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
2019 EVENTS FUNDRAISERS VOLUNTEER PRESS PHOTOS CONTACT US
2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER

FEATURED EVENTS

March 05: 305 Fun Facts About Hunterdon's Municipalities
March 19:  The History of Hampton Borough
March 23:  Walking Tour of New Amsterdam
March 24:  The Dutch Settlement Patterns in Hunterdon County


March 31: Hunterdon Settlement Pattern Series Lecture - The History of Dutch Migration

SPECIAL PARTNER EVENTS

March 3: Bouman-Stickney Farmstead Chocolate Making

 

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Bouman-Stickney Farmstead Chocolate Making with Susan McLellan Plaisted
1-4 pm
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305 FUN FACTS ABOUT HUNTERDON'S MUNICIPALITIES
Do you remember the fun we had in 2014 with 300 Fun Facts About Hunterdon County? That fun, one-a-day tear-off calendar.... Well, author and historian John Kuhl has been back at it, authoring "305 Fun Facts About Hunterdon Historic Hometowns and Hamlets" - another fun journey exploring the interesting and often quirky history of one of the oldest counties in the United States.  This talk will expand on some of the most fun of the Fun Facts about our 26 municipalities!
Free, but Reservations are Required. Refreshments follow.
7pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12
Flemington

 

   

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THE HISTORY OF HAMPTON BOROUGH
Hampton Borough was part of a land grant dating back to the early 18th century that included about 16,000 acres.  But way before it was settled, it was part of the Pre-Lenape Kingdom.  Because Hampton was point where the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad crossed, it's original name was "Junction".  This talk by Hampton Historian Tom Carpenter includes a powerpoint of interesting, historic photographs and will explore the early native settlers, settlement patterns and development, the importance of rail to the creation of Hampton, and the history of one of the county's oldest fire departments in our county, dating back to 1899. 
Free.  Refreshments follow.
7 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12
Flemington

 

   

WALKING TOUR OF NEW AMSTERDAM
The 19th century inhabitants of the Hamlet of Amsterdam built fascinating houses, barns, and outbuildings that will be explored on a walking tour of the hamlet.  Amsterdam is in the northwest corner of Holland Township in Hunterdon County.  Many of the early settlers migrated from Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania shortly after the turn of the 19th century.  The members of the Rapp family were known for their carpentry and engineering skills; their barn which was built in 1824 and enlarged in 1844 (according to dendrochronology), shows unique construction features; their gravity fed water supply accompanied a Victorian bank house.  Jacob Ulmer was a cobbler whose shop remains over a springhouse in a rare combination outbuilding.  "Sinclair and Snyder" operated a store and John Snyder was a blacksmith. Five bank barns can be seen within the hamlet including one an intricate switchback engineered to access the upper level .  Also illustrated are several house plan types, including an early two-story single room stone dwelling and the John Kooker house with two front doors.
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THE DUTCH SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN HUNTERDON COUNTY
details to coming soon
2 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington
Free. Refreshments follow. 
Reservations recommended.

 

 

   

 

     
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HUNTERDON SETTLEMENT PATTERN SERIES LECTURE: THE HISTORY OF THE DUTCH MIGRATION
Join County and Readington Township Historian Stephanie Stevens in a talk about the migration of Dutch settlers into Hunterdon County.  This lecture will take us from the Dutch coming to New Amsterdam (New York City), spreading out through New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and beginning the settlement of Hunterdon County.  Readington Township was the first new township in the new county, finally incorporated in 1798.  The Settement Pattern Series explores various immigrant groups that settled and influenced early Hunterdon County.
2 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington.
Free.  Refreshments follow.
Reservations Recommended

 

 

 

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