The land above the Helderberg escarpment was settled by German speakers from the river-bottom land along the Rhine, forced out by religious wars. Their story is as rich as the mythic story of the Pilgrims and should be told.
Lance Moore, whose family has been involved with theater for many generations, is part of a real-life drama as he rescued a historic inn in Freehold to open a restaurant, and now awaits regular local patrons.
A small country community named Knowersville was developing around the railroad station following the Civil War. With rail access, it was becoming a summer retreat for families from New York and Albany.
There were several hotels by the railway and a resort hotel on the hill beyond named Kushaqua.
Marijo Dougherty, curator of the village archives and museum, has displayed an auto-racing poster for the upcoming Fair Week, as well as reproduced pictures of Lee Wallard, a famed dirt track racer who won the 1951 Indianapolis 500.