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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

September 12: The Effect of the American Civil War on an Agricultural Community
September 16: Awossagame Grove: Hunterdon County and 911
10:00 am tour | 12 noon tour | 2:00 pm tour
September 23: Cemetery Seminar with the Hunterdon Historical Society
September 26:
Civil War Weapons and Armaments

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

September 10: Pickling Demo with Susan Plaisted at Bouman-Stickly Museum
September 10: Lambertville Historical Society "The Early Days of Base Ball in Lambertville by Scott Hengst
September 10: Solitude House - Open
September 13: Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
September 29: Tewksbury Juried Art Exhibition Preview and Reception
September 30 - October 7:
Tewksbury Juried Art Exhibition

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

   

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Pickling Demo with Susan Plaisted at Bouman-Stickly Museum
Bouman Stickly Musuem
1pm to 4pm
$5.00 per person
For more information visit the Readington Museums Website

Lambertville Historical Society "The Early Days of Base Ball in Lambertville by Scott Hengst
Scott “Snuffy” Hengst, a professional researcher, amateur genealogist, and 19th century base ball enthusiast will speak about the origins and early matches of base ball in Lambertville and vicinity.  Hengst lives in Lambertville and spent nearly seven years working at Major League Baseball.  He’s been an active ballist for the Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club since 2010.
1pm
Pittore Justice Center
25 S. Union Street, Lambertville
For more information visit the Lambertville Historical Society's Website

Solitude House Open
Solitude House, the Taylor mansion next to Lake Solitude in High Bridge, will be open Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 1 pm to 4 pm.  This impressive building, dating back to the early 1700s, was expanded and remodeled several times over the years as the needs of its owners changed, bringing it to the impressive Victorian house we see today.   Tours of the second and third floor, where many evidences of these changes can be seen, will be available.
Solitude House was the home of the Taylor family who, for five generations, developed and ran the Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company, which High Bridge was built around.  Exhibits are on High Bridge and the wide range of products produced by this local company over the years, which were shipped to over eighty countries around the world.
Taylor-Wharton produced dredge buckets used to dig the Panama Canal, to mine gold in the West and to mine tin in Southeast Asia.  They made railroad track and pioneered the use of manganese steel for railroad switches called “frogs”.  Seamless high pressure cylinders for industry, the military and the medical field were another important product.    In times of war, the company made items for the military, including shells, tank treads, and doughboy hats.  More recent Taylor-Wharton products include cryogenic tanks for industrial and medical uses and even tanks for beverage carbonization!

 

 

The Effect of the American Civil War on an Agricultural Community
While the Civil War ended in 1865, it affected the country for many decades to follow. This presentation by John Allen demonstrates this, focusing on East Amwell Township,  a typical farming community in the County. It draws examples and conclusions from many available sources, including the 1870 Federal Census, the 1890 Federal Veterans Census, and John Kuhl’s very thorough book “Hunterdon County in the Civil War".
Route 12 County Library, Flemington
7pm
Refreshments

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America's Past Time in Hunterdon;  The Hunterdon Tri-County League
MOVED TO NOVEMBER 14TH

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

 

   

AWOSSAGAME GROVE: HUNTERDON COUNTY AND 9/11
September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten, but few in Hunterdon County are aware of Awossagame Grove and its connection to that terrible day.  This grove is dedicated to the residents of Hunterdon County who were lost on September 11th, 2001. “Awossagame” is the Lenape word that means “heaven” or “a sacred place.” Twenty trees were planted in the grove shortly after the tragedy, but at the time the number of victims had not been confirmed. Later, sixteen of the trees were dedicated, one for each county resident lost. A stone monument reads “To plant a tree is to trust in the future.” Five Arrowwood Viburnum bushes planted in the grove represented the five points of the Pentagon. Four benches along the riverbank symbolize the four planes that were lost that tragic day.
As the United States' War on Terror enters its 17th year, join former Freeholder Marcia Karrow for a walk into the grove to learn about the symbolism and history of the grove as we remember the horrific event of terrorism on American soil and Hunterdon County's outreach to our victims' families.
Saturday, September 16, 10 am, noon, and 2 pm guided tours.
47 KICENIUK ROAD, ANNANDALE, NJ 08801
Awossame Grove is part of the Sunnyside Picnic Area.  Please note that to get to the grove, you will have to walk approximately 2/10 of a mile and that there are no restroom facilities are available. 

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10:00 am Tour

12 noon Tour

2:00 pm Tour

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Cemetery Cemener:  The Evolving Burial Practices for Our Mortally Wounded
Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Historical Society and the 300th Committee, this year’s seminar and meet and greet, “Hunterdon County at War:  The Home Front” will explore the question fo how our fallen heroes were honored or neglected, handled or mishandled from the Revolutionary War to World War I. 
Morning lecturers include local historians Charles Fisher, John Kuhl, John Allen and Brian Armstrong.  Lunch provide by Jersey Mike’s will follow.
Afternoon activities include:
· Veteran Cemetery Tour led by the HCHS Cemetery Committee
· Civil War Letters Revealed (shared by Ray Simonds and Leslie Leith)
·  WWI Commemoration: the 100th year anniversary of US involvement.
10:30 am to 2 pm.
Flemington Presbyterian Church, 10 East Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822. 
Register by mail:
Mail checks made payable to HCHS Cemetery Committee to HCHS Cemetery Committee, 114 Main St, Flemington NJ 08822.

$10 Registration fee; includes lunch.

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  Civil War Weapons and Armaments
Civil War expert John Kuhl is back.  This time he will be displaying and discussing Civil War weapon and armaments.  More details to follow.
7 pm
Main Branch of the Library

Free
Reservations Strongly Recommended
Refreshments Follow. 

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26th Tewksbury Art Exhibtion Preview & Reception
6pm to 9pm
$25 in advance
$30 at the door
Visit Tewksbury Historical Society Website for additional information

26th Tewksbury Art Exhibition
September 30th to October 7th
Zion Lutheran Christian Education Building
18 Miller Avenue, Oldwick, NJ
$3 per person
Visit Tewksbury Historical Society Website for additional information and Exhibit Hours

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