Save the Date! Events for 2017

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017
11:00 AM
 

“Researching your roots: How to Begin your Family Genealogy”

Learn the basics of how to research your family history with a genealogy workshop at The Hunterdon County Historical Society on Saturday, April 29 from 11:00- 12:30 pm. The workshop will be held at the Society’s headquarters and library located at 114 Main Street in Flemington.

Conducted by Jacquelyn Oshman, reference librarian at the New Brunswick Public Library, the workshop will explore the basics of genealogy research including data bases available on-line, as well as other resources and collections to assist in tracing your family tree. Ms. Oshman specializes in local history research and is a frequent presenter on researching your roots. She is a member of the New Jersey Genealogical Society and a regular contributor to Findagrave.com. Ms. Oshman will be assisted by Pamela Robinson, the Society’s librarian, to detail sources available at the Hunterdon County Historical Society.

The workshop is free for members of the Historical Society with a $5.00 program fee for non- members. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants may register by calling or e-mailing the Hunterdon County Historical Society @ info@hunterdonhistory.org or 908-782-1091.

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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