Events 2022

Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss these programs we’re lining up for you:

Saturday, Oct. 15
10 AM~2 PM

HCHS Book Sale Oct. 15

 Is there a better example of serendipity than prowling rows of books and finding that one (or two or three!) that you can’t wait to take home to read?

 If you love histories and biographies, then you won’t want to miss the return of the fabulous HCHS Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Doric House Museum, 114 Main St., Flemington.

 Among our offerings you will find an eclectic collection of rare and unusual books, along with a few popular favorites thrown in for good measure. You’ll find a treasure trove of books about townships and counties in New Jersey and various state histories. You’ll also find first editions, and reproductions of historic maps and posters.

Author Jim Davidson will be on hand from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to sign copies of his new book When the Circus Came to Town.

 Since this is HCHS’s first book sale since the pandemic, it is stocked with hundreds of books. Arrive early for the best selection.

 Cash or personal check only. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit HCHS’s mission to preserve, protect and share our county’s history.

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Deats/Thatcher
Native American Exhibition
to Open Oct. 22

The Hunterdon County Historical Society will open its Deats/Thatcher Archaeological Collection of Native American Artifacts exhibition on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to visit the top floor of the Flemington Public Library to explore this important and fascinating exhibition, which comprises a rich and varied collection of Native American artifacts and ethnographic pieces reflecting the interests of its collectors: Hiram E. Deats and John C. Thatcher.

Dr. Greg Herman, Mark Zdepski and Ed Fimbel III worked extensively to curate this exhibition.

Most of the items in the collection were found in Hunterdon County and date back as far as 12,000 years. The stone and pottery artifacts were collected by Hiram E. Deats (1870-1963) and John C. Thatcher (1874-1957) during the late 19th and early 20 centuries.

Both men owned farms in Hunterdon County and found many arrowheads and other stone artifacts in their fields. Deats’ farm was located at Flemington Junction and Thatcher’s was west of Flemington on Thatcher’s Hill.

In addition to the artifacts, the collection offers a fascinating history of the Lenape people in Hunterdon County from early times through their first contact with Europeans 500 years ago.

Dr. Herman is among the curators attending the Oct. 22 open house, along with several HCHS trustees.

Among the HCHS trustees who assisted with this exhibition were Roger Ahrens, Suzanne Bennett and John Allen.

The Flemington Public Library is located at 118 Main St., Flemington.

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