARS OF HISTORY

OCTOBER 2015 EVENTS CALENDAR

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS:

October 3rd: 250 Years of Farmsteading in Hunerdon County - sorry the event has been cancelled
October 6th:
The Importance of 4-H in Hunterdon - sorry the event has been cancelled
October 17th
: Hunterdon Barn Tour

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS:

October 2nd: The Charles Lindbergh Series - Presented by Historian and Author, East Amwell Township Historical Society President Jim Davidson
October 4th: Lacemaking Demonstration - Readington Museums
October 11th: Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market and Tours
October 17th: Barn Dance - Readington Museums
October 17th:
Hunterdon Historical Society Annual Rare Book Sale
October 18th:
Lambertville Historical Society 2015 Autumn House Tour
October 11th: Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market Artisan's Sunday
October 24th:
1759 Vought House Auction
October 24th: Clawson House - Open House
October 25th: Clawson House - Open House

LEGEND:
ORANGE = Lectures PURPLE = Special Event BLUE = Performances GREEN = Reenactment  PINK = Municipal Event
RED = Tour LIME = Headquarters Open BURGUNDY = Committee Meetings TEAL = Childrens' Programs
$ = Cost for Event T = Ticket Required R = Reservation Required (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIC - SPECIFIC DETAILS WILL BE POSTED FOR EACH EVENT)
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 

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THE CHARLES LINDBERGH SERIES - 12 Theories of Who Kidnapped the Lindbergh Baby
Presented by Historian, Author and East Amwell Township Historical Society President Jim Davidson
For Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping enthusiasts, East Amwell Historical Society President and Lindbergh author Jim Davidson will be presenting his fascinating “12 Theories of Who Kidnapped the Lindbergh Baby”. The Sourland Conservancy is sponsoring this riveting program.
Hopewell Train Station, Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ
Doors open at 6:40. There is limited seating. The suggested donation is $5.00.
Email Mr. Davidson for additional information

SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS
250 YEARS OF FARMSTEADING IN HUNTERDON COUNTY.

Join us for a private tour of the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum which is housed in the restored three story bank barn.  Livestock were kept on the lower level, crops above.  Today, some of the exhibits arranged in the barn cover the tools and equipment used by the farmer to raise and harvest the crops that provided fodder for livestock and commodities to sell.  Other displays cover the domestic chores of the farmer's wife in the preparation and preservation of food and the making of clothing.  Early examples of now common implements and appliances give you a sense of passing time.
2 to 5pm
Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville.

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LACEMAKING DEMONSTRATION
With roots dating as far back as the late 15th century, the technique of taking a bunch of strings, whether they are linen, silk, spun gold and silver, or cotton, and turning them into exquisite pieces of handmade lace is becoming a lost art form. There are artisans today who are helping to keep this time consuming and beautiful art form alive. On Sunday, October 4, 2015 Mary Roth-Davies from the Cranberry Lacers Guild of Franklin Township will demonstrate the craft between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the Readington Museums. Mary says about the craft, “Bobbin lacemaking is considered a slow art but one that I find rewarding and challenging. “ The program is located at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. The program is family friendly and free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Groups of six or more please call 908-236-2327 for a reservation. see our newsletter

 

SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
(R) THE IMPORTANCE OF 4-H IN HUNTERDON

In celebration of National 4-H week (October 4th thru 10th), join us for an informative talk about what 4-H is and its importance of 4-H to Hunterdon County. 4-H is a product of our agrarian society that has continuously been modified in order to be relevant and an attractive organization for today's youth who are raised in a technological society.  4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the United States.  In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H's life-changing programs are research-backed and made available through 4-H clubs, camps, after-school and school enrichment programs in every county & parish in America.   These programs include citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering and technology.  4-H is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System and the USDA.  Louisa Cole, Ruth Crommelin, Betty Jane Hunt, and Susan Miller, who are all current 4-H leaders and alumni of the Hunterdon 4-H program, will discuss Hunterdon’s past and current 4-H experiences and opportunities.
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Main Branch County Library, 314 State Route 12, Flemington
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

TRICENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS MEETING - MEETHING CHANGED TO THE 14TH
Public Welcome to Attend.
3 Chorister Place, Flemington
7pm - 9pm

   

 

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HUNTERDON LAND TRUST FARMERS MARKET AND TOURS
Explore the history of the Dvoor Farm and learn more about Hunterdon County's agricultural heritage while picking up delicious local produce, meat, cheese and more at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market.
The Land Trust will offer tours of its barns and wagon shed during the market. It will also conduct tours discussing the archaeological work conducted recently on the Dvoor Farm. Professional Historic Planner Dennis Bertland will lead two archaeological tours, starting behind the Dvoor Farm house, at 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. Barn tours will be led by Chris Pickell, a Flemington-based architect, and will run concurrently at 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. starting at the HLT Farmers' Market booth.
Adam Wengryn, owner of Restoration Technologies, will join Bertland and Pickell to offer guests a tour of the wagon shed at 11:15 a.m. These tours will begin at the wagon shed. Tours are free and advanced registration is not required.
The market features about 20 local farmers and vendors offering vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, bread and more. Michael Long will perform live.
The market is located at the Dvoor Farm house, 111 Mine St., Raritan Township and is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 908-237-4582, visit their Web Site or email the Hunterdon Land Trust

   

TRICENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS MEETING -
Public Welcome to Attend.
3 Chorister Place, Flemington
7pm - 9pm

   

($ - R) BARN TOUR
Join our deluxe coach bus as we ride passed the rural scenery of Hunterdon County with some of Hunterdon's best barns as our destination.  Our guides, Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture Executive Board Member, George Conard, and President of the Heritage Conservancy, Jeff Marshall, will share their expertise on the history of many of the county's farms and the amazing architecture of Dutch, English and German barns found throughout Hunterdon.  Lunch is included in what will be an informative and fun filled Autumn Day.
The bus leaves from Raritan Township Municipal Building. 1 Municipal Drive, Flemington at 9am SHARP and returns at approximately 4pm.
This event is limited to 50 people.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by visiting our website  or calling (908) 788-2030.  There is a $15 fee that includes the bus, tours, lunch and snacks.   
IF YOU REQUIRE A VEGETARIAN LUNCH, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
ONLY 50 SEATS AVAILABLE! 
$15 PER PERSON -- MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS OF YOUR RESERVATION!!  
Checks payable and mailed to The Hunterdon 300TH, 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822. You can also drop checks/cash payments off through our mailslot at the Choir School. Please mark event in your check's memo line.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

BARN DANCE
Put on your dancing shoes for a night of family fun as the Readington Museums hosts its bi-annual Barn Dance on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The dance will be held inside the eighteenth century Wade-Wyckoff Barn at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of Readington Township. This family friendly event is a wonderful way to have fun with the entire family. No experience is necessary. Caller Betsy Gotta will give easy to follow instructions before each dance so even a beginner will be able to dance the night away. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per adult and $2.00 per child. Groups of six or more please call for a reservation, 908-236-2327 - see our newsletter

HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL RARE BOOK SALE
The Hunterdon Historical Society  is gearing up for the annual unique and rare book sale fundraising event.  This year’s sale is remarkable with a number of exciting finds of books and pamphlets. Sale items are duplicates from the Society’s collections and library, along with gifts to the Society earmarked for the annual sale. This year’s sale includes some original editions and several rare books such as: Pamphlets from the Office of Indian Affairs, 1927; A Treatise of Bridge Architecture, 1811; Fitz Randolph Traditions, A Story of 1,000 Years, 1907; the story of a Mayflower family reported in excellent condition.  Also included in the sale are many genealogies, several rare slave biographies, travel pamphlets including one from 1824 to Niagara Falls; advertising cards, regional postcards, school books, almanacs, including Kate Greenway’s 1888 almanac and song books.  There will also be tours of the facility.
9 am to 2 pm
Archive Building, 67 River Road, Flemington (Raritan Township).  
For more information about the Society and the annual book sale, visit the website: Hunterdonhistory.org or call the Society @ 908-782-1091.
Cash and personal checks only are accepted at the sale.

 

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LAMBERTVILLE AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR 2015
The 33rd Annual Lambertville Autumn House Tour features beautiful homes and historic sites within walking distance of each other in the city of Lambertville. PREVIEW THE HOMES HERE... 11am to 5pm
Free Shuttle Parking available at the Lambertville New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, Route 29 North, 72 Alexander Avenue, Lambertville.
Tickets:
$20 in advance
$25 day of tour (cash or checks only)
$20 for Lambertville Historical Society Members
For ticketing information visit the Lambertville Historical Society's Website

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST FAMERS MARKET
Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market, Sunday, July 5, featuring about 20 local farmers and vendors offering vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, bread and more. This weekend, the market celebrates Artisans’ Sunday and welcomes John Wear Pottery; Mustache Jack, woodworker; and Whimsey Eco Chick, repurposed feed bags. Market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm house, 111 Mine St., Raritan Township. For more information, call 908-237-4582, visit their Web Site or email the Hunterdon Land Trust

 

   

 

   

1759 VOUTH HOUSE AUCTION
The event is inspired by a real auction in 1778 when victorious American Patriots confiscated the goods sand property of the defeated Vought family, who had remained loyal to the British king during the Revolution.  the auction will start at 9:30 am (previews) and 10:30 am (auction) at the 1759 Vought House, 34 Grayrock road Annandale (next to the Clinton Township Middle School).  Auctioneer Michael J. Stasak, Jr., owner of Antiques and Auction Service in Carpentersville, NJ, will preside.  Special items are already on the auction list which can be viewed at www.stasakauctions.com.  All proceeds benefit the 1759 Vought House.  For further information see their website at www.1759VoughtHouse.org

CLAWSON HOUSE: OPEN HOUSE!
The Historical Society is sponsoring a two day Open House at the Historic Clawson House. The Clawson House was built circa 1800 (at least) and at one time was the architectural center piece of Ringoes. Acquired by the Township in the year 2000 – when the Township purchased the Clawson Farm for a park – it has sat boarded up ever since. With grants from the County and funding provided by the Township, work has begun to restore the property. Full restoration is expected to take several years and this will be the first opportunity for the public to see the house in its “rough” state. Enjoy the fall weather and spend a few minutes walking back into history.
12noon to 3pm.
Historic Clawson House at Clawson Park, Ringoes, NJ
Ample Parking is available and refreshements will be provided
Volunteers work at the Clawson House almost every Sunday from 10-12pm. If you are interested in being on the volunteer list, please sign up when you visit.
Email Mr. Davidson for additional information

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CLAWSON HOUSE: OPEN HOUSE!
The Historical Society is sponsoring a two day Open House at the Historic Clawson House. The Clawson House was built circa 1800 (at least) and at one time was the architectural center piece of Ringoes. Acquired by the Township in the year 2000 – when the Township purchased the Clawson Farm for a park – it has sat boarded up ever since. With grants from the County and funding provided by the Township, work has begun to restore the property. Full restoration is expected to take several years and this will be the first opportunity for the public to see the house in its “rough” state. Enjoy the fall weather and spend a few minutes walking back into history.
12noon to 3pm.
Historic Clawson House at Clawson Park, Ringoes, NJ
Ample Parking is available and refreshements will be provided
Volunteers work at the Clawson House almost every Sunday from 10-12pm. If you are interested in being on the volunteer list, please sign up when you visit.
Email Mr. Davidson for additional information

 

 

   

 

     

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