Tuesday, April 23, 2013
May 5 event will be held at Middle Valley Community Center.
The Middle Valley Community Center along with the Washington Township Historical Society will host the May event for Washington Township’s 275th Anniversary. The event, “275 years of Music in the Valley” will be an entertaining musical journey from the earliest hymn to songs actually performed in the Long Valley Inn. This concert will include samples from 1738 to today. Performances by Andy and David Goessling, Evan Lane and others will lead the audience on an interesting and humorous musical tour of Long Valley as heard through the ears of musicians. The program will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at the lovely and historic Middle Valley Community Center (also known as The Chapel) which is located at the corner of Route 513 (West …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Washington Township Recreation Department looking for resident input.
We've said it before and we'll say it for the rest of the year: Happy 275th Birthday, Long Valley! That's right, we're getting older–but wiser, of course–and it's time to celebrate an historic 275 years here in Washington Township. The Historical Society is running a presentation program, and there are other plans in the works from local groups. The Washington Township Recreation Committee is looking for resident input about what kind of event it should hold this summer. The group has a plethora of options to choose from. Vote in our poll below for how you'd like to celebrate 275 years with the rec committee. As always, thanks for your participation!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
2013 marks the 275th birthday of German settlers arriving in the area.
The year 1738 marked the arrival of a band of German settlers to Middle Valley who had fled Europe to find religious freedom. The year 2013 marks the 275th anniversary of that settlement in Washington Township. To kick off a year-long celebration, several members of the Historical Society will be presenting three lectures/presentations on different facets of the township. These will be held on three consecutive Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The series is free and refreshments will be served. We hope you find the series informational and hope many of you will participate in the special celebration activities throughout the year! January 12 – Bob Pennisi will give a slide presentation titled “Railroads of Morris County in the …