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The African American Presence in the Sourland Mountains and Surrounding Area.

Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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In honor of Black History Month, join Elaine Buck, Beverly Mills and John Buck, the President of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association, for a very special program of untold sotries about the lives of local African American men and women buried in the Stoutsburg Cemetery including a veteran who fought in the Revolutionary War.  The cemetery is located in what is now Hopewell Township in Mercer County, but was part of Hunterdon (Amwell Township) during the American Revolution.  The history of the Stoutsburg Cemetery will also be discussed which was originally purchased in 1858 by three African American men seeking a burial ground for people of color who could not be buried alongside whites.  This cemetery has been lovingly restored by the current Board of Trustees.  A part of Hunterdon's early history about how enslaved and free people were instrumental in building this region, serving in the military, and now contributing to the economy.  

Main Branch of the County Library
7 pm  Free
Refreshements follow



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Main Branch of the County Library
314 Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)


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Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee

The Hunterdon County Tricentennial Committee is a Not-For-Profit Corporation created for Hunterdon County's 300th birthday celebration and historical education in 2014.

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