The Colonial History of Flemington Borough

april, 2019

tue16apr7:00 pmtue9:00 pmThe Colonial History of Flemington Borough7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Flemington Historic Preservation Commission, 38 Park Ave, Flemington, New Jersey 08822Event Type :History & Local HeritageEvent Type 2:Flemington


Event Details

On April 16, join 18th Century patriots, Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Lowery (played by Cynthia and Vann Smith), for a fun evening of story-telling and historic frivolity at the Main Branch of the County Library!

The Lowerys will entertain attendees with stories of Colonial Flemington with a focus on their early lives here as immigrants from Ireland and their relationship with the Fleming family. The Colonel will also tell us about his time in Flemington as a merchant.

He also served as Quartermaster to George Washington during the Revolution. His warehouse in Flemington, containing stores for the Patriots, was the object of a British raiding party from Penny Town. This raid resulted in the skirmish with the Flemington Militia led by John Schenk at Geary’s Ridge and the death of Cornet Francis Geary who led the British Cavalry.

Esther Fleming Lowery was also active during the Revolution. She raised large sums of money to purchase food and clothes to supply Washington’s Army. Following the Revolution, Esther was one of the Ladies of Trenton who funded and planned the reception to welcome George Washington to New Jersey.

April 16, 7 pm. Main Branch of the County Library. Free. Reservations Required.

This event is being co-hosted by the Flemington Historic Preservation Commission and the Hunterdon 300 Committee.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Flemington Historic Preservation Commission

38 Park Ave, Flemington, New Jersey 08822