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Hunterdon Tricentennial Committee

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Take a walking tour of downtown Ringoes and discover its rich history.  Our tour guide is Dave Harding, former Hunterdon County Historical Society trustee, founding member of the East Amwell Historical Society, and author of a self-guided walking tour of Ringoes.  Dave will tell us about John Ringo’s arrival in the early 1700s where he became a reluctant tavern owner, and discuss the legend of his buried treasure. We'll learn about the Sons of Liberty meeting at the tavern of “the second” John Ringo, an ardent patriot who hung a portrait of George Washington outside his establishment (unless the British were passing through!). We’ll swing past the Henry Landis House where the Marquis de LaFayette’s convalesced after falling ill, and we’ll talk about the local doctor who rushed to his aid. Speaking of doctors, we’ll also tell you all about Dr. Mary Tidd Bennett, the town’s rare 1800s female physician, and we’ll stand beside the home and publishing house of Dr. Cornelius Larison, and discuss this physician, teacher, publisher, author, interviewer of ex-slave Sylvia DuBois and advocate of phonetic spelling. We’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago. Join us to learn about the fascinating, historic 

Reservations are required.  Afternoon session runs 2 pm for approximately 90 minutes. 

Rain date is Sunday, May 5th.

Walk limited to 20 people. 

If you are closed out of this event and wish to be on our Waiting List, please email us at or call (908) 788-2030 and leave a message.


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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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