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New Mural Presents Bridge Street, Wampum Belt Figures, and Collapsing Time

Since late summer, visitors to the Lambertville Free Public Library have been treated to a dazzling vision of Time, Nature and our sister river towns. Bob Heath Jr. sought a mural for the rear wall of his neighboring Exxon Station … Continue reading

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Restoring Lambertville’s Old Jail

Steps are underway to restore Lambertville’s old stone jail in picturesque Mary E. Sheridan Park, between the gazebo and The Kalmia Club. The Lambertville Historical Society is working with the City of Lambertville on the restoration, and we seek help … Continue reading

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Steve Meserve on Shad Fishing, Lambertville’s Venerable Hobby

“History, family, environment and community” motivate Steve Meserve and his crew to fish for shad each year. On May 12 Steve hosted an LHS group on Lewis Island. In the iconic cabin, he reviewed Lambertville’s best-known tradition and his family’s … Continue reading

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Local Artists Discuss History, Technique and Inspiration – Part 3

Following is the last set of insights from artists participating in Plein Air Plus on March 10. What is there about Lambertville and the Delaware Valley’s historic character that inspires you as a painter? History and character of the area. I feel … Continue reading

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Local Artists Discuss History, Technique and Inspiration – Part 2

Today’s snowy weather would not have kept Edward Redfield, the renowned New Hope impressionist dedicated to plein air painting, indoors. He was known to stand for hours outside to paint his iconic wintry scenes. In advance of Plein Air Plus on March 10, … Continue reading

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Local Artists Discuss History, Technique and Inspiration

Plein Air Plus takes place March 10! In 2013 the Lambertville Historical Society launched this community-oriented fundraising event to draw upon one of the key themes that has defined the Delaware Valley for more than a century, namely art. Initially, … Continue reading

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Touring Mount Hope’s Hillside with John Holly

In 1903 Sarah A. Gallagher, at the age of 81, published “Early History of Lambertville, N.J.” She concluded the work with a remarkable poem in which she contemplates the industrialization of her city “while resting on Mt. Hope’s green hillside.” With … Continue reading

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Even More Holiday Memories from Lambertville Area Musicians

Sue Jaques 4-SHES “Hallelujah” Musically, I grew up in the late ‘40s, 50s and 60s, so the holiday songs hard-wired into my brain are mostly from that period. My dad played his favorites on our “record player,” later a stereo, … Continue reading

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More Holiday Memories from Lambertville Musicians

Our next fundraiser concert, showcasing the Lambertville area’s best musicians performing traditional and original holiday songs, is from 8-10 pm Wednesdsay, November 29, at Havana, 105 S. Main Street, New Hope. There is a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the … Continue reading

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Holiday Music Memories and Musings from our Fundraiser Musicians

For the sixth year, the Lambertville Historical Society is conducting a fundraiser that showcases the Lambertville area’s best musicians performing traditional and original holiday songs. There are 19 songs on the CD, “Season’s Greetings from Lambertville 2017,” which can be … Continue reading

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