Videos of Talks

This page holds links to talks sponsored or co-sponsored by the Kingston Historical Society dealing with various aspects of Kingston, New Jersey’s history.

100 Years of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company (2024)

A talk by George Luck Jr. on May 14th at 7:30 PM

“100 Years of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company” (video)

Community fire protection for Kingston, New Jersey began with an organizational meeting on February 29, 1924. The Kingston Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (as it was then officially named) received a state charter later in that year.

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, former chief George Luck, Jr. will present an illustrated talk covering the history and membership of the fire company.

About Our Speaker:

Fire Chief George Luck Jr, now retired from fire company leadership, is also vice president of the Kingston Historical Society and a familiar presenter of history in Central New Jersey.

He has spent over 50 years in the Fire Company and is fascinated with learning about the organization’s past.

George Luck Jr.

Kingston Presbyterian History Video (2023)

Speakers are Rev Sharyl M Dixon, pastor and George Luck, Jr.
introduced by Robert von Zumbusch, president of the Kingston Historical Society. With presentations by leaders of our three townships.

Reflections of Our Past, 1723-2023,

Taverns and Inns of Kingston Video (2023)

Half way between New York and Philadelphia, Kingston, New Jersey was a natural place for inns and taverns for travelers. On May 6, George Luck Jr. led a walk down Main Street describing Kingston’s history through its inns and taverns.

Find the video HERE

Kingston: Main Street Reflections (2022)

The evening of stories about Kingston’s Main Street through the eyes of longtime residents. The program was recorded June 22, 2022 at the Kingston Fire House. Program was led and organized by Anne Zeman

This video is hosted on (thank you!)

Why is Kingston Here? (2022)

A talk for community members given at the Kingston NJ Firehouse on February 8, 2022, by George Luck Jr. and Charlie Dieterich. This talk covers Kingston New Jersey from prehistory to the present, in an informal style. For more details visit THIS PAGE

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 Railroad historian John Kilbride.
Sponsored by the Kingston Greenways Association and co-sponsored by Kingston Historical Society.

John Kilbride speaks in virtual tour with illustrations. The end of the video is a ste of photos from the Walk. This links to a video on

Kingston Schools (Annual Meeting 2016)

Our annual meeting in 2016 featured a community conversation on schools in Kingston, NJ. Here’s a video of the presentation, complete with discussion. Anne Zeman led the presentation, with members of the Kingston community adding commentary. (Event Page)

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KINGSTON: Crossroads to History (2001)

Community produced video about the history of Kingston, New Jersey featuring:

  • Deputy Mayor Frank Gambatese South Brunswick Township
  • Jeanette Muser Author of Rocky Hill, Kingston, and Griggstown
  • George Luck, Kingston Historian
  • Lew Sincak, Lou’s Barber Shop, Kingston, NJ
  • Byrdy Sincak, Ladies Auxiliary of Kingston Fire Department
  • Robert von Zumbusch, Princeton and Kingston Historian

This video is hosted on (thank you!)

South Brunswick Council:
Debra Johnson, Mayor
Frank Gambatese, Deputy Mayor
Carol Barrett
Ed Luciano
Ted Van Hessen

South Brunswick Historic Preservation Task Force:
Glenn Davis
Dennis Farrelly
Frank Gambatese
Corrington Hwong
Ceil Leedom
Tim McDermott
Catherine Pierdinock
Roger Potts
Arthur Robinson
FrankRagany, Jr.

Producers: James Boyd & Anne Zeman
Written by: Anne Zeman
Directed by: James Boyd
Narration: Paul Payton
Post Production: Royal Stewart Entertainment
Rubber Ball Recording Studios

Kingston Volunteer Fire Company
George Luck, Jr., Chief
Jim Luck, assistant chief
50 year veterans
Norman Luck
James McDonald
Karl Eisenmann
Les Luck, Jr.
Charles Petrillo

Kinston Historical Society:
Corrington Hwong, President
Robert von Zumbusch, Vice President
Susan Rittling, Treasurer
Anne Zeman, Educational CHair and Archivist
Nat Clymer and Bernie Olear, Membership
Trustees; Doug Kiovsky, Carolyn Siva, and Laura Overton

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