Calling all plein air painters and photographers to enjoy the scenic Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead property for our Saturday, June 22 event taking place from 10-3. The historic barns, out buildings and the 1800s homestead combine to make a painters paradise of subject matter and color. The historic buildings are positioned in a natural setting that include access and views of the beautiful Delaware River and surrounding wooded canopy. Although the hours are stated as 10-3, artists and photographers are welcome to come anytime from sunrise and sunset to capture special lighting. A potluck lunch will be at 1:00...please bring a dish to share.
Artist and Knowlton Township Historic Commission member Ken Metcalf will host the event. Ken is an accomplished artist and will be will be on hand for the day.
The event is FREE and open to amateur and accomplished artists/photographers alike. Donations are always appreciated to help support events at Ramsaysburg.
Onsite parking and portable restroom facilities are available.
The event will take place at the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead, a historic property settled in 1795 by Irish immigrants James and Adam Ramsay. It is located along the banks of the Delaware River in Warren County’s scenic countryside. The Ramsaysburg Homestead is owned by the state of New Jersey and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead is located at 140 Route 46 at the junction of State Highway Route 46 and Hope-Ramseyburg Road, just south of the historic village of Delaware, New Jersey 07833. From Route 80 take Exit 4 and head east on Rt. 46 for 4.3 miles. For more information visit the website at www.ramsaysburg.org or send your email to RamsaysburgHomestead@gmail.com.
Ramsaysburg’s structures have been significantly restored thanks to important grant support from the Garden State Historic Trust Fund/NJ Historic Trust, The Warren County Municipal and Charitable Conservancy Trust Fund, The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission, The National Park Service/Martins Jacoby Watershed Association and The Delaware River Greenway Partnership and the kind cooperation of the NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Knowlton Township Historic Commission gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the many friends of Ramsaysburg who have given generously of their time and talent. Volunteers are always welcome.
In 2017 Knowlton Township Historic Commission celebrated twenty years since its establishment in 1997. In addition to preserving the Ramsaysburg Historic Site, the Commission has worked with the State Office of Historic Preservation to recognize local historic districts and sites and to highlight the area’s rural agricultural history. Today Knowlton Township boasts many working farms, some held for generations by farming families dating back to the early 1800s.
See you on June 22!