Once again, the East Amwell Historical Society has outdone itself by lining up four incredible local homes to present at our 6th Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 2nd.
This year we will start out at one of the largest Victorian houses in the township. This 1850 house has large rooms, high ceilings and will be totally decorated for the holidays. Next we will travel to a restored barn that has large open spaces, big beams, lots of nooks and crannies and beautiful views.
On to a 1735 home that was recently featured in Country Sampler magazine. This house, originally a general store, is filled with antiques and historic memorabilia that will surely excite everyone entering through its historic front door.
Next stop is the Henry Landis House in downtown Ringoes. This home was on our very first tour and since then every year people have asked to have it on again. Built in 1750, this stone house was at the center of the Revolutionary War and was where General Lafayette recuperated from an illness. You might even see his ghost!
Finally after returning to our cars, people will be invited back to the newly opened East Amwell Museum for refreshments. This is the first year the Museum is decorated for the holidays and will have special exhibits of antique Christmas cards, Angels, and Santa’s. You will also have the opportunity of seeing our current photography show by noted local photographer Nancy Parker. And don’t worry, we will have hot cider and refreshments there to finish your tour.
Space is very limited and this event sells out quickly. Tickets are $25 per person and seats must be paid for in advance. For reservations, please contact Gloria Wargo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at 908-782-1601. Send checks to EAHS, P.O. Box 98, Ringoes, NJ 08551. Buses leave the EA Municipal Building at 1pm and should return by 4:30. From the Municipal Building, people will drive their own vehicles to the Museum for refreshments. Guests should plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m. so they can be checked in and seated, as the bus will leave promptly at 1 p.m.