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CELEBRATING
HUNTERDON COUNTY HERITAGE
The Revolutionary War in Hunterdon

OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS

October 8: The Lowery's Town & Country:  A Talk and Graveyard Tour in the Country (VIEW EVENT PHOTOS)
October 16: The Lowery’s Town & Country:  A British High Tea in Town
October 23: In their own words: The Hunterdon Militia in the Revolutionary War

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

October 1: Vought House - "Confiscation" Auction of Antiques and Olde Household Goods
October 1: Lindbergh Family Part 1 with with East Amwell Township Historical Society President, Historian and Author Jim Davidson
October 2: Open House at Readington's 1826 Cold Brook School
October 2:
Tewksbury Township Historian to hold Lecture and Walking Tour of Pottersville
October 8: Readington Museums Barn Dance
October 9: Victorian Mouring Traditions and Customs, Union Forge Heritage Association
October 13: Lindbergh Family Part 2 with with East Amwell Township Historical Society President, Historian and Author Jim Davidson
October 14: The Dark Side of the Sourlands at Hill Billy Hall with the East Amwell Township Historical Society
October 15: Hunterdon Historical Society Book Sale
October 16: Victorian Mouring Traditions and Customs, Union Forge Heritage Association
October 16: Flemington During the Lindbergh Trial at the Dvoor Farm with East Amwell Township Historical Society President, Historian and Author Jim Davidson
October 22: Historic Flemington Walking Tour and Discussion
October 22:
Ringoes Walking Tour with Dave Harding, Author and East Amwell Township Historical Society Member
October 22: Tewksbury Township Historical Society Tag Sale
October 23: A Historic Bus Tour of East Amwell Township
October 27: Hunterdon Historical Society - Information Session on State and National Register sites in Hunterdon County

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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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HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
“CONFISCATION”AUCTION

of Antiques and Olde Household Goods
Free Entrance
1759 Vought House
34 Grayrock Road, Annandale
Preview 9:30am
Aucition 10:30
download flyer or visit the 1759 Vought House Website

LINDBERGH FAMILY PART 1 WITH HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR JIM DAVDISON
East Amwell Township Historical Society President Jim Davidson will discuss Lindbergh's flight, his early years, meeting and marring Anne Morrow, building Highfields and the kidnapping through to finding the baby.
7pm at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 West Broad Street, Hopewll, NJ 08525
For more informaton and to register visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society's Website

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OPEN HOUSE AT READINGTON'S 1826 COLD BROOK SCHOOL
The Readington Museums’ Cold Brook School, originally built in 1826, will be open on Sunday, October 2, 2016 and will offer visitors the chance to see what it was like to attend school in the early 19th century. The one room school house is a period correct reconstruction built over the original foundations. The original burned down sometime in the late 20th century. The schoolhouse is only opened once a year when the Museums’ provide a handson school day for all 4th graders attending Readington Township schools. Now, everyone will have the same chance to spend a fun filled afternoon at the school house. Visitors will have a chance to see if they are Abecedarians, try their hand at orthography using a quill pen and ink, solve mathematical problems, and learn some New Jersey history. During recess, visitors can try their hand at playing a variety of 19th century games, including rolling hoops, in the meadow. Apple cider and bread with apple butter will be served. The program will run continually from 1:00-4:00 p.m. with different activities happening at different times. Due to the small size of the school house, groups of four or more are asked to call for a reservation. GPS address is 190 Potterstown Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833
For more information visit the Readington Museums Website

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP HISTORIAN TO HOLD
LECTURE & WALKING TOUR OF POTTERSVILLE
1 PM

Tewksbury Township Historian Shaun C. Van Doren will hold a lecture on the history of the village of Pottersville, followed by a guided walking tour on Sunday, October 2, 2016, beginning at 1 pm.    The tour will be cancelled in the event of rain however the lecture will still be held.  The lecture and parking for the tour will be at the Pottersville Fire House, Hacklebarney Road, Pottersville.  Advance registration is required for the walking tour.  To register please call (908) 832-6734 or email Tewksbury Township Historical Society and provide your name, phone or email and number in your party.  The cost per person is a $ 5 donation with all proceeds going to the Tewksbury Historical Society.  Refreshments will be served.
Come spend an afternoon in the village of Pottersville.  First enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Black River Deli, then listen to an informative lecture on how Pottersville was founded, what life was like over 100 years ago, what businesses were thriving and who were some of the people who lived there.  Pottersville is one of those unique places, which straddle three counties and four municipalities.  Then take a walk on Fairmount Road West, Black River Road, Pottersville Road and Hacklebarney Road to see some of Pottersville’s historic sites, including Wortman’s Mill and the old Rockabye Baby Railroad station.
For more information call 908-832-6734 and leave your name and phone number or log on to the Historical Society's Website

 

 

 

   

 

   

(R) THE LOWERY'S TOWN & COUNTRY: A TALK AND GRAVEYARD TOUR IN THE COUNTRY
On Saturday, October 8th join us for the first of a two part special event Revolutionary series called THE LOWERYS TOWN & COUNTRY.   Our first part brings us to historic Kingwood Towship with a talk a tour by Kingwood Township Historian, Sal DeSapio.  We meet at 2 pm at the Old Stone Meeting House, located at the corner of Route 519 and Oak Summit Road for a talk on the history of area where, in December 1778, the Continental Army camped while moving prisoners to Virginia.  Following the talk, Sal will bring us to the historic Oak Summit School, a one room school house built in 1754, that has been preserved, and then the Oak Summit Cemetery, where the Lowrey family is buried.  This cemetery contains the remains of at least four Civil War Veterans and five veterans of the American Revolution.  When we return to the Church, we will enjoy special 18th century style treats made by our great friends at Teaberrys Tea Room in Flemington as a preview to our second half of the series.   FREE.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  2 PM AT THE OLD STONE CHURCH, KINGWOOD, corner of Route 519 and Oak Summit Road.
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READINGTON TOWNSHIP MUSEUMS 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 8, 2016 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The dance will be held inside the eighteenth century Wade-Wyckoff Barn at the BoumanStickney Farmstead. 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.
For more information visit the Readington Museums Website

 

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VICTORIAN MOURNING TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS
During the Victorian era from 1837 to 1901, grieving families often engaged in elaborate customs to Commemorate their dearly departed. The Union Forge Heritage Association will explore these long forgotten, and often macabre, traditions and customs
with Victorian Mourning themed house tours at our historic Joseph Turner House.
Visitors will be greeted by costumed docents and invited to take a step back in time into a Victorian household in
mourning. Topics of social expectations, attire, photography,
decor and more will be explored and experienced in each decorated room.
Tours start: 2:00 / 2:30 / 3:00 / 3:30
Admission: $10/person
Reservations recommended to
guarantee admittance. Contact us via email or 908-713-1439 for tickets and info.
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TRICENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS MEETING
Public Welcome to Attend.
3 Chorister Place, Flemington
7pm - 9pm 

LINDBERGH FAMILY PART 2 WITH EAST AMWELL TONWHSIP HISTORIC SOCIETY PRESIDENT, HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR JIM DAVIDSON
Catching the kidnapper and the Flemington trial, moving to England, Charles traveling to Nazi Germany, Anne the author, America First, the book “Spirit of St. Louis”, Lindbergh the environmentalist, their deaths, families in Germany revealed. Presented by East Amwell Historian Jim Davidson.
Sourland Conservancy’s Train Station Series is a Sourland Mountain-inspired series of educational and cultural programs. Suggested donation $5.00 at the door – Advance registration is required. 7pm at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church
80 W Broad St
Hopewell, NJ
For more informaton and to register visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society's Website

DARKSIDE OF THE SOURLANDS WITH EAST AMWELL TONWHSIP HISTORIC SOCIETY PRESIDENT, HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR JIM DAVIDSON
Due to recent overflow crowds, East Amwell Historian Jim Davidson will reprise his talk on gruesome tales from the Sourland Mountains. He will reveal stories of the many missing people, bootlegging – and, yes, the MURDERS that took place on the mountain up until modern times. Jim will describe the ax murders of Richard Wyckoff and his housekeeper, the infamous Put’s Tavern, Charles Sutphin and his warning to Lindbergh not to build on the mountain because it was an evil place, finishing up with some of the strange, little know happenstance associated with the kidnapping itself.
$10 Advanced Registration
Hillbilly Hall, Route 607, East Amwell, NJ
For more informaton and to register visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society's Website

HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOOK SALE
A great assortment of old books for sale. 9am to 2pm at the Hunterdon County Historical Society Archives Building located on 67 River Road, Flemington, in Raritan Township.
Cash and Personal Checks only
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($) THE LOWREY'S TOWN & COUNTRY: A BRITISH HIGH TEA IN TOWN
Join us for this very special event for all anglophiles, foodies and historians! 
Teaberry's Tea Room sits on the very spot of the Lowry's town home in Flemington Borough.  
Ann Lowry, John's wife, was a Fleming and was raised in what is now the Fleming House Museum and Garden on Bonnell Street in Flemington. 
Often confused with Afternoon Tea, a proper British High Tea is a hearty meal at the end of the day -- not the one served on Downtown Abbey where cake and finger sandwiches are served.
Teaberry's will offer up a four course course meal of tasty delights true to the reputation of this highly rated restaurant.
Consider this meal your evening's dinner - you will NOT go away hungry!
To make the mood all the more Revolutionary, Anne and Ridley Enslow, in 18th century attire, will be on hand, moving about the rooms of the restaurant, serenading you with songs of tea and beverages stronger -- all from the Colonial Period.
Teaberry's owner, Susan Peterson will also be on hand to chat about High Tea vs. Afternoon Tea. 
Tickets are $40 per person.
Payment is required within 3 days of your ticket order. Checks or cash only payable to the Hunterdon 300th may be mailed to or dropped in our mail slot at 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822.  
This will be open seating and small groups may be seated with new friends.
No jeans please. Teaberry's Tea Room 2 Main Street, Flemington,

Limited to 50 guests.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!!

VICTORIAN MOURNING TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS
During the Victorian era from 1837 to 1901, grieving families often engaged in elaborate customs to Commemorate their dearly departed. The Union Forge Heritage Association will explore these long forgotten, and often macabre, traditions and customs
with Victorian Mourning themed house tours at our historic Joseph Turner House.
Visitors will be greeted by costumed docents and invited to take a step back in time into a Victorian household in
mourning. Topics of social expectations, attire, photography,
decor and more will be explored and
experienced in each decorated room.
Tours start: 2:00 / 2:30 / 3:00 / 3:30
Admission: $10/person
Reservations recommended to
guarantee admittance. Contact us via email or 908-713-1439 for tickets and info.

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FLEMINGTON DURING THE LINDBERG TRIAL
WITH EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP PRESIDENT, HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR JIM DAVDSON

In January of 1935 more than 10,000 people surrounded the courthouse in downtown Flemington as the dramatic Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial played out within the beautiful 1828 historic building. The curious watched the comings and goings of some of the era’s most recognized celebrities including Walter Winchell, Damon Runyon and Dorothy Kilgallen. No wonder H.L. Mencken referred to the trial as “the greatest story since the Resurrection.”
Discover what Flemington was like when “the circus came to town,” in a fascinating presenation with historian and East Amwell Historical Society President Jim Davidson at the Dvoor Farm, Flemington, NJ
in our wagon house at 11 a.m.
For more informaton and to register visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society's Website


 

   

 

   

HISTORIC FLEMINGTON WALKING TOUR and DISCUSSION -- FREE!
Main Street, Flemington has recently been named one of the eleven Most Endangerd Historic Places in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation!!
Historic Downtown Flemington is blessed with an exceptional architectural quality and variety, yet is threatened by a redevelopment plan that will demolish four large historic structures in the middle of Main Street.  Learn what the loss of the Union Hotel and the three large buildings to the Hotel's South may mean to the Hunterdon County Seat as well as the entire county and region while also imagining a vibrant Downtown Flemington and Main Street with re-purposed historic buildings thoughtfully combined with new construction that respects and is in scale with the rest of the town and that follows Flemington's approved 2015 Master Plan. Learn about the 2014 TerraNoble Plan, commissioned by the Flemington BID, that thoughtfully addresses the Borough's long term need for smart development including housing, recreation and cultural activities while celebrating Flemington's historic architecture.  Enjoy some live music and take a guided walking tour of Historic Main Street with Historic Architect Chris Pickell.  Live music begins at 10 am at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street and talk begins at 10:30 am.

TEWKSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TAG SALE
The Tewksbury Historical Society will be holding its 2nd annual fall Tag Sale on Saturday, October 22nd from 8 am to 4 pm, rain or shine, in its Oldwick Carriage House, 5 James Street in Oldwick.   Come view the newly restored exterior of the carriage house and at the same time peruse what the Society has to sell – antiques, china, records, tools, HH items and much more.  And the Society will be selling its afghans, cards, and books as well.  The Society accepts cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.

For more informaton call 908-832-6734 or send an email to the Tewskbury Township Historical Society


WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN RINGOES WITH DAVE HARDING, AUTHOR AND EAST AMWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER
The tour will cover more than 200 years of Ringoes history from the arrival of the area’s first settlers to the 1930s. Learn about the town’s rich colonial history and walk in the footsteps of the Sons of Liberty who gathered at Ringo’s Tavern to debate independence, and the Marquis de Lafayette who visited here on multiple occasions during the American Revolution. You’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. and tickets cost $10 per person. All proceeds benefit the historical society’s efforts to preserve and share East Amwell’s history. To register, please email Pauline Seramba or call 908-797-9024.
For more informaton and to register visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society's Website


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(R) In their own words: The Hunterdon Militia in the Revolutionary War
Join Sons of the American Revolution's Mike Alfano for an all new lecture based on gleaning history and genealogy from the pension files.  What do the pension records reveal about the lives of the men who fought in the Hunterdon Milita? When Mike started researching the topic, one of his original purposes was to uncover "the true story of the gathering of the boats on the Delaware in December, 1776." What does his research show about local hero Daniel Bray?  All will be revealed at this talk!
2pm
Main Branch County Library
Refreshment Available
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!!

A HISTORIC BUS TOUR OF EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP WITH JIM DAVIDSON
Sponsored by the East Amwell Historic Society
The East Amwell Historical Society is sponsoring a two hour bus tour of East Amwell Township beginning at 1 p.m.
Interesting places around the Township will be explored including Ringoes, Reaville, Wertsville and Larison’s Corner. Hear about the area’s history and some of its more famous residents, including John Ringo, Dr. Cornelius Larison, John Hart and Charles Lindbergh. East Amwell Historian Jim Davidson will narrate the fascinating stories of John Hart’s cave, Ringo’s Tavern and John Ringo’s gold, the Lindbergh Kidnapping and ghost stories of the Township.
Our bus will leave the Municipal Building parking lot at 1 p.m.
There is a $20 fee and space is limited.
Reserve your seat by emailing Pauline Seramba or calling 908-797-9024.

 

   

 

HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY - INFORMATION SESSION ON STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTER SITES IN HUNTERDON
Session will cover
FOR MUNICIPALITIES:
- Who is eligible now?
- How to begin an application
- How to move pending applications to National Register nominations
FOR REALTORS AND HOMEOWNERS:
- Impacts to ownership and sale
- Benefits to homeowners and historic sites
- Tax Incentive Program
7PM
114 Main Street,
Flemington
Call 908-782-1091 or email the Hunterdon County Historical Society to register.

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