Blawenburg Church part of ‘Weekend Journey’ Oct. 14-15Posted on September 17, 2017
The historic Blawenburg Church on Route 518 in Blawenburg will participate in the Somerset County Weekend Journey through the Past on October 14 – 15. More than 25 historic locations throughout Somerset County are participating in the Weekend Journey, which is sponsored by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. All activities are free.
The church has been in continuous operation since it was built as a Dutch Reformed Church in 1832. It has original pews and retains many other original architectural features. The sanctuary will be open on Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for exhibits of pictures, artifacts, and documents. Docents will provide information about the church and its history.
On Sunday, October 15, the tours and exhibits will continue from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A special concert will be presented by organist Kathleen S. Connolly at 2:00 pm. It will include a stirring rendition of “The Battle of Trenton” by James Hewitt. This work is a 15-minute blow-by-blow keyboard sonata depicting the events of the historic battle. It was written in 1797 and dedicated to George Washington. A repertoire of traditional American music will also be included in the concert.
Blawenburg Village, Blawenburg Church, and Blawenburg Village Preschool are all on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Information about the church and the Weekend Journey are available at BlawenburgChurch.org
Source: Blawenburg Church