Locktender’s House Closed for Winter 2022-2023

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KHS Annual Meeting December 6 2022

The 2022 Kingston Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 O’Clock PM. The meeting will be “hybrid” – in person at the Kingston Firehouse and also virtually by Zoom.

After a very brief business meeting including reports and election of Trustees, there will be an illustrated program:

The D. & R. Canal State Park: Sustaining a Key New Jersey Asset.  

The program includes two Powerpoint presentations, one prepared by Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition (MVPC) members and one by the Canal Park Historian of NJ DEP Division of Parks, Forestry and Historic Sites.

The D&R Canal played a significant role in Kingston’s history. Today the canal and its State Park is a key part of the Kingston Greenway and a major recreational resource for Kingstonians. KHS’s headquarters are in one of the State Park’s historic canal houses.

The presentations were originally prepared for a Millstone Valley Scenic Byway Stakeholders meeting. KHS is a partner in the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition, the sponsor of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway. The Byway includes Laurel Avenue, part of Main Street/ Route 27 and Church Street as well as River Road. The D&R Canal State Park is the core and unifying element of the Byway Corridor. The Corridor is a mix of preserved natural areas, farmland, historic villages (of which Kingston is the most significant), sites and districts and a major recreational resource for Central New Jersey.

To Attend Virtually (via Zoom.us)

The meeting is free and all are welcome; those wishing to attend virtually should request a link at https://www.khsnj.org/talk/ Access to the meeting begins at 6:45 PM, fifteen minutes before the meeting starts. Please mute audio and video during the presentation.

– RvZ