It’s a down home birthday bash and all are invited. There is no gift required, just a love of old-fashioned fun, local history or both. The Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery is pleased to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their organization, founded in 1965, with an old-time barn dance. There is no dance experience needed. Spectators are welcome as well to come see the popular Long Hill String Band perform. There will also be special historic image exhibits showing “Montgomery As It Was.” Light refreshments will be served and of course there will be a great, big Birthday Cake.
“If you can clap your hands or stomp your feet please come help us celebrate!” said Judy Peters, President of Van Harlingen.
The September 25th affair will be held at the Princeton Elks Lodge, aka the old Van Zandt Barn, 354 Route 518, Skillman, NJ, from 8 to 11 pm.
The caller will be Sue Dupre. Sue has 30 years of experience calling dances of all sorts and her wry humor and love of helping beginner dancers find their footing really makes for a fun event.
Dress is country casual or casual. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
Tickets are $15/Adults; $10/Teens in Advance by September 21st. For reservations please send check to VHHS, Box 23, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 or use PayPal at www.vanharlingen,org. Tickets at the Door are $20/Adults; $15/Teens.
Van Harlingen Historical Society (VHHS) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization which was founded to preserve the heritage of the Montgomery Twp. area and to interpret the area’s history through educational programs, publications, and exhibits. VHHS believes that by educating our people about our rich history, we create a stronger sense of community. As advocates for preservation of sites and settings, we also help the town make better decisions regarding development. VHHS maintains the Dirck Gulick House at Dutchtown-Zion Rd., built circa 1752, the Bedensville Schoolhouse on the property of Orchard Hill Elementary School, and the Society’s Farm Museum, currently located on Montgomery Road behind the 1860s House. These are all open to the public at specific times.
Step back in time and support local history education by celebrating a 50 year milestone by joining us September 25th. For more info on the event or VHHS call: 908-359-2642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org