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.



LEGEND
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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BOOK LAUNCH PARTY AND SPECIAL TALK WITH JOHN KUHL
We are so excited to host Civil War Historian and author John Kuhl's book launch party of his newest book Stars Over New Jersey!  Co-authored by Dr. David Martin, this coffee table worthy book has the biographies of 285 New Jersey related generals, admirals and commodores. 
Join us for the party at 6:30 pm and John's talk at 7:30 and celebrate another amazing historical work by this Hunterdon County treasure!
Hunterdon County Library Main Branch
6:30 pm
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THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 
Meet the Artists Reception
Friday September 13th 7pm to 9pm

LUNCH BOXES AND LOVE NOTES Opening Reception at the Lebanon Township Museum
1pm to 3pm
Back to school means back to packing lunch . . . but instead of dreading it, we've decided to celebrate it!
Lebanon Township native, father and artist Todd Lambrix has elevated the simple lunch box note with elaborate drawings and storylines for his son's lunch. These unique works of art are sometimes pure entertainment, featuring fan art or science fiction storylines. However, they also frequently teach lessons on anything from biology to how to draw to simple life lessons.
After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback on the drawings from friends and colleagues, Todd has decided to publish them as a book. Before the book becomes available, the public is invited to view them at this exclusive exhibit at the Lebanon Township Museum.
To round out the display, we will also showcase both historic and vintage lunch boxes (Remember  the excitement of picking out a new lunch box every year?) Also included will be a variety of vintage kitchen and picnic-related toys from the Curator’s personal collection.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Northern Hunterdon County Food Pantry when they come to see the exhibit and will have the opportunity to color a bag for Meals-On-Wheels as well
57 Musconetcong River Road, Hampton NJ 08827

 

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WALKING TOUR OF GLEN GARDNER
Join us for this walking tour in historic Glen Gardner, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!
Glen Gardner was a hamlet even before the Revolution about 1760 when the tavern was built along with a grist mill, a saw mill and a few cabins.  The first of this hamlets many names would be "Eveland", after the prominent Eveland Family that owned the tavern.  About 1827, the name would be changed to Clarksville in honor of Mr. Clark an old merchant who kept the first store and   first post office.  When the Central Railroad came through the village in 1852, it would not only bring an increase in commercial activity and population, it would bring the five Gardner Brothers from NYC.  These young, inventive geniuses would bring wealth, power and status to the Town of Clarksville and in 1871 the Town would officially be named Glen Gardner in their honor.  Come and spend a Fall morning walking through this quaint, historic town.  See the grand houses built by the Hunt doctors, the first store/post office, The Lemmon Clinic (yes, Glen Gardner had a hospital), the birthplace of Wesley Lance, the lavish homes built by the Gardner's in the mid 1800s, and so much more. 
10am.
limited to 20 people.
Reservations required.  Meeting location will be given to those who make reservations.
A Wait List will be maintained.  If you are shut out please email us or leave a message on our answering machine at 908 788 2030
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READINGTON MUSEUMS PRESENTS 18TH CENTURY BEER MAKING
From teas to toddies and tankards to teacups, domestic historians, Bev Altrath and Arlene Soong, will discuss typical colonial drinks. In addition, historic brewer, Rich Wagner, will show the step-by-step process of turning water and grain into beer. For hundreds of years, folks in Europe knew better than to drink the water, as it could make you deathly ill. Instead, people, including children, brewed and drank beer. This was a natural jump for immigrants arriving in the New World to bring their tradition of brewing and drinking beer with them. Much of the beer was brewed at home, until breweries could be established in larger towns and cities. Today, there is a resurgence in interest in home brewing. Although, today you will find exotic flavors or seasonal brews, the basic method of beer production has not changed.
This open house program will be held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of the Readington Township. For GPS, use Lebanon, NJ.1PM TO 4PM
DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE
Visit the Readington Museums Website

HUNTERDON LAND TRUST PRESENTS HISTORIC DELAWARE RIVER SERIES - DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR WITH RICK EPSTEIN
FREE
3 pm.
Downtown Frenchtown Walking Tour with Rick Epstein: Come learn about the town’s early settlement and the importance of the Delaware River, the Great Fire of 1878 and more. Free but please register in advance and to learn where the tour begins by calling 908-237-4582 or email the Land Trust.
Program sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Program that explore the outstanding natural, cultural and historical value of the Delaware River, and why it should be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations
For more information Hunterdon Land Trust Website

THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 
Meet the Artists Reception
Friday September 13th 7pm to 9pm

   

 

  THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 
Meet the Artists Reception
Friday September 13th 7pm to 9pm

WALKING TOUR OF SERGEANTSVILLE
This village was established at a crossroads and had a tavern by 1780.  It went by a rather unattractive but descriptive name during its early history!  Come find out what it was and why it was called that.  It has since grown into the charming place it is today… and boasts one of the finest inns in the area -- stay after the walk and enjoy a great lunch there!
10:00 am
Limited to 20 people
Rain Date 9/15 at 10:30
Free but Reservations are Required
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!!

THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 

THE SAMUEL FLEMING HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDEN OPEN HOUSE: APPLES & SPICE CELEBRATION!:  Come to our Open House for a dose of local Colonial History and learn about the use of spice while enjoying complimentary, fresh baked apple pies, cakes, breads and cider!   There will be pies, cakes, breads and music to celebrate the upcoming fall season along with a Colonial Spice talk.
FREE.  NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 1:00pm-4:00pm.

 

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WALKING TOUR OF COKESBURY
We’ll tour the village that is almost equally divided between Clinton and Tewksbury Township’s and was named for two Methodist bishops, Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury.  We’ll tour the Cokesbury Methodist Church, which remains the focal point of the hamlet, as well the Cokesbury Cemetery.  We’ll see the former Cokesbury Reformed Church, which had formed by a group of Methodists who were mad at the then current leadership back in the 1800s.
1 pm
Free but Reservations are Required
Tour length:  75 minutes
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THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ

  THE JUTLAND MASSACRE WITH JOHN KUHL
POSTPONED.  NEW TIME AND DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS FALL
This timely talk falls on National Constitution Day.  The Jutland Massacre, also known as the Siege at Jutland, follows a dark story of illegal trespass, invalid search, and manslaughter in 1926. With a story-line right out of today's headlines, John Kuhl will relate the tale of a family accused of animal abuse that turned into a shoot out with the nascent NJ State Police.  This event was so big that it took the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case to take if off national headlines.

 

WEST PORTAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL PRESENTATION BY RETIRED HISTORY TEACHER/AUTHOR, LARRY KIDDER
Based on Mr. Kidder's latest  book, "The Ten Crucial Days:  Washington's Vision for Victory Unfolds" -- focusing on the people of NJ, AND, obviously, including Bethlehem Township; and how their lives were influenced by events from December 25, 1776, to January 3, 1777. 
Entry:  $5 donation.
6:30pm at the Bethlehem Township Community Center at 405 Mine Road, Asbury, NJ
Light refreshments. 

 

 

WALKING TOUR OF ANNANDALE
Historical Annandale is the settlement located in the center of Clinton Township (State Route 31, Interstate 78 and County Roads 633 & 626).  This village grew as Clinton Station, a depot of the New Jersey Central Railroad.  Named for a town in Scotland, the population reached 380 people by 1880. A fairly dense and well-defined village, it is composed of 12 blocks and approximately 150+ structures.  The one church in town is the Reformed Church, located on the corner of Beaver Avenue and West Street.  The vast majority of the structures are single-family, detached homes dating from 1840-1910. Please join us for a walking tour of our Annandale Village with historian Dennis Bertland as our guest speaker on September 21st starting at 10:00 a.m.
Rain date Sept. 22nd
Free bottled water will be available.
Approximately 60 minutes long.
LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE.
FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Ticket holders will be provided with the starting location of the tour.
A Wait List will be maintained if you are shut out of this event by emailing us or by leaving a message at (908) 788-2030.

THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 

 

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HISTORY BOWL:
TEAM STEPHANIE VS. TEAM JIM
FIRST EVER -- BATTLE OF THE HISTORIANS! 
Join us for some great fun!  Some of Hunterdon's finest county and local historians battle for glory and for prizes for audience members! We promise that this will be funny, witty, playful and spirited!  Participants (currently signed up) in the frivolity include (in alphabetical order) , Janice Armstrong, Marilyn Cummings, Jim Davidson, Sal DeSapio, Dave Harding, Bill Honechevsky, Jr., Betty Jane Hunt, Lora Jones, John Kuhl, Doug Martin, Carl Molter, Paul Muir, Stephanie Stevens, and Shaun Van Doren.  
2 pm, Main Branch of the County Library (this venue is subject to change if demand for reservations is high). 
There will be an intermission in between two rounds of competition with refreshments during the intermission and after the game sponsored by Costco of Flemington.
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THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, N

 

 

   

 

THE HISTORY OF FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP'S HAMLETS
Lora Jones, Franklin Township Historian, will take us on a tour through the nine hamlets of Franklin: Cherryville, Sunnyside, Landsdown, Sidney, Grandin, Kingtown, Littletown, and Oak Grove. Starting with the first settlers in the 1720s, she tracks the history of the area, tells some personal stories of its people, and offers  a virtual walking tour of a few dwellings in each hamlet.
7 pm
North Branch of the County Library
65 Halstead Street, Clinton
Free. Refreshments follow
Reservations recommended
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WALKING TOUR OF MOUNT AIRY (WEST AMWELL)
A small village with a big heart and one of the most picturesque barns in Hunterdon County. Start the day at the historic Mount Airy Presbyterian Church and continue with a tour of the Mount Airy Cemetery, Historic School Building and various other historic sites as guided by members of the West Amwell Township Historical Society.
10 am 
FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Rain date September 29th at 2pm.
Free bottled water will be available.
LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE.
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!!
Ticket holders will be provided with the starting location of the tour.
A Wait List will be maintained if you are shut out of this event by emailing us or leaving a message at (908) 788-2030.

THE PREVOST FARM HOUSE (ALEXANDIRA TOWNSHIP) OPEN HOUSE
2-5 pm
110 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ 08848

THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ

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HUNTERDON LAND TRUST PRESENTS PROHIBITION AND NEW JERSEY WITH BRIAN ARMSTRONG
We’ll toast the centennial anniversary of Prohibition with this program that discusses the unforeseen consequences of the “noble experiment” and includes some interesting tales from Hunterdon County and surrounding environs.
FREE
Dvoor Farm, Flemington, NJ
10:30am
For more information visit the Hunterdon Land Trust Website

THE ART OF NATURAL EXPRESSION EXHIBIT- East Amwell Township Museum
Featuring the art of Angela Marie Franco and Donna Foran
Saturday and Sundays
1pm to 4pm
East Amwell Township Museum
1053 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 

HUNTERDON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: History Leaps Out of the Dark in City of Rome Tour at Oak Grove
Here’s an opportunity to visit the City of Rome without ever leaving Hunterdon.
This City of Rome was a fantastical real estate development in the hamlet of Oak Grove in Franklin Township. It lasted only from 1899 to 1912 – but took 51 years more until 1963 to clear title to the property so it could be sold as a farm. As the sun sets and twilight descends, Susan Blew, now the owner, will guide guests through the award-winning farm and relate the History of Oak Grove and the City of Rome.
READ MORE ABOUT THIS ON THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S WEBSITE  
$25/adult
5:30 pm
266 Oak Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867

 

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