-The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton will be hosting its annual Gala benefit on March 6, at 6 p.m. at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington. As part of this annual benefit, the museum honors people who have done great service to the museum or the community at large as Guardians of History. This year’s Guardians of History are Dorothea M. Connolly, Marcia Karrow, and J. Richard Pierce.
Marcia Karrow has long served the New Jersey public on the local, county, and state levels. From 2006 to 2009, Karrow was a member of the State Senate and General Assembly, serving serving on several committees, including the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, Senate Labor Committee, Assembly Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee, and the Legislator’s Task Force on Higher Education and the Economy. Karrow also was the Assistant Director of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury from 1997 to 2002, a member of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1999-2006, and Raritan Township Committeewoman from 1994-2002.
Topping off her achievements, Karrow was the Chair of the Hunterdon County Tricentennial Committee. History has long been a part of Karrow’s life, as she pursued a history degree at Smith College concentrating on Greek and Roman history, followed by a Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Art History from the University of Michigan. Of course, history played an even more central part of Karrow’s life during 2014, when she chaired the Hunterdon County 300th Committee. “It was an amazing experience,” said Karrow. “The year zoomed by at lightning pace. It was an enormous challenge and very gratifying…I have never been part of anything like this and probably never will be again.” Karrow’s efforts helped make the county’s once in a lifetime anniversary celebration possible.
Karrow, along with Connolly and Pierce, will be honored at the Red Mill Museum Village’s annual Gala benefit on March 6 at Hawk Pointe Golf Club. Tickets are $95 for museum members and $115 for non-members, and are available on the museum’s website,www.theredmill.org/galafundraiser.html. For more information, please call Tim Betz, Curator of Public Programs at 908-735-4101, extension 102.