Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The History and Archaeology of Rowlands Mills - July 31, 2015

The History and Archaeology of Rowlands Mills
A 19th Century Roadside Village Beside the South Branch
Friday, July 31, 2015

On Friday, July 31, Richard Hunter, president of the Trenton-based historical and archaeological consulting firm Hunter Research, presents the results of excavations and research for the New Jersey Department of Transportation before the dualization of Route 31 between Flemington and Clinton. In particular, Dr. Hunter will talk about Rowlands Mills and the fascinating use of daybooks of a Ewing blacksmith shop.

Dr. Hunter received his B.A. in Archaeology and Geography from Birmingham University (U.K.), an M.A. in Archaeological Science from Bradford University (U.K.), and Ph.D. in Geography from Rutgers University. He serves on the board of the Trenton Downtown Association, and formerly served on the board and as president of Preservation New Jersey and chair of Hopewell Township Historical Preservation Commission. He is a trustee of the Trenton Museum Society. He has authored many publications about New Jersey archaeology and history, including his most recent contribution, “Historical Archaeology in Trenton: A Thirty-Year Retrospective,” in Historical Archaeology of the Delaware Valley, 1600-1850 (2014).

This program takes place on Friday from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead Barn located at 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of Readington Township. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 908-236-2327 or e-mail readingtonmuseums@gmail.com. For directions, visit www.readingtonmuseums.org.

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