A Saturday Afternoon walk led by George Luck, Jr. Half way between New York and Philadelphia, Kingston was a natural place for inns and taverns for travelers. The first inn/tavern was established by Henry Greenland in 1683 on the west side of the Millstone River; subsequent taverns/inns were all on the east side. The walk … Continue reading "KINGSTON’s INNS and TAVERNS"


Rockingham: Children’s Day (CANCELLED)

84 Lauel Ave. Route 603, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ

News comes from Rockingham that they have had to cancel this event. Our friends at Rockingham State Historic Site will be holding their annual Children's Day in person this year. 18th century games &toys, crafts and presentations on 18th century life (dress-up) are just some of the activities planned for that Sunday afternoon.Co Sponsored by … Continue reading "Rockingham: Children’s Day (CANCELLED)"


Kingston’s Main Street Reflections

Kingston Fire House

NOTE: Date is now Wednesday, June 22. The Kingston Historical Society will present stories of Main Street through the eyes of longtime residents. This talk will be a "Hybrid" talk, with options to attend in person of via For directions or to pre-register for Zoom (required), visit our "Talk" page: Follow this link to … Continue reading "Kingston’s Main Street Reflections"


Kingston Picnic

The perfect end to a summer Saturday. Bring a chair, blanket, and a picnic and enjoy live music and the delightful company of your friends and neighbors! Where: Kingston Park (Lauel Ave. Schoolyard) 5:30 or so: Bring a picnic and a blanket/chairs6 PM Music By Phil Orr & Steve Hiltner8 PM Movie: Kingston: Crossroads of … Continue reading "Kingston Picnic"


Holiday Tree Lighting 2022

Locktender's House Kingston, NJ 39 Old Lincoln Highway, 08540

Come down to the Locktender's House! The Kingston Historical Society, with help from the Kingston Womens Chorus will brighten the canal at our traditional tree lighting. Event will be at 4:30 PM. Dress warmly!

KHS Annual Meeting & Program

Kingston Fire House

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Kingston Historical Society, Kingston, NJ will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, December 6th, at the Kingston Fire House and also via videoconference and audio conference via Zoom. Our program for the evening: The D. & R. Canal State Park: Sustaining a Key New Jersey Asset. For a … Continue reading "KHS Annual Meeting & Program"


Taverns of Kingston-postponed to May 6

NOTE: Rain Date Saturday, May 6th You can still register for the May 6 event at: HTTPS://WWW.KHSNJ.ORG/WALKREGISTRATION Because of heavy rain forecast for April 29, we decided to postpone the event to May 6th. Read more about it HERE

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