Save the Date! Events for 2017

July 12 and August 9:

Strolls off Main Street: Flemington Evening Walking Tours

The Hunterdon County Historical Society announces summer walking tours for the public beginning at the Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library and headquarters @ 114 Main Street in Flemington on two Wednesday evenings, July 12 and August 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

Janice Armstrong

Led by heritage educator, Janice Armstrong, the tours will begin at the Society’s library and headquarters 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’s lesser explored side streets. Tours will walk to Mine and Park Avenue and Broad Street and cover some interesting local history.

A suggested donation of $5 per person will benefit the Historical Society. Pre-registration is suggested and can reserve a space, but guests may 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.

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! Sponsored in part by: Northfield Bank and ShopRite of Hunterdon County

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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