Town of Boonton 150th Birthday Reception - September 22, 2017 5pm-10pm
On September 22, 2017 from 5pm-10pm we will celebrate our Town's 150th Birthday at the historic Boonton Station 1904, 202 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton.
Doors open at 3pm and a buffet will be served starting at 5pm and throughout the evening. Buffet items include Mini tuna tartare tacos, Fried calamari, Penne absolut, Gnocchi Bolognese, Crudite platter, Filet mignon on garlic toast, Antipasti/cheese and meat platter, Lemon chicken, Sliders, Mini crab cakes, Shrimp cocktail.
Entertainment begins at 6pm with the band Frisky Business playing your favorite classic rock hits.
$45 per ticket includes one-time admission to Boonton Station, buffet and entertainment. Cash bar. 21 and over please. Tickets are for one entry per person. No readmission.
Local historic organizations will be on hand to showcase our town's history.
A little bit about the Town of Boonton:
Boonton became a separate municipality, and was incorporated as a Town under a charter granted by the State
Legislature in March, 1867. The area within the limits of the new Town was formerly part of the old Townships of Pequannock and Hanover. Under the charter, the new Town was governed by a seven-man Board of Trustees, but, by an amendment to the charter in 1872, authority was vested in the Mayor and Common Council, now known as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Boonton's charter of 1867 was a milestone in the long history of the Town. More than a century earlier the village of Boonetown (Booneton, Boonton) was established on the Rockaway River, about a mile and a half downstream from the center of the present Town. As early as 1747, Obadiah Baldwin operated an iron refining forge at that place, where water power was in ample supply, and raw materials, such as iron ore and wood for charcoal, were not too far away. Under David Ogden, the owner of the site and a large tract of surrounding land, and, later, under his son, Samuel, the ironworks was enlarged, and a village of workmen and their families emerged. This village was named by the Ogdens "Boone-Towne" in honor of the Colonial Governor, Thomas Boone, in the year 1761.
Boonton Station (View)
202 Myrtle Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005
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