Save the Date! Events for 2020

Seventh Annual Cemetery Cemener Set for Saturday, April 25 POSTPONED
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 2 Race Street in Pittstown

Cemetery Cemenar Postponed

The Seventh Annual Cemetery Cemenar, slated for Saturday, April 25, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are working to reschedule this program, so please check back on our website for further announcements.

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Don’t miss the seventh annual Cemetery Cemener on Saturday, April 25 at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 2 Race Street in Pittstown.

Registration check-in starts at 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Joseph Adelman

The key note address titled “A Family Affair: Revolutionary Politics, News and the Women Behind the Press” begins at 11 a.m. and will be given by Dr. Joseph M. Adelman, author of “Revolutionary Networks, The Business and Politics of Printing the News.” Adelman is an Associate Professor at Framingham State University.

Lunch follows at noon and is provided by Jersey Mike’s Subs.
From 1 – 2 p.m. the event will feature several cemetery tours:

  • Revolutionary Gravestones led by John Allen
  • Mary Claypoole (1st wife of David Chambers Claypoole) led by Rhonda Witwer
  • Bonnell Family led by Hank Bonnell, owner of the Bonnell Tavern
  • Civil War Gravestone Tour led by John Kuhl,
  • Robert Taylor Family led by William Honachefsky of the Union Forge Heritage Association.

The event will also have original “General Advertiser” newspapers from 1796 on display from the Hunterdon Historical Society Collection. Dr. Adelman’s book will be available for purchase too.

Please register in advance at The Hunterdon 300th website by April 22. Cost is $10, which includes lunch.

Send checks to: Hunterdon County Historical Society, 114 Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822.

For further information, call 908-782-1091.

The Cemener is co-sponsored by The Hunterdon County Historical Society, The Hunterdon 300th Committee, and the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.

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.