Talk (Directions and Registration)

There are no upcoming talks from the Kingston Historical Society.

You are invited to visit our displays at the Kingston Lock-Tender’s House on the Delaware and Raritan Canal, see HERE for details.

[Note: This registration page is updated with each new talk.]

Our most recent talk was:

Kingston Historical Society Spring 2024 Talk will be held on Tuesday Evening, May 14 at 7:30 PM at the Kingston Fire House, Kingston, New Jersey (USA.)

To view a video of this talk, click HERE

This meeting is “Hybrid”- you may attend at the Kingston Firehouse or pre-register to attend via

On this page…

“100 Years of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company”

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.

Attending Meeting and Talk:

The KHS Annual Meeting is being offered as a “Hybrid” event. You may attend in person or attend via web meeting. Web attendance requires prior registration (see below.)

This event will be recorded. If you attend in person, you agree that your image may be recorded and made available on the Internet. If you attend via Zoom, and do not use a microphone or camera, you will not be recorded.

An edited recording of portions of the presentation will be available via this website following the talk.

To Attend in Person at the Firehouse:

The presentation will be at the Kingston Firehouse, 8 Heathcote Road (also known as Heathcote Brook Road) in Kingston, NJ 08528.

Attending at the Firehouse does not require registration. We will pass around a sign-in sheet during the event. In case of bad weather, please check this webpage before the event for any updates.

Note that the Firehouse is not wheelchair accessible.

Parking and Public Transit

Please do not park in front of or beside the fire station. The Firehouse is a short walk from parking on Main Street (Route 27) and also Euclid Ave. There is no parking on Heathcote Road. There may be a few parking spots directly behind the Firehouse.

Suburban Transit’s Princeton route stops at the corner of Heathcote/Laurel and Main Street.


Map showing Fire house in downtown kingston
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Kingston Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
8 Heathcote Road
Kingston, NJ 08528-0222

The Kingston Historical Society thanks the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company for making the fire hall available for this meeting.
To learn more about the KVFC at their website:

To Attend via Zoom Meeting:

This talk will also be available using, a teleconferencing service. It offers both video attendance and audio teleconference phone attendance. To attend by Zoom, you must pre-register at ZOOM.US

How zoom registration works:

The registration will ask your name and an email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation sent to your email address containing a link and information about ways to use to join our meeting and talk.

Button link is:

Save the email you receive; it contains the meeting link. Access to the meeting begins at 7:15 PM, fifteen minutes before the meeting starts. Please mute your audio and video during the presentation.

This page ( is re-used for each new KHS talk… the recordings of earlier talks are available below:

Link to our November 2023 Annual Meeting talk,

Link to videos of previous talks and walks