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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WALKING TOUR OF RINGOES
Take a walking tour of downtown Ringoes and discover its rich history.  Our tour guide is Dave Harding, former Hunterdon County Historical Society trustee, founding member of the East Amwell Historical Society, and author of a self-guided walking tour of Ringoes.  Dave will tell us about John Ringo’s arrival in the early 1700s where he became a reluctant tavern owner, and discuss the legend of his buried treasure. We'll learn about the Sons of Liberty meeting at the tavern of “the second” John Ringo, an ardent patriot who hung a portrait of George Washington outside his establishment (unless the British were passing through!). We’ll swing past the Henry Landis House where the Marquis de LaFayette’s convalesced after falling ill, and we’ll talk about the local doctor who rushed to his aid. Speaking of doctors, we’ll also tell you all about Dr. Mary Tidd Bennett, the town’s rare 1800s female physician, and we’ll stand beside the home and publishing house of Dr. Cornelius Larison, and discuss this physician, teacher, publisher, author, interviewer of ex-slave Sylvia DuBois and advocate of phonetic spelling. We’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago. Join us to learn about the fascinating, historic 
Two identical 90 minute tours are available: 10 am and 2 pm.
Free but reservations are required.  Rain date is Sunday, May 5th.  
Each walk limited to 20 people. 
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.

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READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS: 18TH CENTURY SHOE MAKING
Visit and watch Shaun Pekar, Professional cordwainer and accoutrement maker, as he demonstrates the trade and skills of Historic Shoemaking. Pekar is known for his detail oriented, top quality reproductions of 18th-Century shoes and military accoutrements for living historians and museums. His work can be seen at multiple National Park Service sites, Michilimackinac State Historic Site, Fort Ticonderoga, The Old Barracks Museum, and The Museum of the American Revolution. He is currently the proprietor of “S. Pekar, Shoe and Accoutrement Maker”.
1pm-4pm
Location: TBD

 

 

 

THE HISTORY OF QUAKERTOWN
Quakertown, New Jersey was named for the members of the Religious Society of Friends who settled here in the early 1700s. This Powerpoint presentation, given by author and historian Marty Campanelli, will give an overview of the village's early days; a history of the Friends Meeting; Quakertown's role (or non-role) during the Revolutionary War; the influx of persons of other faiths; the trades, education and social life of its citizens; and fascinating details about noteworthy residents.
7 pm
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12, Flemington
Free. Refreshments follow. 
Reservations recommended.
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READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS BARN DANCE
7PM TO 9:30 PM
Information to follow or visit the Readington Museums Website

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WALKING TOUR OF THREE BRIDGES
10 am
Rain Date: 5/19 10 am
details to follow
Free but Reservations are Required.
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HUNTERDON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:
“How to Begin your Family Genealogy”

Held at the HCHS Deats Library, 114 Main Street, Flemington, participants will learn how to begin their family genealogy, including where to find collections and how to organize and improve the search of your family history. Taught by Betty DeSapio, PLCGS of DeSapio Research Services.
10am
Registration required by phone (908-782-1091) or by emailing the Historical Society
$10, free for members
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THE PALATINES SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN HUNTERDON COUNTY
Our second lecture in our Migration Series:  Join County Historian Stephanie Stevens as she details the German Migration into Hunterdon County.  The "Poor Palatines" were some 13,000 Germans who came to England between May and November 1709.  The English transported nearly 3,000 in ten ships to New York in the early 18th Century.  How did they ever find Hunterdon County?!?  Where was New Germantown?  and what happened to it?
The Migration 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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THE HISTORY OF BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP'S HAMLETS
West Portal/West End is probably one of the western most hamlets in Hunterdon County.   Today it is a sleepy little village. However, it has quite a history as a railroad center and mining center.  It also contained one of the first swim clubs in the County. 
Another small hamlet in Bethlehem Township was also home to one of the leading radical protesters of the Vietnam era. Can you name the hamlet and the person?
Join local historian and author Charles "Chip" Riddle as he leads us on a fascinating exploration of  the hamlets of Bethlehem Township.
7 pm
North Branch of the County Library
65 Halstead Street, Clinton
Free. Refreshments follow
Reservations recommended
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