December 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Events & Activities, News

Take the LHT to the Brearley House for that great Scottish Tradition – Hogmanay.

Hogmanay is an old Scottish traditional way of greeting the new year.  Celebrants are encouraged to write down any bad things that happened in the old year and throw them on the fire pile before it is ignited.  The festive blaze generally lasts about an hour, leaving time for people to attend other events later in the evening.

Even if you drive the the celebration, you can still take the LHT. The Princeton Pike Corporate Center will be open for parking for the event this year, to help the  THE LAWRENCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY celebrate their 15th  annual Hogmanay bonfire on New Year’s Eve.

For the first time this year, guests will park in the Princeton Pike Corporate Center parking lot, which they will enter at the traffic light at Lenox Drive, 100 yards south of Meadow Road.  From the parking lot, they may walk a lighted portion of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail ¼ mile to the bonfire site or ride in the free shuttle-bus.   Firemasters Joe Logan and Tom Ledwith will light the fire at 6 PM in the Great Meadow  next to the 1761 Brearley House.

This hugely popular free event features free hot cocoa, cider, donut holes and bagpipe music.  The historical society gratefully thanks  Stark & Stark Law Firm, Princeton Pike Corporate Center, Terhune Orchards and individual donors for their generous support.

Further details and directions are available at the Society’s website: