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THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF FLEMINGTON BOROUGH

Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF FLEMINGTON BOROUGH

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General Admission Apr 16, 2019 Free  

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Join 18th Century patriots, Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Lowery (played by Cynthia and Vann Smith), who will be visiting Flemington. The Lowerys  will entertain attendees with stories of Colonial Flemington with a focus on their early lives here as immigrants from Ireland and their relationship with the Fleming family.  The Colonel will also tell us about his time in Flemington as a merchant.  He also served as Quartermaster to George Washington during the Revolution.  His warehouse in Flemington, containing stores for the Patriots, was the object of a British raiding party from Penny Town.  This raid resulted in the skirmish with the Flemington Militia led by John Schenk at Geary’s Ridge and the death of Cornet Francis Geary who led the British Cavalry.  Esther Fleming Lowery was also active during the Revolution.  She raised large sums of money to purchase food and clothes to supply Washington’s Army.  Following the Revolution, Esther was one of the Ladies of Trenton who funded and planned the reception to welcome George Washington to New Jersey.  Both Esther and Thomas Lowery were dedicated Patriots.   

7 pm.  Main Branch of the County Library.  Free.  Reservations Required.  

Refreshments follow.


 

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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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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