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.
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 ...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 ConcertA 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 LectureJoin 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.
Route 12 County Complex, 314 State Route 12, Building #1, Assembly Space, Fleminton
FREE Concert & FireworksJoin 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 GilbertSaturday, 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
Join Kingwood Historianand 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?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 Hunterdonand 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
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 TourHistorians 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 DonationJohn 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 HunterdonSee photos from our Official 300th Birthday Celebration held on Saturday, March 22. Parade, Cake, Fireworks and more...
300 Facts About Hunterdon CountyIn celebration of Hunterdon's Tricentennial - A Special Thank You to County Historian John Kulk, the Creator of the Collection.
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 ContestFor Kids. An Event Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission in Honor of the Hunterdon County Tricentennial.
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 KuhlThe 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 Progress300 Years of Hunterdon Illustrative 3 Panel Mural - Panel 2 in Progress 1800s by Paul Jennis
300th Anniversary Photo ContestBe a Part of Hunterdon's History
Photographic Essay Celebrating Hunterdon at the Tricentennial by Walter ChoroszewskiHunterdon in my Heart
Celebrate Our 300thand Join the Hunterdon County Historical Society. Click image for additional information.
Artist Dan Campanelli signs his limited edition prints BLUE SKIES ; of the historic County Court HouseLimited Edition Prints of Blue Skies
Teaberry's Tea Shoplocated 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 Enslowreceived 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.