Doric House

The Doric House at 114 Main Street was built in the Greek Revival style in 1845 by Mahlon Fisher, a country carpenter of ability and taste, as his private residence. He also erected several other Flemington residences in the same style. The fine quality of design was probably Fisher’s own, …

HCHS Archives Releases Aerial Photograph Collection

The HCHS Archive team is pleased to release a new collection: No. 137, Hunterdon County Aerial Photographs. This collection is a group of aerial photographs imaged via airplane flyover of Hunterdon County. There are two recognizable series of aerial photographs; one for 1956 and one for 1963. There are also …

Research Library

The Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library is the largest collection of Hunterdon County historical and genealogical material. It is open to the public at no charge. The collection consists of over 6,000 printed volumes, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, broadsides, photographs and records of local history gathered and preserved since the Hunterdon …

Quilt Turning: May 21

Don’t miss this great event… Join quilt historian and AQS certified appraiser, Dana Balsamo for a special look at unique quilts from Hunterdon County Historical Society’s amazing quilt collection. This rare one-hour look at the collection will be held at the Society’s state-of-the art archive building at 67 River Road …

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Position Opening: Library Assistant

April 20, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Position Opening: Library Assistant

In operation since 1885, the Hunterdon County Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve and
share the history of the entire County of Hunterdon. The Historical Society maintains The Hiram E. Deats
Memorial Research Library in Flemington that contains the largest collection anywhere of Hunterdon
history and genealogy. The library is open every Thursday from 10-4:00 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturday
of each month from 10:00-4:00 p.m.

General Responsibilities: Provide reference service during library hours of operation and during
scheduled office hours

Qualifications:
A degree in library sciences or archival science or comparable work related experience

Work Schedule:
Hourly, 15 hours per week. Time fulfilled by opening the library every Thursday and the second
and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 am to 4 pm. Office hours are flexible, closed major
holidays.

For a complete job description or to apply, send cover letter and resume to:Hunterdon County Historical Society
114 Main Street
Flemington, N.J.
908-782-1091

Or e-mail: patricia.hchs@embarqmail.com

Quilt Turning: May 21

April 2, 2016 Events Comments Off on Quilt Turning: May 21

Don’t miss this great event…

Join quilt historian and AQS certified appraiser, Dana Balsamo for a special look at unique quilts from Hunterdon County Historical Society’s amazing quilt collection. This rare one-hour look at the collection will be held at the Society’s state-of-the art archive building at 67 River Road in Raritan Township. $25 per person; $20 for members of HCHS.

Guests are invited to visit the Society headquarters and Doric House Museum to see more quilts after the turning@ 114 Main Street in Flemington. Details and directions will be given at the program. On-line registration opens April 1. CLICK HERE

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Library Hours:
12-4 Thursdays &
10-4 the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month

Doric House:
Open by appointment year-round &
for Special Events & Exhibits

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hunterdon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the evolving social and material history of the entire County of Hunterdon, New Jersey. The Society will fulfill its mission through educational programs, research and publications, and by maintaining for public benefit the growing collections of the Society and the buildings that house them: The HCHS Archives, the Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library and the 1845 Doric House Museum.

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Funding:

Funding has been made possible in part by:
The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation,
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and
The New Jersey Historical Commission through funds administered by
The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
The Large Foundation
Investors Foundation
Private Donors
Funding for website design & maintenance by:
The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation