www.hunterdon300th.org Hunterdon County, State of NJ

2019 CELEBRATING HUNTERDON'S HISTORIC
HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS


305 YEARS OF HISTORY

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Most events are FREE. Those that are not are noted below.

  • Registration is required for most of our events. Follow the links in the event descriptions below to to find out how to reserve your tickets.

  • If an event is 'sold out' or at maximum capacity, please email us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us to be placed on the waiting list. You may also give us a call at 908-788-2030 and leave a message.



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ORANGE = 300th Sponsored Events and Lectures
PURPLE = Special Events
RED = Tours
PINK = Special Partner Events
GREEN = Reenactments/Performances 
TEAL = Childrens' Programs, Workshops and Crafts

 

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STANTON STORIES
This 55-minute documentary entails 8 interviews of people that had or have lived in Stanton their entire lives.  The interviews cover a 35-year period of life in Stanton from 1915 to 1950 including stories about schooling in a one-room school house, economics, the area in general, why they stayed, famous people who lived there and more - a kinder and simpler time.  The founding and history of the hamlet is also documented by County Historian Stephanie Stevens.  This film was produced in 2008 and is a gem of preserved history.
As with any 300th movie screening, there will be appropriate, free movie refreshments!
Free.
7 pm
North Branch of the County Library
65 Halstead Street, Clinton
Reservations Required.
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WALKING TOUR OF THE TOWN OF CLINTON
Come see why Clinton was named one of America’s top 25 small towns by Architectural Digest in 2018.
Founded in 1865 on the banks of the Raritan River, Clinton's historic and charming downtown provides a unique blend of more than 80 friendly small businesses, locally owned shops, restaurants, and services, and the Hunterdon Art Museum – all surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Join Mayor Janice Kovach and members of the Clinton Historic Preservation Commission for this walking tour that includes visits to the Red Mill Historic Museum Village, Hunterdon Art Museum, the Clinton Presbyterian Church and cemetery as well as several of our unique, locally owned shops and restaurants on Main, East Main and Lower Center Streets.  This tour will focus on the past, present, and future of downtown Clinton – highlighting the history, architecture, and plans for the future.
Walk limited to 25 people. 
Free but reservations are required.
Meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only.
Rain date is Sunday, April 7th at 11 am.
11 am to 12:30 pm
Sorry Sold out. Please email us to get on our waiting list or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.

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COLONIAL TOYS AND GAMES AT THE BOUMAN-STICKNEY FARMSTEAD
1-4pm
People through the ages have enjoyed games and played with toys for recreational and educational purposes, with Bev Altrath and Arlene Soong present Colonial Toys and Games. There will be some toys on display as well as games on hand for both adults and children to play. Come roll hoops, toss rings, and play games such as skittles, draughts, graces, and more. This Open House Sunday program will be held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of the township. For GPS, use Lebanon, NJ 08833.
This is a free, family-friendly event, although donations will be gratefully accepted.
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RED MILL MUSEUM - MILITARY HERITAGE DAY
Now in its third year, this annual event commemorates America’s military history and honors our veterans.  Various period reenactors will be on hand to interact with visitors.  Displays from private collections of Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War will be on view, including military vehicles.  There will be hands-on activities for kids, too!  Don’t miss the chance to write a letter to our overseas troops, courtesy of Operation Support Our Troops America to show your appreciation to our service men and women.  Program will open at noon with a memorial service for veterans.  Admission is free for veterans, active military and their families.  For more information visit the events page the Red Mill Museum Website. or call 908-735-4101 x 100.

   

 

   

HUNTERDON SETTLEMENT PATTERN SERIES LECTURE: THE IMMIGRATION OF EUROPEAN JEWS TO HUNTERDON COUNTY
Join Hunterdon County Historian Stephanie Stevens for a talk on turn of the 19th Century Hunterdon and how a people caught up in the turmoil of Europe immigrated to America and found peace in Hunterdon County.  The story of egg farms, merchants and faith.  Stephanie will be available to sign her newest book, published by the Hunterdon 300th, following the talk.
Free.
Refreshments follow.
2 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington
Reservations recommended.
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THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF FLEMINGTON BOROUGH
Join 18th Century patriots, Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Lowery (played by Cynthia and Vann Smith), who will be visiting Flemington. The Lowerys  will entertain attendees with stories of Colonial Flemington with a focus on their early lives here as immigrants from Ireland and their relationship with the Fleming family.  The Colonel will also tell us about his time in Flemington as a merchant.  He also served as Quartermaster to George Washington during the Revolution.  His warehouse in Flemington, containing stores for the Patriots, was the object of a British raiding party from Penny Town.  This raid resulted in the skirmish with the Flemington Militia led by John Schenk at Geary’s Ridge and the death of Cornet Francis Geary who led the British Cavalry.  Esther Fleming Lowery was also active during the Revolution.  She raised large sums of money to purchase food and clothes to supply Washington’s Army.  Following the Revolution, Esther was one of the Ladies of Trenton who funded and planned the reception to welcome George Washington to New Jersey.  Both Esther and Thomas Lowery were dedicated Patriots. 
Following the talk by the Lowerys, Susan Peterson, owner of Teaberry's and a food historian, will do a brief talk on colonial sweets and treats.  Fabulous refreshments after the talk courtesy of Susan and Teaberry's. 
7 pm  
Main Branch of the County Library. 
Free.  Reservations Required.  
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HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:
"COLLECTION CARE TIPS AND TRICKS"
For organizations with archival collections in Hunterdon County

6:00 p.m.
This workshop will discuss the basics of archival care and includes demonstrations of “tips and tricks” for small institutions with limited resources to help improve the level of collections care. Held at the HCHS state-of-the-art Archive building, 67 River Road Raritan Township, and presented by manuscript curator Don Cornelius, this workshop is open to attendees from Hunterdon County repositories first. If spots are available, it will open to neighboring counties after April 12. Registration is required by phone (908-782-1091) or by emailing the Historical Society, $5.00 fee per person.
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PRALLSVILLE MILLS SPEAKERS SERIES: NJ BLACK BEARS WITH TOM SHEPPARD
6:30 pm
Black Bear have made their presence felt all across the state. Over 15 years has past since Hunterdon County was declared Black Bear country in 1999. Join Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist, to learn the basic ecology on Black Bears, how to reduce your chances a negative encounter with these animals as well as the future pressures that Black Bear in New Jersey face. This event will be Thursday, April 25th, at 6:30pm at Prallsville Mills in Stockton.
Sheppard has been with the County for almost 20 years where he is the Chief Park Naturalist. Along with all his duties, he is an avid birder and has and is birding around the country. He just sat his 709th species in the country over the Christmas holiday in Maine. His family also dates back to the earliest days of the County and offers some history programs with the county. To learn more about those programs and others program by Tom and his colleagues visit the County Park Website
The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Find out more about the Mills by visiting their website.
 

WALKING TOUR OF FOUR DELAWARE TOWNSHIP HAMLETS
Join us to learn about the fascinating, historic Delaware Township villages of Locktown, Raven Rock Rosemont and Sand Brook and explore the beautiful nooks and crannies of rural Hunterdon County in the process!
On these mini-tours you will discover which one is an ancient mill village,  which one has had a book written about it,  which one had a baby chick hatchery, and which one had church divisions that gave it its name.  
There will be time for you to take a lunch break at the famous Sergeantsville Inn or grab a bite at another area eatery.  Each walk is limited to 20 people.  Reservations are required for the morning walks of Raven Rock & Rosemont and/or the afternoon walks of Sand Brook & Locktown.  Reserve for one or both!
Morning session runs 9:30 am to 11:45 am.  Afternoon session runs 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm.  Rain date is May 11th.
Meeting locations will be disclosed to people with reservations only.
Meeting locations will be disclosed to people with reservations only.
If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.
Free but Reservations are Required.

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MILFORD BOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS BUS TOUR:
The History of the US Military Academy at West Point

$115 per person
Transportation to West Point, parade, walking tour of the grounds and museum, lunch and dinner.
For more information and to register visit the Milford Borough Historical Society's website.

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WALKING TOUR OF MOUNTAINVILLE
Come hear the history of what was originally known as Bulls Head, where the confluence of 3 streams allowed Mountainville in Tewksbury Township to take advantage of the power of water and where the Potter family became an influential family.  We’ll see the former one-room school, the local general store and post office, the hotel, the former Kitchen Caboodle cooking school and the site of a former tannery.
1pm
Tour length:  90 minutes
Meeting locations will be disclosed to people with reservations only.
Walk limited to 30 people. 
Walk begins at 1:00 pm; meeting location will be disclosed to people with reservations only.
There is no rain date for this event.  Should it rain, the talk will be moved indoors for a Virtual Tour.
If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.
Free but Reservations are Required.
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THE HISTORY OF HIGH BRIDGE
The history of High Bridge is intertwined with the development of the iron and steel industry in the United States  As early as the 1700s, the framework of this little hamlet had already been created by English investors who carved up the rich wilderness of the New World, brimming with iron ore that would be essential to the country's development.  High Bridge Borough evolved around the Taylor Wharton Foundry, established in 1742.  With the passage of time, however, High Bridge has lost its farming and foundry roots, evolving into what is often referred to as a bedroom community.  Join author and historian William Honachefesky, Jr. as he details interesting details, historical facts and anecdotes about one of the oldest factory towns in the nation.
Free.  Refreshments follow.  Reservations recommended.
7 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington
Free. Refreshments follow. 
Reservations recommended.
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