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Montgomery Rocks – My sediments exactly! May 6 2023

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MAY IN MONTGOMERY 2023

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Montgomery Rocks

My sediments exactly!

After a multi-year hiatus, the Van Harlingen Historical Society is proud to once again present May in Montgomery.

While we usually highlight local history going back two or three hundred years, this year we’re going back two or three hundred million years.

On May 6, we offer you your choice of morning(10-12) or afternoon (1:30-3:30) bus tour/ field trip led by Sean Kinney, post-doctoral research scholar at Colombia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

The two-hour tour will include several chances to see geological formations up-close and personal. Rain date is May 7. Tickets are $40. A tasty box lunch is included. This is a good time to check out the Gulick House, too, and see the displays.

And that’s not all! On April 26 at 6 pm, you are invited to attend a geology lecture by Dr, Kinney at the Montgomery Library to get “grounded” for the May 6 event. The lecture is co-sponsored by the library.  It is free and open to the public but we suggest you register with the library by going to website sclsnj.org and click on ‘programs’.

If you have questions or would like to reserve your tickets, please contact Candy at library@vanharlingen.org

The Keith Line Sept 10 2022

* * * * September 10th 2022 * * * *

The Keith Line with Joe Grabus and Bruce Blair – 2-4pm

at the new Montgomery Library meeting room

(no reservations required)

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.

This is a don’t miss special treat.

 

 

Show your civic pride – get your Montgomery flag

 Show your civic pride – get your Montgomery flag

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 info@vanharlingen.org for more information.   A 2” x 4” stick flag is also available for $5.

 

The Keith Line with Joe Grabus and Bruce Blair – postponed to 2021

Fall PROGRAM Canceled

We look forward to a time where we can all be together again

The Keith Line with Joe Grabus and Bruce Blair – postponed to 2021

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.

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