www.hunterdon300th.org   Hunterdon County, State of NJ



Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014

Welcome to the County of Hunterdon's Tricentennial Celebration website. Please visit often as we update this site daily. We are planning many special events, lectures, tours, fundraisers and more. Join us as we celebrate our 300th Year.

If you have any questions please email 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call us at 908-788-2030. Our office which is located at 3 Chorister Place in Flemington, NJ (just off of Main Street adjacent to the Flemington Borough Police Department) and is open to the public on Saturdays only from 10am to 2pm.

SOME EVENTS WILL REQUIRE RESERVATIONS, ALTHOUGH MOST ARE FREE. Reservations will be taken on a first come first served basis. Reservation information will be posted 3 to 4 weeks prior to each event.

  • Up Coming Event Tickets ... Up Coming Event Tickets ... See What's Available On-Line or you can pick them up at the Tricentennial Headquarters, located at the Flemington Choir School, 3 Chorister Place, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • 3 Panel Mural - a Work in Progress 3 Panel Mural - a Work in Progress 300 Years of Hunterdon Illustrative 3 Panel Mural -Show is Panel 2 in Progress 1800s by Paul Jennis. Unveiling of all 3 Panels will be on Saturday, November 1st at the Main Branch County Library, State Route 12, Flemington.
  • Huntedon Symphony Presents... Huntedon Symphony Presents... Portraits of Hunterdon - November 1st
  • 300th Holiday Bazar 300th Holiday Bazar November 8th 10am to 2pm Shop Early for the Holidays - lots of great gifts available - Grab Bags to 30 1st customers - Raffle Drawing for Commemorative Basket of Keepsakes
  • Sal DeSapio, Member of the Morgan's Riflemen Sal DeSapio, Member of the Morgan's Riflemen discussed his uniform at a wonderful lecture on Daniel Morgan in October. Join us for Sal's Final lecture of the year on December 13th as he details Washington's Crossing of the Delaware from Bucks County to Hunterdon County.
  • Dvoor Farm Tour Dvoor Farm Tour held on Sunday, October 29th. View the slideshow photos and find out more about the Dvoor Farm and the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance.
  • Hunterdon County Timeline Project Hunterdon County Timeline Project Presentation and Unveiling of the School Based Timeline Project - September 30th - 5pm at the Historic County Court House, Main Street, Flemington
  • Anne and Ridley Enslow Anne and Ridley Enslow received a standing ovation for the performance of both entertaining and often poignant Civil War period music." The Enslows will be performing Christmas music heard at the time of the Revolutionary War on December 20th.
  • Teaberry's Tea Shop Teaberry's Tea Shop located in Flemington served up an amazing assortment of treats popular during the Civil War period. The 300th will be celebrating both the holidays and the end of our special celebratory year with a special afternoon tea at Teaberry's on December 27th
  • Super 300th Volunteer Doris Spencer Super 300th Volunteer Doris Spencer at our sales table at a recent communtiy event - END OF SUMMER SPECIAL: All t-Shirs $5 off until Sold Out. Learn more about it on our Fundraiser's Page
  • 300 Facts About Hunterdon County 300 Facts About Hunterdon County In celebration of Hunterdon's Tricentennial - A Special Thank You to County Historian John Kuhl, the Creator of the Collection.
  • Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon and the Breeds of Dairy Cows - Held on June 18th with John Force. In recognition of National Dairy Month, Hunterdon Dairy Farm Historian John Force shared the story of the decline of the Dairy Industry and the Lost Dairy Farms of Hunterdon. John had some of his 100s of antique milk bottles on display. Following John's talk, Retired Dairyman Bernie Beatty spoke on the breeds of Dairy Cows in Hunterdon and the United States. Click on the milk bottles to download a list of the lost dairy farms of Hunterdon County.
  • Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence On Tuesday, July 8th at 4pm, the public was invited to experience the declaration of independence as it was first introduced to the people of Hunterdon County. This event, took place on the steps of the Historic Hunterdon Courthouse
  • Happy Birthday Hunterdon Happy Birthday Hunterdon See photos from our Official 300th Birthday Celebration held on Saturday, March 22. Parade, Cake, Fireworks and more...
  • First Energy Foundation Donation First Energy Foundation Donation John Anderson of the First Energy Foundation delivers a generous donation of $10,000 to Tricentennial Chair Marcia Karrow. First Energy is one of the 300th Committees Special Sponsors who are helping to bring most of our fabulous events to you free of charge.
  • A Click In Time Photo Contest A Click In Time Photo Contest For Kids. An Event Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission in Honor of the Hunterdon County Tricentennial.
  • The First 300 Years... The First 300 Years... of Hunterdon County, 1714-2014. Published by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission for the Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee. This new paperback has chapters from agriculture, to transportation; government to parks. It an important part of your Tricentennial memorabilia as well as Hunterdon book collection! $10 Each.
  • Hunterdon in my Heart Photographic Essay Celebrating Hunterdon at the Tricentennial by Walter Choroszewski Hunterdon in my Heart
  • Celebrate Our 300th Celebrate Our 300th and Join the Hunterdon County Historical Society. Click image for additional information.
  • Limited Edition Prints of Blue Skies Artist Dan Campanelli signs his limited edition prints BLUE SKIES ; of the historic County Court House Limited Edition Prints of Blue Skies



CLICK on the MAP IMAGE BELOW for a Detailed Presentation on
How the County's Municipal Boundary Lines Have Changed Over the Years.

Hunterdon - Then and Now!!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014: Tavern Tour Tickets! New Time - New Location for Sale

Friday, October 10, 2014: November Tickets Going Live!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014: Tavern Tour and Other October Tickets Still Available and Check Out Our Special Partner Events

Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Tavern Tour Typo (Sorry) and Upcoming Special Partner Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2014: October Tickets! October Tavern Tour! And More!

Thursday, September 4, 2014: All Aboard for the Tricentennial Train Charter -- An Amazing Event




Our Sponsors

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Scavanger Hunt

Just in time for the Season - Family Friendly Fun Activities as you search the historic graveyards of Hunterdon County. Choose one or more of our activities and complete by November 6th and you get a sur-prize at our follow up talk "Hunterdon's Buried Past – Literally. Part II" at 7 pm at the Main Branch of the County Library! Learn more about our Scavanger Hunt here....


Blue Skies

300th Presents Original Blue Skies to Freeholders and Judiciary to be permanently hung at the Justice Complex.  
Some Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Prints are Still Available While They Last!  
Call 908-788-2030 for more information or CLICK HERE....



November 1st: Encore! Searching the Search Room with County Clerk Mary Melfi sorry sold out
November 1st: Murals of Hunterdon - Unveiling with Artist Paul Jennis
November 2nd: Jutland Massacre
November 5th: History of Hunterdon County in Art with Paul Jennis, Mural - 18th Century
November 6th: Hunterdon's Buried Past - Literally. Part II
November 7th - 21st: 300th Anniversary Photo Contest Exhibit
November 8th: Historic Menu, Tavern Tour and Lecture at the Tewksbury Inn.
sorry sold out
NEWNovember 8th: Hunterdon 300th Holiday Bazaar
November 9th: Hunterdon Militiamen and Their Families at War: "A People Harassed and Exhausted"
November 12th: History of Hunterdon County in Art with Paul Jennis, Mural - 19th Century
November 15th: Skirmish of Geary's Ridge
November 16th: Col. John Reading, Sr. and the Creation of Hunterdon County (NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for September 28th)
November 19th: History of Hunterdon County in Art with Paul Jennis, Mural - 20th Century

Let us know if you want to be on a waiting list for an event


October 24th: Ghosts of East Amwell - East Amwell Township Historical Society
October 25th: Stroll Through Flemington - A Historic House Tour Flemington Historic Preservation Commission
October 26th: Dvoor Farm Tours of the 1798 Vernacular Georgian-Style Stone House
November 1st: Portraits of Hunterdon: Past and Present with the Hunterdon Symphony - Sponsored by Hunterdon Musical Arts
November 9th
: Tewksbury Township Historical Society Covered Dinner Event

The Hunterdon County Tricentennial is a Federal 501C3 Not For Profit Organization: Tax returns available upon request.