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FEATURED EVENTS

October 15: What It's Like to be a West Jersey Proprietor in 2017
October 21:  A Hunterdon Silver Dog-Head Sword and the Civil War within the American Revolution
October 24: The Spirits of 1776:  New Jersey Ghosts Stories of the American Revolution

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

October 4: Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
October 8: 19th Century School Visit at Cold Cold Brook School
October 14-15: High Bridge Celebrates 275 Years of History of Taylor Wharton
October 21: Barn Dance at Bouman Stickney Museum

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Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
East Amwell Historical Society President Jim Davidson will discuss the life and times of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, two of the most accomplished, popular, pestered and most tragic figures of the 20th century.
This first part of a two-part talk will focus on the early life of Lindbergh and his epic flight across the Atlantic Ocean in May of 1927. The discussion will lead to the fateful night in 1932 when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped. Part 2 of the talk will be held on Oct. 4.
7pm - 8:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, West Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525
FREE
For more information visit the East Amwell Township Historical Societies website

   

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19th Century School Visit at Cold Cold Brook School
1pm to 4pm
$5.00 per person
For more information visit the Readington Museums Website

 

 

 

The French and Indian War in Hunterdon County
The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton is best known for its Colonial architecture and variety of uses during the Revolutionary War, especially when it housed both British and Hessian soldiers during the Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777. But originally the Barracks was built by the British in 1758 during the French and Indian War in direct response to petitions from residents who were tired of having to host soldiers in their homes. At the time it was built, it was the second largest public building in New Jersey.
Richard Patterson, the Executive Director of the Old Barracks, will detail the history of early Trenton, Hunterdon County, where residents were required to quarter soldiers during the French and Indian War and Britain's response
Headquarters Library
7pm
Refreshments Follow

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

   

High Bridge Celebrates 275 Years of History of Taylor Wharton
High Bridge will celebrate the 275 year long history of Taylor Wharton in a two-day Foundry Festival, complete with a parade, a street fair, historic house tours, walking tours, historic movie footage and more.   Watch for details as we get closer to the event.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to help the High Bridge Cultural and Heritage Committee events and our activities, please contact us


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What It's Like to be a West Jersey Proprietor in 2017
Join David Reading, a direct descendant of Governor John Reading (his Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson to be exact!) for a most interesting talk on the West Jersey Proprietors, the original owners of half of New Jersey, including Hunterdon County.  New Jersey was divided in 1686 (called the Keith Line after the surveyor who drew it) and West and East Jersey were created.  Each side was controlled by a trustDavid was JUST elected to the West Jersey Proprietors!  Yes, they still exist!!  He will give a little history of the early history of the Proprietors and why a council of them formed and what they did in their early history and end with what they are doing now.
2pm
FREE
Main Branch County Library, 314 State Route 12, Flemington
Refreshments follow
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High Bridge Celebrates 275 Years of History of Taylor Wharton
High Bridge will celebrate the 275 year long history of Taylor Wharton in a two-day Foundry Festival, complete with a parade, a street fair, historic house tours, walking tours, historic movie footage and more.   Watch for details as we get closer to the event.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to help the High Bridge Cultural and Heritage Committee events and our activities, please contact us


 

   

 

   

A Hunterdon Silver Dog-Head Sword and the Civil War within the American Revolution
Come hear stories of Hunterdon patriots and loyalists discovered while exploring the history of a Revolutionary War sword. Dr. Lawrence Brasher, a native of Morristown and professor at Birmingham-Southern College, will exhibit his heirloom 1775 silver-hilted dog-head sword--the rarest form of Revolutionary War sword--made in Hunterdon County. Only a handful of such swords exist. Larry's research reveals the sword's connections to Trenton silversmiths, Washington's crossing, Scotch-Irish animosities toward England, and the loyalist raid on the Jones Tavern in Lebanon Township (now Clinton). The sword story uncovers shifting patriot-loyalist commitments within local families and the civil war that divided Revolutionary Hunterdon County. This presentation will intrigue anyone who is interested in the Revolution and also anyone who has a family artifact and wonders how it relates to the history of its time. After his talk, Larry will be available to sign copies of his new book about the sword and the Revolution in Hunterdon County.
North Branch County Library
2pm
Refreshments Follow

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Barn Dance at Bouman Stickney Museum
$5.00 per person
7pm to 9:30 pm
For more information visit the Readington Museum Website

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The Spirits of 1776:  New Jersey Ghosts Stories of the American Revolution
Psychic Jane Doherty has visited many New Jersey Revolutionary War sites including Spy House in Port Monmouth, Proprietary House in Perth Amboy and others.  She will share her personal revelations and psychic connections in these places as well as tell the stories of other haunted 18th century Revolutionary War sites such as the Tennant Church in Manalapan and the Flanders Hookerman Tavern in Flanders.
A fun, educational and creepy pre-Halloween night talk as the Psychic discusses why there are hauntings in these places! 
Main Branch County Library, 314 State Route 12, Flemington
7PM
Free
Refreshments Follow
Reservations Required.

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