Fall Equinox Drum Circle: September 21

Knowlton Township Historic Commission is pleased to announce that drum group Aduna (The Tree of Life) will hold a drum circle to unite people and listen to the healing rhythms of West African regions of Senegal, Mali, Guinea and the Ivory Coast . 

Hosted by lead drummers Laura Dempsey and Shelley Janes with backup drummer Lori Gold. Some of the instruments Aduna will perform with are the Djembe, Djun Djun and Congas. Aduna meets weekly in Ogdensburg, NJ.

The event, which will be held in the Ramsaysburg barn, is FREE and will take place rain or shine. The event will begin at 6:00 and end at dusk (about 8:30). 

No experience necessary to come and join in this unique experience. Bring your own drum, instrument and/or dancing shoes. OR just come to watch and celebrate the beginning of autumn. The event is open to all from the community and surrounding region. Families welcome! 

The Aduna group is always growing, changing, learning and studying the vast rhythms of Africa. Drum circles are a very unique experience that heal the soul while having lots of fun. It is a great way to unite people! 

Riverside Fall Festival, October 6, 2019

The Knowlton Township Historic Commission will host the annual Riverside Fall Festival at the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead on Sunday, October 6, from noon to 5pm. There is no admission fee and ample free parking.

Attendees can taste an assortment of locally-grown apples, as well as cider pressed on-site. Children can create corn-husk dolls and participate in a variety of activities. The 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, Company B will demonstrate a period encampment. Winterberries Yarn Shop will provide a spinning demonstration and pop up yarn shop. Quilts, on loan from Sharon Kubich, president of the Evening Star Quilters, will also be on display. Marty Ridder, of Marty’s Clock Clinic will demonstrate antique clocks and explain their place in history. E&R Mathez farm will be on hand to explain the benefits of river-friendly farming as well as offer samplings of their delicious honey. There will also be opportunity to sample a variety of selections from local wineries. 

The Ministers of Apollo will perform Irish/ English/American music of the 1780s to pre-Civil War era. Humpty Junior’s will offer an array of delicious food for purchase.

A special art exhibit, entitled Landscapes in Peril, will include work that depicts precious local landscapes, particularly those threatened by a proposed DOT Rock Fall mitigation project through the scenic Delaware Water Gap.

Mt. Tammany by Rita Baragona

The Ramsaysburg Homestead is a twelve-acre historical park along the Delaware River in Knowlton Township. The property and the structures on it—a tavern, barn, cottage, smokehouse and shed—were built from 1800 to 1870, and represent the activity that occurred at the homestead during its heyday. A natural amphitheater stretches from the historic structure to the bank of the Delaware River, a serene setting for picnics. 

As always, visitors can enjoy the interpretive nature trail through the property, exchange stories around the firepit, a self-guided slide show about the era of timber rafting, and relish magnificent seasonal views along Delaware River. Pets are welcome on a leash.

The Ramsaysburg Homestead is located on Route 46 east at the intersection with Ramseyburg Rd. in Delaware, NJ. For more information please check the website, www.ramsaysburg.org or on Facebook.

The Knowlton Twp. Historic Commission received an operating support grant from the Warren County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.