The Hunterdon County Historical Society announces summer research hours for the public at the Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library @ 114 Main Street in Flemington. The Society’s library will be open for the summer three Wednesday evenings, June 14, July 12 and August 9, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm in addition to its normal weekday hours. Currently, the library is open every Thursday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm and two Saturdays a month.
“We are looking for ways to accommodate our serious researchers who would like to use the library more than one day during the week,” says Pam Robinson, the Society’s librarian. During the summer the library will only be open the fourth Saturday each month and opening Wednesday evenings. “If our patrons like the hours, the Society will keep them.”
On two of the Wednesday evenings, July 12 and August 9, the Society will also be offering walking tours of historic downtown Flemington. Led by heritage educator, Janice Armstrong, the tours will begin at the Society’s 1845 Doric House, attached to the research library @ 6:30 pm and last about an hour. Janice will highlight the beautiful Greek Revival and Victorian architecture in homes and businesses, as well as detail the fascinating history of Flemington. A suggested donation of $5 per person will benefit the Historical Society. Pre-registration is suggested and can reserve a space, but guests my show that evening to see if they can be accommodated.
For more information call the Society @ 908-782-1091 and check for updates and details at the Society’s website: www.hunterdonhistory.org. The Hunterdon County Historical Society received an operating support re-grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.