RICHARD HUNTER, PhD.
President, Hunter Research Inc.
On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Richard Hunter will present an illustrated lecture “Trenton – A Forgotten Port Community” at the Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center, Lambertville. Dr. Hunter will discuss the history of Trenton as a port and trading hub at the head of navigation on the Delaware River. Originating as the site of a ford, ferry and mills in the early colonial period, Trenton soon emerged as an important focus of the fishing industry in the mid-18th century. Beginning in the 1760s Trenton Landing, (aka Lamberton), became a satellite port of Philadelphia with transatlantic and Caribbean shipping docking on the riverbank where the Route 29 tunnel is today. Trenton Landing was a key supply station for American forces during the Revolutionary War and the port thrived into the early 19th century as sailing vessels began to be replaced by steamboats. Decline came as the Delaware and Raritan Canal and the railroads took business away from the waterfront from the 1830s onward, but Trenton maintained a portly presence well into the 20th century with its marine terminal. This presentation will draw heavily on the historical and archaeological studies carried out over the past 20 years in connection with the reconstruction of Route 29.
Richard Hunter is President of Hunter Research, Inc., a Trenton-based historic preservation consulting firm founded in 1986. The company provides historical, archaeological and historic architectural services to a wide range of public, private and non-profit clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Dr. Hunter holds a Ph.D. in historical geography from Rutgers University, an M.A. in archaeological science from Bradford University, U.K. and a B.A. in archaeology and geography from Birmingham University, U.K. A long-time resident of Hopewell Township, he currently serves as a Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commissioner, a trustee of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and a board member of the Trenton Downtown Association. He is a past President of Preservation New Jersey and a former member of the New Jersey Historic Sites Review Board. Dr. Hunter has authored numerous articles on topics of New Jersey history and archaeology and he lectures frequently throughout the region.
This talk is a Delaware River Heritage Lecture sponsored by the Delaware River Greenway Partnership. It is open to the public free of charge.
The Pittore Justice Center is located at 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, NJ. Metered parking is available in the adjacent lot and on nearby streets.
Saturday, May 20, 2-3pm
Rutgers Landscape & Nursery
Rutgers University’s Bruce Crawford discusses native plants that enhance your garden and support our natural environment. Sponsored by Rutgers Nursery and Delaware River Greenway Partnership.
This is a free event.
TOM FOLK, PhD.
Author, The Pennsylvania Impressionists
“Delaware River Views by the Pennsylvania Impressionists”
“Delaware River Views by the Pennsylvania Impressionists” is the title of an illustrated talk on Monday April 10 at 7 PM in the Pittore Justice Center in Lambertville, NJ. The speaker is art historian Tom Folk, author of Pennsylvania Impressionists and the leading authority on the subject. This distinctively American school of Impressionist landscape painting focused on preserving views of the Delaware River. Starting in1898, painters settled along the river and the canal from New Hope to Point Pleasant. The river towns and landscapes — some views have changed while others have not — are featured in many of the best known works of this school. The paintings of Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Charles Rosen and many others will be discussed.
Dr. Tom Folk is regarded as the leading authority on the Pennsylvania Impressionists. He published the first book on this subject in 1997 and has organized more than a dozen museum exhibitions of paintings by the New Hope Impressionists. He is currently working on the definitive catalogue of the works of Edward Redfield, the leading painter of this group. Folk was formerly curator at the James Michener Museum in Doylestown. He has also published many articles on American ceramics. He is on the Education Committee of the Appraisers Association of America, and teaches at New York University.
Metered parking is available at the Pittore Center, located at 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, NJ and along adjacent streets.
The talk is one in a series presented by the Delaware River Greenway Partnership on different aspects of the cultural and natural history of the Delaware River. The series is open to the public free of charge. “Trenton—A Forgotten Port Community” will be the subject of a lecture by noted archaeologist Richard Hunter on May 22. Two more talks are planned for fall 2017.
The Delaware River Greenway Partnership, (DRGP), is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 that works to bring individuals, communities, businesses, recreational users, and all levels of government together to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Delaware River and its tributaries.
This is a free event.