www.hunterdon300th.org Hunterdon County, State of NJ

CELEBRATING
HUNTERDON COUNTY HERITAGE

"Water, Water Everywhere!"

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS

May 1: History of Shad Fishing
May 12: SPLASH BOAT Trip on the Delaware (Tentative; Rain Date, Sunday, May 19th)
May 15: Devastation on the Delaware:  The Flood of 1955

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

May 6: Readington Museums 18th Century Ice Cream/Making
May 19: Readington Museums Barn Dance

 

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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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    HISTORY OF SHAD FISHING
Join Steve Meserve, the owner of Lewis Fishery in Lambertville, for this fascinating talk on the history of shad fishing.  Steve Meserve is the grandson of Fred Lewis, who passed away in April 2004. Fred's father and Steve's great-grandfather, William, established the Lewis Fishery in 1888 which operates from Lewis Island in Lambertville, N.J. which bears the family's name. The Lewis Fishery is the only remaining N.J. commercial shad fishery on the non-tidal river.  Steve is the keeper and repository of generations of shad fishing lore and hopes to entice our audience to try their hand at shad fishing this season! 
Hunterdon County Library Main Branch. 
7 pm.
Free.
Refreshments follow. 
Reservations recommended
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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READINGTON MUSEUMS 18TH CENTURY ICE CREAM/MAKING
1pm - 4pm
For more information visit the Readington Museums website

   

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

   

($) SPLASH BOAT TRRIP ON THE DELAWARE WITH HAL TAYLOR
CELEBRATE SPRING ON THE DELAWARE! 
A GREAT GIFT FOR MOM A DAY EARLY! 
Come join us for a fun ride on the Delaware River with a special, private talk by Hal Taylor, author of the Illustrated Delaware River:  The History of a Great American River.  Our 2 hour sail leaves its dock in Lambertville at 1:30 pm and returns approximately 3:30 pm.  The trip is a great oppportunity to see wildlife including bald eagles, cormorants, blue herons and more.  The ship's engineer is happy to share "America's first great invention" -- the steam boat with you as we go along viewing the history of our region including Washington's Crossing, the homes and subjects of the New Hope Impressionists, the Bucks County Playhouse, a real shad fishery, the canals and much more. 
Hal Taylor will describe the rich and diverse heritage of the historic Delaware River Valley which was discovered by Henry Hudson over 400 years ago.  
The trip includes snacks.
Limited to 25 guests.  Please note there is a rain date of May 19th.
$25 per person includes tour, private talk and snacks.  Payment due at time of reservation.  Checks payable to the Hunterdon 300th and mailed to 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822.
Location & Directions:
The steamboat dock is located on an access road behind the Inn at Lambertville Station.
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS AND FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON DIRECTIONS AND PARKING....

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DEVASTATION ON THE DELAWARE: THE FLOOD OF 1955
The summer of 1955 brought a horrific drought to the Northeast which was followed by record-breaking rainfall from back-to-back hurricanes from August 8th thru the 22nd.  From the Delaware River’s headwaters in the Catskills and through the Poconos, excessive runoff swelled tributories, some rising thirty feet in fifteen minutes. Eventually, they all poured into the Delaware, transforming the usually placid waters into a raging, uncontrollable monster which left more than a hundred people were dead and hundreds more homeless in the Delaware River watershed. Victims’ bodies were still being recovered thirty years later—at least one was never found. Despite several more destructive floods in the first decade of this century, the deadly flood of 1955 remains the record-holder in terms of life lost, property destroyed and long term effects on the Delaware River.  Join Mary A. Shafer, author of Devastation on the Delaware, for the story of the raging Flood of '55 and the devastation it brought to our county.  Main Branch of the County Library. 
7 pm. 
Free. 
Reservations recommended. 
Refreshments follow
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!!

 

   

READINGTON MUSEUMS BARN DANCE
7pm - 9:30pm
For more information visit the Readington Museums website

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