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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HISTORY OF GLEN GARDNER
7pm
Main Branch County Library
Details to follow.
Free; refreshments follow.

 

   

WALKING TOUR OF OLDWICK
10 am and 2pm;
What we know today as Oldwick used to be called New Germantown until 1918, when anti-German sentiment caused the name to be changed to Oldwick.  The reason behind the name Oldwick is that wick means village and since at the time of the change the village was old, it was named Oldwick, meaning old village.  Prior to New Germantown, the village was named Smithfield, after its principal resident Ralph Smith.  Oldwick is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and was the first historic district in Tewksbury to have been done so back in 1979, one of the earliest in Hunterdon County.  We’ll see over a dozen different types of architecture employed on Oldwick’s historic business and residential buildings.
Tour length:  2 hours
Free but Reservations are Required


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READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS 19TH CENTURY READINGTON SCHOOL VISIT AT COLD BROOK SCHOOL
1PM TO 4PM
190 Potterstown Road, Lebanon, NJ
Information to follow or visit the Readington Museums Website

WALKING TOUR OF MILFORD
Rain or Shine.
Meet at 1:30 pm.
Meeting location to be disclosed to those with reservations only.
Limited number of attendees and further details to be announced.

 

   

 

   

NEW HAMPTON WALKING TOUR
11 am
Raiin Date 10/13 at 2 pm
details coming soon
Free but Reservations are Required

READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS BARN DANCE
7PM TO 9:30PM
Information to follow or visit the Readington Museums Website

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'IRISHTOWN' AKA GLEN GARDNER
Not much as been written about the Irish in the local histories of Lebanon Township. In 1888, one of the earliest newspaper references to "Irishtown", in connection with Glen Gardner, appeared in the Hunterdon Republican. Another source described Irishtown as a small settlement of Irish families along present day Route 31, between Glen Gardner and High Bridge. The term "small" is misleading.  During the period 1845 -1852, large numbers of Irish, fleeing persecution and starvation in Ireland, emigrated to factory towns like Glen Gardner, High Bridge, Clinton and Lambertville seeking refuge and employment.  By 1866, the area's Irish population was so large that the congregation of nearby St. Ann's Catholic church numbered over a thousand. As late as 1901, Glen Gardner's local newspaper, The Weekly Avalanche, noted that, the factory and local businesses of Glen Gardner were closed on St. Patrick's Day. This presentation by local historian and author Charlie Speierl will explore the social, ethnic and economic history of Glen Gardner, and its little known Irish community, during the 19th century. Causes and factors leading to the Irish diaspora and settlement will also be discussed with this interesting Powerpoint presentation that includes period photos and illustrations.  
7 pm.
Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 31, Flemington
Free with free refreshments.
Reservations recommended.

 

   

WALKING TOUR OF FLEMINGTON
details coming soon
Free but Reservations are Required

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BUS TOUR OF ALL 26 MUNICIPALITIES WITH 3 STOPS
9 am to 4:30 pm
details coming soon

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JOSEPH TURNER HOUSE OPEN HOUSE
1-4pm
Details to follow

 

   

 

 

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