Friday, October 7, 2011

Somerset County History Weekend

The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission's annual Weekend Journey Through the Past starts tomorrow.

Twenty-two historic sites are open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. with many of them planning special exhibits, tours, and activities. Admission and parking at all the sites are free.

Dress comfortably. Take your camera. You will have more fun if you participate in the activities and you will learn stuff. All ages will enjoy this. Take a picnic lunch or find a place to eat while you are touring Somerset County. [Miss Rose says to mention that dogs are not welcome at all the sites.]

The HNJJ staff has a special soft spot for Codington Farmstead in Warren Township. The last resident Codington family member died in 2003. The 21st century is already history and so many items in the house remind us of our own grandparents. And not everyone in Central Jersey lives in a new house with all the technical gadgets - or needs to. [Note: That last comment is from the resident Luddite.]

The Somerset County Weekend Journey Through the Past website is here or here.
The slideshow photographs were taken during the tours from 2007 through 2010 and are provided courtesy of Susan Gulliford and George Mariasz.

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