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CELEBRATING
HUNTERDON COUNTY HERITAGE

"Water, Water Everywhere!"

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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FEATURED EVENTS

November 4: Bus Tour of D&R Canal
November 10: Special Veterans Day Talk:  WWI, the Red Cross and Hunterdon County
November 18: The Town that Disappeared Overnight
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- Reserve Your Ticekts for the 3:30 Showing

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

November 4: Readington Museums 18th Century Smokehouse Demonstration at Bouman-Stickney Farmstead
November 4: CRAFTS regular meeitng with Special Guests - Open to All
November 4: Hunterdon Historical Society" For Citizens and Strangers: NJ Taverns During the Early American Period
November 10: Raritan Township Locial Historians Committee - Bus Trip to the Museum of American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA
November 11: Hunterdon Symphony Concert Honoring Composers Who Served in WWI

 

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RED = Tour LIME = Headquarters Open BURGUNDY = Committee Meetings TEAL = Childrens' Programs
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($) BUS TOUR OF D&R CANAL
Join us for a fabulous "on/off" walking tour of the D&R Canal.  We will be hopping on and off a deluxe coach bus with private comfort facility for a day walking the scenic and preserved Delaware and Raritan Canal system from Bulls Island State Park to Trenton.  Built in 1834 and dug with hand tools mostly by Irish immigrants, the canal starts in New Brunswick and ends in Trentonwhich we all know by now was once part of Hunterdon County.  The canal was the major shipping hub of West NJ commerce.  It has a fascinating set of locks that allowed boats to be raised and lowered. 
Our day starts at 9 am when we will meet at the Bulls Island State Park parking lot closest to Route 29. (Do not go over the bridge.) We will spend about an hour learning the history of the canal and walking the Bulls Island section of the Canal with our guides Bob and Linda Barth.  Linda is the president of the D&R Canal Watch and has literally spent her life on this canal.  
At 10 am we will depart in our deluxe coach and head to the beautiful and preserved Prallsville Mills where Linda and Bob will provide a tour of the grist mill and canal-related sites.  The Prallsville Mills is home of the D&R Greenway Commission.
We'll make a brief stop to see the canal aqueduct near the Holcomb-Jimison Farmstead Museum, the oldest farm in Hunterdon County.
Our next stop is in Lambertville to see the lift lock and the outlet lock.  
We'll stop for a nice lunch and head out of Lambertville and "2018 Hunterdon County"and then head to "18th Century Hunterdon County" for a stop at Washington Crossing State Park, once ours -- now Mercer County's --  to view the ferry boat reproduction of an 18th-century ferry located there.
From there we head to Trenton to view the Battle Monument and take a short walk to the confluence of the main canal and feeder in Trenton.  
Return time to Bulls Island is approximately 4 pm.  
$30 per person 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, 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.
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18TH CENTURY SMOKEHOUSE DEMONSTRATION AT THE BOUMAN-STICKNEY FARMSTEAD
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Susan McLellan Plaisted MS RD CSP LDN, will demonstrate and discuss methods and traditions for smoking pork during the 18th century. At that time, most homes had a smokehouse in their backyard, and the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead has become no exception. Thanks to Eagle Scout, Derek Scott, the farmstead is proud to showcase his recent Eagle Scout project, the smokehouse, as Plaisted demonstrates the art of smoking meat.
This program is held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead in the Stanton section of Readington, GPS address: 114 Dreahook Road Lebanon NJ 08833. Although there is no fee, donations are gladly welcome. In case of inclement weather please call the Museums to find out the status of the program.
For more information visit the Readington Museums website

CRAFTS regular meeting - open to all with special guest:  the Directors of CRAFTS are pleased to announce that renowned furniture and tool restoration expert, John Porritt, will be our presenter. John’s topic will be: “Welsh Folk Life, an appreciation of Welsh folk art as evidenced by welsh stick chairs, rare love spoons and textiles”. The talk will include a hands-on experience and discussion of various forms of these crafts, and some thoughts and conjecture about the circumstances that brought them into being. John has a love of folk culture and the influence that it provides to the design of local craft items. He has always worked in wood. From making little boats of elder wood to sail on the Hampshire streams to making bows and arrows to play in the woods. His initial formal training was at Stokecroft Arts in North London in the mid 70s. He followed this with six months carpentry training in a government skill center in Sittingbourne, Kent. The icing on the cake for him was attending Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology in 1979-80, studying fine furniture making with John Price, who trained with Edward Barnsley in the Arts & Crafts furniture tradition. Since 1980, John has been self-employed, working as a designer/maker/furniture restorer/Windsor chair collector and specialist and maker of Windsor chairs and Welsh stick chairs. John is a member of the Regional Furniture Society of Great Britain, CRAFTS of NJ, Mid West Tool Collectors Association, The Early American Industries Association, and the Austerlitz Historical Society. He has spoken at numerous tool and furniture groups. Email John Porritt for additional information
Meeting Times and Location/Directions: Tailgate sales in the parking lot begin at 12:00pm (as we always say, you may want to get there earlier than that!).  The meeting itself starts at 1:00pm and runs until 3:30pm.  It is held at the...Masonic Lodge, Ridge Road & Dennis Ave, High Bridge NJ 08829.

Hunterdon Historical Society- For Citizens and Strangers: NJ Taverns During the Early American Period
Architectural historian Dennis Bertland is the guest speaker at the Society’s fall meeting on Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. The meeting and lecture will be held at the United Methodist Church, 116 Main Street in Flemington, directly adjacent to the Historical Society Library and headquarters
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TRICENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS MEETING
Public Welcome to Attend.
3 Chorister Place, Flemington
7pm - 9pm 

   

SPECIAL VETERANS DAY TALK: WWI, THE RED CROSS AND HUNTERDON COUNTY
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and ending of the Great War in 1918, Marcia Karrow will present a talk about the recruitment of Hunterdon's World War  I's soldiers and the Red Cross movement in Hunterdon County.  Free. Reservations recommended.  Refreshments follow.
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BUS TRIP TO THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Raritan Township Local Historians Committee is hosting a trip to the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, Pa. on November 10, 2018. 
The cost for each attendee is $55/person. For Veterans. Gold Star family members, and active duty service personnel the price is $43.
The price includes the tour bus, general admission, and a private Highlights tour of the Museum.
Lunch is not included, however there is a cafe on sight, and numerous recommended restaurants are within walking distance in Old City Philadelphia.
The bus will leave the Raritan Twp. Municipal Building parking lot at 9am and return at approximately 4:30 pm.
Tickets are available at the Municipal Building's Clerk's Office and also at Raritan Township Community Day on September 29th at Lenape Park.  Contact Pete Kinsella or Kerry Rhea at 797-3291 and 806-7116 respectively.
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HUNTERDON SYMPHONY CONCERT HONORING COMPOSERS WHO SERVED IN WWI
Celebrating 100 years since Armistice Cay
3pm at the Hunterdon Central Regional High School
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors
$10 Students
Visit Hunterdon Musical Arts, Inc. Website for Ticketing information

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THE TOWN THAT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT
Join us as we bring back this Emmy Award nominated documentary about the creation of Round Valley Reservoir and the taking of some of the best agricultural land by the State of NJ.  The film's producers, David Kuznicki and Eric Althoff, along with County Historian Stephanie Stevens will be on hand to answer questions.   Main Branch of the County Library.  Reservations required.  Free with free Refreshments.  

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