Save the Date! Events for 2017

Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017
11:00 AM
“How to Research the History of your Old House”
Held at the HCHS Deats Library, 114 Main Street, Flemington, and presented by Marfy Goodspeed, participants will learn how to begin to research their house history using the collections at the Society and other repositories. Registration required: 908-782-1091. Free for members. $5 Non-members.

SORRY, THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017
11:00 AM
“Researching your roots: how to begin your family Genealogy”
Jackie Oshman of the New Brunswick Public Library will get participants started with their family genealogy including where to find collections and data bases to improve the search. Pamela Robinson, HCHS librarian, will assist with the collections at the Deats Library. Held at the Library 114 Main Street in Flemington. Registration required: 908-782-1091. Free for members, $5 non-members.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Fourth Annual Cemetery Cemenar
“Hunterdon County at War: The Home Front …what do you do with a dead solider?”
Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Historical Society and the 300th Committee, this year’s seminar and meet and greet, “Hunterdon County at War: The Home Front” will explore the question through history and time, “What do you do with a dead solider?” (quote from character played by Jimmy Stewart in the 1965 movie “Shenandoah”).

Multiple speakers will discuss burial practices for the War dead including embalming methods and social customs beginning with the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and WW1.

John Allen will open the lectures with a broad overview of past burial practice for war dead, tracing how America has evolved from “bury him where he falls” to “bring him home so he can rest in American soil, at Federal expense” Brian Armstrong will speak about WWI. John Kuhl will be address the American Civil War as treatment of the dead evolved with embalming advances and changing sensitivities. Charlie Fisher will speak about embalming and burials of war dead. These lectures will be followed by a 30 minute lunch, and the session will end with tours held in the Flemington Presbyterian Church graveyard where there are burials of veterans from most wars in which the United States was involved.

The seminar will be held at the Flemington Presbyterian Church, 10 East Main Street, Flemington. Registration is required-$10. Registration opens soon- check back often.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
3:00:-6:00 pm

“An Afternoon at the Archives”
Join the professional staff of the Hunterdon County Historical Society and trustees for an afternoon at the archives fundraising event. Wine, music and light fare will be followed by curator tours of the special collections housed in the Society’s state-of- the- art archive building on 67 River Road. Members $40; non-members $50. More details to follow!
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
6:30 pm

“Using the Collections of the Hunterdon County Historical Society”
Explore the fascinating holdings of the Historical Society Archives and learn how to use them in a workshop taught by the Society’s archivist Don Cornelius. Details and registration will open in September for this Thursday evening workshop to be held at the Society headquarters, 114 Main Street in Flemington.

 

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