Monday, October 22, 2012

Two Fall Events by Kingston Historical Society

The Kingston Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on October 25, 2012, at 7:30 pm at the Kingston firehouse. After a brief meeting the KHS will host an illustrated presentation by historian Clifford Zink titled "A Lovely Place to Live: Heathcote Farm Gracefully Adapts to Changing Times." Mr. Zink is a local historian, author and preservation consultant in Princeton and an expert on the Withington Estate—Heathcote Farm. In 2011 he received the John A. Roebling Award for his outstanding contribution to documenting and preserving the industrial heritage of the area. Mr. Zink is the author of five books including The Roebling Legacy and The Monmouth Country Park System. He is currently compiling a history of preservation in New Jersey for the N.J. Historic Trust. The Kingston firehouse is located at 6 Heathcote Road (off Route 27). The meeting is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, November 4, 2012, the KHS will offer tours of Heathcote Farm led by Mr. Zink. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tours for up to 15 people will begin at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Reservations can be made by email at or by phone at 609-223-3877. Please leave a contact name, phone number and preferred tour time.

Photograph of Heathcote Farm as the Withington Country Estate courtesy of Clifford Zink