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 19 - Meeting held at the Clinton House (2 West Main Street, Clinton) at 11am. Stephanie Stevens will talk about her latest book, The Journey: Origins of Jewish Life in Hunterdon, including the story of Baron Maurice de Hirsch of a wealthy German Jewish banking family marrying into another of Europe’s great financial families. The Clinton House will be serving coffee and baked goods at $7 per person. Sign up for this event by February 12, 2018.
March 19 - Master gardener Ruth Claus will speak about John Bartram, a Pennsylvania farmer in the early 18th century who’s research on native plants of the Colonies greatly influenced the gardens of England.
April 16 - Presentation by Peter Osborne on the 1804-1806 expedition of Lewis and Clark. Historian and author Peter Osborne is an old friend of the Red Mill and his lectures are always a great time!
April 26 - Spring Luncheon at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Drive, Washington, NJ. The luncheon will include a first-person portrayal of Queen Victoria by Alisa Dupuy. At barely 5 feet fall, the great Queen Victoria embodied the Shakespearean quote “though she be little, she is fierce”, surviving six assassination attempts. Cost is $55 per person, reservations due by April 21st. Download the RSVP form here.
May 21 - Presentation by Linda Barth on the Delaware and Raritan Canals, one of the most successful canals in the nation, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the famous Erie Canal. Linda Barth will teach us about the people and mechanics that made the canal work.
June 18 - 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 17 - Fashion during WWI - the Red Mill’s Monday clothing volunteer group will share wonderful Downton Abby style pieces from the museum’s collection worn right here in Hunterdon County.
October 15 - Road trip to Morgan Log House in Kulpsville, PA. Former Red Mill assistant director Tim Betz is now executive director of the Log House, built in 1704. Tim Betz will share the stories of colonists, scrappy revolutionaries and those seeking opportunities in the New World who lived on the property. We will carpool from behind the Clinton Town Municipal Building on the corner of Leigh Street. We will depart at 9am and stop for lunch on the way home, returning home by midafternoon. It is an easy 1 hour drive from Clinton to Kulpsville.
November 19 - Red Mill Museum assistant director Marie Salthouse presents Death and Dying in America. Many common funeral and mourning customs of the 18th and 19th centuries seem strange and macabre to us today. Special objects from the museum’s collection will be on view.
December 17 - Friends annual Christmas party at 11:30am. Please bring food for the Food Pantry.
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