|When you walk through old historic towns like
Hackettstown, past the beautiful old homes, you can't help but wonder,
'what was it have been like to live there 100 years ago?' Behind the
lace curtains and the stained glass, the wrap-around porches and the
grand front doors ', you think, 'what does it looks like inside?' Are
there fabulous fireplaces, beautiful wood floors, ornate woodwork and
wonderful antiques? Who built the house, and who lives there now?
You're more than curious.
Once again, Hackettstown will offer answers to
some of those questions as it gets ready for the 2008 Historic House
Tour, held in June. The hugely successful event will feature five of
Hackettstown's grand Victorian homes, a tea at Centenary College and
guided tours of the historic Olde Burial Ground.
So, what does it take to put a house tour
On Thursday, March 6, the Hackettstown Historical
Society will present an insider's view into the Historic House Tour;
selecting the house, the homes which have been featured, the
interesting architecture, and a sneak peek into the homes that will be
opened to the public this year. The program begins at 7:30 pm and all
are invited to attend.
"The people are wonderful, the houses are
fabulous, and it's a very exciting day," says Mary Litwhiler, of the
Historic House Tour Committee. "It's an opportunity to go back in time
without leaving our neighborhood!"