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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 for Abraham Lincoln

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

June 4: Red Mill Museum Village to Host Britsh Car Day
June 10: Red Mill Museum Village to HOst Popular Chost & Folklore Tour
June 30: “The Forgotten Village: Stories and Genealogy of Stanton NJ”, with Mike Alfano

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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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British Car Show at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton
Austin-Healey Sports & Touring Club of NJ will be presenting British Car Day at the Red Mill Museum Village on Sunday June 4, 2017 from 10am-3pm.  This favorite annual event will feature classic and collector British vehicles on exhibit for spectators and car enthusiasts to enjoy.  Festivities will include a picnic basket competition and awards for registered vehicles in Make and Model categories.  Regular admission for spectators; $25 registration to exhibit your vehicle.  Event is rain or shine. For more information visit the Red Mil Museum Village Website

 

 

   

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!

Red Mill Museum Village to HOst Popular Chost & Folklore Tour
Our popular Ghost & Folklore Tours are back! A job in a 19th century mill or quarry was dangerous work – sometimes accidents happened and people died. No one knows for certain, but many believe the buildings of the Red Mill Museum Village are haunted by spirits of those who labored here years ago. Many visitors, staff and volunteers have had experienced strange encounters they can’t explain. Join us for a special after-hours tour in the dark to hear the stories of the ghosts that are said to inhabit our museum. Afterwards, enjoy a private viewing of some of the more macabre objects in the museum’s collection. Not recommended for young children - parental discretion strongly suggested.
Cost is $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Space is limited, advance reservations required. Additional Tour date scheduled for August 12th with tours at both 8:00pm and 9:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Red Mill Village Museum's Website


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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, the Star 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 FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN
In period dress, Ridley and Anne Enslow will perform historic music about Abraham Lincoln, including campaign songs, Civil War tunes, and laments written on the passing of this great American president. The Enslow's will sing and play with  instruments found during the 19th century including the hammered dulcimer and violin. This will be an emotional and moving evening evoking the celebration of election and battlefield victories, tempered by the terrible losses to the nation, families and soldiers. A night not to be missed! 7 pm; Main Branch of the Library. Free. Reservations Recommended. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW
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The Forgotten Village: Stories and Genealogy of Stanton NJ, with Mike Alfano
Mike Alfano will discuss his research about the genealogy and history of the Dutch and German settlers of Stanton and Pleasant Run, as well as the history of their surnames, and their land records. In addition to this research, Alfano has found a passion in researching Hunterdon Militia in the Revolutionary War - in particular, the 4th Regiment which was comprised of Readington, Lebanon and Tewksbury. A recent discovery, from the pension papers of local soldiers, was the fact that there was a skirmish near the Readington Meeting House in Dec. of 1776.
Alfano is a retired software developer and has lived in Stanton for almost 25 years. He is the State Registrar, Sons of the Revolution State Librarian, Sons of the American Revolution Board Member, Somerset County Historical Society Volunteer, Hunterdon County Historical Society Past Board Member, New Jersey Society of Mayflower Descendants Interim President, Daniel Bray (Hunterdon) Chapter, Sons of the Revolution Vice President, and Westfield Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
Bouman-Stickney Museum 7pm to 8:30 pm.
$5
For more information visit the Readington Museums Website

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