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HUNTERDON COUNTY TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


300 YEARS OF HISTORY

Hunterdon County Celebrates 300 Years in 2014
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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
  • July 31st Free Concert July 31st Free Concert A Night at the Opera!!! Join us on this special evening with Susan Whitenack, Steven Snow and Roetta Senkus Bacon. 7pm at Deer Path Park, Flemington.
  • August 6th Lecture August 6th Lecture Join Hunterdon County Agricultural and 4H Fair Committee member Terry Wright for this informative discussion. Terry will have a powerpoint presentation of historical photographs from fairs gone by. Refreshments follow. Route 12 County Complex, 314 State Route 12, Building #1, Assembly Space, Fleminton 7pm
  • FREE Concert & Fireworks FREE Concert & Fireworks Join us August 7th for a spectacular Fire Works Display (originally scheduled for July 3rd) at Deer Path Park after the FREE Concert Under the Stars which begins at 7pm. FREE Public Transportation being offered...
  • Author Elizabeth Gilbert Author Elizabeth Gilbert Saturday, August 9th - BIG MAGIC: THE PROCESS OF WRITING A NEW BOOK AND HOW MY HOMETOWN OF FRENCHTOWN INSPIRES ME Join author, businesswoman and world traveler Elizabeth Gilbert in a fascinating talk about the process she went through when writing her last book "The Signature of All Things". Our speaker will also discuss how living in Frenchtown and Hunterdon County has inspired her projects. Booksigning and refreshments follow. County Complex, Building #1, 314 Route 12, Flemington 2pm
  • Join Kingwood Historian Join Kingwood Historian and Revolutionary War Re-Enactor Sal DeSapio at one of his 300th lectures: August 27th, October 21st or December 3rd. See our Calendar of Events for Details
  • Missed Our Farm Tour? Missed Our Farm Tour? No use crying over spilled milk! You have another chance on Saturday, September 6th when the 300th visits farms in the North County. Tickets will be available in early August.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Quarkertown Walking Tour Quarkertown Walking Tour Historians and Artists Dan and Marty Campanelli pose iwth historic Hunterdon Samplers (from their lecture on May 7th). Join the Campanelli's on their Walking tour of Quakertown on September 20th.
  • 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.
  • Happy Birthday Hunterdon Happy Birthday Hunterdon See photos from our Official 300th Birthday Celebration held on Saturday, March 22. Parade, Cake, Fireworks and more...
  • 300 Facts About Hunterdon County 300 Facts About Hunterdon County In celebration of Hunterdon's Tricentennial - A Special Thank You to County Historian John Kulk, the Creator of the Collection.
  • Gebhardt & Kiefer, Donate Saplings Gebhardt & Kiefer, Donate Saplings Shade Tree Commission Chair John Anderson is joined by his son Michael and volunteers Carolyn Sepkowski & Alla Dmytrieva as they help plant 130 saplings at South County Park in celebration of National Arbor Day. The trees were donated by the law firm of Gebhardt & Kiefer, celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. The Shade Tree Commission will be planting 300 trees in 2014.
  • 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.
  • Happy 80th John Kuhl Happy 80th John Kuhl The 300th celebrated author and County Historian John Kuhl's 80th birthday with a surprise cake (courtesy of our friends at Shop Rite) following his Walking Tour of Three Bridges. The cake shows John's now famous photograph in Civil War uniform (a northerner of course!) taken by Walter Choroszewski in his beautiful book "Hunterdon In My Heart."
  • 3 Panel Mural - a Work in Progress 3 Panel Mural - a Work in Progress 300 Years of Hunterdon Illustrative 3 Panel Mural - Panel 2 in Progress 1800s by Paul Jennis
  • 300th Anniversary Photo Contest 300th Anniversary Photo Contest Be a Part of Hunterdon's History
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

MUNICIPAL BOUNDRIES PRESENTATION:

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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Monday, July 28, 2014: FREE! A Night at the Opera Plus a Preview of Our last Two Concerts! read more...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Tavern Tour Typo - Correction, Jersey Shades and Our Summer Sales Special!! read more...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Tavern Tourists - This Blog is For YOU!! read more...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Concert Special, Family Friendly Free Farm Fun and August Tickets! read more..

 

FREE CONCERT UNDER THE STARS
THURSDAY - JULY 31ST

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH

Susan Whitenack
Steven Snow
and
Rosetta Senkus Bacon
DOWNLOAD OPERA PROGRAM

7pm
Deer Path Park
120 West Woodschurch Road , Flemington

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR
JULY & AUGUST EVENTS

July 31st: FREE Concert Under the Stars - A Night at the Opera - DOWNLOAD OPERA PROGRAM
August 3: Ice Cream Social for Teens and Tweens Hunterdon Dairy Princess and 4H Junior Leaders Club Members sorry event cancelled
August 6: : The History of the Flemington (Hunterdon County) Fair
August 7: FREE Concert Under the Stars with the JAZZ CELEBRATION BIG BAND, and FIRE WORKS DISPLAY AFTER THE CONCERT
August 8: 9:30am Tour of Linderbergh's Home and Important Kidnapping Sites SOLD OUT
August 8: 1:30pm Tour of Linderbergh's Home and Important Kidnapping Sites SOLD OUT
August 9: Big Magic: The Process of Writing a New Book and How My Hometown of Frenchtown Inspires Me with Author Elizabeth Gilbert
August 13: The Probate Process with Hunterdon Surrogate Susan Hoffman
August 14: FREE Concert Under the Stars, performer to be announced, at Deer Path Park
August 16: Story Songs of History with Gordon Thomas Ward
NEW EVENT!August 21: Tavern Tour: An Evening at the Frenchtown Inn. Visit our August Calendar for Ticketing information,
August 27: Kingwood's Hidden Past: The Lenni-Lenape Indians
Thru October 1st: 300th Anniversary Photography Contest

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

UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED
BY OUR SPECIAL PARTNERS:

Thru - September 11th: Prall House Docent Tours at the Prallsville Mills, Stockton Delaware River Mill Society
Thru September 21st: Exhibit - Overview of Hunterdon County: A history through Aerial Photography The Red Mill Museum Village
Solitude Heritage Museum of Early Hunterdon History, Cultural and Environmental Center, 117 Van Syckles Road, Hampton Grand Opening Union Forge Heritage Association
August 3: Lambertville Historic Walking Tour Lamberville Historical Society
August 17: Tour Tewksbury by Auto Tewksbury Township Historical Society
August 17: Cemetery Walking Tour Lebanon Borough
August 31: Riverfest Frenchtown Borough



THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

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