UPCOMING VHHS PROGRAMS
MAY IN MONTGOMERY – Canceled
For the past 40+ years years May in Montgomery has been and continues to be the primary fundraiser of the Van Harlingen Historical Society. As you know we are currently living through an extraordinary situation and as a result we have had to cancel our annual celebration of the township history.
In the interim, we would ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to us to help us continue to help make Montgomery History come alive. We look forward to continuing our programs sharing our pride in the past in the future
The Keith Line with Joe Grabus and Bruce Blair – postponed to September
The “Why” and the “How” of Province Line Road, a remnant of the dividing line between East Jersey and West Jersey determined by surveyors in 1686 is a tale of amazing skill, remarkable endurance and intractable disagreements preserved in a name.
The true story of how George Keith leading a little survey crew over salt marsh, through pine forest and over steep hills to lay down a perfectly straight line 60 miles long in five weeks using only primitive instruments will be told for us in April by two of the old deans of surveying with transit and compass, Joe Grabus and Bruce Blair. Watch for date and details. This is a don’t miss special treat.
As always, thanks to our business members:
While you are here we hope you might consider becoming a member, visiting our store or making a donation to help support our historical societies,many projects including the Gulick House, farm museum and the Schoolhouse.
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Montgomery Township proudly flies the official Montgomery flag at Veterans Memorial Park. A 2.5 x 4 foot “ home” size version of the flag is now available to the citizenry of the Township. The Van Harlingen Historical Society is selling a limited quantity of flags, made in the USA, for $40.
To order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A 2” x 4” stick flag is also available for $5.
The Gulick House library, located at 506 Route 601 in Belle Mead, is opened the last Saturday of the month from 10 – 12. Drop by for a visit. We’re having a pop-up book sale and you can obtain gently used local history books for ½ price.
The Van Harlingen Historical Society
was founded in 1965 to help preserve the heritage of the Montgomery Township area and to interpret the area’s history through educational programs, publications, and exhibits. VHHS believes that by educating people about our rich history, we create a stronger sense of community.