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Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS

April 5th:  America's Past Time in Hunterdon; The Tri-County Baseball League (This event has been rescheduled for September 12th)
April 25:
The Uniforms of the Civil War

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

April 1st: How to Research the History of Your Old House - Hunterdon Historical Society with Marfy Goodspeed
April 2nd:
Readington Museums Present Rug Hooking
April 21st: The Census that takes you back to the 1870s in East Amwell Township
April 22nd: History of Growth in Raritan Township

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RED = Tour LIME = Headquarters Open BURGUNDY = Committee Meetings TEAL = Childrens' Programs
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How to Research the History of Your Old House
The Hunterdon County Historical Society announces an afternoon workshop in cooperation with Hunterdon County history blogger, researcher and house history expert Marfy Goodspeed on Saturday, April 1 from 11:00- 12:30 pm.   The workshop will be held at the Society’s headquarters and library located at 114 Main Street in Flemington.
Marfy Goodspeed is known for her Goodspeed Histories, a New Jersey history and genealogy website and for her business, Goodspeed House Histories.  A resident of Hunterdon County since 1976, Marfy has been exploring and sharing the County’s history for decades. The session will cover how to begin the research of your home with the resources that are available at the Society’s library in addition to other regional repositories. Marfy will take the participants on a step- by- step approach to uncovering the history of an individual’s property through general histories, deeds, wills, newspaper articles and much more!
The workshop is free for members of the Historical Society with a $5.00 program fee for non- members. Registration is required as space is limited.  Participants may register by calling or e-mailing the Hunterdon County Historical Society, visit their website.
908-782-1091.


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Readington Museums Present Rug Hooking
Lucy Walsh will demonstrate the basic technique of pulling wool strips through a Monk’s cloth backing, draped over a frame. Walsh will have sample rugs and hooking materials on display. Guests will be invited to try their hand at hooking, as well as learn the history and the inspirations for designing rugs. Walsh is a fiber artist living in Clinton, New Jersey, and has been creating hand-crafted hooked rugs in the traditional style since 1990. She says, “My rugs are all original designs, and are born from a spark somewhere in my head or heart. A central theme and vision establish a design concept, recalling a time, place, person or emotion unique to that experience. The goal is to capture a subject that has a special meaning to me, and which is aesthetically pleasing to others. Before long a story emerges in wool.” Recent collections include ‘story rugs’ which tell tales of real-life or imaginary events. The recently completed, “Orphan Train”, was displayed at the reunion of Orphan Train descendants in Little Falls, MN. Lucy’s rugs have been featured on websites, fairs and rug hooking publications. “Spirit Bear” was selected to be included in the 2012 Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebrations® book recognizing nationally known fiber artists.
Bouman-Stickney Farmstead
114 Dreahook Road, Lebanon NJ 08833. This program runs continuously from 1 to 4 pm. Donations welcomed.
For more information visit the Readington Museums Website or call 908-236-2327


 

 

   

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

   

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THE CENSUS THAT TAKES YOU BACK TO THE 1870s IN EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP
Who were the movers and shakers of East Amwell nearly 150 years ago? What were families like here and what did they do to put food on their tables?
Find out at Township Hall on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. when East Amwell Historical Society member John Allen shares the findings of his research using the 1870 Federal Census alongside the 1873 Beers map to create a fascinating snapshot of the township in the late 19th century.
“The Census enumerated 1,802 souls, a total Township population that wasn’t surpassed until 1960!” Allen said.  
Allen will discuss why this happened, highlighting the risky lives led by many of our predecessors. With 42% of the heads of households in town listing “Farmer” as their occupation, and an additional 21% identifying themselves as “farm laborers,” East Amwell was clearly a rural, agricultural community.
Both familiar and unfamiliar names — wealthy individuals and not — are briefly discussed and the positive state of preservation in the Township is highlighted. 
Allen earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s from Rutgers University, both in geology. After 34 years as a petroleum geologist, and living on three continents, he retired in 2013. Allen also serves on the board of trustees of the Hunterdon County Historical Society and is a member of East Amwell’s Historic Preservation Committee.
No reservations are necessary; cost is $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Society’s work to restore the Clawson House.
Visit the East Amwell Township Historical Society for additional information

HISTORY OF GROWTH IN RARITAN TOWNSHIP
Raritan Townships Local Historian Committee Presents the Elder Statesmen of Raritan Township: Henry Kuhl, Don Shuman and Richard Stothoff
9am to 11am
Raritan Township Municipal Building
908-797-3291
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The Uniforms of the Civil War
John Kuhl, author of Hunterdon County in The Civil War, is back as a subject matter expert on the Civil War.  The Home Front and front lines of the Civil War were right here.  John will detail the various uniforms of the Civil War in this fascinating talk and fashion show. 
Free
Reservations Strongly Recommended
Refreshments Follow. 
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