Hunterdon County’s Tricentennial 1714 – 2014 www.hunterdon300th.org www.facebook.com/Hunterdon300th 908-788-2030 – email@example.com MAY and JUNE 2014 EVENTS NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1ST: 300TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTO CONTEST Entry Forms Available. Photography accepted only for pictures taken January 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014. All contest submissions must be made October 1st through October 6th. ~ Press Release ~ Rules ~ Entry Form MAY 10 – MAY 25: BEAUTY OF HUNTERDON WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ART SHOW Paintings Celebrating the Beauty of Hunterdon Sawmill Gallery, Prallsville Mill, Stockton 1pm-5pm MAY 13: HUNTERDON SETTLEMENT PATTERN SERIES LECTURE: THE HISTORY OF THE DUTCH MIGRATION Our fifth lecture in our Migration Series: 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. Previous Tricentennial lectures have discussed the Proprietors, the Lenape Indians and how the land of Hunterdon was purchased and settled. This talk will bring more insight and information to those topics. The Migration Series explores various immigrant groups that settled and influenced early Hunterdon County. Main Branch of the County Library, 314 Route 12, Flemington. 7pm MAY 15: A PEOPLE HARASSED AND EXHAUSTED Presentation by Author Larry Kidder of his recnetly published book, "A People Harassed and Exhausted" at the Kingwood Township Historical Society's regular monthly meeting. The book discusses how the Hunterdon militia was organized and how militia duty affected whole families - not just the men in the militia. It also highlights how the militia played a key role in liberating New Jersey and gaining our freedom. Old Fairview School, 12 Fariview Road, Kingwood. 7pm Free and open to the public Call Sal DeSapio, Kingwood Township Historian at 908-996-6765 for additional information MAY 17: LENAPE DAY/HAMPTON DAY OF HISTORY Come and join the fun on the banks of the Musconetcong River in Hampton! The day is filled with children's games and activities, walks, lectures and more! FREE!! GUIDED HISTORIC BIKE TOUR - ROAD RIDE We will head out on a road ride looping for almost 20 miles (roundtrip) in East Amwell. Historic highlights will include: Black River & Western Railroad, Hunterdon County Velodrome Site, Green Sergeant's Bridge & Sergeantsville. There will be a snack stop at the historic General store. This ride is on paved roads with some hills so road bikes are appropriate. Meet at: East Amwell Municipal Bldg,, 1070 Route 31, Ringoes, NJ 08551 Bring: Bicycle, Helmet (required) I.D.& Health Insurance Card, Water bottle, snacks and/or money. 10am - Contact: Diana Davis (908)727-4270 - Rain Date: Sunday, May 18th - MORE INFORMATION BUS TOUR AND LUNCH IN HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA Join the Raritan Township Historic Commission on a comfortable bus ride to historic Philadelphia. The tour is All Inclusive (entry tickets and lunch!): Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, Eldreth's Alley, Christ Church plus more! Lunch is at the legendary City Tavern, a National Historic Site where the signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution came to eat, work and take their wigs off! The Tour is rain or shine. Wear good walking shoes and bring water and cameras. $55 per person All Inclusive. Triple D bus leaves from the Raritan Township Municipal Building, One Municipal Drive, Raritan Township (523 off of the Dvoor Circle) at 8 a.m., returning approximately 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Raritan Township Municipal Building, Clerk's Office, Main Lobby, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday while tickets last. For more information call Pete Kinsella at (908) 797-3291. RARITAN RIVER MUSIC SERIES: Laura Gilbert and Friends; Greatest Hits of 1914; Debussy, Ravel, Webern, Barrios, et al. In celebration of Hunterdon's 300th anniversary, this year's series will feature specially planned concerts that have a focus on Hunterdon County. Stanton Reformed Church, Stanton 7:30pm For ticket information please go to raritanrivermusic.org or call Phone: 908-213-1100 MAY 18: DVOOR FARM HOUSE AND BARN TOUR To celebrate the County's 300th Birthday, the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer's Market will open its 8th season with 2 free guided tours of the historic Dvoor Farm buildings. The first tour of the 1798 Dvoor Farm House with Historic Planner Dennis Bertland starts at 10am. A tour of the barns with Architect Chris Pickell will be held at 11:30 am. The Dvoor Farm is located off of the Route 12 Circle in Flemington. Visit the Hunterdon Land Trust Website for more information TEWKSBURY SCENIC ROADS Join Tewksbury Township Historian Shaun Van Doren and the Tewksbury Scenic Roads & Bridges Commission Chairman Harold Wrede as they travel with us back in time to see that Tewksbury’s old roads haven’t changed. Tewksbury Township Society Headquarters, 60 Water Street, Lebanon. 1pm For more information and directions call (908) 832-6734 and leave your name and phone number or email us or visit the Historical Society's Website for information MAY 20th: HUNTERDON SETTLEMENT PATTERN SERIES LECTURE: THE RIVER COMMUNITIES AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR Our sixth and final lecture in our Settlement Pattern Migration Series: The Development of Lambertville (Coryell's Ferry) and the Commonalities of the River Communities as revealed through the part they played in our American Revolution. Lambertville Historians John and Barbara Hencheck will provide insight into the settle of Lambertville (Coryell's Ferry) and the other river communities as well. The presentation will shed light on the significant contribution and pivotal role the people of these tiny river communities of Hunterdon and Bucks Counties played during our American Revolution. The Migration Series explores various immigrant groups that settled and influenced early Hunterdon County. Main Branch of the County Library, County Complex, 314 Route 12, Flemington. 7pm MAY 22: HISTORY OF ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR A presentation by the Acorn Montessori School. One of the classroom buildings at Acorn is a relocated house moved from Round Valley during the construction of the Reservoir. Students will present the projects they have researched on the history of the area from the geological history through LenniLenape inhabitants, European and Revolutionary settlements through the construction of the Reservoir. Route 31, Clinton Township. 6:30pm - 8pm MAY 24: GUIDED HISTORIC BIKE TOUR - TRAIL/ROAD RIDE A combination trail/road ride is planned for this event. The Columbia Trail ride, up in the northern end of the county, is a 22 mile loop (roundtrip) beginning in High Bridge. Highlights will include Union Forge, Ken Lockwood Gorge and the Gorge Bridge Train Wreck. Riders can buy lunch at historic Long Valley Pub & Brewery before returning to ride start. The trail is packed gravel, road is paved. Mountain or Hybrid bikes are appropriate for this ride, but road bikes should also be fine. Meet at: High Bridge Borough Commons, 79 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829 Bring: Bicycle, Helmet (required) I.D. & Health Insurance Card, Water bottle, snacks and/or money. 10amContact: Diana Davis (908)727-4270 RAIN DATE: Sunday, May 25, 2014 MORE INFORMATION RARITAN RIVER MUSIC SERIES: Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo; String Quartet; Raritan River Music 25th Anniversary Celebration; 2014 and Beyond: Tomorrow’s Classics; Commissions from Raritan River Music; Moravec, Thomas, Karmon,, Bogdanovic. In celebration of Hunterdon's 300th anniversary, this year's series will feature specially planned concerts that have a focus on Hunterdon County. Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Bloomsbury. 7:30pmFor ticket information please go to raritanrivermusic.org or call Phone: 908-213-1100 MAY 31st: (R) EGG-CITING HISTORY: THE FLEMINGTON EGG AUCTION AND HUNTERDON'S POULTRY FARMS In celebration of National Poultry Month join Don Shuman for a tour of the Old Egg Auction, once the largest Egg Auction establishment in the United States. Don will be joined with Hank Snyder who will discuss the history of the many poultry farms that once landscaped Hunterdon's rolling farmland. Flemington Egg Auction, Park Avenue, Flemington. 2pm WALKING TOUR OF LEBANON BOROUGH Enjoy your choice of walking tours of historic Lebanon Borough led by Lebanon Borough Municipal Historian Joe Hauck. At 10 am, Joe will lead a 2 hour tour with all of the juicy details of Borough history as only Joe can tell them! OR come to the one hour long 2 pm tour, see the same sites, same route, but hear only half of the stories!! Both tours leave from and return to the parking lot of the Dutch Reformed Church on Brunswick Avenue. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. No reservations required. Free. Tour 1: 10 am to Noon Tour 2: 2 pm to 3 pm JUNE 1st: OPEN HOUSE AND GROUNDS AT THE HISTORIC NELLIE HOFFMAN HOUSE Califon Borough recently restored Nellie Hoffman House, a typical 1840's small farm home-stead and its beautiful grounds on River Road in Califon Borough. River Road, Califon. 1pm - 3 pm TOUR HISTORIC LAMBERTVILLE Take a walking tour led by the Lambertville Historical Society. Meet at the Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville. Sign up for tours at the Historical Society, 62 Bridge Street; call 609-397-0770 or via email. Free - donations welcomed. 2pm JUNE 3rd: CIVIL WAR IN HUNTERDON From 1861 to 1865 war ravaged our country not yet 100 years old. Now, 150 years later, the Civil War is being remembered in an unprecedented 5 year commemorative of re-enactments, lectures, books and documentaries. This war impacted the citizens of our nation from the biggest cities to the most rural towns, including those of rural Hunterdon County. County Historian and Author of the book "The Civil War in Hunterdon" John Kuhl shares the wealth of his research on how the war specifically affected the lives and families of our county. Main Branch of the County Library, County Complex, 314 Route 12, Flemington. 7pm JUNE 4th: HUNTERDON WOMEN AND WOMEN IN HUNTERDON County Historian Stephanie Stevens explores the role of women throughout Hunterdon's History as well as Hunterdon's notable women. Main Branch of the County Library, County Complex, 314 Route 12, Flemington. 7pm JUNE 7th & 8th: LAMBERTVILLE CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND 2014 starts the 150th anniversary of 1864's Civil War Year. 100's of Blues and Grays take to the field for skirmishes, music and living their daily life as they did in the 1860's. Your admission includes: the 15th NJ Civil War Armament and Artifacts Museum; various displays of Civil War military medicine, battlefield engineering and other period exhibits and demonstrations; all Holcombe-Jimison Farm Museum exhibits; the National Civil War Field Music School; and of course, exciting battle re-enactments with artillery! Historic Holcomb-Jimison Farm, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (Route 29), Lambertville. 10am to 5pm See the 2014 Lambertville Civil War Living History Weekend Website for additional information. For special half price admission in celebration of the Hunterdon Tricentennial! One ticket per person; no limit. Children under 12 Free; ample Free parking available. JUNE 8th: 300 YEARS OF WILD FOOD FORAGING IN HUNTERDON COUNTY Join expert forager and mycologist Robert H. Peabody as he provides an illustrative storytelling about 17th thru 19th century hunting and gathering and their importance to early Hunterdon County settlers. After Mr. Peabody's tales, join chef and mycologist Bob Hosh on a "show and tell" walk through one of Hunterdon County's wild, open spaces to forage for the foods of our foregathers. Keep your Fast Food and your Slow Food Movement -- this is the ultimate experience in what the first settlers and Revolutionary War Heroes in Hunterdon might have eaten. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Route 31 North, Flemington 2pm TOUR HISTORIC LAMBERTVILLE Take a walking tour led by the Lambertville Historical Society. Meet at the Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville. Sign up for tours at the Historical Society, 62 Bridge Street; call 609-397-0770 or via email. Free - donations welcomed. 2pm JUNE 11th: THE HISTORY OF FULPER AND STANGL POTTERIES Lecture by Tom Rago Details to follow. Main Branch of the County Library, County Complex, 314 Route 12, Flemington 7pm JUNE 14th: THE YOUNG EAGLES AT SKY MANOR AIRPORT, A CELEBRATION OF AVIATION IN HUNTERDON COUNTY The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA mem ber volunteers. Sky Manor Airport, 48 Sky Manor Road, Pittstown. 9am REQUEST TO SCHEDULE A TIME SLOT 20TH BIENNAIL TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S GARDEN TOUR 12 - 4pm Rain or Shine. Tickets $15 per person, includes 4 gardens plus a 5th location with refreshments. Advance purchase by mailing a check to Tewksbury Historical Society Garden Tour, PO Box 457, Oldwick, NJ 08858 TIckets can also be purchased day of the tour from 10am to 1pm while they last. Tewksbury Historical Society HQ, 60 Water Street, Lebanon (Mountainville), NJ 08833 (R) HISTORY OF THE USA FLAG AND THE COUNTY FLAG Lecture lead by Author and Flag Expert J. Richard Pierce who will discuss the many flags of the United States and also reveal the history of Hunterdon County's Flag. North County Branch Library, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton. 2pm JUNE 18th: LOST DAIRY FARMS OF HUNTERDON In recognition of National Dairy Month, former Dairy Agent John Force will share the story of the decline of the Dairy Industry and the Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon. John also will also have some of his 100s of antique milk bottles to show. Main Branch of the County Library, County Complex, 314 Route 12, Flemington. 7pm JUNE 21st: WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC THREE BRIDGES with Historian and Three Bridges native John Kuhl. Meet at the Three Bridges Dutch Reformed Church, Main Street, Three Bridges. Wear comfortable shoes; water supplied by the Tricentennial Committee 10am - 12pm CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL CRAFT PROJECT: HISTORIC MOVING PICTURE CRAFT Historic Crafting Project for Children with Kim Chieffer. Children Ages 6-14 will be making an artwork with movable parts based on vintage movable picture books. Main Branch of the County Library, County Complex, 314 Route 12, Flemington. Ages: 6-14 25 Children Max 10am - 11:30am HUNTERDON COUNTY COMMUNITY DAY Details TBA - Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ. Time TBA - Rain Date June 22nd JUNE 22nd: WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC MOUNTAINVILLE Join the tour led by Shaun Van Doren of beautiful and historic Mountainville located in Tewksbury Township. A lecture will follow. 25 person limit. Mountainville Meeting Hall, 60 Water Street, Lebanon. 1pm $5 per person DELAWARE TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL EVENT Details TBA JUNE 25th: THE COUNTY SURROGATE PART II: WHYS, WHOS, HOWS AND WHERES OF WILLS County Surrogate Susan Hoffman continues her interesting and witty stories about the Office of the Surrogate through this talk about how wills work and why you should have one. Through her research on Hunterdon wills, Susan will illustrate, anecdotally, the importance of having a will. This is NOT some dry legal talk but an interesting lecture on Hunerdon's history through historical wills. North Branch of the County Library 65 Halstead Street, Clinton. 7pm JUNE 26th: FREE CONCERT UNDER THE STARS - THE HUNTERDON COUNTY TRICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE PROUDLY PRESENTS THE HUNTERDON SYMPHONY AND DEBUT OF "THE HUNTERDON OVERTURE" Join the Hunterdon Symphony for a retrospective of 300 years of music and the world premiere of Hunterdon composer Raymond Wojcik's "Hunterdon Overture" that was commissioned by the Tricentennial Committee for the people of Hunterdon County. Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington. 7pm JUNE 28th: HISTORY OF THE D&R CANAL Canal Historian and Author Linda Barth weaves the story of how the Delaware & Raritan Canal meandered across New Jersey, becoming one of America’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than even the Erie Canal. Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R which now provides people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and an amazing recreational facility. Following a powerpoint presentation and talk, Linda will escort you outside for an optional meander on the Canal so please wear comfortable shoes -- the 300th will supply water for the walk. Refreshments available. Lambertville Justice Complex, 25 South Union Street, Lambertville 2pm TREASURE HUNTERDON ROAD RALLY The Hunterdon County Tricentennial Committee is proud to partner with the Hunterdon Land Trust and steer participants of this fun event toward learning about the fascinating and wonderful historic sites of Hunterdon County. MORE EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON – Watch website for updates.