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VIRTUAL AND WALKING TOUR OF FLEMINGTON: BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MOVED IN THE BOROUGH

Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Foran Park Gazebo was originally located?  Have you ever wondered why or how a house or building reached its final destination?  Had it been moved from somewhere else in the Borough?  Join Janice Armstrong, noted historian, preservationist, and heritage educator, for a “Talk and Walk” focusing on 19th and 20th Century House Moving in Flemington Borough.  Janice is a life-long resident of Hunterdon County and a retired teacher from Readington Township.  Her preservation experience includes working with the New Jersey Historic Trust, Preservation New Jersey, and the Samuel Fleming House Museum and Gardens. She has also taught classes at Drew University for their Historic Preservation program.

 

Janice is currently writing a walking tour script and training tour guides for tours of Flemington.  What started as a simple question about the original location of the Gazebo in Foran Park, led Janice to some interesting stories and photos on house moving.
Relocating buildings was a common practice in the late 19th and 20th centuries here in Flemington.  Unlike today when we tear down and build again, back then building recycling was the norm.  Janice will share some of her stories about and photos of relocated structures, some of which look as though they have always been in their places.  We will need to see some of these “in situ”, so following the “Talk” we will “Walk” to see some of Flemington’s relocated houses, particularly  along Mine and Main Streets.
This talk and walk is open to everyone:  feel free to come just for the talk portion of the program if you are not up to walking afterwards.
This event is courtesy of Flemington's Historic Preservation Commission.

 

Rain Date:  October 20, 2 pm


Free bottled water will be available.

LIMITED TO 45 PEOPLE. 

 Rain or shine.

FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 


A Wait List will be maintained if you are shut out of this event by emailing us at 300info@co.hunterdon.nj.usor leaving a message at (908) 788-2030.






 

Have questions about VIRTUAL AND WALKING TOUR OF FLEMINGTON: BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MOVED IN THE BOROUGH? Contact Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee

When & Where


Flemington Municipal Building
corner of Park and Court Streets
Behind the Fire House
FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 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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