So your history has got a bit of mystery? Discover your inner super sleuth with the
Historic Homecoming Hunt!
Follow the hints to solve each clue at the historic sites that you visit. The entry with all the answers will be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Entries must be submitted to HistoricHomecoming@franklinnj.gov no later than
11:59 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Franklin Township Library
Which "famous" person wished the Franklin Township Library good luck in its new home in 1980?
The Aid and Detective Society of Franklin Park offered a $100 reward for the theft of what?
Can you name one member of the Franklin Township Committee in 1873?
Griggstown Reformed Church
I can be found on top of a hill or wave;
or I can be a feathery attachment to a helmet.
Sometimes I crown the head of a bird,
But at Griggstown Reformed I depict royalty and faith.
Griggstown Bridgetender’s House
Ogdon Nash wrote- "I don't mind eels, except as meals. And the way they feels". In 1860 they loved eels as meals. Don't make a gaffe, spot our eel gaff.
Kingston Lock-tender’s House
This, in times of old, weighed grain to be priced and sold.
In this, accounts of trade and many books were laid.
Long gone the trains, but this sign remains.
Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery
This, a list contains, of those with here-buried remains.
Van Duyn-Van Wickle House
There's a number
That's hard to see
It starts with one
And ends in three
It's written on something
From the land
A change of hands
There's one in the back
And one in the front
It can be open
The same time it's shut
It has two but
Makes only one
And it's used by
Hageman Farm (House)
You talk to it then
It says what you say
But it doesn't talk back
It's hi-tech for its day
Big and bulky
And not pretty decor
Made by a famous
New Jersey inventor
East Millstone Bridge-tender's House
One if by sea
Two if by land
A large "A" marks the swing bridge
On which these men stand