Tuesday, September 9, 2014

East Amwell Historical Society to Offer Walking Tour of Ringoes

East Amwell Historical Society to Offer Walking Tour of Ringoes
September 20, 2014

The East Amwell Historical Society invites you to take a guided tour through downtown Ringoes and learn all about its history on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

The tour will cover more than 200 years of Ringoes history from the arrival of the area’s first settlers to the 1930s. Learn about the town’s rich colonial history and walk in the footsteps of the Sons of Liberty who gathered at Ringo’s Tavern to debate independence and the Marquis de Lafayette who visited here on multiple occasions during the American Revolution. You’ll also learn about the impact of the railroad on the community and what the village looked like a century ago.

The tour will include stops at the Joseph Inslee Tavern, the home of Dr. Cornelius Larison and the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The Henry Landis House where the Marquis de Lafayette convalesced during the American Revolution. The home was built in 1750.
The historical society will offer morning and afternoon sessions of this tour starting in the parking lot behind the Clawson House. The morning session begins at 10:00 am and the afternoon at 2:00 pm. Tickets cost $10 per person, and all proceeds benefit the historical society’s efforts to preserve and share East Amwell’s history. To register, please e-mail Pauline Seramba at pseramba@hotmail.com or call 908-797-9024.

Dave Harding, historical society member and author of a new booklet “Exploring Ringoes: A Self-Guided Tour” will lead the tours. The booklet was released by the East Amwell Historic Preservation Committee.

Rain date is Sunday, September 21, 2014. Light refreshments will be served in the Clawson Park gazebo following the tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Sponsors for the EAHS walking tour are: Rowe Electric Inc., Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Champion Tire, Rutgers Landscape & Nursery, Flemington Car & Truck Country, and Orlando Family Dentistry.

Also, mark your calendars for Friday, October 24, 2014 when the East Amwell Historical Society presents a special Halloween program on ghost stories at 7:00 pm. While we have yet to confirm a location, don’t fear, we won’t hold the event in a cemetery!

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