The Friends of the Red Mill Museum Village is a wonderful group of people who support the museum through volunteerism and fundraising. We are so grateful to have them! All events take place in the Red Mill Museum Village meeting room at 10:00am and are free unless otherwise noted.
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February 27 - Meeting held at the North Branch Library in Clinton, 65 Halstead Street, 10:00am. Freeholders Director Suzanne Lagay and Freeholder Matt Holt will present the plan on the Comprehensive Economic Development Study, completed in 2014 by the Hunterdon County Freeholders. The plan is intended to implement policies that positively impact infrastructure, transportation, housing and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to voice their thoughts.
March 20 - Presentation by local history buff and teacher Chip Riddle on the Tories. The term “Tory” or “Loyalist” was used during the American Revolution to describe anyone who remained loyal to the British Crown. Hearing Chip is always great fun!
April 17 - Presentation by Peter Osborne on American author Willa Sibert Cather. Cather is known for her novels on frontier life in the Great Plains, such as O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Antonia. Osborne is an author himself, his latest book The Trains of Our Memory is about the Rail Road Museum of Pennsylvania.
April 27 - Spring Luncheon at 11:30am at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Drive, Washington, NJ. Cost is $55 per person. Food details coming soon. Luncheon will include a presentation by accomplished actor and historian Pat Jordan who will be portraying the charismatic aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Known for her historic solo trans-Atlantic flight, she was also active in the National Woman’s Party and was a strong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
May 15 - Presentation by Linda Barth on the history of inventing in New Jersey and how these innovations have changed our world. Barth is the author of A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone and is the Executive Director and Newsletter Editor of the league of Historical Societies of New Jersey.
June 19 - First annual Friends tour of the Red Mill Museum Village. 2 hour guided tour of the Museum will include the Red Mill, Mulligan Quarry, Schoolhouse, Log Cabin and a live blacksmith demonstration.
September 18 - Tim Betz will talk about the peach industry in Hunterdon County. Betz is our former Assistant Director and currently works as Executive Director at the Morgan Log House Museum in Kulpsville, PA.
October Bus Trip to the New York City Historical Society Museum and Library - date and details, including price, coming soon!
November 20 - Presentation by the Red Mill Museum Collections Group. Toys and children’s clothing from our collection will be shared - please bring any items you have from the “old days” to the meeting to share as well!
December 18 - Friends annual Christmas party at 11:30am. Please bring food for the Food Pantry.
Friends member and collections volunteer Lynn Burtis shows off the exquisite stitch detailing on a hand-sewn corset from her private family collection during a November 2016 presentation about underwear.
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