It’s shaping up to be an historic fall! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss any of these events:
PLEASE NOTE: There is no rain date for these events. In case of cancellation, you will receive notification thru Eventbrite. If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email email@example.com or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.
|Downtown Flemington History Walk
Saturday, Oct. 16
|Take a walk through historic downtown Flemington. Hear the stories of the buildings, the people that built them, and how the downtown has changed and adapted during the past 300 years of settlement. Janice Armstrong, president of the Hunterdon County Historical Society Board of Trustees, a lifelong Hunterdon County resident and local history lover, will be your guide. Information about registering for these tours can be found at: Hunterdon300th.org|
|Downtown Ringoes History Walk
Saturday, Nov. 6
|Discover the fascinating history of downtown Ringoes. Your tour guide will be Dave Harding, HCHS administrator, a founding member of the East Amwell Historical Society, and author of a self-guided walking tour of Ringoes. Dave will tell you about John Ringo’s arrival in the early 1700s and how he became a reluctant tavern owner, and discuss the legend of his buried treasure. You’ll learn about the Sons of Liberty meeting at the tavern of “the second” John Ringo, and the Henry Landis House (above) where the Marquis de Lafayette’s convalesced after falling ill, and much more!
The two walking tours listed above are free, but reservations are required and limited to 20 participants. The starting location will be disclosed to those holding reservations only. Information about registering for these tours can be found at: Hunterdon300th.org
|Doric House Museum Tours
Sunday, Nov. 7
|We are reopening the Doric House Museum for tours! Join us to learn all about this beautiful Greek-Revival home and the people who lived there. Make sure to visit the museum’s second floor Astle-Alpaugh Gallery, which features an exhibit of historic Main Street Flemington photos dating from 1889-1905. The images come from the archival collection of the estate of John F. Schenk and capture the shops, houses, churches and people on Main Street from the turn of the 20th century.|
|Walking Tour of Three Bridges
Saturday, Nov. 13
|Three Bridges native and long-time HCHS Trustee John Kuhl will lead a fascinating walking tour of historic Three Bridges. John knows every nook and cranny of this special hamlet.
This walking tours listed above are free, but reservations are required and limited to 30 participants. The starting location will be disclosed to those holding reservations only. Information about registering can be found at Hunterdon300th.org
|HCHS Annual Fall Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 14
|Everyone is welcome to join us for our annual fall meeting with special guest Dr. Stephen Kaufman, who will discuss “The Peopling of the Americas: How and When Did Native Americans Come to Hunterdon County.”
Dr. Kaufman, holds a PhD in Archaeology and recently retired as a full professor from Raritan Valley Community College. He chaired the Department of Humanities at RVCC for several years, and taught classes in anthropology, archaeology and racial diversity.
Dr. Kaufman and his wife, Phyllis, also ran a travel agency, which gave him the opportunity to travel the globe and conduct trips to many of the world’s major archaeological and historical sites.
Venue for this free event TBD. We will post updates on our website and through these online emails.
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