www.hunterdon300th.org Hunterdon County, State of NJ

CELEBRATING
HUNTERDON COUNTY HERITAGE
The Revolutionary War in Hunterdon

APRIL 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS

April 9:  18th Century Walk-in Fireplace Cooking Luncheon - 11am to 12:45pm seating - SORRY SOLD OUT
April 9: 18th Century Walk-in Fireplace Cooking Luncheon - 1:30pm to 3:30 pm Seating - SORRY SOLD OUT
April 19: Daily Life in 1776, What was 18th Century Charmin? and More Answers to Questions You Never Asked! - POSTPONED - date forthcoming.
April 26:  Hunterdon's Revolutionary War History Thru Art:  The Tercentennial Mural Panel 1
April 30:  Children's Chat and Play:  A Child's Life in the Days of George Washington and Games of the 18th Century - postponed until this coming summer - date to be announced

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

April 3: Colonial Beer Brewing at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead hosted by the Readington Museums
April 16 & 17: Clawson House Update and Open House Planned presented by the East Amwell Township Historical Society.
April 17: Taste of the Past’ with an Open Hearth Cooking Class Offered by The Readington Museums
April 23: Washington’s Second in Command, Major General Charles Lee
April 28: Friends of the Red Mill - Spring Luncheon "Meet Abigail Adams as portrayed by Kim Hanley"

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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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Colonial Beer Brewing at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead
Historic Brewer, Rich Wagner, will be on hand to demonstrate Colonial Beer Brewing, at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, Mr. Wagner will show the step-by-step process of turning water and grain into beer. For hundreds of years, folks in Europe knew better than to drink the water, as everyone knew water could make you deathly ill. Instead, they brewed and drank beer, including children. So, it was a natural jump for immigrants arriving in the New World to bring their tradition of brewing and drinking beer here. Much of the beer was brewed at home, until breweries could be established in larger towns and cities. Today, there is a resurgence in interest in home brewing. Though today you will find exotic flavors or seasonal brews, the basic method of beer production has not change. Contact the Readington Museums at: 908-236-2327 or via email for additional information


 

 

   

 

   

($) 18th Century Walk-in Fireplace Cooking Luncheon
After our popular Tavern Tour series of 2014, join us for the "real deal" -- an authentic meal cooked in an authentic 18th century walk-in fireplace and in which guests get to eat in an authentic 1758 cellar kitchen.  Hearth Chef Margaret Quinn will cook the feast right before your eyes and provide a lesson on early American cooking.  Headquarters Farm owner Roger Byrom will provide a discussion about the history and restoration of his beautiful home.  As we lunch, colonial entertainment will be provided by Anne and Ridley Enslow.
Chef Quinn's menu includes "stewed beef and root vegetables", with home made bread and olie-koeckens (small fried donuts) as a sweet ending.
Two seatings (11 am to 12:45 pm; and 1:30 to 3:30) limited to 30 guests per serving. 
Reservations Required. Headquarters Farm, 51 Sandbrook Headquarters Road, Stockton, (Delaware Township), NJ 08559. Snow/Bad Weather Date:  Saturday, April 16
$30 per person
Checks should be made payable to Hunterdon 300th
mail to:
3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822 or cash and checks can be dropped through the mail slot at the door. Fee payable upon making reservations.

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

   

Clawson House Update and Open House Planned
Work at the Clawson House is on hold for the winter. The Township and Historical Society are hoping to raise $150,000 this year to put on a new front porch, finish the rear of the building with an addition and new entrance, and repair the flooring on the first floor.  Work is anticipated to start in the summer. In the fall of 2015 we completed Phase II which was rebuilding and securing the basement. The house again will be open to the public to see the progress we have made on Saturday and Sunday, April 16th and 17th.  More information is forthcoming.
Contact the East Amwell Township Historical Committee

 

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Clawson House Update and Open House Planned
Work at the Clawson House is on hold for the winter. The Township and Historical Society are hoping to raise $150,000 this year to put on a new front porch, finish the rear of the building with an addition and new entrance, and repair the flooring on the first floor.  Work is anticipated to start in the summer. In the fall of 2015 we completed Phase II which was rebuilding and securing the basement. The house again will be open to the public to see the progress we have made on Saturday and Sunday, April 16th and 17th.  More information is forthcoming.
Contact the East Amwell Township Historical Committee

Taste of the Past’ with an Open Hearth Cooking Class
Offered by The Readington Museums

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open Hearth Cook, Connie Unangst, who has been involved in the Domestic Arts of the Colonial Era for twenty-five years, will be instructing the class. Participants will learn to cook a basic 18th century meal using the original open hearth at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. During the class, instruction will be given on basic open hearth technique, including fire safety, translating recipes, proper fire maintenance and cooking skills. After preparing a variety of foods, participants will have a chance to sample all the dishes prepared during the class. There is a forty-five dollar donation to take the class. Class is limited to six participants, and advanced registration is required. Contact the Readington Museums at: 908-236-2327 or via email for additional information


 

Sorry this event is postponed - date forthcoming

(R) DAILY LIFE IN 1776. WHAT WAS 18TH CENTURY CHARMIN? AND MORE ANSWERS YOU NEVER ASKED!
After launching her own Colonial Sutlery that follows the Colonial military encampments on the East Coast in season since 2007, our speaker, Lady Ellen, has become quite an expert on how life was really lived in 1776.  Lady Ellen appears in her own, hand made fine wear, and embodies the phrase "living history."  She will answer all the questions you were afraid to ask or haven't even thought of.  
Main Branch of the County Library
7 pm
Refreshments follow.
Free. Reservations required.
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WASHINGTON'S SECOND IN COMMAND, MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES LEE - Charles Lee: Patriot, Scapegoat or Traiter by Dominick Mazzagetti
Dominick Mazzagetti presents an engaging account of the life of Charles Lee, the forgotten man of the American Revolution. History has not been kind to Lee – for good reason. In this compelling biography, Mazzagetti compares Lee's life and attributes to those of George Washington and offers significant observations omitted from previous Lee biographies, including extensive correspondence with British officers in 1777 that reflects Lee's abandonment of the Patriots' cause.
Lee, a British officer, a veteran of the French and Indian War, and a critic of King George III, arrived in New York City in 1773 with an ego that knew no bounds and tolerated no rivals. A highly visible and newsworthy personality, he quickly took up the American cause and encouraged rebellion.
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$5 donation requested
11:00am
Clinton Township Middle School
Sponsored by the Vought House

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  (R) HUNTERDON'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORY THRU ART: THE TERECENTENIAL MURAL PANEL 1
Join Hunterdon County Historian Stephanie Stevens for an in-depth look at some of Hunterdon's most important icons and persons from the American Revolution as we look at Panel 1 of the mural tryptich painted by local artist Paul Jennis and commissioned by the Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee and Hunterdon Culture & Heritage Commission in celebration of Hunterdon's 300th anniversary in 2014.  Images that Ms. Stevens will discuss include Daniel Bray, John Hart, Daniel Morgan, the Trenton Barracks and the Battle of Trenton, the Flintlock musket and pistol, and much more.
7 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
Meet in the meeting room; we will view the mural at the Circulation Desk
Refreshments follow.
Free. Reservations required.
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($) MEET ABIGAIL ADAMS as Portrayed by Kim Hanley
Hosted by the Friends of the Red Mill

Abigail Smith Adams was an educated upper class woman whose well-articulated opinions on government, politics and life in general were sought by at least two American presidents: her husband President John Adams, and her son President John Quincy Adams.
She is probably best remembered for her letter asking her husband to “remember the ladies” when enacting new laws. She asked him to limit the power of husbands over their wives by asking husbands to become friends of their wives to protect them, rather than empowering husbands to act as masters over their wives, and thereby continuing to abuse them.
Kim Hanley began interpreting Abigail with American Historical Theater in 1997. She has appeared at the White House Visitors Center, National Archives, National Portrait Gallery, and many institutions.
Cost is $55 per person by April 14th.
Send a check to "Friends of the Red Mill" at: https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifThe Red Mill, 56 Main Street, Clinton New Jersey 08809.  For information call Marie 908-735-4101 ext. 100 or visit the Friends of the Red Mill Website
  THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
(R) CHILDREN'S CHAT AND PLAY: A CHILD'S LIFE IN THE DAYS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND GAMES OF THE 18TH CENTURY

Karen Larsen, the Executive Director of the Samuel Fleming Museum, will travel back with your children to the 1700s where they will learn about what children did in the Colonies WHEN they had time to play.  Attendees will have the opportunity to play with the kinds of toys and games that were commonly used
300 years ago.
Main Branch of the County Library
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Limited to 20 children ages 6 to 11
Healthy snacks available.
Free.  Registration required for children only.  Parents are welcomed to attend and do not have to register.

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