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Compiled by: 

Jon K. Holcombe

47206 Oak Place

Wellesley Island NY 13640-3129

315-482-9218

holcombe1@gisco.net

Designed by: 

Jenifer (Holcombe) Soykan

 

 

Holcombe-Jimision Farmstead Museum

[unofficial site]

HolJimSign.JPG (149675 bytes)

   The site of the early property purchased by John Holcombe is now occupied by a museum.  While not directly related to genealogy, its heritage is acknowledged, and the house located there is said to be the oldest structure still standing in Hunterdon County, NJ.

   Quoting from the brochure, "The museum property was once part of John Holcombe's 'Plantation' according to his will of 1742.  In 1968, the Farmstead was donated to the Hunterdon County Historical Society by Milo and Rachel Jimson . . . . the Museum's volunteers and Trustees have restored the property and added outbuildings for the Post Office, Blacksmith Shop, Carriage Shed, and Print Shop."

   The museum is located in sight of the Delaware River a short distance north of Lambertville, New Jersey.  The address is 1605 Daniel Bray Highway (Route 29), Lambertville NJ 08530-2402.  It is generally open in the summer from May to October, on Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons. New members and supporters are encouraged.  Tel (609) 397-2752

   The official website of the museum can be accessed at:

http://www.holcombe-jimison.org

 

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2011  EVENT  SCHEDULE

VISITING HOURS

Open
Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Starting first weekend in May
To last weekend in October

Group and school tours can be arranged throughout the year by calling (609) 397-2752

Suggested Donation Adults $5.00
Senior Citizens and Students $3.00

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May 1  -  Opening Day

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Pot Luck Supper at 4:00 pm

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Delaware Valley Herb Society Plant Sale


Annual Sale 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2011

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   Annual Meeting 2 PM

Sunday, June 26, 2010

Treasurer's Report and Election of Trustees

 Farmer's Honor Roll - Names of Hunterdon County Farmers

Administration Building, light refreshments to follow

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Lambertville Civil War Re-enactors

Saturday and Sunday, August 6th & 7th 2011

$10 Admission - children under 12 free

Saturday, August 6th 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 7th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Farmstead Festival

Celebration of Farming

http://www.holcombe-jimison.org/celebration.html

In addition to the museum, come see a large variety of crafts and demonstrations

Admission Fee $5 per person or $10 per car

September 24th, rain date 25th, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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For reservations please call the museum phone and leave a message: (609) 297-2572

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October 30, 2010  -   Fall Closing

2011 Closing Day & Potluck Supper 4:00 pm

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   While the museum now has an official website, other sites have given note such as the following:

http://www.njskylands.com/hscollections.htm#MusHolcombe

http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/c&h/huntmuseums.htm#holcombe

http://www.fieldtrip.com/nj/89952237.htm

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      Following are a few photos of the museum properties.  There are several, so be patient if your connection speed is slow. 

 

                       The John Holcombe Farmhouse

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Present day Farmhouse

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                        Museum Grounds and Buildings

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                        The Farmstead Museum displays

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