Posts with the label Hunterdon County
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Showing posts with label Hunterdon County. Show all posts

December 03, 2013

Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey, Part 2

Log Cabin

Historic Red Mill Museum Village
Historic Red Mill Museum Village
Historic Red Mill Museum Village
Historic Red Mill Museum Village

Read more of my posts about the Red Mill and the village here.

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read here.

Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey, Part 2

December 03, 2013

November 26, 2013

Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey

The Red Mill Museum Shop


Historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton includes several different buildings that hold historic interest. 

 

The mill was used to make many things over the years, including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

Historic Red Mill Village
Historic Red Mill Village


The Blacksmith: 

 The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith
The Blacksmith

The General Store and Post Office:

The General Store and Post Office
The General Store and Post Office

Read more of my posts about the Red Mill and the village here.

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read this page.

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!
 

Historic Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey

November 26, 2013

November 19, 2013

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Schoolhouse


Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. 

 

There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 

 

This schoolhouse was not original to this site. According to the website:

In 1974, the circa 1860 Bunker Hill Schoolhouse was moved to the Museum grounds from a site near Sky Manor Airport in Franklin Township. Former Curator Claire Young remembers that moving the school house took several days even though it was only five miles away. She followed behind the building picking up pieces of the siding that fell in the road, to replace later. Some of those boards had the school children’s initials carved in them from long ago. 

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

There is a sign in the schoolhouse called "Rules for Teachers 1862"

 Rules for Teachers sign



If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, click here.

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Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

November 19, 2013

November 12, 2013

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey


This may be the most photographed building in New Jersey. 

 

The little town of Clinton in beautiful Hunterdon County is the home of The Red Mill, a very important building in its day.

The mill was used to make many things over the years; including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

These photos show the outside of the mill, and the last photo shows the powerful wheel from the inside.


The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey




If you want to read more about The Red Mill, read my other posts!

 

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The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey

November 12, 2013

November 08, 2011

Thanksgiving In The Country, Part I


Post Office
Sergeantsville, NJ Post Office


For the last 38 years Sergeantsville, NJ has hosted Thanksgiving In The Country. This is a tour of interesting houses and places in the surrounding countryside. The proceeds benefit the Cleft Palate Unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 
Sergeantsville (the first syllable is pronounced "surge"), part of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County, is a lovely rural area. 

Many houses and buildings in the area date to the Revolutionary War days. Many buildings there and in surrounding towns are in the National Register of Historic Places. I was also pleased to see signs on some farms that are designated as preserved farmlands.

Nearby is the famous Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, which we passed through twice but I was unable to photograph (we were on the tour bus and went through the bridge quickly). I will definitely go back for that! It is the last covered bridge in New Jersey.

This year’s tour included an artist’s home, an old house that George Washington slept in (he slept his way all over New Jersey during the Revolutionary War), and a really cool old house with an eclectic mix of modern and old furnishings. I couldn’t take photos inside the houses of course, but tried to take as many photos of the surroundings as I could. Also included was the Methodist church, where a delicious lunch was served, and the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, where a complimentary tea was served.

The photo above is the Sergeantsville Post Office. Below are photos of the Sergeantsville General Store, The Sergeantsville Inn, the Methodist Church, some of the houses and countryside, and the Prallsville Mills.

The Sergeantsville Inn, which has been around in one form or another since the 1700's:


The Sergeantsville Inn
The Sergeantsville Inn

The traffic cop:

Sergeantsville Police Officer
Sergeantsville Police Officer


The Methodist Church:

Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey
Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey
Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

The General Store:

Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey
Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey

One of the tour houses and surrounding countryside:

House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

 

The Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ:

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey


To read more about Sergeantsville (Delaware Township), click here.
 
For more about the Sergeantsville Inn, click here.

For more about the Prallsville Mills, click here.

For more about the Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, click here.


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Thanksgiving In The Country, Part I

November 08, 2011