Friday, June 2, 2017

History of Farming — KHS Meeting and Talk

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm, the Kingston Historical Society will hold its spring meeting and talk. Judy Peters, President of the Van Harlingen Historical Society (VHHS) of Montgomery, will present "Harvest Time! The History of Farming in the Millstone Valley . . . In Their Words." The experiences of farmers from the early 1700s to current times will be described in their actual words found in diaries, inventories, wills and oral histories from the Van Harlingen Historical Society archives. They will be illustrated with historic photographs from the VHHS Image Collection and objects from the Montgomery Farm Museum. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and share local farming experiences.

Judy Peters has served as President of VHHS for the last 4 years. She lives in the historic district of Bridgepoint, in "Opie's Mill," which is considered one of the oldest surviving mills in the Millstone Valley. She has a Master's degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and taught and supervised research there for 10 years. In her "other life," Judy is a business consultant in the chemical and textile industry.

The free program will take place at the Kingston Firehouse, 8 Heathcote Brook Road (just off Route 27) in Kingston, NJ. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit KHSNJ or call 609-223-3877.

Staats Boys Haying, early 1930s

Photo: Courtesy of Kingston Historical Society