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CELEBRATING
HUNTERDON COUNTY HERITAGE

Hunterdon at War: The home front from the French-Indian War to the War on Terrorism

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS

June 10: Hunterdon Takes Back Trenton" Bus Trip.
June 14: History of Famous Flags throughout American History - in honor of Flag Day
June 27: Music of the Civil War

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

Nothing scheduled at this time. Visit again soon for updates.

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

   

Hunterdon Takes Back Trenton" Bus Trip.  
Join us for a unique opportunity to tour Hunterdon County's original County Seat -- Trenton.  This all day bus tour will be guided by two of the best Revolutionary War story tellers around:  our own County Historian and author Stephanie Stevens and the Executive Director of the Old Barracks, Richard Patterson. 
Our deluxe coach, equipped with both a restroom and air conditioning, leaves the East Amwell Municipal Building promptly at 9:30 am (please arrive by 9:15 am) and arrives at our morning stop, the Old Barracks.  During the French and Indian War in 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed by the colony of New Jersey in direct response to petitions from local residents complaining about compulsory quartering of soldiers in their homes.  Throughout the Revolutionary War, British prisoners of war were held in the Officers' House, 4 companies of the Second New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Line were raised here, and in 1777, the Barracks became an army hospital.  At the beginning of the month of December, 1776, British and Hessian troops occupied Trenton, and briefly stayed in the Barracks prior to the Battle of Trenton.  Loyalists also arrived, seeking protection from the soldiers and were believed to be staying at the Barracks when Washington marched into Trenton on the morning of December 26th. 
Following both a guided tour and private time to view the exhibits, lunch will be provided in a private room at the Barracks.  You are free to eat outside on the picnic tables or inside.  
The bus will then bring us to the Trent House built on an estate of 300 acres around 1719 by William Trent for whom Trenton was named.  During the American Revolution, Hessian soldiers occupied the houses.  Later, the then owner of the property, Dr. William Bryant, was thrown out of the house because he was a Tory sympathizer.  It became a supply depot for Washington's army. Tours are timed, so while some of us enjoy dessert, others will enjoy guided tours of the house and vice versa.
Once back on the bus, Richard and Stephanie will guide our bus around Trenton to see the best and most important Revolutionary War sites including the site of the Battle of Trenton and the location where the original Hunterdon Courthouse stood -- notably the site where, on July 8, 1776, the first reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred in New Jersey.  We will visit historic churches, graveyards and the Quaker Meeting House while Richard and Stephanie share some great stories, banter and tales about Trenton, Hunterdon County's Revolutionary War history.  We will begin to head back to OUR Hunterdon County around 4 pm. 
$30 all inclusive day trip includes deluxe coach, two amazing tour guides, all your admissions, lunch, snacks, tip!   Once you have ordered your ticket(s) from Eventbrite (RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW!!) please send your check to confirm your reservation(s) to The Hunterdon 300th, 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ, 08822. 
Your payment MUST BE RECEIVED within 3 days of reserving your seats for the tour or your ticket(s) will be released.
WE SOLD OUT LAST YEAR IN JUST 8 DAYS, SO DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

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History of Famous Flags throughout American History - in honor of Flag Day
Ever wonder what happened to the flag raised at Ground Zero by the three firemen on 9-11 or the story behind the Flag of Liberation carried by President Franklin Roosevelt during WWII. Did Betsy Ross in fact make the first flag, and what were the circumstances that led to the writing of our national anthem, theStar Spangled Banner. Not only has the flag traveled to outer space, it has climbed the highest peaks on earth, sailed the seven seas and raised the spirits of our fighting men and women during times of war and military conflict. These and other stories connecting the flag to great moments in the American experience are explored in this PowerPoint presentation that pays tribute to some of our nation’s most famous flags and examines the events surrounding their place in history.
7pm
Main Branch of the Library
Free
Reservations Strongly Recommended - RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!!
Refreshments Follow. 


   

 

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  MUSIC OF THE CIVIL WAR
In period dress, Ridley and Anne Enslow will perform historic Civil War songs played on instruments found during the 19th century.  The Enslow's played this concert for us last in March of 2014.  It was a very emotional and moving evening of music that evoked the pain, the boredom and the patriotism of the American Civil War.  A night not to be missed!
7 pm; Main Branch of the Library.  Free. Reservations Recommended. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW
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